With only a week to go until Mysterium 2018, we wanted to give you some last minute news, as well as a roundup of what to expect when you get to St. Louis.
If you are interested in attending the City Museum group excursion on Friday evening, please remember to register in advance. We will stop selling those tickets on Tuesday.
Also, don’t forget to submit your ideas for the Mysterium unconference. If you’ve ever had a Myst/Obduction/fandom topic you wanted to have a mini-discussion on with other people, now is the time to submit it!
Earlier this year we launched our official Mysterium Discord server. We have created a special channel for on-site communications (#mysterium-2018). We will post and pin any announcements there, and we encourage you to coordinate food and exploration with other attendees there too! This may be especially useful for anyone who arrives early or is staying in town after Sunday.
If you need to get the attention of Mysterium staff in a hurry, you can mention the “@Grand Master” group to notify us.
Policies & Reporting Problems
Please remember to review our policies and code of conduct before arriving at the convention. Copies will also be available at the registration desk. Remember that we have a zero tolerance policy for harassment of any kind.
If you witness any problems or feel you have been a victim of harassment, please find a Mysterium staff member and let us know. You can also private message one of us on Discord (Taniith, Odo, Capella, or m13), or use this page to submit a report: https://mysterium.net/harassment/.
Getting to the Hotel
Check out our Location page for info on how to get to the hotel. It includes directions from the airport, train/bus depots, and the highway. It also includes information on how to receive our negotiated rate for parking at the hotel.
We strongly encourage you to use public transit when possible, rather than renting a car. Our hotel is easily accessible via public transit, and details are available on the location page.
Once You Arrive
The convention will be in the Broadway Room at the hotel, starting on Friday morning:
- From the lobby, walk past the front desk, pass through the grey double-doors, and follow that hallway to the back of the hotel.
- From the parking garage, use the entrance closest to the parking structure, facing the convention center buildings.
- From the hotel elevators, turn right and use the grey double-doors.
Our registration table will be located just inside of the doors to the Broadway Room, starting at 9:30 on Friday morning.
Breakfast is available in the restaurant off the lobby, near the revolving doors. There is no charge for the buffet if you are staying in our room-block at the hotel. As we are a large group, the hotel has informed us that we are free to use the high-top seating near the bar if necessary.
What to Wear
St. Louis is hot and sunny in the summer, so dress accordingly and remember to stay hydrated. There is also the chance of rain or intermittent thunderstorms, so you may want to pack an umbrella or rain coat. Your doctor would probably remind you to wear sunscreen when you go outside, too.
On the flip side, hotels tend to be cooler. So pack a sweater if you get cold easily!
What to Do!
You can find our schedule of activities on our schedule page. Unless otherwise noted, all activities will be located in the Broadway Room.
We have also put together a map of nearby food and attractions that may interest you. You can find it on the Location page. There are many food options within walking distance, along with a grocery store. While the hotel allows food delivery to the lobby, we remind you that food is not allowed inside the convention room.
If you follow us on social media, you may have seen us teasing our con-swag over the past few days. Every attendee will receive a full set of these 3 pins, exclusive to Mysterium 2018. We will also have extras on sale for $2.50 each.
Before anyone asks, unfortunately we cannot sell these online and ship them to people. They will only be available on-site at the convention. If you can’t make it this year, ask a friend at the con to buy you some!
That’s all for today. We hope this post is helpful as you plan your trip. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
We look forward to seeing all of you next week!
-Mysterium 2018 PR Team