Information for Arisia Dealers

This info is for the January 2008 Arisia. Go to the new dealer info for Arisia '09 at

If you wish to get on the waiting list for the Dealers' Row, please submit this online form. For more information about being a dealer at Arisia, or other questions, please send email to

Dealers Row Rooms

The main part of the hotel guest room is about 13'x16' (filled with bed(s), night table(s) with lamp(s), dresser (with TV on top), desk with lamp, comfy chair, arm chair, desk chair, and 2' diameter table with lamp). Outside the bathroom is another dresser with a coffee machine on top. The only light source in the main part of the room is the table lamps (and the windows).

If you have a room on Dealers' Row, here's a map of a typical room at the Hyatt hotel. Note: the bathroom and closet area configuration varies.

If you want to have the furniture removed from the room there is a $25 fee from the hotel, but you must let us know by December 10th.

As a dealer at Arisia you are responsible for making sure that you pay all appropriate taxes and that what you sell is not illegal (including does not violate copyright).

If you are an out-of-state vendor you should read: A Guide to Sales and Use Taxes (you'll need Adobe Acrobat to read it). For more information on Massachusetts taxes, see the Department of Revenue web site or call: (617) 887-MDOR (or in state: (800) 392-6089).

To find out what weapons are not legal to carry in Massachusetts see Mass. General Laws Chapter 269, Section 10 (search for paragraph (b) in the middle). Basically if it is more dangerous than a Koosh Ball(tm), then it's probably illegal. Some of the things banned by the state are: any knife having a double-edged blade, dirk knife, any armband made with leather which has metallic spikes, nunchaku, ....

The hotel contract says that bumper stickers and any other sort of sticker may not be distributed at the convention, so no free stickers advertising your business.

For other Arisia information (art show, programming, advertising, ...), send mail to
Or write to Arisia at:

    PO Box 391596
    Cambridge, MA 02139

If you would like to advertise in the souvenir book, the deadline is usually in November. Dealers at Arisia get a reduced ("semi-pro") rate.

You can also visit Arisia's web server for more information.

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