Request for Information

One of the things I have found from assisting with dead drops and live events is that it helps tremendously to be able to contact people out in the field or at home with an internet connection. Over the years, I’ve collected a handful of contact numbers for various ARGers that I’ve been able to use to coordinate events with – and occasionally even used to alert players to events in their area.

My original idea for this blog started out as a massive database of player contact information. That idea wasn’t exactly feasible, plus it’s a million times easier to send out tweets and blog posts than it is to try to hunt down available individuals from a contact list. But I still find myself wishing that I had more ways of contacting people that I know are in certain areas, either to give them a personal update or even to tell them that there is something for them to do.

As such, I’m putting out a call for contact information. This is strictly voluntary. I won’t be hurt if you decide to completely ignore this request. Chances are I probably won’t even realize it since I really don’t have the desire to go and cross-reference my twitter followers with who I already have information for. Plus I’m willing to bet half of you don’t even know who I am so I can’t blame you for not giving up your phone number to a complete stranger.

If you do decide to provide me with contact information, I make the following promises:

  • I won’t share your information with anyone unless specifically allowed by you.
  • I won’t contact you unless I have:
    • Information/updates about events in your area.
    • Specific fear for your safety (e.g A natural disaster hits your area and no one has heard from you)
    • Request from mutual friend to pass information onto you that I believe you would want to know.
  • I will delete your information upon request.
  • I will respect the trust you placed in me by giving the same respect and trust back.

So if after all that you still would like to help me and this dead drop project out, this is what I need from you:

  • Name – Real name, nickname, twitter name – it doesn’t matter. I just need to know what to call you.
  • Phone number – Please indicate what kind of number this is (home, mobile, Google voice, etc.)
  • General geographic location – I don’t need your full address (unless you want me to send you a postcard when I happen to travel) but I do need to know what City, State you’re in.
  • Usage information – What hours can/can’t I call? May I text you? Anything else you want me to know?

You can send your information to me either via Direct Message to @arg_deaddrop, email to, Private Message through Unfiction, or leave me a voicemail:

Chances are I probably will never even have the occasion to use the information you give me. This is just a backup safety net for those events that fall through the cracks or for when you’re already out in the field and no one else knows how to get a hold of you. So if you would like to help out, great! If not, I do hope you keep continuing to follow this blog and/or twitter to keep up-to-date on events and will even send me tips about events that you know about. Thanks!