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ICFA 39 “Frankenstein Bicentennial”

200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley

The Thirty-Ninth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

March 14-18, 2018

Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida, USA

Guests of Honor: John Kessel and Nike Sulway

Guest Scholar: Fred Botting

Dear ICFA attendees,

The Thirty-Ninth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts is coming up fast. Here are some final reminders.


On-site registration is $165 for nonstudents, $110 for students.

Attendees are now on their own for finding hotel rooms, as the conference hotel is sold out and the overflow hotel’s rate has expired.


View ICFA’s Accessibility Policy:

Please note that the hotel’s airport shuttle is not handicapped accessible.

Highly collectible swag (T-shirts and totes) featuring this year’s artwork will be available for purchase at the Registration desk. Meal tickets will be available for purchase until sold out ($48 for the luncheons and $65 for the banquet). In addition, outstanding membership and registration fees must be paid before you can get your packet. The Reg desk accepts cash, checks, and credit cards (but cannot take AmEx on site).

This year’s hashtag is #ICFA39.


Your stylish IAFA badge holder. (If you don’t yet have one, they are available for purchase on site for $5.) Pro tip: put it in your luggage and leave it there at all times.
Your computer dongle if you are using AV.

It’s not too late! The Registration and AV areas are still welcoming volunteer help; sign up here:

IAFA Bucks at a rate of $10 an hour will be provided. These may be used for swag and meal tickets at this year’s convention, or they may be held and put toward next year’s registration. IAFA Bucks may not be used for this year’s registration, and they may not be used in the Book Room, which is financially independent.

If you have any questions or need any help with membership renewal or registration, please email me. I arrive on Monday, March 12, and am always available to answer questions or troubleshoot. We look forward to seeing you on March 14!

Karen Hellekson

IAFA Membership Registrar

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