Advertising Rates

Arisia Publications Advertising

Arisia is the largest fan-run science fiction convention in the Northeastern United States. Activities at Arisia cover all aspects of science fiction, fantasy and related interests, and this year we expect over 4000 attendees. as has been true for the past few years.

Arisia publications will reach an audience with diverse interests in books, arts, gaming, science and technology, films, TV, and other media, as well as related activities such as music and costuming. Most print ads appear in the Souvenir Book, rates below, a professionally offset-printed on white 60 lb. text stock with a glossy cover and both B&W and color pages.

Black-and-white (only) ads are also available in the Pocket Program, a 4" x 8" booklet also professionally offset-printed at the rates given below. Both the Souvenir Book and Pocket Program are given to all attendees with their memberships. Attendees tend to retain the Souvenir Book long-term and carry the Pocket Program with them during the convention.

For any questions and to reserve space, or if you would like to advertise in one of Arisia’s other publications such as the Restaurant Guide or the Family Friendly Guide, please contact us at @email.

Souvenir Book Advertising Rates

All rates are in US Dollars.

Base Rates (black & white)

Size Retail Rates Semi-Pro Fan Rates
Full Page $580.00 $290.00 $145.00
Half Page $360.00 $180.00 $90.00
Third Page $280.00 $140.00 $70.00
Quarter Page $220.00 $110.00 $55.00

Placement and Additional Options

Option Rate
Color +$500.00
Inside Cover +$400.00
Back Cover +$800.00
Center Spread +$500.00
Bleeds (full-page only) +$50.00

Semi-pro rates are reserved for dealers and artists (or their agents) who are participating at Arisia.

Fan rates are available for organizations that are tax exempt under IRS code 501(c)3 or the equivalent in their home country. They are also available for individuals who are not promoting any commercial activity. Fan-rate ads may not be available due to space limitations.

If you are unsure which rate applies to you, please contact our Publications Director (@email).

Layout Specifications

Image Area

Ad placement diagram

Type Dimensions H x W
Full Page Page (A) 10.5"x8.0"
Half Page Wide (B) 5.0" x 8.0" Tall (C) 10.5" x 3.5"
Third Page Wide (D) 3.25" x 8.0" Box (F) 5.0" x 5.5" Tall (E) 10.5" x 2.5"
Quarter Page Wide (D) 2.25" x 8.0" Box (G) 5.0" x 3.75"

Submission Format

We accept art in PDF, PSD, or TIFF format. Image must be at least 300 dpi resolution. Use 88 Line Screen or 133 Line Screen on halftones. Bleeds are only available on full-page advertisements. Please embed fonts for PDF files.

Payments and Additional Information

Advertisements must be paid in full at time of submission. Purchase orders are accepted only for Professional-Rate ads. All prices are in US dollars, payable to Arisia, Inc. by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover, or PayPal using the button below. (You will be taken to an external PayPal page.)

Ads are accepted on space-available basis. Arisia reserves the right to refund any monies paid for ads not printed. Arisia retains the right to review all ads for suitability. Ad material will only be printed in the specific publication for which it is contracted.

Advertising Deadlines

Ad Space Reservation & Payment: November 15
Ad copy: November 30

For more information, e-mail @email. Address all correspondence, advertising proof copies, etc. to:

Arisia Ad Sales
561 Windsor St
Somerville, MA 02143 USA