The programme for Locating Fantastika has been published on the blog. It looks very interesting with plenty to offer. Registration has also opened and this is free! T I have just returned from the conference Masculinities in the Landscape (review to follow) and it reaffirmed how important conferences can be to academic life. They are a great place to meet people, share your ideas, and revive your interest in the subject. It is always worth remembering, if you are a little nervous about attending one, that they are the festivals of academia so if nothing else you’ll get to let your hair down.