Fandom and Neomedia Studies

Juneteenth

There Is Only One Headline This Week: Juneteenth FANS welcomes Juneteenth to the roster of federally recognized holidays. In some respects, 48 states and DC already had it on their calendars. For reasons that are uncertain, South Dakota was the lone holdout and their legislature is currently working on it. From various postings and even Pres. Biden’s speech,...

This Week in Fandom and Neomedia Studies News (6-12 June)

This Week in Fandom and Neomedia Studies News (6-12 June) NFL Responds to “Race Norming” Allegations After many years of denying culpability, the NFL agreed to an out of court settlement, eventually reaching $1 billion, for players who suffered the effects of repeated traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Part of the assessments for access to this fund was a process...

FANS 8 Registration

FANS 8 registration details will be posted in January 2022.

FANS 8: Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for submissions to the Eighth Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference in Irving, TX, 3-5 June 2022, at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. 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....

FANS 8: Date and Venue

FANS 8/A-Kon 31 will be at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and the Toyota Music Factory, 3-5 June 2022. The venue is halfway between DFW International Airport and Love Field Airport. You can get to the location from either airport via the DART Orange Line or via one of the adjacent highways. Hotel information will be posted as soon as it is...