I found out about Arisia from my high school in 2013; I entered into the Student Writing Contest & ended up winning 3rd place and got free memberships for myself & a guest for 2014. I brought my boyfriend, and we fell in love with the con. Since then we've attended every year, for every day. We hope to make Arisia a tradition between the two of us, & if we have kids of our own. Arisia was our very first convention; we have been avid convention goers ever since. Thanks, Arisia!