18.-22. März 2015
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
The Scientific Imagination will be the theme for ICFA 36. Join us as we explore the possibilities and intersections of science and imagination — from Faust and Frankenstein, through the Golden Age and the New Wave, to steampunk and mash-ups — in all their guises, including fiction, film, television, music, theater, comics, visual art, and social media. Papers might explore topics such as rationalism vs. belief, science for good and ill, alternate and speculative technologies
and biologies, futurism, imaginary sciences, time travel, and the
tensions inherent in discovery, among other topics.
We welcome papers on the work of our guests: Guest of Honor James Morrow (winner of the Sturgeon Award, the World Fantasy Award, and two Nebula Awards), Guest of Honor Joan Slonczewski (winner of two Campbell Awards), and Guest Scholar Colin Milburn (author of
Nanovision: Engineering the Future).
We also welcome proposals for individual papers and for academic
sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media.
We encourage work from institutionally affiliated scholars,
independent scholars, international scholars who work in languages
other than English, and graduate students.
March 18-22, 2015 at the Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31.
Our submissions portal will open Sep. 15 to receive proposals!