MK Represents at the NOMA Odyssey Ball

odyssey_ballThe Mystic Krewe was honored to be selected as a partner and sponsor for the 2014 New Orleans Museum of Art “Odyssey Ball” event last month. This is the museum’s major fundraising event of the year, a fancy black-tie gala featuring live bands, choreographed entertainment, a silent auction of many special gifts, wonderful food and amazing artwork, attended by many of the regions most influential luminaries.

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In association with a new exhibit opening featuring photo-realist painting, the Mystic Krewe brought an array of vintage pinball machines representing a variety of eras in the technology, not just for display, but for the play and amusement of the patrons. “For once, here’s something in the museum you can touch!”, quipped MK founder, Michael Perry.

The event was a huge hit and we are looking forward to doing more activities with NOMA and their patrons! The games displayed covered the electro-mechanical era with a Gottlieb Wedgehead called “Jacks Open” featuring its own unique artwork, an early solid-state game from 1979 called, “Genie”, an early 1990’s game from Bally/Williams, “Jackbot” to the ultra-modern game released in 2013, JJP’s “Wizard of Oz” pinball!


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The success of the event and the huge interest it generated further demonstrates the interest among the local community for a dedicated, vintage pinball venue, which we are actively seeking to establish. A lot of great contacts were made among important dignitaries in the area that we hope will bring us further towards our goal of making these wonderful machines available to the general public.

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MK Tournament Raises Money For Project Pinball/Children’s Hospital

project pinballThe 2014 PinGolf benefit tournament was a great success.  The Mystic Krewe raised money to benefit “Project Pinball” and Children’s Hospital, hosting a team-based event that paired experienced competitors with casual players, encouraging sharing and cooperation.  Everyone had a great time and the event was a sell-out.

The winners of the main tournament were Wes G., Mike M., Jake W. and Dennis W.  We also ran a side tournament as well as 2 cashbox tournaments.  The events covered vintage pinball games from virtually all eras including electro-mechanical, classic solid state, modern DMD as well as the new Wizard of Oz LCD game.  Participants received IFPA championship points that make them eligible to compete in the upcoming state championships next year and get a chance to represent Louisiana in the National and International Pinball Championships in 2015.

mk_benefit1   This is the second charity fundraising event the Mystic Krewe has produced.  The group plans many more benefits to provide resources to local charities and other organizations.  If you are interested in finding out more about our group or becoming a member, see the “About” link on the main menu.

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HD Videos from our first concert/cybercast are being released!

As our group completes editing of the HD video from the 5-camera shoot of our first live show, we’ll be releasing videos for everyone to enjoy. Here’s what’s out now. The full show included commentary and introductions on each song by Tommy. We hope to make more content available in the future. Stay tuned!

Building a totally new studio from the ground up has been a major challenge; we were understaffed when it came to the video production crew and pulled the show off with less planning than we’d like, but everything came together great. Next time we will focus more on lighting and video – we put a lot of emphasis on making sure we had a top-notch audio recording and to that end, we’re very pleased! More to come!

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MK’s First Live Cybercast A Success!

The smoke is still clearing from the SIZZLING performance Tommy Malone and his amazing band put on in our modest little venue, the PinChurch. WOW! Could we have had a better artist to ‘Christen’ our debut performance? I can’t imagine.

Special THANKS to Tommy and the band for so-graciously donating their time for this project. We were apprehensive about making too big a deal about the event, for fear of over-promising and under-delivering, but it seems we very much underestimated how epic the night was going to be, how smooth our custom wiring, lights, ProTools, streaming server and bandwidth setup would perform, and the 30-40 people in attendance saw a once-in-a-lifetime intimate performance by a world-class group of musicians! Everybody online was also rewarded with what many are calling one of the best live audio feeds every streamed on the Internet! We’ve worked very hard the last few months to build a world-class studio with state-of-the-art technology and NOLA-soul. We’re psyched things worked out so well and can’t wait for the next event!

This is just one of the many things our group is involved with. We still have openings for membership – but time is running out.. if you want to be part of our special team, contact us!

In the meantime, stay tuned for some videos from the performance to be made available to view online!

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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!
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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!!