The Boston Whovians have decided not to hold a meetup or run a fan table at Arisia 2019. While the admins are pleased and supportive of the steps Arisia has taken since the allegations in October, our decision is based primarily on the move to the Park Plaza Hotel. We understand and support the reasons the new Arisia Eboard made regarding the strike at the Westin, and we are glad that that strike was resolved yesterday and the employees can return to work at the hotels in Boston. This came too late for Arisia, and the con was forced to make a business decision to ensure that a 2019 convention can go forward. Because of the questions and complex logistics that still need to be hammered out, as well as no idea of the costs involved and attendance factors, the admins made the decision to skip having an official presence this year. We hope to be back for Arisia 2020 at the Westin as we get closer to the Boston Whovians’ 10th anniversary, and the upcoming 60th anniversary of Doctor Who.
- Statement regarding Arisia allegations
- BritCon Postponed