Recent revelations about Arisia’s woeful mis-handling of numerous incidents of stalking and sexual assault have inspired a widespread boycott of the convention. Unfortunately, as with all boycotts, this one has some proliferating consequences for some vulnerable people.
Many fannish artists and vendors sell their work at Arisia each year. In the past, Arisia has been a convention that could be relied upon for significant sales; we suspect that, with the damage done to Arisia’s reputation, that will not be the case in 2019, or for many years to come. Moreover, the news about all of these problems broke when it was already far too late for artists or vendors to book an alternate convention for that weekend.
We are lucky in this respect: neither Terri nor Ariela relies on Geek Calligraphy income to pay our rent, or food, or other bills. But artists and vendors who make their living creating the fandom and geeky merch that we love will see a bite taken out of their livelihoods as collateral damage to the bad decisions made by Arisia’s Incident Response Team and Incident Review Board.
The following is an incomplete list of artists and vendors who were planning to show at Arisia 2019. We ask that you look through their websites and order from them. They cannot continue making wonderful stuff for all of us if we don’t support their work.
(note: we have only included artists with websites. There are other artists who routinely show up, but without a website we cannot direct you to them)
R. L. Allison (aka robdamnit) mixed media & paintings horror, steampunk and fantasy themes
Julia Austein Digital prints of pieces based on dream imagery
Victoria Chapman Colorful watercolor illustrations of nature and spirit
Sarah Clemens Fantasy art, realistic, Magnus and Loki series
LJ Cohen Hand built and wheel thrown ceramics
The Corey Press Hand carved images of medieval madness pressed to wood
Rachel Creemers Futurism with Ink and Watercolor
Charlene Taylor D'Alessio Humorous, Acrylics, Fantasy/SF Cats, Hamsters, Dragons, Owls
Lori Del Genis Photorealistic portraits of fan favorites real and imagined
Duncan Eagleson Fantasy, SF, and game illustration
eHawk illustrator from Somerville, MA
Wendy Ellertson Sculptural Leather Mythic Figures and artist books
Michele Ellington Jewelry, ceramics, painting, sculpture
EveL Illustrating the combination of nature and man
Sara Felix jewelry and resin
Meg Frank Space focused, high chroma, fantasy art
Remmi Franklin Mixed media of both aerials and imagination
Heather M Gamble
Gil The best of dreams and monsters from every reality
Mike Greenberg Space and Time
Griffin Ess figurative illustrations using watercolors and inks
Lauren Grover Victorian style paper quilled pieces
Sara Eileen Hames Brilliantly colored watercolors: space, botanicals, monsters
Carol Hanson Explorations in a variety of forms: jewelry, sketches, masks
Lisa Hertel Watercolor, pottery, encaustics, alcohol ink, pencil, more
Butch Honeck Bronze fantasy sculpture
Elaine Isaak fiber artist creating one-of-a-kind wearables
herman james Pop-Surreal painting and drawing
Jeliza Whimsical space inspired art and jewelry
I. S. Kallick Folkloric illustration
Boriana Kantcheva a varied cast of characters between reality and imagination
Kimberly's Creatures Cloth & papier mache creatures
Ryan Klemek Strange sci-fi and fantasy paintings
Johnna Klukas art boxes, sculpture, musical instruments, usually in wood
Scott Lefton Sculptural metal, glass and wood, and digital fantasy images
Elizabeth Leggett Fantastic Realism, image storytelling, bold color, matte prints
Tracy Levesque Paintings in the Style of Fairytale Realism
Julia Burns Liberman Whimsical abstract watercolor cityscapes
Lily Lion Labyrinth Mixed media pieces exploring fantastical realms of emotion
Lubov The art of the fantastic - fantasy, phantasmagoric.
marcart Matted Art Prints
Theresa Mather Fantasy subjects in acrylic and colored pencil
V McMican Bright & bold graphic illustration
Alexander Merkel Clockwork Jewelry, Computer Mice/Misfit-toy monstrosities
Chris Mindle Pop surrealism and fantasy in oils and giclee prints
Christine Mitzuk Fantasy art with dramatic lighting, and a hint of whimsy
MooreWarmth Fiber Art focusing on fantasy and science fiction
Sarah Morrison Fantasy Illustration
Erika Morton fine art fantasy photography
Anne Nydam Relief block prints that celebrate the realms of imagination
Margaret Organ-Kean Whimsy and watercolors
William O'Connor Fantasy and Science Fiction Painting
David Lee Pancake Fantasy sculptures and prints
Maria Photinakis Boston area-based illustrator, comic creator and painter.
Eli Portman Pen and Ink drawings and Illustrations
Catherine Roop Fantasy art in pen, pencil, paint, & digital media
Karen Roop Laser prints of digital original artwork
Kimball M. Rudeen Steampunk themed sculpture
Ruth Sanderson mythic images in scratchboard
Sandra SanTara Visionary symbolic fantasy
Scrumpy Illustrations Stippled images of cephalopods and Lovecraftian monsters
Diane E Seiler Enamel, clay bird rattles & castle planters, possibly fiber
Donna Shapleigh Enamel switch plates, jewelry, seascapes astronomical
Andrew Sprague Fantasy and scifi artist working in multiple mediums
T. M. Originals Distinctive wearable art that stands out in a crowd
Kendra Tornheim Wire and hand-colored brass jewelry featuring antique keys
Joan Turner Paint Pouring is my newest adventure!
Mercy Van Vlack Celtic jewelry and superhero SF prints
Andy Volpe Drawings & Prints, Historical replica; Living History
Arrionna Wagoner Digital art of the female form in pop culture in all genres
Raelinda Woad Miniature book art and jewelry
(note: we have only included vendors with websites. There are other vendors who routinely show up, but without a website we cannot direct you to them)
Angelwear Creations Angelwear has pretty shiny things. Come see them!
Art by David Lee Pancake A Fantastical Magical Emporium
Auntie Arwen's Spices/Hutnik's Used Books Spice blends, fudge, books, catnip mice, and lots more
The Blonde Swan Our hats turn heads.
Broad Universe Celebrating the work of women-identifying writers of speculative fiction.
Cloak & Dagger Creations Timeless historical fashions for everyone, all ages and sizes.
Cross Rose | Ears & Rearz Ears & tails, Lolita fashion dresses, jewelry and accessories.
Cucina Aurora Kitchen Witchery Making Meal Time
Delicious Boutique Specializing in unique and high quality independent designer styles.
The Dragon's Lair The best selection of T-Shirts and Plush in the known multiverse.
Earth Wisdom Earth Wisdom sells exquisite silk jackets, nifty tees, magic dresses
Emporium 32 Vintage-inspired treasures for the fashionable geek.
FanTanimals Come get your dragons!
Fanservice Nails Handmade fandom beauty for chic geeks
Fantastic Books Publisher of new and reprint sf novels, collections, and anthologies.
Felix Eddy - The Clockwork Sphinx Original artwork and embroidery accessories and decor created by Felix Eddy!
Hibernacula Treasures and talismans, metal and bone, crystal and stone!
HKT Import Toys We are a premier importer of Licensed Japanese Toys and Colelctibles
Honeck Sculpture Unique items cast in bronze for you and your home
I Think I've Created a Monstah Rhode Island artist focusing in unique utilitarian "monstah" themed art.
Innsmouth Look Publishing Home of Indie author Michael C. Bailey
Knotty Designs Paracord products for all your knotty lifestyles
MajikCraft One of a kind, every time!
MeadHall Outfiters Costume, garb, corsets, props, and vintage clothing
Meloria Maille Artisan chainmaille made one ring at a time
The Mind's Eye Book Store Signed and unsigned science fiction and fantasy books
Paisley Peacock Body Arts Henna, Facepainting, Glitter, Custom Buttons
Pandemonium Books & Games Boston's specialty SF book and game store for 29 years!
Pawstar Pawstar, furry, cosplay, paws, ravegear, geekyhat, cybergoth
Pendragon Chainmail If you can think it, I can link it!
Pendragon Costumes Purveyors of men's & women's historical & fantasy clothing for over 25 years.
Picklepot Steampunk treasures for all humans!
Purrfect Pastimes Eco-friendly and handmade science fiction/fantasy for your home!
RuRigami Quirky crafts for creative minds
Silver Owl Creations Fantasy and steampunk jewelry in wire and hand-colored brass
Spring Green Interior Design Hidden Door? Game Room? Reading Nook? Themed bath? Gotcha Covered.
Strange Hours Atelier Curious millinery, esoteric art, and assorted whimsies
Sunspot Designs Unique, affordable adornments for mortals and others.
Tally Mark's Sculpture Studio Handmade adorable baby fantasy beasts cast in resin.
Tea & Absinthe Tea and barware for the geeky people
Threads of Time Historically influenced clothing and costuming, with a large Fantasy flair.
Wendy Ellertson Studio Sculptural Leather figures and accessories to encourage creativity and story
Zooguu Colorful decorations for wild imaginations