ACOG Outside Events

All of these events were sponsored by individuals who have kindly invited Arisians to attend.  They were not hosted by Arisia and Arisia is not responsible for their content

All times are Eastern Standard Time

Last Updated: January 16, 2022, 11:28 pm

Ongoing - Friday - Saturday - Sunday

 

Dramatic Improbable Readings for Arisia 2022

Ongoing

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Improbable Research organizes a Dramatic Improbable Readings session at Arisia every year — dramatic readings from published research studies that make people laugh, then think.

In 2022, The Covid-19 pandemic led Arisia to cancel the 2022 convention. Undaunted, Improbable Research did and video recorded a new Dramatic Improbable Readings session. Marc Abrahams, editor of the Annals of Improbable Research, comperes. The dramatic readers are: Mason Porter, Sonya Taafe, Dean Grodzins, and Gary Dryfoos. Michele Liguori is the timekeeper. David Kessler is the deobfuscator.

Event type: Pre-recorded Reading
Brought to you by Improbable Research

Trailer Park

Ongoing

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Hiya! Since one of our favorite events at Arisia has always been Trailer Park, we've created our own version of it on YouTube that everyone can enjoy at home with over two hours of old and new sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film trailers. Check it out here:

Event type: Pre-recorded Movie Trailers
Brought to you by Tim Luz

 

Friday

 

Jackbox Games

Fri 1/14 7:00 p - 9:00 p

Jackbox Games are a hilarious variety of party games relying on players’ wit, quick thinking, and sometimes rough drawing skills. Up to 8 players are directly involved in coming up with clever responses to game prompts, which they (and audience members) vote on to crown the game champion. You’ve never laughed so hard!

You'll need an internet-enabled device. Go to jackbox.tv to play along.

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Broad Universe Rapid Fire Reading

Fri 1/14 7:00 p - 8:15 p

Join Broad Universe for a Not-Arisia-Rapid-Fire-Reading. For those new to Rapid Fire Readings, each author will have about 8 minutes to read a selection. Don't miss the chance to discover your next favorite author!

Registration is required! Once you register, we'll send you the link to the Zoom room. (Don't forget to check your spam folder.)

The room will open at 6:55pm ET Friday, Jan. 14 and a short Q&A will follow.

Your host is: Randee Dawn (organizer) Authors: LJ Cohen, Randee Dawn, Marianna Martin, Anne Nydam, Dianna Sanchez, Kathy Sullivan, and Jo Weston.

Event type: Live Reading
Brought to you by Broad Universe

Among Us

Fri 1/14 9:00 p - 10:00 p

Among Us is a party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-15 players. Crewmates work together to complete tasks before one or more Impostors can kill everyone aboard.

You’ll need your own copy of the game (free on some devices, up to $5 on others).

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Cecilia Tan's Online Erotica Reading (18+)

Fri 1/14 9:00 p - 10:00 p

You are invited to Cecilia Tan's Online Erotica Reading (18+):

Since Arisia 2022 has been cancelled due to COVID, I've decided to hold my erotica reading anyway, virtually in Zoom! Come join me for some chit-chat, libations (pour your own favorite tea or cocktail), and selections from my recent erotic short story publications (18+)..

Register in advance for this meeting via Zoom

Event type: Live Reading
Brought to you by Cecilia Tan

 

Saturday

 

Among Us

Sat 1/15 2:00 p - 3:00 p

Among Us is a party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-15 players. Crewmates work together to complete tasks before one or more Impostors can kill everyone aboard. You’ll need your own copy of the game (free on some devices, up to $5 on others).

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Live Artist Chat

Sat 1/15 2:00 p - 3:30 p

Come chat with your favorite Arisia artists and see their latest projects.

Event type: Live Meet & Greet
Brought to you by Arisia Art Show

Open Filk

Sat 1/15 3:00 p - 5:00 p

Open filking like at any other con, if we get enough interest. See poll in #music channel on the ACOG22 server

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by Hobbit (and others)

Cookie Clicker Tournament

Sat 1/15 6:00 p - 7:00 p

Cookie Clicker is a game about making an absurd amount of cookies. To help you in this endeavor, you will recruit a wide variety of helpful cookie makers, like friendly Grandmas, Farms, Factories, and otherworldly Portals. You’ll start a new game in our just-for-fun tournament. How many cookies can you make in one hour? We’ll play online at https://orteil.dashnet.org/cookieclicker/ where it’s free. Click here to sign up

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Live Artist Chat

Sat 1/15 6:00 p - 7:30 p

Come chat with your favorite Arisia artists and see their latest projects.

Event type: Live Meet & Greet
Brought to you by Arisia Art Show

Jackbox Games

Sat 1/15 7:00 p - 9:00 p

Jackbox Games are a hilarious variety of party games relying on players’ wit, quick thinking, and sometimes rough drawing skills. Up to 8 players are directly involved in coming up with clever responses to game prompts, which they (and audience members) vote on to crown the game champion. You’ve never laughed so hard!

You'll need an internet-enabled device. Go to jackbox.tv to play along.

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Tom Lehrer Song Swap

Sat 1/15 7:00 p - 8:00 p

A round of Tom Lehrer songs that anyone wants to do. May get a little risque' at times, per the original lyrics
(Channel "Hall 2").

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by Hobbit (etc)

DJ DIRGE presents The Virtual Club Dance

Sat 1/15 9:00 p - Sun 1/16 1:00 a

Join DJ DIRGE this Saturday and Sunday as it hosts an homage to the Arisia dances of old. Saturday January 15th for The Virtual Club Dance and Sunday January 16th for RETRO an 80s and 90s themed dance. While we may not be able to gather in person we can still celebrate the times that have passed and look forward to a brighter future. All streams starting at 9pm EST only at Twitch.tv/DJDIRGE

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by DJ DIRGE

TRΛNS DΛNS: n̷o̷n̷CONVENTIONa̷l̷

Sat 1/15 10:00 p - Sun 1/16 2:00 a

Please join me as I present TRΛNS DΛNS: n̷o̷n̷CONVENTIONa̷l̷

Spinning a mix of pop, edm, retro classics, pan-alternative, nerdy favorites, & so much more!

In honor of everything Arisia and its community does to support, inform, and uplift its LGBTQIAA+ members, TRΛNS DΛNS will be raising funds for Boston Alliance of LGBTQ+ Youth (BAGLY), a youth-led, adult-supported organization committed to social justice, and creating, sustaining and advocating for programs, policies and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.

Learn more at bagly.org.
A link to make donations for the event will be found during the event at bit.ly/TransDansArisia

RSVP

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by Xandra Xero

Late Nite Jackbox Games

Sat 1/15 11:00 p - Sun 1/16 12:00 a

Jackbox Games are a hilarious variety of party games relying on players’ wit, quick thinking, and sometimes rough drawing skills. Up to 8 players are directly involved in coming up with clever responses to game prompts, which they (and audience members) vote on to crown the game champion. You’ve never laughed so hard!

You'll need an internet-enabled device. Go to jackbox.tv to play along.

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

 

Sunday

 

Live Artist Chat

Sun 1/16 10:30 a - 12:00 p

Come chat with your favorite Arisia artists and see their latest projects.

Event type: Live Meet & Greet
Brought to you by Arisia Art Show

Arisia Corporate Meeting

Sun 1/16 1:00 p - 3:30 p

Joining the Arisia Corporation and attending this meeting gets you voting rights, including the right to send in a proxy to future meetings. The corporation sets budgets, elects the board, approves conchair appointments, and generally is the way that the community keeps the convention on track. To join, go to the corporate website link and select About Us, then Join.

If you're not ready to join, all are still welcome to attend the meeting! The link will be posted on Sunday on the calendar page of the corporate website.

Event type: Live Meeting
Brought to you by Arisia Inc.

Among Us

Sun 1/16 2:00 p - 3:00 p

Among Us is a party game of teamwork and betrayal for 4-15 players. Crewmates work together to complete tasks before one or more Impostors can kill everyone aboard. You’ll need your own copy of the game (free on some devices, up to $5 on others).

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Live Artist Chat

Sun 1/16 4:00 p - 5:30 p

Come chat with your favorite Arisia artists and see their latest projects.

Event type: Live Meet & Greet
Brought to you by Arisia Art Show

Gay Folk Songs

Sun 1/16 5:00 p - 5:30 p

A condensed version of a set done at NEFFA

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by Rebecca

MRS. HAWKING: Part 1

Sun 1/16 5:30 p - 7:30 p

Event Link

Fear God, and Dread Her

MRS. HAWKING: Part 1 by Phoebe Roberts and Bernie Gabin is the first episode in a six-part series of stage plays following the adventures of Mary and Mrs. Hawking. Performed and filmed live at the Manchester Community Theater in NH, Mrs. Hawking takes a bold new approach to the classic genre of the Victorian mystery caper!

The year is 1880 in the reign of Queen Victoria. Young Mary Stone has just arrived alone and friendless in London, unsure of what to do with herself after a lifetime of keeping house for her late parents in India. She has no choice but to accept a position as a house girl for Mrs. Victoria Hawking, an aloof, mysterious society widow who seems to want nothing to do with her. But when she discovers Mrs. Hawking’s true business, as a secret champion to the otherwise helpless women of London, Mary is drawn into a world of new heroic purpose battling against devious blackmailers, rescuing kidnapped children, and struggling against the restrictive place their society forces on women.

Attend the virtual premier free on the Mrs. Hawking YouTube channel!

Event type: Pre-recorded Performance
Brought to you by Phoebe Roberts and Bernie Gabin

"Run" Tournament

Sun 1/16 6:00 p - 7:00 p

Run. Do not slow down. Do not fall off. Do not give up. Join us for this thrilling fast-paced game. The player who gets to the farthest area after 3 deaths wins. We’ll play at https://player03.com/run/1/beta/ adventure mode normal. Click here to sign up

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Jackbox Games

Sun 1/16 7:00 p - 9:00 p

Jackbox Games are a hilarious variety of party games relying on players’ wit, quick thinking, and sometimes rough drawing skills. Up to 8 players are directly involved in coming up with clever responses to game prompts, which they (and audience members) vote on to crown the game champion. You’ve never laughed so hard!

You'll need an internet-enabled device. Go to jackbox.tv to play along.

Event type: Live Game
Brought to you by Arisia Gaming

Ghosts, Dragons, and Fae: Songs of the Supernatural

Sun 1/16 7:00 p - 8:00 p

Song circle: Come share with us your songs with supernatural topics or elements, traditional or new. (Hall 2 in the Music Discord server)

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by E. J. Barnes

Songs From Behind a Mask

Sun 1/16 9:00 p - 10:00 p

Song Swap: Bring a song that you wrote or learned during the pandemic! (Hall 2 in the Music Discord server)

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by Hobbit / Dybbuk

DJ DIRGE presents RETRO

Sun 1/16 9:00 p - Mon 1/17 1:00 a

Join DJ DIRGE this Saturday and Sunday as it hosts an homage to the Arisia dances of old. Saturday January 15th for The Virtual Club Dance and Sunday January 16th for RETRO an 80s and 90s themed dance. While we may not be able to gather in person we can still celebrate the times that have passed and look forward to a brighter future. All streams starting at 9pm EST only at Twitch.tv/DJDIRGE

Event type: Live Music
Brought to you by DJ DIRGE