The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA), founded in 1982, is a nonprofit association of scholars, writers, and publishers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in literature, film, and the other arts. Its purpose is to promote and recognize achievement in the study of the fantastic. Its principle activities are the organization of the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), which was first held in 1980, the publication of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts (JFA), a peer-reviewed journal for scholarship within the field of the fantastic which has been published regularly since 1990, and the production of a news blog and other social media that that publish information of interest to the membership.

Membership in the IAFA is open but almost all members are scholars, teachers, and graduate students in the field of Science fiction studies or Fantasy literature or Horror literature, or are authors.


The next conference will be
The 41st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts


Climate Change and the Anthropocene

 March 18-21, 2020
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside, Orlando, Florida
Guest Scholar: Stacy Alaimo, UT-Arlington
Guest Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Call for proposals: ICFA 41 CFP.pdf

Price information for membership, concessionary subscriptions, and the conference

To present at the conference, you must complete all these steps:

1. Submit a proposal
If your proposal is accepted, you must...
2. Be a member of the IAFA
3. Register for the conference

Under certain conditions, you may apply for Funding.
Under any conditions, you may volunteer!

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