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Mysterium 2005 Location Where would YOU like to see it held?

#26 User is offline   T'resah the Scrivener 

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Posted 13 August 2004 - 10:40 PM

:) Cool, thanks for the squee, M@.

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We're working on it, myst-bert. Summer 2005, if all goes well.


Just as an aside--I told the Notorious Jake that we were looking for a location for next year. He missed this year's and I came alone, but he wants to go again. When I asked him for ideas on a good location, the first idea he had was, "Stonehenge. Isn't that something you guys would get off on?"

So if a Euromysterium ever branched out into the British Isles, or maybe somewhere in Germany or Amsterdam...hey, I might talk the Notorious into going. So hold that thought. For a couple of dork American tourists.

T'resah, who finally got her passport :P
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Posted 15 August 2004 - 01:29 PM

Well, I'm pretty much fine with anything, because Mysterium couldn't be more convenient to where I live than it was this year in Toronto (unless they did it in Rochester or Buffalo, but that strikes me as somewhat unlikely) so I have nothing to complain about in terms of location. There's also the fact that I have no idea where I'll be at Mysterium time next year. :)

There is one thing I wanted to mention in terms of location, though. Mysterium is growing, and it's getting to the point where trying to caravan everywhere in cars is getting a little impractical (think EDGE in Toronto) so I think it would be a really good idea to seriously consider having Mysterium in a city with some form of mass public transportation, preferably a subway. Boston has the T, Chicago has...something. I think. I don't know about the other cities suggested. Just thinking about Toronto, the subway made life a lot easier on several occasions, so I think either a city with a subway/underground or with everything in walking distance would be a good idea. :P

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 09:15 PM

Well, Washington DC has also got a really good subway system (and the cars are really wide, wider than New York's cars, we'd squeeze a lot of people onto them). Plus, it's got a bunch of attractions in the city.

The only problem is the proximity to Bush (of course, I can hope he'll be out by then)
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 06:40 PM

Jacksonville, Florida is a pretty good location. They have intercity buses, and some cool attractions.
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Posted 19 August 2004 - 07:26 PM

Two words: Vegas, baby!

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Posted 19 August 2004 - 09:19 PM

San Francisco!

No questions asked! :eyepop:
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Posted 20 August 2004 - 08:15 PM

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  Well, Washington DC has also got a really good subway system (and the cars are really wide, wider than New York's cars, we'd squeeze a lot of people onto them). Plus, it's got a bunch of attractions in the city.

The only problem is the proximity to Bush (of course, I can hope he'll be out by then)
YES! D.C. FOREVER! Really, it would be great. Especially for me :eyepop: .
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 12:53 AM

DC does of course have a lot of things to do/see, but if a security alert happened to be issued for the time of Mysterium, you could be stuck looking at the outside of everything...
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Posted 22 August 2004 - 05:24 PM

Oh yeah, that'd be bad...

but everyone could still talk, of course.

I'm still hoping for Florida.
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 06:55 AM

myst-bert, on Aug 22 2004, 12:53 AM, said:

DC does of course have a lot of things to do/see, but if a security alert happened to be issued for the time of Mysterium, you could be stuck looking at the outside of everything...

You underestimate the ingenuity of Myst fans. :eyepop:

Then again...maybe it isn't such a good idea.
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 11:06 AM

Madison, WI!

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 11:44 AM

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You underestimate the ingenuity of Myst fans. :cool:
Of course! We could all use my linking book to get inside the Capitol, and then rotate that statue on top 270 degrees, opening a chamber with a Washington Monument linking book. From there we could take the mazerunner to the Lincon Memorial...
:eyepop:
Never mind.
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:39 PM

Irvine, California.
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Posted 23 August 2004 - 12:44 PM

IMForeman, on Aug 19 2004, 08:26 PM, said:

Two words:  Vegas, baby!

-IMF

If that's the case I'll come in with the flying Elvi


http://www.flyingelvi.com/home.html
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Posted 25 August 2004 - 06:35 PM

*STILL insisting on Florida*

*coughs*

ANy Floridians reading this, PM or IM me ASAP.
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Posted 28 August 2004 - 07:15 PM

!shorah everyone,

The committee is delighted to see all the enthusiastic discussion about the location for Mysterium 2005 and the many mini-Mysteria! We'd like to remind everyone how the selection of a city works.

The first stage of selection is for everyone to send one email per person to mysterium@wi.rr.com with the name of your favorite city in it. Those city votes will be tallied, and the five or six cities with the most votes will be put on the poll.

The next stage is when the poll is posted. Everyone who wishes to attend Mysterium can choose a city from among those listed on the poll. The city with the most votes wins.

The city is chosen by the whole community, so if you want your city to be chosen for Mysterium 2005, tell all of us why it's the perfect choice.

The deadline for stage one, the emails to the Committee, is September 15,2004.

- Scraper -
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 01:24 AM

So you're going to go ahead with the single vote method?
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 03:36 AM

myst-bert, on Aug 10 2004, 06:08 AM, said:

Stratford-upon-Avon, while a perfectly nice place and home of Shakespeare (I liked the place, anyway), I think is invalidated as Mysterium is, I believe, a North America-based gathering...they've tried to get a EuroMysterium a few times now I think, but I don't believe it has happened yet...

Was it the home of Shakespeare? He was born there, but lived in London. And left his wife in Stratford. It's not that fantastic anyway - old buildings and overrated plays. There's so many better places in the British Isles! Hull, for example.

:eyepop:

Well, maybe not...
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 11:08 AM

Mysterium 2005 vote.

It appears that you will not be using 'Lord Hydronium’s' idea. The idea was to have a ranking type of system. Select your 1st choice, 2nd and 3rd. That way the most generally desirable by a greater majority might be chosen.

Example
1st choice = Chicago, 49 votes - Minneapolis, 46 votes - San Francisco, 45 votes - Miami, 19 votes - Denver, 16 votes
2nd choice = Minneapolis, 58 votes - San Francisco, 52 votes - Denver, 51 votes - Chicago, 11 votes - Miami, 3 votes
3rd choice = San Francisco, 55 votes - Denver, 60 votes - Minneapolis, 45 votes - Miami, 8 votes - Chicago, 7 votes

Actual Vote overall accepted popularity would then be thus

San Francisco = 152
Minneapolis = 149
Denver = 127
Chicago = 67
Miami = 30

So where Chicago might appear to be the "First best choice", San Francisco would actually be more agreeable to the majority.

Any takers?
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 12:42 PM

You're counting all three choices with equal weight, which isn't fair...
I think it's fine that you can only vote once, as long as the SF Bay Area is counted as one option.
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Posted 29 August 2004 - 01:19 PM

Free Bird, on Aug 29 2004, 11:42 AM, said:

You're counting all three choices with equal weight, which isn't fair...

It would be easy to weight them as well. Give three points to the first choice, two to the second, and one to the third.

The advantage to this system: since people tend to vote based on proximity, this method would find the city closest to most people on average, not just the number of people living right next to it. For example, the Chicago people might live near Chicago, but if that wasn't an option due to low numbers, they'd probably want Minneapolis over San Francisco. Also, it allows people to put in votes based on things other than proximity, so they can actually select a place they'd want to have it in. As an alternative to my above example, the Chicago people may geographically prefer somewhere in the Midwest, but they may think San Francisco would be a more interesting place to hold a Mysterium.

That's the whole point of campaigning anyways; if people just voted for the city right next to them, then it's just a contest of who can find the most people living there, not any judgment based on the merits of the city.
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Posted 31 August 2004 - 01:44 AM

Having just come back from a road trip to Yellowstone, I just feel as if it's my duty to suggest Bryce Canyon, Arches... That general area. I'm always a big fan of the attractions being natural, so, erm, yeah. I mean, c'mon- it's the namesake of Bryce!

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Posted 08 September 2004 - 06:04 PM

Somewhere on the East Shore, like Maryland.

As close to Harrisburg as possible, give I missed the one in Philly. :eyepop:
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Posted 08 September 2004 - 11:17 PM

Coolgamer, on Sep 9 2004, 12:04 AM, said:

As close to Harrisburg as possible

Well known for its nuclear accident...

No, thanks. :eyepop:
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Posted 10 September 2004 - 08:37 PM

Free Bird, on Sep 9 2004, 12:17 AM, said:

Coolgamer, on Sep 9 2004, 12:04 AM, said:

As close to Harrisburg as possible

Well known for its nuclear accident...

No, thanks. :eek:

:) I think I heard someone disrespect my hometown.

Did you hear someone do that, Squiggy?

Squiggy: I heard 'em, boss!

I thought so. You know what I do when people disrespect my hometown?


I cry. :cheesy:
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