CFP: Gaming Theory and Culture (11/30/06; ICFA, 3/14/07-3/17/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on
Video Game Theory and Culture for the 28th Annual
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 28 is on gender and sexuality in the
fantastic, and while papers relating to this theme are
encouraged, proposals on any topics are welcome. The
conference will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
from March 14 - 17, 2007 at the Wyndham Fort
Lauderdale Airport Hotel. For more information and
updates about the conference, please visit

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the
following topics:

Virtual environments and bodies
Gaming communities
Narrative structure and strategy
Online gaming
The economics of gaming
Game-specific language, how communication evolves for
and out of the medium
Gaming psychology
Differences in gamer engagement with game based on
medium (e.g., table top, visual online, textual
online, etc.)
Games and learning
Game genres and series
Representations of self/identity in online games,
MUSHes, etc.
Gender and sexuality in games/gaming

Any games based on fantasy or science fiction, or
horror premises, including media tie-ins, for any
electronic platform as well as online games (even ones
that are mostly text based, e.g., MUSHes, etc.).

If you are interesting in submitting a paper,
proposals should include a 500-word abstract and
appropriate bibliography indicating the project's
scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to include
current/working contact information (snailmail AND
email addresses). Also note whether your presentation
would require audio-visual equipment.

Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division
31225 Bainbridge Road, Suite M
Solon, OH 44139

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2006.
However, proposals will be reviewed and accepted as
they are received.

You can review all conference information at the IAFA
website: Bookmark the site to keep
checking back for updates. For information and
updates specific to the Community and Culture
Division, visit

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listservs and individuals who might be interested.

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