The Official Mysterium 2020 Date and Theme Announcement

Shorah everyone!

A new month has arrived and with it comes news about Mysterium 2020! The committee has been hard at work since we last updated, so we’re excited to share the latest with all of you.

When is Mysterium 2020?

This year, in an effort to maximize our hotel options and keep Mysterium accessible and fun for everyone, we broke with our tradition of holding Mysterium on a fixed weekend. After reviewing numerous proposals, we can now say that Mysterium 2020 will be held August 7th – 9th, 2020!

We are still in final negotiations and expect to have information about our selected venue soon. Please look forward to an update on this in the coming weeks.

For the Brothers

In all of our years, we have yet to theme our weekend around anything from Myst IV: Revelation. The Committee felt that it was a perfect time to break that pattern and select Haven and Spire as our theme. Red and blue, Sirrus and Achenar, crystals and mangrees… we hope to have a bit of everything brotherly represented this year. Two of our Committee members, Rayne and Lutra, have already started planning some decorations and music to help set the mood. We’re excited to see what they can come up with!

Relive Mysterium 2019

Missing Mysterium 2019? Or perhaps you missed Mysterium 2019? We’re excited to announce that this year’s event recordings are now available on our YouTube channel. We want to give a huge shoutout to Taniith for his hard work sifting through the hundreds of gigabytes of footage we collected this year. We hope you enjoy! You can find a playlist of all the videos here.

Additionally, we’ve gathered song lyrics and poems from Open Mic Night for you to read at your leisure here. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event this year.

That’s it for today. Be sure to follow @MysteriumCon on Twitter, the Mysterium Facebook Page, or our Discord server for Mysterium 2020 updates.

– Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

We’re Streaming Now!

Hello Mysterium 2019 followers! For those of you who aren’t here in person, we miss you, but you can follow along remotely.

We’re streaming the Starry Expanse panel live on Twitch! Come join us!

The Twitch link will be the same all weekend, so bookmark it and check back to see if we’re live. Please check the Schedule to see what’s happening, and note that all times are in Pacific time (GMT-8). Note: not all panels will be streamed due to participant requests.

See you in Twitch!

 

Capella

Mysterium 2019 Committee

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