The Comics Arts Conference accepts 100-200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence). We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.
The CAC accepts individual presentations of 20 minutes and discussion, round-table, or book launch panels of 60 minutes. If you’d like to submit a 90 minute panel consisting of three individual but thematically linked presentations, please submit each presentation individually on the submission site and indicate the larger panel theme in box 4.
For San Diego only, we also accept poster presentations. Poster presentations will be displayed during one 90-minute period, and offer an opportunity for one-on-one discussions with attendees and fellow presenters.
Proposals may be submitted for more than one presentation method: individual presentation, discussion panel, or poster in San Diego. We will also consider multiple submissions; however, we cannot accept more than one submission per presenter.
Our programming time is very limited, particularly in San Diego, and we are not able to accept all the proposals we receive. We do not accept proposals that do not deal specifically with the medium of comics; that is, submissions concerning film adaptations, cosplay, fan culture, science fiction generally, etc. We also try to vary our programming from year to year. For our most recent programming schedule, please see the CCI CAC page or the WonderCon CAC page.
Proposals for WonderCon Anaheim are due December 1.
Proposals for the San Diego Comic-Con are due February 1.