And Now A Word From Our Sponsors

Not that we have actual sponsors, mind you. But I would like to call out some companies that we have done business with this year. We’re happy with their end products, and we think they deserve some love from us. First up, shirts!


Remember kids, this is what you get when you use a cell phone to take pictures.

The shirts are in, and they look great! We’re trying something new with the shirts this year. Instead of the standard type of screen printing that can feel weird and that can deteriorate (known to the pros as “plastisol”), we got our shirts printed with a specialized water-based ink in a process called “discharge printing.” It means that, once you wash your shirts, the fabric will be smooth to the touch and the design should never come out for the life of the shirt.


We used a company called Mint Printworks up in Nashua, NH this year. Their setup is pretty snazzy, and they are lovely people.


Next up, posters! We got some beautiful 11×17″ posters printed at a local print shop called Connolly Printing, based out of Woburn, MA.

Anyone who registered before the early bird cutoff will get a free poster and tube with their swag. For anyone else, they will be available for $5 (with tube) on-site while supplies last. We’ve had some folks ask about buying these and having them shipped. We may offer that as an option, depending on how many are left after the convention.


Next up, another piece of swag. Dejobaan Games has graciously offered to give *everyone* who pre-registers for Mysterium a free Steam key for their game, Elegy for a Dead World. Elegy is a game about writing (and reading) fiction while exploring worlds filled with long dead civilizations, which we think will appeal to many Myst fans.

Full disclosure: I have worked for Dejobaan in the past, and played a minor role in the creation of Elegy.

One last fun thing for you. You may recall I mentioned an activity we’re doing this year that we’ve codenamed “Escape the Age.” Well here’s a little spoiler of one small component of that. Better brush up on your D’ni numbers!

To wrap up, I have a few reminders. The Room and Ride Share forum is still available for those of you that need a place to sleep or are figuring out how to get to the hotel. You can also still submit paper people or pre-register for Mysterium until July 24th. We are just about done writing the convention schedule, and hope to have that available to you by the end of this week. Otherwise, I’m all out of things to say.

Until next time,

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

Hotel Reservation Deadline

This is just a friendly reminder to BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM if you haven’t already done so. You must make your reservation by July 7th (next Tuesday) to get our group rate. You can get all the hotel info on our Location Page.

Remember, we also have a forum setup for those of you that would like to arrange room (and ride) sharing. You can find the forum here.


Travel Info, Room Sharing, & More

Greetings All,

I have a handful of things to share with you today.

Registration, Shirts, and Hotel Rooms

Early bird registration has ended, which means that t-shirt pre-orders have also ended. You can still register online until July 24th. There will be a limited supply of t-shirts available for purchase on-site, for those that missed the cutoff date.

On a related note, when I last spoke to the hotel on Monday, we were within two rooms of hitting our initial room-block reservation. I don’t know how much space the hotel has available beyond that, so I would recommend booking your hotel rooms soon, if you haven already done so.

Travel Info

We have added a page that explains several options for getting to the Mysterium hotel from various starting locations. You can check it out here. That leads into…

Room & Ride Share Forums

The forums have returned (after a bit of database wrangling)! You can use the forums to find roommates to lower the cost of a hotel room, and for coordinating ride sharing on the way to the convention. I’ve pinned a post to the top of each sub-forum with directions on how to get the most out of them.

Submission Reminders

A few quick reminders:

If you were planning to submit an event/panel idea, now is the time! Submissions close at the end of this week, on June 19th. You can get all the details here.

Paper People submissions are still open. You can get the details from this post.

Finally, we are still looking for some kind souls to donate items for prizes. If you have any ideas, please drop us a line at

The End

We’re getting very close now! Under two months to go. Next time, I hope to have a little teaser of something we’ve code named Escape the Age to show you. But until then,

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

T-Shirt Sales Closing

This is just a quick reminder that T-Shirt sales close tomorrow. At the same time, pre-reg prices will increase. So if you haven’t put in your order yet, now is the time!

As always, you can find registration details here:


Paper People & Other News

Well, it has been a while since our last update, so here’s the latest:

Paper People

We are officially opening Paper People submissions as of today. If you can’t make it to Mysterium, but want to be there in spirit, you can come in the form of a picture. Send a picture of  whatever represents you (yourself, your avatar, etc) to We will print them all out and display them on a table. Submissions must be made by July 24th.


Several people have asked what Mysterium’s schedule looks like. While we wont have the complete schedule until we are closer to the convention, we have put together a rough example of what to expect. You can find that here:


If you’ve been to Mysterium before, you know we always have all manner of nifty prizes to give out. These are generally donated by very generous crafty people in the Myst community. If you are a crafty person, and would be willing to donate one or two small items to our prize table, we would be extremely grateful. Please drop us a line at

Conbook & Event Submissions

We are fast approaching the deadline for conbook and event/panel submissions.

Conbook submissions close on June 5th (less than two weeks from today). We haven’t received many submissions for the conbook this year, and as such we may not have enough content to print one. If you’ve been planning to submit something but have been putting it off, please submit it soon! You can find all the details about submissions here:

Meanwhile, event submissions close on June 19th. Be sure to get them in before the deadline! You can find event submission details here:

Registration Numbers, T-shirt Deadline, & Hotel Rooms

As of right now, we’re hovering around 65 weekend registrations! I’m extremely happy to know that we’re still drawing new people into the Mysterium family/community, and I can’t wait to meet all the new faces.

If you’re planning to attend but haven’t registered yet, remember that Early Bird registration ends on June 15th. After that point, the price of registration goes up and all T-shirt sales will be CLOSED. Registration info is here:

On a related note, when I last checked with the hotel, our room-block was around 70% full. That could easily fill up, though, so be sure to book your hotel room as soon as possible. Also, remember that our hotel room rate is only good if you book before July 7th. Hotel info is here:

Next Time, On Mysterium:

That’s all I have for now. We plan to update the location page with more travel information soon, and I will post once that is done. As always, please feel free to drop us a line at if you have any questions/comments.

Until then,

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair