Location Info & Shirt Order Deadline Extension

Shorah!

Can it be that Mysterium is really only 8 weeks away? I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to be in Orlando soaking up the sun and seeing all of my fellow Cyan fans.

I’ve got two updates for you today.

First, the early-bird package of registration + a shirt ends tonight, but we’ve decided to extend T-shirt orders for 1 week. That means that you can still order a T-shirt with your standard badge until June 16th, so visit the Registration page today!

The second thing I’ve got for you is our newly expanded Location Guide.

One of the nice things about taking Mysterium to new cities is the chance to get to spend some time exploring the host city. We’ve never been to the Southeast before, and Orlando’s a great choice since there’s so much to do. Obviously there are theme parks, like Disney, Universal Studios, and Sea World. There are also some really cool attractions, like the Orlando Eye, the Orlando Science Center, Kennedy Space Center, and more.

Visit our Location Guide to see what the team thinks is awesome in Orlando. I know a bunch of people are going to be coming early or staying longer. Want to go to a theme park but think it would be more fun with friends? We’ve started a post in our Facebook group to help you find an exploring buddy or three!

We’ll be updating this guide over the next few weeks to add in more things to do, places to eat, and other items of interest, so keep checking in.

I’m looking forward to seeing all of you in 2 months!

Capella & OHB
Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs

T-Shirts Update & Reminders

Shorah everyone,

Well, we were hoping to be able to announce our t-shirt logo today. Unfortunately, while we did receive a couple of poster art submissions from the art contest, we didn’t get any shirt logos. We have a volunteer working on one, but it’ll be a couple weeks before we can announce it. We’ll let you know what the shirts will look like as soon as we can! In the meantime, you can pre-order your shirts and register for the convention here.

Also, a reminder that Events and Conbook submissions are open until June 9th. As of today, we’ve only received a few event submissions, and no conbook submissions. As always, we’re entirely volunteer and community run, so we really rely on you all to help us make Mysterium a success. If you have an idea for a cool event, we can help make it happen! But you need to submit it. Similarly, if you have friends who make Myst or Obduction art, or fan fiction, or anything of that nature, please consider sending them the conbook link.

We can’t do it without you, so get those submissions in!

Capella/OHB
Mysterium Co-Chairs

March Reminders

Shorah!

I wanted to give everyone a quick run-down of what’s been going on in March.

First, we’re still hard at work on the hotel search. We have it narrowed down to the finalists, and we’re excited to share the official hotel with you very soon.

Second, registration is going to open this month. As always, you’ll be able to register for a single day, a whole weekend, or buy a weekend registration bundle that comes with swag and a T-shirt. You can still pre-order a T-shirt if you register for a single day.

Third, here’s a reminder that the art contest, convention book, and events submissions are all still open. The art contest ends April 14th and the conbook and events are due by June 9th.

To be notified when registration and hotel reservations are available, we have a mailing list available. You can sign up for that at https://www.mysterium.net/mailing-list/.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Orlando in August!

Capella and OHB,
Mysterium 2017 Chairs

Mysterium 2018 Bidding Now Open

Shorah All!

Well, it’s that time of year again. I am happy to announce that the Falling Man Group (FMG) is now accepting bids for Mysterium 2018.

Submissions are due by May 6th, and you can find all the juicy details here: https://goo.gl/3QmPrT

And now, a quick Q&A:

Who is the Falling Man Group?

FMG is the parent organization for Mysterium. We provide support for the teams that run Mysterium every year, and work to make sure that the convention can continue to happen reliably in the future.

What do you mean by “accepting bids”?

A bid is a collection of information about a possible host city for Mysterium, and is submitted by a group of people who would like to run Mysterium in that city.

Why can’t FMG just choose a city and run Mysterium themselves every year?

That’s how things worked prior to 2016. As you probably know, Mysterium is entirely volunteer run, and experience has shown that having the same group do everything every year causes rapid burn out. The only way to make sure Mysterium continues to happen is to get more people to volunteer to run it, even if only for one year.

I want to submit a bid, but I don’t know anyone with the experience to be the committee chair. Can you suggest someone?

Certainly! If you want to submit a bid but need help in any way, please reach out to us. We’re here to support bid teams and Mysterium committees. We want this to be easy for you and we want you to succeed.

I want to submit a bid, but this is all a little overwhelming. Halp!

We get it. This can be a lot to figure out. If there is interest, we’d like to run a small online workshop later in March to help people navigate putting together a bid. If you’re interested, email us or leave a comment.

I don’t want to submit a bid, but I do want to volunteer to help! Can I do that?

We would love your help. Please send an email to info@mysterium.net and we’ll be in touch.

I don’t want to run a Mysterium/bid, but I want Mysterium to come to my home town!

We get that a lot. As explained above, though, Mysterium will only be coming to cities that receive serious bids.

I hope that helps to clear things up! If you have any questions about bidding, please don’t hesitate to email us at bids@fallingmangroup.org.

-Taniith
Chairman, Falling Man Group