21st Annual/6th International SF Virtual Conference

Table of Content: Updates; Highlights; Collaborators; conference brochure version 2.50 released! (NEW); How to make a pre-recorded video for paper presentations? – by Mr.Unnikrishnan, Cinematographer, Bangalore; Registration forms and payment link for all the categories; Dates for submissions; Details about the conference; Calendar of Events; Publication Matters; UPDATED Tentative program list; Brochure (Version 2.50) and contact details, List of Coordinators AND List of Advisory Committee Members.

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  1. The submission date for publication of full-length papers is extended till 20.07.2022.

2. The programs of the conference will be beamed on TWO Channels namely, Channel 1 and Channel 2. They are complementary to each other. IASFS programs are beamed over Channel 1 and Channel 2. However, the inaugural function, keynote address and a Panel discussion on Indian/South Asian Science Fiction, and all the paper presentations will be over Channel 2.

The annexure of the paper presentation schedule will be announced shortly by the collaborating Institution namely, Department of English, GLAU, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The organizers will send the Zoom Passcode Protected meeting details to the registered participants’ registered email id’s on every previous day of the respective event. Please note the program details announced hereunder:

The registration is closed on 15.06.2022. The organizers thank you for the support. Further updates of conference will be posted over our next menu “NEWS” hereafter on this website.

1. Ms.Sadhna Shankar I.R.S will speak on “My Journey of Writing Science Fiction” on 19.07.2022.

2. Dr. Meghashri Dalvi will speak on “Marathi SF” on 19.07.2022 during the program on “Seminar on Science Fiction”

3. The valedictory function is scheduled on 20.07.2022.

Updates: Last date for Registration and all submissions:

Wednesday, June 15, 2022: 23:59 hours IST. Registration: Closed.

Last date for Submission of full length papers for publication:

Thursday, July 20, 2022.

Contact us:

publication matters only: editor@universitypublication.in;

For any issue other than publication/ all submissions/enquiries: con21slots@gmail.com; isfcon21@gmail.com;

Mobile/What’s app to Convener: Dr.Kanagaselvam: +917373489495;

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Online Conference Zoom cloud meeting user id and password:

This is the space where the login credential updates are provided. The registered participants are requested to download the zoom cloud meeting app. The login credentials are provided a day before the scheduled conference dates. That is, the login credentials for 17th of July will be provided on 16th of July; 18th of July meeting credentials will be provided on 17th of July…

The user id and passwords will be sent to the registered email id’s of the participants. It will not be shared over what’s app/what’s app group/on the website.

Details of the conference:

Dates of the Conference: July 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2022.

Registration is mandatory for all – students, faculty members, institutions, senior citizens, VIP’s, Distinguished Guests, and all other category.

paper reading is not mandatory. Every registered participant would receive the e-attendance certificate immediately after the conference.

IASFS Conference Brochure Version 2.50 updated version:

Updated Tentative Program List:

IASFS Virtual Conference salient features:

  1. Pre-recorded videos of the paper presentations/special lectures/panel discussions/keynote address/valedictory address should all reach us (isfcon21@gmail.com; and con21slots@gmail.com;) within the scheduled last date that is, on or before Wednesday, June 15, 2022: 23:59 hours IST. They would be watched, scrutinized, selected and allotted time slot session-wise based on the stream, subject, and theme of the presentation. The technical team would let you know within a week’s duration only if they are rejected or requires resubmission with modifications. They selected videos would be played at the designated time slots during the Conference as per the program list. The final program list would be announced during the last week of June 2022 over this website.

How to make a pre-recorded video for paper presentation?

Mr.Unnikrishnan P is a professional cinematographer, Theater actor & Cinema lecturer. He hails from Kozhikode, Kerala, Now he is settled in Bangalore. He has earned B.Sc. degree in Film Technology specialized in Cinematography; Graduated from SRM Sivaji Ganesan Film Institute, Chennai. In addition, he has an M.Sc. Electronic Media, from Bangalore University, Bangalore. He can be reached over the email: krishframe@gmail.com; Please watch the video so that your production of a video too could be of a very high standard.

Click on the link to play the video: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hAFj2GVUMtMt_RjbhyHoVCY68Xf5hsRs/view?usp=drivesdk;

It is observed that people of different regions experience difficulty in getting uninterrupted power supply, data, and real time network connections. It is also reported that a single devise is being shared by all the members in the family.

Therefore, it is recommended that the registered participants who wish to make presentations to record their presentations and send us the videos for beaming them during the conference.

IASFS advocates every registered participant for paper presentations/special lectures (including plenary sessions) send us one single mail to isfcon21@gmail.com; and con21slots@gmail.com; the title of the paper/speech/panel topic limited to 50 Characters; a brief profile (About the presenter) limited to 200 words; a photo limited to 1 MB; abstracts limited to 200 words; a google.doc link of the pre-recorded video presentation. One could use other platforms also to send the videos. It should be shared with whom so ever has the link to have the edit option. In every correspondence please mention your name and contact details.

Presentation and publication are two different sections. ‘Publication Matters’ provides comprehensive information.

Collaborating Organizations:

The following organizations have signed the MoU with IASFS:

Happy to let you know that we are totally 11 in number!

  1. Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  2. University Research Publication, Valamboor, University of Kerala, Kerala.
  3. TWJ Foundation: The Social Reforms, Pagmala, Chiplun, Ratnagiri District, Maharashtra.
  4. adbhut.in; Bangalore, Karnataka.
  5. Kalpabiswa.com; Kolkata, West Bengal.
  6. Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbai.
  7. Department of English, Elphinstone College, Dr. Homi Babha State University, Mumbai, MH.
  8. Department of English, Deogiri College, MSP Mandal, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
  9. Department of English, Ganeshi Lal Agrawal University, Mathura, Uttara Pradesh.
  10. Department of English, KSR Institute for Engineering & Technology, Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu.

21st Conference Updates:

IASFS in collaboration with the above cited nine organizations will schedule conference programs over virtual mode by beaming the pre-recorded videos. The participants could interact over online mode during each session. There would be pre-recorded video paper presentations; special lectures by eminent personalities in the field; panel discussion; celebration of Azadi ka Amruth Mahotsav special programs; celebration of Professor Jayant V Narlikar’s birthday as Indian Science Fiction Day; valedictory function; and others. Registration process for various categories is provided in the same section below.

IASFS would be sharing the login credentials with the registered participants over their registered email only. The login credentials for each day would be different, They would be shared with the participants a day previous to the program/session.

Department of English, GLA University, Mathura will host the online mode the AKAM Curtain Raiser program, inaugural function followed by keynote address and a panel discussion from 09.00 hours on Sunday 17.07.2022.

Further, Mr. Harish Goyal the eminent Science Fiction writer will deliver keynote address in Hindi language.

All paper presentation sessions will be hosted by the Department of English, GLAU, Mathura, UP.

Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai will host the valedictory function as well as the celebration of Dr. JV Narlikar’s birthday (Indian SF Day) on online mode on Tuesday 19.07.2022 at 18.00 hours.

Eminent SF experts will speak on the status of SF in their respective Indian languages namely, Hindi, Assamese, Punjabi, Tamil, and Marathi during this exclusive “Seminar on Science Fiction” program. Dr. Bal phondke presides the session.

Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce Mumbai will host the session on the topic “Poetry and Science” on 18.07.2022 at 11.15 hours. Dr. Ratnakar Bhelkar Chairs the session.

Department of English, Deogiri College, Aurangabad, MH will arrange to post the e-attendance and e-participation certificates. They will also send the thanking letters to the organizations and individuals who are responsible for making this conference a great success.

The coordinators of each collaborating organization will monitor the event individually and collectively.

The Convener will respond to your quiries from time to time.

Publication of scholarly papers and stories – outsourced to University Research Publication division, University of Kerala.

Highlights:

Tentative dates: 17th, 18th, 19th & 20th July 2022;

Theme: SLOTS = Forms of SF (Myth, Utopia & Fantasy) /Literature /Open Ended (multidisciplinary) /Technology & Science (S&T).

Activities: Paper Presentation + Plenary sessions + Panel discussion+ Azadi ka Amruth Varsh celebrations and others.

Sunday July 17,2022: 18:00 hours:

Celebration of Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav:
18.00 hours onwards 
1. Bharathanatyam Arangetram by Ms.Ananya Mani
(Disciple of Vidhushi Poornima Rajani, Choreographer and Head of National Institute of Dance, Arts & Music, Bangalore)
Courtesy: NIDAM, Bangalore
Followed by:
2. Hindustani vocal Classical Musical concert by Vidhushi Shrimathi Vasudha Sharma, Sagar, Karnataka.
Courtesy: Smt. Vasudha Sharma
Duration: About 1 hour

July 18, 2022: Azadi Ka Amruth Mahotsav celebrations continues

18 .00 hours:

1. Veena – Mridangam Duet:

Featuring Vidhushi YG Srilatha Nikhith on Veena; Vidhwan Puttur Nikhith on Mridangam;
(Courtesy: Mr. Shantaram Bhat, Sagar. Karnataka)
(Duration: About 1 hour)
Followed by
Play Malati Madhava (original Sanskrit by Bhavabhuti)
Translation and Direction: Mr. Akshara KV, NINASAM, Heggodu, Karnataka. 
(Courtesy: Mr. Akshara KV)
(Duration: About 2 hours 30 minutes

(Duration: about 2 hours 30 minutes)

Deliberations in English; .

Registration is mandatory for all the below mentioned categories.

Choose your category, fill the appropriate designated google.doc form and submit:

IASFS REGISTRATION Matters:

Registration fee:

A. Students (from UG to Ph.D. scholars) ₹ 200/- or equivalent of US$ 3/-;

B. Senior citizens (+60 age as on 01.07.2022) ₹400 or equivalent of US$ 6;

C. Others (Age between 18 & 59 as on 01.07.2022) ₹ 500/- or equivalent of US $7/-;

D. VIP’s Please mention yourself as applicable – Collaborators /VIPs/media persons/technical team members/ chairpersons / anchor persons/ members of the advisory board/ members of the organizing committee members/ institutions/sponsors/chat history executives/reporters/other specified personnel to whom IASFS accords special permission.

Registration fee exempted for category D

Categories a, b, c d are eligible to get the e-participation certification.

E Viewers (Age +18) over YouTube:

E Category: Registration fee -FREE -link of the YouTube/Facebook channels will be shared for each session but registration is mandatory over google.doc. form but not eligible to receive the e-participation certificates.

Documents required for uploads:

  • For all the categories; a photo limited to 1MB.
  • For category A: student id; letter from the HoD/letter from the Institutional head/study certificate;

The Registration forms provide the below mentioned link for the payment of Registration fees:

https://www.instamojo.com/@drsrinarahari/

Mandatory:

Mail us to the conference email: con21slots@gmail.com; payment details + name +email and mobile number for cross verification.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSem4kB6rjnEBauOH2RAiv9yyJqRa0EZ64QtTM_2joXWGxTmmw/viewform?usp=sf_link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf7G1J5a2yogclS1JD56QKzBV3Z6nUSeUUlONaNlteZRG5BUw/viewform?usp=sf_link

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe5KfYSkXbwN2v_vb_S2L95P6LO5MqifVpU4cSIhMViZ92O3w/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Link for registration will be provided over the website on each day of the conference.

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Details about the Conference:

Preamble:

Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (R) Bangalore (with other collaborators) proposes to organize 21st Annual/6th International Science Fiction Virtual Conference on July 17th, 18th 19th, & 20th 2022.

Science Fiction has grown enormously in these days and hence, it is difficult to define in simple terms. However, Science fiction is the contemporary form of literature with the back bone of Science and Technology, which deals with the societal problems and plausible solution often projected to far-fetched future.

Science Communication: The genre science fiction has emerged with the powerful impact of industrialization with the pioneer work of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus (1818). Science fiction is based on scientific principles, adopts scientific methodology and conducts Gedenken experiments. Today’s Science Fiction is tomorrow’s science and technology. All branches of knowledge can converge to science fiction to visualize the progress that would happen in the years to come. On the one hand, it would ease the ‘future shock’, and on the other hand, it predicts the luxuries of man’s life in the future. It is not confined to one geographical region, one religion, one community, one language group, one ethnic group, but concerned about the whole of the earth people. Hence, Science fiction is a powerful tool for effective science communication.

Literature:

Science Fiction is the study of the impact of S&T on humanity. Hence, it is often termed as an advanced form of literature. It makes use of the literary theories in its form and content. Often, colonialism, feminism, consumerism, psycho-analysis and others form the angles of study.

Theme:

The proposed theme of the conference would be “Forms of SF”. It is a boon that Science Fiction has two hands. On the one hand, there is science and technology and literature on the other hand. Hence, the paper presenters and guest speakers will have a wide range of perspectives to view from multi-disciplinary angles for their choice of topics for presenting the papers or delivering the lectures during the mega event.

Punch word: Acronym: SLOTS

Th punch word for the conference: SLOTS (‘S’ Stands for SCIENCE FICTION, ‘L’ for LITERATURE, ‘O’ for OPEN ENDED, ‘T’ for TECHNOLOGY, and ‘S’ for SCIENCE)

The Association has begun preparation in organizing the 21st Annual/ 6th International Science Fiction Conference. It is only a proposal: One way of looking at things. It may undergo sea change as and when we get valuable suggestions from the collaborators, office bearers, life members, delegates, participants and the advisory board members.

Mode:

The mode of the conference would be virtual. Added to it the Department of English, Ganeshi Lal University, Mathura, Uttara Pradesh would organize the programs on blended mode that is, online and offline.

On July 19, 2022, it is proposed to celebrate “Indian Science Fiction Day” on the birthday of Dr. Jayant V Narlikar’s. Arrangements are being made for representatives of the collaborating organizers to visit him and celebrate birthday there at his residence.

The deliberations of the conference will be in English which comprise of paper presentations, self-authored story reading sessions, panel discussions, book release, and special lectures.

Other activities include music concerts, dance, drama and other cultural programs on the occasion of Swatantra ka Amruth Varsh celebration.

Duration for presentations:

IASFS proposes to receive the pre-recorded videos from the paper presenters/self- authored story reading (limited to 10 minutes), eminent plenary speakers (limited to 20 minutes) panelists, and Keynote address, guest lectures and others (limited to 50 minutes).

The technical teams of the organizers will edit and keep the videos ready for beaming them as per schedule.

Teams will also work for the preparation of Abstract book, Proceedings, Feedback and for the issue of E-participation certificate.

Publication Matters:

Publication of the conference paper/story is not mandatory for any category of registered participants.

However, IASFS has outsourced the publication task to university research publication, University of Kerala which will publish the eligible conference papers/stories – in English and other Indian languages ranging from Literature- Science Fiction-Science & Technology in their exclusive conference Science Fiction special issue. It would be a peer reviewed ISSN numbered UGC approved journal.

Please follow the link and then click on Add to Cart- View Cart- Proceed to Checkout- Then you can see a form to fill out your basic information and payment options like UPI and Razor pay for both the divisions:

  1. https://universitypublication.in/product/processing-fee-for-the-publication-of-article-special-issue-science-fiction-indian-authors/
  2. https://universitypublication.in/product/processing-fee-for-the-publication-of-article-special-issue-science-fiction-international-authors/

special issue rates: INR 1500/- for Indians; US$35.13 or equivalent for foreigners.

The publication is subjected to the submission of the papers within the stipulated dates only. Further, publication team would edit and communicate the respective eligible paper authors about the acceptance for publication. The publication team would intimate the writers whose papers are rejected for publication. The amount paid would be refunded in a span of a fortnight from the date of intimation sent. For more details please visit the site: https://universitypublication.in/ or mail: editor@universitypublication.in;

LAST DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF FULL LENGTH PAPERS FOR PUBLICATION:

Thursday 30.06.2022.

Program list:

Download the updated tentative program list which is given at the beginning of this section.

 Mode of presentation of papers: paper presentation will be made easy by asking them to submit the pre-recorded videos with or without a PPT. It should be restricted to the length of 10 minutes only. A buffer time or a minute or two will be allowed. After thier submission of the videos, the technical team members would arrange them thematically and announce the video beaming timeslots allotted to them over the website.

Paper presentation sessions/ Papers presentations per hour:

It is proposed that in the beginning of any paper presentation session, an anchor person would briefly introduce the Chairperson/Co-Chair, brief about the theme, sub-theme; introduce the paper presenters during the one-hour session -limited to 4 X10 minute beaming pre-recorded videos followed by the Chairperson’s remarks and interaction by the viewers. The viewers/participants/delegates/observers could post their questions/additions/ over the chat history. They would be answered live/answered in an extended slot of time which would be at the discretion of the respective chairpersons of the scheduled sessions.

Submissions:

  1. Registration is mandatory for all. This is applicable for organizers, VVIPS, VIPS, Distinguished guests, special invitees, technical persons, sponsors, advertisers, Dean, HoD, Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Administrators, Principals, lecturers, doctors, members of the advisory board, members of the organizing committee, students from UG to Research scholars, Office staff, supporting staff, media persons, Political leaders who aspire to attend,  Invited audience, general public and other participants.
  2.  Everyone should provide email id and mobile number.
  3. Photo identity and residential proof.
  4. A photo of less than 1 MB of a front view must be uploaded.

The above basic information should be duly filled in the google.doc registration form.

  • Presentation of paper is not obligatory. Hence, the term “Observer” could be made use of while filling the registration form.
  • It may be noted that no information provided by you would be shared with anyone but utilized for conference purpose only.
  • The participants must provide the following information:
  • Name
  • Postal Address
  • Designation/ department/ office/ house maker/student/
  • If you propose to submit a paper – the name of the department to which it may be transmitted/ language group/ theme/ subtheme/ and others which help the organizers to categorize the session in which it could be accommodate.
  • Please note that you will have to write your name without attributes like Dr /Professor/ Mr./Mrs./Ms./ on the subject line of your mail; Dr. Manoj Kumar Agrawal should write as Manoj Kumar Agrawal on the subject line. This would help us to find your file in minutes and the organizers will get back to you with relevant answers.
  • All correspondence will be over email only.
  • Registration fee has to be paid by all except for the members of the organizing committee, advisory board, technical staff, VIIPs, distinguished guests, those partaking in plenary sessions and paper presentation teams like Chairpersons, anchor persons, persons who would come for invocation, security persons, and others as would be specified by the organizers from time to time.
  • Submission of a pre-recorded video for presentation of paper – should be done within the deadline prescribed for it as this would give an actual count of the number of paper presenters, determining the number of sessions, number of channels, and others. The pre-recorded video should not exceed the time limit of 10 minutes.
  • Submission date for the full-length paper is 30.06.2022..
  • Ihere would be a prescribed fee for the publication of full-length paper and it would not be a part of the registration fee paid for the conference. However, the publication refers to only ‘online journal’.
  • The full-length paper should be in MS word format with New Times Roman font with 12-point size and have 1.5-line space. It may be in between 3000 to 5000 words following MLA style of 7th edition rules.
  • One may visit gallery and library sections of the website of Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies namely, https://iasfs.in to refer to the guidance for preparing pre-recording videos and the model of abstract writing as well as the glimpse of each session.

Conference meeting id and password:

The conference channel id’s and passwords will be sent to the registered email id provided by the registered participants on the google.doc registration forms. The updates would be provided over this portal from time to time.

The login id and passwords will not be the same for all the days.

Please refer to the tentative program list appended above.

Brochure:

IASFS has released the Brochure version 2.50.

Advisory Committee Members:

  1. Dr. AP Jayaraman, Nuclear Scientist; Chairman, National Centre for Science Communicators; President STEAM; Academic Council Member, HSBC University; & PCST Global Scientific Committee Member, Mumbai, MH.
  2. Dr. Ashish Mahabal, Astro-Physicist, Caltech, Pasadena, California, USA.
  3. Dr. Palanivel R, Professor of English (Rtd), IDE, University of Madras, Chennai. TN.
  4. Mrs. Seema Kulkarni, SF writer, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  5. Dr. Arvind Dubey, Pediatrician, SF writer, Lucknow, UP
  6. Mrs. Savitha Srinivas, IPS, Karnataka State Police, Bangalore, Karnataka
  7. Mr. Harish Yadav, Mentalist, SF writer, Jaipur, Rajasthan,

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List of Coordinators:

Collaborating OrganizationContact Details
IASFS, Bangalore, Karnatakacon21slots@gmail.com;
isfcon21@gmail.com;
Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai, MHapd1942@gmail.com;
TWJ Foundation -The Social Reforms,
Pagmala, Chiplun, Ratnagiri District, MH
prasanna@thesocialreforms.org;
kalpabiswa.com; Kolkata, WBdipgi2005@gmail.com
adbhut.in; Bangalore, Karnatakaddiinnxx@gmail.com
University Research Publication; Keralaeditor@universitypublication.in
Department of English,
Deogiri College, Aurangabad, MH
drbanavle@gmail.com
Department of English,
Elphinstone College, Mumbai, MH
savitapatil@elphinstone.ac.in
Department of English,
Ganeshi Lal University, Mathura, UP
kasturisinharay@gmail.com
Department of English, KSR Insstitute for Engineering & Technology,
Tiruchengode, Namakkal District, Tamil Nadu
drrkselvam@gmail.com;
Guru Nanak College of Arts, Science & Commerce, Mumbaimanisha@gncasc.org;

Contact us:

NamesDesignationContact Details: email
& What’s app no
Dr. Sangeetha CG &
Dr.Kanagaselvam
Conveners
Enquiries
con21slots@gmail.com;
+91
8300043778;
+91 7373489495;
Dr.Sangeetha CG &
Dr. Kanagaselvam

For all uploads:
title; pre-recorded video;
profile & others
For all submissions except the full length papers for publication.
isfcon21@gmail.com;
Mr. Rahul MalaghanTechnical Team Member
(consult for pre-recorded
video making and editing)
+91 7026686620
manimalaghan113@gmail.com;
Mr. Dayanand H GVFX expert;9742449971;
dayanandhgangadhar@gmail.com;
Mr. Prasanna KarandikarTechnical Team Member8489170289;
kprasanna.mangesh@gmail.com;
Mr. Uday KiranTechnical Team Member+91 9148646289
udaykirandesigns@gmail.com;
Dr. PurushothamanChairperson, IASFS+919443309951
kspsf1951@gmail.com;
Mr. Shankar BhatLegal Consultant+91 9483633046;
shankarbhat@yahoo.com;
Dr. Sowmya MurukeshChief Editor, University
Research Publication, Kerala
+91 7012941399
editor@universitypublication.in;
Dr.SrinarahariSecretary – General,
For association matters
iasfsindia@gmail.com;

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News

This section attempts to provide the news about the upcoming events of the Indian Assocition for Science Fiction as well as attempts to provide you the information regarding the highlights of the International exciting events schedules; awards; offers; links for the events one can access to partake; present publication of a few world class works; links to reference books that would help the researchers to update their secondary sources; information of the innovative methods in the field of research; updating the patent and copyright policies from time to time; schedules to connect the fellow scholars for interaction, clear one’s doubts, clearing hurdles in the path of progress of smooth clear thoughts in documentation; scholarship offer, their eligibility and procedure to follow and others.

The section also attempts to connect the authors with the buyers in selling and buying process of exclusively the science fiction products. However, IASFS being a non-profitable association, it just works as a catalyst. It does not collect the commission, perkks or percentage for this transacions It is only a facilitator.

21st Conference Weekly Updates:

Conference dates: July 17th, 18th, 19th, & 20th, 2022.

Inauguration: Blended mode: GLA University, Mathura, UP, India

Valedictory: Online mode: Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai, MH, India

Further, Mr. Harish Goyal the eminent Science Fiction writer has given consent to deliver the keynote address in Hindi language during the ensuing conference. Attempts are being made to relay the English version of the same over another channel simultaneously.

Dr. AP Jayaraman would monitor, guide and streamline the programs for the selected Mumbai based institutions.

Publication of scholarly papers and stories is outsourced to University Research Publication division, University of Kerala.

Conferences: An Introduction:

Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies is organizing the 21st Annual/6th International Virtual Conference on July 17-20, 2022 in collaboration with a number of prestigious organizations. Please visit the menu con21.

IASFS has so far organized 15 National and 5 International Science Fiction conferences at different locations in India. The first conference was attended only by a dozen delegates. But from the second conference there was no turning back. The Association had begun to collaborate with many Colleges, Universities, Local Bodies and Institutions in organizing conferences. Hence, it could bring together hundreds of   academicians, scholars, scientists, writers, publishers, critics, movie makers, journalists, fans, webmasters, industrialists, technologists, farmers and readers.  So far the Annual Conferences were held at Chennai, Coimbatore, Gandhigram, Gudiattam and Vellore in Tamil Nadu, Bangalore, Yelahatti and Mysore in Karnataka, Varanasi in UP, Aurangabad and Pune in Maharashtra States, Pondicherry a Union Territory and Ernakulum in Kerala State in India. During the annual conferences, participants have shown keen interest in discussing the following topics: the forms of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence, Cinema and SF,  “Science Fiction Film : Seventy Years of Synergy, 1926 to 2003”, Aliens, A Tribute to Kalpana Chowla,  Technology and Science Fiction, Fantasy, Genetic Engineering, Hindi SF, Indian Responses to World SF, Indian SF in Vernacular languages, Literary Criticism on Indian SF, Myth, Fantasy, Utopia, Feminism, Colonialism, Popular Science, Genetic Engineering, Robotics, Media and SF, Information Technology, Nanotechnology, Print versus Visual SF, Science and Science Fiction, Space travel, Time, Science Fiction Today, Science Today, SF and Mainstream Fiction, Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary prospective, SF Narration, SF the Human Aspect, Women in Science Fiction,  SF & Technology  and others. Each conference had plenary sessions and story reading sessions by respective authors in addition to paper presentation. IASFS had also arranged an SF Story Writing Workshop conducted by Eric Miller and story reading session by respective SF writers. The association had a video conference with Professor James E Gunn Director, Center for Science Fiction Studies, Kansas University, Kansas, USA.

The association has held the 19th Annual/5th International Science Fiction Virtual Conference in collaboration with Bangalore University, Bangalore on, December 7,8, 9, & 10, 2020. The unique feature of the conference is that all the 52 PG departments of the University, Sci-Fi fans, media and the general public had converged at “All Roads to Science Fiction” as ISFC -2020. There were themes varying from Myth to advanced technology and to the life in other worlds. The conference was inaugurated by Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka State, The Hon. Deputy Chief Minister & The Minister for Higher Education, Hon.Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Hon. Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University, Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Patrick Queloz (Keynote- Physics 2019), had made their august presence. Plenary sessions, presentations, special lectures, interviews, panel discussions, narrating stories of tomorrow variety of programs from the PG department of Performing Arts and others were the highlights of this mega event.     

The 20th Annual SF conference is a recent milestone in the path of progress of IASFS. This Virtual Conference was held during the last week of August 2021 in collaboration with ISFWA, Ayodhya. UP; Kalpabishwa, Kolkata, West Bengal; Marathi Vidnyan Parishad, Mumbai; Malayalam SF Association, Kerala; and the host institution Deogiri College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra state.

  • Dr. Srinarahari, Secretary – General, For Team IASFS

20th Annual Science Fiction Conference:

Report of the 2oth Conference by Dr.Srinarahari

Audio speech: Purushothaman

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DqoY1DogchsZ8_HeYKcDdXsqsKOaC_OH/view?usp=sharing;

Inaugural Address:

Dinkar Charak

Dinker Charak – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Damien Walter

Damien Walter @ 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Mugdha Sinha

Mugdha Sinha – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Bal Phondke

Dr Bal Phondke – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Srinarahari

Dr M H Srinarahari – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Arvind Mishra

Dr. Arvind Mishra – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Gautham Shenoy

T Gautham Shenoy – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Supriyo Das

Supriyo Das – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Dip Ghosh

Dip Ghosh – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Sowmya Murukesh

Sowmya Murukesh Releases Insight – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Shantala

Dr Shantala on Her Book 3019 AD – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Kiran Kumar Singh

Kiran Kumar Singh on His Book The Five Friends: Battle Against Aliens – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Others

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZoHvVUK1Rnv9dZjrUiNww

Subha Das Moulick & Sudipto Shankar Roy

Subha Das Maulik & Sudipto Shankar Roy – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Unnikrishnan

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iK9OQpSp6RCEo5okvLzrwpRai2KIGUke/view?usp=sharing;

Pradeep Kumar Sengupta

Ranjan Garge:

Ravi Kopparapu

Harish Goyal

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dm3nnG1wnJJ8aACO4IFJtG8JzKwirnNz/view?usp=sharing;

Sumit Bardan

Sumit Bardhan – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Harish Yadav; Magic show:

Magic Show by Harish Yadav – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Valedictory address:

AP Jayaraman

A P Jayaraman – 20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference, India

Courtesy: IASFS is indebted to the Mr. Dinkar Charak who has been generous enough to in taking pains in editting, arranging the videos of the Conference. We owe to http://www.adhbut.in for permiting us to copy the links created by the webmaster.

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20th Annual Science Fiction Conference:

Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (R), Bangalore, Karnataka, India had orgainzed the 20th Annual Conference in collaboration with ISFWA, Ayodhya, UP; Marathi Vidhyan Parishad, Mumbai; Malayalam SF Writers Association, Kerala, Kalpabiswa, Kolkata, and the host institution Deogiri College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State. The following links connect to the details like the brochure, program link, proceedings, Guest lectures, plenary sessions and other activities of this mega event:

20th-annual-sf-conf-program-listDownload

Video Links:-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZoHvVUK1Rnv9dZjrUiNww

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/events/damien-walter-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/mugdha-sinha-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-bal-phondke-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/  https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-m-h-srinarahari-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/ https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dinker-charak-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-arvind-mishra-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/t-gautham-shenoy-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-indiahttps://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/supriyo-das-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dip-ghosh-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/sowmya-murukesh-releases-insight-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-shantala-on-her-book-3019-ad-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-kiran-kumar-singh-on-his-book-the-five-friends-battle-against-aliens-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference

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Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (R), Bangalore, Karnataka, India had orgainzed the 20th Annual Conference in collaboration with ISFWA, Ayodhya, UP; Marathi Vidhyan Parishad, Mumbai; Malayalam SF Writers Association, Kerala, Kalpabiswa, Kolkata, and the host institution Deogiri College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State. The following links connect to the details like the brochure, program link, proceedings, Guest lectures, plenary sessions and other activities of this mega event:

20th-annual-sf-conf-program-listDownload

Video Links:-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZoHvVUK1Rnv9dZjrUiNww

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/events/damien-walter-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/mugdha-sinha-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-bal-phondke-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/  https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-m-h-srinarahari-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/ https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dinker-charak-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-arvind-mishra-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/t-gautham-shenoy-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-indiahttps://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/supriyo-das-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dip-ghosh-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/sowmya-murukesh-releases-insight-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-shantala-on-her-book-3019-ad-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-kiran-kumar-singh-on-his-book-the-five-friends-battle-against-aliens-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

20th Annual National Virtual Science Fiction Conference

Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (R), Bangalore, Karnataka, India had orgainzed the 20th Annual Conference in collaboration with ISFWA, Ayodhya, UP; Marathi Vidhyan Parishad, Mumbai; Malayalam SF Writers Association, Kerala, Kalpabiswa, Kolkata, and the host institution Deogiri College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State. The following links connect to the details like the brochure, program link, proceedings, Guest lectures, plenary sessions and other activities of this mega event:

Video Links:-

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZoHvVUK1Rnv9dZjrUiNww

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/events/damien-walter-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/mugdha-sinha-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-bal-phondke-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/  https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-m-h-srinarahari-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/ https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dinker-charak-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-arvind-mishra-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/t-gautham-shenoy-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-indiahttps://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/supriyo-das-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dip-ghosh-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/sowmya-murukesh-releases-insight-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-shantala-on-her-book-3019-ad-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

https://www.adbhut.in/2021/09/magazine/issue-32/dr-kiran-kumar-singh-on-his-book-the-five-friends-battle-against-aliens-20th-annual-national-virtual-science-fiction-conference-india/

Authors are requested to contribute their unpublished Indian Science Fiction Short Stories in the Peer Reviewed ISBN Numbered Journal.

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