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.

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Progress Report #3 December 17 - Arisia 2023

28 Days Until Con!!

Arisia will once again have our Arisians of Color Safer Space (AoCSS), a  racial affinity space for self-identified Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) to gather, as part of Arisia’s commitment to social justice and inclusivity. We thank longtime community member Opeyemi Parham for running the AoCSS this year in a cozy lounge space. The AoCSS will be available throughout the weekend as a safe space for renewal, unstructured conversations, and collaboration.  This space is a retreat for BIPOC convention participants only. We ask that this boundary be respected by white Arisians. Please be mindful of the ways you demonstrate curiosity or share opinions about this affinity space. Please consult the Arisians of Color Safer Space guideline and welcoming page for details.


Food and snack offerings will be different this year. As mentioned before, the Con Suite will have snacks and drinks and will be the designated space for people to take their masks off to eat. In order to reduce germ transmission, we are focusing on having a variety of individually wrapped snacks, individual pieces of fruit, and single serving drinks. 


We will be having Nerf wars for children and adults. If you want to participate in the nerf wars, bring your blasters!  The event runner has a few, but you definitely want to come prepared if you can. 


We still have room for more volunteers. In particular, our Incident Response Team (IRT) is looking for people. The IRT staff are available throughout the convention to take reports of concerning incidents from attendees. This is one of the many ways Arisia works to improve safety at con.  To get more information and apply for this position, send a message to @email.

For even more volunteer opportunities, please check out our website:


Reminder: Registration rates go up to $75 on December 31 so register now to save money, and don’t forget to submit your proof of vaccination to @email. For more information on vaccination requirements for attendees, please go to:


We have upcoming deadlines for hotel reservations including Parties and Suite requests due December 18.  After this date, we will assign you a room if one is available but cannot make guarantees.  If you have other special needs requests, these are due to Arisia by Dec 20.  For more information on hotel reservations please go to:  or read our FAQ

If you can't find answers to your hotel questions, please contact @email

Hope everyone has a wonderful December and we will see you all next month!
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