[This announcement is for the event as a whole. If you would like to arrange a specific group Meetup, please use the comment section below.]
My favorite convention, huge and diverse, that I've been going to since 1991! -Andy Steinberg
Link: Arisia (http://2013.arisia.org/)
There are 3000+ fans, guests, staff, etc. in the hotel.
If you haven't bought a membership yet, do so soon before they run out. Also, hotel reservations are open and the rooms go fast! A double for 3 nights with tax is $512, that is the discounted con rate. Possible room-share opportunity (see comment section below). This con has anime and video rooms, and a film room for 16mm and 35mm. Dealers Room, Masquerade, dances every night, parties, swimming pool, panels, cosplay, gaming, sword and art lessons, you name it. Link: Pix and flix (http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/582179896OsKurD)
Carpooling is encouraged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from driving alone; it cuts emissions and cost in half. Please post your rides offered or needed using the rideshare group for our organization on Ridebuzz.org/Meetup (http://www.ridebuzz.org/activity-group/western-ma-meetup-groups-19995.html) On their site, when you post you'll be registered to win a bag of Ridebuzz Coffee from Dean's Beans.