Citizens For Batman - Live Chicago and New York Meet-Ups! Updated!
by Alex Billington
July 8, 2008
As promised, the Citizens For Batman have arranged meet-ups tonight in Chicago and New York. If you're not there (like me), they have initiated a live web feed to follow the events taking place. As far as we can tell, it is a giant rally for Batman and I have a feeling the Bat symbol will light up the night skies. You can watch the live feeds from the rallies in Chicago and New York at each respective link. It's time to rally in support of Batman! There is a live chat with text updates as well as a live video feed. Apparently police, news crews, and hundreds of fans have showed up at each location. This will definitely be a night to remember! If you want to follow the progress, head over to citizensforbatman.org now!
We'll update this at the conclusion, but until then we suggest you follow the live feeds on the website for Chicago or New York. I'm actually sitting out of a Hellboy II screening at the moment and anxious to get back inside, but I had to make sure to update this. The latest update in the chat says that the packages have been delivered and that they're awaiting the next step. The video feed shows a building - which is why we're guessing the Bat symbol will eventually light up the building soon enough. How's the for a publicity stunt? Keep following the updates on the site and we'll update this post later on! The Citizens For Batman supporters are currently spreading out in search of what we believe are clues or steps to complete this part of the viral campaign. Continue to follow the latest here!
NYC was a huge success. We struck a huge blow for Batman and for Gotham. I'm gonna go thank everyone on the ground. When we wake up tomorrow, it's gonna be a whole different world we wake up to! The Citizens For Batman have done it! They've shown the world how powerful they are - they've projected the giant Batman symbol on buildings in New York City and Chicago! As expected, the groups on the ground eventually were able to turn on the signal and light up the skies. Take that Gotham - they've shown the world that Batman is not just a vigilante!
If you missed the event as it unfolded, you can go read the text updates in the archives as they happened for Chicago and New York still. Although this viral marketing didn't mean much to us watching from home, I'm sure it was an incredible experience to be there. And if you are in New York tonight, take a look out your window. You may find the Bat symbol on the building next to you. And that kind of real world publicity stunt definitely gives me shivers! Like it or not, this was cool!