The Conferences


Trans/Inter/Cross: A Symposium on the Fantastic Between Genres, Media, and Cultures

October 1-3, 2021
Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside

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

IAFA membership is not required to present at our Genres, Media, and Cultures Symposium, but all attendees must register. IAFA membership is required to present at the ICFA.



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.

Dates for future conferences:

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.

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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