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Titles of Interest – It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon (McFarland, 2014), edited by Ben Bolling and Matthew J. Smith This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego‚Äôs Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, […]

Salt Lake Comic Con Expands to Include Second Event for 2014

I attended the 2013 Salt Lake Comic Con as a media representative, and was invited to their press conference today but was unable to attend. After the event they released the following press release. Salt Lake City will see not one, but two fan conventions in 2014! Salt Lake Comic Con Is Baaack! With Great […]

Batman and Psychology: Podcast Interview with Travis Langley

Within moments of the Aurora, Colorado shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, media speculation began as to alleged causes in popular culture that may have helped lead to this event. Some of the causes included aspects of fantastic popular culture, including The Dark Knight Rises, Batman, and dark fantasy films. But are […]

Examiner.com Review of Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

I’ve started writing brief articles for Examiner.com. My in-depth analysis will continue here. My latest piece for the former is a review of the documentary Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope. This is an interesting film that does not so much explore Comic-Con, but rather the significance of the convention and fantastic fandom to the […]

New Fan Convention Documentary – Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope

Documentaries on geek culture in connection with fan conventions are a continued item of interest for TheoFantastique. In addition to those explored in previous posts we are pleased to add Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope to the list. The film synopsis from the official website: Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and […]

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