What To Bring

Here are some things to bring to help you participate in everything at con:

  • Musical instruments for Open Filking and the Drum Circle
  • Costumes, if you wish. (link to hall costumes page)
  • Baked goods for the Tiptree Bake Sale (do we have something to link to about this?)
  • Games for open gaming tables in the game room
  • Money (travelers checks, spare credit card)
    • For meals
    • For shopping (Art Show, Dealers Room, and Artist/Authors Alley)
    • For tips
  • Medicines
    • Prescription medicines (bring a copy of your prescriptions in case you run out)
    • Allergy medicine (even if OTC)
    • Birth control (have fun, but play it safe)
  • Book list (what do you own, what do you want)
  • Camera (please follow the guidelines in the Code of Conduct)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Winter boots (this is Boston in January)
  • Winter clothes
  • Layers -- some parts of the hotel are often quite cool, others can be very warm.

If you are staying in a hotel room at Arisia, here are some more things you should bring to Arisia.

  • Changes of clothing (bring something special to wear in the evening)
  • Bathing Suit (the pool is open late)
  • Exercise clothes for yoga/tai chi classes, as well as the hotel gym if that's how you roll
  • Ear plugs (especially if you might be sharing a room with other folks)
  • Extension cord (for charging multiple devices)
  • Shampoo and soap (if you have a preference)
  • Food -- shelf-stable unless you're bringing ...
  • A cooler -- the Westin has just a few mini-fridges (and they have all been assigned), but the hotel has ice.

What Not to Bring

  • Perfumes or any other heavily scented products
  • Glitter