​​​​Arisia is planning an in-person convention in January 2022 at the Westin Boston Waterfront hotel.

All attendees will be required to be fully vaccinated.  For details, see the COVID statement page.

We are, however, watching the recommendations from the CDC and state closely. For any in-person convention meetings and events before the convention, our priority will be on the safety and health of everyone in our community.  Currently, and until further notice, all staff events, meetings, and trainings will be held virtually.  We will update this space when we are closer to the date of the convention with any further information.

Arisia is pleased to present our guests of honor for 2022!

Author Guest of Honor

Andrea Hairston


Artist Guest of Honor

Reiko Murakami


Fan Guest of Honor

Elsa Sjunneson

Angela Gaul of Milestone Images

I'm New Here – What is Arisia?

Each January for over 30 years, the Arisia convention has brought together fans from around the world to celebrate the best and brightest stars in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Based in Boston, our 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 enthusiastic community of 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, and live-action roleplaying
  • A Dealers' Room and a world-class Art Show each with more than 50 vendors
  • A Masquerade with entries from Project Cosplay youngsters through award-winning masters

Arisia is produced by Arisia, Inc., a volunteer-run, 501(c)3 non-profit 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".