Sadly, I was unable to attend this year’s Locating Fantastika Conference at Lancaster University in July (though Kaja is presenting there and I’m sure she’ll report back!). However, the CFP is out for the follow-up Global Fantastika conference in 2016:
“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The 3rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. It is our hope to draw together academics with an interest in Fantastika from an international audience to share and disseminate Fantastika-related research globally.