CFP: Drawn by the Fantastic: Art in Fantasy and Science Fiction (11/30/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)

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Christine Mains
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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.

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.

Examine the role of art and artists as subjects of the fantastic, or the
influence of the fantastic, written or filmed, on the world of art.
Explore the construction of race and gender in images of vampires,
elves, and aliens.

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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