Fandom and Neomedia Studies

This Week in FANS News (27 June — 3 July)

This Week in FANS News (27 June – 3 July)   NBC Forgot How Alexander the Great Died NBC had wanted to put out a new competition reality show, Ultimate Slip’n’Slide, premised on the childhood favorite summer pastime of many elder millennials. For some reason, it was planned to premiere right after the Olympic closing ceremonies. Alas, that will not happen...

This Week in FANS News (20 – 26 June)

This Week in FANS News (20 – 26 June) FANS Updates FANS 8, sponsored by A-Kon, will host not only a formal academic conference as in years past, but also a slate of panels that will be of interest to general A-Kon members. Here’s the list so far: Fandom of Color Anime and the Sciences Pop Culture Parenting Conventions and Your Health Each will be led by experts...

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.