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The Newsletter of Arisia, Incorporated -- Number 119, October/November 2002

Minutes of the October Corporate Meeting

Tuesday, October 15, 2002. Arisia Storage, Somerville MA. Called to order at 7:25 PM.

Dave Belfer-Shevett, Tom Coveney, Joel Herda, Lisa Hertel, Walter Kahn, Ben Levy, Claudia Mastroianni, Skip Morris, Tom Murphy, Paul Selkirk, Nicholas Shectman, Carsten Turner.

Colette Fozard to Skip Morris, Cris Shuldiner to Skip Morris, Rachel Silber to Carsten Turner.

Walter Khan is not on the Long Range Planning Committee.

Brendan gave his keys to Joel. Phi made a new set of keys for Lisa Hertel.

I've been too busy to have a real report. If there are any burning issues, I'd love to know about them.

Not present.

No report.

Please sign in. Dues are $22; however, if you were previously a voting member, and wish to retain voting rights without sitting on your hands for this meeting, you must pay the full $24 for retroactive continuous membership.

Anyone making a report is strongly encouraged to do so in writing, or suffer gross transcription errors.

Not present. We (the corporation) haven't yet given up on them closing their books on their own.

We had concom meeting and div-head meetings on Sunday at the Park Plaza, with no fatalities. We toured some areas of the hotel, most of which were closed.

The budget was discussed and refined, and there will be motion to amend budget as published. We talked about the fact that most departments have asked for increases; each increase individually makes sense, due to inflation, the larger size of the convention, or being something cool and/or useful. However, it adds up to a large bottom line. The budget as printed does not make enough money. We need a $4000-5000 surplus to fund corporate activities. This budget a bit more accurate.

One thing this budget includes is an automatic adjustment based on attendance. We can accurately estimate attendance in advance - we assume 48% pre-reg. The base budget is based on 2500 attendees, and has adjustment rules for 2000-2700 attendees.

The div heads have recommended changing the at-door Saturday rate to $30. This would increase revenue in two ways - by directly getting more for Saturday day memberships, and encouraging more people to buy weekend memberships.

The president opted to defer both the budget and the rate increase to New Business.

The motion to change the Print Shop rates, effective Arisia '04, was left on the table.

Tom Murphy has written an online hotel reservation system. However, we are not ready to take credit card information, because we do not have a security certificate. We seem to have two options: getting a Verisign certificate, or making a self-signed certificate. The meeting moved into a committee of the whole to discuss the issue, with 10-minute limit.

Moving out of the committee of the whole, it was MOVED to create a committee to recommend a secure method of accepting credit card information via the Internet, and to authorize the Eboard to approve the recommendation of that committee. Motion PASSED on a voice vote.

At this point, Joel Herda left, giving his proxy to Ben Levy. In absence of the Vice President, the Treasurer, Nicholas Shectman, assumed chairmanship of the meeting, and called a 10-minute recess.

A concern was raised about the laws and licensing of FRS radios. Phi will refer this to the lawyer to investigate.

MOVED to entertain the Arisia '03 Budget as printed in Mentor. All subsequent motions should be understood as amendments to this main motion.

MOVED to raise the Saturday one-day at-door price to $30. Motion PASSED 11-3 on a hand vote. Clerk's Note: This is a one-year override of policy, not a permanent change to policy. If no other action is taken, the rate in question will revert to $25 for Arisia '04.

MOVED to amend by substitution the hand-out budget for the budget printed in Mentor. MOVED to reprint the budget in Mentor, and table consideration to the next meeting. Chair rules that the scope of the changes are not sufficient to change the spirit of the motion. MOVED to overrule the chair; FAILED 2-9 on a hand vote. Motion to amend by substitution PASSED on voice vote.

MOVED to consider the baseline budget and scaling rules as a single motion; PASSED on a unanimous voice vote.

MOVED to cut each line item under Registration Income by 50%; FAILED for lack of a second.

MOVED to amend Registration Income to reflect whole numbers of registrations - add $10 to pre-reg-30, $20 to weekend-40. Objection to Consideration FAILED to get 2/3 majority by 8-5 on a hand vote. Motion PASSED 9-3 on a hand vote.

MOVED to reduce Prereg-30 income to $14,250; FAILED on a voice vote.

MOVED to reduce Weekend-40 income to $19,000; FAILED for lack of a second.

MOVED to create an income line item for 'Babysitting - $30', and to transfer 6 memberships from Babysitting-40 to Babysitting-30 (resulting in $180 for Babysitting-30, and $760 for Babysitting-40). Motion PASSED unanimously on a voice vote.

MOVED to approve the attendance-based budget adjustments, including the rules on page 2 of the handout. Motion PASSED on a voice vote.

There was much discussion on badges and badge holders, but no motion to change the budget for them.

At this point, Tom Coveney gave his proxy to Lisa Hertel.

MOVED to increase Program Guide to $1200; FAILED for lack of a second.

MOVED to change Program Guide to $0, and Pocket Program to $2500; PASSED 7-3 on a hand vote.

MOVED to produce the Program Book Color Insert for sale at the Arisia Sales table instead of distributing it in the Program Book; FAILED for lack of a second.

MOVED to change Color Insert to $2000, provided we have a projected attendance of at least 2300 people; PASSED on a voice vote.

MOVED to change Elevator Operators to $0. Friendly Amendment to change the line item to $200 with no attendance-based adjustment. Motion FAILED 3-7 on a hand vote.

MOVED to change Paid Security from $2500 to 'fill in the blank'; FAILED for lack of a second.

MOVED to change Babysitting Salaries to $750; PASSED on a voice vote.

MOVED to change ASL Signers to $0; FAILED 2-8 on a hand vote. Phi will consult with the lawyer regarding the Americans With Disabilities Act.

MOVED to change Legal Expenses to $500; PASSED on a voice vote.

MOVED to make ASL Signers contingent on getting 10 deaf attendees by November 30; FAILED 2-6 on a hand vote.

MOVED to change Cloissone Pins to $0; FAILED 2-9 on a hand vote.

MOVED to accept budget as amended; PASSED on a voice vote.

MOVED to raise the membership cap to 2650. After some discussion, the motion was WITHDRAWN.

Skip has been asked to allow Security to have their own T-shirts. However, no motion was made in this regard.

Remove your food and wrappers.

On behalf of the Eboard, the Clerk would like to thank everyone who stayed through the entire 4-hour meeting.

Minutes of the November Corporate Meeting

Sunday, November 17, 2002. MIT Building 66, Room 168. Called to order at 4:13 PM.

Chris Amshey, Bridget Boyle, Joel Herda, Lisa Hertel, Alex Latzko, Ben Levy, Claudia Mastroianni, Skip Morris, Tom Murphy, Noel Rosenberg, Paul Selkirk, Nicholas Shectman, Rachel Silber, Carsten Turner, Walter Kahn, Regis Donovan, Karen Purcell, Tom Coveney, Pat Vandenberg, Allan Kent.

Colette Fozard to Skip Morris.

The Eboard met on Monday November 4.

The action from the last corporate meeting was the creation of a committee nicknamed the Online Reservations Committee, to come up with an electronic method to accept hotel reservations via our website, so that fans could get their information to us, and we could pass this information to the hotel. The decision of the Eboard, out of the report of the committee, was that an end-to-end secured system would be acceptable, something that used SSL for the website portion, and something that used an encrypted file for the storage of the actual data, also that the data would not be left for a long time on the server. The Eboard has authorized the conchair to move on this. More details will be presented in the committee report.

The only other agenda item for the Eboard was that Noel asked for a couple of committee appointments. The new members of the Grant Committee are Claudia Mastroianni and Walter Kahn.

At this point, Joel left to build sets for The Pirates of Penzance, and gave his proxy to Regis Donovan, and chairmanship of the meeting to Noel Rosenberg.

The Grant Committee will meet immediately after the corporate meeting. If anyone else is interested in being on the committee, please let me know.

The Budget Committee has not met.

The Corporate Sales report is that we have agreed to sell Looney Labs merchandise at the Arisia Sales table at the con.

The Online Reservations Committee had a number of email discussions, but did not meet in person, and does not have a formal report at this time. We did, however, produce two reports, one of which will be our final report, and the other of which will be a minority report - we have not determined which will be which.

We determined that there was a way to securely get information from the fen all the way to the hotel - actually a couple of ways. One of them involves equipment that we don't have - a fax-modem attached to One of them involves extra sheparding on the part of an individual, but no such individual has yet been identified, and we have secured a promise from the conchair not to go ahead with this until such an individual has been identified.

Please sign in. Dues are $20. Anyone making a report is strongly encouraged to do so in writing, or suffer gross transcription errors.

I went to Cris Shuldiner's bachelor party last night. See above about gross transcription errors.

Nicholas Shectman, Chris Amshey, and Noel are going to try to close the books. Phi expects to have some time to work on it in early December.

We had parallel divisional meetings today, which seemed to be productive.

There will be budget amendments at some point. We're starting to get some real numbers in, and I want to adjust the budget to reflect actual numbers already spent. For example, the mass mailer came in way under budget, and the art show mailing came in way over budget.

We've been using a mailing house in Worcester to do all the printing , addressing, folding, and sealing, and will even deliver to the post office for us. The money we spent on this service was made up by postage savings from delivering to the office in a presorted, automatable format, and we didn't have to spend hours at the annual meeting assembling the mailing. The downside is that we're not driven by the deadline of the annual meeting, and things tended to slip.

Another budget adjustment will be for 35mm projectors. It was originally requested that we add a $1000 line item for rentals. We thought we were unlikely to find projectors that cheaply, so we took it out of the budget, but Scott managed to find them, so we'll find the money somewhere.

The film rental budget will be going up slightly. For example, the restored version of Metropolis is a $400 rental, not a $200 rental. (This will be our silent movie with live organist.) The total increase in film rental will be somewhere between $500 and $1000.

On the other hand, there is more money coming in for Souvenir Book ads. We already have $1850, versus a $500 line item, and that's before the 251-piece mailing to advertisers.

We have been offered, and have accepted, use of the Origins Game Library. Many game manufacturers donated hundreds of games to the Origins gaming convention. They split this library up into 4 separate pieces, each with somewhere on the order of 75-100 games, which rotate around the country. This section is coming up from Philcon, to Arisia, then going to Vericon, Lunacon, and other cons. The games need a home - possibly gopher hole - and someone to manage them.

The hotel has started processing reservations.

We're probably going to have Arisia Sales sell parking coupons for the Boston Common garage. Each coupon is good for overnight or all-day parking. We're going to field test this at the Concom meeting at the hotel on December 1.

We're actually going to have an Internet Room. Benji Kline is making a lot of progress. The hotel is willing to let us use their wiring system, so we'll put a router in their wiring closet, and hook it into our internet room. The hotel is also giving us access to their T1 line, for what it would cost us to install a DSL line. The T1 is already there and working, so it's more reliable by definition.

We're looking into ways to make phones cheaper. We're trying to use more cell phones; I've bought some more pagers.

Logistics has 7-8 new crates on wheels, thanks to Linda Nee.

We still have some openings - Program Ops, Student Art Contest coordinator, Press Liaison, Party Czar. (Most of these were reported already filled, or were filled on the spot.)

The next meeting will be in the hotel on December 1. The hotel should be pretty empty that weekend, so we should be able to see most the rooms we need to see.

There's really nothing to report as yet. I'm working on who the Guests of Honor are going to be, and being Skip's trusty understudy.

Phi has not yet talked to the lawyer.

The motion to change the Print Shop rates, effective Arisia '04, was left on the table.

A very old motion, to fund some massage training classes, was left in a box under the table.

MOVED to set the February meeting date to Sunday 2/16. Motion FAILED for lack of second.

MOVED to set the February meeting date and time to Tuesday 2/18, at 7:30 PM. Motion PASSED 13-3 on a hand vote.

MOVED to set the February meeting location to the Vandenburg/Kent residence in Mendon. MOVED to set the location to the Murphy residence in Somerville. Mendon was decided 10-4 on a hand vote.

Go see the new Harry Potter movie, and sit through the credits to the end.

Anyone interested in the two active grant proposals is invited to meet next door after this meeting.

Directions to the December Meeting

The December meeting will be at the home of Alex Latzko and Bridget Boyle:

82 Cliff Road

Milton MA, 02186


For directions, go to and follow the link for "directions", or call the number above.


Arisia '03 Budget, as passed
Registration Income
Pre-Registration - $25.00 5,600  
Pre-Registration - $30.00 17,610  
FullWeekend - $40 23,920  
Friday - $20 100  
Saturday - $30 9,000  
Sunday $15 420  
Student - $35 3,430  
Babysitting - $25 50  
Babysitting - $30 180  
Babysitting - $40 760 61,070
Other Income
Advertising Income 1,000  
Art Show: Commissions -  
Art Show: Mail-In Fees 350  
Art Show: Space Fees 2,100  
Art Show: Print Shop Fees 200  
Dealers: Dealer Room Fees 2,640  
Dealers: Dealer Row Fees 2,040  
Sunday Sundae Tickets 600  
Hotel: Room Night Credits - 8,930
ConChair/Admin Expenses
ConChair Admin 50  
Meeting & Work Crew Food 350  
ConComm News 750  
Volunteer Liason 50  
Contingency Fund 2,000 3,200
Treasury Expenses
Administration 50  
Bank Fees 100  
CC Fees 1,000  
Errors (Treasury, Cashier, Clerk) -  
Payroll Processing: Babysitting 75  
Legal Expenses: Babysitting, etc. 500  
Insurance: Property -  
Insurance: Liability 500  
FCC Licensing -  
Video Theatre: Licensing 350  
ASCAP/BMI Fees 200 2,775
Operations/Communications Expenses
Admin 50  
Communications/Cell Phones/Pagers 200  
Bell Atlantic: Telephone 250  
Hotel: Engineering/Telephone Install 200  
Hotel: Telephone Service 200  
Ops Desk 100  
Hotel: Elevator Operators 500  
Security: Forms/First Aid/Supplies 125  
Security: Paid Security Details 2,500 4,125
Convention Services Expenses
Sign Shop 50  
Convention Office 200  
Gopher Hole/Admin 50  
Ribbons 300  
Gopher Hole/T-Shirts 1,500  
Logistics 1,750  
Arisia TV: Misc 100  
Arisia TV: Tape Stock 75  
Tech: Gaff Tape 150  
Dance: DJ Equipment 100  
Con Photographer: Photography 50  
Hotel: Engineering/Video Install -  
Technical: Admin 50  
Technical: Clearcom 200  
Technical: Lighting 600  
Technical: Sound 150 5,325
Member Services Expenses
Admin 50  
Babysitting: Admin 25  
Babysitting: Pagers -  
Babysitting: Supplies 50  
Babysitting: Salaries 750  
Babysitting: Food 50  
Babysitting: Payroll Taxes 75  
Babysitting: Programming 75  
Fanzine Lounge: Food -  
Fanzine Lounge: Fanzine 200  
Massage Den 200  
Consuite: Food 2,650  
Party Czar: Party Seeding Stock 200  
Green Room: Food 1,050  
Registration: Ack Postcards 150  
Registration: Admin 50  
Registration: Badge Holders/Clips 450  
Registration: Badge Stock 1,100  
Registration: Forms 200  
Registration: Work Sessions 100  
Staff Den: Food 1,300  
Internet Room/Internet Line 400  
ASL Signers 1,800 10,925
Guest Expenses
GoH: Admin 50  
GoH: Food 750  
GoH: Travel: WGoH 500  
GoH: Travel: AGoH 800  
GoH: Travel: FGoH 100  
GoH: Art Shipping & Insurance 500  
Special Guest - Gaming Guest 200  
Special Guest - Filk Guest 300  
Special Guest - Costume Guest 700 3,900
Marketing Expenses
Marketing: Ad Sales Solicitation 200  
Marketing: Admin 100  
Marketing: Advertising 200  
Marketing: Press Kits 50  
Marketing: Parties 1,750  
Marketing: Flyers 200 2,500
Publications Expenses
Publications: Admin 50  
Publications: AtCon Newsletter 550  
Publications: Mass Mailer: Repro 750  
Publications: Mass Mailer: Postage 800  
Publications: Pocket Program 2,500  
Publications: Program Guide -  
Publications: PreReg Packet: Repro 300  
Publications: PreReg Packet: Postage 400  
Publications: Program Book 4,500  
Publications: Program Book Color Cover 1,500  
Publications: Program Book Color Insert 2,000  
Publications: Program Updates -  
Publications: Restaurant Guide 300  
Publications: Large Print Pocket Program 100  
Publications: Pocket Program in Braille 200  
Publications: Large Print Restaurant Guide 50 14,000
Hotel Expenses
Administration 50  
Errors -  
Goodwill -  
Cots (Sleepers) 20  
Corkage 500  
Banquets: Ice 200  
Electricity 300  
Tips 1,000  
Furniture Rental - 2,070
Hotel/Banquets Expenses
Banquets: LARP Dance 200  
Banquets: Sunday Sundae 250  
Banquets: Artist Reception/Meet the Pros 600  
Banquets:Big Reception #1 1,200  
Banquets:Big Reception #2 800  
Banquets: Filking 400  
Banquets: Period Dance 200  
Banquets: Masqerade Green Room 400  
Banquets: Gopher Hole 300  
Banquets: Koffeeklatches 400  
Banquets: Gaming 400  
Banquets: Pop Tart Café 200  
Banquets: Fast Track 200  
Banquets: GoH 600  
Banquets: Fanzine Lounge 750 6,900
Exhibits Expenses
Art Show: Admin 50  
Art Show: Forms 200  
Art Show: Logistics/Parking -  
Art Show: Mailings 550  
Art Show: Shipping 160  
Art Show: Ribbons 200  
Dealer's Room: Admin 200  
Gaming: Admin 50  
Student Writing Contest: Admin/Mailings -  
Student Art Contest: Admin/Mailings 375  
Films: Film Rental 1,800  
Films: Film Rental Shipping 200  
Films: Equipment Rental/Repair -  
Films: 35MM Projector -  
Video Theatre: Equipment -  
Anime Theatre -  
Kids Anime - 3,785
Events Expenses
Administration 50  
Robot Wars -  
WGOH Event -  
AGOH Slide Show -  
FGOH Event -  
Big Event 1 500  
Big Event 2 300  
Big Event 3 -  
Small Event 1 100  
Small Event 2 100  
Small Event 3 100  
Small Event 4 -  
Sunday Sundae (Ice Cream) 500  
Ribbon Game 300  
Masquerade: Admin 100  
Masquerade: Ribbons 100  
Masquerade: Photocopying 200  
Period Dance 50 2,400
Programming Expenses
Admin 50  
Filking: Admin -  
Large Print Program Grid 50  
'Thank You' Notes 150  
Phonecalls / Photocopying 100  
LARP 250  
Fast Track 450  
Program Guest Liason -  
Program Packets 300  
Clossine pins (in guest packets) 300  
Mailer: Repro 600  
Mailer: Postage 800  
Infinite Improbability Drive 200  
Program Ops 250  
Program AV 150 3,650
Total Income 70,000  
Total Expenses 65,555  
Net Income (Loss) 4,445  



Arisia '03 Budget - Summary by Attendance
Attendance 2000+ 2050+ 2100+ 2150+ 2200+ 2250+ 2300+ 2350+ 2400+ 2450+ 2500+ 2550+ 2600+ 2650+ 2700+ 2750+
Reg Income 48,900 50,120 51,340 52,560 53,785 55,015 56,230 57,455 58,675 59,900 61,070 62,345 63,565 64,850 66,010 67,330
Other Income 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930 8,930
ConChair 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200
Treasury 2,575 2,595 2,615 2,635 2,655 2,675 2,695 2,715 2,735 2,755 2,775 2,795 2,815 2,835 2,855 2,875
Ops/Comm 2,725 2,825 2,925 3,025 3,125 3,225 3,325 3,525 3,725 3,925 4,125 4,375 4,625 4,875 5,125 5,375
Con Services 4,825 4,875 4,925 4,975 5,025 5,075 5,125 5,175 5,225 5,275 5,325 5,375 5,425 5,475 5,525 5,575
Memb Serv 9,175 9,350 9,525 9,700 9,875 10,050 10,225 10,400 10,575 10,750 10,925 11,100 11,275 11,450 11,625 11,400
Guests 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900 3,900
Marketing 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500
Publications 10,000 10,100 11,200 11,300 11,400 11,500 13,600 13,700 13,800 13,900 14,000 14,100 14,200 14,300 14,400 14,500
Hotel 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070 2,070
Hotel/Banquets 5,900 6,000 6,100 6,200 6,300 6,400 6,500 6,600 6,700 6,800 6,900 7,000 7,100 7,200 7,300 7,400
Exhibits 3,535 3,560 3,585 3,610 3,635 3,660 3,685 3,710 3,735 3,760 3,785 3,810 3,835 3,860 3,885 3,910
Events 1,900 1,950 2,000 2,050 2,100 2,150 2,200 2,250 2,300 2,350 2,400 2,450 2,500 2,550 2,600 2,650
Programming 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650 3,650
Total Income 57,830 59,050 60,270 61,490 62,715 63,945 65,160 66,385 67,605 68,830 70,000 71,275 72,495 73,780 74,940 76,260
Total Expenses 55,955 56,575 58,195 58,815 59,435 60,055 62,675 63,395 64,115 64,835 65,555 66,325 67,095 67,865 68,635 69,005
Net Income 1,875 2,475 2,075 2,675 3,280 3,890 2,485 2,990 3,490 3,995 4,445 4,950 5,400 5,915 6,305 7,255


Notes on Budget Adjustments in Arisia '03 Summary Budget

Registration numbers based upon past years registrations & scaled to number of attendees and automatically adjusted up/down for every 50 total registrations.

Attendance estimate based upon pre-registration numbers as of December 26 for past few years. Estimate of actual attendance based on estimated 48% pre-reg rate.

 Year  PreReg  TotalReg  Percent
1999 809 1671 48.41%
2000 897 1965 45.65%
2001 1010 2082 48.51%
2002 1129 2365 47.74%

ConChair/Admin Expenses:

Treasury Expenses:

Convention Services Expenses:

Member Services Expenses:

Guest Expenses:

Marketing Expenses:

Publications Expenses:

Hotel Expenses:

Hotel/Banquets Expenses:

Exhibits Expenses:

Events Expenses:

Programming Expenses:

Membership/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.

September $24   March $12
October $22   April $10
November $20   May $08
December $18   June $06
January $16   July $04
February $14   August $02

Executive Board

Joel Herda
17 Heath St, Apt 3
Somerville MA 02145
Arisia 2003 Conchair
Skip Morris
PO Box 542
Merrymack, NH 03054-0542
Vice President
Noel Rosenberg
PO Box 464
Chelmsford MA 01824-0464
Arisia 2003 Treasurer
Alex Latzko
82 Cliff Rd
Milton MA 02186
Nicholas Shectman
75 Lexington Avenue
Somerville MA 02144
Arisia 2004 Conchair
Carsten Turner
Paul Selkirk
112A Marblehead St
N Reading MA 01864-1526

Storage Facility Key Holders

Joel Herda
Noel Rosenberg
Nicholas Shectman
Paul Selkirk
Skip Morris
Carsten Turner
Linda Nee
Cris Shuldiner
Bryttan Bradley
Lisa Hertel


Committee Members & Corporate Appointed Officers

Grant Committee
Noel Rosenberg (chair)
Claudia Mastroianni
Walter Kahn
Database Committee
Michelle McGuire
Tom Murphy
Paul Selkirk
Cris Shuldiner
Budget Committee
Nicholas Shectman (chair)
Alex Latzko
Long Range Planning Committee
Cris Shuldiner (chair)
Sheeri Kritzer
Corporate Inventory Control
Linda Nee
Corporate Sales Officer
Nicholas Shectman
Corporate Systems Administrator
Cris Shuldiner
Survey Committee
Claudia Mastroianni
Gaming Convention Exploratory Committee
Technical Equipment Committee
Joel Herda (chair)
Liz Orenstein

Membership Roster

Christopher Amshey Rob Bazemore
Dave Belfer-Shevett Bridget Boyle
Brian Cooper Tom Coveney
Regis M. Donovan Tom Fish
George Flynn Traciy Fogarty
Colette H. Fozard Joel Herda
Lisa Hertel Walter Kahn
Allan Kent Zanne Labonville
Alex Latzko Benjamin Levy
Claudia Mastroianni Patrick McCormack
Craig McDonough Michelle McGuire
Erik J. Meyer Skip Morris
Tom Murphy Linda M. Nee
Elizabeth Orenstein Karen Purcell
Brendan Quinn Mary Robison
Noel Rosenberg Matthew Saroff
Paul Selkirk Nicholas Shectman
Cris Shuldiner Rachel Silber
Carsten Turner Patricia Ann Vandenberg


Calendar of Events

Sunday, December 1, 2002, 2:00 PM
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
Location TBA

December 13-15, 2002
Philcon 2002
Center City Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, December 26, 2002
Arisia '03 Concom Meeting
Location TBA

Monday, December 30, 2002, 7:00 PM.
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Latzko/Boyle residence, Milton MA

January 17-19, 2003
Arisia '03
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA

Sunday, January 19, 2003, 4:00 PM
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston MA

Tuesday, February 18, 2003, 7:30 PM.
Arisia Corporate Meeting
Vandenberg/Kent residence, Mendon MA

January 24-26, 2003
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

February 14-16, 2003
Boskone 40
Sheraton Hotel, Boston MA

February 16-17, 2003
Science Fiction Film Marathon
Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline MA

February 28-March 2, 2003
Intercon C
Radisson Hotel, Chelmsford MA

March 21-23, 2003
Lunacon 2003
Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook, NY







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