CFP: Fan/tastic Visuals Panel (11/29/05; ICFA, 3/15/06-3/19/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Eden Lackner
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"Fan/tastic Visuals"

Panellists are being sought for a potential session to be submitted to
the 2006 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA),
March 15-19 at the Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel, Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida. This panel will focus on fan art, photo
manipulation, video, web design, costuming, body modification, and other
visual methods of creativity/expression by speculative fiction fan

A panel discussion at the ICFA is typically 4-5 people participating in
a more informal discussion on a given topic with greater audience
participation as compared to the formal (and longer) paper sessions. The
ICFA allows people to present a paper as well as participate in a panel
discussion (information on Division Heads and paper submissions can be
found at

As Fan Studies is, by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field,
scholars of all disciplines are invited to participate as members of the

Please send your contact info (including name, institutional
affiliation, snailmail, email and phone number) and a brief summary of
your scholarly interests as relating to the panel topic and the main
point(s) or questions you would like to present during the panel
discussion to Eden Lackner (lothlorien AT shaw DOT ca).

Each panellist will have 5 minutes for individual statements, and then
the discussion will be opened up for audience questions and participation.


The 27th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
Drawn by the Fantastic: Comics, Graphic Novels, Art & Literature

March 15-19, 2006
Wyndham Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel

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 individual proposals is 30 November 2005.

Submission guidelines, Division Heads and more information is available

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