Posted on Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
I was awoken this early morning by the Fedex woman. I was supposed to be up anyways, getting ready for Comic-Con, went to bed later than planned last night. Needless to say, I was kinda grumpy. And the fact that I’ll be away from home for a week meant that if I didn’t answer the door, I would have to visit the Fedex warehouse downtown to get the package when I retuned home. Which is a greater hassle than getting up out of bed, even if it didn’t seem like one at that moment. “This package better be something good,” I mumbled to myself. The Fedex woman hands me a slim Fedex express envelope which felt like it had a quarter in it. “Great…”
Inside was a small manilla envelope, which I opened into my hands. It contained a generic flash drive (no movie branding) and two arcade coins. I was thinking that obviously someone must be playing a joke on me until I noticed the words on the arcade coins: FLYNN’S ARCADE. For those who don’t remember, the character Kevin Flynn in the 1982 sci-fi film Tron, had been working in a arcade with the games he had created. That’s right… this is the beginning of a viral for Disney’s Tron 2! The memory stick contains the following animated gif.
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After further research, I found that FirstShowing, JoBlo, ComingSoon and UGO have also recieved packages with different animated gif images featuring different code. I’m not sure what it all means, but I’m sure, much like The Dark Knight virals, its up to you, the readers, to figure this one out. The package came from a post office mailing center right across the street from the San Diego Convention Center. And with Comic-Con beginning on Thursday, I’m sure we can expect some Tron 2 viral fun at Comic-Con. It would be frigging awesome if there was a Flynn’s Arcade in San Diego…