Well, it’s that time of year again. I am happy to announce that the Falling Man Group (FMG) is now accepting bids for Mysterium 2018.
Submissions are due by May 6th, and you can find all the juicy details here: https://goo.gl/3QmPrT
And now, a quick Q&A:
Who is the Falling Man Group?
FMG is the parent organization for Mysterium. We provide support for the teams that run Mysterium every year, and work to make sure that the convention can continue to happen reliably in the future.
What do you mean by “accepting bids”?
A bid is a collection of information about a possible host city for Mysterium, and is submitted by a group of people who would like to run Mysterium in that city.
Why can’t FMG just choose a city and run Mysterium themselves every year?
That’s how things worked prior to 2016. As you probably know, Mysterium is entirely volunteer run, and experience has shown that having the same group do everything every year causes rapid burn out. The only way to make sure Mysterium continues to happen is to get more people to volunteer to run it, even if only for one year.
I want to submit a bid, but I don’t know anyone with the experience to be the committee chair. Can you suggest someone?
Certainly! If you want to submit a bid but need help in any way, please reach out to us. We’re here to support bid teams and Mysterium committees. We want this to be easy for you and we want you to succeed.
I want to submit a bid, but this is all a little overwhelming. Halp!
We get it. This can be a lot to figure out. If there is interest, we’d like to run a small online workshop later in March to help people navigate putting together a bid. If you’re interested, email us or leave a comment.
I don’t want to submit a bid, but I do want to volunteer to help! Can I do that?
We would love your help. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be in touch.
I don’t want to run a Mysterium/bid, but I want Mysterium to come to my home town!
We get that a lot. As explained above, though, Mysterium will only be coming to cities that receive serious bids.
I hope that helps to clear things up! If you have any questions about bidding, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com.
Chairman, Falling Man Group