Special Guests

Hello! We are finally ready to start announcing some special guests for this year.

Special Guests

We’re ready to start announcing guests for this year. As always, all current and previously announced guests can be found on our Special Guests page.
  • Katie “Kha’tie” Postma is a long-time fixture within the Myst and Mysterium community. She is now the Social Media Manager for the Myst Documentary.
  • Philip Shane is an award winning documentary filmmaker, working on such films as Being Elmo and The Beatles Revolution. Myst fans know him for his upcoming Myst Documentary.
  • Ryan “greydragon” Warzecha is Cyan’s resident tiki bar authority. He was Head of Developer Relations for Cyan Ventures, and was recently promoted to Associate Designer on Firmament.
We have several more confirmed guests to announce very soon. We’re still finalizing bios and photos, so they weren’t quite ready in time for this post.

Meow Wolf Sensory Advisory

If you are planning to go to Meow Wolf, we would recommend anyone with sensory concerns take a look at the “Light & Noise Sensitivity” section of Meow Wolf’s Accessibility page for further information.

May Community Prompt

This month we received several great entries for the topic “Villains”, and we have our first repeat winner: Grayson aka redwoodrroad provided this excellent image of Gehn. As always, you can see his and others’ works on our Discord server.
Villains - Gehn

Family Feud Reminder

Our survey for Family Feud is still open here. Remember there are no wrong answers, and the more responses we receive the better this will be, so please take a few minutes to give whatever answers you can come up with!
That’s it for now, but as mentioned, we will have quite a few more guests to announce in the coming weeks!

Mysterium 2022 Chair

Game Design Panel Update

Only 10 days until Mysterium!

First, I would like to clear up some confusion we’ve been seeing from people who aren’t familiar with Mysterium. Generally speaking, all events take place in one large meeting space at the hotel. Because Mysterium is a relatively small convention, we have no content ‘tracks’, and there is no lining up to get into an event. You just need to be in the room at the time an event starts.

This year, we do have our side activity called Escape the Age which sometimes overlaps with things going on in the main room. This is a small group (~15 people) activity that will be repeated throughout the weekend. There will be signup sheets to choose your time slot on a first-come first-served basis.

Also, you don’t need to print out a ticket and badges aren’t being mailed out or anything like that. We will have a list of attendees at the registration desk, and you will be able to pick up your badge on Friday morning by giving us your name.

As always, please feel free to contact us with any other questions. If you want to know the answer, it is likely others will too.

With that out of the way, I would like to introduce you to our third (of four) panelists for the narrative/writing game design panel that was mentioned in the previous post.


This is Dean O’Donnell holding some sort of vegetable. Dean is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Interactive Media and Game Development major at WPI, where one of his focuses is storytelling in games. For instance, in his freshman course, students learn improv acting, play and write Dungeons and Dragons campaigns, and even have to design and run a small-scale alternate reality game (ARG). In addition to working on narrative and level design for games, Dean is a novelist, a playwright, and a screenwriter. You can undoubtedly look forward to some amusing stories from him, and possibly a hidden puzzle.

Or a vegetable. Who can say?

Remember, we can’t make this panel a success without your input! What narrative/game design topics do you want to hear these crazy folks discuss? Let us know! Ideally, email your ideas to info@mysterium.net, but if you post them as comments to this post or on our social media, we will probably be able to track them down too. The power is yours!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to get back to soldering if the Escape the Age activity is ever going to be finished in time.

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair