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Multiverse 2024 : Multiverse Convention 2024

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Link: https://www.multiversecon.org/
 
When Oct 18, 2024 - Oct 20, 2024
Where Peachtree City, GA
Submission Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Notification Due Jul 31, 2024
Final Version Due Oct 18, 2024
Categories    interdisciplinary   speculative fiction   multidisciplinary
 

Call For Papers

Event Date & Location: October 18-October 20, 2024, Hilton Peachtree
City, 2443 HWY 54 West, Peachtree City, Georgia, 30269

Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2024

Name of Organization: Multiverse Convention
Organization Website: https://www.multiversecon.org
Contact Email: Rhonda Jackson Joseph, Learn@Multiversecon.org

CONVENTION THEME:

Multiverse Convention was formed from our belief that great stories don’t
only come from the books and comics we love to read. Each fan is their
own universe as well, with their own unique story to tell. Added together,
these infinite stories create the Multiverse of modern fandom.

This Multiverse also informs the creation of works of speculative fiction, a
body of work encompassing every imaginable academic field. In this light,
we seek to create a multidisciplinary academic program that will showcase
the innumerable ways speculative fiction is inspired by various branches of
academia.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Multiverse Convention is seeking academic presentations of 15, 25, and 45
minutes in length for our 2024 convention. While we require presentations
to reflect rigorous academic scholarship, we are not requesting conference
paper readings. Presentations only, please.

We are seeking presentations that approach an academic topic in a way
that non-academic audiences will find accessible and entertaining. Ideally,
presentations will incorporate a core theme or topic of interest to
speculative fiction fans.

Example topics may include, but are not limited to:

● An interesting historical event that garners immense speculation.
What really happened?
● A comparison between modern governments and dystopian societies
● The application of a sociological lens in examining a popular
speculative fiction TV show or movie
● From a scientific angle, could one of the monsters from horror tropes
really exist?
● How might the fantasy elements of speculative fiction lend
themselves to child development in teaching various lessons?
● A chemistry presentation that teaches children how to create spider
webbing
● A presentation on new, emerging technologies or scientific
breakthroughs (e.g., artificial intelligence, biotech, space travel, etc.)
Presentations on specific authors, works of fiction, or genres within
speculative fiction are also welcome. Of particular interest are
presentations on the works of any of our Guests of Honor and/or focuses
on voices within speculative fiction that are not typically amplified.

Please note: we would like to include at least one presentation per
convention day that fits our theme and is targeted to a child/family
audience, so please submit those presentation proposals, as well. Our
definition of child/family targeted includes any images, videos, or handouts
accompanying the presentation.

Please provide the following in your submission:

● 300-500 word abstract
● Preliminary bibliography
● Length of presentation (15, 25, or 45-minute category)
● 100-word professional biography (should reflect academic
credentials)
● Any required props or specialized A/V equipment
● Do you have any special accommodations or additional requests we
should be aware of? (any request for a video presentation should be
indicated here, please)
● What are your pronouns?

Email your submissions and/or questions to Rhonda Jackson Joseph at:
Learn@Multiversecon.org

Accepted presenters will receive a complimentary convention membership
for 2024 and may be invited to participate in other panels within the
convention’s other programming tracks. If you would like to be considered
for other programming at the convention, separately or in conjunction with
your proposed academic presentation, please fill out our guest application
here: https://www.multiversecon.org/be-a-guest-apps-open.

Please note that guest applications (not the CFP) close on April 1.
Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis up until June 30th.
Acceptances will be sent out no later than July 31.

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