28th April 2018
9:00 – 17:30
Sir David Davies lecture theatre, G08 Roberts Building (UCL)
Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE
The Mythgard London Speculative Fiction Symposium, aka LondonMoot, is a one-day series of talks and discussion on literature analysis in the fields of fantasy, science fiction and medieval studies. It is part of a series of regional “moots” affiliated with Mythmoot, an annual multi-day symposium held by Signum University in the USA.
A “moot” refers to a meeting or legislative assembly, but also the place in which that meeting is held. It’s from the Old English -mot, which could be appended to the end of a word, as in “LondonMoot.” It was made famous by the “Entmoots” of the tree-shepherding Ents in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings.
Call for Papers
The majority of sessions at the conference are decided through a call for papers. Symposium attendees may submit an abstract of an idea for a talk they wish to present at the event, and a panel decides on the appropriate talks to include in the sessions.
Sessions typically align with present and past Signum University or Mythgard Institute courses or related subjects, but we welcome topics from divergent areas.
Note that your submission need not be a traditional talk. We welcome suggestions for open or mediated discussions, panel sessions or alternative presentations, and we encourage you to be creative in considering engaging session ideas for the symposium.
The Call for Papers is open until 5th March, with decisions on accepted talks to be announced shortly after. To submit please complete the form found on the LondonMoot website.