Firmament & Mass Mysteria Update

Greetings all

We have an update about Mass Mysteria for you, but first we wanted to make sure everyone knows about Firmament!

If you haven’t already heard, Firmament is an all new game from Cyan.

Firmament is currently on Kickstarter, and it needs your help! We all have 8 more days to get the campaign to its goal. It has a ways to go, but we can do it if we push it on social media. Be sure to tell your friends, and consider upping you pledge by a few dollars if you can.

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April Updates

Hello Everyone!

We’ve had some exciting announcements in the Myst community that will make for some exciting buzz at this year’s Mysterium. If you haven’t already seen the news, Cyan announced the Myst 25th Anniversary Collection on Kickstarter. Our amazing community fully funded the project within eight hours and is rapidly approaching 4x the original goal. The Collection includes some impressive and unique backer rewards, so if you haven’t yet seen the project or backed it, follow the link above and take a look.

We have some additional updates and reminders for this year’s Mysterium as well, so let’s dive in:

Early-Bird Registration and t-shirts are still available. If you missed our t-shirt announcement, head over to our T-Shirt Page to learn more about this year’s design. We’ve also added a sizing chart. When you’re ready to register, head on over to the Registration Page to get started. Be sure to visit the Location Page for more information about our hotel and how to make reservations.

As always, Mysterium wouldn’t be what it is today without our fans. If you have an idea for an event you would like to see or host, we’d love to hear about it! We’ve received some excellent ideas so far, but we’re always looking for more. Take a look at the Events Page to learn more and submit your ideas. We’re happy to work with you to make your idea a reality!

All of us on the Mysterium Committee can’t wait to see everyone this year. We have some fantastic ideas in the works and can’t wait for August to arrive. Mysterium is approaching fast and furious, so be sure to check out the Mysterium Discord server to connect with fellow fans, attendees, and staff. You’ll find this year’s room and ride share discussions there and might also be able to find a fellow fan to host an event with.

— Mysterium PR Team

Mysterium Discord

Shorah All!

I am excited to announce a couple of things that we’ve been planning for a while now. The first is an official Mysterium Discord server!

If you are unfamiliar with Discord, it is a powerful free chat system that has been gaining popularity in the past few years. Think of it like IRC or Slack, with a combination of private messages and semi-public chat rooms. Discord has very nice clients for mobile, desktop, and browser use, so there’s an option for just about everyone.

Why are we starting a Discord? Several reasons. First, to give us a more central location for things like room-and-ride share posts and public Mysterium planning discussions. Second, to help fill the gap left by CyanChat. Back in the day, CyanChat was often used by on-site attendees to talk to those who couldn’t make it, and to help people stay in touch between conventions.

More generally, given how fractured the Myst/Cyan community has become, and how many people use Discord these days, we felt it could be worthwhile to provide a new space for realtime discussion by the fandom. Who knows? We may even convince past and present Cyan members to join in the chat!

If you are interested in joining the Mysterium Discord server, please follow this link: https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E

Secondly, I wanted to point out some changes to folks who may not have directly visited our site recently. Earlier this year we switched web hosts and took the opportunity to start renovating the site. You should find the new site much quicker to load, and *much* more mobile friendly. Also, we hope you enjoy the new header artwork by the wonderful Kelly Coston!

Expect more changes as we get closer to this year’s Mysterium. We hope to update the site to be a quick and intuitive place to get all the info you need about Mysterium.

That’s all I have for now. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions or comments. And I hope to see you in Discord!

-Taniith
Falling Man Group President/Mysterium Helper Bah’ro

Art Submission Reminders

Greetings All

First, a quick update on the hotel and registration: We’re still working on nailing everything down, but we expect to have everything done and ready for registration to open by the end of this month. Stay tuned here and on social media for that announcement.

This post is mainly to remind you of the deadlines for our two art contests. Due to a lack of entries, we have decided to push back the Room Art Contest deadline to match the Logo Contest deadline, which is February 23rd!

As always, we can’t make Mysterium work without you, the fans. So if you have a cool idea for a logo, please submit it. Who knows, it could end up on this year’s shirts!

Until next time,

Mysterium 2018 PR Team

Now Accepting Submissions!

Hello Mysterium attendees and friends!

With 2017 drawing to a close, we are excited to open up the submissions period for Mysterium 2018! In addition to the logo contest, we are seeking two other types of submissions:

Room Art

Since 2017, we’ve been incorporating posters, decorations, and other artwork from our talented community as decorations for the con room. We’d love to see what folks can create with this year’s theme of Sounds of the Ages. With fewer requirements than the logo contest, this is an excellent opportunity to let the ideas flow and demonstrate your skills to the community. Submissions are due by February 9th, 2018. For more information, check out the Room Art Submissions page.

Events

Mysterium can’t happen without the ideas of our community. If you’re interested in running an activity, panel, or presentation, we encourage you to submit your ideas by June 8th, 2018! Detailed submission instructions can be found on the Events page. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

 

That’s all we have for today. We’ll have some more updates to share in the coming weeks. Until then, the Committee wishes you all the best in 2018!

Mysterium 2018 PR Team
Drew, Capella, and Strix