Mysterium 2016 Wrap-up

Shorah all,

Well, another Mysterium has come and gone. We had a blast in Salt Lake this year, and we hope you all did too! Before we officially wrap up Mysterium 2016, though, we have a few more things to post. So let’s jump right in.

Wrap Up Survey

We want to make sure Mysterium is the best convention it can be. To that end, we’ve once again written up a survey to see what people liked and disliked this year. You can find it here:

https://goo.gl/forms/gIDUFEPc3AIlGtW03

This survey is also open to people who couldn’t make it this year. The more responses we get, the better we can gauge where we should bring the convention and what people want from it. The majority of the questions are multiple choice, so please fill it out if you have a few minutes. Send the link to any other Myst fans you know, too!

Mysterium Photos/Video & The Cyan Documentary

We know many of you took photos and video at Mysterium. We’d love to collect links to all of those so that we can share them with the rest of the community. If you have an album or playlist somewhere, please either let us know in the comments or by sending us an email: http://www.mysterium.net/contact/.

Also, as announced at the beginning of Mysterium, filmmaker Philip Shane is creating a documentary about Myst, the Miller brothers, Obduction, and the Myst/Cyan community at large. He is currently in Spokane recording the final days of Obduction’s development. He is planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign in the future to raise money for the project, and will hopefully be able to interview fans and attend a future Mysterium. In the meantime, he has asked that anyone with photos or video of Mysterium please send them to him for possible inclusion in the documentary. You can get in touch with him at http://myst.movie/.

Event Recordings

We have uploaded all of our event recordings to Youtube. You can find the playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxkV43WY77wFFCvBZPm_6LgXxC1zf6Q0x.

We’ve received feedback about the quality of the stream and recordings of Mysterium events, and I’d like to take a moment to address that. In the past few years, we have invested in better A/V and streaming equipment to improve recordings and streams of our on-site presentations. However, good A/V equipment is very expensive, and we have to prioritize our extremely limited funds for the on-site attendees who have paid to come to the convention. We are also an entirely volunteer-run organization, so sometimes our staff’s available time can be just as limited as our funds. We do the best we can with what we have, and will continue improving our technological capabilities as we are able to do so.

I’d like to give a big shout-out to Drew/Tanshin, who spent pretty much the entire weekend manning the A/V system, and then took the time post-con to clean up all the videos.

Mysterium 2017 Announcement

As announced at the end of Mysterium 2016, our 18th annual convention will take place in Orlando, Florida on the weekend of August 4-6, 2017. The con-chairs for 2017 will be Capella and OHB. From what I’ve seen, they already have some fun new ideas, and we all hope you’ll be able to join us in Orlando.

Wrapping Up

I’d like to close by thanking all of our Mysterium volunteers, our presenters, our prize donors, and the Myst community for making Mysterium 2016 another fantastic event. We had over 90 attendees this year, and are thrilled that our numbers continue to grow. Please don’t forget to take the survey above so that we can make Mysterium even bigger and better in future years!

Well, that’s it for Mysterium 2016. See you in Orlando!

-Taniith
Mysterium 2016 PR Bah’ro

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