Paper People & Other News

Well, it has been a while since our last update, so here’s the latest:

Paper People

We are officially opening Paper People submissions as of today. If you can’t make it to Mysterium, but want to be there in spirit, you can come in the form of a picture. Send a picture of  whatever represents you (yourself, your avatar, etc) to paperpeople@mysterium.net. We will print them all out and display them on a table. Submissions must be made by July 24th.

Schedule

Several people have asked what Mysterium’s schedule looks like. While we wont have the complete schedule until we are closer to the convention, we have put together a rough example of what to expect. You can find that here: http://www.mysterium.net/events/schedule/

Prizes

If you’ve been to Mysterium before, you know we always have all manner of nifty prizes to give out. These are generally donated by very generous crafty people in the Myst community. If you are a crafty person, and would be willing to donate one or two small items to our prize table, we would be extremely grateful. Please drop us a line at info@mysterium.net.

Conbook & Event Submissions

We are fast approaching the deadline for conbook and event/panel submissions.

Conbook submissions close on June 5th (less than two weeks from today). We haven’t received many submissions for the conbook this year, and as such we may not have enough content to print one. If you’ve been planning to submit something but have been putting it off, please submit it soon! You can find all the details about submissions here: http://www.mysterium.net/2015/01/conbook-submissions-are-open/

Meanwhile, event submissions close on June 19th. Be sure to get them in before the deadline! You can find event submission details here: http://www.mysterium.net/events/

Registration Numbers, T-shirt Deadline, & Hotel Rooms

As of right now, we’re hovering around 65 weekend registrations! I’m extremely happy to know that we’re still drawing new people into the Mysterium family/community, and I can’t wait to meet all the new faces.

If you’re planning to attend but haven’t registered yet, remember that Early Bird registration ends on June 15th. After that point, the price of registration goes up and all T-shirt sales will be CLOSED. Registration info is here: www.mysterium.net/registration/

On a related note, when I last checked with the hotel, our room-block was around 70% full. That could easily fill up, though, so be sure to book your hotel room as soon as possible. Also, remember that our hotel room rate is only good if you book before July 7th. Hotel info is here: http://www.mysterium.net/location/

Next Time, On Mysterium:

That’s all I have for now. We plan to update the location page with more travel information soon, and I will post once that is done. As always, please feel free to drop us a line at info@mysterium.net if you have any questions/comments.

Until then,

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

Quick Hotel Update

Hi again!

I wanted to post a quick update about the hotel situation. Folks who tried to book yesterday were finding that they could not get Thursday and Sunday nights at our rate. We have spoken to the hotel, and they fixed the problem on their end this morning. We also now have a link so that you can book your rooms through the web! You can find that over on the Location page.

Many thanks to the people who brought this to our attention!

-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

Announcing the Mysterium Hotel

Shorah All

At long last, we are ready to announce the hotel for Mysterium 2015!

I apologize for the long wait. This time around it ended up taking much longer than usual to secure a hotel with the rates that we all expect at Mysterium. But in the end, we managed to get a very nice hotel!

The hotel for Mysterium 2015 will be the Boston Marriott Burlington. We’ve negotiated a room rate of $115/night for a room with two queen beds. As always, the convention itself will take place in one of the hotel’s large meeting spaces on the first floor.

To book your room, and to see other information about the location and the hotel, please check out our Location page. We recommend reserving early, to make sure you get a room. And don’t forget to register for the weekend and buy a t-shirt here.

I also want to remind everyone that we are currently accepting submissions for events, as well as for the convention book.

As always, if you have any questions, comments, friendly jabs, or good baking recipes, please feel free to contact us.

Until next time,
-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 Chair

Conbook Submissions Are Open!

Shorah All

First, a very special welcome to anyone who is hearing about us because of the Arisia conbook. We hope to see some of you at Mysterium!

Things are moving right along with planning for this summer, so that means it is time to open up submissions for the Mysterium Convention Book. As with last year, we’ll be printing a digest-size conbook – 5.25″x8.25″. It will be a magazine-quality, full-color glossy publication printed through an on-demand print service. You can see (and order) examples of our older publications in our MagCloud store.

The goal of the conbook is to showcase the awesome creativity of our fandom. Are you a painter? Or a writer? Or a sculptor? Maybe you knit Squee plushies? Whatever you create, we want to see it and share it with the world! If you would like to submit something to the conbook, you can check out all of the submission guidelines at this page.

You will be fully credited in the book, and retain all rights to your work. The submission deadline is June 5th, but space is limited so be sure to submit early. As a reminder, our theme this year is Todelmer. Your submission doesn’t have to be focused on that theme, but it is a good place to start if you need ideas.

The conbook will be available to everyone who purchases a full weekend registration by June 15th as part of your ticket price.  So be sure to register! And don’t forget to snag one of our awesome T-shirts while you’re at it!

Finally, I just wanted to make a quick reminder that event submissions are currently open. If you have ideas for a panel, presentation, or other fun event, be sure to submit them!

Until next time.

To the honor of our tubers,
-Taniith, Mysterium 2015 con-chair

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!

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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.

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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

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