CFP: [20th] Buying and Selling Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror (10/31/08; ICFA, 3/18/09 â 3/22/09)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Buying and Selling
Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror for the 30th Annual International
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 30 is on time and the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 18 - 22, 2009 at the Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel.
For more information and updates about the conference, please visit

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Viral Marketing Campaigns
Alternate Reality Games (ARG’s).
Specific marketing campaigns for movies, books, television series, video
Interaction between corporate entities and communities of consumers
Barter/trading systems versus cash exchange economies
Collecting and memorabilia
Collectible card gaming

If you are interesting in submitting a paper, proposals should include a
500-word abstract and appropriate bibliography indicating the project's
scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to include current/working
contact information (snailmail AND email addresses). Also note whether
your presentation would require audio-visual equipment. Please email
proposals as rich text (.rtf), PDF (.pdf), or Word document (.doc)
formats. If you use Word 2007, please save your document as a .doc file,
not a .docx file.

Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2008. However, proposals
will be reviewed and accepted as they are received.

We encourage work from institutionally-affiliated scholars, independent
scholars, international scholars who work in languages other than
English, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

You can review all conference information at the IAFA website: Bookmark the site so you can check for updates. For
information and updates specific to the Community and Culture Division,

Please feel free to forward this call to other listservs and individuals
who might be interested.

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