We hadn’t seen this formally announced anywhere but we might have missed it: ICAF, the annual meet-up for international comics scholars, will be hosted at CCS this year. The conference will be held September 29-October 1, and spotlight the American Bande Dessineé Society.
ICAF publishes papers on comics scholarship, promotes international comics study, and presents the annual John Lent Scholarship. It was formerlly held in conjunction with SPX, but has moved around a bit since then. CCS seems like a perfect match.