Framing the Furry Paradigm: Fandom Divergences and the Creation of Community

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Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The Fan Theory Area of the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association seeks proposals on the furry fandom. The PCA/ACA National Conference will be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C. The aim of this special-interest panel is to examine furries from the fan studies perspective and welcomes topics on the following areas such as these:

  • Influences of the Furry Fandom
  • Interactions between the Furry Fandom and other fandoms
  • Text Production of the Furry Fandom
  • Loci of Furry Activity (e.g. Internet and Conventions)

Abstracts of 100-250 words may be submitted to the PCA/ACA database, with "Fan Theory" as the Topic Area. The deadline to submit is November 30, 2012.

For further information, please email:

Victor Barrett -
Sean Ahern -
Katherine Larsen -