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Arisia 2025 will be at the Hyatt Regency Boston/Cambridge, January 17-20, 2025.

This website is in the process of migrating from Arisia 2024 to Arisia 2025.

Classes & Weapons Demos

Arisia has a labyrinth and hands-on weapons demonstrations to move your body as well as your mind. Check the online schedule or your pocket program for details in addition to the individual schedules below.

Martial Arts

We offer Demonstrations and hands-on classes in a variety of different forms, given by local and out-of-state weapons groups. For example, CHEMAS Group, The Cambridge Historical European Martial Arts Studies Group, translates and interprets extant combat treatises from the Medieval, Renaissance, and early modern eras. Its members occasionally present demonstrations based on their work.

This is happened at Arisia in 2020.

Day/Time Place Event
Fri 8-10pm Grand Ballroom A Open Fencing
Sat 11am-noon Grand Ballroom A Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630 Pike & Shot Drill
Sat noon-1:30pm Grand Ballroom A The Martial Arts of *A Game of Thrones*
Sat 2-3:30pm Grand Ballroom A The Cutting Truth of the Sword
Sat 3:30-4:30pm Commonwealth Ballroom ABC En Garde! SCA Rapier Fencing Demo
Sat 4-5pm Grand Ballroom A Boston Lightsaber presents Jedi High School
Sun 11am-noon Grand Ballroom A Steampunk Martial Arts
Sun noon-1pm Grand Ballroom A Duels to Daggers: Combat in Renaissance Italy
Sun 1-2pm Grand Ballroom A Cloak & Dagger: Techniques of Achille Marozzo
Sun 2-3:30pm Grand Ballroom A Fighting with Swords!
Sun 3:30-4:30pm Grand Ballroom A Teen Sword Fighting


What’s blue & white and bigger on the inside? Our 30’x30’ seven-circuit classical labyrinth! A tool for walking meditation, self-inquiry, relaxation, or just for fun, use it to find a little peace during the excitement of Arisia. The labyrinth is open to all who can respect the space. You can arrive anytime and walk it as many times as you’d like.

Day/Time Place Event
Sat 7-8pm Grand Ballroom A Walk the Labyrinth
Sun 11am-noon Commonwealth Ballroom ABC Walk the Labyrinth

To see what went on at the previous convention, look here.