The Future of Mysterium

Hey Folks

Sorry we’ve been so quiet lately, but I swear we’re still working on Mysterium 2012 behind the scenes! We planned to have the logo chosen for you this weekend, but it has been surprisingly difficult to get us all together to choose one. Hopefully by next week! But that’s not what I’m here to talk about right now. Instead, I want to discuss the future of Mysterium and get your input. Note that this is largely just me talking unofficially, Eleri and Odo may not agree with some of my points, and no decisions have been made yet.

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Mysterium 2011 News

Greetings my starchy friends!

As you may have noticed, there has been a dearth of Mysterium news ’round these parts. A bunch of us noticed it too, and our digging revealed hints that Mysterium might not be happening. But don’t panic! We decided to take it upon ourselves to plan a Mysterium for this year, full of all your favorite activities*. We are the Mysterium’nee committee, and we have setup shop over at http://mysterium.zibland.com/. With the blessings** of folks from your normal committee, we will be running Mysterium this year. We have hacked been given permission to post some news here on the main Mysterium site, but be sure to visit http://mysterium.zibland.com/ for the most up-to-date news.

That link, again, is http://mysterium.zibland.com/.

Mysterium will be held in Boston from August 5-7 this year. So mark your calendars and get ready, because hotel bookings and registration will open shortly! And remember, never trust a potato with repressed memories***.

-The Committee

*plus or minus all your favorite activities

**we also stole Odo from them in an advisory capacity

***unless properly coated with lemon juice

Mysterium 2011 Location Bidding closing soon!

Bidding for Mysterium 2011 location will be closing on Aug 31!

Hurry this is your last week to nominate your city for next year’s Mysterium!
Tell us why your east coast time zone city would be a great place to host Mysterium by giving a few lines here:  http://www.mysterium.net/mysterium-2011/location/

Mysterium only happens with the help of explorers!  Bring Mysterium to you!
Hurry last day for submittals is Tuesday!

Mysterium 2011 Location Bidding

As promised last weekend, we’d like to announce the commencement of the (brief) 2011 location bidding process. From the short 2011 Location panel in Minneapolis this year, we left with the impression that there was support for Mysterium in cities that we hadn’t considered during our internal discussions. It has also become apparent to us that having a local expert on the city that we’re planning Mysterium in is a vital part of making informed decisions regarding neighborhoods, the quality of hotels, and availability of things such as local attractions and food options.

For these reasons, we’ve decided to delay the decision regarding the location of Mysterium 2011 by a few weeks to accomplish both of these.

If you think your North American EST city is right for Mysterium 2011, tell us why. Submit a bid by August 31st and help us bring Mysterium 2011 to your city!