Arisia'17 is January 13-16, 2017 at the Westin Boston Waterfront

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

Thursday: 5pm - 7pmFor dealers, program participants, and staff
Badge pickup only, no purchases.
Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 9am - 11pm
Sunday: 9am - 8pm
Monday: 9am - 3pm

Lost badges $5 (once only, after that full price)
Arisia 2018 memberships available starting Sunday at noon.


Weekend Rates

PriceMembership Type
$45.00through 9/30
$55.0010/1 through 12/31
$65.00After 12/31/2016 and at-door

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.


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 2016. 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.

Online Registration

Online Registration for 2017 is now open.

Instructions for how to use the new Registration system can be found here. Please go to to register.

If you’d rather not pay with Paypal, please go to the link above, and when you get to the payment screen, select “Cheque/Money Order”. The new registration system can generate a paper form for you, which will help to ensure that your information is accurately entered into our system and avoid transcription errors. Then follow the prompts to print out and mail in your registration form and payment. Please make sure it is postmarked by December 20th to ensure that we receive it in time to process it before con.

Other registration information:

  • Refunds: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.
  • Transferring memberships: 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 abide by Arisia's Code of Conduct.

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