CFP: The Fantastic in Film and Television (11/30/05; 3/15/06-3/19/06)

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Christine Mains
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The Fantastic in Film and Television
Drawn by the Fantastic
27th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 15-19, 2006
Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hotel
Dania, Florida

Guest of Honor: Charles Vess
Guest Scholar: M. Thomas Inge
Special Guest Writer: Kathleen Ann Goonan

Deadline for Submissions: November 30, 2005

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, held each
March in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a gathering of scholars, editors,
writers, artists, and poets interested in discussion of fantasy, science
fiction, and horror in literature, film and television, and other forms
of popular culture. The conference is sponsored by the International
Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, an academic association with
members from many different countries, with areas of interest divided into
seven divisions, including a Division for the Fantastic in Film and

The focus of ICFA-27 is on the fantastic in media other than the written
word or film, including comics and graphic novels, web design and photo
manipulation, cover art and illustration, picture books and pulps, film
posters and CD covers, trading cards and tarot cards, cityscapes and
landscapes, maps and tattoos and costuming, not to mention the stuff you
hang on walls.

Proposals are being solicited for the Film Division.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:


The Hulk
Sin City
The Matrix
Batman Returns
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The Crow
 From Hell
The Secret Lives of Altar Boys
American Splendor
Ghost World
Ghost Dog
X-Men II
Superman II
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Blade II
Free Enterprise
Josie and the Pussycats
Heavy Metal
Men In Black
Barb Wire
The Shadow
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Rocketeer
Tank Girl
The Mask
Flash Gordon
Flesh Gordon
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Mystery Men
Men in Black
Fritz the Cat
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV)
Xena (TV)
The Hulk (TV)
Wonder Woman (TV)
Batman, Superman, JLA, Teen Titans (TV)
Electra Woman & Dyna Girl (TV)
Any and all Anime

The work of specific directors:

The films of Miyuzaki
The films of Bakshi
and others

Artistic Issues in Film:

Special effects in SF and Horror and Fantasy
Stop motion vs. CGI


 From comic to Film
 From comic to TV
Graphic novels based on films and TV series

Related Topics:

Poster Art for SF/Fantasy films
Filmed visions of futuristic America
What space looks like on film
Filming the fantastic past

Contact: To submit a paper or panel proposal in the area of the
fantastic in film and television: Division Head

Susan A. George, c/o Shaunna Ludwig, Women & Gender Studies, One Shields
Ave., 2222 Hart Hall, UC Davis, Davis, CA 95616 (SAGEORGE_at_EV1.NET)

In addition, we look forward to papers on the work of Guest of Honor
Charles Vess, Guest Scholar M. Thomas Inge, and Special Guest Writer
Kathleen Ann Goonan.

As always, we also welcome proposals for individual papers and for
academic sessions and panels on any aspect of the fantastic in any media.

The deadline for submission of proposals is November 30, 2005.

Keep checking for updated information on the association,
conference guests, registration, and submission information, as well as
further details on suggested topics for academic papers and panels.

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