Fandom and Neomedia Studies

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...

This Week in Fandom and Neomedia Studies News (30 May – 5 June)

This Week in Fandom and Neomedia Studies (30 May – 5 June)   This week’s run of news stories is a fascinating look at NFTs, court rulings, and Amazon giving up.   The NFT Market Collapsed Earlier this year, NFTs, non-fungible tokens, took the world by storm, with one item going for as much as $6.6 million at auction. And, like most storms, they passed...

This Week in Fandom and Neomedia Studies (23-29 May)

We’re starting up a new feature, a roundup of news and studies related to the FANS fields of interest. We hope to make this weekly so people can keep up to date on the newest developments in our areas of study. Please feel free to link/tag us with stories you think should be included in future editions. Someone Measured Con Crud As it turns out, each city...

The Phoenix Papers, Vol. 4, No. 2

Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others, it is our pleasure and privilege to bring you Volume 4, Number 2, of The Phoenix Papers. Front Matter  Frontispiece: Drawing Out COVID-19 Jacquelynn White Letter from the Editor J. Holder Bennett, FANS Chair Table of Contents Articles Investigation of Metalbending in the Avatar Universe and Proposals for Its Geological, Chemical,...