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Welcome to the first Arisia 2013 Progress Report!
January may seem a long way off but preparations for another incredible Arisia are in full swing. This progress report gives you a few of the highlights of what is going on right now that you may need to know.  

Hotel reservations OPENING Thursday Sept 27

Hotel reservations are opening Thursday Sept 27.  The rates at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel are:  
King: $124 + taxes (~14 .5%)
Double: $149 + taxes (~14.5%)

The rates at the Renaissance Boston, one block away,  are:
Double or King: $136 + taxes (~14.5%)

Go to for all the details and reservations links.  

PLEASE read all the important information on the Arisia hotel page and use the URLs on that page to sign up at the Westin or the Renaissance hotels.  Rooms in the Arisia block are available through the Arisia web pages only; do not go directly to the hotels.  

Forms for party hosts and for hotel special requests are also found on the Arisia web site.  

Last year, we were able to fill every waitlist request by the beginning of the convention.  Let us help you too!  If you are having trouble reserving the rooms you want, email The chances are very good that we will be able to help.    

Arisia Registration STILL $40
But only until September 30th.  On Oct 1, the price goes up to $50, until Dec 31, 2012.  This is a  great deal for a 4-day convention!

Now MORE awesome with your help on Team Arisia
Arisia runs on volunteer power and there are a lot of ways you can help.  Check out our help wanted page at or tell us what you’d like to do to help at

Masquerade To Be SUNDAY Night
The Masquerade will be held on Sunday night of Arisia. Most rehearsals will still be held on Saturday.  Online registration is available this year at .    See additional information about the masquerade at  

Program Participants Panel Signup has started
If you expected to hear from our Programming division and you have not received signup information, get in touch with and verify your status with them.  We have a lot of great things in the works for this year,  please sign up!  

Art Show Registration is Open
Do you have art to share with the world?  The Arisia art show is a non-juried, no commission show that  sells tables and panels to artists who wish to participate.  If that’s you, see all the details in the art show registration form.  We can’t wait to see your work in our show.  

Do you have a question we didn’t answer?  There’s much more information on the Arisia website,  If you can’t find the answer you’re searching for, write to   

It’s going to be a splendid convention!  Hope to see you there,  
All of us from Arisia’13
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