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Call For Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers



Marriott Marina, San Diego
Wednesday, April 12, to Saturday, April 15, 2017


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We are considering proposals for sessions organized around a theme, special panels, and/or individual papers. Sessions are scheduled in 1½ hour slots, typically with four papers or speakers per standard session. Presentations should not exceed 15 minutes. Working professionals, scholars, educators, and graduate students are all encouraged to submit.

Proposals which consider the diversity of animation in relation to popular culture are welcomed. Possible themes for papers/panels include but are not restricted to:

Animated adaptations, comics and animation, propaganda, public information, advertising, animated television series, animation for education, animation history, animation aesthetics, gender issues, animation studios, online animation, comedy, documentary, South Park, Adult Swim, the work of Matt Groening, CGI/animated special effects, anime, or any aspect of animation production.

Interested individuals are asked to submit an abstract of no more than 250 words (including presentation title) and complete contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mail and e-mail addresses, and contact telephone number) to The PCA Conference Submission page

(Although the site is pretty user friendly, for general instructions click on how to submit a proposal

Travel and research grants are available:

Panel proposals of 4 speakers and/or discussion panels of 4-6 participants each are also encouraged.

Please include the following:

  • Panel Title
  • Name and contact information for the Panel Chair
  • Titles and abstracts of each paper
  • Contact information for each presenter


All presenters must be members of the PCA and must register for the conference.

Here is the schedule of deadlines and pertinent dates:

1 July                           Database Opens for Submissions

1 October                    Registration Opens

1 October                    Deadline for Paper Proposals

15 November              Early Bird Registration Rate Ends

1 December                 Preliminary Program Available

15 December               “Drop Dead”: Participants Not Registered Removed from Program

1 January 2017            Final Program to the Publisher

12-15 April 2017         San Diego!


Please send all inquires to co-chairs:

David S. Silverman
Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-5541 ext. 5227


Peter Chanthanakone
University of Iowa