[UPDATE] Final Call for Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area 2015 Sessions (6/15/15; New London, NH 10/30-31/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Michael A. Torregrossa / Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair
contact email: 

Online at NEPCA Fantastic: http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com

2015 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
Colby-Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire
Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October 2015
Proposals by 15 June 2015

Formed in 2008, the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area celebrates its eighth anniversary in 2015, and we seek proposals from scholars of all levels for papers that explore any aspect of the intermedia traditions of the fantastic (including, but not limited to, elements of science fiction, fantasy, fairy tale, gothic, horror, legends, and mythology) and how creative artists have altered our preconceptions of these subtraditions by producing innovative works in diverse countries and time periods and for audiences at all levels.

Special topics:
• Given the proximity to Halloween, we are especially interested in proposals related to monsters and the monstrous.

Please see our website NEPCA Fantastic (http://nepcafantastic.blogspot.com) for further details and ideas. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes in length (depending on final panel size).

If you are interested in proposing a paper, please complete the "2015 Registration Form" (including biographical sketch and paper abstract, each of 500 words) available at https://nepca.wordpress.com/fall-conference/ or send biography and abstract to both the Program Chair AND to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair at the following addresses (please note "NEPCA Fantastic Proposal 2015" in your subject line):

Kraig Larkin
Program Chair

Michael A. Torregrossa
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair

Please submit proposals for complete panels directly to the Program Chair and Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, and Legend Area Chair at the addresses above.

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (a.k.a. NEPCA) was founded in 1974 as a professional organization for scholars living in New England and New York. It is a community of scholars interested in advancing research and promoting interest in the disciplines of popular and/or American culture. NEPCA's membership consists of university and college faculty members, emeriti faculty, secondary school teachers, museum specialists, graduate students, independent scholars, and interested members of the general public. NEPCA is an independently funded affiliate of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Membership is open to all interested parties, regardless of profession, rank, or residency. NEPCA holds an annual conference that invites scholars from around the globe to participate. In an effort to keep costs low, it meets on college campuses throughout the region.

Membership in NEPCA is required for participation and annual dues are included in conference registration fees. Further details are available at http://nepca.wordpress.com/membership-information/.