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Call for IAFA Volunteers

The Executive Board of the IAFA is interested in receiving input on how we can more effectively reach out to and engage with authors and scholars who are Black, Indigenous, or belong to other communities of People of Color (BIPOC),[...]

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News from the IAFA Board

2021 ICFA: I’m sure you are all curious as to how plans are going for next year’s conference. At its June meeting, the Board discussed options for various possible scenarios and contingency plans. We believe it is still too early[...]

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Call for Submissions: 2021 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award

Call for Submissions: 2021 Jamie Bishop Memorial Award The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts announces its 15th annual Jamie Bishop Memorial Award for a critical essay on the fantastic originally written in a language other than English.[...]

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Announcing The 11th Annual Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award: Call for Emerging Writers

The IAFA Imagining Indigenous Futurisms Award recognizes emerging authors who use science fiction to address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination. To be considered for the award, submit the following: 200-word statement with background & goals in writing SF 4,000-word[...]

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IAFA Statement on BLM

We, the Executive Board of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts, affirm that systemic racism has and continues to cause the Black community in the United States to suffer inequality, oppression, and injustice, inflicting both psychological and[...]

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Scholar’s Choice Order Form

Sad to miss out on ICFA and looking for something to read? Considering purchasing one of the “fantastic” titles Scholar’s Choice purchased for the conference. View and download the order form here: Fantastic order form 2020[...]

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2020 Award Winners

The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts is pleased to announce the 2020 award winners. The Crawford Award: Tamsyn Muir, Gideon the Ninth (Tor.com) The Jamie Bishop Memorial Award: Valentina Gosetti and E.J. Kent, “Maribas et la sorcellerie[...]

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ICFA 41 and 42 Update

ICFA WILL SURVIVE As IAFA president Dale Knickerbocker wrote (https://www.fantastic-arts.org/2020/good-news-reicfa/) on March 23, 2020, the organization was able to negotiate an advantageous agreement with the conference hotel. This means that the financial impact of ICFA 41’s cancellation is not catastrophic.[...]

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Good News re:ICFA

Dear IAFA Members, I have excellent news regarding the ICFA. We have negotiated a settlement with the hotel that is very advantageous to the IAFA: we will put down a $10,000 deposit toward next year’s conference, so the net cost[...]

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ICFA 41 is Cancelled

Dear IAFA friends, For the last two weeks, the IAFA Board has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. Until yesterday, we considered it our responsibility to keep the ICFA going for the more than 400 members who were still planning[...]

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