IASFS was established on January 2, 1998. We are 23 years old. We have organized 20 Conferences, several Science Fiction Short Story Writing Worlkshops for all ages and levels. These events could happen because of the team work, and your wholehearted support and involvement.

IASFS had orgainzed the 20th Annual Virtual National Science Fiction Conference on August 30-31, 2021. The event was orgainzed in collaboration with ISFWA, Kalpabishwas, MVP, Malayalam SFA, with the host institution Deogiri College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra State. The links provided in the LIBRARY section of this website takes you to the conference procedings.

Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies, has organized the 19th Annual/5th International Science Fiction Conference (Due to pandemic issues it was a virtual conference) in collaboration with Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka State, India held for four days from December 7 to 10, 2020. The highlights of the Conference are the culmination of all the departments (58 in number) Post Graduate and Doctoral Studies of the University; the affiliated colleges, IASFS Team, authors, editors, webmasters, media persons, engineers, medical doctors, political heads, economists, advocates, farmers, educationists, scientists, sci-fi fans, general public and others had “All Roads” led to converge at “Science Fiction”; there were plenary sessions as the Nobel Laureate Professor Didier Patrick Queloz (Physics, 2019) delivered the Keynote address; there were online and prerecorded video presentations of participants, special guest lectures, eminent personalities ranging from NASA, IIAP, ISRO, IIS, IIT, SF Calteck, online forum like Sci-fi Katta, chief editors SF magazines and journals like the Vignyan Katha, online SF magazine Kalpabishwas and Kalpabignyan, Literary Voice and others; panel discussions on SF curriculum making; narrating stories of tomorrow by SF self authors, interactive sessions in all the 12 channels beaming the parallel sessions on all these days.

Though IASFS had proposed the event an year back, due to pandemic issues the mega event was postponed for several months. “Idea is the protagonist in Science Fiction” But the credit goes to Professor Venugopal KR the present Vice- Chancellor of the University as he could conceive, project, plan, visualize, and brought in all the departments to join “All Roads Lead to Science Fiction” – which the association acknowledges as his greatest leadership in implementing the same and yielding 100% result! Hats of to you Sir! We owe you much for your Herculean Task being carried out as it was lifted as petal of flower to the great heights!

This is the occasion to thank Dr. Krishna Murthy the convener of the conference who had spent sleepless nights with a devotion to duty has contributed to the success of the event. I remember the remarkable contribution of the Deans, HoD’s, the 12 channel coordinators, their team members, Professor Vahini, Professor Nagaraj Kamsale, Professor Doddamani Vijaya Kumar, Language group. Dr. Pavan Kumar, Professor Sumitra, Professor Sudheshna, Professor Chitra Panikkar, Professor Muralidhar, Professor Susheela SN and Dr. Pavithra of Performing Arts, the technical team Mr. Prasanna Karandikar, Dayanand H Gangadhar, Pawan Kondajji, Akshara, and the master of the ceremony Ms. Malavika Swamy. I owe to Ms. Savitha IPS who acted as a catalyst from the beginning till the end.

Likewise, the IASFS team from the top Dr. Purushothaman the founder -president of the association through chairpersons, paper presenters, anchor persons of each of the 17 sessions under the channel 1 Science Fiction group, If the viewers rate high the credit goes to the Bangalore University and the IASFS teams – which may provide us reinforcement to plan to organize three conferences in the same year namely, Regional, National and International conference.

Since, IASFS is registered non-profitable organization, we require your support in the form of you becoming a Life Member and share your expertise for the future events: Life membership is open for all who are 18+


Images: 20th Annual Conference:

Mr. Dinakar Charak delivering the Keynote address at the 20th conference (30.08.21)
Dr.Srinarahari briefing abt the 20th conference
Dr.Balaji A Navle Convener 20th conference event.
Dr. Arvind Mishra Secretary, ISFWA, “SF Ideas in Mythology”
Mr.Damian Walter SFWriter @ the 20th Conference
Student anhored 20th conf sessions
Mr. Gautham Shenoy Guest Lecture
Mr.Supriyo Das Bengali SF writer
Dr. Soumya Murukesh Chief Editor, SF Special issue Insight, University publication, Kerala
SF spl issue
Dr. Shantala
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Dr. Ranjan Garge Guest Speaker
Mrs. Archana Mirajkar author speaks
Film Maker Ray in an interactive session.
Rishab Dubey the yougest SF writer speaks on his works
Mrs. Pragnya Gautham the leading SF writer
Dr. Urvashi Kuhad – SF scholar
Mr. Aad Ram Naik the Rajasthan based SF author
Shirish Nadkarni Marathi SF writer
Debraj Moulick SF scholar
Sumit Bardan the genius!
Dr. AP Jayaraman Former Nuclear Scientist, Chairman National Council for Science Communcators Mumbai, Founder: STEAM, a versatile genius in the field of Science and Science Communication deliering the Valedictory address of 20th Conference

YouTube links for a few sessions of the Conference please click here:

Asian Science Fiction Conference:

Backbone of the conferences
Gems of the Translating Workshop
Media Interviews
II International Conference at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
First Conference at MVP chapter: Sholapur, Maharashtra State
Keynote address at SF meet at Elphinstone College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Elphinstone College- the Elite Class.
Prof. James Gunn interacting with IASFS group over a video conference when Video conference was a novel thing in India.
Dominic Alessio (Richmond U, UK) & Frank Roger (Belgium) at the IASFS International Conference during 2014
III Internatonal SF Conference at Kochi – participants and dignitaries.
Core team of IASFS ( Drs. Panneer Selam, Srinarahari, Bhagwan, Purushothaman
15th conf at Yelatti, a rural place in Karnataka: HSf Bairnatti (author) Zirange (Resource Person) Muthu (Scientist), Mukesh Khanna (Mahabharatha Bhishma & Shaktiman), and Nagabharana (Film Director)
SF Delegates at Coimbatore 7th conference
welcoming the dignitaries during the 7th Conference.


Inauguration function link:

Valedictory function:

Speech of Nobel Laureate; Professor. Didier Patrick Queloz; 2019 for Physics;

The 18 sessions of Channel 1 Science Fiction group are as follows:

Channel 1 SF Group: Facebook link for all:

Haridasa Sangeetha AP

🖕Enhancing music through technology;

YouTube’s links for IASFS Conference – Day 3, Department of Performing Arts, Channel 6.

Session 1 :

Session 2:

Sesison 3:

Stepping Stones for Success:

Session 4 :

Session 5 :

YouTube links for IASFS conference: Dept of performing arts.

DAY 2:

Session 1:

Session 2:


DAY 2:

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Session 2:

Session 3:

Session 4:

Session 5:

Channel 11

PG department of Law:

[09:46, 08/12/2020] +91 99005 14367:

[09:46, 08/12/2020] +91 99005 14367: channel 11👆🏻

Live Stream on our YouTube channel – University Law College Bangalore:

Dept of Women Studies