Fast Track - Arisia’s Con-Within-A-Con for Kids!

Parents: if you can, please fill out this form for your Fast Track kids (one per kid). That way we will have the form ready for you to review at the con, and you can be on your way even faster.

COVID Policies: All Fast Track attendees are expected to follow our convention-wide COVID policies, including in Fast Track spaces. In addition, Fast Track will be requiring masks at all times. Any child displaying COVID or Flu-like symptoms will need to be picked up by their authorized grown-up immediately. Help us keep everyone safe and healthy! You can see our convention-wide COVID policies here.

In addition, any child displaying new symptoms will need to be picked up by their authorized grown-up immediately. You can find the complete Fast Track Illness Policy here. Help us keep everyone safe and healthy!

Arisia's Kids' program, known as Fast Track, is designed as a con-within-a-con for kids aged 6 - 12. We offer a wide variety of program items, including crafts, costuming, a magic show, science, exercises, discussions, demonstrations, storytelling, and games. Please see the program listing for all Fast Track specific programming. See the schedule for Fast Track sessions at Arisia this year.

Fast Track Memberships

Fast Track memberships may be purchased in advance and also at the door, including with day-of memberships. See the Registration page for details on registering Fast Track participants and their adults.

All Fast Track members must be present in person to pick up their badges. Parents will not be given childrens' badges without the children present, nor can children be sent to pick up all the family's badges.

Fast Track Membership Types

Green Ribbon (“Comet”, Free Roaming): 9-12 years old with guardian permission to roam the Con; does not require adult supervision in convention spaces.

Red Ribbon (“Satellite”, Non-Roaming): Children with Fast Track memberships who may be unsupervised in Fast Track but may not leave without being signed out by an approved adult.

Things to Know Before Leaving Young Fans in Fast Track

Fast Track is not child care and cannot provide snacks and meals. Arrangements must be made to feed your children. No food is allowed in the Fast Track area.

You are responsible for picking up your child by the time Fast Track closes. Children with a red ribbon may only be picked up by an adult (or teen 13+) listed on the release form. Children not picked up within the pickup window listed on the schedule will be brought to Safety (Convention Security) to ensure the safety of the child. Not picking up your child on time will result in the revocation of the child’s Fast Track membership (to be replaced with a Kid-in-Tow membership). If you are going to be late for any reason, please contact Fast Track staff at fasttrack@arisia.org, or call the Youth Services Division Head, whose number will be distributed by email.

Any child who excessively misbehaves or engages in inappropriate, disruptive, or dangerous behavior is subject to having free-roaming privileges or their entire membership revoked.

Fast Track Participation Policy

If you are a..

Your Fast Track access is...

Kid in Tow (KiT)

Only when accompanied by their parent/guardian or another adult or teen whose name has been provided to Fast Track

Child aged five to eight (6-8) with a Fast Track membership

  • Allowed to attend unaccompanied
  • May not leave without an authorized adult.

Child aged nine to twelve (9-12) with a Fast Track membership

  • Allowed to attend unaccompanied
  • Allowed to leave without an adult if guardian consent is given.

Adult wanting to volunteer

Allowed pending approval from Fast Track Area Head and Staff Services.

Adult to participate in an activity with a child

Allowed while accompanying a child.

Adult to participate in an activity without a child

No admittance.

Hours of Operation

Guardians or authorized adults may pick up and drop off their children at Fast Track any time during open hours.

[These hours may be adjusted slightly]

Day Hours

Friday

5pm-7pm (no drop off)

Saturday

8:30am – 11:30am (drop off begins at 9:30am)

12:30pm - 5:30pm

Sunday

8:30am – 11:30am (drop off begins at 9:30am)

12:30pm - 5:30pm

Monday

8:30am-11am (no drop off)

 

If you have any questions, please contact fasttrack@arisia.org.