Welcome to the official Arisia livejournal account. Watch this space for announcements from the convention.
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ConCom this Sunday!

At this ConCom, in addition to hearing updates from our Division Heads and available job listings, we'll be going over the results of the Registration LARP we conducted at the previous meeting and then walking everyone through the meetings, deadlines, and expectations between now and Day 1 of Arisia 2017!

For those who can not be there, here is the remote info:

Sun, Dec 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
Stone Room, The Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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Secratary to Conchair Wanted

Arisia 2017 is looking for a volunteer for the following position:

Secretary to Conchair


Someone to take notes during concom meetings (and maybe Division Head meetings) prior to the convention, format them, and email them to the Con Chair.
Good detailed notes are a must.

If interested please email

To see other open volunteer positions, please visit:
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Assistant Press Liaison Wanted

Arisia 2017 is looking for a volunteer for the following position:
Assistant Press Liaison
Description: Seeking a person with good verbal skills to share on-call rotation with the Press Liaison during the convention. This is a light-duty position (8-12 hours throughout the convention) with a small amount of work beforehand. It is a good way to get your first experience volunteering for Arisia if you don't mind being on call.
This position requires dealing with the Press and answering questions about Arisia, its history, activities, and structure. Therefore, it's helpful if you have several years' experience attending the con and know something about how Arisia works. You must have a device you can be reached on during the con.
For contact please apply to:
To see other open volunteer position, please visit:
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Web Developers Wanted

Arisia 2017 is looking for volunteers for the following staff position: Web Developer(s) We need one or more web developers to help with Zambia, the open source scheduling software used by Arisia and several other cons. The work is all pre-con and can be as much as you like. In particular, we need developers willing and able to work in PHP. Other technologies we use include MySQL, Javascript, HTML, CSS, Less, and XSLT. If interested, send messages to
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Publications Coordinator Wanted

Arisia 2017 is looking for volunteer for the following staff position:

Publications Coordinator
Arisia produces several publications, including the pocket program, souvenir book, restaurant guide, and at-con newsletters. Each of these has a person responsible for them, and we need someone to coordinate it all. You'd be keeping track of progress against timelines, helping publications get the information they need when they need it, and coordinating between publications that need the same information to help Arisia speak with one voice. This position requires good negotiation skills and attention to detail.
If interested in this position please email


Friendly, professional volunteers needed to help as Press Liaisons

Arisia is looking for volunteers to help with Press Relations

Position: Press Liaison

Responsibilities: Be "ON DUTY" for specific hours at the convention to Greet and orient any incoming press, supply them with the press packet, obtain relevant signed forms, and answer any questions they may have about Arisia or conventions. Volunteers should be somewhat outgoing and be able to speak clearly and professionally. It would be helpful to have someone with a number of years of experience with Arisia, to be able to answer questions. They will need to have a working cell phone at con.

Time: Shifts during con, to be determined.

Contact: Tanya Washburn,

We're going rollerskating tomorrow night! Please join us!

Please join us for rollerskating tomorrow --SUNDAY October 25th, from 6:30-9:30pm at Roller World located at 425r Broadway, (that's Route 1) Saugus, MA 01906
All Arisia staff and their families, are invited! Bring the kids!
We are going to take over the whole rink- all Arisia, all the time. Entry fees and skate fees covered.
Skate to awesome music, DJ'ed by the one and only Jess Steytler! Play some arcade games, or just hang out: skating totally optional. Snacks are available for purchase at their concession stand. There will be cake!
Please RSVP to

Join the Staff of Arisia! Registration Needs YOU!

The annual Arisia convention is a 100% volunteer-run con, brought to you by a dedicated group of folks JUST LIKE YOU who want to be a part of something amazing. And we're looking for new staff, returning staff, people who want to volunteer 1 hour. Or 20. Or only do pre-con volunteering. Or only at-con. Whatever level of volunteering you are interested in, Arisia has something for you to do. We have volunteer rewards, like earning swag, or a t-shirt if you put in 8+ hours. Volunteer 12 or more hours, and you also earn next year's Arisia membership.

We have an updated VOLUNTEERS WANTED page up on the Arisia 2016 website, which you can check in on. Or you can fill out aVOLUNTEER FORM to tell us what you want to do, and our hard-working Volunteers staff will try to find something for you.

But today, we are looking for volunteers for REGISTRATION. Because many of our long-time volunteers at Arisia started out "just working Reg," including this year's conchair.

Position: Registration Staff
Come join the friendly, welcoming people of Registration! As the first faces attendees see when they arrive at the convention, Registration volunteers are an incredibly important part of the Con. Reg Staff must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, and enjoy helping people.
Responsibilties: money handling, customer service, work under pressure, sitting for long periods of time, using a laptop.
Time: Flexible shifts at con, training happens pre-con
Contact: Diana Hsu,

For more information on volunteering, email us at Volunteers, and/or come to one of our Open Staff Meetings. There's one today:

What: Open Staff/Convention Committee Meeting
Where:  MIT Building 66 Room 144
When: TODAY, October 13th at 7pm
Who: Anyone who has or would like to volunteer for Arisia 2016!