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...

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...