Mythmoot: Annual Speculative Literature Conference

Join us each year in June for Mythmoot!

“Home is behind, the world ahead / And there are many paths to tread” — J. R. R. Tolkien

Be sure to check the Mythmoot IX page for quick links to attendance options, guests, schedule, and registration as updates occur.

Mythmoot IX: Remaking Myth is coming! Click here!

When is Mythmoot IX? June 23-26, 2022

Where is Mythmoot IX being held?  The Events Committee is pleased to announce the new venue for Mythmoot IX: The Washington Dulles Airport Marriott. It is located just a mile away from Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia. To get your lodging reservation link for the hotel, register for the conference and keep a close eye on your email! It is imperative that you arrange your lodging swiftly! Swiftly! Like Eagles! If you need assistance or have not received the email, please send a note to [email protected].

Is there a remote option? Yes! Our remote team creates an excellent experience for our distance attenders with broadcasts of all the talks and most of the frivolity, along with chatting and meeting ways to participate.

Will Mythmoot be recorded? Most of the events of Mythmoot IX will be recorded, but will only be available after the event to online or in-person attendees. We recommend registering for MootHub or LIVE if you wish to view the recordings afterwards.

Registration FAQ:

How do I register for Mythmoot IX? Register here for in-person or remote attendance!

How do I change my registration? You can cancel your registration or change its type (MootHub vs. Live) or change the number of days by contacting us [email protected]

What is your refund policy? Full refunds for Mythmoot registration are available, minus a $10 processing fee, up until the day of the event.

Mythmoot Pricing
In Person, Full Conference $420
In Person, Two Days $285
In Person, One Day $145
MootHub Remote Attendance $75

Logistics FAQ:

How can I sign up for lodging? We are currently arranging lodging…  the link is expected in, like, hours!!

Is there a schedule available? A link to a preliminary schedule will be available here soon.Who will be the Guests of Honor at Mythmoot IX?  Click here to find out!

Mythmoot Call for Proposal Details are on the Mythmoot IX Page!

Start planning now!

Individual Presentations

Whether creative or critical, individual presentations will have 30 minutes — 20 minutes for presentation and 10 for Q&A. (N.B. The “creative” category is not limited to original works but could include presenting or performing art, music, drama, or dance — or even a presentation on how you went about knitting the One Ring into a tea cozy. If you have any questions about what you can present, please contact the submissions email.)


Panels must contain at least 3 papers and/or presenters and will be allocated 90 minutes total for presentations and Q&A.


Workshops must identify their own length (either 30 min, 60 min, or 90 min) and include justification for the requested time. Workshops may be run individually, but it is recommended that a workshop has at least two leaders. (Workshop examples: the knitting of Smaug hats, an interactive discussion on dragon species, etc.)


Papers will be presented in 90-minute sessions of 1 – 3 presenters. Each presenter will have 30 minutes (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions) to present their paper. *These can also count as an individual presentation if you are the sole author and presenter!

Questions? See “How to Present at Conferences” from our very own Dr. Sørina Higgins!

Notice: Attending Mythmoot signifies your agreement for any photos or likeness captured or recorded during Mythmoot to be used by Signum University and its affiliates.

Image by Emily Austin, taken at Mythmoot VI: Dragons.

Looking for more information about Mythmoot? Simply email [email protected]