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Official 2K Subject Delta Costume shown at the Splicers Unite! event. Image by Foxymark.

Informed that former-residents of Rapture would appear in NYC, we gathered at Pier 54 to witness their arrival. Through the pouring rain, two Splicers appeared. We followed them on their trek for ADAM, eventually finding a Little Sister and her special Big Daddy: Subject Delta. We documented the encounter, as the Splicers attempted to capture the Little Sister. But, to no avail, they retreated and, eventually, so did Subject Delta...

—Fantasization of the First Splicer's Unite Event, by MegaScience after attending.

Information[edit source]

Poster for Splicers Unite events created by Katherine Mann

Photo of the swag canister

Project Delta as seen in Boston. Image from PoeticMadnesss of the United Splicers Coalition.

Starting December 5th, 2009, as part of the ongoing promotions for the release of BioShock 2 the Cult of Rapture began to organize "Splicers Unite!" events in major cities throughout the United States. Each event featured an elaborately costumed Subject Delta accompanied by a Little Sister, with gifts from COR given out to attendees. Later Splicers Unite! events also included a "Rapturian Cocktail Hour" that took place in a local restaurant.

Suit Details[edit source]

  • Ropes attaching the Helmet to the body. (Sadly, they kept coming undone.)
  • Tubes leading from the helmet to two angled containers on the back.
  • 1 Red and 1 Blue (smaller) container between the main containers.
  • Weight of drill approx 40 lbs.
  • Automation:
    • Working Light: On top of the head.
    • Working Drill: Spins with a rotary sound.
    • Played Big Daddy groans: (Apparently) From an iPod Shuffle on the hip.
      • In later events no shuffle can be seen though sounds continue to be present.

Little Sister Details[edit source]

  • Tattered, ripped and dirty dress; similar look to a Sister from the first game
  • Smeared makeup around the eyes
  • Blue Butterfly perched on her left shoulder
  • Very authentic ADAM syringe in hand
  • Hair pulled back into a ponytail with a white bow
  • Models vary by city

Swag[edit source]

  • Small tins wrapped in paper labeled "Splicers Unite!"
  • Inside the tins were a BioShock 2 T-Shirt, and a shot of red bull.

First Event[edit source]

  • Date: Saturday, December 5th, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Place: Pier 54, NYC
    • Walked to near intersection of Little West Avenue and 16th Street due to heavy rain.

Second Event[edit source]

  • Date: Saturday, December 19th, 2009
  • Time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Place: Faneuil Hall, Boston
    • Took place in between Faneuil Hall and the Quincy Market Building
  • Cocktail Party
    • Held at a bar/grill called "The Tap"
    • 2kGames opened up a tab, and paid for everybody's food.
    • Costume contest for those who were dressed up.
      • Three masks were given to the three winners.
    • After the contest, 2k Reps left attendees to be social with other Splicers.

Third Event[edit source]

Splicers at Chicago event

  • Date: Saturday, January 9th, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM CENTRAL
  • Place: Navy Pier, Chicago
    • On Family Pavilion stage due to acclimate weather
    • One mask given to a young Splicer
    • Delta and Little Sister appeared together from left of crowd then ascended stairs to the family pavilion stage
    • Delta remained on stage for pictures for 45 minutes
    • Little Sister divided her time standing on stage and mingling with crowd
    • Promoter Mike answered questions regarding the suit's construction, cost, and weight
  • Cocktail Party
    • Held at a bar/grill called LaSalle Power Company
    • 2kGames opened up a tab, and paid for everybody's food.
    • Featured drinks included "Vitalize" and "Wiiings"; Plasmid inspired alcoholic drinks containing Red Bull
    • Sponsored in part by Red Bull
    • Costume contest for those who were dressed up.
      • Two masks were given to the winners, one male and one female.
    • After the contest, 2k Reps left attendees to be social with other Splicers.
    • Two masks were given later given to other female costume contestants

Fourth Event[edit source]

  • Date: Saturday, January 16th, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM EST
  • Place: Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida
  • Cocktail Party

Fifth Event[edit source]

  • Date: Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
  • Time: 12:00 PM CENTRAL
  • Place: Wooldridge Park, Austin, Texas
  • Cocktail Party
    • Held at an open-air bar/grill named Cuatro's
    • Three masks were awarded to winners of the costume contest.

Sixth Event[edit source]

  • Date: Saturday, January 30th, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 PM PACIFIC
  • Place: Waterfront Park, Seattle, Washington
  • Cocktail Party

Seventh Event[edit source]

  • Date: Monday, February 8th, 2010
  • Time: 9:00 PM PACIFIC
  • Place: Sugar Cafe at 679 Sutter Street in San Francisco, California
  • Continued to the GameStop in Union Square for the midnight opening of BioShock 2.
    • 15 of the game developers attended.

Video Footage[edit source]

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Splicers Unite!

Footage from New York event, courtesy of Epstein CoR

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Splicers Unite Boston HD

Splicers Unite Boston, Video courtesy of Lotus52

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Splicers Unite Chicago

Chicago event footage, courtesy of LSKatherine?KatMann of 2K Forums

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