CFP: [Computing-Internet] Video Game Studies (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

full name / name of organization: 
Judd Ruggill
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25-28, 2009

Video Game Studies
Computer Culture Area
The 30th Annual Meeting of the SW/TX PCA/ACA (

The Computer Culture Area of the SW/TX PCA/ACA welcomes paper, panel, and
other proposals in video game studies. Possible topics include (but are not
limited to):

Alternative reality games
Archiving and artifactual preservation
Economic and industrial histories
Educational game design and development
Foreign language games and culture
Game advertising (both in-game and out)
Haptics and interface studies
Luddology and other theories of play
MOGs, MMOGs, and other forms of online/networked gaming
Pornographic games
Religion and games
Representations of race and gender
Representations of space and place
The rhetoric of games and game systems
Serious games
Table-top game design and theory
Technological, aesthetic, economic, and ideological convergence
Wireless and mobile gaming

For Paper Proposals: Please submit 250 word abstract embedded in the body
of an email. Include contact information (e.g., postal and preferred email
address, phone and fax numbers, etc.) and a biographical note about your
connection to the topic.

For Panel and Other Proposals: Feel free to query first. Panel and other
proposals should include all of the information requested for individual
paper proposals, as well as a 100-word statement of the panel’s raison
d’etre and any noteworthy organizational features.

As always, proposals are welcome from any and all scholars, including
graduate students, independent scholars, and tenured, tenure-track, and
emeritus faculty. Also, unusual formats, technologies, and the like are

Send proposals by December 1, 2008 to:

Judd Ruggill
Arizona State University

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