Dallas, Texas – June 6-7, 2015
“We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 6 and 7 June 2015.
Fandom for us includes all aspects of being a fan, ranging from being a passive audience member to producing one’s own parafictive or interfictive creations. Neomedia includes both new media as it is customarily defined as well as new ways of using and conceptualizing traditional media.
Ours is an interdisciplinary group, including historians, psychologists, geologists, writers, and independent scholars. We welcome contributions from all disciplines and from all levels of academic achievement. Submissions are welcome from professors, students, and independent researchers. Topics may come from anime, manga, science fiction, television series, movies, radio, performing arts, or any other popular culture phenomenon and their respective fandom groups.”
Submission instructions: Please submit an abstract (up to 500) words and your CV to fansconference (at) gmail.com. Plan for a 20-minute presentation and 10 minutes of questions and answers.
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2015.
Authors of accepted presentations will be notified by April 26, 2015.
Accepted papers will be considered for publication in an upcoming issue of The Phoenix Papers.
The FANS Conference is hosted by A-Kon, the oldest longest continually running anime and manga convention in North America. All speakers are required to register for the conference. The registration fee ($60) includes A-Kon attendance and a luncheon.
2nd Annual FANS Conference (2014)