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Call for Papers: Culture of Fandom
2006 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
27th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 8-11, 2006
The 2006 SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico
at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Join us this year, as a returning or
first-time participant, as we celebrate a new future on Route 66 at this
regional popular culture conference. Further details regarding the
conference (listing of all areas, hotel, registration, tours, etc.) can
be found at http://www.swtexaspca.org.
Proposals are now being accepted for the Culture of Fandom Area. Listed
below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not
included here are also welcome.
General Sports Fans
Pro and or College Sports
Fandom as a way to generate income
Fandom and social structure
Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality and Fandom
Creating Fan ideologies and simulacra
Fandom and Consumer Culture
When Fans go too far? Fandom and Stalkers
Mascots and Superfans
Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi, LOTR Fandom
Video Game Fandom
What areas of or culture has fans that we traditionally think of as fans?
And much more...
**There is a publication possibility associated with this panel. A
publisher has contacted the area chair and expressed interest in an
edited collection of the panel’s proceedings. More information to follow.
Inquiries regarding this area and/or abstracts of 250 words may be sent
to Gregory J. Thompson at the email or physical address below by November
15, 2005. Please include a brief biographical paragraph (100 words or
less) and a working bibliography for your paper.
Gregory J. Thompson, Ph.D.
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580
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