It’s been about a month since our last round of Mass Mysteria news, so let’s jump right in!
Mass Mysteria Dates
Mass Mysteria will take place on Saturday, May 4th 2019. In the event of a major weather event in any one city, we also have a rain date of Saturday, May 18th.
We know the 4th isn’t possible for everyone, but it was the day that most survey respondents could do. We also know that “May the Fourth” is a Star Wars holiday, and we encourage people in both fandoms to embrace the crossover (and post pictures).
Clearing Up Confusion
In talking to people on Discord and Facebook, it seems like there is a little confusion about Mass Mysteria. We’d like to clear a couple things up:
First, this is not just in one city; it’ll take place in every city on the list on the same day. You just have to choose the city nearest to you (or host a meetup yourself).
Second, some folks have told us that they would volunteer to host in their city, but are worried about the time commitment. Mass Mysteria is intentionally designed to be a very low effort event. If you volunteer to host, the only thing you’re obligated to do is help us pick a good meetup spot in your city and be there to help collect people at the start of the event. You don’t have to plan events, you don’t have to deal with hotels or meeting rooms. Mass Mysteria is all about meeting up with other local(ish) Myst fans and having fun.
If you had considered hosting but were worried it was a large time commitment, the signup form is still open! Check it out at https://goo.gl/forms/1XN6ylZB3NISLUOK2.
In the next few weeks we’ll be contacting all hosts, so keep an eye out if you volunteered.
We’re also planning to set up some way for fans in each city to talk to each other ahead of time to plan any fun activities they’d like to do during Mass Mysteria. This will probably take place on opt-in Discord channels on our Discord server (https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E), but we’re open to other ideas for communication if you have them.
That’s all we have for now. As always, if you have any questions or comments, don’t be afraid to drop us a line!
Until next time,
Mysterium 2019 Chair