|Location:||Boston, Massachusetts, United States|
|Focus:||science fiction and fantasy|
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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.
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.