Fandom and Neomedia Studies

The Phoenix Papers, Vol. 2, No. 1

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, it is our privilege to bring to you the newest edition of The Phoenix Papers. Vol 2 No 1 Cover Frontispiece, Letter from the Editor, and Mission & Vision Statements Table of Contents A Phenomenology of Americans and Anime: How Tropes Predict Experience Angela Drummon-Matthews, UNT Dallas Deborah Scally, UNT Dallas Steampunk...

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...

FANS Conference Schedule

UPDATE: The Friday evening social event has been moved to 7:00pm at the Veranda Restaurant in Atrium I. UPDATE II: The 4:30pm presentation by Darby Cook is now moved to 4:00pm, and Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Tarbox will be presenting at 4:30pm. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, it is our privilege and pleasure to announce the full 2015 FANS Conference Schedule...

FANS Conference Schedule with Abstracts

UPDATE: The Friday evening social event has been moved to 7:00pm at the Veranda Restaurant in Atrium I. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, it is our privilege and pleasure to announce the full 2015 FANS Conference Schedule with abstracts. Unless otherwise noted, all events are in the Senator Lecture Hall. An abbreviated version of the schedule without the...

An Unofficial, Anecdotal History of Challenge Coins

Given our collaboration with the Anime Military Association and their annual challenge coins for A-Kon, we thought this Unofficial, Anecdotal History of Challenge Coins by Sandra Tayler would be of interest to our readers. Thank you to Jeffrey MacHott for bringing this to our...