Arisia is January 15 - 18, 2016 at the Westin Boston Waterfront

Online Registration for Arisia 2016 is currently closed. THERE WILL STILL BE MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE CONVENTION. We are switching to a new registration system, and need to spend a few weeks making sure everything is working.

Registration and badge pickup opens at the hotel on Friday, January 15th at 2pm.

If you have any questions or problems, please email

Registration will be on the Concourse (1W) near the bottom of the escalators.

Friday 2pm–11pm
Sat/Sun 9am–8pm
Monday 9:30am–2pm
Lost badges $5 (once only, after that full price)
Arisia 2016 memberships available starting Sunday at noon.

Weekend Rates

PriceMembership Type
$45.00through 9/30
$55.0010/1 through 12/31
$65.00At-door only

The above rates are for Adult memberships and Fast Track memberships (for children between 6 and 12 years).

Special Weekend Passes

PriceMembership Type
$30.00Student Membership (age 13-25 with a valid student ID)
$65.00Turtle Track (age 2-6 with childcare)
FreeKid-in-Tow (must be with a paid attendee at all times)

One-Day Membership Rates - ONLY at the door

PriceMembership Type
$20.00Friday only
$45.00Saturday only
$30.00Sunday only
$10.00Monday only
One-day memberships are only available at the door on the day in question, and only if we haven't sold out. We have a membership cap that limits the number of attendees the con can support. We recommend purchasing a weekend pass in advance.

Fast Track and Turtle Track

Turtle Track (formerly Childcare or Babysitting) is for children between 2 and 6 years. You must preregister for Turtle Track by December 15th. There are a limited number of spaces available in Turtle Track.

Fast Track is a separate track of program items geared specifically for children aged 6 to 12 years.

More information about Fast Track and Turtle Track is available at Kids and Teens at Arisia.

Other registration information:

  • How to attend Arisia free! If you work enough hours at the convention, you will earn a free membership to next year's convention. Truck loading on Wednesday, setup on Thursday evening, tear-down on Sunday evening & Monday, and truck unloading on Monday & Tuesday count as double, so you can earn a membership without missing any of the con. For more information, contact us. You may not transfer an earned membership.
  • We do not issue refunds, but you can transfer your paid membership to another person, or you can roll over your membership to the following year, if the Con Chair okays the rollover. Please note that once a membership has been rolled over, it cannot then be transferred to someone else.
  • Need to transfer your membership? Can't make it to Arisia, but don't want your membership to go to waste? You can sell or transfer your paid membership to someone else, as long as you are transferring it to someone else eligible for the same registration type (i.e., adult to adult, student to student, etc.), and the membership was purchased in the same year as the transfer (i.e., is not a rollover membership). The seller (that's you) just needs to send email to saying who you're transferring it to - give all the information you would for a normal registration (name, mailing address, email address, badge name) and we'll do the transfer.
  • All convention members are required to wear their membership badges while in convention areas. Exceptions may be made for special cases, e.g. masquerade participants while on-stage.
  • Everyone attending Arisia is expected to observe Arisia's Code of Conduct.

If you have more questions about Registration, please check out our list of Frequently Asked Questions, or email us.