Flashmob Fiction

Flashmob Fiction is a group experience that is part flash mob and part storytelling. We give you an mp3 to download and instructions about the time and location of the event as well as costume guidelines.  We all gather at the appointed place and time and simultaneously hit “play” on our iPods and phones.

mp3 Experiment - Improv AZ - Look Over There by Sheila Dee
Look Over There by Sheila Dee from Flickr

The mp3 then tells us what to do and where to go. We are the actors in the story. No one listens to the mp3 in advance so we don’t know what we’re going to be doing until the voice on the recording tells us. You can see the (slightly blurry) video from our first mp3 event to see what it was like.

Chapter One: The Epic Super Hero Battle

Our first Flashmob Fiction event is be the Epic Super Hero Battle! For those of you who haven’t participated in this before, it’s a very cheesy over-the-top fake battle between heroes and villains. Everyone is required to create their own character – we don’t want anyone to show up dressed as a  hero or villain from a comic book, book, TV show, or movie.

How It Works

As with all our events, participation is mandatory! We are already covered for photographs and videos, so only show up if you’re going to play along with the group.

When: Saturday, November 17th, 1:00pm – watch for the sign to start!

Where3rd Ave, west of Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale (NW corner). The linked map shows where to park and where to go.

What to Do: Show up at the location with the mp3 on your player and press play at exactly 1:00pm! Do NOT listen to the mp3 in advance!

RSVP: Please RSVP on our Facebook event to give us an idea who is coming, but you don’t have to. All you’re required to do is show up!

What to Bring: Your mp3 player, headphones, and your costume!

What to Wear: Dress as a super powered hero or villain of your own creation. Don’t come as Superman or Wolverine – make up your own crazy idea and have fun with it. Decide your secret hero (or villain) name, and show up in costume ready to go! If you need costume components, be sure to hit the Halloween shops before Halloween or Easley’s Fun Shop in Phoenix always has a great selection of costume pieces.

Wandering About: The instructions may require you to temporarily separate from your friends so please make sure everyone in your group is old enough and mature enough to walk down the street by themselves where you may not have your eyes on them at every moment.

Get the mp3 here!

Check back here on the evening of November 15th to download the mp3. Then do NOT listen to it! Just put it on your player and come to the event. Everyone will hear it for the first time as we go along.

If you know how to subscribe to a podcast feed for your phone or player, you can do that now. Then the mp3 will automatically when you refresh your feed before the event.

Subscribe to the RSS/podcast Feed: Watch for our next event!

Download the mp3 directly: Watch for our next event!

Watch this page for updates, get your costume, and tell your friends!