Friday, November 14, 2008

Details: Secret November Mission

In eight days, we will tackle one of our biggest missions, yet. Join Flash Mob Austin on November 22, 2008 for our Secret November Mission.

This mission will be run by Agent Tons0Fun with Agent Filkins and Agent Adams helping out. Like Jake's Birthday and in true Improv Everywhere fashion, participating agents will be told mission specifics only minutes before the event.

Here's your to-do list:
1. Reserve the afternoon of Saturday, November 22nd for the mission and make sure you confirm your participation via Facebook, Urban Prankster, or email.

2. Think about your favorite room, and choose an object that you use in that room. Good examples include:

  • Kitchen/ coffee
  • Office/ laptop
  • Bathroom/ newspaper
3. Please meet the Flash Mob Austin team at one of two locations:
a- If you live in Austin, please meet us in north Austin by 2:00 p.m. outside the Canyon Ridge HEB [map link]. If you are willing to drive and carpool to our second location (see below), let us know when you arrive (it is approximately 11 miles from HEB). We will be leaving this location at exactly 2:15 p.m. so please arrive BEFORE 2:00 p.m..
b- If you live very far north of the Canyon Ridge HEB, please meet us in the Round Rock JC Penney's parking lot by 2:45 p.m. [map link]. We will be leaving this location at 3:00, so please arrive BEFORE 2:45 p.m.

4. Dress casually, invite your friends, and maybe bring a canvas shopping bag or giant purse to hide your object in.

After the mission (at approximately 4:15 p.m.) we'll have a wrap up meeting at the JC Penney's location. We'll be done by 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us or message us on Facebook. Our aim is to have at least 100 agents doing this innovative mission. Get ready to rock Round Rock!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 22: Secret Indoor Mission

Our official November mission is going to be GIANT. We're returning to our Improv Everywhere roots by making this mission BIG, COMPLETELY SPONTANEOUS, and HILARIOUS. Unlike Jake's birthday, though, this mission will truly be an Austin original.

Please reserve the afternoon and early evening of Saturday, Nov. 22nd for this mission. The full details have been revealed to those who were able to make the November planning meeting last Saturday. The agents who were not able to make the planning meeting will be given some of the details a few days before the mission. The rest of the details will be given on site on Nov. 22nd. We'll be posting to this site, our blog (, and our Facebook with meet-up and preparation details.

We are hoping to have at least 100 agents for this mission, so please confirm your attendance either on here, Facebook, Urban Prankster, or via email. Please invite your friends. This will be a great mission to introduce to Flash Mob n00bs. Though this mission will work with a small amount of agents, it would be EPIC to have 150+.

Agent Ton0Fun has stepped up to lead this one while Agent Filkins and I support with admin and recruiting. This is our official November mega mission.

Also, this mission is our first mission that will take place in a large, INDOOR, public environment. Get ready to shake things up, Flash Mob Austin! This is going to be fantastic!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Documentary: Agent Filkins

Laura Garcia profiled our great admin (and fearless leader) Agent Filkins for her documentary class. The Vimeo video is fantastic. Check it out.

Monday, November 3, 2008

This Saturday: November planning meeting

Reminder: we have our November planning meeting this Saturday, November 8th at Shipe Park at 2:30 p.m. Shipe park is at 201 East 45th Street, Austin, Texas [map link]

You can find Agent Filkins and Agent Adams standing under the shelter by the picnic table. As always, we'll be sporting our incredible "Flash Mob Austin" navy blue t-shirts and lookin' lively.

Agenda: We'll be hashing out the details for our large scale November mission. In the spirit of true flash mobbing and Improv Everywhere, all details about our November mission will be kept a secret until the day of this mission. If you want to know the scoop and be in on the dirty details, come to the planning meeting.