Mark of the Spider-Man – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Mark of the Spider-Man
Type: Dead Drop
Location: New York City, NY / Boston, MA / Philadelphia, PA / Chicago, IL / Washington, DC / Atlanta, GA / Houston, TX / Dallas, TX / San Francisco, CA / Los Angeles, CA / Seattle, WA
Date: June 21, 2012
Status: Completed

Oscorp Industries has been slowly unraveling the itinerary of Dr. Richard Parker over the past week, and today is the day we can follow in his footsteps through 11 different cities. (He must have one hell of a corporate jet though if he is able to land in Boston at 1:15 and make it to Philly just 15 minutes later.)

At the time of each flight, an ‘In Transit’ message will appear as well as a link to a note that gives instructions on how to pick up whatever it is you are supposed to pick up (apparently an attaché case). When the package has been claimed, the status message will change to ‘Arrived’ and the link will disappear.

  • New York City, NY 12:00pm EDT 47-01 111th St, 11368 / Coat check “Reclamation”
  • Boston, MA 1:15pm EDT 8 St. Mary’s St / 6th Fl, Rm 601 / Front Desk “Regeneration”
  • Philadelphia, PA 1:30pm EDT 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 19103 / Lost & Found “Reconciliation”
  • Chicago, IL 1:00pm CDT 1524 N. Lake Shore Dr, 60610 / Front desk “Project 00″
  • Washington, DC 2:15pm EDT 800 F St NW, 20004 / Lost & Found “Property of Oscorp Industries”
  • Atlanta, GA 2:30pm EDT 980 Ponce De Leon Ave, 30306 / Lost & Found “Animal Dynamics”
  • Houston, TX 2:00pm CDT 5555 Hermann Park Dr, 77030 / Lost & Found “Animalia”
  • Dallas, TX 2:15pm CDT 4100 Cedar Springs Rd, 75219 / Lost & Found “Arthropoda”
  • San Francisco, CA 12:30pm PDT 55 Music Concourse Dr, 94118 / Level 3. In the case “Chelicerata”
  • Los Angeles, CA 12:45pm PDT 700 Exposition Park Dr 90037 / Front Desk “Arachnida”
  • Seattle, WA 1:00pm PDT 5614 22nd Ave NW, 98107 / Information desk “Lingering regrets”

Further Information: Oscorp Industries@MarkofSpiderMan



Test Subjects Needed / Human Preservation Project- Dead Drops – Nationwide


Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly / Human Preservation Project
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington DC, Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, Tampa, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Denver, Dallas
Date: November 17, 2011, 12:00 PM EST
Status: Concluded

The Human Preservation Project is having yet another round of dead drops for individuals lucky enough to have the day off on Thursday, November 17th. The countdown page is promising that this is the HPP’s biggest expedition yet, so maybe it will be more than first come, first served (but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that).

Although the countdown page doesn’t list the “rules” that were given out on previous missions, it probably wouldn’t be a bad idea to follow them in order to maximize your chances at getting one of the last remaining ice flies.

• Sign up at SurvivalCode.com
• Bring a mobile phone with you that can receive text messages.
• Be prepared for only one package available per location (first come, first served)

There’s a coordination thread over at Unfiction where if you want to plan your strategy (or just check out the competition).

Further Information: SurvivalCode.comMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread



Test Subjects Needed – Dead Drop – Nationwide


Game: Test Subjects Needed / Mission Ice Fly
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Portland, Dallas, Washington DC, Nashville, Chicago, Denver, Orlando, Seattle, Boston, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta
Date: June 30, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT
Status: Concluded

Test Subjects Needed has updated their Mission Ice Fly website to hint that there will be some kind of dead drop happening in several cities this Thursday.

ATTENTION TEST SUBJECTS: Starting at 00:00:00:00:000 we will need one volunteer in each of the listed locations to follow a signal.

Details:
• Bring a mobile phone with you (standard text messaging rates apply)
• You will need to use your online user name from TestSubjectsNeeded.com during the mission (register here in advance)
• Only one package available per location (first come, first served)

They’ve already begun coordinating on the Unfiction forums, so if you’re interested in trying to be the one lucky individual who gets to participate in your city, make sure to register at Test Subjects Needed and make yourself known on the forums.

Further Information: Test Subjects NeededMission Ice FlyUnfiction thread



Institute for Human Continuity – Dead Drop – Dallas, TX


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Dead drop
Location: 4411 Lemmon Ave, Ste 105, Dallas, TX (Zeus Comics and Collectibles)
Date: October 28, 2009, 1-3pm
Status: Concluded

We don’t have the exact address for this drop yet, but then again, if you were interested in going, you should have checked out the gas stations yesterday and the day before and you would know what comic book store this is taking place. I expect Charlie Frost to tweet the location at about 1pm CDT, so stay tuned.

Update: So, with 30 minutes to spare (or 15 minutes since Twitter seems to be slow today), Charlie Frost tweeted the next location.

Zeus Comics and Collectibles
4411 Lemmon Ave, Ste 105
Dallas, TX

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
1-3pm

Codeword: 2012


Update: Laura E. Hall was kind enough to go to this last minute event and sent in the pictures and files from Zeus Comics.



Institute for Human Continuity – Info Drops


Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Info Drop
Location: Greater Metro Areas of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC
Date: October 26 (8am-noon) / Oct. 27 (3-6pm) and October 28 (8am – noon) / Oct. 29 (3-6pm)
Status: Concluded

Okay, here’s the deal. We have two more dead drops based upon the new book tour dates posted at the Farewell Atlantis Facebook page. We know the cities and the dates, but not the actual location. In order to get that, we need at least one person to check out one of the 800+ gas stations during the info drop periods, get the address, and then share it with the group.

It should be noted that Soren Ulfert has totally slacked off on alerting us to when the info drops are occurring. By my calculations, there should be an info drop today, but there has been no mention of it. Soren has also changed the time of the drops the last few times so that there is only a morning session (8a – 12p) instead of an afternoon session as well. Of course, since he hasn’t told us anything lately, this could have changed again. But I have to imagine someone somewhere is in a position where they could just swing by one of the locations without it being too far out of their way.

Update: Soren actually gave a blog update with the dates and times. He’s gone back to the original schedule of 8a-noon two days before the drop and 3-6pm one day before the drop. So to recap:

Information on Dallas dead drop:
October 26: 8a – 12p
October 27: 3p – 6p

Information on Philadelphia dead drop:
October 28: 8a – 12p
October 29: 3p – 6p

Anyone with access to one of the 800+ gas stations can retrieve this information.

So, if you live in one of the 15 metro areas listed above, find a gas station near you from the list, swing by today or tomorrow AND Wednesday or Thursday, grab the info and let me know about it. Easiest thing in the world, right?

Further Information: Soren’s blogCorruption Theory blogCharlie Frost’s Recap of EventsUnfiction thread



Frenzied Waters – Dead Drop – Part Three


Game: Frenzied Waters
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Miami, FL – Washington, DC – Detroit, MI – Chicago, IL – Dallas, TX – Philadelphia, PA – Newport Beach, CA – Atlanta, GA – New York City, NY – Boston, MA – San Francisco, CA
Date: Dropped July 20th
Status: Concluded

This is the last set of drops for the Frenzied Waters promotion. You can follow @FrenziedWaters on Twitter to keep track of the status of the drops. They’ve been pretty good at replying if you are on your way out to a drop and want to make sure it’s there. If this is like the previous sets of drops, the capsules will be in some sort of shop near the coordinates.

Thanks to @krystyn for transcribing and posting the coordinates and Google maps links to Unfiction. If she hadn’t posted those, this would post would have been much later as I am still trying to recover from ARGFest this weekend.

July 20th Drops

25 47 47.51, -80 14 50.64 — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

38 54 0.22, -76 59 11.76 — Washington, D.C.

42 23 50.71, -82 55 13.48 — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

41 56 32.28, -87 39 8.82 — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

32 47 5.64, -96 48 58.28 — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

39 56 54.89, -75 9 59.90 — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

33 37 44.33, -117 57 11.45 — Newport Beach, CA — Confirmed found

33 46 17.62, -84 21 9.43 — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

40 47 8.66, -73 59 4.09 — New York, NY — (FrenziedWaters keeps saying DC is the only drop left, but they haven’t actually confirmed this pickup.)

42 21 34.27, -71 4 15.13 — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

37 48 26.35, -122 24 57.42 — San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

Further Information: FrenziedWaters.com@FrenziedWaters



Frenzied Waters – Dead Drop


Game: Frenzied Waters
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Miami, FL – Washington, DC – Detroit, MI – Chicago, IL – Dallas, TX – Philadelphia, PA – Los Angeles, CA – Atlanta, GA – New York City, NY – Boston, MA – San Francisco, CA
Date: Dropped July 7th and July 13th
Status: Complete (first 2 drops)

Frenzied Waters, the new promotional game for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, has released 11 news capsules into the wild, according to their website at FrenziedWaters.com and their Twitter account @FrenziedWaters. The capsules are believed to hold artifacts from different tragic events regarding sharks.

Update: It seems as if there will be a total of three different drops in these cities. One last week, one today and one next week (July 20th). So the earlier tweets from @FrenziedWaters saying that the capsules in certain cities have been found do not apply to the second group. Wish that had been made clearer. Also wish there was a mute button on the main page. And I still want to know what it wanted me to sign into Facebook for. I authorized it, but all I get is the loading twirl and nothing more.

Note: The Confirmed status on each of these drops is my best guess based upon the tweets from @FrenziedWaters and may or may not be accurate – especially when they start to overlap.

July 7th Drops – Asbury Park, NJ

41° 58’ 1.63”, -87° 41’ 15.79 — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

42° 21’ 15.01”, -71° 3’ 15.63 — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

39° 55’ 56.83”, -75° 8’ 38.87 — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

38° 55’ 12.15”, -77° 2’ 29.24 — Washington, DC — Confirmed found

25° 47’ 57.00”, -80° 7’ 38.33 — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

32° 49’ 5.76”, -96° 46’ 55.93 — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

40° 45’ 35.64”, -73° 59’ 39.53 — NYC, NY — Confirmed found

33° 47’ 9.46”, -84° 24’ 16.35 — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

42° 29’ 4.25”, -83° 8’ 35.80 — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

33° 59’ 47.76, -118° 26’ 6.83 — Los Angeles, CA — Confirmed found

37° 46’ 22.32”, -122° 30’ 38.81 – San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

 

July 13th Drops – Battle of the Coral Sea

25° 43′ 47.32″, -80° 14′ 23.89″ — Miami, FL — Confirmed found

38° 54′ 18.72″, -77° 03′ 55.15″ — Washington, DC — Confirmed found

42° 29′ 23.96″, -83° 08′ 30.05″ — Detroit, MI — Confirmed found

41° 56′ 09.67″, -87° 38′ 51.43″ — Chicago, IL — Confirmed found

32° 48′ 06.91″, -96° 47′ 09.64″ — Dallas, TX — Confirmed found

39° 56′ 19.36″, -75° 09′ 11.38″ — Philadelphia, PA — Confirmed found

34° 08′ 02.04″, -118° 21′ 29.52″ — Los Angeles, CA — Confirmed found

33° 46′ 57.54″, -84° 16′ 24.82″ — Atlanta, GA — Confirmed found

40° 42′ 18.65″, -74° 00 10.66″ — New York City, NY — Confirmed found

42° 22′ 20.82″, -71° 04 44.62″ — Boston, MA — Confirmed found

37° 45′ 34.42″, -122° 25′ 17.40″ — San Francisco, CA — Confirmed found

The hidden capsules should be similar to the one already pictured on Frenzied Water’s Flickr page. Other than that, there has been no specific information on what to expect at these coordinates. The capsules have been located inside businesses. At least two have been inside dive shops, but a third was found within a boutique shop, so they really could be at any business in the area, so make sure you ask around.

Further Information: FrenziedWaters.com@FrenziedWaters