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Potential Topics (including but not limited to):

  • Fans and fandom
  • Aspirational consumption
  • Anti-consumerism/consumer activism
  • Brand communities
  • Makers, crafters and prosumers
  • Target markets and subcultural identities
  • Cultural marketing and consumer relationships

We welcome scholarly submissions that address audience, industry, and critical/cultural perspectives and are particularly interested in the intersections thereof.

Location: St. John’s University, Queens Campus

Date: March 28, 2017

Dr. Paul Booth, associate professor of Media and Cinema studies at DePaul University and author of several books including Digital Fandom 2.0: New Media Studies (Peter Lang, 2016), Game Play: Paratextuality in Contemporary Board Games (Bloomsbury, 2015) and Playing Fans: Negotiating Fandom and Media in the Digital Age (University of Iowa Press, 2015)

350-word abstract and brief biographical note by 12/20/2016 to [email protected]

Accepted panelists will be notified in mid-January.

Please address any questions to:
Candice D. Roberts
Assistant Professor of Communication
St. John’s University
[email protected]

Myles Ethan Lascity
Assistant Professor of Communication
Chestnut Hill College
[email protected]

To be registered to the conference the following fees are applicable:
Speakers: 100 Euros
Attendees: 30 Euros
USC Alumni and Staff: Free

Working Language: English

After the conclusion of the last session, participants will receive a Certificate. Unfortunately we are unable to offer bursaries to participants, but we will inform in due course about special rate hotels. Selected papers will be published in a collective book with an international publisher.