End of Year News

Shorah everyone!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us. We know you all want to know when we’ll be announcing the hotel and opening registration – things are moving forward there, and we expect to announce that in mid-January. In the meantime, here are some updates, announcements, and reminders:

Pin Submissions

As in recent years, we’re going to make a batch of exclusive enamel pins for Mysterium, and we invite you to submit your designs.

A set of 5 enamel pins

Some examples of our past exclusive pins

The community has made some amazing designs in past years, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with! Submissions are open until February 12th. Check out all the details here.

Other Submissions

Reminder that submissions for shirt designs and events are currently open. Shirt design submissions close on January 7th, so be sure to get them in by then!

Community Prompt Winners

We have two prompt winners to announce in this post. First, October. We received a bunch of great submissions for October’s topic of “Spooky”, including a few from some newcomers to these prompts. We’re happy to announce the winner is IwonK!

A white cat sits regally atop a glowing orb that is itself atop a stone column

Next, for the month of November and the topic of “Fall”, we decided to try something a little different and let the community vote on their favorite. By a close vote, laughingpineapple’s Yeesha took the lead!

Yeesha sits in the forest, staring at a leaf that has turned orange

Submissions for this month’s prompt, “Endings”, are still open on our Discord. We’ll be continuing the community voting going forward, so check there in January to vote on the December submissions.

Policy Updates

Lastly, we’ve made some updates to our policies. As always, you can find all of our policies here, but below is a rundown of the major changes:

  • Privacy Policy
    • Added new Room Block section, detailing information the hotel may share with us
  • Other Policies
    • Adjusted how ages are handled for the minor and drugs/alcohol policies, to take into account legal age limits other than US federal ones
    • Added ‘medical devices’ to the harassment policy
    • Added a badge replacement policy
    • Updated photo/video policy to include language about official recording/streaming
    • Added an animals policy
    • Added a sales policy

That’s all we have for now – be sure to check back in January for more. Until then, we hope you all have a happy new year, and that you stay safe and healthy.

– Rayne & Taniith
Mysterium 2023 Co-Chairs

Posted in Mysterium 2023.