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Call for Papers: International Conference (The Center for Children’s and Young Adult Fiction)

Relevant Across Cultures: Visions of Connectedness and World Citizenship in Modern Fantasy for Young Readers University of Wrocław, 28-31 May, 2008 International Conference hosted by THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG ADULT FICTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WROCŁAW Second Call[...]

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FE Division Head

On behalf of the Executive Board of IAFA, I would like to announce that we have decided upon a replacement for Chuck Nelson, who will be stepping down as FE Division Head following the conference in March 2008. The new[...]

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The Fantastic and MLA

For those of you attending MLA in ’07, this might be of interest: Modern Language Association — national conference in Chicago, December 2007 Panel number and title: #458. Science Fiction in the “Third” World Saturday, 29 December, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan[...]

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Doris Lessing Wins Nobel Prize

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) is delighted that Doris Lessing, Guest of Honor at the 1989 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts and longtime IAFA friend, has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize[...]

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WorldCon 2009

Congratulations to Montréal for winning the 2009 WorldCon bid [and I’m particularly thrilled as it’s only a few hours drive away for me :-)]. Anticipation, the 67th World Science Fiction Convention, Montréal, Québec, will be held Thursday 6 August –[...]

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Post Conference IAFA Universal Tour

Sunday after the conference there will be an opportunity to visit Universal’s Theme Park for an IAFA Group Rate of $67US that includes bus transportation and discounted admission to the site. The bus will leave the hotel at 9:30 am,[...]

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IAFA 2008 Membership & ICFA-29 Conference Pre-Registration Form Posted

The IAFA 2008 Membership & ICFA-29 Conference Pre-Registration Form is now posted on the new IAFA website at www.iafa.org under “Conference Info.” Also, please note the Sunday Group Outing to Universal Studios. See you all in Orlando.[...]

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Jamie Bishop Memorial Award-Winning Essay

The 2007 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for an Essay Not in English was awarded to Carlos Abraham for “Las utopías literarias argentinas en el período 1850-1950.” A .pdf of the award-winning essay is now posted on the IAFA website under[...]

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New Website Launched

If you’ve accessed this blog through the IAFA website (is there really another way to access it?) then you’ve obviously seen the new website. We are thrilled to have launched the new site and encourage you to take a look[...]

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Call for Candidates: FE Division Head

Chuck Nelson, after many years of able and much-appreciated service as Division Head for Fantastic Literature in English, has decided to step down effective March 2008 (immediately following the conference). The Division Head is the person who sends out paper[...]

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