This Flash Mob gathering of geocachers will be only 15 minutes long. You MUST be present and sign the log sheet DURING this time to claim this event. After 15 minutes…we're gone!
This event is be one small part of the WWFM III (World Wide Flash Mob event) coordinated and in conjunction with the San Diego WWFM III hosted by iTrax and FoxTail but as Australia is some 17 hours ahead of Pacific Summer Time rather than holding our event simultaneously with the US event at 0300 on Sunday morning this event is at a much more user friendly time
Participants casually position themselves at various locations around the Fed Square / Flinders Street Station precinct within sight of but not at GZ
0958 - 1000
Casually make your way towards GZ but as much as you can, act like a muggle, pretend not to know each other or give any indication that something is about to happen but STAY AWAY from ground zero until your GPSr clock tells you it's 1000 EXACTLY
Everyone arrives at GZ. Facitman & Rhinogeo will be there with an Ammo Box. As you arrive, you will be handed a log sheet. Participants will sign the log sheets (which will later become the log book). To qualify for attendance, drop the completed logsheet back in the Ammo Box
Mingle. Share stories. Compare this event to WWFM II held at 4:00 am on Remembrance Day. But be quick - there is not much time!
1007 - 1010
Participants assemble on the paved area in front of the Big Screen for a group photo and with luck the opportunity to take a photo of themselves on the screen (to enable the logging of a find for the FedCam WebCam cache)
1010 - 1013
A logsheet will be drawn from the Ammo Box to award FTF honours to one of the participants
One minute warning announced - Prepare to leave
IMMEDIATELY LEAVE the area. The event area will be evacuated without a trace. The log ammo box will be packed up. If you didn't get to it in time you can't log the event. Only those participants whose names appear on the log sheets may log this event
If everything goes right we will have had people coming out of nowhere and gathering for 15 minutes, holding a geocaching event and then disappearing
This could raise a few muggle eyebrows!
For the Flash Mob to have its full effect, it must appear to come from nowhere and disappear just as quickly
About Fed Square
Federation Square is described as Melbourne's meeting place and a unique cultural precinct. It brings together a creative mix of attractions, including; The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Champions: Australian Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, National Design Centre and the Melbourne Visitor Centre, along with 15 restaurants, cafes and bars, function centres, guided tours at 11am and 2pm Monday - Saturday and over 2000 events held annually (including WWFM III in 2008)
More information on Federation Square is available at http://www.federationsquare.com.au