COVID, Pt. 2

Hello again. After receiving questions and feedback about our plans for handling COVID, we’ve put together a revised comprehensive policy that should help people better plan for August. The full policy can be found on our COVID page, but the summary of changes is as follows:
  • Most attendees will be required to obtain a vaccine booster. Requirements depend on when the first vaccine course was received, and details can be found on our COVID page.
  • All attendees will be required to wear an N95 respirator (or equivalent), or a surgical mask in the event room. We recommend bringing your own masks, but we will have a supply of surgical masks available.
  • We will not be able to accept CLEAR Health Pass for proof of vaccination due to cost concerns.
  • Additionally a couple clarifications to existing policies:
    • The second dose of a two-dose or the single dose of J&J must be obtained at least two weeks before Mysterium.
    • Attendees over 18 must show a photo ID along with proof of vaccination.
We do not plan to make further significant changes to our COVID policy, except to add some additional details on verification procedures. If you have any remaining questions, feel free to ask via our website or on social media.
More news to come soon!

Mysterium 2022 Chair

COVID & Meow Wolf

Hello everyone! We have a few announcements to share.


As a reminder, we will be requiring COVID-19 vaccines to attend Mysterium this year. Our COVID page now has a bunch of information on how this will be handled. If a question is still unanswered, there’s a good chance we’re still working out the details.

Meow Wolf

We are planning an optional excursion to the interactive art exhibit in Denver called Meow Wolf: Convergence Station. We’ll be heading out there for a 7:20 PM entrance the Friday of Mysterium – August 12. Information is available on their website, but it’s better seen than described. Tickets are available for $35 through our Registration page until June 30. Note: all ticket purchases will become nonrefundable after this date, regardless of any other refunds allowed.

April Community Prompt

This month we received several great entries for the topic “Atrus Family Road Trip”, and the winner was this alternate timeline image involving Gehn being around for Sirrus and Achenar, by Grayson aka redwoodrroad. As always, you can see his and others’ works on our Discord server.
Atrus Family Road Trip

Submission Reminder

Submissions for the activity book and for events are open for just over another week, until May 22. See our submissions page for details.

Registration Reminder

There are still a couple days to purchase an early registration for $25 (or premium with a t-shirt for $40)! After this Sunday, May 15, the price will increase to $30, and t-shirts will no longer be available for presale, although some may be available at the door.

That’s it for now. We’re working out some details with Cyan and will hopefully have some special guests to announce soon!

Mysterium 2022 Chair


Happy Spring! We finally have a big announcement several people have asked about: we have a hotel set for this year!


First, the big news: we have signed a hotel contract, so you can start booking rooms! Our hotel this year is the Holiday Inn Denver East in the Central Park neighborhood, east of downtown Denver. The Mysterium rate, which includes free parking, will be $121/night. The discounted rate will be available until July 20. See all the details on our Location page.


An important announcement from Quabitat for Squeemanity Director Kelly “Rayne” Coston:

Is your home feeling like it’s missing something? Maybe you need a friend? Well, you’re in luck! Due to a sudden uptick in the squee and quab population from one of Atrus’ breeding experiments that went awry, Quabitat for Squeemanity has a nice variety of pets for you to adopt! Here at Quabitat for Squeemanity, we care about the safety and happiness of your pet. So if you stop by and adopt a pet today, we’ll throw in a free, customizable habitat! That’s right! It’s free. You get to choose the patterns of the walls and floor of your pet’s new home and supply it with a plethora of decorations, customized for the optimum happiness for your pet. So stop by today and adopt a quab or squee!

Family Feud

A common thread in recent surveys has been that people like having interactive events. With that, we’re planning a Family Feud style game show for this year’s convention. However, if you’re familiar with the show, you’ll know we need survey responses. If you have a few minutes, please fill out the questions here (there are no wrong answers!). You don’t have to answer all questions, but the more responses we get the better it will be, so try to fill out any you can come up with an answer for.

Activity Book Submissions

A reminder that we’re still taking submissions for this year’s activity book. Additionally, after checking publishing needs, we have decided to extend the deadline a month to May 22. This is the same date as the deadline for event submissions. See our Submissions page for more information.

Until next time,
Mysterium 2022 Chair


Happy March! As you might have guessed, we have chosen t-shirt designs for this year.


As a change this year, we’re putting the multi-color design on the front, depicting the floating electromagnetic chamber in Voltaic, by Claire “Shoom’lah” Hummel.

The back will be printed near the neck of the shirt, and calumTraveler’s design shows the falling man being thrown from Blucifer, Denver International Airport’s famous piece of art.

For more information, see our T-Shirts page.
We received several excellent submissions, and we could only choose two, so if your design wasn’t chosen, we’d love to use it elsewhere during this year’s event.

John Keston

On a more somber note, you may be aware we lost our Gehn, John Keston, last month. Reaching the age of 97, he certainly got quite a bit out of life. At 76, he set a world record for his age group in the Portland Marathon. He continued running into his 90s, and to date still holds multiple US records for over-75 runners. Mysterium and the Myst community will always remember him, and our thoughts go out to his family. You can read his obituary in the Minnesota Star Tribune here.

February Community Prompt

It’s time to announce another community prompt winner. This time, Kelly “Rayne” Coston provided this beautiful Voltaic stained glass design. As always, you can check hers and others’ submissions on our Discord server.

Voltaic Stained Glass

Submission Reminder

We may be done with t-shirts, but submissions are still open for the activity book, events, and the writing and artwork table. See our Submissions page for details.

That was a fairly long one! We’ll have some additional announcements, including information about this year’s hotel, soon.

Mysterium 2022 Chair

Quick Update

Hello! Just a small update on a couple matters here.

T-Shirt Design Submissions

We are extending the deadline for t-shirt submissions by one week. The deadline will now be February 27. Again, we will not be able to make exceptions to the (updated) deadline. Find the details on our T-shirt Design Submissions page.

January Prompt Winner

Once again we’d like to highlight a submission to our creativity prompt: this story “Hunters of Ivory” by Talashar: Once again you can find this and others’ works on our Discord server.

That’s it for now. We’ll have some larger announcements fairly soon!
Mysterium 2022 Chair