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ARGFest-o-con 2012 Toronto
The ARG Museum will have a display of collected Alternate Reality Games artifacts in Toronto at ARGFest 2012! Below you will find out how you can participate and help make the Museum a fantastic showing of creative items formed and collected during past ARG campaigns.
Come to Toronto, and get a hands-on look at some of the amazing talent that went into the design of many of these objects - from newspapers, to puzzley items, to character heirlooms - you name it! This is the stuff that helps to make ARGs that much more real and tangible.
What is the Artifact Museum?
Every year at ARGFest-o-con, we set up a display of items collected by players over the years - all the way back 2001, perhaps even earlier!
How can I help?
Whether you attend ARGFest or not, you can help populate its display.
- If you come to ARGFest, you can take along any items you'd like to display in the museum.
- If you can't make it to the fest, you may wish to mail your items to someone who is.
- We prefer all items to be registered beforehand, so that we know who brought what, and ensure that the items are safely returned to their respective owners.
Will my items be safe?
You can rest assured, we understand that while the street-value of most items are negligible, the personal value of many of these items is much greater, so we ARGFest staff keep a watchful eye while the display is publicly accessible, and the room it's in is locked the rest of the time.
- If you don't want to have a particular item on display itself, you may wish to provide a copy, or a photograph - hey, it's better than nothing! :)
How do I register items?
You can register items in multiple ways.
- Fill out the submission form provided here with details about what you'd like to have displayed!
- Contact thebruce, toenolla, or davflamerock
ARGFest 2012 Museum Catalogue
Below is a list of campaigns we would love to see represented at the museum this year. If you have an item belonging to one of these listed below and you're willing to take it for display ARGFest, please follow the above instructions to submit it for the catalogue. If you have items belonging to a campaign that isn't yet listed below, please contact us!
|5Gum: Human Preservation Project||thebruce||Encased LED Icefly|
Test subject badge
|Animism||thebruce||Declan Grey business card, 3 chips, letter & fan expo handouts|
|Art of the Heist||rowan||Audi project card & LRR pin|
|ChangeAgents||varin||ChangeAgents (by Dave Szulborksi) CD and pendant.|
|Charlotte is Becoming Real||rowan||Post card from Anna, envelope addressed to P Martin, undiscovered San Diego note|
|Charlotte is Becoming Real||thebruce||tape recorder|
|Citizens of Virtue||rowan||humility, kindness, patience, charity, temperance, diligence, chastity cards|
|Clawshun Industries||thebruce||Daily Planet newspaper|
|Continuum ARG||thebruce||mailed rabbithole pkg|
|Cruel 2 b kind||thebruce||You are 2 kind doll (ARGFest San Fran)|
|CTW 2: Catching the Wish||Pixie||Comic with details from "Chasing the Wish" written by "Dale Sprague"|
Map of Aglaura
|CTW 2: Catching the Wish||Toenolla||The Mask of Man|
|Darkest Puzzle||thebruce||3.25" floppy rabbithole & card|
|Eklipse Global||thebruce||3 photos and hat|
|Eldritch Errors||varin||My piece of the watercolor.|
|Eldritch Errors||rowan||rabbithole package (minus coin), various notes from NYC event|
|Eldritch Errors||thebruce||rabbithole package (minus coin too? wonder where it went)|
|Eldritch Errors||DavFlamerock||Jen's Watercolor & Letter|
BSeeingU BA Postcard
|The Game is a Coverup||thebruce||Deaddrop instructions from Gaia at CN Tower|
Deaddrop jar w/letter
|Flynn Lives||rowan||stickers, encom badge, pins: space paranoids, 89|
|Flynn Lives||DavFlamerock||Encom Badge|
Astro Gunner Postcard
|Flynn Lives||thebruce||pins: punch out, face off, guard, flynn lives (and a bag of more)|
|HETFET / Hellboy 2||rowan||sticker, letter, and burnt paper|
|HETFET / Hellboy 2||thebruce||stencil|
|I Am Blind||rowan||card and glasses|
|I Love Bees||rowan||DVD|
|I Love Bees||thebruce||fan-made clock|
training event badge
|The IHC||rowan||letter from the IHC|
|Intimation||DavFlamerock||Dream Skull and Camera Card|
|Jejune Institute||Ariock||Chapter 1 Instructions and Postcard.|
Chapter 2 Map.
|Jejune Institute||DavFlamerock||Sounds of Ascension CD|
"You Are South" Book 4 Postcard
|IRIS (Halo 3)||DavFlamerock||This Is How the World Ends Poster|
|Last Call Poker||rowan||washington DC & NYC programs, set of chips, 2nd place card set from DC, GUN playing cards|
|Legend of the Sacred Urns||varin||A skull statue from the game.|
|Legends of Alcatraz||thebruce||rabbithold box: flyer, newspaper cutout, Inmates p85-86, lenticular postcard, susie postcard, flattened flower, cell key, commerce quantified mag page|
"Yellow Hammer" case file from Alcatraz experience
|Legend of the Sacred Urns||thebruce||A skull statue from the game.|
|Levis - Go Forth||thebruce||mailed rabbithole pkg: bandana & photo|
|The Lost Ring||rowan||Sophrosune, Thumos, Sofia, Mythopoeia, Dikaiosune stickers|
|The Lost Ring||DavFlamerock||rabbithole Clew|
Map of San Francisco City Labyrinth
|The Lost Ring||thebruce||various Toronto labyrinth plans|
|Lovely Molly||thebruce||disc, photos & lapel pin|
|Marble Hornets/Slender Man ARGs||DavFlamerock||Just Another Fool Slender Man Journal|
|Mare Vitreum||DavFlamerock||Crystal tablet from the "Mare Vitreum" event|
|Mark of the Spider-Man||Ancalime||Peter Parker's backpack: textbooks, notebook, shoes, photos and proof sheets, miscellanea|
|Monster Hunters Club||rowan||stuffed creature from the black lagoon|
|Monster Hunters Club||thebruce||Bionic Bigfoot, syringe|
|Must Love Robots||John Willoughby||small pink robot sew-on patch|
|Must Love Robots||rowan||post card from 011ie, transformers bag from NYC event, mbilf.biz mug|
|Must Love Robots||thebruce||origami robot instructions|
|Orbital Colony||rowan||orbicon pamphlet|
|Perplex City||rowan||find the lost cube stickers|
|Project Abraham||thebruce||puzzle print, AFAO.com flyer, newsletter print|
|Reality Ends Here||toenolla||leather bracelet|
|Super 8 /Rocket Poppeteers||Twin Teamwork Fleet certificate|
Astronaut program welcome letter
|Seek the Six||thebruce||interference flyer|
|Snowtown||thebruce||rabbithole library cards|
|Socks Inc.||John Willoughby||Socks, inc card - postcard sized promo card "your hand has character - reveal it"|
|Stop the International||thebruce||mailed rabbithole package|
|Tempus Umbra||John Willoughby||Commemorative t-shirts|
|There's Something in the Sea||thebruce||Mark Meltzer research file|
|Urban Hunt||Pixie||Dead Poems|
Newspaper Clipping about the "Cambridge Mental Hospital"
|Veil Nanoscience||Ryan Omark||We have a few leftover post-game "thanks for playing" type posters, plus some of the brochures we used as the rabbithole for the game.|
|Why So Serious||rowan||Harvey Dent campaign pkg: folder, 2 pins, letter & postcard|
|Why So Serious||thebruce||joker mask|
face painting kit, joker card, defaced $1 bill, small joker photo
Gotham Times: City At War
|Wolfpack PMC||thebruce||Russian passport?|
|Year Zero||thebruce||Ammo can|
|ZED.to / Byologyc||thebruce||Davian/Olive/Chet business cards|
3 blue pill holders (1 empty, 2 byomates)
|The Black Helix|
|Staff of the Magi|
|St. Laudine's Academy|
|What is this game?|
|Reality is Broken (Jane McGonigal)||DavFlamerock|
|39 Clues||Michael Andersen|
|Skeleton Creek||Michael Andersen|
|Level 26 - Dark Origins (Anthony Zuiker)||Rowan|
|The Art of Immersion (Frank Rose)||Michael Andersen|
|Cathy's Book, Cathy's Ring, Cathy's Key||Rowan|
|House of Leaves (Z Danielewski)||Rowan|
|Personal Effects: Dark Art||Rowan|
|Wired Magazine, Evan Ratliff special||Rowan|
|Bag of Bones||Rowan|
|This is Not a Game (Walter Jon Williams)||DavFlamerock|
|Catherine Halsey's Journal||thebruce|
|Zombie Survival Guide||thebruce|
|Wired Magazine, JJ Abrams special||thebruce|
|Past ARGFest-o-con items|
|Wired Magazine, Underworld special|
|Trackers (Book 1 only)|
|The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle|
|This is Not a Game: A Guide to Alternate Reality Gaming (by Dave Szulborski)|
|Codes, Ciphers, Secrets and Cryptic Communication (Fred B. Wrixon)|
We've yet to manage to fully re-create the watercolour painting from Eldritch Errors - if you have a piece from the initial rabbithole, please consider bringing it so that we may make the attempt once again to do so! :)