Mysterium 2017 Wrap-Up

Shorah all!

It’s been two weeks since Mysterium, and wow, I already miss you all. Is it 2018 yet?

Some wrap-up notes:

We’re looking to make a photo roundup available. If you’ve got any photographs from this year, please shoot committee an email with a link to it. We’ll be including a link to the Flickr group if you’d like to share photos there.

Please note: If you’re linking us to a photo album on Facebook or Google+ or other social media, please make sure it’s not set to friends-only viewing! Otherwise there will be lots of people who can’t see them.

For those of you looking for video, we’re working on it. We’ll make a post when that’s available.

I think 2017 was a lovely Mysterium. We had some really awesome events, and a gorgeous hotel. Mysterium’s heart has always been its attendees, and so I’d like to issue a final thanks to all of you who attended and made this a magical time. I’d also like to thank the stream viewers for tuning into us even though you couldn’t be here.

Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart,

 

Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair

Don’t Forget To Book Your Hotel!

Shorah all!

 

We want to remind everyone who’s planning to attend that the last day to book a guaranteed room in our block at the hotel is Monday, July 3! If you haven’t reserved your room yet, check out our locations page for more info about the hotel, or go straight to our booking page here.

If you’ve already got your room but are staying longer than the convention runs, have you requested your extension? You can book online for Thursday the 3rd through Tuesday the 8th, but you’ll need to use our extension form to request a longer stay.

The committee can’t believe Mysterium is only 5 weeks away.

The committee has been putting together a list of what they’re most looking forward to at Mysterium. My list is:

  • Seeing all my Mysterium friends
  • The theme for this year’s version of WWAB (it’s gonna be great!)
  • The Mysterium pool parties
  • Visiting EPCOT!
  • Being back in my home state again – ahh, sunshine

 

Can’t wait to see you soon,

Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair

Location Guide Updates

Shorah!

Two weeks ago, we posted a quick overview of major attractions in the Orlando area that you might want to check out while you’re at Mysterium. Today, we’re unveiling our more detailed location guide.

The guide should help you get acquainted with Orlando before Mysterium happens. We have a section on transportation options and how to get to the hotel from wherever you arrive in the city. We’ve got an expanded list of attractions you might want to visit – not just theme parks, we’ve got some museums and cultural attractions in there too. I know some people were planning theme park trips on our Facebook page, so if you want to go with others, try asking there. If you’re looking to bring home some souvenirs, we’ve listed places to shop. There’s also a local’s guide to great places to eat, including a few places for people with special dietary needs (like your con chair).

We hope this helps you plan your trip. If you’ve got any questions, please leave a comment or drop us an email. The chairs are happy to help you plan for a magical Mysterium!

As always, we’re looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!

 

OHB & Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs

Mysterium Events Preview

While we put together our final schedule, we wanted to take a moment to talk about a couple of events that the organizing committee is putting together.

First, we’re bringing back the Unconference. If you don’t know what that is, it’s basically a participant-driven conference where the topics of discussion are chosen by the participants. What makes it so exciting is that you never know what conversation you’ll find yourself having or who you’ll be listening or talking to. For example, one of the more interesting and lively discussions last year was about Misunderstood Villains in the Myst games. Of course, you know that debating lore is a favorite pastime at Mysterium!

And, it wouldn’t be Mysterium without our signature event: What Would Atrus Build?! Every year, Atrus needs our help to construct something out of junk and conveniently available craft supplies. Try adjusting the slider…on your hot glue gun to help your team win. But don’t take too long! Your team only has an hour to build something before you have to demonstrate how it works. Last year Atrus needed help with some kitchen equipment after a freak accident destroyed most of what he had. Who knows what Atrus will need help with this year…but you can be sure it’ll be fun!

 

See you real soon!

OHB & Capella

Final Conbook/Event Reminder!

Shorah all!

There are only TWO DAYS LEFT to get your conbook and events submissions in for Mysterium 2017! The deadlines for these are this Friday, June 9th!

We haven’t received many submissions for the conbook this year, and right now it looks like we don’t have enough content to print one. If you’ve been planning to submit something but have been putting it off, please submit it by the end of the week! You can find all the details about how to submit here.

Event submissions are also closing. Want to run a panel? A gaming session? Be sure to get them in before the deadline! You can find event submission details here.

 

Capella and OHB

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs