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...

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...

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...

Popular Culture Resources for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Fans 3d Edition

This is the third installment of our research bibliography, Popular Culture Resources for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Fans. It is free for everyone to use and we welcome corrections and suggestions for future editions.   Pop Culture Resources for Educators and Librarians 3d Edition   Popular Culture Resources for Educators, Librarians,...

Learning and Research Resources

Part of fandom and neomedia studies is not simply an appreciation but an active contribution to the field.  The links on this page are a mix of informative videos, free online courses, documentaries of interest, and other information for people interested in getting a start in a media field.  If you have any suggested additions, please send us a note on the...