Ohio State University will once again be hosting the Festival of Cartoon Art, scheduled for November 14th-17th, 2013. More details here.
CFP: The Third Triennial Academic Conference at the Festival of Cartoon Art
Beginning in 2007, the triennial Festival of Cartoon Art at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum at Ohio State University added a one-day academic conference ahead of the weekend’s festivities. This year, 2013, the Billy Ireland will be hosting a special Festival to celebrate the Grand Opening of its glorious new home with a weekend of speakers, events and exhibitions. In honor of this momentous occasion, the academic conference this year will be a two-day event on Thursday and Friday, November 14th and 15th, leading up to the kickoff of the official opening festivities on Friday evening.
In addition, they are currently inviting academic papers in comics studies, with a special interest in papers focusing on topics that connect with the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum’s collections and mission. To be considered for the panels, please send a 250-500 word abstract and a one-page vita to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for abstracts is July 1, 2013.