There are lots of good reasons to hit up the Westin this weekend for New England's biggest science-fiction and fantasy convention: films and concerts, panels and performances (from belly dancing to "Buffy the Musical" to the promisingly named "Anarchist Pep Rally"), a dance party set to video-game music mixes and visuals, and, of course, the climactic masquerade costume contest, just to name a few. But with Valentine's Day fast approaching, what immediately caught our eye was a new addition to the stacked Arisia lineup: the in-character speed-dating game show, which will have contestants in character and costume competing to win a hot date. We trust this checklist from the signup sheet makes it clear that the crowd will be infinitely more interesting than any OkCupid sample — but should you need more convincing that this is a must-do, find full deets at2013.arisia.org.
THIS CHARACTER WOULD BE CURIOUS TO HAVE A DATE WITH THE FOLLOWING TYPE OF BEING(S):
• UNDER-WATER DWELLERS
ARISIA 2013 @ Westin Boston Waterfront, 425 Summer St, Boston :: January 18–21 :: $10–$60
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