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 – 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 – Scavenger Hunt – San Francisco, CA (Clue #10)

Game: Levi’s Go Forth
Type: Scavenger Hunt
Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
Date: November 4, 2009, 11:30am PST
Status: Concluded

The penultimate event. Three lucky people got to RSVP for a scavenger hunt in San Francisco.

Golden Gate Park

November 7 11:30am PST

Michael L, Lynn S, & David R should meet the Man in the Hat at the Bandshell in Golden Gate Park. Be prepared to venture throughout San Francisco.

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

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

Institute for Human Continuity – Dead Drop – San Francisco, CA

Game: Institute for Human Continuity
Type: Dead drop
Location: 326 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA (Isotope)
Date: October 21, 2009, 1-3pm
Status: Concluded

Despite the fact we haven’t heard anything from @SorenUlfert about more gas station info drops, jjocke checked them out on Monday and got the information for the last (known) dead drop.

326 Fell St.
San Francisco, CA 94102

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Codeword: 2012

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:

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 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:

PIE Theory – Live Event – San Francisco

Game: PIE Theory
Type: Live Event
Location: San Francisco, CA – Moscone Center
Date: 2:00pm, June 2, 2009
Status: Successful

Photographic evidence has suggested that members of The Cartel are going to be at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco. The writing in the photograph shows that the man (named The Wish) is interested in checking out Java Utopia in the Pavilion at 2:00pm. You can register for a free Pavilion pass at the JavaOne registration page.

If you’re in San Francisco and feel like taking a long lunch hour, it might be worth checking out. Not entirely sure what you would need to accomplish, but my brief research suggests that The WISH is behind the kidnapping of one of the PIE guys named Baron, so a rescue attempt may be on the menu. If you do decide to go, I’d hop over to the PIE forums and see if you could meet up with anyone else who might be checking out the conference.

Further information: PIE Theory FourmUnfiction forum

Thanks to Lysithea for originally posting to Unfiction

Update: You can see video from the event on the PIE Theory forum.

Cryptozoo – Outdoor Game – San Francisco, NYC

Game: Cryptozoo
Type: Outdoor Game
Location: San Francisco, CA / NYC, NY
Date: June 5, 8-10pm / June 7, 2-4pm // June 13, 9-11pm / June 14, 2-4pm
Status: Incomplete

Jane McGonigal is running two new events for her latest game, Cryptozoo, the first weekend of June in San Francisco.

Update: Two new events have been added in NYC in Manhattan as part of the Come Out and Play Festival.

  • SF NIGHT CHASE – Friday, June 5, 2009 downtown San Francisco 8-10 PM
  • SF DAY CHASE – Sunday, June 7, 2009 along the Embarcadero 2-4 PM
  • NYC NIGHT CHASE – Friday, June 13, 2009 Midtown Manhattan 9-11pm
  • NYC DAY CHASE – Saturday, June 14, 2009 Midtown Manhattan 2-4pm

Participants will take on a 1 mile chase through the city, so you must be prepared to get a bit sweaty. Being “fast, athletic or coordinated” seems to be optional. You should wear sneakers and comfortable running clothing. You should also bring a bottle of water and a flashlight for the night mission, but leave your other gear behind – unless you really want to run with all of it.

If you are interested in participating, sign up at the Cryptozoo Network and RSVP so that they know how many runners will be attending.

Further information: Avant Game blogCryptozoo Ning Network

Thanks to Jane McGonigal for originally blogging about this event.

Intimation – GPS Mission – San Francisco, Las Vegas, Toronto, St Louis

Game: Intimation
Type: GPS Mission
Location: San Francisco, CA / Las Vegas, NV / Toronto, ON, Canada / St. Louis, MO
Date: Posted Apr 16, 2009
Status: Incomplete

Intimation has four incomplete GPS Missions that need to be completed.

In order to complete GPS missions, you need a phone with an internal GPS device or an external GPS device (Bluetooth “GPS mouse”). Nokia Symbian or Windows Mobile PPC works best. Register at GPS Mobile, download the software onto your phone, and then head out to the mission sites.

From reports by halo422mjk, each checkpoint you arrive at reveals a message that has a web address (Checkpoint x/n .…’) The address is only shown once, so be ready to copy it down so you won’t forget. Visiting the website unlocks a piece for the game.

The NY Mission took approximately 40 minutes on foot and “besides the occasional faulty targeting system of the gps, the game was fairly easy”.

Further information: Unfiction thread / #intimation chat on

Thanks to @drizjr and @essyfan for the tip.