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#fantastika2014 - Visualizing Fantastika

On July 4th, 2014, the first Fantastika Conference - Visualizing Fantastika - considered the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media. Keynotes were delivered by Brian Baker and Bryan Talbot. Click here for the original CFP. Full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found here.


Extended articles from the conference have been published in The Luminary. Click here​ for details.


​Conference Organizers: Charul (Chuckie) Patel, Rhianon Jones, Vivien Leanne Saunders

#fantastika2017 - Performing Fantastika

On April 28th & 29th, 2017, the foruth Fantastika Conference - Performing Fantastika - ​focused on performative bodies in fantastika. This included performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body itself. How is the body performed and perceived in fantastika texts? How do fantastika texts and our interaction with fantastika texts modulate our understanding of performative bodies? 

Keynotes were delivered by Eddie Robson, Catherine Spooner, and Tajinder Hayer. Click here for the original CFP. Full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found here.

​Thank you for those of you who live-tweeted the conference or promoted it in other ways. The 400+ tweets have been collected at storify. Click here for details.

Extended articles from the conference will be published in a special edition of the Fantastika Journal. We are seeking to supplement extended conference papers with articles outside of the conference. Click here for full cfp.

Conference Organizers: Charul (Chuckie) Palmer-Patel and Brian Baker

Past Fantastika conferences

#fantastika2015 - Locating Fantastika

On July 7th & 8th, 2015, the second Fantastika Conference - Locating Fantastika - explored all areas of space, setting, and locations, either in the fictional world of fantastika or in fantastical networks with the real world. Keynotes were delivered by Ruth Heholt and Philippa Semper. Click here for the original CFP. Full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found here.


Thank you for those of you who live-tweeted the conference or promoted it in other ways. The 400+ tweets have been collected at storify. Click here for details.


Extended articles from the conference have been published in The Luminary. Click here​ for details.


​Conference Organizers: Charul (Chuckie) Patel

#fantastika2016 - Global Fantastika

On July 4th & 5th, 2016, the third Fantastika Conference - Global Fantastika - ​focused on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considered themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika.

 Keynotes were delivered by David Punter, Mark Bould, and a joint keynote by Sarah Ilott and Chloe Buckley. Click here for the original CFP. Full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found here.


​Thank you for those of you who live-tweeted the conference or promoted it in other ways. The 400+ tweets have been collected at storify. Click here for details.


Extended articles from the conference will be published in a special edition of the Fantastika Journal along with articles and reviews of books, films, television shows, etc. If you would like to submit a review for publication, click here for details.


Conference Organizers: Charul (Chuckie) Palmer-Patel and Rachel Fox