The Newsletter of Arisia, Incorporated — Number 148, June 2006


Quorum for the June meeting is 10, based on 51% of the average attendance of the last three meetings.

The following people have declared their candidacy for con chair: Tom Murphy, Carsten Turner, September Isdell. If you are interested in running for con chair for 2008, send mail to the eboard by the June meeting.

Minutes of the May Meeting

Call to order at MIT building 66  Sun May 21 2:22 PM

In attendance: Lisa Adler-Golden, Bridget Boyle, Jack Dietz, Joel Herda, Lisa Hertel, Lisa Holsberg, September Isdell, Rick Kovalcik, Alex Latzko, Ben Levy, Karen Purcell, Jonah Safar, Rachel Silber, Michael Sprague, Conor Walsh -- 15 in attendance

Jill Eastlake to Karen Purcell; Zanne Labonville to Karen Purcel; Susan Mozzicato to Lisa Hertel; Walter Kahn to Bridget Boyle.

 There will be a brief eboard meeting following the corporate meeting to discuss scheduling of Arisia con chair interviews

We have money.  PayPal is still broken but Cris is dealing with it.

Mailbox mail is handed out and up to date. Rachel will follow up on state registration information.

We have an artist guest of honor, Hilary Scott (applause).  The divheads have met hotel.  Space allocation is "interesting" -- many things are still under discussion.  There will most likely be dealers in the Empress Room.
The concomm meeting will be on a Monday night at hotel in June if possible We are doing zero based budgeting, a draft budget is coming soon. Party status: not Anime Boston, anyone to run a Balticon party?

A draft budget has been generated, will be in June Mentor.  (Update – not yet, but soon.) We expect a small positive margin on a conservative budget

 Readercon wants to borrow two of the wireless swipe boxes. Deferred to eboard.

Janet and Rick met with Radisson and Marriott, and we have a contract from the Radisson which is moving forward.  We're down to $105 with free internet and free water; 100 rooms no room commitment
Janet was going to talk to big downtown hotels about 08 and 09, we don't know the status on that.

Relaxacon discussion was held after the February meeting concluding that it would be difficult to get a hotel-based relaxacon together this year. Some locations for a one-day event were suggested -- some were heavily damaged in the storms at this point.  It is suggested that the August corporate meeting become the venue for such a one day event. [Update: shortly after the corporate meeting, Jill Eastlake agreed to host this plan. Thanks!]

Bridget complains about Park Plaza spam. She is asked to forward the most recent example(s) to the eboard. Corporation should know that Arisia data is being specifically used for their marketing efforts.

Menu for 6/19 meeting is on Arisia web site.  T directions will go out in Mentor (see back of Mentor).
MSP to accept Jill's invitation for the 8/6 meeting and inquire with her about making it a BBQ/party. (Note: Jill says yes, so this is confirmed.)

Concomm meeting 6/25 at 2 pm at MIT Hyatt Regency Hotel

Merv would like to thank everyone who helped him move.

Meeting adjorned at 3:02

Mentor Subscription Information

Subscription to Mentor of Arisia is included with Corporate Membership to Arisia, Incorporated. Membership runs from September 1st to August 31st and costs $24. Dues are pro-rated on a monthly basis for members joining during the year.

























Membership Roster

Lisa Adler-Golden

Rob Bazemore (honorary)

Aaron Agassi

Dave Belfer-Shevett

Bridget Boyle

Brian Cooper (honorary)

Tom Coveney

David D’Antonio

Jack Dietz

Regis Donovan

Elka Davidoff

Claudia Mastroianni

Don Eastlake

Jill Eastlake

Tom Fish (honorary)

Colette Fozard

Joel Herda

Brendan Hertel

Lisa Hertel

September Isdell

Jeanne Kahn

Walter Kahn

Allen Kent

Rick Kovalcik

Zanne Labonville

Alex Latzko

Michael Leuchtenburg

Ben Levy

Skip Morris

Susan Mozzicato

Tom Murphy

Karen Purcell

Pam Ochs

Mary Robison (honorary)

Noel Rosenberg

Paul Selkirk

Nicholas Shectman(“Phi”)

Pete Thomas

Rachel Silber

Cris Shuldiner (honorary)

Carsten Turner

Persis Thorndike

Conor Walsh

Pat Vandenberg

Convention Calendar

Jun 16-18 Concertino 2006 Worcester MA

Jun 16-18 Gaylaxacon Toronto ON

Jun 30 - Jul 2 PortConMaine 2006: Revenge of the Pirates (anime/gaming) Portland ME

Jul 7-9 Readercon 17 Burlington MA

Jul 7-9 Connecticon (multi-genre) Hartford CT http://www.connecticon .org

Executive Board


Rick Kovalcik

19 Chesley Rd

Newton Centre MA 02459

Arisia 2006 Conchair

Nicholas Shectman

75 Lexington Ave

Somerville MA 02144

Vice President

Lisa Hertel

93 Greenwood Rd

Andover MA 01810

Arisia 2005/06 Treasurer

Cris Shuldiner

9 Jeremy Hill Rd

Pelham NH 03076


Ben Levy

47 Brown St

Andover MA 01810

Arisia 2007Conchair

Joel Herda

17 Heath St #3

Somerville MA 02145


Rachel Silber

59 Orient Ave

Melrose MA 02176

Arisia 2007 Treasurer

Alex Latzko

Committee Members & Corporate Appointed Officers

Grant Committee

Lisa Hertel (head)

Honors Committee

Rachel Silber (head)

Budget Committee

Ben Levy (head)

Alex Latzko

Nicholas Shectman

Long Range Planning Committee

Bridget Boyle (head)

Jill Eastlake

Jack Dietz

Lisa Adler-Goldin

Corporate Inventory Control

Skip Morris (head)

Lisa Hertel


Joel Herda

Technical Equipment Committee

(same as CIC)

Corporate Systems Administrator

Cris Shuldiner

Survey Committee

Pat Vandenberg

Archives Committee

Lori “Jet” Turi

Corporate Sales Officer

Lisa Hertel

Hotel Search Committee

Jill Eastlake (head)

Skip Morris

Janet Stickle

Joel Herda

Timeline Committee

Lisa Hertel (head)

Skip Morris

Nicholas Shectman

Noel Rosenberg

Rachel Silber

Relaxacon Investigation Committee

Jack Dietz

ARISIA, Incorporated

Building 600, PMB 322

1 Kendall Square

Cambridge, MA 02139

Directions to June Meeting

September Isdell

82 Albion Street #2 Somerville, MA 02143


By T:

Green Line: Get off at Lechmere and take the 88 bus to the Lowell Street stop. Red Line: Either take the 88 going up Highland Ave or walk up Highland from Davis until you get to Lowell Street.

Eveline’s African Hair salon will be on your right. Walk down Lowell, you will see the intersection of Albion and Lowell Street, take a right.  The house is the third one in on the right from Lowell Street and is Bright Blue.

Tem will provide food: Hamburgers, Hot dogs and some veggie alternatives.  Salad, and assorted munchies.  Various cookies and brownies. Assorted beverages.  If you have diet restrictions please let Tember know

Upcoming meetings

Corporate meeting: Mon June 19th 7 pm at September Isdell’s home, Somerville (directions in next Mentor).

Corporate meeting: Sun August 6th , 2 pm, Eastlake residence, Milton

Corporate meeting: Sun September 17th at MIT building 66.

Concomm meeting: Sun June 25 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2 pm

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