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To register, please visit the conference shop (top menu).

Please note that:

(a) We do not have a restaurant for the farewell dinner fixed yet. Stay tuned.

(b) The conference t-shirts should be available for order next week. However, you may already register for the conference and buy your t-shirts later (if interested). Please note that black shirts with white logos are tentative options at this point. We would need at least 25 orders of these. Should we not meet this number, we will contact the people who ordered black shirts with white logos and ask them whether they would be ok with a different color.

(c) The registration for the screening of the Austrian sf movie 1. April 2000 (1952) is tentative--but please only register if you intend to go there, as places are limited. (It will be in German featuring English subtitles.) In particular, the registration is intended to help us and the Murinsel team organize food for the evening (which is not included in the conference fee). Their regular menu features options such as wraps, burgers, and other snacks. Starting in October, they will also offer 'Brettljausn'.

(d) We are still looking for panel chairs who will introduce the speakers, make sure that speakers don't go over time, and moderate the Q&A. If you feel up to the task of chairing one of the panels which don't have a chair yet, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(e) After the registration window has closed, we will ask all of you to take another look at your abstracts; to revise the texts, titles, etc.

(f) If you're planning to spend a few more days in Graz, we have some events surrounding the conference proper on our schedule, as well. On Monday (Dec 3), Dan Hassler-Forest will talk about neoliberalism and utopian sf (3.15 p.m.); on Tuesday (Dec 4), Dan Hassler-Forest will talk about the industrial logic of nostalgia culture (time tba; around noon); also on Tuesday, the Austrian crime/sf/fantasy/horror author Andreas Gruber will read from some of his sf novels (6.30 p.m.; in German); on Wednesday (Dec 5), Dan Hassler-Forest will talk about transmediating afrofuturism (10 a.m.) and Pawel Frelik will discuss video games (5.15 p.m.); and on Monday (Dec 10), Gerry Canavan will talk about the interrelations between comics and the fantastic. Details on all of these to follow.


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We are a team of faculty in the Department of American Studies at the University of Graz in Austria.

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  Attemsgasse 25, 8010 Graz, Austria