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Quick Journey update to psych you up

Journey is the sort of thing that fills you with memories! In this series we are going to be highlighting some of the cool ones people gave us during the Robot Apocalypse back in Sept.

On the way to checkpoint 5, in the midst of Depaul’s campus, every college-aged person was a potential robot. As I came to a corner, I noticed a guy slowly turning so that his left arm was not visible to me. In an instant, we both sprinted across the intersection into traffic, where a taxi nearly hit both of us. I outran him, but a police patrol car took notice of the odd incident and heated chase. When I slowed to a walk, the patrol car pulled even with me, driving at the pace of my walk. For 3b locks, I had to look unsuspicious as he followed me, while also keeping a look out for robots and be ready to sprint again.

There will be more memories and anecdotes while we prepare for the next three weeks.

Hope to see you on Sunday the 6th and Saturday the 12th!

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Journey to the End of the Night Chicago May 12th

As we gear up for Journey to the End of the Night May 12th 2012, over the next three weeks we’ll be reminiscing a bit on Journey’s past, and we’ll come through on a promise to those apocalyptic runners from Sept. 2011 and offer up a proper coda. So expect to see pictures, recaps, and video from old Journey’s here as we get you psyched for May 12th.

Part of why you should be excited, is because we are excited. I am so happy to be a part of cg0 and to help create another great race. The experience has been a resounding blessing. I’ve gotten to meet and work with a slew of new people like the heads of this race, Shama and Ashley, all of whom have been crazy helpful and super hard workers. They’ve wrangled volunteers, made strong decisions, and shook out the map.

And it’s not just two or three people, there are going to be dozens of us working as a team to recreate the city for you.

Among those dozens is Here’s the Story. A fine crew indeed!

Each checkpoint this year will be unique, but Here’s the Story hopes to transport you to a whole new world and by doing so, help you along your Journey to the End of the Night, and through a special twist, nights later to come! Even if you don’t survive the early checkpoints, it may be worth your while to come check us out.

It is going to be pretty grand!

As a member of cg0 I’m looking forward to the event as a whole, but as a member of Here’s the Story, I’m super hoping our checkpoint ends up being one of your favorites!

Oh, what’s that you say? Some of you reading this don’t know what Journey to the End of the night even is? Let me give everyone a little refresher before you we go on.

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People to Thank, and Room for You to Comment!

We will be putting up a sentimental, heartfelt thanks, probably Thursday, (I have a lot to say) but I wanted to get a little memento from the night up today. We will be taking two weeks to come up with a good ending based on the stories we heard/collected/shared. We will post that story on Monday Oct. 3rd as a featured article here. Meanwhile we will be posting scattering thoughts about the night, and work on how best to collect and present the creative work that the runners and robots did to help make the night. We will also be posting the race stats we collected. (As well as continue with the normal Here’s the Story articles.)

In regards to the final outcome of Robot Apocalypse the survivors made varying choices.

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For those running in tonight’s journey you’ll have access to the maps here as well.

Here is the front of and back of the map.

We look forward to seeing you at the finish line!

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Thanks for all the Recent Traffic

We haven’t gotten them printed off, that’s a tomorrow project, so they might look a little different in the end but here is a look at the image we’ve received for the front of the Verified Human Card.

Obviously Here’s the Story is a fan of Amy’s Kuttab’s work. But I’m particularly smitten with the way this one came out.

I think it’s going to be a special keep sake and help you remember the journey you took this year.

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This Month’s Here’s the Story Tshirt: Journey to the End of the Night

Since we are running a Journey to the End of the Night, we thought it would make a good theme for a Tshirt.

Amy Kuttab, our good friend from Portland did the design. If you recall, she also did this really cool shirt for us.

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Journey to the End of the Night Sept. 17th

Join us!

Journey to the End of the Night: Robot Apocalypse JEN
Harrison Park
1800 W. 18th
Saturday Sept. 17th
6:00pm sign up
7:00-12:01am Game
Free! Invite Everyone!
CITY WIDE GAME OF TAG!

If you missed the last Journey to the End of the Night, run by our good friends over at CGø, this will be the most fun you’ll have all summer!

Here’s The Story invites the people of Chicago to participate in what will be a race, a game of tag, a scavenger hunt, and an incredibly chase through the city streets at night with your friends! This game rewards both the fit, the stealthy, the cunning and those who are smart enough to work the public transit system. Journey is happening again before it gets to cold to play outside! It is a free street game of cinematic proportions run by awesome volunteers in cities around the world. Make new friends, bring old ones, and find new ways to adventure in our city! It will be super fun, and the more people that play, the merrier! This is a purely community based event!

Click on the poster to RSVP on Facebook:

This time we’ve wrapped the game in story. You are all playing humans in an alternate Chicago. This alternate Chicago has been overrun by robots. Robots set on turning every last human into one of them. You will gather at Harrison Park (18th stop on the Pink Line) and there you will be given a map to freedom. Think of it as an underground railroad. You will have to make it to five safe zones before being allowed to escape the robots for good. Read more of the unfolding story at the disorder of the wild onion.

Basic Rules

You will meet at a crowded Harrison Park. There you will receive a map and two ribbons. One will be red. One will be blue.

The blue one will be placed on your arm. The red one will go in your pocket.

At 7:00pm you will follow the map across the city trying to make it to the secret checkpoints as quickly as you can. All the while you’ll be chased by robots wearing red ribbons.

If you get caught, you will hand over your blue ribbon as a prize to the chaser. You will take the red ribbon out of your pocket and place it around your arm. You are now a robot. The object of the game is to get to checkpoints without getting tagged or to catch as many runners as you can.

Advanced Rules

1. Chasers (Robots) may only catch one person at a time.
2. You must take the blue ribbon before you tag another runner.
3. Checkpoints are safe zones. No one can be tagged in a safe zone.
4. Safe zones will be noted on the map you receive in the beginning.
5. Public transportation is always a safe zone. The only thing that counts as public transit are buses and trains.
6. If there is an argument about who got caught, you settle it like adults in the dark of night between each other remembering the game is meant to be fun.
7. Everyone who makes it to the finish line is a winner and will receive a prize.
8. The runner who reaches the finish line first wins a trophy.
9. The chaser who captures the most runners wins a trophy.

Fill this out, and never miss another Here’s the Story event.

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Journey to the End of the Night – Robot Apocolypse: JEN

I want you to close your eyes. No wait, I want you to read this first and then close your eyes. I want you to imagine fun. I want you to imagine childlike fun. I want you to remember the most epic game of hide and go seek you ever played. The best game of capture the flag. The first time you were declared it, and you thirsted for vengeance.

Basic Rules

You will meet at a park crowded with people. There you will be handed a map and two ribbons. One will be yellow. One will be blue. The blue one will be placed on your arm. The yellow one will go in your pocket. When the gun goes off you will follow the map across the city trying to make it to 6 checkpoints as quickly as you can. All the while you’ll be chased by those wearing yellow ribbons. If you get caught you will hand over your blue ribbon as a prize to the chaser. You will take the yellow ribbon out of your pocket and place it around your arm. You are now a chaser. The object of the game is to get to checkpoint 6 without getting tagged or to catch as many runners as you can.

Advanced Rules

1. Chasers may only catch one person at a time.
2. You must take the blue ribbon before you tag another runner.
3. Checkpoints are safe zones. No one can be tagged in a safe zone.
4. Safe zones will be noted on the map you receive in the beginning.
5. Public transportation is always a safe zone. The only thing that counts as public transit are buses and trains.
6. If there is an argument about who got caught, you settle it like adults in the dark of night between each other remembering the game is meant to be fun.
7. Everyone who makes it to the finish line is a winner and will receive a prize.
8. The runner who reaches the finish line first wins a trophy.
9. The chaser who captures the most runners wins a trophy.

DA

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Quick Update: Preview List, (Journey Update and More)

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1. Mock-up for June 1st tshirts (tomorrow)
2. Article about the Chicago Story Collective’s awesome High School Horror Stories show (by the 27th)
3. Update on our special September event, Journey to the End of the Night (by the 27th)
4. Journey website goes up (on June 10th)
5. We’re lining up features for a super-secret show happening in October, so we’ll start dropping details about that (June 11th)
6. Announcement of June’s lineup of featured tellers (soon, soon!)

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