Publications Produced by Arisia

Hardcopy publications are available on a table opposite Registration in the Concourse Level of the Westin. Publications are available 24 hours/day during the convention, even when Reg is closed. This includes our Souvenir Book, Pocket Program, Quick Reference and Schedule Grid, and the specialty publications Restaurant Guide (for eaters of all ages) and Family-Friendly Guide (for families and kids).

You are welcome to print your own copies of any publication for personal use through the PDF links below. All publications are copyright Arisia, Inc. and may not be sold or redistributed without written permission. Material (text and artwork) appearing in the publications may be copyright by individual contributors and is used by permission.

If you need publications in large print or Braille format please contact @email or stop by the Info Desk and ask to borrow the resident copies of accessible publications there.

The deadline for advertising in our print publications is now past.

Quick Links


Newsletters will be printed once or twice a day and will be available at locations around the hotel. They'll also be uploaded to this page.

If you would like to submit something for publication, send it to @email, or drop it off at the Info Desk by the elevators in The Westin lobby.

Content on this page is updated as it becomes available, which varies with each year's Arisia schedule. If you have any questions about publications please email @email.

Souvenir Book

Arisia's Souvenir Book is our premier memory publication for each year's convention. It contains participant bios, as well as features on each of our Guests of Honor and a representation of the Artist GOH's work.

You can preview the Souvenir Book (PDF) online but the color hardcopy is significantly better.

Schedule Options

The Pocket Program provides the complete convention schedule, including descriptions of the items and a reference by name of participant. The Arisia site provides an online searchable schedule at that is continually updated. If you want to save a personal schedule and use it while offline, check out the Mobile Version below.

Pocket Program

Generated: 2018-01-09
Pocket Program (PDF)

Grid Sheets

The grid sheets provide a compact view of the schedule in a room-by-time format.

Grid (PDF)

Mobile Version of the Schedule

Konopas uses your web browser to display its information, so it should work with all types of computers and smartphones. It stores information locally so you do not need an Internet connection to use it, except to get updates. KonOpas can be found at

KonOpas offers a "My Con" function that allows you to tag items and create a personal schedule. Like other KonOpas functionality, this personal schedule is saved and available even when you are offline.

The KonOpas server checks for schedule updates every 15 minutes. If updates are available, the "Reload Data" button will appear. You can also use your browser's reload button, but the KonOpas Reload button will only download the files that have changed, so it's better for your data plan.

At the Westin, there is free WiFi in the hotel lobby. You can use this wifi to get an update from KonOpas and then disconnect from the network as you enjoy the convention. This makes the system have no cost to you.

KonOpas is a freely available, open source application. It was written by Eemeli Aro. Arisia thanks Eemeli for his contribution and for the customizations he made for Arisia.

Quick Reference

The Quick Reference is a compact way to find key locations and things within the convention.

Arisia 2018 QR (PDF)

Family Friendly Guide

The Arisia Family Friendly Guide is a selection of activities from Arisia's schedule that are oriented toward children, and families with kids-in-tow. Arisia offers a wide range of activities for younger fans of all ages.

This year's Family Friendly Guide (PDF)

Restaurant Guide

The Restaurant Guide is a collection of publicly available information on eateries and transport around Arisia. We have a brand new guide (PDF) for Arisia'18.

Progress Reports

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