Mine was Cassandra Prime in Warsaw. First on site and TR for starter... I was so nervous, couldn't think stright but my team was great and so supportive! What are your memories?
Persepolis Utrecht June 2015.
Never missed one since :)
On the ground : Darsana Brussels. Full set since
Dallas 2013 - original 13Magnus😎
Shōnin - Orlando
I sent HINT codes to the folks at Wallace Castle.
Operated for Cross Plains 1 ("Ingress Days").
First on the ground was Bowstring.
My first was Shonin in Pasadena. I had a great time and have participated in most of them since.
Very first anomaly I participated in was Persepolis DC. I did RR.
First on the ground was Aegis Nova Brooklyn
My first was Amsterdam last month. Loved every minute. Can't wait for the next one. And I got 2 pretty badges for it 😁
This i really tough to remember. I gotta open up some files to look it up. Anomaly Ground says...
ah yeah! That's right.
Seattle, Washington, Obsidian, 2016. I found out one week before the event I could attend and was made Team Lead for other last minute peeps. I was nervous as hell and impressed to see how others led with such confidence in the field. Managed to find a free place to stay, met Susanna Moyer, and got a unique puzzle written into my Ingress Origins book by Flint Dille. It was also the first anomaly I played along side my parents. My mother was captaining a van team, some very nice people I reunited with during the Portland and NOLA Anomalies.
My first Anomaly Intel job was with Shonin in Reykjavik, Iceland, 2015. I was overwhelmed by how fast everyone was to react and advise though we were assisting a foreign country and struggling with the language. I remember thinking, "hardcore gamers are nuts" and "this is some serious big time shiz happening and I have no idea what's going on."
What a fun game!
Time Zero Greenwich - Remote Site (sitting on 1 portal for four hours) so not strictly anomaly. First full anomaly experience on the ground was Glasgow Interitus
Darsana Santa Cruz. Drove down from San Francisco; had a complete blast.
Recursion in Miami!
Darsana Prime Lisbon.
13 magnus, dallas. anomaly badges were not yet a thing in ingress.
first badged anomaly was recursion, joe philley gave me my first anomaly badge. my packet didnt have one and he fixed it.
Kind of the whole weekend we were soaking wet because of the pouring rain...
and had a blast :)
My first Anomaly was this years Darsana Anomaly in Alanta, Ga, USA. I drove 3 hours to get there, it was definitely worth the trip. I got into a ground team and I had a blast.
Does Wondercon, UCLA Spring Break Time Warp (?), Or Operation Juice Club count?
If so it was one of those. If not, then Operation 13Magnus (Magnus13?) Santa Monica.
Entered Ingress on June 19th, 2016
First on-site 13MR Macau
13magnus buenos aires Argentina
Helios in Rotterdam was my first and haven't missed one since.
Mine was Obsidian in Seattle, my home town (or close enough).
I had a leg injury at the time and ended up in a group with people who couldn't walk far (families with small kids, someone who had just had surgery etc.) and we were placed at the Space Needle :). If one is going to be stuck in one place most of an anomaly, that was a happening place to be. I did walk a little way to another big portal battle later in the event.
I missed Persepolis in Porland, OR as I had just started playing Ingress and had no idea what an anomaly was, or why I would want to drive 3+ hours to go to one. Since Obsidian I haven't missed one anomaly badge :)
Time Zero Greenwich 2013 - we spent 4 hours opposite the houses of parliament, trying not to be too noisy about blowing things up!
Cassandra Hong Kong (2013)
Got conned by a friend of mine to Macau 2017
Operation Voynich, Hamburg 2013 (first event in Europe afaik)
much has changed since then, i wish they would bring back something like prime challenge.
Cassandra NYC for the finale of the original Cassandra series. Very happy that Anomalies are still going strong as I'm now quickly approaching my 18th Anomaly on the ground during the upcoming Myriad series.
Obsidian 2016 in Tucson. At least that was my first in person participation.
Helios Gotenburg as boot then, team leader of Team Overswaguée, the unique sparkling blue wig team !
Via Lux in santiago, Chile... I never thought that so many foreign agents from Latin America would attend!
Oh and in Afterparty I met my girlfriend, 2 years and 6 months of relationship.😍
I still think that it was very random the way we met and how everything took place😅 Ingress <3