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We invite you to submit a scholarly contributed paper to the SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES Academic Conference, September 24-27, 2020, broadcasting from the sunny western coast of the Big Island of Hawai’i. This year’s conference will be virtual, so you can participate from nearly anywhere on the planet! Now, in its fourth year, the SCIENCE FICTIONS, POPULAR CULTURES Academic Conference is a highly unique conference held in conjunction with a larger, well-established, highly popular science fiction and fantasy convention known as HawaiiCon.

We are seeking 20-25 minute presentations — to be presented virtually through zoom — and 1500-500 word manuscripts for the peer-reviewed proceedings to be published later this year. You have the choice of presenting “live” via Zoom or you can play a pre-recorded video of yourself at the appointed time of your presentation.

The SFPC Organizing Committee is open to a wide-array of scholarly papers exploring the intersections among science, science fiction, fantasy, technology, and culture. Unique to SFPC, there will be additional opportunities for SFPC scholars to sit on virtual discussion panels with other HawaiiCon guest speakers. Your expertise and enthusiasm is valued!

We kindly invite you to visit our conference website at for detailed registration and proposal submission information. Registration is open and presentation proposals are being considered at this time on a rolling basis from now until August 20. Sent on behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee:

-Dr. Jason T. Eberl, St. Louis University, bioethics scholar and co-editor of ‘Star Trek & Philosophy’
-Dr. Carrie J. Cole, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, science fiction performance theatre scholar
-Dr. Greg Littman, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, philosophy and fandom studies scholar
-Dr. Stephanie J. Slater, CAPER Center for Astronomy & Physics Education Research, socio-cultural education scholar

Registration & Submission Website: – due August 20! email: .