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May 13 2011

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A Story Is Starting to be Told

We have received a demanding telegram signed by the ØwO. Our interns are working on the best way to decipher its coded contents but it seems that it’s up to Here’s the Story to help coordinate and facilitate the telling of a grand Journeyman’s story.

A Journeyman

Lucky for us, having just participated in the absolutely fantastic May 7th Journey, we are well aware that this will be up our alley! (Thank you kindly, cgØ.) Perhaps that’s why we were sought out? This is absolutely the sort of thing we want to be working on. And to facilitate that end we will post the real life tales and updates that surround putting a show like Journey to the End of the Night together. We will provide a place for you to volunteer and understand the mechanics of the game. If you have questions, feel free to post them in the comments or hit our email.

We will also help the ØwO build another website for Chicago’s Sept. 17ths Journey so that everyone can get into the mythos behind the most epic Journey to to the End of the Night ever run. There they will be weaving a story that wouldn’t be suited to constant reminders that, “it’s just a game.”

For those of you who have just come to our website for the first time, welcome. Here’s the Story is a nonprofit organization based in IL, and in particular, the greater Chicago area. Our main goal is to promote the advancement of the storytelling arts, and in that major goal we encompass a whole lot.

If you’ve never been to a Here’s the Story event, please come! There is plenty of time to check out our shows before Sept. 17th. Our next Here’s the Story Potluck is June 1st at Stage773. The Facebook invite is here. We hope to see you soon and often.

About the author

Dan

Dan Boyd's stories have been featured all over Chicago. He is currently Story Luck's President. You can read more about him at his blog, starveanartist.com.

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  1. 2 cents

    You should do an Architect and the Urchin since there was already a Journey this year. Not to mention people like A&U better anyway. A second Journey this year seems weird and oddly/unnecessarily aggressive towards the other organizers … it may not be, but since there’s no explanation why there are two factions running it twice in one year then this is just how it appears. Seriously – you’ll win more people/players doing A&U anyway. That game is the ish*.

  2. 2 cents

    Or another suggestion would be to do “Cruel 2 B Kind.” I just forsee Journey becoming less momentous if it gets picked up multiple times a year by different groups in oneplace. It’ll lose the luster and excitement of the anticipation. Once we start seeing different groups doing the same thing – I imagine it’s just going to perpetuate itself meaning other groups will follow yours. Eventually what are Chicagoans going to do with five Journeys running in one year by different groups? Slippery slopes lead to disappointment.

    1. Dan

      I love cg0. I ran in this year’s Journey and it was awesome! Those guys are great. They are a huge group so I haven’t talked to all of them but I’ve been in contact with several of the main organizers and they’ve been nothing but encouraging and helpful. I’ve also been in contact with Sam, the creator and he too was all about us running one. I solemnly swear to do my duty to not water down this great game, and put your fears to rest.

  3. David

    i dont understand so is it a marathon ? or a scavenger hunt type dealio?

  4. Dan

    This post might help you better understand.

    But I will give you a cap of how it works here in the comments as well.

    Show up to Harrison park at 6:30. You will get a map and two ribbons. A blue ribbon goes on your arm, the red ribbon goes in your pocket. You then race to the five secret checkpoints on the map trying not to get tagged by the taggers.

    If you do get tagged, you give the tagger the ribbon on your arm as a reward. You pull out your other ribbon and put that one around your arm. You are now on the tagger’s team.

    If you never get tagged, you receive an award at the end.

    RSVP on facebook And invite all of your friends! The more people who play the more fun it is!

    You are allowed to take public transportation and hoof it. But nothing else.

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