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



Flynn Lives (TRON) – Finale Event – Chicago / Houston


Game: Flynn Lives (TRON)
Type: Finale Event
Location: Chicago, IL / Houston, TX
Date: December 8, 2010
Status: Incomplete

Chicago: 41.88183, -87.63890 (433-499 W Madison St) — Claimed

Houston: 29.75324, -95.39242 (1103 W Gray St) — Claimed

The instructions:

  • Get to the above location immediately, and bring a phone that can send and receive calls (does not have to be a Flynn Lives phone).
  • Find the TRON sticker and call the phone number printed on its face.
  • Stay at the location and wait for further instructions – Flynn Lives will let you know when the mission is complete.
  • Only the first person to find and call the phone number will unlock the drop and get the final meet-up instructions.
  • Be diligent. Stay safe. And good luck.

Further Information: Flynn LivesUnfiction fourmTron WikiARGNMovie Viral



Lego Pod – Dead Drop – Houston, Texas (Pod #3)


Game: Lego Pod
Type: Dead Drop
Location: Baybrook Mall, Houston, Texas
Date: Sometime before December 16, 2009
Status: Concluded

Bradford Rant reported on December 4th that Pod #3 would be landing within the next 12 days in the United States.

Update: The pod is definitely landing in Texas.

Update 2: The pod landed at the Baybrook Mall in Houston around 12pm CST on December 12. It will be there the entire day, so even if you don’t get to claim it, you’ll still be able to see it and write down the Pod ID to enter on the website.

Map as of December 10, 2009

Map as of December 10, 2009

Some tips based on the first drop in Orlando:

  • If you arrive at a pod location, look for the contact person. Since they probably won’t stand out in anyway, look for someone standing near a covered case where the pod will be hidden.
  • When you find the contact person, tell them the number of the pod you seek, e.g. ‘Pod No.3′. The first person to arrive at the pod location and tell the contact the correct pod number will receive the pod. Apparently yelling out the pod number when you’re in the vicinity works well. However, there is a rumor that it goes to the first kid who tells the contact person the pod number, so you might want to bring someone younger with you as backup if you really want it. It’s been confirmed via a YouTube comment that age is not a factor when claiming the pod.
     

    We believe this confusion relates to the discovery of the second pod, where several very clever people figured out the landing site before the pod arrived and were waiting for it. We can state categorically that ANYONE, adult or child can find a pod first and therefore get to keep it.

  • Be sure to write down the Pod ID. You’ll need to enter it into the website later.
  • It is still very important for others to make their way to the pod location and record the Pod ID. At Orlando they were giving out cards that you could redeem for t-shirts, so even if you don’t get the pod, you won’t necessarily walk away empty handed.

Further Information: Bradford Rant Institute@bradfordrant#legopodFriends of Bradford RantUnfiction thread



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