Cartels

The Mystic Krewe has created a number of sub-groups we call, “Cartels” that involve specific areas of interest. Members plan and collaborate various projects in the cartels via private mailing lists, Facebook groups as well as via separate meetings.

Any member interested in any subject is free to form a Cartel within the group and begin collaboration. We use all available resources to foster the success of these groups and their projects.

Some of the MK Cartels include:

  •  Podcasting – Members collaborate on creating podcasts, how-to, share experience and technology
  • Home Brewing – MK Members have extensive experience brewing a wide variety of tasty substances
  •  Electronics – Regardless of your level of knowledge or interest, this Cartel is helpful and fun
  • Gaming – The Gaming cartel hosts regular “game nights” at the PC featuring all manner of strategy, board, card, and computer games.
  • Video Production – The Video cartel works on learning and becoming better at video production, editing, animation, etc. We meet and do classes and share technique – all levels welcome.
  •  Audio Production – The Audio team manages the MK’s ProTools studio as well as other resources
  • The “Roundtable” – On certain occasions, select members gather and share thoughts with each other about their personal situations.  Sometimes you just need to vent; maybe you need advice on a certain life/vocation choice, or maybe you’ve simply got an amusing story you want to tell?  The Roundtable is a great place for that.  It goes without saying that we are supportive of each other, but the idea of creating a semi-formal forum where people are encouraged to get things off their chest or ask others how they might address situations gives more people the opportunity to get to know each other and help.

… and many more!

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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!

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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!!