Fandom and Neomedia Studies

Announcement: FANS Japan and Founding Director


FANS Japan and Inaugural Director

It is our pleasure and privilege to announce that FANS is expanding with the a new division: FANS Japan (F.A.N.S.評判記 / F. A. N. S. Hyōban-ki).

To lead these efforts, Dr. Darren-Jon Ashmore of Yamanashi Gakuin University, iCLA, has accepted the position of Founding Director of FANS Japan. Dr. Ashmore’s many years of faithful service to FANS ensures that he is the leader best suited for this position. The director will be accepting applications to join the FANS Japan board starting 1 March 2023.

Further details about joining the board and our inaugural conference will be posted in the coming weeks.

Congratulations again to Dr. Ashmore! The rest of us around the world have every confidence in his leadership and his dedication to the FANS Mission: To encourage, assist, and publish important work in fandom and neomedia studies.


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