Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of October! The Events Calendar can be found on the OTW website and is open to submissions by anyone with news of an event. These can be viewed by event type, such as Academic Events, Fan Gatherings, Legal Events, OTW Events, or Technology Events taking place around the world.
- Festivids is a yearly small-fandom giftvid exchange. It’s modeled on Yuletide; every vidder signs up with fandoms they request, and fandoms they can offer. Each vidder receives a secret assignment and makes a giftvid for their recipient. The vids are posted anonymously in January, and after two weeks, the identities of the vidders are revealed.
Signups to participate run from October 10 through October 20.
- Loncon 3 is looking for academic papers to reflect the history and population of London, the host city. The theme of the academic programme is ‘Diversity’. We will be exploring science fiction, fantasy, horror, and all forms of speculative fiction, whether in novels, comics, television, and movies or in fanworks, art, radio plays, games, advertising, and music. Submissions are due 1 October 2013 with notification by 31 December 2013. A 300 word abstract should be sent to emma.england[at]loncon3.org.
- International Journal of Audience Research: “Masters of the Universe: World-Building and World-Exploring is interested in a mapping of specific communities and their rich relationships with world-building. Any medium (or combination thereof) that engages with story-worlds and world-building: examples include prose fiction, comic books, TV, film, theme parks. Proposals will be considered depending upon their validity for audience studies. Abstracts of 350 words are to be forwarded by October 31st, 2013.
- In the contemporary media landscape the fan is an active player who participates, creates and collaborates in the construction of any type of media content. Through a multidisciplinary approach to Fandom Studies,V Congreso Internacional Latina de Comuncación Social in Tenerife, Spain aims to explore questions such as: What is the role of fans in the commercial communication of brands? In which ways can the fandom of a particular fictional work contribute to the expansion of the original text? What types of works and sources are used by fans in order to construct their own messages? The deadline for the submission of abstracts is the 31st October, 2013. If you are interested, please send a 300-word abstract with your name and university affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- This special issue of Journal of Fandom Studies responds to the well-established and global subculture of fans of Korean popular music (K-pop) and Korean television drama (K-drama) and seeks to examine the uniqueness of K-pop and K-drama fandoms and their contribution to global fandom scholarship. Deadline for submission of Abstracts is 31 October 2013. For more information see the Call for Papers.
- SW Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference is looking for papers on any aspect of stardom or fandom and also, specifically on topics related to Doctor Who and Torchwood. Deadline for 250 word proposals is November 1st.