Darsana Prime Swag now available!

The Blue Voodoo Resistance invite you to New Orleans for our fourth Ingress XM Anomaly: Darsana Prime on February 23, 2019.

Swag Shop now contains exclusive Darsana Prime swag – Early Bird sale pricing is up until January 20.

Celebrating 300 years since its founding, New Orleans is known as the birthplace of Jazz and presents an incredible selection of live music every night of the week. Over 1500 local restaurants tempt the tastebuds with global as well as rich local Creole and Cajun culinary traditions. New Orleans is also the home of Mardi Gras, the greatest free show on earth since 1699. Visitors for Darsana Prime will experience Carnival’s satire and spectacle with 11 parades passing in front of the Resistance hotel during the anomaly weekend.

New Orleans is also the site of epic anomaly events, including successful Interitus and Helios connected cells, blue Gulf fields blanketing agents as they partied after Darsana, the most points scored in a single instant when four continental shards shuttled over 1100 km from Charlotte to New Orleans during Abaddon, and one of the closest scores in XM Anomaly history when the Enlightened managed to eke out a win by just 25 points during Via Noir.

Join the Blue Voodoo Resistance for Mardi Gras, food, music and Darsana Prime in New Orleans on February 23, 2019!

Resistance Anomaly Registration for access to anomaly chats, team organization, etc.

Niantic Anomaly Registration is not yet available

Swag Shop now contains exclusive Darsana Prime swag – Early Bird sale pricing is up until January 20.

Darsana Prime Accommodations are now available.

These accommodations at the Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue put you right on the parade route and in the middle of it all!

Parade Schedule

#FateOfThe13 Magnus Shards Supporters Swag Available


For the largest and longest running global Ingress event so far, #FateOfThe13, a truly global effort to support Resistance operations was necessary.  When we reached out globally, designers Pam Maloney (https://plus.google.com/+PamMaloney) and Miho S (https://plus.google.com/+MihoS0919) answered the call to design items that symbolized the global fight to control the magnus shards.

coin-20170302-obverseAll proceeds from sales of these items will be used to fund IRFN operations (http://irfn.org/).  All sales of $6 or more will include a biocard with code redeemable for a shards supporter achievement medal in The Grid (http://the-grid.org).  We hope you love our Tecthulhu circuit-inspired theme and take advantage of the global production and fulfillment we have coordinated.

Quantities are now limited to the remaining quantities from final production counts.

Fulfillment Options:

Americas/Rest of World: https://shop.bluevoodoo.la/ (direct link https://bluevoodoo.la/product-category/shop/anomaly/fateofthe13/)

Europe: https://shop.irfn.org/



Via Noir Swag Shop Now Open!

New Orleans is steeped in traditions that may seem strange to the outside onlooker. She has been kissed by much history and many cultures, all of which have left identifying marks (and sometimes scars) on her face. The local Resistance have embraced those roots that are permeated by Voodoo, hence the team name “Blue Voodoo”.

Niantic has again chosen New Orleans to be a Q4 Ingress anomaly primary site. Because of this, Blue Voodoo team members have quickly snapped into action preparing to make this event not only victorious for the Resistance, but memorable and fun by putting their own unique twist on things.

This year’s logo, designed by agent NarumiFox, features a jazz funeral for a frog. Jazz funerals are a tradition uniquely New Orleans. They start with the mourners slowly making their way to the burial place with a brass band playing a slow and somber song. Once the burial is finished, the procession leaves with dance and celebration – the band picks up and the jazz music starts. Traditionally, the procession is led by the “main line” comprised of the brass band, family and friends of the deceased and funeral directors who are then followed by the group of people marching behind them or, the “second line”. Blue Voodoo’s particular  jazz funeral is led by their mascot, Baron Samedi. In voodoo, the Baron is the loa of the dead. He is known for his affinity for tobacco, rum and degenerate behavior. So, it is only fitting to have him lead the Resistance’s jazz funeral and second line for the rival Enlightened team’s frog.

“Music here is as much a part of death as it is of life.” – Sidney Bechet, 1897-1959, New Orleans Jazzman

The Baron will be accompanied by a sidekick, Tootie Laveau. Tootie Laveau is a mischievous bird that has recently taken to nesting with her mighty hordes of tootie birds in Slack. Do keep an eye out for Tootie Laveau here and there. Outside of slack, her brethren can be found taking up residence in various New Orleans trees, making a ruckus and breeding indiscriminately.

Tootie Laveau is based off of the party parrot while real-life tootie birds are green quaker parrots and have graced New Orleans since their accidental introduction via the pet trade.

Our Swag Shop is open for purchases as of today and features a special bundle for each of our honored mascots. 

Order yours today and check out the rest of the Swag Shop for more amazing products and deals – including throwbacks from Darsana and Abaddon and our Resistance Navy coin!

This year’s Ingress anomaly is entitled “Via Noir” and takes place November 12, 2016. New Orleans is also hosting it’s second Ingress Mission Day on November 13, 2016.

Please join the local Blue Voodoo agents on the ground to make this a successful resistance win. Register here now