Once and Future Fantasies is the first conference co-sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts to take place outside North America. The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow on 13-17 July 2022.

The art of the fantastic has never been more visible than it is today. Streamed, read and written, drawn, painted, designed and modelled by amateurs and professionals, performed and played in theatrical events and games, and marketed the whole world over, the art of the fantastic occupies every available cultural niche with unprecedented energy and enthusiasm. This conference asks what the fantastic in the arts has to offer at this time of crisis, rooted as it is in the distant and recent past, while remaining extraordinarily sensitive to the shifting landscape of the present and the infinite possibilities of the future.    

Keynotes: Nalo Hopkinson and Professor Dame Marina Warner.

You can find out more about our keynote speakers here.  

More information about the conference here.

Registration is now open! To register please follow this link.

You can find our Call for Papers here.  

You can find our Call for Workshops here.


Our evening events include Choosing Fantasy: A Salon discussion with Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, and Terri Windling.
Further details here.

For any questions, contact us at oncefuturecon@glasgow.ac.uk

Follow the conference on Twitter at @OnceFantasies