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ICFA 41 “Climate Change and Anthropocene” will be held March 1821, 2020, at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida. Guest scholar is Stacy Alaimo (UT-Arlington), and guest author is Jeff VanderMeer. Thank you to the 33 people who have already signed up to attend!

The call for papers closed on October 31, 2019. To register for the conference, go here:

For those who submitted papers or panels, the date that the division heads deliver their panels to the first vice president for inclusion in the 2020 program is around November 15–ish.

IAFA is cosponsoring a conference in 2021 with the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic. We have a one-question survey to assess interest in a conference in Glasgow in late June 2021. Please check the email account associated with your membership for the link.

The Visual and Performing Arts and Audiences (VPAA) division head has resigned. Second vice president David Higgins (a former division head) is fulfilling this role until a new division head can be appointed. The due date for those who wish to apply for this position is November 30, 2019. Info here:

Interested in governance? Minutes of Board meetings are available in the members-only section of our website:

Want to review IAFA’s conduct policy? It’s here:

More information forthcoming! I hope to see you in March 2020.

Karen Hellekson, IAFA Registrar (iafareg [at]