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Programming announcement

The invitation email for potential program participants for Arisia 2011 was sent out on Friday August 6th. Some individuals who requested invites were not included in the original mass email. This includes mainly individual presenters and panelists. We will be contacting them individually by end of day Wednesday, August 11th. After August 8th, 2010, people requesting to be participants will be reviewed on a case by case basis as time and resources allow. If you desire to be a participant, you may contact us directly at [email protected].

Brainstorming List is now CLOSED

The Arisia Brainstorm List for the Arisia 2011 convention is now closed. The list will reopen in early 2011.

Though the list is closed at this point, emails to [email protected] and [email protected] will still be received and ideas for items sent to those addresses will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

If you have any questions relating to Programming in general, please email [email protected]

Thank you one and all for the great ideas you've given us. We're looking forward to the upcoming convention and hope to see you there.

Arisia 2011 Brainstorming List is Open Until July 15th, 2010 at midnight

From Mike, the Brainstorm list moderator:

The deadline for getting your ideas to the Arisia Brainstorm email list has been extended. The final deadline for submitting ideas to Brainstorm for the Arisia 2011 convention is midnight July 15th, 2010. The list will be closed at that point however, emails to proposals AT and program AT will still be received and items will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the Programming staff for possible inclusion in the schedule.

For those who haven't joined the list yet and wish to submit ideas

Arisia Concom Meeting: Saturday, April 24 2-4pm

The next ARISIA CONCOM meeting will be held this Saturday, April 24th, at 2:00pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront in the Douglas room on the Mezzanine level. The current agenda includes the introductions of the Division Heads appointed so far and a discussion of space allocation in the new hotel.

In addition, Saturday at 12:00pm (noon), previous to the meeting, there will be a guided tour of many of the function room spaces led by one of our contacts at the hotel. Due to a concurrent event not all of the function space is available, but several rooms will be. Seeing the spaces is good information (or refresher) for the space discussion to occur at the meeting, so everyone is encouraged to show up for the tour as well.

ConChair office hours will be held Saturday at 4:00pm, after the meeting. Please see for more information on ConChair office hours.

Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation - the "World Trade Center" stop on the Silver Line is directly next to the hotel. Pay parking is available at the hotel.

With many of the Div Heads now appointed, Saturday's meeting is a great time to jump in if you don't have a "job" for Arisia '11 yet. Plus there will be a raffle with prizes donated by our Writer GoH Kelley Armstrong and Webcomic GoH Shaenon Garrity!

Registration Rates Going Up Tonight

The registration rates for Arisia go up to $40 from $35 tonight.

If you would like to register at this rate please print out and mail in the paper registration form (online registration yet is not yet available). Questions as always should be addressed to reg(at)arisia(dot)org.

-Kris "Nchanter" Snyder
Arisia Registration

Arisia 2011 Brainstorming List is Now Open

From Mike, the Brainstorm list moderator:

Welcome to the Brainstorm mailing list for Arisia 2011.
Sign up:

This list is for the submission and discussion of Programming and Event ideas for the upcoming Arisia convention. To submit an idea we will be using the following format:

Send email to: brainstorm at

Subject: Title of panel/event/lecture/item

Quick update

We are testing the newest version of the registration system. That's taking more time than we hoped, so please use the paper form if you'd like to register now.

Also, we recently had our Arisia '10 debrief meeting so that's wrapped up now. We are starting to get movement on Arisia 2011! If you're interested in working for the convention, please send email to conchair at arisia dot org. We'd love to hear from you.

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