Mysterium Location Survey

Shorah Explorer!

The nominations for this year’s Mysterium location are now closed. We have received bids for the following cities: Atlanta, GA; Boston Providence Corridor, MA; Cleveland, OH; Detroit, MI; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Orlando, FL; Pittsburgh, PA. We’re running a survey to see which of the potential Mysterium locations has the most community interest.

Before the survey, you will be presented with some preliminary research data indicating the general cost associated with each location. We have also listed a number of attractions in and around the cities. We have compiled this data to make it easier for the community to make an informed decision as to which location would be best.

This survey will remain open until March 15th, and we will annouce the results soon thereafter. We will then begin scoping out accommodations in the chosen city with help from the city’s local contact, and then announce the hotel and date as soon as possible so you may begin making your reservations.

While your vote will be considered the deciding factor in the location of Mysterium 2008, the committee reserves the ability to overrule the top selection only in the event of severe mitigating circumstances, such as hotel availability, natural disaster, or other crisis. In this case, we will select the second-most popular location instead.

This survey will record participant’s preferences for the location, 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 city people prefer, and it will allow us to easily determine a second choice.

Please visit the Mysterium Location Survey to vote! You may only vote once, and duplicate votes will be detected and discard. Be sure to keep checking mysterium.net to keep up with any news!

Mysterium Committee

Mysterium Date and Attendance Survey

Shorah Explorer!

Things are hopping here at Mysterium HQ! While we work on some exciting details and announcements, we thought we’d get the community’s input on a couple of issues: we would like to know if you are planning to attend Mysterium 2008, and which weekend between mid-July to mid-August works best for you.

To take the survey, please go to the Mysterium Date and Attendance Survey.

Thanks for your input ahead of time, and watch out for more surveys and news very soon at mysterium.net!

-Mysterium Committee

Mysterium Location Deadline Extension

The Mysterium committee has decided to move the deadline for bids for locations for Mysterium 2008 until Feb 14, 2008 in order to solicit any extra bids from community members to ‘sponsor’ a location. The location must be in the Eastern Standard Timezone, and this person would act as the local person to act as a point of contact, during which time they would join the committee.

Also, due to the recent, saddening announcement that GameTap is discontinuing Uru Live, GameTap’s participation in an Atlanta Mysterium is no longer viable. A Mysterium in Atlanta is still possible, with a local sponsor. We repeat, again, that this would be without GameTap’s participation.

We would like to take this opportunity to clarify the position of the Local Liaison. The responsibility of the Local Liaison is to consult with the Mysterium Committee on matters relating to the locality that is chosen. This includes local attractions, places to eat, hotel information, planning logistics (areas to avoid, what we might want to be aware of, etc) and any other information that would be helpful in planning the event.

The Local Liaison should be local to the suggested location, and the location should be within the Eastern Standard Timezone. This person should be relatively aware of the details of the location, as they reside there.

The Local Liaison will become a full member of the Mysterium Committee for the 2008 planning season leading up to Mysterium 2008. Therefore, they will function as a full member of the committee for this time, attending meetings, sharing ideas, etc. It is during this time that they will help us plan. This obviously might include any footwork that would be needed to be done locally.

We would like to stress that we will not be considering any locations which do not have a local sponsor. So if you want to have Mysterium in your city and are willing to commit, please let us know!

You can email us at cagraywolf@hotmail.com or lakem@tezhme.net.

Looking for locations for Mysterium 2008

We are looking for proposals from Mystites in the Eastern Time Zone who would be willing to host Mysterium 2008 in their city. Proposals should include:

The name and contact information of a local who is willing to commit to being the local coordinator. This committee position includes locating hotels that meet Mysterium needs, finding local events and resources for Mysterium attendees, and any other committee needs that are best handled by a local person.
A rough idea of basic hotel costs in the areas, airports and public transportation available, any major events in the area during the summer that could interfere with Mysterium, an idea of mid to late summer weather.
These proposals should be emailed to us at cagraywolf@hotmail.com or lakem@tezhme.net by February 5th, 2008.

From these proposals, we will build a pool of potential locations for Mysterium. We are also seriously examining the possibility of adding Mysterium in Atlanta, GA into the pool; possibly with GameTap’s assistance. If anyone is willing to be the Local Coordinator for Atlanta, please contact us by the February 5th date.

MYSTERIUM 2008 DATE
We are still waiting on further information to finalize the date. However, we are shooting for late July or early August, so you can begin narrowing down when you need that time off.