Mysterium 2009 Hotel Announcement

Shorah!

The Mysterium Committee is pleased to announce the hotel that will be used for Mysterium 2009. Due to the interest and attendance typically seen at Spokane Mysteriums, we have decided to use a different hotel this year that is closer to downtown and the airport, and which offers us more space and flexibility in organizing events and activities.

Mysterium 2009 will be held in the University District / Downtown Comfort Inn Suites [ Google Maps ]. (For those who like to use Street View, the hotel appears as the “Shilo Inn Hotel”, as it was just recently bought by Comfort Inn.)

Booking should be done via the hotel’s front desk at (509) 535-9000. Mention the Mysterium group to obtain our group rate and be booked within our room block. You may book a room for up to three days before and after the event using the Mysterium group rate. Rooms reserved under the group rate are $89/night plus tax for up to four occupants. AAA members and attendees in general are encouraged to check for the lowest possible rate; reserving this early may net discounted rates below the Mysterium group rate for individual travelers, but please be aware you will be booked outside of our room block.

Mysterium will be making use of the Pend O’reille (“pond-o-ray”) Room on the 5th floor throughout the weekend. The registration desk will be open officially starting at 10:00 AM on Friday, July 30th. If you are arriving on Thursday, an unofficial registration desk will be open starting at 5:30 PM so that you can pick up your registration packet and more easily meet up with other attendees.

ROOM & RIDE SHARING

The Mysterium Committee once again plans to provide tools for attendees to make room and ride sharing plans with each other. More information about these tools will be made available in the coming weeks. As always, the Mysterium Committee is not responsible for your travel plans or those with whom you choose to room.

TRANSPORTATION

The Comfort Inn Suites offers a complimentary airport/Amtrak/Greyhound station shuttle, which operates 7AM to 11PM. Details for a local attendee-run “shuttle” for anyone needing transportation to or from any of these locations outside of these hours are still being finalized.

Mysterium 2009 Dates

Shorah Explorers!

We are excited to announce the location and date for Mysterium 2009! The community has chosen the weekend of July 31 – August 2 for Mysterium 2009 in Spokane, WA. We are already working on finding and reserving a hotel and once we have this information we will be making another announcement with the hotel details so that you all can make your reservations. We are hoping to have this information to you by the end of December, if not sooner. Please be sure to visit our main page at http://www.mysterium.net/ for details.

– Mysterium Committee

Mysterium 2009 Date & Input Survey

Shorah!

As 2009 approaches, we are looking to you, the community, to give us input on Mysterium to help guide our planning efforts.  To that end, we have posted a new survey to gather feedback.  This survey will be open until November 16th.  If you are interested in attending Mysterium next year, please take a few minutes and fill it out.

We are interested in your preferences for the date of Mysterium, ranked from most-preferable, to least-preferable. The results will then be scaled; to give the most-preferable votes more weight and the least-preferable the least weight. This will allow a more accurate picture of which weekend people prefer, and it will allow us to easily determine a second choice.  Please be aware that the Mysterium Committee will do its best to schedule Mysterium for the most-preferred date, but that other factors such as cost and hotel availability may require us to alter our decision, in which case we will target the next most-preferred date.

Building on the success of Mysterium 2008, we are also seeking input on what you would like to see from Mysterium in the future.  Keep in mind that not everything in this survey may be on the schedule for 2009, but knowing what direction you would like to take this convention will help us fine-tune our planning process and increase our focus.

To participate in this survey, please click here or visit the Polls page.  Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Hotel & Reservation Information Now Available!

A weekend of fun, adventure, learning and community kicks off FRIDAY at noon, and wraps up with Closing Ceremonies at 4pm on SUNDAY. Join us for three full days of MYST!

OUR HOTEL:
Hilton Garden Inn ~ Burlington, MA
Located just 15 miles NW of downtown Boston, and 11 Miles from Logan Airport, this beautiful hotel offers us everything we need, and then some!
We have graciously been given a room rate of $95/night for Friday and Saturday nights (plus 9.7% total tax) for occupancy of up to 4 people per room. You can register online, here at our RESERVATON PAGE

REGISTRATION:
As previously announced, Mysterium will have a registration fee this year. This fee goes to cover hotel and materials costs, allowing us to bring you the best Mysterium possible, funded by the community, rather than individuals.
We have an easy to use registration form that will calculate your fees for you, take you straight to paypal to make your payment, and then send the whole form to us. Please see our REGISTRATION PAGE for the registration rates and form.

COMING SOON:

Keep your eyes open for information about room-sharing at the hotel, carpooling to and from the airport, and other ways to make Mysterium easier, and inexpensive!

Events! Be watching for announcements about things like ~~ Tabletop Ayoheek ~~ Marker Missions ~~ Classes ~~ Presentations ~~ And the great mystery: What did Atrus break this time?!?

Don’t forget that the LOGO CONTEST ends on April 22nd! Get your entries in soon!

Raw Survey Results Released

Recently, we compiled and released the raw results of the Location, Date and Attendance Surveys to our website. Included are the raw numbers and handy bar graphs that give you an idea of how people voted.

For information on how the polls were conducted, as well at the results themselves, please visit our Polls page.

Thanks!

-TW, Website Subcommittee