Citizens For Batman Unite - New York and Chicago Meet-Ups!
by Alex Billington
July 7, 2008
With less than two weeks left until the theatrical release of The Dark Knight, you might have thought that the viral marketing for the film had finished. Guess again! Citizens For Batman is arranging a massive meet-up in New York and Chicago on Tuesday, July 8th. Now that Harvey Dent has been elected to District Attorney, the viral has shifted its focus to Batman himself. Citizens For Batman has really ramped up activity recently, sending packages of swag to members including myself. Now the countdown has begun! No one knows what to expect on Tuesday, but there is one thing I can guarantee you'll see - huge crowds. If you're not in New York or Chicago area, don't fear, the events will be broadcast live.
Sometimes, you have to take a stand. You have to fight for respect. You have to let the entire world know you're here.
On July 8th, nobody will be able to ignore us. Gather at the above coordinates at the appointed time, and help us take a stand in support of Batman!
If you head to CitizensForBatman.org, you'll see a countdown and two latitude and longitude coordinates, one for each city. The timer expires at 9PM in Chicago and 10PM in New York on Tuesday night. The Chicago location is at the courtyard between the two buildings on Wacker Dr between Monroe St and Adams St - see the map here. The New York location is at Thomas Paine Park at Lafayette St and Centre St - see the map here. If you're planning on attending the meet-ups at either location, groups are being coordinated via SuperHeroHype for each respective city - Chicago or New York. Let us know in the comments below if anyone you know will be heading out in support of Batman!
We're not sure what to expect, but if you're a big Batman fan or are excited for The Dark Knight, I would strongly suggest you be there. It could be anything from a rally in support of Batman, similar to the Harvey Dent rallies but with a much bigger and stronger fan presence, to a swag giveaway or otherwise. We're also guessing that this may be the "13. Gather all my fans" item from the WhySoSerious.com list. At this point the hype for the movie is so huge, that I expect to the turnout at these meet-ups to be enormous.
The website also says: "If you can't join us on the ground, we'll be providing a way for you to watch what goes down, live on this website." We'll definitely be covering this and watching the live broadcast ourselves - so stay tuned for more come Tuesday night. Defend Gotham! Defend Batman!