November 30th, 2013
|zentinal||05:13 pm - Room to Share|
The hotel gods have smiled upon me.
I have scored a room in the Westin from Thursday through Monday.
A roomie would only increase the awesomeness.
If you know me and my proclivities, I'd love to share the room costs.
November 27th, 2013
|fibro_witch||10:59 am - Ribbon Game|
I hope every one as a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a safe weekend. While resting up after dinner take a moment and think of a fun ribbon for the Arisia Ribbon Game.
28 spaces on the ribbon, and be nice there are kids present. Last day to order is November 30th.
Drop a quick note to email@example.com if you have any questions.
November 14th, 2013
|arisialj||08:04 am - Sunday Nov 17 Convention Committee meeting |
Here's a reminder about the November 17th convention committee meeting, which is open to new volunteers. We're only two months out! Meet us at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel (425 Summer St, Boston) at 1 pm on Sunday,
On street metered parking is free on Sunday.
If you have previously had BARCC training through Arisia this year or last, we are having an advanced session with new material at 4 PM after the meeting. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or see the announcment on the Arisia web site.
November 6th, 2013
|arisialj||01:00 am - Auditions for The Trouble with Tribbles Radio Play at Arisia -- This week|
The Post-Meridian Radio Players is holding auditions for a gender-swapped performance of the Star Trek original series episode “The Trouble with Tribbles”. Sign up for auditions on the 6th or 7th of November at: http://www.huboftheuniverseproductions.com/index_auditions.htmlThe show will be performed at the Arisia 2014. Rehearsals will be in the Davis Square area of Somerville, MA, once or twice a week. Not all actors will be called to each rehearsal.
See more details on the Arisia blog .
November 2nd, 2013
|deguspice||03:33 pm - Sunday: Geek Central (11/3)|
Sunday, November 3rd is "Geek Central" in Cambridge.
"What is Geek Central?
Geek Central is a number of geeky organizations and businesses getting
together to run events all through Central Square, in Cambridge! Any
one of these events would be cool on its own. Put them all together…
and we have an awesome new convention! "
There will be gaming, filking, Kirk Poland, vendors, a party,
miniature golf, .... Check out the website for their schedule and
October 21st, 2013
|arisialj||10:01 pm - Programming Update|
The below announcement was sent to program participants last night, but a bulk mail failure meant it did not reach all the recipients. We'll be following up as soon as possible with additional status updates. As soon as the problem gets fixed, we will make the appropriate extension of the deadline.
To all potential Arisia Program Participants:
Thank you to those who have bid on panels thus far.
If you have yet to do so, please log in and bid in the next 24 hours. Please note that we will not consider you for a program item if you do not rate it as well as include a few sentences as to why you would be a good fit for the panel.
If you were one of the many who logged in and signed up for panels in the first few days after we went live, you are awesome, but please check back in. Fast Track (children's programming) and Music Track had many selections that were not immediately visible, due to an error on our end.
Arisia Programming Staff will begin preliminary assignments this week. This will only take into consideration the information you provide through Zambia. Workshop assignments will be considered over the next two weeks.
In November, we will put together the full preliminary schedule, and we will make changes and substitutions as necessary. This preliminary schedule will be released for your comment and review in late November (before Thanksgiving).
The final schedule will be released in mid-December. Registration Division will then offer full comp memberships to Arisia 2014 to all panelists who have been scheduled for 3 or more items. Registration will offer day memberships for those panelists booked for 1 or 2 panels. All panelists who did not earn full comps will be offered the chance to upgrade to full memberships at the September rate, even if you were not assigned to any panels, as thanks for participating in this process. Comp memberships are non-transferable. If you have already paid for an Arisia 2014 membership, you may transfer it to another member, or you may roll it forward for one year only.
Please go to http://zambia.2014.arisia.org/ and log in using your badge number. Your original default password was "changeme". If you need a password reset, please let us know at email@example.com.
If you have already indicated that you will not be able to attend Arisia 2014, this will be the last email you receive from us this year. Unless you tell us otherwise, we will be happy to consider you again for Arisia 2015.
Arisia Programming Staff"
September 30th, 2013
|arisialj||06:05 pm - Rate Increases|
Arisia's early registration rate ($45) expires TODAY so register now. www.arisia.org/Registration
Turtle track (babysitting) reservations for age 2-6 are still available in limited numbers, their price is always $65.
109 days until Arisia!
September 10th, 2013
|arisialj||11:44 am - Hotel Reservations Are Open!|
Make hotel reservations now, see http://www.arisia.org/Hotel. If you have trouble with anything, email firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to make a special request if you need one.
September 4th, 2013
|arisialj||02:52 pm - Save the date - hotel reservations open September 10th!|
Hotel reservations are opening next week on Tuesday, Sept 10th. The links will be live on the website by 10am, EDT. Please check the website http://2014.arisia.org/Hotel for more information about rooms at The Westin and The Renaissance this year.
The hotel does not honor requests made in the "Special Requests" box on the Starwood reservations page for the Arisia room blocks. After making your reservation, please go back to the Arisia website and fill out our special request formhttp://2014.arisia.org/SpecialRequestInfo
If you need an accessible room, to modify your room reservation, request a cot, crib, or other amenaties, please fill our the special request form http://2014.arisia.org/SpecialRequestInfo after making your reservation.
If you want a room in the family block, near childcare and other families with children, make a reservation in the ACTIVE block and then fill out the special request form to request placement.
September 1st, 2013
|arisialj||07:12 pm - ConComm Meeting!|
Our fall kickoff convention committee meeting, open to all interested Arisians, is on Sunday September 8th at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in the Stone meeting room. If you are interested in participating this year, this is a good way to find out what we are up to.
Following the 1pm Concomm meeting, the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC) will be running a training session intended for all of Arisia's interested participants. The presentation is Sexual Assault 101. Facilitators will be speaking about the prevalence of sexual assault, its impacts, and what perpetration looks like. It's a fantastic framework for new individuals, and it's information we would like all Arisia participants to have access to. Even if you have attended a prior BARCC talk, we ask that you consider joining us for this informative presentation by volunteers of BARCC.