I am excited to announce a couple of things that we’ve been planning for a while now. The first is an official Mysterium Discord server!
If you are unfamiliar with Discord, it is a powerful free chat system that has been gaining popularity in the past few years. Think of it like IRC or Slack, with a combination of private messages and semi-public chat rooms. Discord has very nice clients for mobile, desktop, and browser use, so there’s an option for just about everyone.
Why are we starting a Discord? Several reasons. First, to give us a more central location for things like room-and-ride share posts and public Mysterium planning discussions. Second, to help fill the gap left by CyanChat. Back in the day, CyanChat was often used by on-site attendees to talk to those who couldn’t make it, and to help people stay in touch between conventions.
More generally, given how fractured the Myst/Cyan community has become, and how many people use Discord these days, we felt it could be worthwhile to provide a new space for realtime discussion by the fandom. Who knows? We may even convince past and present Cyan members to join in the chat!
If you are interested in joining the Mysterium Discord server, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E
Secondly, I wanted to point out some changes to folks who may not have directly visited our site recently. Earlier this year we switched web hosts and took the opportunity to start renovating the site. You should find the new site much quicker to load, and *much* more mobile friendly. Also, we hope you enjoy the new header artwork by the wonderful Kelly Coston!
Expect more changes as we get closer to this year’s Mysterium. We hope to update the site to be a quick and intuitive place to get all the info you need about Mysterium.
That’s all I have for now. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. And I hope to see you in Discord!
Falling Man Group President/Mysterium Helper Bah’ro