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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Things are starting to wind down to the big banquet tonight! Are you out at the pool yet??

The conference is already off to a GREAT start!! Here are some updates. In addition to Brie’s update, the super final conference schedule is posted on the site!


  • Thursday Lunch is Sold Out
  • Friday Lunch is Closed. If you did not request a ticket, but would like to attend, we will form a line near registration and accommodate anyone we can after all ticketed guests have been seated. There is no guarantee that we will be able to seat you.
  • Banquet- If you would still like to purchase a meal ticket for yourself or a guest to attend the Awards Banquet, please do so when you register today. Banquet tickets purchased onsite will be $60. Thank you for your cooperation.


Conference Registration (Main Floor) will now open at 2PM on Wednesday.

Book Exhibit and Sales

The book room and auction, including Charles Vess’ original art, will open for business on Wednesday afternoon.


Make sure to check the schedule when you register. When you show up for your shift, make sure to sign in, so that we can keep track of your hours. If you have not signed up, but are interested in volunteering, please ask about open shifts when you register.

Limited Edition Charles Vess Shirts & Canvas Totes – printed with Charles Vess’ Neil Gaiman inspired design.

A limited selection of standard and fitted t-shirts/totes is still available. All shirts/totes will be distributed/sold from Thursday forward–while supplies last. Both shirt styles and the book tote are priced at $20.


* Pre-Opening Refreshment – Wednesday 3-20 from 2:30-3:15pm- Ballrom Foyer

* Newcomer Meet-up – Wednesday 3-20 from 8-8:30 – Captiva A/B

* Opening Reception – Wednesday 3-20 from 8:30-11pm – Capri – open to all


This year’s Sunday excursion to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is SOLD OUT.

* This link provides local dining, shopping, and tourism discounts:

* An indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, and jogging trail are also available to hotel guests.

If there is anything else that you need before you arrive, please respond to this message or e-mail me at <> and let me know how I can help. Messages come to my phone, which should afford a quick response. After the conference is in full swing, visit the Registration Desk (Main Floor) or the Information Desk (2nd floor) for answers.

Bridgid P. Shannon
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts(IAFA)
Membership & Registration Coordinator

Charles Vess has very generously donated the long version of the t-shirt/tote and program  art for ICFA 34: Fantastic Transformations, Adaptations, and Audiences to the silent auction. Funds generated by the auction support the scholar’s honorarium and the conference in general.

The original black and white art on heavy Strathmore Britsol Board, measuring 12.5” x 22”, will be available for bid in the auction room with a minimum of $800. A low resolution version of the image appears here.

Make sure to stop by the Bookroom and Auction in Augusta A/B for this and other amazing finds.

* Limited Edition T-Shirts and Book Totes with the same design are still available:

Final part 2! Updates have been completed and uploaded with and without abstracts.

Thanks to Joe Berlant for the Facebook posting of this very interesting news item…

From David Hartwell:

Jennifer Gunnels has contracted to sing a song a capella at ICFA in three weeks if she can get 300 new likes for NYRSF. If it happens, it will be recorded.

– The New York Review of Science Fiction

Let’s “like” before ICFA!

Plan your week now! Final online version of the program is available with and without abstracts.