Arisia

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Convention
Name: Arisia
Dates: 1989-
Frequency: annual
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Type:
Focus: science fiction and fantasy
Organization: Arisia Inc.
Founder:
Founding Date:
URL: http://corp.arisia.org/
2014 con program cover, art by Lubov
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Arisia is a science fiction and fantasy convention that is held annually in January in Boston. Arisia includes programming for many areas of fandom, including literary sf and fantasy, live-action genre tv and film, anime, comics, costuming, and gaming.

History

Fan dissatisfaction with changes in Boskone's venue and programming led to the founding of Arisia. Arisia's name reflects this; in the Lensman series by E.E. Doc Smith, Arisia is the nation of 'good' protagonists opposing the evil empire of Boskone.