Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers

Date & Time




View proceedings from this past event in the Signum Library Digital Collection. See details about upcoming Mythmoot conferences on our Mythmoot page.

In June 2018, we will be returning to the National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA, for Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers.

The details are still being worked out. Watch this space for more information about special guests, events, a call for papers/presentations, and additional information as specifics become available.


See the Preliminary Schedule


Special Guests

John Garth, author of Tolkien and the Great War.

Douglas A. Anderson, scholar of fantastic literature

Marc Okrand, inventor of Klingon and professional conlanger

Alan Sisto and Shawn E. Marchese, hosts of the Prancing Pony Podcast

Call for Proposals

Mythmoot V combines academic conference, literary creative meet-up, and fan convention into one event. It creates a space for serious scholarship in fields that are only beginning to be considered in the academic world (such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, gothic, folklore, children’s literature, etc.) in a way that both academics and enthusiasts will appreciate.

We are accepting proposals for Papers, Panels, Workshops, and Creative Presentations (storytelling, music, visual arts, etc.)  in the areas of Imaginative Literature, Tolkien and Inklings Studies and Germanic Philology. Proposals will be accepted through 15 March 2018. Read full CFP for submission details by clicking the button below.

Read the Mythmoot V CFP

Note: Submission of any proposal is considered agreement by the presenter to attend Mythmoot and deliver the presentation if it is accepted. No presentations of any form will be delivered in absentia.


Registration is open through May 31, 2018. Prices are detailed in the table below.

Conference registration includes:

  • Access to all conference sessions and events
  • Three meals per day, including the masquerade ball on Saturday night
  • Snacks and beverages throughout the day
  • Full access to the beautiful National Conference Center facility, including meeting rooms, common areas, 24/7 fitness gym, hiking trails (with access to the Potomac), speakeasy, fire pit, and more…
Mythmoot V Pricing
Entire Conference $449
Two-Day Pass
(Fri. + Sat. or Sat. + Sun.)
Friday only $155
Saturday only $165 (includes masquerade ball)
Sunday only $155

Register for Mythmoot V


Conference registration does not include lodging. The National Conference Center will have rooms available at the following conference rates:

  • Single rooms: $81/night (plus taxes)
  • Suites: $110/night (plus taxes)

Note that there is a limited supply of suites, so book soon if you plan to attend!

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Image: The Argonath, by Ted Nasmith (used with permission)

Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers

Join Signum University and the Mythgard Institute in Leesburg, VA, from June 21-24, 2018, for Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers.