Mysterium 2010 Dates!

A new year… and time to start thinking about Mysterium! As previously announced, Mysterium will be held in Minneapolis, MN, and now you can have dates to go with your location!

Mysterium 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Aug 5th – 8th

The holidays slowed down the hotel process, but know that we’re looking at some reasonably priced facilities, with fantastic access to the airport and the Mall of America.

Keep your eyes open for announcements about the yearly Tshirt Contest, registration, presentations, and more!

Mysterium 2010 Location Chosen!

On behalf of the entire Mysterium Committee, the Location Team is excited to announce that next year’s Mysterium will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

The city for Mysterium 2010 was chosen through a combination of community-wide polling and much research. Because the top three cities on the poll turned out to be statistically tied (click here for the final numbers), we set out to do further research on each of the top cities to determine which was most ideal rather than let the randomness of the tie determine the location.

Minneapolis has a number of hotels to choose from that offer easy transit to and from the airport and provide the large meeting spaces we’ve come to rely on while maintaining affordable rates. The public transportation options provide a simple way around the city for those flying in, and those driving in will have an equally easy time of navigating the streets. Between museums like the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life and the 370,000-square-foot Science Museum of Minneapolis, the shopping centers like the famous Mall of America, and the many parks and lakes within the city to explore, we think the city provides everything needed for a Mysterium city!

In the end, Minneapolis was chosen not only for its top place in the poll and outstanding qualities in the above-mentioned areas, but also because a few locals have volunteered to personally check out hotels, and advise on local transportation options and attractions. The ability to have people physically go to an area and find out information is critical to making Mysterium as affordable and enjoyable as possible.

In closing, we’d like to thank all of you for your patience while we worked to select a city and we want to wish all those who are attending Mysterium 2009 right now an awesome, fun and safe trip! If you were unable to attend this year (like those of us on the Location Team), we hope you’ll be able to attend next year’s!

Shorah!
TW, Odo, GermanShepherd (Location Team), and the rest of the Mysterium Committee

Mysterium 2010 Location Poll NOW OPEN!

The Mysterium Committee is pleased to announce that the location poll for Mysterium 2010 is now open! For those who are interested in attending next year’s Mysterium, this is your chance to have a say in where it’ll be held. The poll will close on July 18, so spread the word and vote!

(Drum roll, please!) The candidate cities are:

  • Dallas, Texas
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • St. Louis, Missouri

To vote in the poll, please visit: http://www.mysterium.net/limesurvey/index.php?sid=42269. At the start of the poll, you will be presented with an overview of each city which will include general costs, travel information, and some interesting attractions. We encourage you to review each city before you make a decision. Please note that we are running the poll a bit differently than in 2008, so please read the directions carefully. If you have problems with the poll, contact the Location Subcommittee via the Contact Form.

We will be announcing the location during Mysterium 2009 (July 30 – August 2), so watch for the results on that weekend!

Thanks to each and every one of you for your continued excitement about Mysterium. Our only goal is to provide you the best Mysterium possible, and we look forward to 2010.

Shorah,
TW, Odo, GermanShepherd (Location Team), and the rest of the Mysterium Committee
http://www.mysterium.net

Mysterium 2009 Hotel Reservation Reminder

Attention Mysterium 2009 attendees!

This is a friendly reminder to reserve your hotel rooms now! You will be unable to receive the Mysterium group rate if you reserve after July 17. The group rate of $89/night can also be used 3 days before and after the event. Room reservations may be canceled as late as 4pm on the day you check in, so it is recommended that you reserve now even if you may not be able to make it.

The hotel’s reservation number is (509) 535-9000 and be sure to mention the “Mysterium Group” when you call!

If there are any problems, feel free to contact Odo via the contact form on the Mysterium website.

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.