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Friday, February 1st, 2013
8:48 am - If this isn't Myst, then I don't know what is...

hurdle1gal
I found this in one of Yahoo!'s photo galleries.  I could see all of these locations as places to explore in the Myst worlds, but whatever, these are fantastic!  Thank you, Jim Kazanjian for creating them!


http://news.yahoo.com/photos/photo-montages-create-mind-boggling-buildings-slideshow/photo-montage-photo--1845781701.html

My favorites are behind the cut:
Favorite locationsCollapse )

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011
6:55 pm - Riven

ti_ana
Hey everyone! Not sure if anyone still reads this community, but I'll give it a go.

I got a sudden urge to play Riven again, but when I inserted the disk, I was sad to find that it's not compatible with Windows 7. I've tried running it in Compatibility Mode, but it still won't play.

Does anyone have any tips on how to get it to run?

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Saturday, August 6th, 2011
11:38 am - Finished D'ni Clock

riumplus
Hey guys, even though no one really posts on here any more I figured I might as well post some fanart I made :p

I finally finished my D'ni clock and took some good, proper photos of it. Enjoy!


(all images linked to their deviantART versions if you're into that kind of thing)






And my Mysterium 2011 paper-person photo:

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Monday, July 18th, 2011
9:14 am - Myst games on iPod/iPad devices

hurdle1gal
I recently got an iPad and I saw they have some of the Myst games (Myst and Riven are what I've searched so far) in the apps store to purchase/download (there is a free Myst game as well).  Has anyone played these versions yet?  Are they worth the time to download/money to pay?
Thanks,

current mood: curious

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Sunday, June 5th, 2011
12:28 pm - Mysterium 2011 Update!

placeofinsanity
Our logo has been chosen! Congratulations to Paul Veloz for creating it. It will be displayed prominently on the back of our t-shirts, which are now available for pre-order as well. You can check out the logo and t-shirt pricing here.

Not exciting enough? How about this: The dA Myst Fanclub has graciously offered to sponsor a weekend registration and a day pass and we will be giving these out in contest form. All you have to do is reply to this announcement post in the next 48 hours to enter.

-The Committee

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Saturday, May 28th, 2011
10:00 pm - MYST MOVIE FAQ

benmech
http://mystmovie.com/2011/05/28/and-you-thought-id-wait-till-after-june-1st/

current mood: bouncy

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Monday, May 9th, 2011
5:32 pm - Mysterium 2011 - Registration Open

placeofinsanity
Are you ready for it? Here it comes...

Registration is open! The hotel is standing by! Go go go!

*cough* That is to say, check out our latest post for information on registration, hotel bookings, hats, and more.

To the honor of our tubers,
The Mysterium Committee

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
5:28 pm - Go! Magazine - Issue 2 available now!

crimsontriforce
Go! Magazine - Issue 2

The second issue of Go magazine from the Guild of Messengers is available now! Featuring in-depth articles on the narrative of Myst, Lunanne also details D’ni architecture, while Laughing Pineapple shares another story with an original illustration by Skull Kid. An interview with our very own Tweek sheds some interesting perspective on the D’niverse, and Allatwan takes us on a photo trip through Myst.

 To download the full newspaper in PDF format please follow this link

 Guild of Messengers, serving the Community

 -  Finished Exploring? Come to the GoMe and fill in one of our Articles Writer positions! No Experience Required!-

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Friday, April 29th, 2011
9:44 am - Mysterium 2011 Update!

placeofinsanity
 Shorah folks!

Just letting everyone know that there's been an update/change to the t--shirt logo contest.  

They can be read here!

Chev'shem!
~M13

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Sunday, April 24th, 2011
10:48 am - Mysterium 2011 - an Announcement

placeofinsanity
Shorah Again

How have you been? We’ve been *really* busy, preparing some Mysterium news for you!

Mini no more?
Given the numbers we got on our polls, we have decided to drop the ‘mini’. This is now a full-on Mysterium, with support from some members of the normal Mysterium Committee. That said, we are still running from our own website (http://mysterium.zibland.com/), and questions should be sent to our Digital Non-sentient Indicator (or D’NI for short) at committee@mysterium.zibland.com.

Logo Contest
Do you have 1337 art skills? Do you love Amateria? Did you skip those last two questions? Then have we got a contest for you!

The Mysterium logo contest is a go! See mysterium.zibland.com/ for details. The contest runs until May 7th.

Hotel and Dates
We are still working like mad to finalize the hotel details, but we do have a date! Mysterium Boston will take place [b]August 5-7[/b] (that’s the first weekend in August). As usual, there will be an informal hullabaloo on Thursday night for those who are there, but the con itself is Friday-Sunday.

Registration
We will open registration once we finalize the hotel. Since people have been asking though, we wanted to cover it here. We are planning to use a similar pricing schedule to recent Mysteriums (Mysteria?). Somewhere around $20 for the weekend, with day passes and probably an early-bird discount.

Presentations
Got a new age to show? Have you written a dissertation on D’ni architecture through the ages (see what I did there)? Did you re-create the cavern in chocolate? Then why not tell a subset of the world about it by presenting? We are now taking submissions for presentations. Simply send a brief description of the presentation to the committee (committee@mysterium.zibland.com). Presentation submissions are open until June 3.

Faecbooks
No longer must you leave Facebook to find out what’s new with Mysterium. Just join the Mysterium Boston Facebook page here for all your Mysterium news.

Contributions
If you recently found yourself thinking, “gee, I have this money just sitting here. I sure wish I could use it to make Mysterium Boston the very best (like no Mysterium ever was)”... well then you should probably talk to someone about that. But first, click on our fancy new [b]Contribute[/b] button on the right of the site ([url]http://mysterium.zibland.com/[/url]).

Contributions are, of course, totally optional and much appreciated. Even five bucks helps us to cover costs. And we’ll totally find some cool* way to thank you at the con!

*Note: “cool” is a subjective term, subject to multiple definition syndrome.

Potato
Potatoes are not related to Mysterium, as far as we know. We’ll keep you apprised of Potato related activities as and if they develop. Please note that the Committee is not responsible for any Potato related accidents that may occur as a result of its actions. Un-registered Companion Potatoes may be euthanized at the discretion of [REDACTED].

As always, please post or email any questions or comments you have about the wonderful world of Mysterium. Until next time,

-The Mysterium Boston Committee

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Thursday, April 7th, 2011
1:05 am - OPENSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOURCE

crimsontriforce
We're here, ladies and gentlemen. On the Day of the Circle, the anniversary of the foundation of the Guilds under the rule of Ri'neref, we are finally here.


http://openuru.org/


Rejoice.

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Monday, April 4th, 2011
1:49 pm - Mini Mysterium Boston - the Info Gathering

placeofinsanity
Shorah Folks!

So, it’s looking more and more like Mysterium won’t happen this year. Rather than sit around waiting for news that will probably never come, a few of us have decided to band together and make something happen! We’re planning a mini-Mysterium in Boston, MA, but we need your input before we can really get planning.

We have two polls up on our site here, and your answers will help us figure out how many people to expect and when people can come. Aka, we need to know if we should book a closet or a palace. So, if you’re interested in attending our version of a Mysterium, please let us know by answering those polls.

The polls will close at midnight on April 16th, so spread the word to your friends. We’ll post more news to the site as we have it.

Oh, and if you like designing things, feel free to start working on t-shirt designs for when we open up that contest.

If you have any questions, comments, suggestions, presents, fan-mail, spam, or other types of responses, feel free to comment here or on the site. All input is welcome and will help us figure out how to make this crazy thing work!

-M13 (placeofinsanity), Taniith and zib_redlektab

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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
9:17 pm - Myst to be playable at the Smithsonian videogame exhibition

crimsontriforce

(crossposted for laziness from the Guild of Messengers)

As reported by most gaming sites, the Smithsonian American Art Museum is preparing an exhibition that intends to "explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects, the creative use of new technologies, and the most influential artists and designers". It will be the first of its kind to appear in such a prestigious institution and may go great lengths to improve the status of videogames as a form of creative expression.

The museum is asking the public to elect the games that will be shown, arranging its nominations in an online poll (link below).

Myst is notably absent from the poll, that covers more than 200 games from the '70s to present day. Partly prompted by the Mysteriacs in their latest blog entry, many fans questioned the decision. A quick reply came from the organizers, stating that Myst is absent from the poll only because it is one of the few games that will skip qualifications and be shown no matter what. The other 'sure' games are currently unknown (their fanbases being less enthusiastic, apparently :p ).

Replying to my question as to whether the news could be shared with the community at large, curator Georgina answered:

"You may let people know that Myst will be included in the exhibition! It will actually be one of 5 playable games."

Voting will be open until April 7th, results will be made public in May, while the exhibition itself is slated for 2012.



...Colour me enthusiastic :D And don't forget to vote! I'm placing bets for the Chrono Trigger VS Zelda alttp showdown... and, against my own fandom, hoping that Okami will prevail against FFX, but I'm not holding my breath for that one... poor Okami.
(Is it just me, or does the inclusion of ET costitute a prime example of institutional trolling?)

Edit: don't forget to vote here, obviously. Silly me.

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Tuesday, January 18th, 2011
3:05 am - Assorted fanworks (cosplay, fanmix, various graphics)

crimsontriforce
Hello again!  Today I bring a bag of fanworks, summing up missed entries for the past few months. I'm not great with graphics... or music... and the costume's stupid as stupid can be, but I hope that they may prompt a smile or two :)


You stay there! - 1  A heartfelt and idiotic End of Ages cosplay photo shoot taken at Lucca Comics 2010...

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us  "From the permanent exhibition of Ae'gura's museum", four banners featuring three pinnacles of D'ni art and a more recent guest...

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us With many apologies to my 'hood, "Pretty in purple", a picspam for Kadish Tolesa and the explorers thereof...

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us  "Tomorrow is the day we're home", a belated fanmix for the Cavern's reopening...

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us  ...finally, "Ceci n'est pas un désert", three simple, desertic and beige Uru wallpapers in a batch of seven, including one for the upcoming game Journey with a Yeesha caption (the title shows my stance on wanting a "desert" prompt and getting "beige" instead. I did beige deserts '_' )

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Thursday, December 30th, 2010
9:46 pm - Screencaps!

hakushaku_sama
Hullo, all. I'm what you could call a prodigal old fan who just rediscovered the wonder of these games, and thought I'd do the little fandom a service and supply you all with some screencaps. Today I've got all the pics I could take (that were decent-looking) of our favorite haggard psycho, Saavedro, but of course I take requests, so feel free to throw me a line!

( Pics behind this fake cut! )

current mood: artistic

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Monday, November 8th, 2010
3:58 pm - Batch of Myst icons

crimsontriforce
34 icons ranging from Bahroglyphs to Tay to a watchful cone. Preview...
001002003
...and fake cut!
Hope you like them! :)

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Sunday, October 31st, 2010
2:11 pm - Atrus Costume finally finished

luigihann
Here are a couple of pictures from last night's Halloween party:LJ cut for largish picturesCollapse )

And here's a new video of the Myst Book in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv-h5mCU5PA
(my apologies for the second half of the video, but it had to be done)


 

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Thursday, September 30th, 2010
1:48 pm - Imoprtant developments for the Myst movie!

crimsontriforce
Habemus producers
There you go. Squee at will!

From the Deadline news site quoted in the blog:
Producers Hunt Lowry and Mark Johnson have partnered with Adrian Vanderbosch and Isaac Testerman of Mysteria Film Group.
They produced Donnie Darko and Narnia respectively, among many other. They did it! They did it! :D

More info from the Mysteriacs themselves:
Partnering with production companies like Roserock (Hunt) or Gran Via (Mark), means you will be dealing with developmental executives more frequently than you will with the producers proper.  Busy schedules make it impossible for Hunt or Mark to be involved in the day to day madness until the film actually gets set up at a studio.   They’ve hired guys to help shepherd their projects through the beginning stages.   Those executives are Cory Lanier of Roserock and Tom Williams of Gran Via. 

Yaaaay! *merrily links away to spam elsewhere*

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Monday, September 27th, 2010
8:26 pm - Myst Book, revision 2.0

luigihann
Finally finished a new version! This one looks like the Myst book.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RIjE0xJ-EU&hd=1
pictures after the cutCollapse )

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Saturday, May 1st, 2010
9:56 pm - MYSTERIUM REGISTRATION!

eleri
Mysterium Registration is ready!

Registration is now up and running to accept all attendees to 2010 Mysterium!

Registration for the entire weekend is $20. Day passes are also available from $5 - $10 a day.

Festivities include Bevin Parties, Table Displays, presentations, Marker Missions, What Would Atrus Do Contest, Heek Tournament, Mall of America and more!

Register here:
http://mysterium2010.doattend.com/

Hotel information: http://www.mysterium.net/2010/03/24/mys ... formation/

Our Logo Contest is in full swing and we are openly accepting content for this year’s Convention Book.
http://www.mysterium.net/mysterium-2010/logo-contest/
http://www.mysterium.net/myserium-2010/convention-book/

We are also looking for individuals or groups interested in presenting at Mysterium. Please see the Presentations page for more information.
http://www.mysterium.net/mysterium-2010/presentations/

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