Monday, April 19, 2021

CFP: Mythcon51 - A Virtual "Halfling" Mythcon


Due to ongoing health concerns and the realization that we cannot now plan something that may violate future New Mexico state health and safety regulations, whatever they are in July-August of this year, the Council of Stewards has decided to postpone the next in-person Mythcon (Mythcon 52) until summer of 2022; the date will be July 29-August 1, 2022. Mythcon 51 will now be hosted virtually.

Call for Papers

Papers of the traditional Mythopoeic variety are still welcome, though we are looking forward to trying out a new panel model that we are calling roundtable discussions (see below).

Time slots will be different for this online conference.

  • Individual long papers will still have hour-long time slots but are now encouraged to present for no more than 30 minutes, leaving 15 minutes for discussion with a 15 minute break.
  • Individual short papers should be about 15 minutes for the paper presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
  • Panels are now 60 minutes, about 30 minutes for the panel and 20 minutes for discussion.

For traditional paper proposals:

Email papers abstracts of 200-500 words to:

Cami Agan (Papers Coordinator),

For panel proposals:

Email panels abstracts of 50-150 words to:

Leslie Donovan (Panels Coordinator),

Presenters who have already submitted have the option of presenting at Mythcon 51 virtually or being automatically accepted into the Mythcon 52 program. All presenters must register for the conference they wish to present for.

Eligible presenters should see details on our Alexei Kondratiev student paper award at

Roundtable Discussions and Alternative Programming Options

Have a topic in mind you want to discuss, but don’t want to write a whole paper about it? Revive the roots of the Society by proposing to moderate a roundtable discussion for Mythcon 51—virtually! Moderators would only need to come prepared with a mythopoeic discussion topic, some opening remarks, some questions for the attendees, and plan to facilitate and moderate discussion. The audience will handle the rest.

For roundtable discussion panel proposals, or other ideas for alternative Virtual Mythcon programming:

Email 200-500 word proposals to:

Megan Abrahamson, Mythcon 51 Chair at

Roundtable discussion moderators must register for the conference.

The final deadline for all submissions is now May 31, 2021. Please check in on Facebook, Twitter (@mythsoc), or for updates about the virtual conference.