CFP: All topics relating to Harry Potter Novels and/or Fan Community (12/30/14; 5/21/15-5/25/15)
Call for Proposals, Misti-Con 2015
Deadline for submissions: 12/30/2014
Date by which proposers shall be notified: 1/31/2015
Convention dates: 5/21-5/25/2015
Proposals should include a 500 word abstract and a 50-75 word biography, contact information, and the proposer's academic or other affiliation, if any; the submission form contains requests for needs such as audio-visual equipment.
For more information on formal programming: http://www.misti-con.org/programming.html
Misti-Con 2015 is a small Harry Potter fan convention with a serious academic component organized by HP-NYC in Laconia, New Hampshire. MISTI-Con 2015 is the second of these conventions: the first was held in 2013. MISTI-Con conventions will be held bi-annually.
MISTI-Con is designed to be a completely immersive experience. The convention has exclusive use of all the hotel rooms and conference facilities. MISTI-Con fundamentally believes that the Harry Potter fandom's greatest strength is its creativity and participatory nature. As a part of the immersive experience, each MISTI-Con is organized around a specific theme. MISTI-Con 2015 is The Wizarding World's Fair.
Formal Programming includes the academic, fan-based, and educational elements of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books and related media.The conference particularly encourages the "aca-fan," or participant-observer, approach to Harry Potter studies. Formal Programming formats may range from academic paper presentations or demonstrations to informal roundtables. While the organizers are actively seeking presentations related to the theme of the global wizarding world, proposals on all aspects of the Potterverse are welcome.
Proposals are sought for presentations, papers, moderated panels, and workshops on any topic relating to the Harry Potter novels, films, and/or the fan community.
Academic specialties might include:
Literary and Media Studies—analysis of the books or films Cosplay and Performance Studies—performances, fandom, and cosplay
Biological sciences, such as botany and zoology—bestiaries, fantastic beasts, and herbology
Global studies and linguistics—global reception, the Potter books in translation
Sociology, psychology, philosophy, spirituality, social justice, gender and LGBTQ studies—Harry Potter as it relates to any of these, or the Potter books and films as viewed through one of these disciplines
Education, pedagogy, literacy, and Harry Potter in the classroom
These will be organized along themed "tracks." For details, see the Formal Programming page, here: http://www.misti-con.org/programming.html
For further information, and to access the submission form, go to http://www.misti-con.org/call-for-formal-programming-policies.html