Arisia 2015

New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention
January 16-19, 2015

Maker Workshops

Arisia Programming is pleased to announce a full slate of Art and Maker workshops for 2015!

This year, we welcome the return of our popular chain mail workshops. Come learn the basics in Chainmail 101, or go to the next level with a Byzantine Weave. If you've got the basics covered, come learn how to make decorative chain flowers at the Make a Scale Flower class. Some of these classes will be offered more than once, so if you can't arrive early, you won't necessarily miss out!

Gaming Tournaments

This year we are hosting four Gaming Tournaments where you can win prizes!

Big Board Game Tournament:
Saturday - 1:00 - 6:00 PM
The games that are scheduled for this tournament are: Stone Age (with expansion), Puerto Rico, Lords of Waterdeep and Ticket to Ride (US).
Entry is free.

Munchkin Tournament:
Sunday - 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Entry is free.

Star Wars X Wing Tournament:
Sunday - 6:00 - 10:00 PM
There is a 5 dollar entry fee.

Final Con Comm Meeting!

The final Con Comm meeting for Arisia 2015 is this Sunday,1/4/15.

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Location: Westin Waterfront Boston, Stone function room

Registration Alert!

There are only a few days left to purchase your Arisia full weekend membership at the $55 pre-reg rate.

Membership rates go up to $65 on Thursday, January 1st.

Online registration closes Tuesday, January 13th.

At con registration opens at 3pm Friday, January 16th.

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.

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.

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 chainmail@arisia.org, 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.

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!

http://www.improbable.com/projects/surveys/arisia2015.html

Programming Policy Change

Arisia recently informed previous panel participants of a change in Programming policy, reducing the number of potential participants invited to be a panelist for Arisia 2015. We've received some feedback, most of it positive, some not, and wish to address some of that publicly.

Hotel Reservations Are Now Open!

Hotel Reservations opened this morning, September 9th. If you'd like to make a reservation please visit http://www.arisia.org/Hotel

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