ICFA 38 On-Line Registration Closing March 1, 2017
ICFA 38 – Fantastic Epics
22 March – 26 March 2017
As the Thirty-Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts nears, I wanted to send out a few last minute reminders!
The on-line system will be closed temporarily as of March 1, 2017 so that the conference committee can commit to the hotel for space and meal requirements. The system will open again for on-site registration on March 22, 2017.
Please note that date changes for registration purposes are reckoned by local time in Orlando, Florida.
If you haven’t already done so, you can renew your membership and register for the conference here.
Although you can join the association even if you don’t attend the conference, current IAFA membership is required if you are presenting a paper at the conference, so you should join the association or renew your membership before attempting to register for the conference if you are presenting a paper.
A list of all fees associated with the conference can be found here and a “How To” guide for membership renewal can be found here, and a “How To” guide for registering and paying for the conference can be found here.
All IAFA members are invited to join the IAFA listserv. You may do so by clicking here.
Interested in helping us make ICFA 38 a success? We are looking for volunteers to assist with the book room, registration desk, and A/V. Please use the survey link below to let us know when and where you would like to help. If you know of other people attending the conference that would like to volunteer and earn ICFA bucks to help them keep coming back, please share the survey with them. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Valorie Ebert, Membership and Registration Coordinator (iafareg ATgmail.com).
Please Note: We need extra volunteers to help load and unload the book room. If you plan on being at the hotel Monday and/or aren’t leaving until the following Sunday or Monday and would like to help with this important task, please indicate your willingness on the volunteer survey or please contact Valorie Ebert, Membership and Registration Coordinator (iafareg AT gmail.com)..
** Book Room Set Up normally begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday morning. They need all the help they can get, so if you are at the conference early on Monday, stop by and lend a hand.
** Book Room Breakdown normally begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. Again, they need all the help they can get, so if you are an early riser, go lend a hand.
You can find the volunteer survey here.
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If you have any questions or need any help with membership renewal or registration, please email me at iafareg AT gmail.com.
We look forward to seeing you in March!
“The lesson of history is that no one learns.”
― Steven Erikson, Deadhouse Gates
“We humans do not understand compassion. In each moment of our lives, we betray it. Aye, we know of its worth, yet in knowing we then attach to it a value, we guard the giving of it, believing it must be earned, T’lan Imass. Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the word. It must be given freely. In abundance.”
― Steven Erikson, Memories of Ice
“It is blasphemy to separate oneself from the earth and look down on it like a god. It is more than blasphemy; it is dangerous. We can never be gods, after all – but we can become something less than human with frightening ease.”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms
“Tell them they can be great someday, like us. Tell them they belong among us, no matter how we treat them. Tell them they must earn the respect which everyone else receives by default. Them there is a standard for acceptance; that standard is simply perfection. Kill those who scoff at those contradictions, and tell the rest that the dead deserved annihilation for their weakness and doubt. Then they’ll break themselves trying for what they’ll never achieve”
― N.K. Jemisin, The Fifth Season
“What better way to destroy a civilization, society or a race than to set people into the wild oscillations which follow their turning over their judgment and decision-making faculties to a superhero?”
― Edward James, The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction