Proposals

CfP for “Fantastic Epics”

March 22-26, 2017

Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel

 

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner). The hero(ine)’s tale is as old as storytelling itself. We trace our way from Gilgamesh to current practitioners of the art through routes that lead to – and beyond – other kingdoms, including those of Malazan and the cities of Gujaareh, Sky, and Shadow. Papers may tread the paths of Thomas the Unbeliever, Bren Cameron, Sundiata Keita, and Boudica, or follow a dark road through Gondor, Camelot, or any valley of shadow. We can find the Epic in the hall of Heorot and in the rooms of Schaherazade. Examinations of modern epics might include the American west, the Marvel Universe, or the world of Miyazaki. A journey, a quest, an awakening – all these and more are part of Fantastic Epics. We also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2016. We encourage work from institutionally affiliated scholars, independent scholars, international scholars who work in languages other than English, and graduate students.

Guest of Honor:

Steven Erikson

Guest of Honor:

N.K. Jemisin

Guest Scholar:

Edward James

To Attend the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Some important steps:

  1. Send in a paper proposal by going to http://fantastic-arts.org/icfa-submissions/ (see the Call for Papers, above).
  2. Register or renew as a member of IAFA: http://fantastic-arts.org/membership/.
    (Note: If you received an email about the new membership system in the last few months, use your receiving email address and click on “forgot password” to set up a password for yourself. )
  3. Register to attend the ICFA.
    (Note: Conference registration will open soon. However the new membership system is up and running.)
  4. Book accommodation with the conference hotel. Read the ICFA-38 Hotel Information and look at some pictures from the hotel and vicinity. Note that the hotel operates a complimentary airport shuttle service from Orlando Airport. Should you prefer taxi, the estimated fee (one way) is USD 10.
    If you are new to the conference, you might want to check out affiliated organizations.

Membership or registration questions can be directed to IAFA Membership & Registration Coordinator, Valorie Ebert through the Contact Page.

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