ICFA Conference in Orlando–Next Week! With Monsters!

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA) is an annual scholarly conference devoted to all aspects of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts. It’s held in Orlando, and Ann and I will be in attendance for the first time in a long time.

This year, China Mieville and Kelly Link are the guests of honor, and the theme is Monsters. In honor of that, our Weirdfictionreview.com will be hosting “12 Days of Monsters” starting Thursday and running through the convention weekend. Highlights of our celebration will include contributions from Link, Mieville, Crawford Award winner Genevieve Valentine, Theodora Goss, Lisa Tuttle, Johanna Sinisalo, Michael Cisco, Jeffrey Ford, Aeron Alfrey, Ekaterina Sedia, and many more.

I’ll be reading a monstrous part of my novel-in-progress Borne and Ann is on a panel. We look forward to meeting old and new friends. And since several attendees have asked us about whether there will be time to talk about the process of compiling our 1,200-page Weird anthology, please ping me at [email protected] With any luck, we’ll have time to hang out around the pool at the very least or grab a coffee.

See you all there!


  1. says

    I’ll be attending for the first time this year and am very excited – I hope to get to meet you and Ann, I’m a big fan of your work! :).

  2. says

    This is my first year of attendance as well. I’m presenting a paper on Kage Baker’s The House of the Stag on Saturday (next Saturday, obviously). It would be quite interesting to meet both of you. Loved City of Saints and Madmen.