- Summary: "Zero Hour" was introduced by mailed packages containing "Bits" and the path "/zerohour". A countdown led to live drops in 27 cities, unlocking a new movie image and a sign up for exclusive IMAX 3D screenings of the Pitcell Trailer.
- Direct link: http://flynnlives.com/zerohour
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- Check out some of the articles and reports from people who went all out for the ZeroHour live drop experience below!
 Feb 15, 2010
The start of the third week of February revealed a new installment on the Flynn Lives webpages, through special packages mailed to a people all over the world. The packages contained a Bit, in one of three states - neutral, yes, or no. Inside the lid of the package was written "/zerohour".
On visiting http://flynnlives.com/zerohour, a binary clock countdown is presented, calculated to hit 'zero hour' on February 24th, 11:00am EST.
 Feb 18, 2010
Below the countdown is a message, slowly being revealed.
 Feb 19, 2010
City names become readable in the message. Listed locations are:
- SYDNEY, DENVER, MADRID, PARIS, BOSTON, WASHINGTON DC
- ORLANDO, ATLANTA, RALEIGH, SAN DIEGO, NEW YORK, PHILADELPHIA, TORONTO
- AUSTIN, MINNEAPOLIS, NASHVILLE, CHICAGO, SALT LAKE CITY, LOS ANGELES
- SAN FRANCISCO, PORTLAND, SEATTLE, LAS VEGAS, PHOENIX, LONDON
 Feb 24, 2010
A new email from FlynnLives.com was sent out ~2am EST, reading:
- To all those who passionately believe that Kevin Flynn, digital pioneer and legendary game designer, is still alive... LISTEN UP!
- Our last event at Flynn’s Arcade was a call-to-arms for those of us who won't buy into Encom-driven public propaganda about what happened. We're not crazy - there's more to this story than they are letting out.
- Today, we have the chance to find out more... to get closer to the truth. WE NEED YOUR HELP!
- PREPARE FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF OUR MISSION
- We need operatives in 25 different cities around the world on Wednesday, February 24th. Organize now. For more information visit:
- The Flynn Lives website is about to launch private Member Profile pages to better organize our group. If you haven't already, click here to set up your username and password.
- Flynn Lives is a volunteer-based organization; we respect our members' busy lives. If you would like to stop receiving mail from Flynn Lives [click here]. You can edit your contact information any time by changing the preferences on your Flynn Lives profile page.
When the countdown ended, the main website displayed a page with a list of the 27 cities, a grid with 66 entries, and a list 66 slots for field operatives. Cities three at a time each hour are hilited in yellow "GO NOW" boxes. Clicking each produces a PDF file explaining where players need to go.
- 11 am EST: Orlando, Paris, Chicago
- 12 pm EST: Atlanta, Madrid (CANCELLED), Boston
- 1 pm EST: Austin, London, New York (1 of 2)
- 2 pm EST: Philadelphia, Raleigh, Washington DC
- 3 pm EST: Los Angeles (1 of 2), Portland, Nashville
- 4 pm EST: Minneapolis, San Francisco, Toronto
- 5 pm EST: Denver, Salt Lake City, San Diego
- 6 pm EST: New York (2 of 2), Phoenix, Seattle
- 7 pm EST: Las Vegas, Los Angeles (2 of 2), Sydney
The locations are all arcade related (an arcade, or an arcade game, for example) where someone with a Flynn Lives T-shirt would be waiting. The goal is to find them and tell them a password, which prompts them to give the player a mobile phone and a number to call on it. The person on the other line will tell the player to look for a hidden package nearby: a wallet containing Flynn's Arcade tokens, newspaper clippings and collectible cards from the original Tron movie. Entering codes found on the backs of the cards onto the Zero Hour website causes the card to appear in its proper spot on the grid. Clicking on one reveals a piece of a larger picture that will be formed by all 66 cards.
Tron classic trading card under UV
Once the final three locations were revealed, the No Bit beneath the grid changed to Yes, and linked to Pitcell.com, revealing information about limited, exclusive IMAX screenings in 5 cities worldwide, Feb 27th
(please add links to articles, reports, photo sets, videos, etc from people who experienced the Zero Hour live drop!)
- Article/report: LatinoReview.com (link) - Austin, TX
- Article: MTV Movies Blog (link)
- Photoset/report: Flickr (link) - Raleigh, NC
- Short report: Unfiction (link) - Phoenix, AZ
- Short report: Unfiction (link) - Minneapolis, MN
- Short report: Unfiction (link) - Portland, OR
- Article/report: Miss-selector (link) - Paris, France
- Short report: e_ticket's Blog (link) - Las Vegas, NV
- Liveblog/Tweets from @davecobb (link) - Las Vegas, NV