Roundup Reminders

Shorah, folks!

 

Two and a half months remain before Mysterium! Are you excited yet? I know I’m excited to spend a fun weekend with all of you, talking about Myst and Obduction and enjoying the Sunshine State.

Have you booked your hotel room yet? If you need a reminder, our hotel will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Jamaican Court. We’ve secured an exclusive convention rate of $119/night.  To book your hotel room, please visit our online booking site here. Remember that the group room rate is only available till July 3rd.

I know several attendees have expressed interest in staying additional days in Orlando.  Between theme parks, museums, restaurants, and shopping experiences, there’s a lot of things to explore in Orlando. We’ll be putting together a guide to the city soon. Please don’t forget to extend your room rate if you need to! See here for details on extending your reservation.

In other news, we’ve been asked about the schedule. We’re still putting one together, because we’re still taking event submissions. If there’s a panel or event you’d like to do, please go here to submit it to us. The event submission deadline is June 9th.

Finally, while we’re discussing submissions, the conbook is still open! We take art and stories, so please check out here for more info on submitting. The conbook deadline is also June 9th.

 

Capella and OHB

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs

Mysterium 2017 T-Shirt Design Announcement!

Shorah to Mysterium fans and friends!

Here’s an announcement I know you’ve all been waiting for: the t-shirt designs!

The designs for this year’s t-shirts were created by Rayne. Her hard work turned out incredible.

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Pre-Orders

T-shirt pre-orders are open as a part of registration. If you will be attending Mysterium 2017, you can purchase a t-shirt along with your registration. Shirts are available in sizes from Small to 3XL, in both unisex and women’s cuts!

Please note that shirts are only available on-site. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship shirts to non-attendees.

T-shirt pre-orders end June 9th! So be sure to get your registration in.

 

Capella and OHB

Mysterium 2017 Con Chairs

Mysterium 2017: Registration Open!

Shorah!

I am happy to make two big announcements we’ve all been waiting for: hotel and registration information!

Hotel

Our hotel will be the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando International Drive Jamaican Court. We’ve secured an exclusive convention rate of $119/night. This rate includes a suite with two doubles or one king bed, along with a sofa-bed in the second room. All rooms also come with complimentary self parking (the $15/day will be waived for our attendees), wifi, and breakfast cooked to order.

To book your hotel room, please visit our online booking site here. The site will allow you to book rooms between Thursday 8/3, and Tuesday 8/8. Additional nights are available at our group rate, subject to availability. If you require those extra nights, please see here for details on extending your reservation beyond those dates.

Our hotel is on International Drive. I-Drive is a popular part of Orlando surrounded by attractions, restaurants, theme parks, and shopping centers. Our Location page contains many more details about the area, including transportation options.

Registration

Registration for Mysterium 2017 is now OPEN as well! You can find all the details at our registration page here. Until June 9th, the cost for a full weekend is $25, and the cost for a full weekend with a t-shirt is $45. After that date, prices will increase, so be sure to register early!

As a reminder, the deadline for T-shirt logo contest submissions is April 14. We’ll announce the final T-shirt design shortly after that.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you at the Embassy Suites in August!

 

OHB and Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs

Mysterium 2017: Orlando, FL

Shorah and Happy 2017!

As announced in Salt Lake City last year, Mysterium 2017 is happening in The City Beautiful: Orlando, Florida!

This year is going to be a little different. Instead of focusing on a single age, we’re going to celebrate them all with the theme From Myst to Obduction: A Fantastic Voyage to Magical Worlds.

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Let’s meet your tour guides!

CapCapella
Hey there! Many of you will know me by now – I’ve been attending and running Mysterium for many years, and I’m thrilled to be chairing the organizing committee for the second time. I grew up in Central Florida, so it’s going to be a pleasure to return home in the company of a bunch of other Myst-lovers.

 

OHBOHB
Hiya! I’ve lived in Central Florida for many years and have been proud to call Orlando home since 2012. This will be my 4th Mysterium and I can tell you that we’re overflowing with ideas and working hard to make this the most amazing experience! See you real soon!

 

 

Mysterium 2017 is August 4-6 so mark your calendars now. But, there’s plenty of time before we set sail! Over the next few weeks we’ve got lots of information to share, including details about the much-anticipated Art Contest!

So check back and be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter , and Tumblr.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Capella & OHB
Co-Chairs
Mysterium 2017

Mysterium 2016 Wrap-up

Shorah all,

Well, another Mysterium has come and gone. We had a blast in Salt Lake this year, and we hope you all did too! Before we officially wrap up Mysterium 2016, though, we have a few more things to post. So let’s jump right in.

Wrap Up Survey

We want to make sure Mysterium is the best convention it can be. To that end, we’ve once again written up a survey to see what people liked and disliked this year. You can find it here:

https://goo.gl/forms/gIDUFEPc3AIlGtW03

This survey is also open to people who couldn’t make it this year. The more responses we get, the better we can gauge where we should bring the convention and what people want from it. The majority of the questions are multiple choice, so please fill it out if you have a few minutes. Send the link to any other Myst fans you know, too!

Mysterium Photos/Video & The Cyan Documentary

We know many of you took photos and video at Mysterium. We’d love to collect links to all of those so that we can share them with the rest of the community. If you have an album or playlist somewhere, please either let us know in the comments or by sending us an email: https://www.mysterium.net/contact/.

Also, as announced at the beginning of Mysterium, filmmaker Philip Shane is creating a documentary about Myst, the Miller brothers, Obduction, and the Myst/Cyan community at large. He is currently in Spokane recording the final days of Obduction’s development. He is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the future to raise money for the project, and will hopefully be able to interview fans and attend a future Mysterium. In the meantime, he has asked that anyone with photos or video of Mysterium please send them to him for possible inclusion in the documentary. You can get in touch with him at http://myst.movie/.

Event Recordings

We have uploaded all of our event recordings to Youtube. You can find the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxkV43WY77wFFCvBZPm_6LgXxC1zf6Q0x.

We’ve received feedback about the quality of the stream and recordings of Mysterium events, and I’d like to take a moment to address that. In the past few years, we have invested in better A/V and streaming equipment to improve recordings and streams of our on-site presentations. However, good A/V equipment is very expensive, and we have to prioritize our extremely limited funds for the on-site attendees who have paid to come to the convention. We are also an entirely volunteer-run organization, so sometimes our staff’s available time can be just as limited as our funds. We do the best we can with what we have, and will continue improving our technological capabilities as we are able to do so.

I’d like to give a big shout-out to Drew/Tanshin, who spent pretty much the entire weekend manning the A/V system, and then took the time post-con to clean up all the videos.

Mysterium 2017 Announcement

As announced at the end of Mysterium 2016, our 18th annual convention will take place in Orlando, Florida on the weekend of August 4-6, 2017. The con-chairs for 2017 will be Capella and OHB. From what I’ve seen, they already have some fun new ideas, and we all hope you’ll be able to join us in Orlando.

Wrapping Up

I’d like to close by thanking all of our Mysterium volunteers, our presenters, our prize donors, and the Myst community for making Mysterium 2016 another fantastic event. We had over 90 attendees this year, and are thrilled that our numbers continue to grow. Please don’t forget to take the survey above so that we can make Mysterium even bigger and better in future years!

Well, that’s it for Mysterium 2016. See you in Orlando!

-Taniith
Mysterium 2016 PR Bah’ro