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

Dexter – Live Event – Los Angeles, CA

Game: Dexter / Serial Huntress
Type: Live Event
Location: 34° 2′ 19″ N, 118° 13′ 4″ W, near Hollenbeck Park / the abandoned Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles (Boyle Heights)
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010, in the afternoon
Status: Concluded

The players of the Dexter / Serial Huntress ARG were given a video that lead them to a new website that gave them some interesting recipes to try out.

Beef Chili To Die For
1. Brown the meat in a large skillet with vegetable oil. Add water then simmer covered for an hour until meat is tender.
2. Heat oil in medium saucepan. Add canned kidney beans, oregano, celery, onion and green pepper, then sauté for 2 minutes.
3. Add garlic-onion-flour mixture to cooked meat. Then add remaining ingredients to meat mixture. Simmer for a half hour.
4. Let soup sit and cool to about 34 °C
5. Stir for approximately 19 seconds then indulge in your meal.

Hearty Veal Roast
1. Mix together salt, pepper and cinnamon, then rub over roast.
2. Heat a teaspoon of oil in a large skillet. Add onions, garlic, parsley thyme and tarragon. Mix together then set aside.
3. Use a pan large enough to hold all ingredients. Cover then bake at 118 °C for a long time – over an hour.
4. Uncover pan and continue baking for 13 minutes.
5. Transfer meat to serving platter. Skim fat from cooking juices then pour over roast.
6. Cut roast to desired serving size then, using a fork and knife, cut a small piece off. Blow for 4 seconds then taste your hearty meal.

This is my Friday afternoon special. I hope you enjoy it. And remember, using different cooking equipment may yield different results, so be sure to check-in on your meal.

Using the numbers in the recipes (degrees, minutes, seconds), the players came up with a GPS coordinate: 34° 2′ 19″ N, 118° 13′ 4″ W. This is near Hollenbeck Park in Los Angeles. It’s also right next to the abandoned Linda Vista Hospital, which is now used primarily as a filming location, which makes it an ideal setting for an event in a serial killer ARG.

The recipe says this is a “Friday afternoon special,” but doesn’t give any specific time or directions on what to do once you get there (besides checking in I guess). Seems odd for it to be so vague considering Friday is a workday, but it’s possible that more information will be forthcoming in the next 24 hours.

Further Information: Serial Huntress ThreadUnfiction thread#serialhuntress IRC room#safehaven IRC room (In-Game)Recap

Conspiracy for Good – Dead Drop – Santa Monica, CA

Game: Conspiracy for Good
Type: Dead Drop
Location: 1720 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA (34.01234, -118.46598)
Date: dropped sometime before July 7, 2010
Status: Concluded

There has been a series of “Points of Interest” appearing on the Conspiracy for Good’s Map page. It has been determined that there are Blackwell Briggs Database Extraction CDs being hidden at these locations. Three (Germany, Denmark and Sweden) have already been picked up. A fourth was discovered last night (July 7th) in Santa Monica with the address of 1720 Ocean Park Blvd.

There has been no confirmation that this CD has been retrieved. It doesn’t appear as if the completed Points of Interest are marked off on the map, but no one has reported anything about the Santa Monica drop to either the chat or the Unfiction forums, so it’s possible that it is still active.

At least two of the previous drops were fairly well hidden, so make sure you look around. Stefan posted video of his find to Youtube. jchillerup posted pictures of his cache that he found after a hint from imnotamember1 on Youtube.

If you do manage to get this cache, please make sure to let the other non-members of the CFG know so that multiple people don’t try to find it after it’s been claimed.

Further Information: Conspiracy for GoodConspiracy4GoodWikiUnfiction forumPoints of Interest thread on UnfictionIRC Chat

Tron / Flynn Lives – Live Event – San Francisco, CA

Game: Tron / Flynn Lives
Type: Live Event
Location: Justin Herman Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Date: 8 pm, April 2, 2010
Status: Concluded

Encom International has issued a press release about an upcoming event by Executive Consultant Alan Bradley where he “will introduce the latest addition to the Encom International product library” at 8pm on April 2nd in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco.

There is speculation that you will need an Encom ID Badge in order to attend the event, but neither the Press Release nor the IGN interview with Alan Bradley talk about that. It could be that having a badge will move you to the front of the line in order to attend the event, but I would be surprised (and severely disappointed/upset at TPTB) if non-badge holding attendees were turned away completely. Especially since it can take 2-3 weeks to receive your badge after completing the game at Arcade Aid and the PR was issued just a few days ago. But you should be aware of the possibility in case you’re traveling to SF to attend the event.

Update: The badge question has been answered in another Flynn Lives forum thread.

Bring your Encom badges if you have them – if not – come anyway.

I think that there will be a VIP section for Encom employees (so badges needed for that), but the event is open to the general public.

So if you have a badge, bring it, especially if you want to get closer to the action. If you don’t have one, you’ll still be able to attend the Press Conference and the Flynn Lives meet-up prior.

Further Information: Flynn LivesEncom InternationalUnfiction forumCarpool ThreadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – IMAX Event – New York City, Los Angeles, London, Toronto, Sydney

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: IMAX Event
Location: New York City, NY / Los Angeles, CA / London, UK / Toronto, ON / Sydney, Australia
Date: February 27/28, 2010 (Ticket release February 25)
Status: Concluded

One of the rewards for successfully completing the Zero Hour Challenge of February 24th was the unlocking of a new website: Pit Cell.

Pit Cell has information on what is being called an “Exclusive Limited Event” being held at 5 different IMAX Theaters this weekend.

New York
AMC Loews Lincoln Square IMAX – Sat., Feb. 27, 10:00AM EST

Los Angeles
IMAX Theatre at The Bridge – Sat., Feb. 27, 2:30PM PST

bfi London IMAX Cinema – Sat., Feb. 27, 1:30PM GMT

Scotiabank IMAX Theater – Sat., Feb. 27, 11:00AM EST

LG IMAX Theatre – Sun., Feb. 28, 10:00AM EDT

In order to attend one of these events, you must be a registered member of Flynn Lives and sign up for tickets when they become available online today, February 25, 2010 at 4pm EST.

Local times of online ticket release:

New York – 4PM EST
Los Angeles – 1PM PST
London – 9PM GMT
Toronto – 4PM EST
Sydney – 8AM EDT (*2/26)

Current speculation is that this is going to be either a new trailer for Tron Legacy or perhaps an extended scene from the movie. Either way it should be fun if you live in one of the lucky cities and manage to snag a ticket. Make sure you pre-register on Flynn Lives well before the ticket release so that you don’t waste valuable time trying to secure tickets that are sure to go fast.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – Live Event – Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Live Event
Location: Denver, CO / Salt Lake City, UT / San Diego, CA
Date: February 24, 2010
Status: Completed

Denver, COChecked Off
DENVER, CO 80212
2/24 – 3:00 P.M. MST

Your contact just chomped down some cherries and is now cruising for a strawberry while a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Double Jump


Salt Lake City, UTChecked Off
2/24 – 3:00 P.M. MST

There’s no time to waste! Your contact already used the superzapper while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Controller Post


San Diego, CAChecked Off
2/24 – 2:00 P.M. PST

In addition to blasting space insects with lasers, your contact enjoys wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Power Slide

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – Live Event – Minneapolis, San Francisco, Toronto

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Live Events
Location: Minneapolis, MN / San Francisco, CA / Toronto, ON
Date: February 24, 2010
Status: Complete

Minneapolis, MNChecked Off
MINN, MN 55403
2/24 – 3:00 P.M. CST

You’ve got a lot of legwork to do, so find the gamer wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Full Tilt


San Francisco, CAChecked Off
1130 OAK ST
2/24 – 1:00 P.M. PST

Your contact will be avoiding Sue while wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Main Frame


Toronto, ONChecked Off
2/24 – 4:00 P.M. EST

Your contact is feasting on power pellets, plus wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Andy Capp’s

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – Live Event – Los Angeles, Nashville, Portland

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Live Events
Location: Los Angeles, CA / Nashville, TN / Portland, OR
Date: February 24, 2010
Status: Complete

Los Angeles, CAChecked Off
2/24 – 12:00 P.M. PST

Do your best Merlin impression and conjur up the whereabouts of your contact who is wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Laser Beam


Nashville, TNChecked Off
2/24 – 2:00 P.M. CST

A tractor beam just captured your contact who is wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: Beta Test


Portland, ORChecked Off
2/24 – 12:00 P.M. PST

Blast into hyperspace and find your contact who is wearing a Flynn Lives t-shirt.

Password: UpUp DownDown

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Tron – Worldwide

Game: Tron (Flynn Lives)
Type: Possible Live Event
Location: Sydney, Australia / Denver, CO / Madrid, Spain / Paris, France / Boston, MA / Washington, DC / Orlando, FL / Atlanta, GA / Raleigh, NC / San Diego, CA / New York City, NY / Philadelphia, PA / Toronto, Ontario / Austin, TX / Minneapolis, MN / Nashville, TN / Chicago, IL / Salt Lake City, UT / Los Angeles, CA / San Francisco, CA / Portland, OR / Seattle, WA / Las Vegas, NV / Phoenix, AZ / London, England
Date: Possibly February 24, 2010 at 11am EST
Status: Concluded

Over on the Flynn Lives website, there is a countdown that will hit zero on February 24th at 11am EST. Below the countdown there is a slowly revealing list of city names. Current speculation is that things will be happening in those cities when the countdown hits zero, but it’s far too early to tell at this point in time. If you live in or near one of those cities, keep the countdown page or back here for updates within the next 5 days.


Update: So the image has completely resolved and all of the cities have been revealed. The original list posted was pretty close to what it finished up to be (the two switches were Detroit -> Denver and Indianapolis -> Minneapolis). We still don’t know what is going to be going on in those cities or exactly where things will be happening, but hopefully an update is on its way so those people who are contemplating taking off work will know if they should or not.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction threadTron WikiARGNMovie Viral

Levi’s Go Forth – Finale Event – Randsburg, CA

Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Finale Event
Location: Randsburg, CA (N 35 22.12, W 117 39.275)
Date: November 13, 2009, 5:30pm PST
Status: Concluded

We’ve finally reached the finale event of the Levi’s Go Forth game. There have been rumors flying around that this event is going to be a bit of a party, so if you’re looking for a bit of a good time on Friday and are remotely in the area, you should go check it out.

Randsburg, CA

November 13, 5:30pm PST

Go to N 35 22.12, W 117 39.275. A fire will be lit and a story will be told.

The quiz to determine the 100 finalists who will compete for a chance at $100,000 will go live Sunday, November 15th at Noon PST, so make sure you review all the recordings and understand the ciphers if you want a chance to win.

Further information: Levi’s: Go Forth website@GraysonOziasIVGrayson Ozias IV on FacebookUnfiction threadGo Forth WikiWhere is the Man in the Hat?