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2020 UF Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics in Community

On March 27-29th, UF will be hosting its 17th annual Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, “Comics in Community” in Gainesville, Florida.

Schedule and information on panels and keynotes coming soon!


Air Travel

We recommend flying into Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV). Airports close to Gainesville are Jacksonville International (JAX) and Orlando International (MCO).

Gainesville has Uber. Several taxicab services are also available:

  • Gator Taxi Cab (352) 336-8484
  • Luxury Cab: 352-519-1177
  • Safety Cab: 352-372-1444 and 352-372-1445

Getting Around Campus

Here is a link to the UF Campus Map. Our conference this year is in the Marston Science Library Visualization & Conference Room, L136. Marston is circled on the map below.

Map of UF Campus, with Marston Science Library Circled
Map of UF Campus

Getting Around Gainesville

Our conference includes two events outside of UF campus, receptions on Saturday and Sunday at the Civic Media Center and the Sequential Artists’ Workshop. Information on the RTS bus system can be found on their website,, and carpools will be encouraged and arranged.

Where to Stay

A limited number of rooms at the AC Hotel across from campus are available at a special rate for conference attendees. Attendees must reserve their room over the phone or using this link with the AC Hotel by February 27th, and mention the conference, to receive the conference rate of $141 per night.

Otherwise, Gainesville has many hotels near the conference site, attendees can reach out to the GCO for support with lodging and transportation.

Where to Eat

There are many restaurants near and on the UF Campus, particularly across the street on West University Avenue. On-campus options can be found using the campus map linked above. The Gainesville Hare Krishnas serve an inexpensive vegan option on campus every weekday.

Conference Organizers, Sponsors, and Collaborators

Our conference was organized by the Graduate Conference Organization.
2020 Officer Cohort: remus jackson, Ayanni Cooper, Bri Anderson, Fi Stewart-Taylor.

Other invaluable organizational contributions made by Madeline Ganges, Megan Fowler, Jackie Elliott, Brandon Murakami, Amanda Rose, Lillian Martinez, Jacob Hawk, and Corinne Matthews.

We are grateful for sponsorship and support from the UF English Department, and the Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere.

Logo for the Center for Humanities in the Public Sphere

Thank you to our community collaborators, the Civic Media Center and the Sequential Artists’ Workshop, for sharing their space and time with us.