The Everywhere Man Mystery Revealed! Tour Happening and Book Launch!
As part of Litquake 2011, we'll be celebrating the launch of Everywhere Man, a literary audio tour and book written by Bay Area author Jim Nelson, featuring original music composed by Jesse Solomon Clark with Cornelius Boots on bass clarinet.
WHEN: Saturday, October 15 from 10 AM - 5 PM
WHERE: Meet us at our table at the Powell St./Market St. cable car turable (turnaround) in San Francisco from 10 AM - 3 PM
HOW THIS EVENT WORKS:
#1 PREORDER YOUR BOOK
To guarantee that you receive a copy of the limited-edition book and map, order yours today and we'll have it waiting for you at the event. (Pre-sle books $15, On and after October 15 $19.95)
#2: DOWNLOAD THE TOUR FOR FREE
The download will be available October 8 on the Everywhere Man webpage or through our Invisible City Audio Tours iPhone App.
#3: MEET US AT POWELL AND MARKET!Meet us at the beginning of the tour route on October 15 from 10 AM - 3 PM. We'll have a table at the Powell/Market cable car turnable where you can pick up your pre-ordered book and map. Bring cash for the cable car ride ($12 total). You will also be able to buy the book at the table if you haven't preordered it.
#4: TAKE THE TOUR!
Again, it's very important to DOWNLOAD TO TOUR on an MP3 player BEFORE coming out to take the tour!
More information about the tour can be found here.
Invisible City's "Tour of All Tours" Lit Crawl Reading in Clarion Alley
As part of San Francisco's epic literary event Lit Crawl, we'll be hosting an outdoor reading in Clarion Alley after our Everywhere Man tour and book launch, which you can read all about (and RSVP to) here!
WHEN: Saturday, October 15 during Phase II of the Crawl (7:15 - 8:15 PM)
WHERE: Clarion Alley at Valencia Street
THIS EVENT WILL BE A TOUR OF ALL TOURS!
Experience each Invisible City Audio Tour---past, present, and future---through readings by...
Heliography author DAN SANDERS!
The Armada of Golden Dreams author LINDSEY GRANT!
Landmark Revelation Society author BRIDGET HOIDA!
The Hassman Family Experience: a Fully Interactive Country & Western Album author TUPELO HASSMAN!
Make It Your Mission (our first Choose Your Own Adventure tour set in the Mission Disctrict, webpage coming soon!) author SARAH CISTON...
and our man of the hour, Everywhere Man author JIM NELSON!
And if this line-up isn't enough, know that each reading will feature music/and or visual projections that will surely titillate your senses!
Check out our presence on the Lit Crawl website if you so desire: http://litcrawl.org/sf/eve nts/event/invisible-city-audio-tours/
Events of ICAT Past
Reading of Golden Dreams & Everywhere Man Sneak Preview on June 16!
Come celebrate two beginnings: the new (indie bookstore) life of The Armada of Golden Dreams, and the start of the production of Everywhere Man, our fall tour.
When: Thursday, June 16 at 7 PM
Where: Bird & Beckett Books and Records
What: We will be featuring readings by Britta Austin (author of Artifacts, stories featured on both Heliography and The Armada of Golden Dreams) and Sarah Fran Wisby (author of Viva Loss, story featured on The Armada of Golden Dreams).
Our headliner for the evening will be the infamous Jim Nelson, who is the mastermind and author of Everywhere Man, ICAT's very first single-author tour that invites participants to solve a modern mystery while riding San Francisco's historic cable cars.
This will be the one and only time to get an Everywhere Man sneak preview before October 15, 2011 when the tour is set to launch.
We'll also be selling an array of Armada of Golden Dreams Booty including maps, music, and art!
Walk the plank on May 7, 2011 at the Armada Christening Party!
Download the tour (it's free!) before coming to The Christening! You will need a map to take the tour, and you can get one by ordering through IndieGoGo page or you can buy one at the event for $10. We'll be at the foot of Market near the bocce ball courts selling maps from 5 PM - 8 PM! See you there!
To celebrate the launch of Invisible City's second surreal walking audio tour, we’re inviting all our fans and supporters to come take Armada in tandem on May 7 starting at 5 PM. The tour starts at the foot of Market (at Steuart) where we'll have a table set up with maps for sale or at Booty Call if you've pre-ordered. We'll be there from 5 PM - 8 PM!
After 7 PM, join us for drinks, edible art by Rebecca Ebeling, and perhaps a few sea shanties at the after-party hosted by The Old Ship Saloon (298 Pacific @ Battery, http://www.oldshipsaloon.com), a pub built on the remains of the Arkansas, a Gold Rush vessel featured on our tour.
The map is available for pre-sale through IndieGoGo.
The tour is downloadable (for free) here!
Or through our
our shiny new iPhone app: http://itunes.apple.com/app/invisible-city-audio-tou rs/id416746852?mt=8(Droid version coming soon,we promise!)
Find out more about The Armada of Golden Dreams here: http://www.invisiblecityau diotours.org/tours.htm
Invisible City joins visual artist Carrie Hott at Adobe Bookstore! Whale Fall meets The Armada of Golden Dreams!
Saturday, November 6 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Adobe Bookstore, 3166 16th Street, San Francisco
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
A tour and reading of nautical proportions!
In the Adobe Books Parlor, the installation Whale Watch refers to the human inclination towards whale watching, and watching in general, which often elicits patience, reverence, and a sharp attentiveness, in order to allow for discovery. Within this clear objective, however, is the act of open-ended observation. As a visual and participatory project, Whale Watch is meant to echo the act of searching and orienting present in the process of Understanding A Whale Fall by concentrating on the act of observing. By bringing a focus onto the surrounding neighborhood, Whale Watch weaves aspects of the current environment and local history with the broader investigations conveyed in the backroom.
For the closing of the exhibition, you’re invited to actively watch in the surrounding neighborhood of Adobe Books. Carrie Hott will lead participants on a short walk through the Mission along a route of historical landmarks and sites of interest. Participants are invited to fill in the gaps with their own knowledge, stories, and histories to the walk as it goes, alternating their experience as guide and observer.
Following the walk will be a reading about whales and whaling at Adobe Books. In addition to original pieces read by Carrie Hott, Kevin P. Clarke, and Christine Choi, Invisible City Audio Tour authors from their upcoming tour, The Armada of Golden Dreams, will preview their pieces. Armada readers will include Amanda Davidson, Jennifer Hasegawa, Jason Buchholz, and Dave Seter.
Heliography Tour Happening #2!
Friday, October 1 from 5 PM until dark.
Join us on the self-guided audio walking tour from MacArthur BART Station to 23rd and Telegraph (the Art Murmur epicenter). You will find pop-up souvenir shops at each location along the tour route on these nights. We'll also have a staffed table set up at the Murmur. Google Map.
Step 1: Download the audio tour along with the map onto an MP3 player or onto a CD for walkman. Step 2: Refrain from listening to the tour until the happening. Step 3: Come to the MacArthur BART station, and push play (preferably right as you dismount the train in the platform). Step 4: Walk the tour, stop at the landmarks and buy souvenirs from the visual artists. Step 5: Stop at the Murmur and say hello! Step 6: Come grab a pint with us at the Commonwealth Cafe and Pub.
WHAT TO BRING
Your printed map, your MP3 player, and cash to buy beautiful art along the walk.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Join us in celebrating the inaugural Invisible City Audio Tour, Heliography. Twelve authors and one musician will lead you from the MacArthur Bart Station along Telegraph Avenue to Uptown's Gallery District Friday, October 1, 2010, During this event, souvenirs crafted by local artists will be sold at each landmark.
Also on October 1, SFC Double Dutch will be performing and teaching double dutch at Landmark 8!
You can find out more about Heliography here.