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Call for Proposals: Comics & Popular Arts Conference at Dragon*Con

Comics & Popular Arts Conference The Comics and Popular Arts Conference (CPAC) is an annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts, including science/speculative fiction and fantasy literature, film, and other media, comic books, manga, graphic novels, anime, gaming, etc. CPAC presentations are peer reviewed. 6th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

Call for Papers: 5th Annual Comics & Popular Arts Conference at Dragon*Con

Call for Participation / Call for Abstracts Institute for Comics Studies Comic Book Convention Conference Series 5th ANNUAL COMICS & POPULAR ARTS CONFERENCE at DRAGON*CON Atlanta, Georgia August 31-September 3, 2012 The Institute for Comic Studies and Dragon*Con present the fifth annual academic conference for the studies of comics and the popular arts. The conference […]

Fantasy and Science Fiction Conventions as Transformational Festivals

I feel some level of justification as to my intuitions on aspects of science fiction and fantasy conventions and their subcultures. I recently came across a post at The Wild Hunt blog which referenced a lecture by Jeet-Kei Leung on transformational festivals like Burning Man. Jason Pitzl-Waters of The Wild Hunt mentioned that a similar […]

Fan Culture Documentaries: Back to Space-Con, and Four Days at Dragon*Con

This weekend I had the opportunity to watch two documentaries, Back to Space-Con, produced and directed by Tom Wyrsch of Garfield Lane Productions, and Four Days at Dragon*Con, produced and directed by Jack Walsh of Public Broadcasting in Atlanta. Taken together, these films tell the story of the development of science fiction and fantasy conventions, […]

PBS Documentary: Four Days at Dragon*Con

Thanks to the email list for the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts I learned about a documentary that will be broadcast courtesy of American Public Television. The documentary is titled Four Days at Dragon*Con. From The APT website: Every Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands descend upon Atlanta for the largest convention […]

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