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DEADLINE EXTENDED! Forms of Fabulation

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 9:57am
Science Fiction Research Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Wednesday, July 8th - Saturday July 11th

Indiana University, Bloomington IN 


Conference Theme: Forms of Fabulation

Keynote Speakers: 

Tavia Nyong’o

Kate Marshall


Special Guest: 

John Crowley

(author of Little, Big)


The Science Fiction Research Association invites proposals for its 2020 annual conference, to be held on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

"Transmediality and interactivity in the fantastic"

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:43pm
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo fantástico
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020


The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.

Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.

Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 2020 Call for Submissions

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:33pm
Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Call for SubmissionsMultiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention 

Event Date & Location: October 16-October 18, 2020, Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, 7 Concourse Parkway in Sandy Springs

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2020

Name of Organization: Multiverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

Organization Website:

Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph,


Harry Potter Special Issue--Extended Deadline

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 3:57pm
Jane Elizabeth Dougherty/Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures/Southern Illinois University Carbondale
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

We are starting a national peer-reviewed undergraduate and graduate student journal, The Journal of Fantasy and Fan Cultures.  Our first issue is a special issue on Harry Potter and we are accepting academic essays and creative non-fiction submissions.

Submissions opened on February 1st and will be open until June 1st (extended deadline due to COVID19).    Submission is free. 

Submissions can focus on the Harry Potter books, films, other media, or any expressions of the fan cultures of Harry Potter, including fan fiction, art, sports, or fan communities of other kinds.  

Dragons, War, Fire, and Desire

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:41pm
Dr. Pam Fox Kuhlken, Dept. of Classics & Humanities, and Dept. of Religious Studies; with Umanisti Classics Organization and MALAS and the Dept. of Humanities, San Diego State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Let’s not wait for George R.R. Martin to wrap up ASOIAF with the 3,000 page The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Let’s talk of thrones and let the games resume this fertile Beltrane (May Day, Friday, May 1, 2020), opening with a panel on Season 8 of A Game of Thrones, airing what went right and wrong with the HBO series, viewed by 31 million. Perhaps you want to craft a formal paper (20 minutes) or propose joining a panel (or bring your own team from campus); offer a lightning presentation (5 minutes) or experiment with a PechaKucha (20 slides, 20 second commentary each, in 6’40” total).

TitanCon 2020: On the Shoulders of Giants: DEADLINE APPROACHING

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 3:31pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

If you wish to submit a proposal for this conference please do so soon; the deadline is close!

In the spirit of deepening and broadening its roots, Titancon 2020 is adding a formal academic track to its programming. The convention began as a collaboration between the Brotherhood Without Banners, who wanted to put on a fan convention for Game of Thrones, the Belfast SF/F society The Other Ones, who wanted to put on an SF/F convention, and Arkham Gaming Centre, who wanted to put on a gaming convention. In keeping with that spirit, our theme “On the Shoulders of Giants” hopes to encourage that spirit of collaboration.

"Censorship and Audiovisual Media" Video Essays

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:39pm
Tecmerin: Journal of Audiovisual Essays
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 15, 2020

sue 4 will focus on “Censorship and Media”, with profesor Manuel Palacio as guest editor.

Deadline for proposals: February 15th, 2020.

This is the full CFP for “Censorship and Media”, followed by instructions for authors. CFP: CENSORSHIP AND MEDIA (guest editor, Manuel Palacio).

Horrifying Children Conference - TV, Literature and Popular Culture

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 2:13pm
Robert Edgar, John Marland and Lauren Stephenson: York Centre for Writing, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 3, 2020

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a symposium at the York Centre for Writing, York St John University. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS CONFERENCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND THE CFP EXTENDED. WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH A NEW CONFERENCE DATE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

The daytime Horrifying Symposium event is free to attend (lunch is provided). There will be a ticketed event in the evening with very special guests, Scarred for Life.

Our symposium is intended to span academic and popular responses and we would welcome contributions from academics, practitioners, broadcasters, writers and fans. Proposals can be for critical papers and other mixed-mode presentations and submissions that blur the boundaries.

CFP – 10 Years of Transnational Cinema: Celebrating Transnational Screens: Theories, histories and practices.

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:43pm
De Montfort University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Date: 9-10 July 2020  

Venue: De Montfort University

De Montfort University’s Cinema and Television History Institute (CATHI) invites scholars and early career researchers to the second conference on Transnational screens. 

This event seeks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Transnational Cinemas Journal (Routledge) that has just changed its named to Transnational Screens to reflect a changing streaming landscape. This two day conference will reassess the histories, theories, methodologies and practices in transnational screen studies.

Professor Rob Stone from the University of Birmingham will be the keynote speaker at the conference, others to follow.

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 3:42pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

CFP: Special Topic: Disney Studies at NEPCA 2020

2020 Conference of the Northeast Popular Culture Association (NEPCA)

Friday, October 23 - Saturday, October 24 

Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. 

Proposals due June 1, 2020 


Directions for Submission: