Update on activities

The last few months have been action-packed within the Mystic Krewe, and we’ve been remiss in updating the web site, instead focusing our time on various projects.  Here’s a partial list of what we’ve been doing lately:livefrompc_cap

  • Many more live concerts – We’ve now done seven “Live From the PinChurch” concerts and are still editing and releasing videos.  We’ve hosted a very diverse array of bands in our private cyber-studio of different styles and configurations, from small folk acts, to orchestras.    As always, members get in free to the shows, and there’s a limited number of public tickets, which now seem to sell out fast.  We’ve started a new Youtube channel for the PinChurch.  Be sure to Subscribe!mame class
  • Classes – We recently produced another fun event, an Introduction/Overview of how to build a MAME (custom arcade) system.  We’ve got future classes lined up in everything from stained glass to public relations and ProTools. Our members are very generous about sharing their time and their skills with the group.
  • Charity Events – The MK continues to support a variety of benevolent organizations, including recently the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra and the Humane Society of Louisiana.  We’re working on setting up a volunteer day to help Habitat For Humanity.mkpp01
  • New Orleans first pinball arcade in 30+ years! – We finally opened a public pinball arcade at 2315 St. Claude, and we are working on opening up an even larger scale venue and looking for partners!
  • Tech Projects – We’ve got a wide variety of cool tech projects that we’re doing, from laser cutting leather into neat items to sell, to designing custom digital LED “smart lights” and creating Internet-aware microcontrollers.black widow
  • Pinball – Our member, Adrienne Black became the first woman ever to win a state pinball championship!  Congrats Adeienne.  She went to Las Vegas to compete in the nationals.  There’s even talk of us hosting a future regional/world pinball championship.  More tournaments are coming to the Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor downtown as well!foilhatman
  • Membership – We’ve been adding many new members to the family and our weekly events are becoming really special.  Our amazing array of interesting, creative and passionate people are a joy to hang out with.  It’s so rewarding to be surrounded by cool people so willing to help.  If you’d like to be among us, see if membership is for you!
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Past the half-way point!

The Mystic Krewe was always supposed to be a small, intimate group of special friends who played and collaborated.  It’s taken us a little more than two years to build an abandoned space into a special oasis, and we’re now past the half-way point in terms of membership – we expect the second half of members to fill up quickly.   Once we hit our goal, our group will become more exclusive.  It’s not so much about exclusion as it is about having a small, wonderful group of generous souls who understand what we’re trying to do and look to the future.

70spinchurchAre you interested in joining our special group?  Read our FAQ and find out more about us and whether you want to be part of building something special.

We expect this time next year we will have even more resources.  It’s time us individual, good-hearted, creative people have a faction that represents our interests.  We don’t need many, just a few good people to make our group strong and vibrant!  If this appeals to you, contact us!

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Thanks to the MK, New Orleans opens its first pinball parlor in 30+ years!

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In association with our great friends at Kebab, the Mystic Krewe this month opened the first public pinball parlor in the New Orleans area since the 1980s. Dubbed the “Mystic Krewe Pinball Parlor NOLA”, we’ve put a small collection of vintage pinball machines out for the public to enjoy. This is a first step in a larger outreach to share our love of this unique game with the community.
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In addition to games, we’ve created several “museum-style” displays showing how machines work as well as details on the history of the games.

Various events and activities will be planned at the public location, including leagues and sanctioned tournaments. The MKPP is open every day except Tuesday, from 11am-10pm and 11am-11pm on Fridays and Saturdays! Be sure to drop by and play the games and check out the amazing food from the kitchen!

The MKPP is located at 2315 St. Claude ave in the historic St. Roch district, just a block from the famous St. Roch market and near many other area landmarks such as Siberia, Hi-Ho, LA46, etc. For more visit: www.NolaPinball.com

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Videos from the 3rd Live From the PinChurch Concert featuring Rebecca Loebe

We’re proud to release the first video from the last show at the PinChurch. We hope you enjoy it. More to come soon!

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Want to Join Us?
The Mystic Krewe is looking for creative, passionate, ethical, progressive people to join our ranks and help us create a fun and friendly organzation. We like to socialize and play games, but also learn, teach and share, and collaborate on business ventures and other projects. If this sounds interesting to you, consider petitioning to become a member. Check the topics on the upper nav bar under "About Us": "FAQ", and "Membership" for more information, then Contact Us to set up a meeting and tour!

Sell or donate your Pinball or Arcade game to us!

If you have an old pinball machine -- in any condition, consider donating or selling the game to us. We will restore it to its former glory and share it with others. For more info Contact Us!
MK is looking to open a public arcade! YOU can help!
Our collection of games, our museum and our expertise in restoring, maintaining and operating the South's largest collection of vintage coin-op machine is available to partner with others in the area! We are specifically looking for a public venue where we can set up a very special, unique array of vintage pinball and other devices. We can offer a very attractive and lucrative arrangement with someone in the area who has experience and resources! Club owners, investors, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs.... contact us to set up a meeting and let us show you how to have one of the most unique businesses in the country. Location won't matter. People will come from hundreds of miles around to visit this place. If you have resources and are intrigued, Contact Us
Active Projects
Below is a sampling of the active projects taking place within the Mystic Krewe. These are not all that's going on. If you would like to participate, contact us.

  • Video Editing & Production Study Group - ongoing weekly meetings to learn beginner, basic and advanced videography, using HD cameras and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Premier Pro, After Affects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Pinball Repair - Ongoing sessions showcasing basic and advanced pinball and video game repairs. Members come by at their leisure and we tackle various projects.
  • Music Group - MK members comprise a number of popular bands in the area as well as aspiring musicians. We regularly assemble to learn, teach, share and jam in the studio.
  • Basic Electronics/Micro Controllers by example - We're working with the Beaglebone microcomputer, the next generation over the Raspberry Pi, and learning basic electronics and embedded systems by developing a few simple and useful devices. Our flagship product will be a super-intelligent custom A/C thermostat/humidistat.
  • Computer-controlled DMX systems - Using computers to control lights and FX controllers.
  • Stained Glass Workshop - preparing for a class on how to make stained glass art.
  • ProTools and audio recording systems - The ongoing setup and configuration of our multi-track digital studio and podcasting system.
  • Construction and woodworking - We are designing and building custom desks and other fixtures, as well as working on unique artistic pieces and furniture to resell.
  • Mobile Applications Development - Android and IOS development groups are forming to begin learning and designing mobile apps, forming business ventures around these projects.
  • .... and more!
Want to help?
In our quest to celebrate learning, creativity, responsibility, personal advancement, sharing and helping each other and our community. Please consider giving what you can. Any token donation goes a long way in helping cover our expenses and increase our impact on the community. It means so much!

While financial donations are the most critical at this point, if you have other material items or resources to offer our group, please contact us! Thank you so much!!