OTW Events Calendar for August

Welcome to our Events Calendar roundup for the month of August! 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.

  • Vidders and avid vid-watchers from all across fandom will be once again gathering in Chicago, Illinois for VividCon being held on 10-12 August. The con features vid showrooms and opportunities to premiere new vids in addition to panel discussions on vidding for vidders and fans of vidding.
    Information on Fanlore
  • Harry Potter slash fans will be gathering near Seattle, Washington from 16 August to 19 August for Lubricus (aka The Con That Shall Not Be Named). This by-fans-for-fans convention brings together members of the wizarding slash fandom in a safe and slash-friendly environment.
    Information on Fanlore
  • Star Wars fans need not travel to a “galaxy far, far away” to immerse themselves in the world of the epic saga. Star Wars Celebration VI comes to Orlando, Florida from 23 August to 26 August and promises “the ultimate fan experience”. With exhibits, panels, screenings, special events, and celebrity guests (including Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Jake Lloyd, and others) there’s sure to be something for fans of all aspects of the Star Wars universe.
    Information on Fanlore
  • AniNite, the largest fan convention for Japanese youth and pop culture in Austria, will be held at the Technical University of Vienna on 24-26 August. Founded in 2001, the event has quickly grown to an attendance of over 7000 at the 2011 convention. The event brings together ‘animanga’ fans from across Austria as well as several neighboring countries.
    Information on Fanlore
  • The month closes out with Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia from 31 August to 3 September. Billed as “the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the universe!”, Dragon*Con brings together fans across an incredibly wide range of media and genre. The con also features several Fan Tracks in addition to a number of other workshops and events.
    Information on Fanlore


This month we have a call for papers from Paul Booth (pbooth at depaul.edu) for the upcoming book Doctor Who (Fan Phenomena) to be published by Intellect Press. “This book is aimed at both fans and those interested in the cultural and social aspects of Doctor Who. The book is intended to be entertaining, informative, and generally jargon-free (or at least jargon-lite). Abstracts should be 300 words long. Please also send a CV or resume with your abstract. Abstracts due 15 Aug 2012. Final chapters of 3000-3500 words will be due 01 Nov 2012. The final book will include ten chapters.”

The OTW encourages anyone to submit an event that’s not already listed, and to check out the calendar throughout the year!