Mysterium 2018: St. Louis, MO

!Shorah tishmahtee

As announced this past year in Orlando, we are excited to be hosting Mysterium 2018 in The Gateway City, St. Louis, Missouri from August 3rd-5th, 2018!

The Theme

Continuing with the trend from last year, we have chosen not to have a specific Age as our theme. This year, our theme will be: Sounds of the Ages.

Logo Contest

With our theme announced, we are officially opening our Logo Contest! We encourage you to integrate this theme, along with inspiration from any Cyan game, in your designs. You can submit designs for the front and/or back of our shirts. More information about the design requirements and submission process can be found on the Logo Contest page. Submissions are due by by Friday, February 23rd.

Who’s running this show?

An excellent question! This year, the Mysterium Committee is being co-chaired by Odo and Drea!

If you’ve attended sometime in the last ten years, you might know him as “That Fellow Behind the Reg Table.” Odo has an extensive history of coordinating our location and liaising with the hotel events manager. As someone who has spent time working in St. Louis previously, he is excited to make Mysterium a reality in the Gateway to the West.



Drea has been our unofficial official puzzle maker for many years. A long-standing attendee and Committee member, Drea is always full of ideas for making Mysterium a fun and engaging experience for everyone.




We’ve already begun planning some exciting events and excursions that we hope to share with you all soon! That’s all we have for now. We should have some more information ready to announce in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Mysterium 2018 PR Team
Drew, Capella, and Strix

Cyan Q&A

Greetings All!

This year at Mysterium, we’ll be having a live Q&A stream with members of Cyan’s Obduction team, and that means we need questions for them! So if you have a burning question you’ve been longing to ask Cyan, now is your chance. Just follow this link and fill out the form:

You can submit as many questions as you want, and all topics are welcome. That said, the main focus of the Q&A will be on a post-mortem of Obduction’s development so far, so we’re especially looking for Obduction related questions.

Questions will be accepted until Sunday, July 23rd.

Registration and Hotel

Quick reminder that registration will remain open until next Friday, July 21st. Also, if you still need a hotel room and haven’t booked one yet, we may be able to get you a room at our convention rate. Please see here for details:

Other Bits

If you are planning to visit any of Disney’s parks while you’re in Orlando, I highly recommend getting your tickets now so that you can sign up for Disney’s FastPass service. It’s free, and it lets you skip the line at popular rides, but the slots fill up well in advance!

Finally, continuing our showcase of what committee members are most looking forward to in Orlando, here’s mine:

  • Way too much sugar at this place across the street from the hotel (
  • Seeing my Myst family
  • Fancy afternoon tea at a fancy Disney hotel
  • Defending Esher and Myst V to anyone and everyone! … as usual

Stay tuned for more info later this week!

Mysterium 2017 Helper Bah’ro

Don’t Forget To Book Your Hotel!

Shorah all!


We want to remind everyone who’s planning to attend that the last day to book a guaranteed room in our block at the hotel is Monday, July 3! If you haven’t reserved your room yet, check out our locations page for more info about the hotel, or go straight to our booking page here.

If you’ve already got your room but are staying longer than the convention runs, have you requested your extension? You can book online for Thursday the 3rd through Tuesday the 8th, but you’ll need to use our extension form to request a longer stay.

The committee can’t believe Mysterium is only 5 weeks away.

The committee has been putting together a list of what they’re most looking forward to at Mysterium. My list is:

  • Seeing all my Mysterium friends
  • The theme for this year’s version of WWAB (it’s gonna be great!)
  • The Mysterium pool parties
  • Visiting EPCOT!
  • Being back in my home state again – ahh, sunshine


Can’t wait to see you soon,


Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair

Location Guide Updates


Two weeks ago, we posted a quick overview of major attractions in the Orlando area that you might want to check out while you’re at Mysterium. Today, we’re unveiling our more detailed location guide.

The guide should help you get acquainted with Orlando before Mysterium happens. We have a section on transportation options and how to get to the hotel from wherever you arrive in the city. We’ve got an expanded list of attractions you might want to visit – not just theme parks, we’ve got some museums and cultural attractions in there too. I know some people were planning theme park trips on our Facebook page, so if you want to go with others, try asking there. If you’re looking to bring home some souvenirs, we’ve listed places to shop. There’s also a local’s guide to great places to eat, including a few places for people with special dietary needs (like your con chair).

We hope this helps you plan your trip. If you’ve got any questions, please leave a comment or drop us an email. The chairs are happy to help you plan for a magical Mysterium!

As always, we’re looking forward to seeing you in Orlando!


OHB & Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chairs

Mysterium 2017: Registration Open!


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


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 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