ICFA 45: Whimsy

  • 13 Mar 2024
  • 16 Mar 2024
  • Orlando, FL


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Guests of Honor: Mary Turzillo and C. E. Murphy

Guest Scholars: Woppa Diallo and Mame Bougouma Diene

March 13-16, 2024

Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside

Whimsy, as a genre of fantastic and speculative fiction, celebrates the playfulness, imagination, and the sheer joy of storytelling. It embraces the fantastical, the absurd, and the unconventional, creating worlds where the ordinary collides with the extraordinary. Whimsical narratives often blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy, challenging conventional storytelling norms and inviting readers into a realm of limitless possibilities. This call for papers invites scholars and writers to explore the various facets of whimsy within the genre of fantastic and speculative fiction.


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. The ICFA is held every year in March in Orlando, Florida, USA.

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