Mysterium always has fun and quirky events. Each year, we bring back some old favorites (Ayoheek, markers, etc), and hopefully introduce some new ones! Beyond big activities, Mysterium also hosts presentations and panels organized by fellow Myst fans. Previous years have included lessons about the D’ni language, community website announcements, funny video productions, musical performances, and even a fan-developed, realtime 3D version of Riven.
If you have an idea for a group activity, or if you have a 15-60 minute presentation or panel you’d like to run, send it our way using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Please specify one of the following when contacting us:
You will receive space on a table in the main meeting space where you can showcase something you’ve made. You accept full responsibility for the items you display, and you are required to monitor and secure your items. Mysterium accepts no responsibility for any lost or stolen property. We cannot accept items for display from non-attendees. However, you may send an emissary with your items, if they accept the terms set forth above.
Have something you want to present like a costume, prop, theory, or whatever, but don’t want to put together a full presentation? This is the event for you. We’ll have space for one or two “Microtalk” sessions throughout the weekend. These are short (3-10 minute) presentations, back to back. There is no event too short for a microtalk, but we may cut you off if you go over 10 minutes.
Up to 1 hour in length – Large events that take place in the main meeting space, generally in front of the whole convention. Examples: a larger fandom project; a lesson on D’ni language; a group performance piece; a panel of people discussing some topic of interest.
Up to 2 hours in length – Group activities such as What Would Atrus Do, Ahyoheek, Unconference, and Marker Missions are a staple of Mysterium. If you have an idea for something similar, we would love to hear it! Ideal suggestions are ones that can be held in the main meeting space or the area immediately surrounding the hotel, regardless of location.
Events may not be dangerous in nature, and may not cover any illegal or adult subject matter. Products may not be sold at your table or during your panel, though you may give attendees your contact information, so that they can reach you after Mysterium.
Any contests or giveaways need to be cleared with the Committee first, and will be scheduled to coincide with Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies unless other arrangements are made in advance.
If your presentation requires extra space or materials from the hotel that are beyond those already available to us, we may ask for a contribution to cover additional costs. If you have an idea that you don’t feel fits into any of the specified event formats, pick the one closest to what you think you’ll need; we are more than willing to accommodate unique ideas!
Event submissions must be received before May 31st, 2020. If you have not received confirmation of your event by then, please contact us. If you require special seating arrangements or equipment (projector, electricity, internet connection, tarps, etc.), you must inform us of these requirements in your event submission, or no later than the May 31st submission deadline if your needs change after-the-fact.