International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

(Are you looking for the Australian convention Swancon?)

The International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts is a very academic convention held annually, nearly always in Florida, which, in its early days, was also known as Swanncon after Thomas Burnett Swann. While each convention has its own guests of honor, Brian Aldiss is a "Perennial Special Guest". (Note that they have a "Guest of Honor" and then several Guests of various flavors which their website indicates are not GoHs.)

Sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts

http://www.fantastic-arts.org/about/history (IA) History

Convention Dates GoHs
ICFA 1 1980 Isaac Bashevis Singer
ICFA 2 1981 John Barth
ICFA 3 March 10-13, 1982 Tom Stoppard
ICFA 4 March 24-27, 1983 Harlan Ellison
ICFA 5 March 22-25, 1984 Stephen King
ICFA 6 March 13-16, 1985 Gahan Wilson
ICFA 7 1986 Brian W. Aldiss
ICFA 8 1987 Stephen R. Donaldson
ICFA 9 1988 Peter S. Beagle
ICFA 10 1989 Doris Lessing
ICFA 11 1990 Jane Yolen
ICFA 12 1991 Gene Wolfe
ICFA 13 March 25-29, 1992 Philip Jose Farmer
ICFA 14 March 17-21, 1993 Ursula K. Le Guin
ICFA 15 1994 Roger Zelazny
ICFA 16 1995 Joe Haldeman
ICFA 17 1996 Greg Bear
ICFA 18 1997 Dan Simmons
ICFA 1998 March 18-21, 1998 Peter Straub
ICFA 20 1999 Brian W. Aldiss
ICFA 21 2000 Octavia Butler
ICFA 22 2001 John Crowley
ICFA 23 2002 Joan Aiken
ICFA 24 2003 Charles de Lint
ICFA 25 2004 DaĆ­na Chaviano
ICFA 26 2005 Rudy Rucker
ICFA 27 2006 Charles Vess
ICFA 28 2007 Geoff Ryman
ICFA 29 March 19-23, 2008 Vernor Vinge
ICFA 30 March 18-22, 2009 Guy Gavriel Kay
ICFA 31 March 17-21, 2010 Nalo Hopkinson, Laurence Yep
ICFA 32 March 16-20, 2011 Connie Willis, Terry Bisson
ICFA 33 March 21-25, 2012 China Mieville, Kelly Link
ICFA 34 March 10-24, 2013 Neil Gaiman, Kij Johnson
ICFA 35 March 18-23, 2014 Nnedi Okorafor, Ian McDonald
ICFA 36 March 18-22, 2015 James Morrow, Joan Slonczewski
ICFA 37 March 16-20, 2016 Teri Windling, Holly Black
ICFA 38 March 22-26, 2017 Steven Erikson, N.K. Jemisin
ICFA 39 2018 John Kessel, Nike Sulway
ICFA 40 2019 G. Willow Wilson
ICFA 41 March 18-21, 2020 Jeff VanderMeer
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