Shorah Myst fans!
It’s been a little while since our last update, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy behind the scenes. In fact, we’ve got four big announcements for you today!
Hotel Reservations Open
We’re pleased to announce that we will be returning to the Comfort Inn University District hotel next year. The Comfort Inn was our gracious host in 2009, and we’re looking forward to seeing you all there again. We have a limited number of rooms available for $89.95/night, so get your reservations in now! See our Location page for more details.
Why not register to attend the convention while you’re booking your hotel room? That’s right, pre-registration is open! Weekend registration is $25 per person, which includes a convention book and a couple of extra goodies. Pre-registration closes on July 4th, 2014, but why wait? Register now!
Logos for 2014
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s logo contest: Jeston Tigchon! He submitted a marvelous proposal for both the front and back designs that celebrates our 15th anniversary and our Rivenese theme this year, and it completely blew us away. Here’s the back:
Mysterium ’14 Logo
And here are the five front designs!
All of which leads us to our next announcement…
T-shirts Available for Pre-Order
Jeston’s amazing artwork is now available for pre-order in shirt form, and there’s an added bonus: you can pick which design will go on the front of your shirt! Yes, you can get any one of the front logo designs mentioned earlier on your Mysterium 2014 t-shirt (pre-order quantities permitting, see the link below for more information). If you can’t decide, we’ve got you covered with a 5-pack of shirts at a $10 discount versus buying them separately.
This year is pretty important to us, and we want to make sure that everyone who’s ever been a part of Mysterium can have a chance to pick up a 15th anniversary t-shirt. Now, even if you can’t make it to Mysterium in 2014, you can pre-order a shirt to commemorate 15 years of fun, friends, and community hijinx.
T-shirts are available in sizes from Small to 3XL, and for the first time, we’re also pleased to announce that we’re offering them in a women’s cut as well! For more information about pre-ordering, please visit check out our t-shirt information page.
More to Come
That’s all we have for now, but we hope it was worth the wait! We’ll have more announcements coming in the next few months as we get closer to convention weekend.
January 8th,2014 Apparel
Greetings, Myst fans!
Have you been longing for a new game from Cyan? Well, now is your chance to help make it happen! Cyan is currently about half-way through the fundraising time on their Kickstarter campaign to develop Obduction, a new realtime adventure game that will be built using the cutting-edge Unreal 4 graphics engine. They’re trying to raise at least $1.1 million, and still have about $350,000 to go as of this writing. If you haven’t pledged yet, get to it! If you already have, please spread the word! With Mysterium coming back to Spokane next year, we’d love it if Cyan had something new to show off when we visit their offices, and we’re sure you would too :).
Click here to check out the Kickstarter!
November 4th,2013 General
We are pleased to announce that the Mysterium 2014 logo contest is now open for submissions! Next year marks the 15th anniversary of our little convention, and our Age theme will be Riven (since 15 is divisible by 5, and Spokane is high desert country, you see ;)). While it isn’t a requirement, we would absolutely love to see designs that both incorporate Riven and commemorate our anniversary.
Submissions must be received by November 30th, 2013. You can submit either a front design, a back design, or both. More information about the design requirements, as well as where to send you entries, can be found on the contest details page.
We look forward to seeing your artwork!
October 30th,2013 News
Next year, Mysterium will turn 15. It’s a huge milestone, and one that deserves to be celebrated (and we will definitely be celebrating it!). Along the way, we’ve been to a lot of really cool places, made many lasting friendships, and formed tons of memories. Unfortunately, right now a lot of those recorded memories have fallen down the Internet rabbit hole, and even the Wayback Machine has a broadly incomplete record of this event’s history.
With our 15th anniversary on the horizon, we are looking to rebuild some of these lost or incomplete records of our past. We’ve (finally!) put information about every previous Mysterium in the History section of our website, and now we’re asking everyone for help in making sure those pages have as much information on them as possible. If you’ve ever been to Mysterium before, there are several ways that you can help:
- If you would like to share a written account of your attendance, please email your write-ups to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If you have a gallery of photos online, please email a link to that gallery to email@example.com.
- If you’ve uploaded photos to Google+, please be sure to tag our Google+ page so that they appear in our Photos section there.
- If you’re on Facebook, please be sure to tag your photos with our Facebook page.
- If you have photos on Flickr, please add them to that year’s Flickr group, all of which are linked on our Mysterium Flickr account.
- If you have photos that you would like to share without signing up for Flickr or another service, you can send them to us directly, and we will put them in our Flickr photostream. Check out this page for more information.
August 15th,2013 General
Shorah b’shemtee! This is Alahmnat, your 2014 committee chairman, reporting for duty.
I am thrilled to announce that planning for Mysterium 2014 is already underway! Next year we’re going back to where it all began: Spokane, Washington. We are still nailing down the last details on the hotel itself, but I can say for certain that we are looking forward to seeing you here in Cyan’s home town from August 1-3.
As with any year we’re in Spokane, there is the question of how (or even if) Cyan will be involved. Unfortunately we don’t have anything definite to announce at this time, but we are talking with them, and are hopeful that they can participate in at least some fashion.
I am very excited to be chairing next year’s Mysterium. I strongly believe that establishing a regular location on each coast will help make each year’s event better, by giving the planning teams some much-needed down time every other year, and enabling us to establish stronger relationships with local businesses, like hotels, that will make the hard work of location planning much simpler. The less time we have to spend reinventing the wheel each year, the more time we have to promote the event and do awesome things for you guys!
Over the next few weeks we hope to finalize a few more plans and get some important announcements up, so watch this space!
- Alahmnat, Mysterium 2014 Chair
August 6th,2013 News