Arisia is New England's largest and most diverse science fiction and fantasy convention. This fan run event is filled with panel discussions, author events, art shows, a dealer room, and one of the largest Masquerades on the East Coast. Oh, and amazing parties.
This year they will be running a weekend long "ribbon game". You can win ribbons by attending certain events, completing tasks, or just being awesome. It's kind of like collecting Mardi Gras beads. Perhaps we can print up some ribbons to hand out?
I'm posting this event now because registration is open and weekend passes are $45 only though September 30th, after which they go up to $55.