Today we’re all about academia. Yep, that’s right – they actually teach this skiffy stuff – and research it too!
AboutSF is the educational outreach branch of the Center for the Study of Science fiction at the University of Kansas. We work to give educators and librarians the resources they need to teach science fiction at all levels of education, and to empower fans to spread the word themselves.
Founded in 2005, we’re now in our eighth year of operation.
Our programs include our Science Fiction Summer School, our Portable SF Workshop, our Teaching Workshop, the Speculative Speakers database, and all the resources we provide on our site for free.
UC Riverside’s Eaton Science Fiction Conference is a premier academic conference devoted to the study of all aspects of science fiction as a literary genre and social phenomenon.
It has established and cultivates science fiction studies as a serious academic discipline, and introduces prominent academic critics to SF literature, film and culture.
The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (IAFA) is a scholarly organization devoted to the study of the fantastic (broadly defined) as it appears in literature, film, and the other arts.
The purpose of the organization is to promote and recognize achievement in the study of the fantastic, mainly through the organization and management of an annual academic conference, the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA).
The Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA) is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and fantasy literature and film. Founded in 1970, the SFRA was organized to improve classroom teaching; to encourage and assist scholarship; and to evaluate and publicize new books and magazines dealing with fantastic literature and film, teaching methods and materials, and allied media performances.