Progress Report #1 - August 2018

Arisia Progress Report #1
August 2018

Arisia 2019
January 18-21  Westin Waterfront Boston
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Hotel reservations will open Thursday, September 13

Reservations for the Westin Boston Waterfront, once again our main hotel, wil open on Thursday September 13.  We will send another progress report with additional details, or you can keep an eye on social media. You can find hotel information on our web site at  with detailed instructions at

Again this year, the Westin will charge a non-refundable deposit equal to one night's stay plus applicable taxes, roughly one month prior to the convention. See the details:

If you have any hotel-related question not covered in the FAQs you can email @email

Registration is now available for Arisia 2019

Online registration for Arisia 2019 is open: Through Sept 30, the price of a full weekend membership is $55. The most up-to-date instructions are available at

If you have any registration questions contact @email.
Featured Guests of Honor:  Bjo and John Trimble
John and Bjo photo
Bjo and John Trimble have been active in fandom for over 55 years. They were behind the first SF convention Art Show as we know it, "Project Art Show" at Pittcon in 1960, and the first Masquerade, the "Futuristic Fashion Show", at Solacon in 1958. Bjo continues to judge Masquerades and create costumes, while John has MC'd many events. At Arisia 2019, they'll both be Masquerade judges, as well as on panels.

Both Bjo and John worked on the original "Save Star Trek" Campaign. They rallied the public to ask NASA to name the first space shuttle the "Enterprise". They are also active in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  Look for them to tell you of their adventures at the con. Welcome, Bjo and John!
Artists Alley becomes Creators' Corner

We've renamed the Artist and Author Alley to Creators' Corner but this feature of the convention will be back in 2019. The Corner is designed for creators and small publishers to showcase and sell their works, and allow our members to meet the people who created them. Signups will open in about a month.

Arisia is run by fans for fans and you can help out in big and small ways.  Volunteer opportunities are currently available for pre-con and at-con positions.   Visit our volunteer information page at Or drop an email to @email with your skills and interests.  

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