These science fiction conventions have asked members of RFF to prepare presentations in a Call for Papers.
---"We wouldn't mind a paper or two ourselves," writes
Tuckborough, The Shire, of the 3rd Conference on the Middle Earth.
The deadline for the call for papers for Life, the Universe, & Everything XXIX is November 15.
The Marion K. and Doc E Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and
Fantasy will be held February 10-12, 2011, on the Provo campus of
Brigham Young University.
We are especially interested in papers in the following areas:
*Mormon culture, literature, and society in relation to sf&f
â€¢ Literary criticism/analysis of sf&f and related literature
(medieval, renaissance, mythology, magic realism, etc.)
*Science and technology (especially new or unusual)
*Analysis of sf&f relating to poetry and/or theatre
*Serious analysis of sf&f in cinema, television, radio, and other media
Submit FULL papers for consideration to LTU&E to Academics,
4087 JKB, Provo, UT 84602 or email electronic submissions as RTF
files to marny_parkin @ byu.edu (note new address). Include name,
phone number, street address, and email address on cover sheet.
Papers submitted without contact information will not be considered. Student papers welcome. Please see ltue.org for more information.
Papers must be submitted no later than November 15, 2010. Accepted
papers may be published in the Proceedings volume at a later date.
Other scifi cons have calls out for papers and panels. Visit the resources page for a list of conventions that have frequently hosted workshops and talks by members of RFF.
This list is growing as I learn more about the past activities of RFF. If your favorite science fiction or fantasy convention has room for a session that meets our mission, or workshops for teachers, parents, and librarians on encouraging reading with speculative fiction, let us know.
Please tell the deadline for the presenters to apply as well as the dates of the next convention. Website links help, too, as do contact names.
Maybe there is a calendar in the making.
Either blog comments or direct contact are welcome ways of sharing this information.