6 Sep 2016
LOCAL FLAVOUR

Surge Order takes over car2go at Comic Con in San Diego

Hacker group Surge Order took over the car2go network in San Diego to free convention attendees from unfair surge pricing.

 

It’s one of the biggest events in the country, and has grown from ‘nerd mecca’ to the launching pad for major media franchises, brands and artists. It’s not enough to just show up – you have to make a splash.

Ready with our new fleet and special pricing, we had an eventful weekend in San Diego during the convention.

 

Surge Order takeover

The Surge Order made their first appearance and hacked into our systems to free the people of San Diego from the tyrannies of surge pricing:

While we were dealing with the hack, Surge Order worked to recruit people to the cause:

They hid three super-rare comic books all over the city, and three car2go members were lucky enough to claim them as prizes. How rare is rare? The prizes included:

  • Daredevil #1
  • Avengers #1
  • The Amazing Spider-Man #1

 

Altogether, the value for these prizes totaled over $27,000. Contestants were sent around the city looking for clues, and received hints via text message. While there were hundreds of competitors, only three emerged victorious.

 

Sam poses with a copy of Daredevil #1

Sam poses with a copy of Daredevil #1

Amy took home The Amazing Spider-Man #1

And that was just the beginning – the Surge Order monitored surge pricing in the area, and actively moved our fleet to high-priced areas to relieve convention-goers from the pain of high prices.

And who wants to worry about looking for parking? Continuing a tradition of doing more for our members, we had our Drop Zone set up to make getting to the convention as easy as valet parking.

Members also enjoyed a swanky brunch on Saturday to join together and celebrate the festivities.

 

Shared member pics

All in all, we really enjoyed helping members get to the convention for less. It’s always a blast, and our members shared their some of their experiences with us:

(Submitted by Armony) Insta: @mynameischamaco

Chamaco had some fun at the barbershop. (Submitted by Armony) Insta: @mynameischamaco

Henrique went full Peter Parker on Tom Holland's Spider-Man at the panel for the upcoming movie.

Henrique went full Peter Parker on Tom Holland’s Spider-Man at the panel for the upcoming movie.

Elizabeth took a seat with the cast of Southpark

Elizabeth took a seat with the cast of Southpark.

Devin Witnessed the Powerpuff girls making a comeback.

Devin witnessed the Powerpuff girls making a comeback.

Logan survived the exploring the final frontier.

Logan survived the exploring the final frontier.

We had a lot of fun at Comic Con this year, despite having to deal with the Surge Order. Stay tuned for what happens next year! Have you also been there? What was your best experiece at Comic Con?