We haven’t forgotten about you guys, we promise! We’re putting the finishing touches on the survey and will have it out to you sometime this week, so keep your inboxes open. There will be another post here on the site once the survey has been sent out so that you know when to start checking your spam folder ;).
As 2009 approaches, we are looking to you, the community, to give us input on Mysterium to help guide our planning efforts. To that end, we have posted a new survey to gather feedback. This survey will be open until November 16th. If you are interested in attending Mysterium next year, please take a few minutes and fill it out.
We are interested in your preferences for the date of Mysterium, 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 weekend people prefer, and it will allow us to easily determine a second choice. Please be aware that the Mysterium Committee will do its best to schedule Mysterium for the most-preferred date, but that other factors such as cost and hotel availability may require us to alter our decision, in which case we will target the next most-preferred date.
Building on the success of Mysterium 2008, we are also seeking input on what you would like to see from Mysterium in the future. Keep in mind that not everything in this survey may be on the schedule for 2009, but knowing what direction you would like to take this convention will help us fine-tune our planning process and increase our focus.
To participate in this survey, please click here or visit the Polls page. Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.
So we kind of dropped the ball on getting this really announced ahead of time, and for that we apologize, but we’ve been working on a way to share each others photos and experiences in this wild and wacky web 2.0 worlds we live in. For those who prefer to thoroughly document their experiences using the written word, you can sign up for a blog at my.mysterium.net, or even syndicate your existing blog’s RSS feed. Get in touch with Odo or Alahmnat if you need assistance getting yourself established there.
We also have a Mysterium 2008 group on Flickr for the shutterbugs among us. The address for the group is http://www.flickr.com/groups/Mysterium2008. If you’re unfamiliar with how to contribute photos to a group on Flickr, check out this question in the Flickr FAQ.
Can’t make it to this weekend’s Mysterium? It’s not too late to be a Paper Person!
Paper people is a Mysterium tradition where people who can’t make it sent pictures of themselves to be there in their place. There is usually a group picture taken with all of the paper people. You can still get yours in. Send your jpg to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday AM!
Not Set In Stone Schedule – 2008
Noon– Registration open game signups open
4pm– Ahyoheek Rounds
5pm– Field Trip Sign Ups open
6-8pm– Meet & Greet at Hotel
7pm– Age Writing Tutorial (in hotel room)
10am-3pm Field Trips
New England Aquarium– $20 Adult
4pm Marker Mission- Begins at hotel
4pm Displays open
8pm More ‘heek
10am-Noon Round Tables
Noon– Heek Finals
2pm-4pm Memorial, Closing & Awards