Mysterium 2018: St. Louis, MO

!Shorah tishmahtee

As announced this past year in Orlando, we are excited to be hosting Mysterium 2018 in The Gateway City, St. Louis, Missouri from August 3rd-5th, 2018!

The Theme

Continuing with the trend from last year, we have chosen not to have a specific Age as our theme. This year, our theme will be: Sounds of the Ages.

Logo Contest

With our theme announced, we are officially opening our Logo Contest! We encourage you to integrate this theme, along with inspiration from any Cyan game, in your designs. You can submit designs for the front and/or back of our shirts. More information about the design requirements and submission process can be found on the Logo Contest page. Submissions are due by by Friday, February 23rd.

Who’s running this show?

An excellent question! This year, the Mysterium Committee is being co-chaired by Odo and Drea!

If you’ve attended sometime in the last ten years, you might know him as “That Fellow Behind the Reg Table.” Odo has an extensive history of coordinating our location and liaising with the hotel events manager. As someone who has spent time working in St. Louis previously, he is excited to make Mysterium a reality in the Gateway to the West.

 

 

Drea has been our unofficial official puzzle maker for many years. A long-standing attendee and Committee member, Drea is always full of ideas for making Mysterium a fun and engaging experience for everyone.

 

 

 

We’ve already begun planning some exciting events and excursions that we hope to share with you all soon! That’s all we have for now. We should have some more information ready to announce in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!

Mysterium 2018 PR Team
Drew, Capella, and Strix

Mysterium 2017 Wrap-Up

Shorah all!

It’s been two weeks since Mysterium, and wow, I already miss you all. Is it 2018 yet?

Some wrap-up notes:

We’re looking to make a photo roundup available. If you’ve got any photographs from this year, please shoot committee an email with a link to it. We’ll be including a link to the Flickr group if you’d like to share photos there.

Please note: If you’re linking us to a photo album on Facebook or Google+ or other social media, please make sure it’s not set to friends-only viewing! Otherwise there will be lots of people who can’t see them.

For those of you looking for video, we’re working on it. We’ll make a post when that’s available.

I think 2017 was a lovely Mysterium. We had some really awesome events, and a gorgeous hotel. Mysterium’s heart has always been its attendees, and so I’d like to issue a final thanks to all of you who attended and made this a magical time. I’d also like to thank the stream viewers for tuning into us even though you couldn’t be here.

Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart,

 

Capella

Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair

Streaming and Recordings

Shorah folks!

We are excited to announce that we will be streaming our events once again with Twitch. Our Twitch channel can be found here.

While we make every effort to stream all of our events, we are unable to share social and unconference style events. That said, we intend to stream major events and panels, such as Opening and Closing Ceremonies, What Would Atrus Build, Cyan, Starry Expanse, etc.

After the convention, recordings will be made available on our YouTube Channel.

Drew
Relyimah (AV Support Technician)

One Week Until Mysterium 2017

Shorah all!

It’s one week until the start of Mysterium 2017! Are you excited? Are you full of last-minute questions? Don’t worry, the committee is here to help.

We’re once again offering a mobile version of our schedule through Guidebook. If the schedule changes, we will update the Guidebook throughout the weekend. It also contains maps and info about the area, including attractions and food options. You can download it to your Android or Apple device by scanning the QR codes above. If you don’t have a compatible device, you can also access the guide from any web browser through this link.

Parking

We recently sent an email out to everyone who told us they’d be bringing a car to Mysterium. It had information about how free parking will work for both attendees staying at the hotel and those driving in each day. If you’re planning to bring a car to the hotel, and you haven’t received that email, please email the committee so that we can get that information to you.

What To Expect On Site

We’ll be in the Panther, Dolphin and Pelican sections of the main ballroom. Registration will begin around 9:30am on Friday, August 4, and the convention will officially kick off at 10:30. Remember, the full schedule is accessible at our website, or at the Guidebook links above.

A note: Please don’t try to come into the convention room before a committee member stands outside and starts officially welcoming people in. We need to unlock the room and set up a lot of furniture and equipment, and it’s much easier to do that when we’re not dodging people ;). Feel free to socialize in the lobby area outside the ballroom as we finish getting ready.

Speaking of socializing, there are many attendees who will be arriving on Thursday the 3rd so that they can get a good night’s sleep at the hotel before the con starts. In the past, people have hung out in the lobby, played games, or held an unofficial pool party to get to know each other. Likewise, a lot of people stick around through Sunday night for some extra fun. On top of that, the schedule for Friday night includes a block of time for board games and the like. So if you’ve got some small board or card games or fun activities, feel free to bring those along! There’s even talk of an unofficial knitting circle.

Capella
Mysterium 2017 Co-Chair

Reminder Roundup

Shorah all!

We have some important reminders for you today.

First, registration closes tomorrow, July 21st. So if you still need to register, be sure to do so ASAP here http://www.mysterium.net/registration/!

Second, we still have some tickets left in three of the escape rooms. Those can also be purchased from the registration page.

Finally, don’t forget to submit your questions for the Cyan Q&A and Obduction postmortem by this Sunday, July 23rd! You can find the submission form here https://goo.gl/forms/xGBKW3x5gVDFSn7G3.

-Taniith

PS – I hope you like cones…

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