I got into the conference to which I applied last month, with my paper on Science Fiction and Broadway. Here is the conference website, in case I haven't linked to it yet: IAFA Conference. I have to publicly thank Neil Baldwin for even bringing this to my attention. I never in a million years thought I would get in, though.
I am incredibly excited and also very nervous. Also I am learning that academic conferences are very very expensive.
I don't know what this means about my life career, but I am definitely diversifying my portfolio if nothing else.