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New book by our writer guest of honor!

Coming out in January 2017! "The Halcyon Fairy Book" by T. Kingfisher
(the pseudonym of Ursula Vernon, Arisia's Writer GOH, when writing for

A collection of fairy tales annotated by T. Kingfisher and the
complete "Toad Words" anthology.

The book is $30 and can be pre-ordered for pickup at the convention in
January or it can be mailed for an additional $5 (for US delivery)
after the convention in late January.
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Arisia Bowling Social

All Arisia staff, interested parties, and families are invited to join us for bowling on Sunday October 16th starting at 12:30 pm to 3 pm at Lanes and Games in Cambridge.

Please RSVP to so we can order enough food & drink

Let us know if you plan to bowl or just hang out!

-Arisia Staff Services
(Diane, Mike, & Terry)

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The Westin room blocks sold out in under 6 hours. Overflow hotel still has room.

Wow, you all were quick! The Westin room blocks sold out in under 6 hours from the time reservations went live.

If you were unable to get a room at The Westin, there are still rooms available at The Aloft, our overflow hotel located about a block down D street from The Westin. Note that this is considerably closer to the Westin than last year's overflow hotel.

If you would like to get put on the waitlist for a room at The Westin, you can do so by filling out our Special Request form located here: Making a reservation at the overflow hotel does not hurt your chances of getting into The Westin off the waitlist, and since the new deposit policy does not apply to the overflow hotel (see our Deposit Policy FAQ here:, there is no penalty for cancelling your reservation should you get assigned a room at The Westin.

Check out the Hotel page on our website for more information on the waitlist and to make a reservation at The Aloft for any questions or concerns please email

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Web Developer Position

Arisia 2017 is looking for volunteers for the following staff position:
Web Developer(s)
We need one or more web developers to help with Zambia, the open source scheduling software used by Arisia and several other cons. The work is all pre-con and can be as much as you like. In particular, we need developers willing and able to work in PHP. Other technologies we use include MySQL, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Less, and XSLT. If interested, send messages to

REMINDER: OPEN Brainstorming Session 2-4pm this Sunday!

Join members of Arisia Programming Staff for an in-person brainstorming session on Sunday, June 26th, from 2-4 PM at The Westin Boston Waterfront in the Otis room (lobby level near Starbucks). We’ll discuss what makes a good panel, other types of programming items (like meetups and workshops), and come up with fresh programming items for Arisia 2017.

If you're free Sunday afternoon, but can't physically make the meeting, you can join us via GoToMeeting at If you have an idea you want to pass onto us right now, or sometime down the road, you can fill out our programming idea form at All ideas submitted to us prior to August 1st will be considered for Arisia 2017!


Kris "nchanter" Snyder
Arisia 2017 Programming Division Head

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This weekend's violence was a political demand for a world where hate and fear of "other" are the norm. We will never accept such a narrow future. The coming days will be trying for the queer, Latinx, and Muslim communities, and especially for the many people who live in their intersections. Stay safe, and know that you'll always be welcome at Arisia.

Please consider donating to relief efforts run by the GLBT Community Center of Central Florida:

-Kris "nchanter" Snyder
On behalf of Arisia