The Conference

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) is an annual scholarly conference devoted to all aspects of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts. For many years, the ICFA has been held annually in Orlando, Florida, USA.

ICFA 42 will be a virtual event.

More information about the next conference is on the Home Page: Home

Dates for future conferences:

2021  18-21 March (virtual event)
2022  16-19 March
2023  15-18 March
2024  13-16 March

Most attendees present but that is not required to attend the ICFA, nor is membership in the IAFA. However, IAFA membership is required to present at the ICFA.

In addition to scholarly presentations, ICFA also includes a Creative Track that features sessions on speculative writing, art, music, and poetry, as well as panel discussions on topics of interest for creative professionals. Questions about the  creative track should be directed to the Second Vice President, who can be contacted here. However, the Creative Track is not accepting proposals for the 2021 conference.

Rules for submitting proposals for academic and creative programming can be found here.

Membership or registration questions can be directed to IAFA Membership & Registration Coordinator through the Contact Page.

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