And so, another Mysterium comes to a close. We had almost 140 attendees this year! That puts us firmly in the top 5 for attendance count. It was a daunting prospect as a con-chair, but (with the exception of a few technical difficulties) I think it went extremely well. Thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who donated time or objects/prizes, and everyone on my amazing con-staff. It has been a pleasure chairing for you all.
Sometime in the next few days, I will type up the ‘Real World Contacts‘ board that people filled out on Sunday, and email it to everyone that pre-registered. Unfortunately, we don’t have contact info for those that registered on-site, and I don’t want to just post all of it publicly, so hopefully you will be able to find each other one way or another.
I also wanted to give out contact info for the members of the narrative panel:
- Ichiro Lambe – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dean O’Donnell – email@example.com
- Andrew Plotkin – firstname.lastname@example.org
I also promised that I would give out a link to Samantha Rabbitt’s online portfolio, which you can find here: http://www.samantharabbitt.com/. Despite having never even looked at a Myst game, Sam volunteered many hours to layout our conbook and create the map for Escape the Age, so this is the least we can do.
At Closing Ceremonies on Sunday, it was proposed that we should open a space for attendees to provide feedback and event ideas for future Mysteria. We are trying to figure out the best way to do that, but for now we have opened a section of our forum for that. You can find it here: http://www.mysterium.net/forum/
We will also be emailing a feedback form to all attendees when we send out the contact list, which will hopefully help us get a better idea of how your weekend went. Please fill that out in the week or so after you get it, while everything is still fresh in your mind.
As usual, we have opened a Flickr group for people to post pictures of this year’s Mysterium. You can find that here: https://www.flickr.com/groups/2846629@N24/
If you don’t use Flickr, please drop us a line and let us know where we can find your pictures/videos/trip logs/whatever. We will try to compile everything we can find into one post or page somewhere.
Mysterium 2016 will be held on the weekend of August 5th-7th of next year, in keeping with our rule of holding the con on the first full weekend in August. As was announced at Closing Ceremonies, we can’t yet announce exactly *where* Mysterium 2016 will be held, except to say that it will be on the western side of the continental US. I know that this is frustrating to people, and we hope to have everything resolved on that front within a month. So please stay tuned.
I am in the process of compiling all of the materials from Escape the Age and will release those once I have finished. Similarly, the videos of various on-site events will be released once we get them cleaned up and uploaded to Youtube.
The 2015 conbook is now available from our MagCloud page. The digital version is free, and the print version is sold at-cost.
If you ordered a t-shirt to be sent to you off-site, those should be mailed within the next week or so.
That’s all for now!