Geek/Art CONfluence: Presentations on Geek Culture

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Geek/Art CONfluence
contact email: 

The third annual Geek/Art CONfluence, a comic con taking place through the School of Art at Syracuse University, is accepting proposals from both FACULTY/PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS (grad and undergrad) on GEEK CULTURE-RELATED topics.

GEEK CULTURE includes comics/manga; sci-fi and fantasy books, magazines, and movies; cartoons and animation; gaming; fan culture such as cosplay and zines; and related topics.

We welcome all topics and participants, and believe strongly in an inclusive and diverse geek scene. We are especially interested in DISABILITIES-THEMED geek culture talks and activities, so please let us know if you would like to share something with that theme!

The Geek/Art CONfluence will take place both in-person and online on March 27, 2022.

If you would like to submit a presentation proposal, please email Associate Professor Chris Wildrick at Your submission should be 300 words or less and should summarize your intended topic. Please feel free to include links to provide contextual information. Please also provide a brief bio with your submission.

Presentations should be 15 minutes or less.

We will start reviewing proposals by February 1. Proposals will still be accepted after that point, but the available slots may be filled.

Please feel free to share this Call for Submissions (founonline here) with colleagues and students. We are happy to review submissions from people both in and out of academia.

Questions? Email Chris Wildrick at