Mysterium 2014 - August 1-3 2014, Spokane WA, Comfort Inn University District

Schedule Updates, Cyan Activities, and Paper People

Myst Poster

Mysterium is just two weeks away (14 days, 20 hours, 50 minutes, and 28 seconds, but who’s counting?) and we’ve got a few more announcements for you.

Our schedule has been updated with lots of new information. Check out all of the nifty things going on! We have a very full weekend planned, so expect ambitious and firm cat herding as we work to make it all go smoothly and on-time. Of special note: Bryan Stratton, author of the Prima Strategy Guides for Uru, Myst IV, and Myst V, will be at Mysterium this year, and will have a discussion panel on Sunday morning!

If exploring the desert is more your speed (and we know it is for some of you), there is an optional Sunday field trip to Livingstones Rock Ranch outside of Spokane. This trip will include a guided hike through local geology, a tour of their Mineral Museum, and a chance to dig up your own sparkly stones. Those wishing to attend should be ready to depart the hotel at 10:30 AM; trip and ride-share sign-up will be posted in the meeting room. There is an additional cost of $12.50 per person for this activity that is not included in your registration fee.

In addition, we have a lot of stuff happening at Cyan. We are thrilled to announce that for the first time in Mysterium’s history, both Rand and Robyn Miller will be on-hand for a Q&A panel on Saturday morning! Cyan will also have a variety of merchandise available for purchase at their office on Saturday, including a new, limited-run Myst poster that features a special varnished watermark commemorating the 20th anniversary of the game. This poster (which you can see above) will be available for $20, limit 2 per person, with only 300 available! Be sure to check the schedule for our full itinerary at Cyan Headquarters, and who knows, there may still be a few surprises…

Can’t make it to Mysterium, but want to be there in spirit? Send a picture of yourself to paperpeople@mysterium.net, and we’ll be sure your printed likeness makes an appearance.

Registration and Event Reminders

Hello again, everyone. It’s officially summer, and Mysterium is fast approaching! We’ve got a couple of timely reminders for you today.

First, the last day for online registration and t-shirt pre-orders is July 4th. That’s only two weeks away! If you plan to attend, please register online so that we can get an accurate estimate of attendance numbers. If you plan on buying a Mysterium t-shirt, we strongly encourage you to do so either by pre-ordering one to pick up at the convention, or by using our Square Market store to buy one that can be shipped to you. Order for shirts through our Square store will also close after July 4th, so get your orders in now!

Second, the deadline for event submissions is June 30th. If you’ll be at Mysterium and you have an idea for a panel discussion, presentation, display, or activity that you’re interested in running, please let us know! Head over to http://www.mysterium.net/events, be sure to read the event guidelines, and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

We’re so excited about this year’s Mysterium, and we can’t wait to see you all in Spokane. Shorah b’shemtee!

Registration is back online!

Apologies for the longer-than-intended downtime. It took more time than we anticipated to finish dealing with PayPal, but we’re back!

Remember, pre-registration and t-shirt pre-orders close July 4th, so get your tickets now!

Temporary Registration Downtime

We are taking registration offline for about 24 hours to do some back-end shuffling on the PayPal side of things. We expect to have everything back online tomorrow, April 26th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Convention Book submissions are open!

Shorah b’shemtee everybahro and space pinecone lovers!

2014 is shaping up to be an awesome year for Mysterium, and we want to celebrate the amazing community that makes it possible by bringing back the Mysterium Convention Book for our 15th anniversary.

This year, we’ll be printing a 5.25″x8.25″ book for better portability. As with our older books, it will be a magazine-quality, full-color glossy publication printed through an on-demand print service. You can see examples of our older publications (and order your own copies if you want!) in our MagCloud store.

If you have a piece of artwork or short story that you’d like to see featured, check out this page for submission guidelines. You will be fully credited in the book, and you absolutely retain all rights to your work. The submission deadline is May 31st, but space in the book is limited, so get your submissions in soon! As a reminder, our theme this year is Riven, and it’s our 15th anniversary. You don’t have to follow the theme to have your content included, but if you need ideas, that’s a good place to start.

The convention book will be available to everyone who purchases a full weekend pass by July 4th as part of your ticket price. If you haven’t already, be sure to register, and while you’re there, check out our awesome t-shirts!

See you at Mysterium!

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