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A link to Bill Clemente’s conference blog has been added to the ICFA 33 page of the website.

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The website of the IAFA is now hosted at High Point University in High Point, North Carolina.  We have carried over all the content from the old site but the new site has a different look because we are using WordPress to make it easier to maintain.

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Hi all,
Here is a message from Judy McCormick (Conference Publications Officer) and David Hartwell (Book Exhibit Coordinator):

Attention, all regular attendees of ICFA – either recently or of old:

We need your help!
We (the Book Room crew),with the fiercely sentimental editorial and lay-out help of Judy Collins McCormick,are putting together a beautiful and stylish memory book for the 30th anniversary conference next spring, and we would like to get the work done this summer if at all possible.

So . . .

We need your photos!
If you have old photos of ICFA – black and white or color – we would like copies to consider for inclusion in this publication. The older the photos, the better, but please do not neglect the recent past.

Your options:

a)You may scan them at 300dpi and e-mail them to Judy at the address below;
b) You may send physical photos to Judy (e-mail her and ask for her other address), and she will scan them and send them back. (Be sure to include your other address.)

We do, of course, need for you to identify people in the photos, since none of us look the way we used to.It would also help us if you could identify at which conference the photo was taken. And we want to credit the right people, so please let us know who took the picture.

And especially, we need your thoughts!

Yes, here’s the real pitch: We need you to write a personal reminiscence and send it to us, so that we can gather a spectrum of personal essays on what fun the conference has been, not to mention how provocative and interesting and important. We cannot promise to publish every single piece we get, but we can promise to put almost everything up on the internet on an anniversary site, including all those pictures.

Please, please, please, please, please:

E-mail a Word file to Judy at the address below;
In a cover e-mail, include your name, physical address, and phone number, as well as a mention of which conferences you have attended and whether or not you plan to attend ICFA 30. No anonymous submissions will be accepted.

Our current deadline is August 1st, but if you need a bit more time, let us know and we can probably arrange it.

If you are one of the fine people who wrote a piece for our 20th anniversary booklet, we encourage you to revise and expand that piece for the new book. If you are not one of those fine people, you are probably still a fine person, and we still want your reminiscences.

You can reach us for questions at and

And if we don’t hear from you, we may email you personally — possibly several times — to “encourage” you.

David and Judy

If you’ve accessed this blog through the IAFA website (is there really another way to access it?) then you’ve obviously seen the new website. We are thrilled to have launched the new site and encourage you to take a look at the information that has been posted. Updates will continue as need, notably the Registration form for ICFA2008 which will be posted shortly.

My involvement with Facebook is, to put it lightly, a bare minimum; however, Stacie Hanes has been so kind as to establish the IAFA on Facebook. So, for those facebookers (is that even a term? what is the term for those actively participating in Facebook?), the link is:

There’s also one for the SFRA as well (a little courteous plug to our fellow association). It’s at:

Finally, Kathryn Cramer has set one up for NYRSF at: