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Arisia is a Boston-area science fiction convention, named for a planet in series of Lensman novels by Edward Elmer Smith, also known as "Doc" Smith. This name choice was an homage to an older Boston-area con, Boskone, which took the typical ending for a convention -- con -- and then altered the spelling to match the name of an organization in the Lensman books. Boston is a town and small port c. ... The Lensman series is a serial science fiction space opera by E. E. Smith. ... E. E. Smith, also Edward Elmer Smith, Ph. ... // Description The New England Science Fiction Association, or NESFA, is a science fiction club centered in the New England area. ... The Lensman series is a serial science fiction space opera by E. E. Smith. ...


Its first year of existence was 1989, and its attendance has grown from 842 to 2,086 since 1990. Although it has been in a number of hotels, since 1992 most Arisias have been held at the Boston Plaza Hotel and Towers in January, usually over Martin Luther King Day weekend. Martin Luther King Jr. ...


Regular events include one of the largest Masquerades on the East coast, presented on the proscenium stage in the hotel's Imperial Ballroom; a blood drive; "Fast Track" programming for children; gaming; and film, video, and anime rooms. For more information, see the weblinks below. Look up Masquerade in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word masquerade has a number of meanings: A masquerade ball is a ball, dance, or party; in which, participants wear elaborate costumes and hide their true identity. ...


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The Unofficial Arisia Biography (3692 words)
Arisia and her comrades soon found themselves on a mission vital to the survival of the Corps.
Arisia argued that things had changed, that he was not the man he once was and she asked him to leave.
Arisia was badly injured in the attack, her spine was broken.
Arisia - WikiFur, the furry encyclopedia - A Wikia wiki (191 words)
Arisia was originally founded in 1990 as an offshoot of the Boskone convention, but it has grown to become one of the largest SF cons in the New England area.
Arisia is a "multimedia" convention, meaning that all elements of fandom are represented, from book fans to movie fans to role-playing and filks.
There is a small but notable furry presence at Arisia, and a number of furry fans hold a regular furry party on Saturday night, which is traditionally the biggest party night at the con.
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