Location Bids

Hello! We have some news to share regarding future Mysterium locations.

Location Bids

Have you ever wanted Mysterium to come to your city? Well read on, because we’re changing up how we handle bids.

In the past, we’ve opened bids one year at a time. We’ve decided to change that, and bids are now accepted year-round. Starting with Mysterium 2022, bids will be accepted at any time up to April 1st of the year before the convention. For 2022, that means bids will be due by April 1, 2021. You can find all the details on our Location Bidding page.

If this seems daunting, it shouldn’t. You are not expected to gather every possible piece of information at this point. The goal of a bid document is simply to explain why your city would be a good place to host – and why you would be a good person to lead – Mysterium for that year. In particular, your city should be relatively accessible and offer hotels at a reasonable rate. We’ve provided sample bid documents from Mysterium 2020 for you to use as a reference. Good luck, and we’d love to bring the event to your city!

Submission Reminder

We’re still accepting submissions for activity book pages, events, and writing & artwork for Mysterium 2020. The next deadline is for the activity book on April 19, so you still have a week for that! See the Submissions page for more information.

Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

Pins!

Happy Spring! We have a few items to share.

Pins

We’re pleased to announce we have selected three pin designs for this year. The first is a lamp by Xemylixa, based on the ones in Kirel and Serat. The second is a pinecone from Obduction by laughingpineapple, and finally, we have a bomb from Obduction by Rayne.


We plan to include these with early registration (register by May 31).

COVID-19

We have received several questions about the coronavirus and its impact on Mysterium. The truth is we do not currently know how this will play out. You may have heard some events this summer have already been cancelled, such as E3. However, those are predominantly large-scale events that require substantial advance notice of a cancellation. Fortunately, we are a bit more nimble and can wait a few more months before making a decision. We have no plans to cancel or postpone the event at this time and we hope that by August we will all be able to go to Mysterium. In the meantime the best thing you can do is follow the recommendations of the WHO, or your national or local health department.

Submission Reminder

We’re still accepting submissions for activity book pages, events, and writing & artwork. The next deadline is for the activity book on April 19. See the Submissions page for more information.

We’ll post another update soon. Everyone stay safe, avoid crowds, and wash your hands! Maybe use this time of social distancing to catch up on any Cyan games you haven’t played.

Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan

A Quick Update

Hello everyone!

We wanted to get out a short update just to cover a couple topics.

T-Shirt Design Submissions

As a reminder, we’re still taking t-shirt design submissions through Sunday, February 16. You can submit either a front or back design (or both!), and if your design is selected you will receive a free Mysterium shirt. You are encouraged to incorporate this year’s theme (Sirrus vs Achenar/Red vs Blue/Haven and Spire) and/or the host city of Washington, DC into your design. For more information, please visit the T-Shirt Design Submissions page.

Registration

Some people have asked about registration and the hotel for Mysterium 2020. Barring any unforeseen issues, we plan to open registration March 1. At that time we will also provide information about this year’s hotel and a link to book your room, as well as transportation and parking details.

Expect to see another post from us in a month!

– Mysterium 2020 Triumvirate: Capella, Drew, and Dan