Everyone attending Arisia'23 will have to be masked and fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including the bivalent booster, by January 3rd. For details, see the COVID statement page.

Visit Our New Site

   Arisia'23 is over. Please visit the new convention site:


Arisia is thrilled to announce our 2024 Author and Fan Guests of Honor Ryka Aoki and Tanya DePass!

If you'd like more information, please visit Ryka Aoki and Tanya DePass' Bios page.



It's feedback time!

Before the momentum and warm fuzzies fade, take a moment to let us know what you think:

Have ideas? Want to participate in Arisia next year?


January 13 - 16, 2023 at the newly renamed Westin Boston Seaport District hotel.


Arisia is pleased to present our guests of honor for 2023!

Author Guest of Honor

Andrea Hairston


Artist Guest of Honor

Reiko Murakami


Fan Guest of Honor

Elsa Sjunneson



If you're experiencing a sense of deja vu, you're not wrong.
Our excellent GOHs planned for Arisia'22 agreed to come to Arisia'23.


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:

  • Many hours of panels and workshops
  • Concerts, dances, and performances
  • Video and tabletop gaming, and live-action roleplaying
  • A world-class Art Show
  • A Masquerade with entries from novices through award-winning masters
  • A Dealers' Room with more than 25 vendors

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