Mysterium 2020 Schedule

The full Mysterium 2020 event schedule is listed below, along with links to stream(s) on Twitch and/or YouTube.

Note that all events streamed to Twitch will be on our channel. Events streamed to YouTube will have a unique link for each, found in the event description.

While this schedule is largely considered final, unforeseen changes may occur as we get closer to the convention. If major changes arise, we will make an announcement.

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



Friday, August 7
  • Twitch & YouTube

    Opening Ceremony

    7:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    We'll kick things off with an intro from the Mysterium Committee, followed by the Pass the Book video put together from your submissions.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    A Chat with the Miller Brothers - Presented by the Myst Documentary Kickstarter

    8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Host Philip Shane
    Panelists Rand Miller, Robyn Miller

    In a rare appearance together, Miller brothers Robyn and Rand will sit down with Philip Shane, award-winning documentary filmmaker and director of the upcoming film The Myst Documentary.

    Philip will be asking the brothers about the genesis of the ideas for Myst, as they walk us through those early memories and reminisce about the development Days. They'll chat about the fandom and how they feel about the success of the game. They'll also talk about their plans for the documentary 'road trip'!

    This is your opportunity to learn more about Robyn, Rand and Philip. Please use the #myst-documentary channel in the Mysterium Discord server to submit your questions early, or ask in stream chat during the live panel.

    See you there!

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Other

    Discussion Rooms

    9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

    Mysterium is typically a social convention, so here's your opportunity to socialize virtually. Registered attendees will receive an email with further information on how to participate.

Saturday, August 8
  • Twitch & YouTube

    Stephan Martiniere

    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    If you have seen a big-budget movie in recent memory, or have been to a Disney theme park, you have probably seen Stephan's work. But 20 years ago, he was the visual art director on URU and Myst V. Come hear him discuss his career and art style, and ask him questions.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    What's New with Unwritten

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Hosts Eleri Hamilton, Vee Hamilton

    Sit down with the creators of the Unwritten tabletop RPG and learn what’s in store now that the game is part of Cyan Ventures.

    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Game Development

    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Moderator okaydrian
    Panelists Eric A Anderson, Chuck Carter, Hannah Gamiel, Karl Johnson, Stephan Martiniere, Ryan "greydragon" Warzecha

    Do you have questions about game development? From high level to the nitty gritty, this panel of seasoned industry professionals is ready to answer them all.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Myst III

    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Moderator Hannah “Annacat Mills-Woolsey
    Panelists Dan Irish, Michel Kripalani, Phil Saunders, Jamey Scott, Casey Steffen, Jack Wall

    How do you carry on the legacy of a game series as beloved as Myst? We join members of the team who created Myst III: Exile to discuss how they stepped into the Myst universe for their project, and to chat about how they brought the third entry in the series to life.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Myst IV

    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Moderator Katie “Kha’tie” Postma
    Panelists Patrick Fortier, Genevieve Lord, Jack Wall

    Following the success of Myst III, Ubisoft took the reins and developed the next game in the series. Hear from the team who brought us the ages of Myst IV: Revelation and concluded Sirrus and Achenar's stories.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Fan Art

    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Moderator Kelly "Rayne" Coston
    Panelists Mike "RIUM+" Ando, "Moiety" Jean Fioca, Claire "Shoomlah" Hummel, Melinda "Rivenchan" Rose, Eva "laughingpineapple" Jucci, Keith "Tweek" Lord

    From painting to jewelry, from costumes to electronics, our panel of fan artists have revisited Myst’s universe through an imaginative variety of media. Come hear them talk about how they make their art, how to create within someone else's universe, and ask them questions.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    Ages Before Myst

    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Host Phil Salvador

    Although Myst popularized the CD-ROM adventure game genre, there had been many other multimedia CD-ROM games leading up to Myst, as well as games following Myst that cribbed from it for inspiration. This panel will explore the predecessors to Myst, showing how this genre evolved by touching on milestones like Enchanted Scepters, Spaceship Warlock, and The Journeyman Project that laid the groundwork for the Myst series, plus the response from other publishers. Expect some weird games!

    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    Age 233 Art

    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

    Host Kelly "Rayne" Coston

    Watch Kelly paint with acrylic on a 18x36" canvas of the skyline in 233!

    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Myst Documentary Fireside Chat

    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Host Philip Shane

    Pull up your leather chair and grab a glass of your favorite Scotch (if of legal age of course) while Philip Shane answers your questions. Learn about the Myst Documentary, his past films, and the documentary film-making process.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    Unwritten Campaign, pt 1

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Hosts Eleri Hamilton, Vee Hamilton

    D’ni is haunted? For the past few weeks, explorers have been seeing a flickery, glowing human shape appearing throughout Ae’gura. When it appears, nearby explorers can hear an odd hum, and their KIs work erratically. Sometimes, they can almost make out words from the KI speaker- and the screen will flash with garbled letters. These visitations never seem to last more than a few seconds, a minute at most, and then fade. There’s no pattern to them that anyone can find. What’s going on?

    Watch a session of Unwritten with authors Vee & Eleri Hamilton! This two-part adventure takes place on Saturday evening and Sunday late afternoon.

    Want a chance to participate? Enter the Unwritten @ Mysterium Player Lottery by filling out this quick form.

    Watch on YouTube

  • Other

    Discussion Rooms

    8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    Mysterium is typically a social convention, so here's your opportunity to socialize virtually. Registered attendees will receive an email with further information on how to participate.

Sunday, August 9
  • Twitch & YouTube

    Update from the Committee

    11:30 am - 11:45 am

    In lieu of a closing ceremony this year, the Mysterium Committee will give a brief morning update, announce the What Would Atrus Build? standouts, and let you all know what to expect for next year's in-person convention near Washington, DC.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Cannen: The Sequel to Soundscapes Beyond Myst

    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    Moderator Nate Lewin
    Panelists Tim Larkin, Robyn Miller, Marty O'Donnell, Jack Wall

    For the first time, we have the whole gang back together, covering the composers for every game in the Myst series. Outside of Cyan projects, members of this panel have storied histories designing and conducting sound and music for games including Mass Effect, Halo, and DOTA 2. Join us as we hear their stories and learn more about the work that goes into their award winning productions.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Uru & Myst V

    1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Moderator Blake Lewin
    Panelists Eric Anderson, Karl Johnson, Tim Larkin, Stephan Martiniere, Rand Miller, Katie “Kha’tie” Postma, Bill Slease, Rod Stafford, Ryan "greydragon" Warzecha, Brice Tebbs

    A cross-section of the teams from both games will join us for an in-depth retrospective of the successes and challenges of their development. This event will begin with Uru, followed by a brief break before diving in to Myst V.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    Fissure Art

    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Host Kelly "Rayne" Coston

    Kelly will walk us through the process of acrylic painting, while answering your questions, with The Star Fissure as a subject.

    Watch on YouTube

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Cyan Games Completed Rapidly

    4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Host Dan Binder

    After spending the weekend hearing all about the Myst series, watch as a group of speedrunners flies through each game - yes, it is possible to beat Myst in under a minute. Expect plenty of glitches and skips.

    (Estimated times in parenthesis)

    Myst
    Any % (1:00)
    All Pages (12:00)
    Runner keyofw
    Couch Flapjack

    realMyst: Masterpiece Edition
    Any % (1:00)
    All Pages No Sages (16:00)
    Runner Gelly

    Riven
    Best Ending + Opera (8:30)
    Runner Zaustus
    Couch Flapjack

    Myst III: Exile
    Best Ending (15:00)
    Runner Flapjack
    Couch keyofw, Gelly

    Myst IV: Revelation
    Best Ending (50:00)
    Runner Exodust
    Couch Kat

    Uru
    Ages Beyond Myst (55:00)
    Runner Zaustus
    Couch Kat

    Myst V: End of Ages

    Cutscene Skip (4:00)
    Runner Gelly

    Obduction
    Any % (15:00)
    Runner bluedudex2

    Firmament proof-of-concept
    Any % (5:00)
    Runner Flapjack
    Couch Kat, Zaustus

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube

  • YouTube

    Unwritten Campaign, pt 2

    4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Hosts Eleri Hamilton, Vee Hamilton

    Continuation of Saturday night's Unwritten session

    Watch on YouTube

  • Other

    Discussion Rooms

    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Mysterium is typically a social convention, so here's your opportunity to socialize virtually. Registered attendees will receive an email with further information on how to participate.

  • Twitch & YouTube

    Area Man Lives

    8:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Moderator Ryan "greydragon" Warzecha
    Panelists Amy Green, Ryan Green, Mike Perrotto

    Come hear an update from the Numinous Games developers about Area Man Lives, the latest Cyan Ventures collaboration.

    Watch on Twitch
    Watch on YouTube