Events Calendar for March 2014


Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of March! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website

  • To celebrate the OTW’s Milestone Month we are hosting four events featuring a discussion on “The Future of Fanworks” with a variety of special guests.
  • March 8: Live chat with fan studies scholars on “The future of fanworks” from 1600-1800 UTC
  • March 15: Live chat with fans on “The future of fanworks” from 0200 – 0400 UTC
  • March 21-24: Q&A posts with copyright practitioners and scholars on “The future of fan works.”
  • March 29: Live chat with entertainment industry representatives on “The future of fan works”. Start time TBD
  • Check out more details here!

We have four calls for papers coming up in the next month!

  • At Joss Whedon: A Celebration DePaul University’s Media and Cinema Studies program will honor of the work of Joss Whedon featuring a roundtable discussions from scholars and fans of Whedon, speaking about his cultural impact, as well as analyzing aspects of his television shows and films. If you’re interested in speaking on a round table on Saturday, May 03, in Chicago please send a 200 word abstract by Mar 15.

    Read more about Joss Whedon on Fanlore

  • Subverting Fashion: Style Cultures, Fan Culture & the Fashion Industry aims to explore appropriations of fashion and style as creativity, self-expression, collective identity and rebelliousness in media and culture, as well as questioning these approaches both within and outside the fashion industry. 250-word proposals for 20-minute papers are needed on topics related to alternative fashion, style and performative identity in popular culture and the media. Papers from all disciplines and areas of research are invited. Abstract deadline: 20th March, 2014.
  • A Fantastic Legacy: Diana Wynne Jones Memorial Conference will celebrate the life, and contributions to children’s literature, fantasy and science fiction of a ground-breaking writer of British children’s fantasy. They are currently seeking papers on any aspect of Diana’s life and work. Participants are invited to submit 100-250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers by 28 March 2014

    Read more about Diana Wynne Jones on Fanlore

  • New Perspectives on Cinematic Spectatorship, Digital Culture & Space The journal Networking Knowledge is publishing a special issue on the ‘cinematic dispositif’ in light of the transformative effects of digital culture. Articles by postgraduate and early career researchers, which are 5,000 to 6,000 words long are welcome. Please send abstracts of up to 300 words along with a 50-word biography by April 1st 2014

  • The Events Calendar is here to inform and connect fans about upcoming fan events both face to face and online! We are always open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. Events come in many categories such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, Announcements of fanwork fests and challenges, or Technology Events taking place around the world and online. New ideas and categories are encouraged! If you know about any upcoming fan events please let us know!