2010 International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts: call for papers on the theme of Race and the Fantastic

Call For Papers: 2010 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

The Film and Media division of the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts seeks paper and panel proposals for the 31st International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts which will be held March 17th – 21st, 2010 in Orlando, Florida at the Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel.

The topic of this year’s conference is “Race and the Fantastic.” Papers related to this topic, as well as to the work of our guests of honor and attending authors (below), are especially welcome; as always, proposals for individual papers and for academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media are also welcome.

The guests of honor for 2010 are authors Nalo Hopkinson and Laurence Yep, and scholar Takayuki Tatsumi. More information here.

Jamaica Gleaner report on University of the West Indies speculative fiction symposium

Michael Holgate (l), Brian Heap (r) photo by Nalo Hopkinson, copyright 2009

Poet and journalist Mel Cooke reports on the readings portion of the speculative fiction symposium recently held at the Mona, Jamaica campus of the University of the West Indies:

The physical gathering was very small but the readings at the Philip Sherlock Centre for the Creative Arts on Sunday morning were a gateway to other worlds and their inhabitants – wondrous or horrific.