The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) is a scholarly organization devoted to the study of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts.
The purpose of the organization is to promote and recognize achievement in the study of the fantastic, mainly through the organization and management of an annual academic conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA).
There are two publications connected to the IAFA: the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, which is a peer-reviewed journal for scholarship within the field of the fantastic, and the newsletter, which publishes information relevant to the IAFA membership.
The 35th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts
March 19-23, 2014
Orlando Airport Marriott, Orlando, Florida
Guest of Honor: Nnedi Okorafor
Guest of Honor: Ian McDonald
Guest Scholar: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.
Special Guest Emeritus: Brian Aldiss
For more information on the IAFA, please visit their website.