CFP: ICFA 31, Race and the Fantastic, March 17-21, 2010

Graham J. Murphy, IAFA Public Information Coordinator, is currently at WorldCon, but he sent out the following preliminary CFP for the 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Read below for the details:

The 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Race and the Fantastic
March 17-21, 2010 (awards banquet on the evening of the 20th)

Guest of Honor: Nalo Hopkinson, award-winning author of Blackheart Man, Brown Girl in the Ring, Midnight Robber, The Salt Roads, Skin Folk, The New Moon’s Arms; editor/co-editor of Whispers from the Cotton Tree Root: Caribbean Fabulist Fiction, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Tesseracts 9, and So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy

Guest of Honor: Laurence Yep, award-wining author of Sweetwater,
Hiroshima, Dragonwings, Child of the Owl, Sea Glass, Dragon Steel, The Rainbow People, Dragon’s Gate, Dream Soul, The Junior Thunder Lord; co-editor of American Dragons: Twenty-Five Asian American Voices

Guest Scholar: Takayuki Tatsumi, author of Full Metal Apache:
Transactions Between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America, Cyberpunk America, Japanese SF Controversies: 1957-1997; co-editor of Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime

As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for
academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any
media.  The deadline for paper proposals is October 31, 2009.

We encourage work from institutionally-affiliated scholars, independent
scholars, international scholars who work in languages other than
English, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Please visit for more details and a listing of Division

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.