Logo Contest Winners

Two posts in one week! What ever are we thinking?

Today, I’m excited to share the winners of our logo contest. We got several awesome entries, and I want to thank everyone who took the time to submit a logo. We couldn’t do this without you!


First up, we have the logo for the front of the shirt. This was designed by Mary Wienckowski, and beautifully melds Boston’s Zakim Bridge with our Todelmer theme.


And then we have the logo for the back of the shirt. This one was designed by Claire Hummel, known to many of you as Shoom’lah.

Congratulations to Mary and Claire! We can’t wait to see these awesome designs on our shirts, but alas, it’s going to be another 7 months before that happens. In the meantime though, you can pre-order your Mysterium shirt when you register for the convention.

That’s all for now!

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

Live Stream!

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We will be broadcasting this weekend’s events and activities on Justin.tv. While we were planning on using Cyan Chat for our chat this year, it looks like Cho has decided to take a sabbatical. For the time being we’ll be re-activating the chat on the Justin.tv streaming page, so if you’d like to chat, head on over to http://www.justin.tv/mysteriumcon. You can also watch the live stream on the Mysterium website by going to our Live Stream page.

Barring unforeseen technical issues, we will also be recording portions of the live stream to post later on our YouTube channel.

We’ll be streaming the opening ceremonies at 11:00 (that’s 2 hours and 15 minutes from the time of this posting). See you soon!



Keep your Mysterium schedule with you with Guidebook


We’ve published a handy Mysterium guide through Guidebook again this year, which includes an up-to-the-minute convention schedule, tips on places to eat near the hotel, and activities around Spokane that may interest you. The Guidebook app is available on iOS and Android, and a web-based version is available for those with other mobile devices. You can use the QR Code on the left in the image above to get the app, or just search the App Store or Google Play Store for “Guidebook”. Once you’ve got the app, you can scan the QR Code on the right to download the guide, or you can search within the app for “Mysterium 2014”.

If you’re already on a mobile device, or you’re looking for the web-based version, you can get links to the app and the guide by following this link: http://guidebook.com/g/mysterium2014

With Guidebook, you can be guaranteed to always have the most up-to-date copy of the event schedule for this weekend, and get updated if something changes. You can also set reminders for specific events that you want to be sure you don’t miss, and make notes about your experience, all from within the app.

Color Communications Badges

Color Communications Badges

We want everyone to have a good time at Mysterium, but we also know that large crowds can be a little overwhelming to some people. To help attendees who may wish to express their communication preferences quickly and non-verbally, we’ve followed BronyCon‘s lead and partnered with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to make their color-coded badges available to any attendee who wants one. Use these badges to indicate to others whether you want to be approached for interactions or not.

Briefly, here’s what the colors mean:

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“Come Talk To Me!” A person wearing a green badge is actively seeking interaction. They may have trouble initating conversations, but it’s okay to come up and start a conversation with them.

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“Do I Know You?” A yellow badge means its wearer only wants to talk to people they recognize. Unless you’ve met this person face-to-face before, don’t start a conversation with them. If they start talking to you, you’re welcome to talk back.

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“Not Right Now.” If a person has a red badge showing, they do not want anyone to talk to them. They may approach you to talk, in which case it’s okay to respond. But unless you’ve been told you’re on someone’s “red list”, don’t start interacting with them.

If you see someone wearing a yellow or red badge, please respect their wishes. If you are wearing a yellow or red badge and someone is harassing you by not respecting your preference, find the nearest Mysterium staff member immediately.

Again, these badges will be available at the registration desk to anyone who wants one. You will receive a pin-on badge holder with two cards: a green/yellow double-sided card, and a red card. We will also have signs throughout the convention spaces at the hotel and at Cyan explaining these badges.

If you are interested in using these badges at your own event, you can download BronyCon’s template here: http://bit.ly/CommunicationBadges