Schedule

Hello again! This will be a bit of a long one since we have quite a lot to announce.

Special Guests

We have another round of guests to announce. Numinous Games are the developers of Area Man Lives, published by Cyan Ventures and released this spring. We also have several members of the ongoing development team for Uru/MOULa and an additional member of the Myst Documentary team.
  • ametist first started building ages for MOULa in 2008
  • Elana Bell Bogdan created the soon-to-be-revealed “Vault of Stories” for the Myst Documentary
  • Colin “Maccodemonkey” Cornaby is currently focused on bringing Uru to the Mac
  • Patrick “Doobes” Dulebohn has been creating content for Uru since 2007
  • Amy Noel Green has created games with Numinous including That Dragon, Cancer and Area Man Lives
  • Ryan Green is the Creative Director and Head of Narrative for Numinous Games
  • Harley “Calum Traveler” is a writer, artist, and tester for MOULa
  • Adam “Hoikas” Johnson is a developer on the open-source Uru client
  • Keith “Tweek” Lord works on Age development and helps support other developers in MOULa
  • Mike Perrotto is a software developer and producer for Numinous Games
  • Darryl “Paradox” Pogue is a software developer for Uru
  • Paul “rarified” Richards is a fan content coordinator for MOULa
Again, full bios can be found on our Special Guests page, and we’re still not quite done announcing guests.

Schedule

Here’s the big announcement: the schedule for Mysterium 2022 is now live on the website! Check it out on our Schedule page. We are still finalizing one or two events so it will likely change in the next few weeks, but most of it is ready to go.

June Community Prompt

Once again we received some great submissions, this time for the topic of “Resilience”, and our winner is Harley “Calum Traveler” for the Narayani word “resilience” in pride flags.
Narayan Resilience Pride Flag

Social Buttons

Do you like warm hugs? Not quite into all the unknown people around you? Or maybe people should just ask what would be the next right thing for you? We’re providing social buttons this year to let everyone know your comfort level! They’ll be available all weekend in the con room.
  • Yes button – I’m comfortable with conversations, come on up and talk to me!
  • Ask button – I’m unsure about my comfort level. Please ask before approaching me.
  • No button – I’m not comfortable with conversations. Please give me space.
Social Buttons
Feel free to swap out buttons whenever you feel you need to! We also ask that you please be respectful in regards to these social buttons. Don’t harass other people for wearing them. Be a kind human.

Writing & Artwork Table Submissions

Just a quick reminder that submissions for the writing & artwork table are open through July 31. Check out our Submissions page for details.

Registration

Registration is still open through August 1. After that date, online registration will close. We will sell admission at the door starting Friday morning, but the early badge pickup on Thursday will only be available to those who purchased their badge online.

Hotel Booking Deadline

If you plan to stay at the official Mysterium hotel this year, the Holiday Inn Denver East, you only have a few days left to book a room at the Mysterium rate. After July 19 there will be no guarantee of availability as any remaining rooms in the block may be released to the public. See our Location page for more information.

OK if you made it through that whole thing, thank you for reading. We’ll have more guests, as well as information on the hotel shuttle and parking, soon.

Dan
Mysterium 2022 Chair

Registration

Shorah! We have a few more updates before we start the new year, including opening registration for Mysterium 2022.

Registration

First is the biggest announcement for this month: registration is now open! Until May 15, early bird registration will be available at two different rates: Standard ($25) will provide admission to the event and any swag we produce, such as pins. Premium ($40) includes everything from Standard as well as a Mysterium 2022 t-shirt. We have not yet chosen a t-shirt design, so if you’d prefer to wait you’ll still have plenty of time to purchase a registration once we announce that. If you are planning to submit a t-shirt design, we’d recommend holding off on registering, since your shirt will be free if your design is selected. Details are available on our registration page.

COVID-19

While we are in a substantially better situation than we were a year ago, we are not out of the woods with regard to COVID-19. As such, we are planning to require all attendees to be up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations. Most likely this will mean the CDC’s definition of “fully vaccinated” at the time of the event. We will provide more details closer to the convention on logistics such as how to provide proof of vaccination.

Submissions

A couple quick notes on submissions. If you submitted an entry for the Writing & Artwork table for 2020 or 2021, you will need to re-submit it for this year. Additionally, remember t-shirt design submissions are open until February 20. We’d love to see your artwork, and the two winning designers each receive a free t-shirt! See our submissions page for details. Finally, some of you have asked about an activity book for this year, similar to the digital one we produced for 2020. We are planning to put one together, but are still working out some of the details, so we can’t open submissions quite yet.

We’ll have more to announce in the new year. In the meantime, enjoy the season!

Dan
Mysterium 2022 Chair

Registration is Open!

Hello! Hopefully some of you have been able to rejoin society as things begin to reopen for the Summer.

Myst IV Panel Questions

As we mentioned in our previous post, we have Brian Wrench and Meinert Hansen joining us this year for a panel on Myst IV: Revelation. To facilitate question gathering for this panel, we have decided to request questions in advance. Feel free to ask anything, as long as it’s on-topic. Submit questions using this form by July 15. Currently this is the only panel for which we’re planning to require pre-submitted questions. If that changes, we will give plenty of advance notice.

Marker Missions

Since we won’t be together in person, our usual marker missions involving markers scattered around the hotel won’t be possible this year. Instead, we are running one in Myst Online! If you aren’t familiar with Myst Online, that’s ok! We put together a guide for you. The game itself is also free! There are some steps that you’ll need to do to prep for marker mission participation, and that part can be time consuming, so don’t wait! See our Marker Missions page for instructions and additional information.

Registration

Registration for Mysterium 2021 Online is now open! As with last year, all events will be streamed, and registration is not required to watch; however, you will need to register (it’s free again this year) to participate in any interactive content. See our Registration page for details.

Special Guests

We have a few more special guests to announce:
  • Chuck Carter helped create the artwork for Myst. He is currently working on a playable version of the original concept for the Selenitic Age using Unreal Engine 5.
  • Rand Miller co-founded Cyan over 30 years ago, bringing us the worlds of Myst and its sequels, as well as the upcoming game Firmament.
  • Philip Shane is an award winning documentary filmmaker, working on such films as Being Elmo and The Beatles Revolution. Myst fans know him for his upcoming Myst Documentary.

Check out their full bios and the complete list of guests on our Special Guests page.

We’ll have more to announce in the coming weeks. Hope to see you all online next month!
The Mysterium Committee

Mysterium 2021 Registration Is Now Live!

Greetings everyone! We are excited to share some updates for Mysterium 2021!

Registration Now Open

Registration for Mysterium 2021 is now available on our Registration page. Standard registration can be purchased for $30, while premium registration, which includes a t-shirt and any swag, can be purchased for $45 through April 30th. A link for hotel reservations will be posted on the Location page soon.

Before you jump in, we have a few additional notes about registration this year:

2020 Registration Rollover

If you purchased a Mysterium 2020 registration and elected to roll it over to 2021, please do not purchase an additional registration. We will contact all registrants who requested a rollover in the coming weeks to confirm and follow-up with a blog update. If you don’t remember whether you requested a rollover, please wait to see if you receive communication before re-registering.

Statement on COVID-19

The safety and well-being of our attendees is of utmost importance to the Mysterium Committee. As the state of the coronavirus is continually evolving, it is difficult to determine exactly how events or gatherings may look in July. That said, we reserve the right to require attendees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test prior to issuance of a badge and admission to the event space. Any such proof will be used solely for verification and will not be stored by either The Mysterium Convention or Falling Man Group.

As the situation solidifies in the coming months, we will be sure to provide updates as they are ready to be shared. Any associated policies will be listed on our Policies page, including any potentially relevant changes to our refund policy, if and when they are written.

T-Shirt Order Update

All T-shirts ordered this year have been shipped! Many thanks to Odo for single-handedly taking on such an immense operation. If you have not yet received your shirt or an email with shipping information, please contact us and include your order number.

Submissions

As a reminder, we are currently accepting event, Activity Book, writing, and art submissions from the community. For more information, please see our Submissions page.

 

Thank you all for your continued support; we hope you are all staying well and look forward to an opportunity to see everyone again soon. For our fans in the United States, have a safe Thanksgiving holiday.

–The Mysterium 2021 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

Mysterium 2020 Registration and Hotel Reservations Now Open!

Happy March everyone!

We are excited to announce that registration and hotel reservations are now open! As is tradition, with registration also comes the announcement of this year’s t-shirt design. We’re so excited to share what the community created this year, so let’s get right to it.

T-Shirts

In the front of this year’s shirt, we have a depiction of the Jefferson Memorial superimposed on the Tomahna book vault. This eye-catching design was created by Katherine “Squee” White.

Shirt front logo closeup and photo of shirt with logo on model

On the back, we have a stunning depiction of Spire and Haven designed by none other than Claire “Shoom’lah” Hummel.

Closeup photo of the rear shirt design with photo of shirt and logo on model

We’re so excited to have both of these designs for our shirts this year. For more information, please see our T-Shirts page. We’d like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who submitted T-shirt artwork this year. Even if your design was not selected, we hope to feature your work elsewhere during Mysterium.

Hotel

This year, Mysterium will take place at the Westin Alexandria Old Town in Alexandria, VA. Located just a few minutes walk from Alexandria and King Street stations, this hotel offers easy access to downtown Alexandria and Washington, D.C. proper. We’ve secured a rate of $100/night for both single and double rooms.

For more information about our hotel, including links to make your reservation, visit our updated Location page.

Registration

Mysterium 2020 registration is now open! From now until May 31st, you can purchase a weekend registration for $25, or a premium registration (weekend + shirt) for $40. That’s a $5 discount off of the individual items! Starting June 1st, the price will increase and shirts will not be available for pre-order.

We have once again included a space for you to indicate your pronouns on your badge, should you wish. Read more and register today over on our Registration page.

Reminders

As a reminder, we are still accepting submissions for events, enamel pins, activity book pages, as well as writing and artwork. The deadline for pin design submissions is right around the corner on March 15th, so be sure to send your ideas in. All information about submissions can be found on the Submissions page.

New Submission Rights Policy

With Cyan’s help, we have written a new licensing/copyright policy for all submitted works (logos, pin designs, etc). Previously, all works submitted to Mysterium became the property of Cyan Worlds Inc. Going forward you will retain copyright of your own work, but grant Cyan and FMG/Mysterium a perpetual license to it. For the complete details and legalese, see the Submissions section on our Policies page. This applies immediately to all future submissions, and retroactively to all pin design and activity book submissions for Mysterium 2020.

It’s hard to believe that Mysterium is just around the corner! We’ll have more updates for you all soon.

Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan