Update: Rooms available at the Renaissance

A few more rooms have opened up for Arisia at The Renaissance, and we have cleared our wait list of people who are willing to accept rooms at that hotel! If you would like a room at The Renaissance, which is only 2 blocks away from The Westin, for the Arisia weekend, please e-mail us at and we will get you the link. Make sure to contact us ASAP as our reservation link expires on January 10th!

Logistics Help Needed for Arisia

If you can help out with any of these positions, email You can follow @ArisiaLogistics on Twitter for up to the minute information of where help is needed.

ASL Services at Arisia

We would like to offer limited ASL interpretation at Arisia, on Saturday and Sunday during the day. If you would use this service, you MUST let us know by December 31st. Please email if you have questions.
Any Deaf Attendees who wish to bring an interpreter with them, can get a free (Adult-in-tow) membership for their interpreter, when they register.

Hotel Cancellation Deadline

With 2 weeks to go before Arisia, those of you who do have a room reservation at The Westin or The Renaissance but need to change or cancel it, please be aware of the following deadlines:

If you need to alter your arrival or departure date, please submit the request ASAP via our special request form at The deadline for submitting reservation modifications is Saturday, January 11th, so that we have time to process it with the hotel.

Food trucks at Arisia!

See the food truck update for more up to date information. You wanted more food options? Have we got some new choices! Boston food trucks are coming to Arisia! We will have a selection of food trucks vending at Arisia over the course of the weekend, to help you get good meal-quality food easily and quickly throughout the convention.

Arisia Family Survey

Calling all Arisia Families! Please take this quick, four question survey to help improve Children's Services

Click here to take survey

Letter to Program Participants

We're putting this up on the web because a bulk mail failure meant it did not reach all the recipients. We'll be following up as soon as possible with additional status updates. As soon as the problem gets fixed, we will make the appropriate extension of the deadline.

To all potential Arisia Program Participants:

Thank you to those who have bid on panels thus far.

Hotel Reservations are open!

Make hotel reservations now, see If you have trouble with anything, email And don't forget to make a special request if you need one.

Registration Desk Staff

Do you want to welcome everyone to Arisia? Are you calm under pressure as well as friendly? At Con Registration Staff need to be able to use a computer well (search, point and click), follow written procedures, maintain a happy, helpful presence in the face of thousands of attendees, and handle money and credit card machines accurately. The work is not physically demanding, but requires a lot of mental and social engagement with few breaks.

Assistant Div Head of Food Services

Do you like feeding people? Are you super organized and comfortable taking on a leadership roles behind the scenes of a convention? Are you local? Arisia is looking for an Assistant Division Head of Food Services. The ADH of Food will assist the Div Head to recruit people to lead Food Areas, work with that year's Arisia leadership group to find appropriate hotel space for their areas, make a realistic budget for the division, provide guidance to staff in the division, and accurately represent needs for the division.


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