Fandom and Neomedia Studies

Call for Panelists: Pop Culture Parenting

We are pleased to announce a call for panelists for a shared presentation entitled “Pop Culture Parenting.” The focus will be on the elements of popular culture that may alternately be of concern or used as enlightening for children or student viewers. We would like to invite two panelists to join us in Dallas, Texas, on 6 June 2015. At present there are two...

CFP: Third Annual FANS Conference

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. Our keynote presentation, brought to us by Funimation, will be a retrospective on anime history as they prepare to release the reboot of Cyborg 009. The keynote panel will include Ishikawa Mitsuhisa of...

2014 FANS Conference Program

2d Annual FANS Conference Hosted by A-Kon   Thursday, 5 June 2014 Registration: Senator’s Lecture Hall, 10:00am – 7:00pm   Friday, 6 June 2014 Registration: Senator’s Lecture Hall, 9:00am – 6:00pm Media Bar Social: Media Bar, 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Conference Registrants Only)   Saturday, 7 June 2014 Registration: Senator’s Lecture Hall, 9:00am –...

CFP: Second Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Second Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 7 and 8 June 2014.  We are privileged to have Ken Steacy as our keynote speaker. 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...

Mobile Apps for Everyone!

Our hosts and sponsors at A-Kon have released a mobile app with a full schedule of events including our own conference.  You can download it for free here.

2013 FANS Conference Program

2013 FANS Conference Program Organizing Committee: Chair: J. Holder Bennett, Collin College Vice Chair: Dr. Michael Vandehey, Midwestern State University Committee Members: Helen McCarthy, Independent Scholar and Author; Brett Burkett, Collin College; Shannon Burkett, Collin College; Jonathan Davis, University of North Texas Friday 12:00pm Registration Table...