Last Chance to Pre-register for Mysterium 2010

Mysterium 2010 Preregistration Ends the 10th.

Hurry and preregister and save yourself $10 over regular registration for access to all 4 days to Mysterium!

Pre-registration will close on July 10.
To pre-register, go to http://mysterium2010.doattend.com/ and fill out the form.
After July 10th registration will be available only at Mysterium. SWAG will be available *only* to those who preregister! Don’t miss out on Mysterium goodies! Pre-register now!

Activities at this year’s Mysterium will include: Bevin Parties, Table Displays, presentations, Marker Missions, What Would Atrus Do Contest, Heek Tournament, Mall of America and more!
Join us this year!

Mysterium 2009 Pre-Registration Now Open!

Shorah Mysterium-goers!

We are excited to announce that the Mysterium 2009 Online Registration system is now up and running! If you’re planning on attending Mysterium this year in Spokane, we encourage you to register online in advance. Online registration will run until July 1st, 2009.

Registration Costs
As with last year, Mysterium carries a nominal registration fee to cover the costs of the convention. Online registration grants you a $5 discount over the at-the-door registration fees. Adults (over 17) are $15, Youths (8-17) are $10, and children (0-7) are $5 when registering online.

If you are traveling as a family (2 adults and 2-4 youths or children) or as a group (5 or more adults), the registration form has some special options for you. Families can register for $40, and groups of five or more can register for just $12 per adult.

If you only want to come for a day, you can purchase a day pass for just $8, regardless of the age of the attendee. Please note that a day pass does not include a swag bag or a copy of the 2009 convention book.

Why Register Online?
Online registration comes with a copy of our full-color, magazine-quality convention book at no extra cost. We are also working to finalize the rest of our online-exclusive swag. While there will be a limited quantity of convention books available at Mysterium for walk-in attendees, we encourage you to register online to ensure you receive one.

This year, online registration ties in with the rest of the Mysterium website. Once you’ve registered, your will be able to use your account to take advantage of additional attendee services offered in the future, such as our room share and carpool tools, which can help you find a ride to the event, or a room to stay in once you get there.

Registration Extras
This year, Mysterium is getting our t-shirts screen printed, and shirts will be distributed at the registration desk to those who order them. To ensure an accurate count for our final order, please indicate the quantities and sizes of shirts you wish to purchase when filling out your registration form. While we will have a handful of extra shirts available at the convention for walk-in attendees, we cannot afford to purchase large quantities of extra shirts, so if you want to ensure that you get a shirt, please register online by July 1st.

On Sunday, Mysterium is planning a day-trip expedition to the nearby Silverwood theme park and Boulder Beach water park. Tickets to this optional activity are $50 for adults and youths, and $25 for children. This price includes admission to both sides of the park, a BBQ meal for lunch, and unlimited drinks all day long.

Go Forth And Register!
Click here to log into your Mysterium.net account or register for a new one. Once you’ve logged in, you will be able to complete your registration.

See you at Mysterium!

I’ll Have A King-Sized Mysterium Update To Go, And A Donut…

LOGO CONTEST WINNERS
We are pleased to announce that the winners of the 2008 Mysterium logo contest are

Daniel ‘Floydman’ Floyd and Claire ‘Shoom’lah’ Hummel
You can view the winning entries, and the other entrants HERE

Tshirts and other nifty items featuring their artwork are now available at our Mysterium CafePress Store

Congratulations to you both, and thank you to everyone who entered!

MYSTERIUM AUCTIONS
Between now and Mysterium, we will be having several items up for grabs on eBay, suitable for any Myst fan’s collection!

You can view all active auctions HERE

REGISTRATION
We’ve made registration easier with a new web based form! Register for Mysterium today!

ROOMMATES
Looking for someone to share a hotel room with? We now have a roommate matching system to help you find others who are looking to share a hotel room and split expenses to help make you trip more affordable and stress free. Visit our roomshare page HERE

PRESENTATIONS:
We are trying something new this year for Presentations, by offering three different formats for groups & individuals to share their works with the community:

Display- Table space for displaying artwork, crafts or other creative efforts.

Small Group- For a small class, panel or smaller presentation.

Performance or Presentation- For larger presentation to all Mysterium attendees

Further details about each option, presentation rules and requirements, and registration, are available now on our Presentations Page HERE

PAPER PEOPLE
Once again, we invite those D’niverse fans who can’t join us in the flesh to join us on paper. Please send your picture in jpg format, with an 8×10 print size, to paperpeople@mysterium.net

EVENTS
Have we got some fun stuff planned for this year! Visit our Events Page for a preview!

PRIZES & MATERIALS
One of the things that makes Mysterium great is the amount of community involvement, and one way you can be involved – even if you aren’t able to attend Mysterium – is through the donation of prizes or materials.

If you create items that are directly related to the D’niverse (like Journey Cloths, or linking book replicas), or are thematically similar (like journals, or art of Age-like locations), we’d like to invite you to donate an item or two for prizes at Mysterium. In the past Mysterium has awarded prize winners journals, decorated cones, Journey Hand necklaces and more. Unique prizes are an inspiration to everyone!

If you have materials you think might be useful to us, like button blanks, or printer paper, we may be willing to find a use for them!

TRANSPORTATION
Jet Blue has several specials to Boston right now, check them out!
We recommend that attendees NOT use American Airlines if at all possible, given their new $15 fee for a standard checked bag.
Manchester Ariport (MHT) is less than 50miles from the hotel, and there is a free shuttle that goes from the airport to the regional transit center near the hotel. Booking a flight to that airport may be cheaper!

Mysterium Registration Fees

After much research and discussion, the Mysterium committee has decided that there will be a registration fee for Mysterium 2008. The amount of the fee is yet to be determined, but we expect it to be between $10-$20 per individual. We also plan to have rates for families and groups.

Traditionally, Mysterium has had no registration fee. However, previous members of the Mysterium committee have paid for the majority of the costs out of their own pockets. We are instituting a fee in hopes of making Mysterium a more self-sufficient grassroots effort and to avoid financial burdens on present and future members of the committee. The collected fees will go to pay for such things as: hotel and conference room costs, presentation equipment, goodies and packets given out to attendees, and event reservations.

We intend to be transparent about all funds that are collected by the Mysterium committee and exactly what they are used for. The community will be able to see how their money is being used through quarterly financial statements posted to our website. We are currently determining how much money we will need and what events and purposes we will need it for.

Additionally, we plan to accept donations in addition to the registration fees for those who wish to contribute. In order to facilitate this, we intend to have a PayPal link on our website by this time next week. This is in the final process of being set up.

We’re currently planning hard in order to help make Mysterium 2008 a fun and memorable success. We will make more announcements about these topics as we determine them. :)

Thank you from your Mysterium Committee.