Fandom and Neomedia Studies

COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Policy In line with the policy of A-Kon, our hosts and sponsors, FANS 8 will be requiring masks and other protective measures under the same rules. Please contact us if you have any questions or...

FANS 8: Call for Panelists

We are pleased to announce an updated Call for Panelists at 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....

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,...