Arisia attendees have many options for food both on- and off-site. Although we try to keep the information on this website and in our guides up to date, prices, menus, and hours for things not run by Arisia may change.
Food Inside Hotels
The hotel has a variety of options on its premises. We have a Food in the hotel guide for most of them. In addition, the hotel allows personal delivery of food from some services. See the Concierge Desk for menus of these restaurants. All guest rooms in the hotel come with refrigerators and guests may bring personal food to eat in their rooms; please do not take personal food into the hotel's public areas.
Food Outside Hotels
Arisia publishes a Restaurant Guide, which has information on, and maps for, many of the restaurants around and near the near, as well as in adjacent districts of Boston. The Guide is available online
Food Organized by Arisia
Arisia provides attendees with the options described below. If you have questions about food organized by Arisia please check with the person in charge of the area. Of the options organized by Arisia, Con Suite is open to all attendees. See below for specific restrictions.
Arisia attendees who are participating in the program, on staff, or accredited members of the Press, may get food in the Green Room. Please display your badge and relevant ribbon prominently so we can let you in.
Green Room food will be sandwiches and light snacks.
The Green Room is also a place for program participants to socialize, relax, and organize. Please keep your conversation appropriate and help the staff by cleaning up your area before you leave. Please do not take food out of the Green Room.
There is a separate Green Room for Masquerade participants and crew on Sunday night.
The Arisia Convention Suite is a relaxation and conversation area. Con Suite opens at 9am and closes at midnight (and closes for a hour for cleaning mid-afternoon and mid-evening for cleaning). It'll serve light snacks and drinks throughout. The Con Suite is open to all attendees - your badge must be visibly worn in order to enter.
Con Suite food is not intended to be meal-like, though we do strive to provide healthy alternatives alongside candy and soda. Please do not take any food or drink out of the Con Suite area.
Arisia’s Staff Den is a backstage area open only to members of the convention staff. Hours and location are provided to staff members on arrival at the convention. A badge with a Staff ribbon (or equivalent) is required for entry.
Because the Staff Den operates from a hotel room, we are limited in what can be done and served there. Beverages and light snacks will be available.
Due to the change in location, we will be unable to offer food trucks for this year's Arisia.