Someone Help Me Please – Live Event – Garland, TX

Game: Someone Help Me Please
Type: Live Event
Location: Corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland, TX
Date: July 28, 2012 at 12 CST
Status: Incomplete

Got an email tip about a live event this upcoming Saturday from

Live Event on 7/28@12CST, part of the SomeoneHelpMePlease ARG. Wearing a mask is encouraged. Meeting with character “Nathan Liebert” and planning an attack on the “Three Frogs” research center. Possible swag, still being determined if we have the supplies for it. Meeting place is the corner of South Glenbrook and Carroll Drive, Garland TX, under ‘Nathan’s Lamp Post’.

If you aren’t going to ARGFest in Toronto this week and are near the Dallas/Fort Worth area, this might be a great opportunity to participate in a live event where it’s not a first come, first served race to find one item desired by hundreds of people.

PS – The text is a cut/paste direct from the email, so it really does say CST instead of CDT – although I’m guessing it probably is just a typo (no one ever gets time zone stuff right).

Further Information: Unfiction thread

Legends of Alcatraz – Live Event – Brooklyn

Game: Legends of Alcatraz
Type: Live Event
Location: Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower – 1 Hanson Place, New York, NY 11217
Date: February 17, 2012 at 7:30pm
Status: Complete

Legends of Alcatraz is having another live event tonight (although you would hardly know it as it hasn’t been mentioned by @AlcatrazLegends and I’m fairly certain that the website didn’t always load the Heist information first) – this time on the opposite side of the country at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn.

The adventure continues in Brooklyn
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower
Friday, Feb 17 7:30pm

1 Hanson Place, New York, NY 11217

  • The event will last approximately 2-3 hours.
  • Parking is not provided.
  • If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Valid ID required.

Exact details to be announced here and on Twitter: @AlcatrazLegends #LegendsofAlcatraz

Hopefully @AlcatrazLegends will provide more exact details soon (like if there is a cap on the number of participants) although it’s entirely possible with the almost extreme lack of promotion of this event that it may not be too crowded. Still, if you can, I’d get there early.

Further Information:

Legends of Alcatraz – Live Event – San Francisco

Game: Legends of Alcatraz
Type: Live Event
Location: Alcatraz, San Francisco, CA
Date: January 27-29, 2012 9:14pm
Capacity: First 302 people at Pier 33 at 6:00pm
Status: Concluded

Fox’s new series Alcatraz premiered on Monday night (January 16) and to promote it, they’ve launched a campaign that “task[s players] to solve perplexing anomalies and crack the many puzzles that surround [Alcatraz]. The search will lead some of you to seek out clues in the city streets, and may even bring those who dare to the island itself.”

Visiting leads you to a puzzle where you must determine at what time the Alcatraz Spaghetti Riot was scheduled to start.

(Highlight to read method spoiler)

The missing letters from the sign are Roman Numerals: CMXIV which is 914 or 9:14

Inputting 9:14 into the answer box gives you a message that “It Begins” on January 27, 28 and 29 at 9:14 at Alcatraz. The linked twitter account @AlcatrazLegends shows off a photo of a metal box that just so happens to have been received by several different bloggers, so it’s possible that more boxes may be given away to those that show up.

It’s hard to say at this point in time what Fox has up its sleeve for event but at least they scheduled this for the weekend so you wouldn’t necessarily have to take off from work if you didn’t want to. If you need to be on the island by 9:14, has a tour that leaves Pier 33 at 9:00am but it costs $26 so take that into consideration before deciding to see what may (or may not) happen (unless of course Fox springs for a chartered boat to take some lucky people out to Alcatraz or you know where to find cheaper tickets). Hopefully @AlcatrazLegends will provide more details soon.

Update: Fox has finally given us more information about what will be happening.

Dr. Soto has arranged exclusive night-time access to the Rock for those interested in helping him solve mysteries for his new book “LEGENDS OF ALCATRAZ”

The first 302 volunteers to check in when and where we say on Friday are selected.

    What to bring:
  • A flashlight
  • Warm Clothes
  • A comfortable pair of shoes
  • Event lasts approximately 2-3 hours. Food and drink are not provided.
  • Parking is not provided.
  • If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Valid ID required.

Exact details to be announced here and on Twitter: @AlcatrazLegends #LegendsofAlcatraz

Update 2: The first 302 people to check in at Pier 33 starting at 6:00pm will be selected. The boat leaves at 7:00pm so if you get selected, be prepared to hang out so you don’t miss the boat.

Further Information:

Zoetrap – Live Event – San Francisco, CA

Game: Zoetrap
Type: Live Event
Location: Room 2413 at Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA
Date: Monday, October 31, 2011
Status: Concluded

Storyworld 2011 is taking place in San Francisco this week and at least one new ARG is taking advantage.

Oliver Drew is an Occult Transmedia producer who had planned to present some workshops at Storyworld where he would demonstrate “how to harness the power of the spirit world as a transmedia platform.” Except that during a Twitter seance last night, something went wrong and now he’s missing.

His girlfriend, @eva_lake is asking / begging anyone in the area to go check out his room to see if they can find any clues as to what happened to him.

I’m begging everyone at #swc11 who’s reading this, go to room 2413 at Parc 55 hotel. I need your help to find Oliver. #zoetrap

It’s possible that Oliver’s infamous zoetrope is still in the room and that it will hold clues to his disappearance. I can say from experience that searching through a hotel room for an ARG is unlike anything else. If you go, try to document everything just in case you aren’t allowed to remove anything from the room. You never know what might end up being important.

Update: @eva_lake has tweeted a cleaner version of the QR code that was in the Paranormal Press article.

It leads to an iTunes app where a lot of the game will play out (at least according to some behind-the-scenes information taken from the Zoetrope IndieGoGo page). So if you’re wanting to follow along, be sure to download the app. (Disclosure – at the moment I am unable to get the app myself so I have no idea if there is a charge for it or not. So please double check for yourself before downloading.)
It’s free, but only for iPhones / iPod Touches. However, you can view the videos at and listen to the voicemails at Audioboo.

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Secret Lewis – Finale Live Event – London, England

Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Finale Live Event
Location: Apollo Cinema, Lower Regent St, London, England
Date: Wednesday 10 November, 6-8pm
Status: Concluded

The Secret Lewis ARG is coming to an end. But they are having one last event which sounds like it will be the biggest one of them all. The stolen trophy is being sent via courier from Abu Dhabi to London and we are tasked with getting it back. The event is free, but you must register in advance if you plan on going.

This is your chance to be a hero.

With Lewis in Abu Dhabi, we’ve had to figure out a way of pulling off one final heist. Fortunately, we have a secret weapon: you.

It’s going to be fun, and it’s free, but you’ll need to register in advance.

First, check your diary and make sure you can be at the Apollo Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London SW1 for 6-8pm on Wednesday 10 November.

If you’re available, mail with your name, email address and contact number. You can ask for either one or two tickets, but if you ask for two, make sure you include contact details for both people. Then we’ll be in touch.

There are going to be fantastic rewards for everyone who can make it, so clear your schedule.

This finale event looks like it’s going to be a blast, so if you’re in the area, try to clear your schedule for Wednesday night. Secret Lewis has been a lot of fun over the last several months and it would be great to show it out in style.

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisSuper Secret LewisAQ Hawker BlogUnfiction thread

Secret Lewis – Live Event – Barcelona, Spain

Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Live Event
Location: Placa de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Date: Saturday, 30th October, 3-4pm
Status: Concluded

Poor Lewis Hamilton. While he was out stealing back works of art, someone went and stole his favorite trophy and is holding it hostage. In order to get it back unharmed, Lewis needs to rally his followers and have them perform a variety of tasks. Most of the these tasks have been in the form of puzzles (and after failing one puzzle, the trophy now sports a new dent). But the latest task requires Lewis to “get a person to the right place at the right time” somewhere in the world.

I want at least one of you to go to Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona tomorrow between 3pm and 4pm. You should look for a woman carrying balloons and say that Alexander sent you. She will give you further instructions.

As I can’t imagine this deviating too far from the previous events, be ready to run around the city following a set of clues to an end point where you will possibly be rewarded. Unless you have some sort of phobia against balloons, then I would recommend possibly just staying home.

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisSuper Secret LewisAQ Hawker BlogUnfiction thread

The Innovasion – Live Event – Liverpool, England

Game: The Innovasion
Type: Live Event
Location: Liverpool, England
Date: 9 October 2010, 10.00–22.00
Cost: £5.00
Status: Concluded

The Innovasion is a new “pervasive alternate reality game” that is being run as part of the Liverpool Biennial festival.

Something is wrong at the Liverpool Biennial. Suspicious signs and mysterious codes appear from nowhere, and a sinister conspiracy is lurking in the shadows. But the good thing is: You can be part of it! Immerse yourself in a new world, find the trail, unravel the mystery, break the codes and help save the world. Your creativity is under threat. This is only the beginning.

Registration is required for the event and costs £5.00. Presumably by registering, you’ll get all the information you need to follow the events throughout the day in Liverpool.

If you are thinking about going, you might want to check out the online content of the game so that you know what you’ll be looking for throughout the live event.

Further Information: Innovasion: Liverpool Biennial@biennialStop Little Red Riding HoodWolf Crew 2010Unfiction thread

Socks, Inc. – Live Event – Cupertino, CA

Game: Socks, Inc.
Type: Live Event
Location: The Euphrat Museum of Art (21250 Stevens Creek Blvd), Cupertino, CA
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2010, 1pm
Status: Incomplete

Even though Socks, Inc. hasn’t officially launched, it hasn’t stopped the socks from getting out in the real world and holding live events. After a successful event at ARGfest Atlanta, Jim Babb and his puppet pals are off to San Jose to be a part of the 01SJ Biennial Festival.

The Socks, Inc. Live! event will be held at the The Euphrat Museum of Art in Cupertino, CA starting at 1pm. Everyone at ARGfest seemed to have a blast playing with their socks so this event should be just as much fun.

If for some reason you can’t make it out this weekend, Socks, Inc. Live! will be an ongoing event as part of the Learn to Play exhibition from October 4 – November 24, so if you’re up near the Bay Area at all in the next couple months, schedule some time to go play with the socks.

Further Information: Socks, Inc.@Socks_IncFacebookYoutubeUnfiction thread

Secret Lewis – Live Event – Paris, France

Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Live Event
Location: Citadium on Rue de Caumartin, Paris, France
Date: Friday, 10 September 2010, 1pm – 6pm
Status: Concluded

After a successful India mission, Anna has given us the heads-up that there will be another Intelligence Service agent to meet in Paris on Friday. Sadly she doesn’t give any specifics except that it will be near Boulevard Haussmann, but information should be coming soon. Possibly on Wednesday after the people who (at some point) won a private training session with Lewis and Danilo Gallinari complete their mission. So check back for updates on Wednesday or Thursday.

Update: Anna finally posted information about the mission in Paris.

But first, Paris. This Friday, there will be another trail leading to more vital information. We need you to help us uncover it. To play your part, go to Citadium on Rue de Caumartin and head for the Reebok section on the 3rd floor. You can pick up your instructions there anytime from 1pm to 6pm. A phone or smart-phone will be useful, and you could win a pair of Reebok trainers.

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisUnfiction thread

Secret Lewis – Live Event – Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai (India)

Game: Secret Lewis
Type: Live Event
Location: Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Mumbai (India)
Date: Saturday, 4th September, 4pm-8:30pm
Status: Concluded

The Secret Lewis team’s latest case is to track down a stolen Leonardo da Vinci notebook. In order to accomplish this quickly, they are cashing in their favor from the Intelligence Service. The electronic surveillance division in India has agreed to have something for us on Saturday. But since they don’t like meeting people face-to-face where their cover can be blown, players will have to track them down. Three Reebok stores in India have agreed to help guide us to the agents from the Intelligence Service.

Just go to one of the following locations, alone or with friends, at any point during the times indicated:

  • Bangalore – Reebok Store, No.50, Residency Road. [Saturday 4 September, 4.00pm-8.30pm.]
  • Gurgaon – Reebok Store, Shop No. 32-33, Ground Floor, Ambience Mall, NH – 8. [Saturday 4 September, 4.00pm-8.30pm.]
  • Mumbai – Reebok Store, Shop No. 1, 2, 3 & 4, Ram Krishna Chambers (Next to Ram Krishna Lane) Linking Road. [Saturday 4 September, 4.00pm-8.30pm.]

Reports from the London events indicated that a fun time was had following the clues to the end. Plus, if that’s not enough for you, Reebok has “agreed to provide incentives and rewards for taking part,” so maybe you can get lucky and get a free pair of shoes while having a fun afternoon.

Further Information: Secret Lewis@SecretLewisUnfiction thread