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2012 Events

Here are a sample of the events that await you at Arisia 2012!

Friday Events:

Nauticon Dance Party (8pm)

The Post-Meriden Radio Players present "Red Shift: Beyond the Edge of Beyond" (10pm)

Kunstbruder and Higgins Armory present "Reclaiming the Blade" with Q&A (7pm)

Saturday Events:

Higgins Armory presents Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630 Pike Drill (10am)

Higgins Armory presents A Roman Legion: Legio III Cyrenaica (11am)

Walk the Labyrinth (10am)

Kunstbruder presents The Cutting Truth of Medieval Swords (2:30pm)

An Hour with Devo Spice (5:30pm) Nothing says "Hip Hop" like a red-headed white guy singing comedy music! Devo Spice has been proving that true for years and with his album "Gnome Sane?" hitting #28 on the iTunes Store, it's more clear than ever. From his latest song, "The Dumbest Song on Rock Band," to his inspired take on helping friends with computer problems, "I'm Not Your Personal IT Guy," Devo Spice rocks nerdcore, yo!

Sassafrass + Stranger Ways (8pm)

Sunday Events:

Dubstep Yoga (8:30am)

Another Hour with Devo Spice (11am)

Songs of Myth and Magic (12:30pm) Kellianna is an American pagan artist internationally performing song and chant inspired by myth, magic, sacred places and ancient times.  With guitar and vocals she brings to life the stories and sagas of the Gods and Goddesses. With Native American frame drum and chant she honors the Earth and the Ancestors via primal drumming and powerful vocals.

Belly Dancing Show (3pm)

Play Poker for a Good Cause, with Phil Foglio (4pm): Phil Foglio is well-known for his skills as an artist, writer, and Chief Architect of the Chromium Meerkat All-Tenor Jug Band.  But what does he do for fun? He plays poker! Ever wanted to show off your brilliant poker variation to one of the authors of Dealer's Choice: The Complete Handbook of Saturday Night Poker?   Now's your chance! Don't know how to play? We'll teach you. It's all in good fun.  Want to read up beforehand?  Visit

Professor Sebastian's Traveling Heterodyne Show (6pm)

Trailer Park (7:30pm)

More Songs of Myth and Magic (8pm)

Teseracate presents "The Nightmare Before Christmas" live with shadow cast! (10pm)

Martian Croquet: A Steampunk Diversion (10pm) Victorian explorers, adventurers, chrononauts, and aethernauts! Join us in the fine sands of the remote Martian Canal Estates, where the well-dressed 19th-century tourist and all civilized alien entities may indulge in the genteel yet cut-throat Martian pastime of parlor croquet. Portable gravity generators encouraged to prevent loss of croquet balls into the aether. Steampunk, historical, or science fictional costume encouraged for all species. Tentacular assistance prohibited.


Free Raisins present Contra Dancing (Friday 7pm)

(Friday midnight) DJ Pet spins electronic dance music plus your requests!   Come on down to the Dance Tent to kick off the con and get your body moving.   Want to hear something very specific?  Email him at acuriousproduction AT gmail DOT com with requests before hand and he will make sure to have them on hand.

Psyche Corporation (Saturday 2pm) Psyche Corp. is a dark fairytale cyberpunk band named after a dream manufacture group from a future where widespread neural implants have allowed people to jack their nerve endings directly into the internet and download dreams.  Songs deal in dystopian themes as well as the surreal psychological landscapes of sleeping minds.  The musical style spans genres; a recent song has mixed tribal singing with classical piano while embedding poliovirus DNA into its percussion.

Fantasy Napoleonic Ball (Saturday 4pm) In recent years, the world of Jane Austen and Napoleon has witnessed magic, dragon corps, zombies and even young ladies’ fight clubs. Come learn some of the popular dances of the period, and bring your own fantastic accouterments. All dances will be taught and can be enjoyed by beginners and advanced dancers alike.

Hoop and Dance Jam (Saturday 7pm) Come hoop it up with us in the Dance Tent. If you own a Hula Hoop bring it, if not  we will have some you can borrow. Dancers also welcome to come play in space.

Disco Line Dancing (Sunday 1pm)

Does Anyone Here Know How to Madison? For you Rocky Horror fans! (Sunday 7pm)

Girl Genius Ball (Sunday 9pm) Whether you are accustomed to the insane extravagance of Castle Heterodyne's ballrooms, more stately affairs aboard Castle von Wulfenbach, or dancing in taverns with Jagermonsters, you will find plenty of great dance partners here. This evening of fun and easy-to-learn dancing will include some favorite Austro-Hungarian pieces.