Mysterium 2020 Art Submissions

Greetings! Hopefully everyone has recovered from their Thanksgiving food comas.

We’re pleased to announce it’s now time to send in your art submissions for Mysterium 2020! This year we’ll have four categories:

  • T-shirt design
  • Pins
  • Activity book – NEW!
  • Writing & artwork table

Deadlines will be staggered through early-to-mid 2020. Read on for details.

T-shirt design

Now that we have a theme selected, it’s time to create T-shirts. We encourage you to incorporate Sirrus vs Achenar, Red vs Blue, Haven and Spire into your design. Also feel free to tie in our host city of Washington, DC. If your design is selected, you will receive a free Mysterium shirt! The deadline for this will be Sunday, February 16. More information can be found at our T-Shirt Design Submissions page.

Pins

First introduced in 2018, we are once again planning a set of enamel pins. If you aren’t up for creating a logo but still want a creative outlet, pin design is an easier and faster process. The deadline for these will be Sunday, March 15. Check out the Pin Submissions page for more info, and look at the 2019 designs for inspiration:

Activity book

New this year, we’re putting together an activity book for Mysterium. Want to create a coloring book page? Word search? Crossword puzzle? Submit it by Sunday, April 19. See our Activity Book Submissions page for more details.

Writing & artwork table

Want an opportunity to showcase your Cyan-related artwork or writing? We will once again have a display table to show off your talent! Annacat has again graciously offered to handle this. Details can be found here. All content must be in by Friday, July 31.

That’s it for now. More news to come soon!

Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

The Official Mysterium 2020 Date and Theme Announcement

Shorah everyone!

A new month has arrived and with it comes news about Mysterium 2020! The committee has been hard at work since we last updated, so we’re excited to share the latest with all of you.

When is Mysterium 2020?

This year, in an effort to maximize our hotel options and keep Mysterium accessible and fun for everyone, we broke with our tradition of holding Mysterium on a fixed weekend. After reviewing numerous proposals, we can now say that Mysterium 2020 will be held August 7th – 9th, 2020!

We are still in final negotiations and expect to have information about our selected venue soon. Please look forward to an update on this in the coming weeks.

For the Brothers

In all of our years, we have yet to theme our weekend around anything from Myst IV: Revelation. The Committee felt that it was a perfect time to break that pattern and select Haven and Spire as our theme. Red and blue, Sirrus and Achenar, crystals and mangrees… we hope to have a bit of everything brotherly represented this year. Two of our Committee members, Rayne and Lutra, have already started planning some decorations and music to help set the mood. We’re excited to see what they can come up with!

Relive Mysterium 2019

Missing Mysterium 2019? Or perhaps you missed Mysterium 2019? We’re excited to announce that this year’s event recordings are now available on our YouTube channel. We want to give a huge shoutout to Taniith for his hard work sifting through the hundreds of gigabytes of footage we collected this year. We hope you enjoy! You can find a playlist of all the videos here.

Additionally, we’ve gathered song lyrics and poems from Open Mic Night for you to read at your leisure here. Many thanks to everyone who participated in the event this year.

That’s it for today. Be sure to follow @MysteriumCon on Twitter, the Mysterium Facebook Page, or our Discord server for Mysterium 2020 updates.

– Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

Mysterium 2020: From One Washington to Another…

Shorah everyone!

As we mentioned in our Mysterium 2019 Wrap Up, plans for Mysterium 2020 have been in the works. In the time since the committee departed Spokane, we have been hard at work nailing everything down. We are now excited to announce what everyone has been waiting for: Mysterium 2020!

Where is Mysterium 2020?

As hinted at by our post’s title, Mysterium will be held in Washington, DC for the first time ever!

Washington, DC offers a robust transportation system to connect visitors from a multitude of airports and train stations to downtown and the suburbs. Featuring free admission to museums and other attractions, the capital will have something to offer everyone in attendance this year.

When is Mysterium 2020?

As mentioned in the previous wrap ups, the dates for Mysterium 2020 are still being decided. While we intend to choose a specific weekend by mid-October, we can say that Mysterium will be held on a Friday through Sunday during late-July or early-August.

This past year, Sunday’s schedule was extended to accommodate all of the events we had planned, especially Saturday’s trip to Cyan. Mysterium 2020 will be returning to our traditional schedule, ending midday on Sunday (historically, around 1:00 PM).

Planning and outreach is well underway. Please watch for another announcement in the coming weeks with our selected weekend. The primary goal informing all our upcoming logistical decisions, including date selection, is to ensure Mysterium 2020 is accessible and fun for everyone.

Who’s Running Mysterium 2020?

This year’s Mysterium will be headed by no less than three con chairs! Longtime committee members Capella and Drew will be joined by a relative newcomer, Dan. Nicknamed the Mysterium Triumvirate, they hope to combine their enthusiasm and Myst and community knowledge to make one of the best Mysterium conventions yet. Following Mysterium 2019’s great success, they are eager to take on the challenge and wish Taniith the best as he takes a well deserved rest after his hard work this past year.

We also know that many of you are eagerly awaiting more Mysterium 2019 recordings on our YouTube channel. There is still a lot of footage to get through, but we will make the recordings available as soon as we are able to. We thank you for your patience!

Be sure to follow @MysteriumCon on Twitter, the Mysterium Facebook Page, or our Discord server for Mysterium 2020 updates. We can’t wait to share more with you over the coming weeks and months!

– Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan