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December 16th, 2014

08:52 pm - Walking Tours of Arisia
This year, there will be walking tours of Arisia, on Friday at 8:30 PM (after the Welcome to Arisia for Newcomers) and again at 10:00 AM on Saturday morning.

They will be leaving from the Information Desk. If you are new to Arisia, have a hard time finding your way around, or are an Arisia veteran and want to see how the convention has grown, this tour is for you. The tour will cover most convention areas of the hotel, and will cover highlights and "not to be missed" events at the convention.

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08:41 pm - Firefly Shadowcasts
The RKO Army will be presenting three Firefly-related shadowcasts at this year's Arisia! On Saturday, we'll have "Out of Gas" at 4:30pm and "Serenity" at midnight.

On Sunday, we'll have a special presentation of "Jaynestown" during halftime of the Masquerade. So wear your Jayne hat and sing along to "The Hero of Canton" while the judges work.

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08:30 pm - Chain Mail Swap
Calling Arisia chain mailers young and old!

We are running a Chain Mail Swap, scheduled for Friday night at 7. Bring your creations, works, and wears and show them off. Please contact, as we need a head count to make sure there are enough tables to go around.

We are very excited to hear from you all, and to seeing all your work.

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December 11th, 2014

03:04 pm - Ig Nobels At Arisia!

Nominate someone to be a reader at the Ig Nobel presentation at Arisia '15!

From their website:

"Our readers will present dramatic mini-readings (each 2 minutes maximum) from patents and research papers that have won the Ig Nobel Prize - and you can help us choose some of those readers."

So if you know someone you feel would be great at reading, check out that page and nominate away!


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December 8th, 2014

09:38 am
Greetings and felicitations. My friend Leonard Houle and I have a reservation for the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for Friday 16 January through Monday 19 January 2015 (three nights) for Arisia 2015 in a quiet room. We have floor space available, and are looking for people to share the cost. We are two mature males who will be up late, but are otherwise quiet. Please contact me at jwatson8 [at] comcast [dot] net if you are interested.

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December 4th, 2014

10:18 am - Student membership question
My son is 13, and (obviously) a student. But his school doesn't provide student IDs. He does have a Feinstein Junior Scholar card, I think, but that's about it. Can I sign him up as a student, or do I have to sign him up as an adult?


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November 21st, 2014

02:09 pm - Mrs. Hawking -- a new steampunk play debuting Friday night at Arisia '15!

An original full-length steampunk-themed play
by Phoebe Roberts

Debuting as part of the events of Arisia ’15
Friday, January 16th at 6PM
at the Westin Waterfront Boston

The year is 1880 in the reign of Queen Victoria. Young Mary Stone has just arrived alone and friendless in London, unsure of what to do with herself after a lifetime of keeping house for her late parents in India. She has no choice but to accept a position as a house girl for Mrs. Victoria Hawking, an aloof, mysterious society widow who seems to want nothing to do with her. But when she discovers Mrs. Hawking’s true business, as a secret champion to the otherwise helpless women of London, Mary is drawn into a world of new heroic purpose battling against devious blackmailers, rescuing kidnapped children, and struggling against the restrictive place their society forces on women.

Mrs. Victoria Hawking: Frances Kimpel
Miss Mary Stone: Samantha LeVangie
Mr. Nathaniel Hawking: Jonathan Plesser
Mrs. Celeste Fairmont: Arielle Kaplan
Lord Cedric Brockton: Francis Hauert
Sir Walter Grainger: Matthew Kamm
Mr. John Colchester: Robert Imperato
Miss Grace Monroe: Jennifer Giorno
Ensemble: Joye Thaller, Andrew Prentice

With the technical talents
Director: Phoebe Roberts
Technical Director: Bernie Gabin
Stage Manager: Eboracum Richter-Dahl
Set Designers: Joe Gabin and Carolyn Daitch
Costume Designer: Jennifer Giorno
Sound Designer: Neil Marsh

Mrs. Hawking is a unique theatrical experience featuring brave, active, complicated female protagonists on an exciting caper in the Steampunk mold.

Come see us on Friday night! It's going to be an adventure!

Learn more at our website!

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November 17th, 2014

01:17 pm - Arisia 2015 Membership for sale
Adult membership to Arisia 2015 for sale.  First $45 takes it.
Current Location: Somerville.Cambridge,Boston

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November 12th, 2014

10:12 am - Arisia 2016 Guest of Honor Announcement
While we’re hard at work putting together an amazing Arisia for 2015 (Just 65 more days to go!), when one works on a convention as large as Arisia, with our broad range of offerings, thinking about what to do “next year” starts more than 12 months ahead. To that end, we’re happy to announce the Arisia 2016 Guests of Honor!

Writer Guest of Honor: John Scalzi
Artist Guest of Honor: Johnna Y. Klukas
Fan Guest of Honor: Pablo Miguel Alberto Vazquez III

Just a taste of things to come!

-Kris "nchanter" Snyder
Arisia 2016 Convention Chair
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November 2nd, 2014

04:12 pm - Arisia Lightning Talks
Building off of last year’s success, five minute Lightning Talks are back! Come talk about what inspires or thrills you.

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