Previous Fantastika Conferences

Fantastika Journal Editors Board - April 2017

#fantastika2017 - Performing Fantastika

On  April 28th & 29th, 2017, the fourth 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. The original CFP and full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be downloaded below. 


Extended  articles from the conference will be published in a special edition of  the Fantastika Journal. 


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

#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. The original CFP and full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found below.


Extended articles from the conference were published in a special edition of the Fantastika Journal along with articles and reviews of books, films, television shows. etc. See the Fantastika Issues page to download the articles.


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

#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. 


The original CFP and full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found below.

Extended articles from the conference have been published in The Luminary


​Conference Organizers: Charul (Chuckie) Patel

#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. 


The original CFP and full abstracts and bionotes of the programme can be found below.

Extended articles from the conference have been published in The Luminary


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