Schedule

The full Mysterium 2021 event schedule is listed below.

All panels and presentations will be streamed to both Twitch and YouTube. Twitch events will be on our channel at https://twitch.tv/mysteriumcon. YouTube streams each have their own page, linked under each event. Social rooms will be on either Discord or Zoom, as described below.

Events listed are in Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4).


Friday, July 16
  • A Miller Myst Let's Play

    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Host Rand Miller
     
    Watch Rand Miller play through Myst and provide commentary
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Discussion Rooms

    9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Join everyone for some low-key online social time. There is no preset topic: the group can decide as the night progresses.
     
    Note: This event will be held on Discord. You will need to join the Mysterium server at https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E to participate.

  • Marker Missions in Myst Online

    9:00 pm - 12:00 am

    Host Kelly "Rayne" Coston
     
    We will be hosting custom marker missions in Myst Online this year! Please reference https://mysterium.net/marker-missions/ to prepare.
     
    Note: The missions will be available any time after the official start. Join this event if you want to hang out during Rayne's live stream.
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

Saturday, July 17
  • Committee Opening

    10:30 am - 10:45 am

    Hosts The Mysterium Committee
     
    Join the committee for a quick opening and any last minute info on what's happening at this year's Mysterium.
     
    Watch on Twitch 

  • Myst IV - Setting the Mood

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    Moderator Katie “Kha’tie” Postma
    Panelists Meinert Hansen, Geneviève Lord, Brian Wrench

     
    Join moderator Katie Postma as she chats with members of the Myst IV Revelation team. Meinert Hansen (Art Director / Sr. Concept Artist), Brian Wrench (Actor - Sirrus) and Genevieve Lord (Producer) take a trip down memory lane about how Myst IV evolved in its looks, styles and immersive design! 
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Myst State of the Union

    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Moderator Kelly "Rayne" Coston
    Panelists Eric Anderson, Hannah Gamiel
     
    Join Cyan's Creative Director, Eric A. Anderson, and Dev Director, Hannah Gamiel as they talk about Cyan's newly re-imagined and modernized version of Myst in the final stretch before it is (finally!) released for PC, PC VR, and Mac! They'll be showing off the game, as well as answering your questions in this "state of the union" talk + Q&A!
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Cyan Dev Team Q&A

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Moderator Dan Binder
    Panelists Abner Coimbre, Brandon Collins, Hannah Gamiel, Karl Johnson, Josh Van Veldhuizen

    What does it mean to be a developer at Cyan? Is it truly possible to automate everything? Which artist breaks the most stuff when they check in art? Bring your questions and join Cyan's Dev team for a full hour of Q&A where you get to help guide the course of the conversation!
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Cyan Art Team Q&A

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Moderator Katie “Kha’tie” Postma
    Panelists Eric Anderson, Blake Bjerke, Jeremiah Castro, Autumn Palfenier, Derrick Robinson
     
    Have you ever wondered how the look of a game is established, or which tools Cyan uses to create worlds? Have you ever asked yourself what the difference is between a technical artist, an environmental artist, and a starving artist? Bring your questions and join Cyan's art team for a full hour of Q&A where you get to help guide the course of the conversation!

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Apple II Myst "Demake"

    5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

    Host Vincent Weaver
     
    Can you take an early 1990s CD-ROM game like Myst and remake it so that it will run on an 8-bit system from the 1970s, all while fitting on a reasonable number of floppy disks?  Vince Weaver will discuss the challenges involved with getting a fully playable version of Myst working on the Apple II series of computers.
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Reimagining the Selenitic Age

    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Host Chuck Carter
     
    Original Myst Artist, Chuck Carter, is reworking the Selenitic Age to both update his original Myst level and add some new twists. It will contain everything that is familiar in the original version, but in this new version the maze ship is now destroyed and you'll need to navigate a strange and dynamic maze to finish the level. And while it will not be official Myst canon, it will explore new areas never imagined in the original game with added explorable places and some new things that take advantage of real time game engines - i.e. Unreal 5. The world will be alive, weird, and vibrant, and it will have original music by conductor/composer Lucas Richman. This is something Chuck has been wanting to do for years, and people will be able to follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook over the next year as he begins the level building and design.
     
    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Social Events

    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    While we may not be together in person, we can still have some informal social activities, which have always been an important part of Mysterium. In addition to open discussion, we'll have two focused chats:

    • Unwritten Character Workshop: Walk through and discuss creating a character for the Unwritten RPG 
    • Dancing with Annacat: After sitting and watching streams all day, it's time to get up and dance! (All ability levels welcome, no prior experience necessary)

     
    Note: This event will be held on Discord. You will need to join the Mysterium server at https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E to participate.

Sunday, July 18
  • Committee Update

    10:30 am - 10:45 am

    Hosts The Mysterium Committee
     
    In lieu of a closing ceremony this year, the Mysterium Committee will give a brief morning update and announce the location of Mysterium 2022!
     
    Watch on Twitch 

  • Finding Tomahna with Maxx Hirsch

    11:00 am - 11:45 am

    Host Maxx Hirsch
     
    'Finding Tomahna' is a panel surrounding Maxx Hirsch's (Skidmore College '21) Honors Thesis surrounding Myst as a product of American 1990s cultural movements and ideas. This thesis takes the reader through Myst when considering attitudes towards war/violence, new technology, reading, community, and diversity.
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

  • Myst Documentary Sneak Peak

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Host Philip Shane
    Guests Elana Bogdan, Will Cavendish, Rachel Kittner, Anais Michel, Katie Postma, Joshua Reinstein, Randy Woods
     
    Documentary filmmaker Phillip Shane and his team will take us through the creation of The Myst Documentary. We'll even have an exclusive sneak peak of the documentary for attendees!
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

  • Uru Worldbuilders Panel

    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Moderator Capella
    Panelists Eric Anderson, Mike Hines, Doug McBride, Steve Ogden, Bill Slease
     
    Come with your questions and the things you've always wanted to know about the original development of Uru and listen to folks from the original team tell about their experiences! War stories will be told. Reminiscing will occur. Will dirt be dished? Maybe!
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

  • MOULa Fan Development Panel

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Moderator Capella
    Panelists Mark "Chogon" DeForest, Patrick "Doobes" Dulebohn, John "Marten" Johns, Adam "Hoikas" Johnson, Keith “Tweek” Lord, Darryl "dpogue/Paradox" Pogue, Paul "rarified" Richards
     
    Myst Online is still alive? Hear from the fan developers that have helped keep this MMO alive with new content and updates!

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Unwritten Update

    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Hosts Eleri Hamilton, Veronica Hamilton

    Come hear an update from the developers of the Unwritten RPG developers, a tabletop RPG set in the Myst and Uru universe.
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

  • Cyan Games Completed Rapidly

    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Back by popular demand, we're closing out Mysterium with another round of speedrunning! This year will feature some unusual categories, Myst on the Apple II, and a few races.

    (Estimated times in parenthesis)

    Myst
      Piano% (10:00)
      Runner Darkshoxx
     
      Bingo Race (20:00)
      Runners Flapjack, Darkshoxx
      Couch Gelly
     
      Myst vs realMyst Any% Race (1:00) 
      Runners Darkshoxx (Myst), Gelly (realMyst)
      Couch Flapjack
     
      iOS All Pages (18:00)
      Runner Radicoon
      Couch Flapjack
     
      Apple II Any% (5:00)
      Runner Vince

    Riven
      Bingo race (10:00)
      Runners Darkshoxx, Attagoat
      Couch Zaustus

    Myst IV: Revelation
      Best Ending (45:00)
      Runner Attagoat
      Couch Kat

    TAS Presentation (30:00) 
      Hosts Gelly, Flapjack

    Myst V: End of Ages
      Cutscene Skip (4:00) 
      Runner Attagoat
      Couch Kat
     
    Watch on Twitch 
    Watch on YouTube

  • Discussion Rooms

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Join everyone on Discord for some low-key online social time. There is no preset topic: the group can decide as the night progresses.
     
    Note: This event will be held on Discord. You will need to join the Mysterium server at https://discord.gg/xXvSA7E to participate.

  • Speedrun After Party

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Join the speedrunners for some casual conversation and Q&A about the runs and races you just watched.

    Note: This event will take place on Zoom. You must be registered for Mysterium to participate. You will receive an email with information on how to access this meeting.