For those still at the hotel and not the walking dead, lets meet outside the hotel at 8pm, walk to the park, watch the batty bats come out of the cave, walk a labyrinth, and say goodbye to another year of Mysterium
Yes, it’s true. Mysterium ended this year not with a joyous celebration of community, but with a whole lot of praying to the Great Porcelain God.
Sadly, 15-20 Mysterum attendees were struck with what was likely a fast-acting type of norovirus. The good news is that everyone is recovering quickly, and seems to be affected for less than 24 hours total.
So, many things were canceled and/or put on hold.
The Ahyoheek tournament will be decided by going over the existing results.
The Marker Mission winning team will get their participation prize in the mail, and we’ll draw a name for the big prize
WWAD team will be decided by popular vote on the website, look for the poll next week. Prizes will be handled the same as Marker Missions.
Other prizes will be handed out by drawing.
There will be online shirt ordering at some point.
We are in contact with Silverwood about refunds, but that may take some time, and we cannot guarantee a 100% return.
There were extra, unplanned expenses incurred, please consider dropping some change in the donation jar (button) on the right.
Shorah and care to you all,
On behalf of the entire Mysterium Committee, the Location Team is excited to announce that next year’s Mysterium will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota!
The city for Mysterium 2010 was chosen through a combination of community-wide polling and much research. Because the top three cities on the poll turned out to be statistically tied (click here for the final numbers), we set out to do further research on each of the top cities to determine which was most ideal rather than let the randomness of the tie determine the location.
Minneapolis has a number of hotels to choose from that offer easy transit to and from the airport and provide the large meeting spaces we’ve come to rely on while maintaining affordable rates. The public transportation options provide a simple way around the city for those flying in, and those driving in will have an equally easy time of navigating the streets. Between museums like the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life and the 370,000-square-foot Science Museum of Minneapolis, the shopping centers like the famous Mall of America, and the many parks and lakes within the city to explore, we think the city provides everything needed for a Mysterium city!
In the end, Minneapolis was chosen not only for its top place in the poll and outstanding qualities in the above-mentioned areas, but also because a few locals have volunteered to personally check out hotels, and advise on local transportation options and attractions. The ability to have people physically go to an area and find out information is critical to making Mysterium as affordable and enjoyable as possible.
In closing, we’d like to thank all of you for your patience while we worked to select a city and we want to wish all those who are attending Mysterium 2009 right now an awesome, fun and safe trip! If you were unable to attend this year (like those of us on the Location Team), we hope you’ll be able to attend next year’s!
TW, Odo, GermanShepherd (Location Team), and the rest of the Mysterium Committee
Here I go using the Mysterium blog as a blog again without telling Communications…
We’re just over a day away from the unofficial start of Mysterium tomorrow evening, and things are coming together nicely. Our swag gear has been delivered and stuffed into bags, convention books are here, the screen-printed t-shirts just arrived this morning, and our badges (complete with a mini schedule!) are all put together. It all looks fantastic! We even have an awesome banner to put at the registration desk, courtesy of Eleri.
I’m excited and also kind of panicked that we’re so close to the weekend. It’ll be one heck of a good time, and I hope everything goes according to plan. See you all at the hotel!