Hotel Reservation Reminder and Schedule Updates

Greetings Everyone,

As Mysterium 2018 continues to approach, we wanted to share a few reminders and updates with you all.

Hotel Reservation Deadlines

Our exclusive room rate is available for booking and extension until July 4th, which is only two weeks away! Visit the Location page for booking instructions.

Please Note: When making your initial reservation, you will only be able to select a check-in as early as Friday, August 3rd and check-out as late as Monday, August 6th. If you will be staying beyond these dates, please complete this form after making your “base” reservation to request a check-in as early as Wednesday, August 1st or check-out as late as Wednesday, August 7th at our group rate. We understand this is a frustrating limitation of the booking process, but we hope the form will make this process as seamless as possible. When we have confirmed that your reservation has been extended, we will notify you via email. The change will also be reflected in your reservation confirmation details on the Holiday Inn website.

Schedule Updates

We have finalized our schedule for this year. While there is potential for unforeseen changes to occur, we are confident enough to call this finalized. Head on over to our Schedule page to have a look. You’ll find some adjustments and a new event since we posted our draft a few weeks ago.

Mysterium Unconference Topic Submissions

This year sees the return of the Mysterium Unconference, our freeform discussion groups about anything and everything. In the past two years, we’ve had some fantastic conversations about Mystunderstood Villains, D’ni Infrastructure and Transportation, the Myst/Obduction Shared Universe, and more. However, we’ve all found it hard to come up with topics on the spot.

To help facilitate the event this year, we invite fans to submit discussion topics ahead of the convention. Do you have any burning topics or theories you want to discuss? If so, please submit them using this form. Even if you are unable to attend this year, you’re welcome to submit your ideas. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

 

That’s about all we have for you this week. Have any questions? Looking for Room and Ride share discussions? Or just want to share your excitement for the convention? Be sure to join our Discord server or connect with us on social media.

– Mysterium 2018 PR Team

Two Months to Mysterium!

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe that Mysterium 2018 is only two months away? The committee has been hard at work bringing everything together for a fantastic convention in St. Louis. In the spirit of “two months,” we present: “Two Months to Mysterium: Too Many Updates to Handle.”

Deadlines

Next Friday, June 8th, marks the close of event submissions and Early-Bird and T-Shirt Registrations! If you haven’t yet registered, head over to our Registration page and sign up today! After June 8th, t-shirts will no longer be available to pre-order and all admission prices will increase by $5. Online registration will continue to be available at full price until July 20th.

Additionally, we are still accepting event submissions until June 8th. If you have an idea for an activity, panel, or other event that you’d like to either host or see hosted, head over to the Events page and submit your ideas.

Schedule Updates

In past years, we have relied on Guidebook to provide detailed event schedules to attendees. This year, thanks to our newly redesigned website, we can offer detailed schedule information from one central location and publish a preliminary schedule for everyone to see far earlier than we could previously. If you’re hoping to see more of what we’re planning this year before you buy that Early-Bird Registration, head over to the Schedule page to see our draft schedule. We also have a few exciting schedule announcements to share!

Exclusive Myst Documentary Sneak Peak

Philip Shane, the documentary filmmaker behind Being ElmoEinstein, and many other films will be providing an exclusive look into his current project, The Myst Documentary. If you attended Mysterium last year, you may have met or been interviewed by Philip. We are delighted to receive the opportunity to learn more about his filmmaking process and have an exclusive look at some of his raw footage.

Please note that we are unable to stream or record this footage. You can only see it if you attend Mysterium!

Mysterium Excursion: City Museum

We are planning a group trip to the City Museum, an exciting, hands-on, indoor/outdoor exploratory experience just a few blocks away from our hotel. Inside the museum, you’ll find caves, slides, walkways, and tunnels that carry you around the building and over the streets. Tickets must be purchased in advanced via our Registration page to receive the group rate.

Hotel Updates

As a reminder, our exclusive room rate is available for booking at our hotel until July 4th. Visit the Location page for booking instructions.

Please Note: When making your initial reservation, you will only be able to select a check-in as early as Friday, August 3rd and check-out as late as Monday, August 6th. If you will be staying beyond these dates, please complete this form after making your “base” reservation to request a check-in as early as Wednesday, August 1st or check-out as late as Wednesday, August 7th at our group rate. We understand this is a frustrating limitation of the booking process, but we hope the form will make this process as seamless as possible. When we have confirmed that your reservation has been extended, we will notify you via email. The change will also be reflected in your reservation confirmation details on the Holiday Inn website.

 

We can’t wait to see you all this August! Have any questions? Looking for Room and Ride share discussions? Or just want to share your excitement for the convention? Be sure to join our Discord server or connect with us on social media.

– Mysterium 2018 PR Team

Mysterium 2018: Hotel Details, T-Shirts, and Registration

Hello Everyone!

We know we’ve been quiet lately, but we have been hard at work getting everything in order for Mysterium 2018. We have a lot to announce, so let’s get started.

Hotel

We are excited to announce that our hotel has been selected and is ready to accept reservations. Mysterium 2018 will be held in the Holiday Inn St. Louis – Downtown Convention Center, located only a few blocks away from The Gateway Arch! We have secured an exclusive rate of $119/night, which includes a reduced parking rate of $5/day and complimentary breakfast.

For more information about the hotel, booking and extending your stay, and transportation options, please visit our Location page.

T-Shirts

The logos from Mysterium 2018 have been selected. We received several entries and picked the two we felt best represented our theme this year.

This year’s front design was created by Drew and represents everyone’s favorite slider-based sound wave puzzle. The back design was created by laughingpineapple and combines Selenitic’s maze sounds with Stoneship’s compass rose.

The shirt will be navy blue and available in Small to 3XL in both unisex and women’s cuts. If you will be attending Mysterium 2018, you can pre-order a t-shirt right now with your registration! Please note that shirts are only available on-site. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship shirts under any circumstances. T-Shirt pre-orders end June 8th. For more information, please see our T-Shirt page.

Registration

And now, for the big announcement we’ve all been waiting for: Registration for Mysterium 2018 is now open! Until June 8th, you can register for the entire weekend for $25 or register for the full weekend and a t-shirt for $45. After June 8th, prices increase and shirts will no longer be available to pre-order. For more information, and to register now, check out our Registration page.

 

We’re looking forward to seeing you all this August!

– Mysterium 2018 PR Team

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: https://goo.gl/forms/xGBKW3x5gVDFSn7G3

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: https://www.mysterium.net/location/#hotel

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 (https://sugarfactory.com/location/orlando/)
  • 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!

-Taniith
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,

Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair