Conference: 38th Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)

I am writing to inform you about the upcoming 38th Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), which is going to take place in Orlando, FL from March 22-26, 2017. Special guests attending the conference will be Steven Erikson, N.K. Jemisin, and Edward James. The call for papers for the conference with the theme “Fantastic Epics” can be viewed/downloaded on the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art’s homepage via the following link: The application portal is open and we will be thrilled to receive proposals until October 31st.

Please use the portal ( for proposing papers and panels.

As IAFA’s new Division Head for Visual and Performing Arts and Audiences (VPAA), it is my particular pleasure to cordially invite scholars researching the areas of

– music

– theatre

– video games & gaming

– fan fiction (and fan studies in general)

– visual arts

– fashion

and all other topics relating to visual arts and audiences in the broader spectrum of the fantastic. Please feel free to contact me at if you have any questions about the conference or the application procedure, or if you feel I can be of any assistance in the process. It would be a great pleasure to receive your proposals for individual papers or paper sessions. If interested, you can also follow the IAFA on Twitter:

Please feel free to share this invitation with anyone you believe might be interested in proposing.

With kind regards,


Tom Reiss

Dr. des. Tom Reiss

Schleißheimer Str. 90

80797 München

Tel.: +49 (0)160 907 313 51


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Division Head (Visual and Performing Arts & Audiences) – International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (

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