The 20th and 30th anniversaries were commemorated with collections of essays that captured recollections of some of the conference attendees from previous ICFAs. We invite you to walk down memory lane with a number of our members and hopefully realize what makes this conference an unforgettable experience.

Memories of the 20th ICFA

The following essays were written for a volume of memoir essays on the occasion of the 20th ICFA.

Memories of the 30th ICFA

The memories below were written to celebrate the 30th annual ICFA.

The book, Fantastic Machinations: ICFA 30 Retrospective, 1980-2009, edited by David G. Hartwell and Judith Collins McCormick, includes the following additional essays:

  • The Donaldson Family (Stephen R. and his children, Ross and Perry): “ICFA: Generations”
  • Roger Schlobin: “My Alternate Reality”
  • Robin Anne Reid: “There and Around and Through and Forward Again”
  • Eden Lee Lackner: “We Bagginses”
  • Joe Sutliff Sanders: “Shocking Confessions of the Cheery and Bald”
  • Christy Hicks: “An Embarrassment of Riches”
  • Don Riggs: “Neither Hermit nor Fool”
  • Karen Burnham: “Writing across the Curriculum”
  • Elizabeth Miller: “Up For the Count”
  • David G. Hartwell: “Florida in the Spring, with Splashes of Ideas and Music”
  • Brian Attebery: “A Fair Field Full of Folk”
  • Brian W. Aldiss: “Hatteras and Hibiscus: IAFA History, a Personal View”
  • Bill Senior: “We Were Outlaws Once, and Young”
  • Gary K. Wolfe: “What I Did on Spring Break”
  • Stacie L. Hanes: “Impressed by Our Leadership”
  • John Clute: “Inside the Magic Mountain”
  • Judith Collins McCormick: “Lucid, Inescapable Rhythms”

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