MAC II Call For Papers

“Tomorrow is Now” will be the theme of the 2016 Worldcon’s academic programming track.

The theme… based on the 1939 World’s Fair, both explores what tomorrow might be like as well as celebrates how far we have come.

See the linked MidAmeriCon II webpage for submission guidelines and scholarship availability.

The track will be hosted by the Campbell Conference (normally held each June at KU’s Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction).

Sessions may consist of short individual presentations (three 15-minute or two 20-minute presentations grouped together by topic), panel presentations of 3 or more presenters, round-table discussions led by facilitators, poster and multimedia presentations, workshops led by facilitators, idea sessions, and special interest groups. Keynote presentations will be organized by the Campbell Conference Committee.

Papers or presentations on MidAmeriCon II’s theme or its Guests of Honor, as well as other science-fiction proposal topics are welcome.

Deadline for submissions is January 14.

The Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction is offering two need-based scholarships – which is to say, two free memberships in MidAmeriCon II — for academic-track participants whose proposals have been accepted and who otherwise might not be able to attend.

The Center will also give at least two free memberships to volunteer staff helping run the academic track.

[Thanks to Steven H Silver for the story.]