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About Us

Arisia was founded in 1988 to bring a fun science fiction convention to the Boston area that had something for everyone. Our first convention was in 1990.

Arisia, Inc. is a 501(c)3, non-profit, volunteer-run organization whose purpose is to promote science fiction and fantasy. Our most visible promotion, of course, is the annual Arisia convention. Arisia gives out grants to organizations that further Arisia's purpose.

Arisia also sponsors a Student Art Contest and a Student Writing Contest. Both contests are free for high school students (including home schooled) to enter. There are cash prizes for the winners. We've recently added a writing contest for college students.