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Update and News for ICFA 42 “Climate Change and the Anthropocene”

By In IAFA, ICFA On January 21, 2021


The conference’s acceptances have gone out, and the draft schedule is being reviewed for release.

MERCHANDISE

Merch will look a little different this year. All purchases must be made in advance as preorders. There will be no merch available at the time of the conference. If you are not registering this year, don’t worry! You can still keep up your ICFA merch collection through our online store (https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org/Store/). Preordering closes on February 22, 2021.

In addition, you don’t have to wait for the conference for the reveal of the art! You can see it now on the merch in the store. The image is from the cover of Slow Death #1, the first ecologically-themed underground comic from the 1970s. Slow Death was published and distributed at UC Berkeley in conjunction with the very first Earth Day. The comic featured work from major underground comics creators such as R. Crumb, Jaxon, Dave Sheridan, and Greg Irons, the artist who created the cover image (which depicts a skyscraper-encrusted Earth devouring itself). Greg worked on the film Yellow Submarine, and he also created posters for Bil Graham that were featured at the Fillmore Auditorium. This image is used with generous permission from Greg’s brother, Mark Irons, who holds the image’s copyright.

VOLUNTEERING

As usual, we could use volunteers to help us run ICFA 42. This year, we will need volunteers who can manage our Zoom channels. This will be different from chairing sessions. Volunteer managers will be expected to host a Zoom channel for 4 hours. In thanks, IAFA will cover your registration costs.

Some further requirements:

Managers must be members of IAFA
Managers must have a reliable, reasonably high-speed internet connection
Managers must have a working knowledge/basic experience with a virtual meeting platform, Zoom experience preferred
Managers must be willing and able to attend a training session the week of Feb 8-15.
A Zoom account is not required to be a manager

Please contact Emily Midkiff at iafareg@gmail.com to volunteer or ask questions!

CREDITS

If you have a credit from ICFA 41, please select the option to create an invoice during registration, and then contact us at iafareg@gmail.com in order to apply our credit. Your total credit may look like it has changed, but we need to finalize it behind the scenes.

ORIENTATION

The SCIAFA be hosting an orientation session on Thursday, March 18 at 15:00-16:00 EST for new members, especially graduate students. If you are a long-time attendee, please join us to welcome the newcomers! This is also a great opportunity to test out your Zoom connection.

STUDENT CAUCUS MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

The SCIAFA is still accepting applications for the mentorship program until February 15, for both mentors and mentees (but especially mentors!). If you are interested, please send an email to iafa.studentcaucus@fantastic-arts.org.

NETWORKING

Conference hashtag: #ICFA42
IAFA Listserv: http://lists.iafa.org/listinfo.cgi/iafa-l-iafa.org
IAFA on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasticArts/?fref=ts
IAFA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iafa_tw?lang=en
Student Caucus (SCIAFA) on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/833849033305627/

See you in March!

IAFA Registrar

Emily Midkiff

https://iaftfita.wildapricot.org/