Welcome to Arisia staff!
Whether you've been on staff for many years, or you're new this year, this is a handy reminder page for vital Arisia information
| New to staff? Do these things first:
Arisia Email and Mailing Lists
- When sending and receiving Arisia email, please use the area's email address, not a personal address.
- For more information about dealing with email within Arisia, please see: How-To_Email
- Staff-Discuss vs Staff-Announce (what’s the difference)
- staff-discuss is a discussion list. staff-announce is low traffic and announce-only.
- Mail sent to staff-announce will be held for moderation.
- To subscribe go to:
http://mailman.arisia.org/mailman/listinfo/staff-announce Staff Announce (required)
http://mailman.arisia.org/mailman/listinfo/staff-discuss Staff Discuss (optional)
Some other internal mailing lists:
- firstname.lastname@example.org (if you have a question you want to escalate)
- email@example.com (email list of people with keys to Arisia Storage, useful if you need access to storage and don’t have a key).
- If you are sending official email as a representative of an Area, you should setup your email so you can send using your Area’s email address (and CC it when sending). Please see How-To_Email for details.
- firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about email addresses, want to be added to an alias, or have problems with a mailman list.
- For a full list of email addresses see: Email_Lists
Arisia Online Resources
- Staff Wiki
- Request an account on the staff wiki
- Account activation is done by a human, so there may be a slight delay. If you don't hear anything in a day or two, send mail to email@example.com
- For basic wiki rules and how to's see Rules of the Road
- Slack is the chat program used by Arisia staff.
- To request an account on the Arisia Staff team Slack, either for yourself or someone in your department, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and include the e-mail address you want associated with that account
- https://slack.com/ for more information about Slack
- Arisia Calendar
- Zambia is Arisia’s Scheduling application.
Other online resources
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arisiainc/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arisiainc/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/arisia/
- Arisia Website: https://arisia.org/
- Conrunner.net has lots of information about running cons (but some of their advice may not apply to Arisia).
- The convention is governed by Arisia's Bylaws and Policies.
- Joining - Come to a meeting and see what it's about: http://corp.arisia.org/calendar
- Comp memberships are largely governed by Corporate Policies.
- If you can't afford a membership, you can volunteer for at least 12 hours pre-con. If interested please contact the relevant Area Head or Division Head of the department you are interested in or with which you're already helping. Many areas need help pre-con.
- Volunteering for 12 hours once you have your membership earns you a membership for the following Arisia.
- Hours volunteered during loading, unloading, setup, teardown, and some special cases from the Wednesday before con through the Tuesday after con count double.
- So, you could earn a free membership for Arisia by helping for six hours on the Wednesday, Thursday, or even Friday before Arisia.
- There are various gifts for volunteering other number of hours, usually including a special staff t-shirt at 8 hours.
- Please fill out a timesheet, even if you're a Div Head
- Timesheet: (PDF)
- Arisia's annual weekend get-away on Cape Cod (usually the weekend after Memorial Day)
- Relaxacon Website: http://relaxacon.arisia.org