100+ Things The Mystic Krewe Has Done

These are just a small sampling of some of the things our Krewe/members have accomplished.

  • Hosted dozens of live concerts featuring local, national and international bands.
  • Made our own hot sauce!
  • Put pinball machines in the Museum of Art.
  • Host parties usually every week.
  • Volunteered with various charitable organizations including: Second Harvest Food Bank, The Humane Society of Louisiana, Children’s Hospital, the Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra, and many others.
  • Sponsored a documentary film festival
  • Hosted poker tournaments
  • Raised and fostered puppies and kittens
  • Installed an industrial roof on our building ourselves
  • Hosted classes on CPR and become certified
  • Taken trips together to various destinations
  • Rented pinball and arcade machines for movie productions and participated on-set.
  • Made and smoked cheese and sausage
  • Created podcasts.
  • Partnered with Wizard World convention
  • Hosted movie nights, completely with HD big screen, surround sound and concessions
  • Brought competitive pinball to our state and hosted the state championships, winning them several years in a row
  • Streamed live events.
  • Created the state’s first makerspace!
  • Collaborated with area sci-fi cons.
  • Participated in many Mardi Gras parades.
  • Made our own beef jerky.
  • Hosted a class on beekeeping.
  • Made our own honey.
  • Had “gaming nights” with all kinds of new board, card and other types of games.
  • Attended broadway plays like, “Book of Mormon” and arranged special backstage tours.
  • Held an annual, fancy, catered Christmas party that features an emcee and a white elephant gift exchange.
  • Attended a behind-the-scenes tour of Laser Tag
  • Programmed microcontrollers like Arduinos and Raspberry Pi
  • Do multi-camera shoots of live events with up to 10+ cameras.
  • Edit and produce our own videos, commercials and documentaries.
  • Design and install our own custom lighting systems and DMX controls.
  • Teach classes on sewing.
  • Make our own custom jackets!
  • Collaborate with conventions coming to town (like Wizard World) to participate, promote and give away free passes.
  • Host private parties for everybody from tech companies to sports franchises.
  • Negotiate reciprocal deals with other venues like museums, arcades, laser tag, escape rooms, etc., to offer our members special access for free.
  • Set up a custom Virtual Reality system available for everybody to play with hundreds of games.
  • Brew our own beer and other things.
  • Partner with area restaurants for special deals.
  • Operate a public arcade.
  • Host a multi-family, large scale yard sale.
  • Fabricate parts for artists and businesses.
  • Host communal thanksgiving dinner.
  • Collaborate with out of state arcade expos, helping organize events.
  • Sponsor local maker fairs and provide speakers.
  • Repair and refurbish all kinds of vintage technology, from electronics to furniture
  • Hold classes on electronics
  • Build our own arcade machines
  • Bought brand new pinball machines and had unboxing parties
  • Raised money to help fellow members in need
  • Had a variety of celebrities and civic leaders come visit and hang out at our place
  • Taught a class on Linux
  • Sponsored school kids who received grants from Disney
  • Published hundreds of “how-to” videos.
  • Did a class on electro-mechanical pinball repair
  • Hosted a class on firearms training and CCW permits
  • Photography services for companies and music festivals.
  • Produced music videos for many bands.
  • Created custom wood-etched artwork.
  • Had a class on magic tricks and mentalism.
  • Hosted a comedy night.
  • Sponsored a documentary at the New Orleans Film Festival
  • Sponsored charity events for the Playing For Change foundation.
  • Ran fundraising efforts for various social causes.
  • Created custom signage and light fixtures for a medical facility.
  • Organize motorcycle rides.
  • Write articles for area news media and other publications.
  • Made our own custom trophies out of everything from reclaimed wood to stone and plexiglass.
  • Origami projects
  • Hosted weekly pinball league competition
  • Throw regular “pot luck” events where members bring home-cooked goodies!
  • Made custom Mardi Gras doubloons.
  • Participated in NPR radio shows.
  • Have regular “show and tell” events where members bring in the latest technology to share with others.
  • Install and repair fixtures at area museums.
  • Set up our own industrial laser cutter.
  • Created a “digital candle.”
  • Make our own custom t-shirts that seem to pop up on the chests of luminaries in the industry as well as rock stars.
  • Get our own professional airbrush equipment.
  • Build a workshop with everything from woodworking to machine shop equipment.
  • Establish conditions of a future trust to ensure our collective continues long into the future.
  • Purchase an old church building and completely refurbish it, doing everything from the electrical to the framing, drywall, tile and finish work.
  • Recycle all sorts of donated equipment.
  • Create our own fundraisers to improve our clubhouse and add more features.
  • Did a class on how to build your own multi-arcade machine.
  • Designed and built our own custom light boxes to display translights and other artwork.
  • Let Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Cowboy Mouth and the Subdudes use our space to rehearse.
  • Rented pinball machines to Jason Sudekis when he was in town filming and had him come visit and hang out.
  • Got Ed Robertson to sing the theme song from the Big Bang Theory at our party.
  • Gotten written up in Wired Magazine.
  • Created our own custom light fixtures and special sequences using neopixels and hacked Idea hardware.
  • Set up our own 3D printers and 3D scanner systems.
  • Built custom-made CnC machine
  • Built our own custom recording studio.
  • Got corporate sponsorship from companies like PreSonus who donated top-quality equipment for our studio.
  • Provided equipment to the group Arcade Fire for special projects.
  • Helped create custom sequenced lighted suits for Chewbacchus.


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!
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Click here to See our library of videos of past concerts and other performances.
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!!