Mysterium always has fun and quirky events. Each year, we bring back the old favorites (Ayoheek, markers, etc), and hopefully introduce some new ones! Beyond big activities, Mysterium also hosts presentations and panels organized by fellow Myst fans. Previous years have included lessons about the D’ni language, community website announcements, funny video productions, musical performances, and even a fan-developed, realtime 3D version of Riven.
For 2015, Cyan has even promised to send us an exclusive preview of some sort for their upcoming title, Obduction!
If you have an idea for a group activity, or if you have a 15-60 minute presentation or panel you’d like to run, send it our way using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Please specify one of the following when contacting us:
You will receive a table in the main meeting space at which to showcase something you’ve made. You accept full responsibility for the items you display, and you are required to monitor and secure your items. Mysterium accepts no responsibility for any lost or stolen property. We cannot accept items for display from non-attendees. However, you may send an emissary with your items, if they accept the terms set forth above. Approval from the Mysterium Event Coordinator is required for non-attendee items sent with another person.
Small Panel, Class, or Presentation
Four 15-minute non-consecutive blocks, two 30-minute non-consecutive blocks, or one 1-hour block – For people or groups with small, short presentations that can be shown to a rotating audience, or which have a limited number of available spaces. These may be held in small rooms rather than the main meeting space, depending upon available space, number of attendees, and the number of other events on the schedule. For crafting classes, you will be responsible for providing all materials, and may charge a small (under $5) fee for them per attendee. Any fees MUST be announced up-front, and must be approved by the Mysterium Event Coordinator.
Large Panel, Presentation, or Performance
Up to 1 hour in length – Large events will take place in the main meeting space. Examples include large Q&A sessions and musical or theatrical performances. We reserve the right to schedule these in Small Presentation space if needed.
Up to 2 hours in length – Group activities such as What Would Atrus Do, Ahyoheek, and Marker Missions are a staple of Mysterium. If you have an idea for something similar, we would love to hear it! Ideal suggestions are ones that can be held in the main meeting space or the area immediately surrounding the hotel, regardless of location. If your activity requires a large amount of outdoor space, we strongly encourage you to work with the Mysterium Event Coordinator to ensure that we can accommodate you.
Events may not be dangerous in nature, and may not cover any illegal or adult subject matter. Products may not be sold at your table or during your panel, though you may give attendees your contact information, so that they can reach you after Mysterium.
Any contests or giveaways need to be cleared with the Committee first, and will be scheduled to coincide with Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies unless other arrangements are made in advance.
We reserve the right to change, adapt, eliminate, or otherwise modify any of the above event formats. We will do so in order to best utilize our resources, and comply with restrictions in the available hotel space, time, and impact on both panelists and the audience. If your presentation requires extra space or materials from the hotel that are beyond those already available to us, we may ask for a contribution to cover additional costs. If you have an idea that you don’t feel fits into any of the specified event formats, pick the one closest to what you think you’ll need; we are more than willing to accommodate unique ideas!
Event submissions must be received before June 19, 2015. If you have not received confirmation of your event by then, please contact us. If you require special seating arrangements or equipment (projector, electricity, internet connection, tarps, etc.), you must inform us of these requirements in your event submission, or no later than the June 19th submission deadline if your needs change after-the-fact.