Feminism, Fans, and the Future: Traveling the Shifting Worlds of Writers, Readers, Gender, and Race in Science Fiction

Date: 

May 22-25, 2014

Location: 

Inn on the Park, Madison, WI

Conference Co- Chairs: Michael Levy, Rebecca J. Holden, Victor Raymond

SFRA Special Guest Scholar: Sherryl Vint
SFRA Special Guests: Eleanor Arnason and Nisi Shawl
WisCon Guests of Honor: Hiromi Goto and N.K. Jemisonhttp://wiscon.info/guests.php

Price of SFRA 2014: $50.00
Price of SFRA Banquet: $40.00

The 2014 SFRA annual conference travels to Madison, WI to join with WisCon, "the world's leading feminist science fiction convention," on Memorial Day weekend, 2014. Drawing on WisCon's focus on feminist science fiction, its fans, and authors, SFRA 2014 will take as its theme the history and practice of feminist science fiction as well as science fiction that subverts the traditional gender binary. Bringing together the two different types of "cons" will also provide an interesting space to examine fan communities and their productions--of which WisCon is a prime example--and academic studies of such communities.

SFRA Programming
We invite submissions for individual papers (15 minutes), full panels (3 papers), roundtable discussions (75 minutes) or other presentations that explore science fiction and its history across any media. Preference will be given to submissions that focus on feminist science fiction, fan studies, and the works of either our special guests or the WisCon guests of honor.
Deadlines for paper and panel proposals is Feb. 22, 2014 by midnight. Once the link is complete, you will submit your proposals via the link on our website (link cominghttp://www.wiscon.info/sfra.php) We ask that you submit a 300 word abstract for consideration and a 100 word abstract for program publication. Please be sure to include any AV requests within your proposal. We will not be able to accommodate any late AV requests.
Please keep in mind that all SFRA 2014 presenters must be SFRA members at the time of the conference. See sfra.org to join.

Registering
Register via the WisCon website. Select "Adult Memb (for SFRA Members)". You will need to create an account on the WisCon website in order to register and sign up for programming for either conference.

SFRA and Wiscon
• SFRA programming will run from Thursday, May 22 through Saturday, May 24, which will overlap with WisCon programming that will begin on Friday, May 23 and run through Monday, May 26.
• SFRA conference attendees are invited to attend all WisCon programming and WisCon members will be able to attend all SFRA programming, both free of additional charges.
• The only exceptions are the SFRA Saturday night banquet and WisCon's Sunday night dessert salon; tickets will be sold separately for these two events, which are open to all SFRA and WisCon attendees.

WisCon dessert salon: $15 SFRA banquet: $40

For additional questions contact: levym@uwstout.edu.