Fandom and Neomedia Studies

CFP: Sixth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies Conference

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Sixth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Ft. Worth, TX, 9-10 June 2018 . #FANS6 is gearing up for a spectacular year. 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...

CFP: Stitching Time, a Conference on Cosplay

Fandom and Neomedia Studies Japan Call for Papers Stitching Time: Conference Proceedings and Supporting Papers   The International College of Liberal Arts (iCLA) of Yamanashi Gakuin University in conjunction with Fandom and Neomedia Studies Japan (FANS-Japan) invites submissions to its first event.   Deadline for presentation/paper abstract...

CFP: Fourth Annual FANS Conference

We are pleased to announce a CFP for submissions to the Fourth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Dallas, TX, on 4 and 5 June 2016. Our keynote this year will be a joint presentation by Angela Drummond-Matthews and Debbie Scally. It is also our privilege to host Dr. Ryosuke Watanabe, Executive Director of the International College of...

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...

Art Projects and a Contest over on Deviant Art

The FANS Association has a new group page over on dA run by executive committee member Shannon Burkett (aka: Prax).  Media in all its forms falls within our purview.  We hope to use this group as a nucleus for future creation and analysis of fandom art works.  For now we’re limited to still two-dimensional pieces, but eventually we hope to include video...