Category Archives: IAFA

ICFA’s Permanent Special Guest: Brian Aldiss by Gary K. Wolfe

Brian Aldiss’s 1995 essay collection The Detached Retina carries a dedication to “my esteemed friends of the IAFA team,” and he goes on to name more than a dozen individuals, many of whom are still ICFA regulars or past officers. … Continue reading

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CfP: “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley,” ICFA 39, March 14-18, 2018

Please join us for ICFA 39, March 14-18, 2018, when our theme will be “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor John Kessel (Nebula, Locus and Tiptree … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: 2018 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Announces its 12th annual Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a critical essay on the fantastic originally written in a language other than English. The IAFA defines the fantastic to include science … Continue reading

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New Division Heads Film and Television (FTV) and Fairy Tales and Folk Narratives (FTFN)

Dear IAFA members, The Board is pleased to welcome our two new Division Heads: Valerie Savard will shadow Kyle Bishop as Division Head of Film and Television for the coming conference and start her term at the awards banquet in … Continue reading

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Roger Schlobin and the IAFA: A Remembrance by C.W. Sullivan III

Roger Schlobin and the IAFA: A Remembrance C.W. Sullivan III In 1978, I attended and read a paper at the “International Symposium on Creatures of Legend” in Omaha, Nebraska. It was there that I saw, on a sheet of paper … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Director of the Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

Call for Applications: Director of the Jamie Bishop Memorial Award Letters of application should address the following items: a. ability to collaborate with the IF Division Head (sharing contacts, etc) b. ability to network with scholars working on all areas … Continue reading

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Roger C. Schlobin

We are saddened to hear of the death of the IAFA’s second President, Roger C. Schlobin. Roger had not attended the conference in several years, but he was instrumental in both founding the ICFA and preserving it through its early … Continue reading

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Call for Applications: Division Heads, Film and Television (FTV) and Fairy Tales and Folk Narratives (FTFN)

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts is accepting applications for the position of Division Head of the Film and Television (FTV) and Fairy Tales and Folk Narratives (FTFN) Divisions. Division Heads are appointed by the President, on … Continue reading

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“What still is the look of things”: A Reflection on Michael M. Levy By Judith Collins

“What still is the look of things”: A Reflection on Michael M. Levy By Judith Collins I first saw the name Michael M. Levy in June of 1985.  It appeared at the top of a type-written book review, possibly of … Continue reading

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ICFA 38 Final Reminders

Hello Everyone! The Thirty-Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts is upon us, and the weather forecast for the week is absolutely beautiful, so it will be a welcome break for those of you coming from the north!  … Continue reading

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