Know Before You Go: Mysterium 2019 Edition

Greetings everyone!

We’re only one week away from the start of Mysterium 2019! To get everyone off on the right foot, here’s a roundup of what to expect when you get to Spokane.

At The Hotel

Check out our Location page for info on how to get to Mysterium. The convention will be in the Ruby River Hotel’s Shoreline Ballroom.

If you are planning to take the hotel’s airport shuttle, they recommend calling the front desk (509-326-5577) ahead of time to give them your flight information. While this is not required, it can potentially reduce your wait time at the airport if they know roughly when to expect you.

Please note that both the main hotel and overflow hotel are completely full for the weekend.

Registration

If you pre-registered, registration is easy. Just come to the reg desk, give us your last name, and we’ll look you up. You do not need to bring a printout of your registration confirmation. Once you’re checked in, we’ll give you your badge, a lanyard, and any swag, shirts, or coloring books that you purchased or were included with your registration.

If you are a minor or are attending with a minor, don’t forget to fill out a parental consent form. Copies will also be available at the registration desk.

If you missed pre-registration and are planning to register on-site on Friday morning, a limited number of badges may be available. Please wait until we get through the queue of pre-registered individuals. We will then accept walk-ins, if space is available.

Please note that your badge must be worn at all times when in the convention space, and your (English/surface) name must be visible.

What to Wear

Spokane is hot, sunny, and dry in the summer, so dress accordingly and remember to stay hydrated. In the event of unexpected rain or thunderstorms, you may wish to pack an umbrella or raincoat. Most of our time at Cyan on Saturday will be spent outside, so we recommend sunscreen, sunglasses, goggles, or other sun protection you might need.

Looking for more ideas of what to pack? A more detailed packing list is available on the Mysterium 2019 FAQ page.

What to Do

You can find our schedule of activities on our schedule page. All major activities will be located in the Shoreline Ballroom, while autograph sessions and VR demos will be in the Clearwater Room.

We’ve also posted a map of nearby food and attractions that may interest you on the Location page. Many food options are within walking distance. Delivery is also available from restaurants directly, or via apps like Grubhub or UberEats. You can check with the front desk to see if they have any delivery menus or recommendations. Just don’t bring your food into the convention room or eat it in the hotel’s public spaces!

Keep In Touch

The Mysterium Discord server makes for a great way to communicate and coordinate with other attendees. In addition to the general #mysterium-2019 channel, we’ll provide some additional channels for on-site announcements, meal planning, and excursions. This may be especially useful for anyone who arrives early or is staying in town after Sunday.

If you need to get the attention of Mysterium staff in a hurry, you can mention “@Mysterium Staff” to notify us.

Policies & Reporting Problems

Please remember to review our policies and code of conduct before arriving at the convention. Copies will also be available at the registration desk. Remember that we have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.

If you witness any problems or feel you have been a victim of harassment, please find a Mysterium staff member and let us know. You can also use this page to submit a report: https://mysterium.net/harassment/.

That’s all for today. We hope this post is helpful as you prepare for your trip. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

We look forward to seeing all of you next week!

-Mysterium 2019 Committee

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