At the art show, photo by Cat Trzaskowski
A'17 GOHs and Conchair at the Art Show
A discussion panel, photo by Cat Trzaskowski
A discussion panel
A group of singers in costume at Arisia, photo by Cat Trzaskowski
A'17 Doom, Gloom, and Despondency song contest winner

What is Arisia?

The annual Arisia convention brings together fans from around the world to celebrate the best and brightest stars in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Based in Boston, this four-day volunteer-run con features unique entertainment and learning opportunities that led to Arisia winning the title of Best Fan Gathering in the "Best in Boston" awards for 2016!

Join our community of 4,500+ attendees to learn, explore, engage, and make merry. Here is a small sample of what we have to offer:

  • More than 400 hours of panels and workshops
  • Concerts, dances, and performances
  • Video and Tabletop gaming
  • A world-class Art Show
  • A Masquerade with entries from Project Cosplay youngsters through award-winning masters
  • A Dealer's Room with more than 50 vendors

Arisia is produced by Arisia, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose purpose is to promote science fiction and fantasy. We are constantly striving to live up to our by-line as "New England's Largest, Most Diverse Sci-Fi & Fantasy Convention".

Our Featured Guests

V. E. Schwab Ashe Samuels Shannon Mikki Kendall
V. E. Schwab
Author Guest of Honor
Ashe Samuels
Artist Guest of Honor
Shannon Watters
Comics Industry Guest of Honor
Mikki Kendall
Fan Guest of Honor


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