OTW Events Calendar for February

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

  • Baltimore, Maryland, USA will play host to Farpoint 2013 from 15-17 February. Farpoint is a multi-media convention for fans of all genres of imaginative fiction. The event features an art show, a charity auction, and panels and workshops along a number of different tracks. Special guests this year include Giancarlo Esposito, Felicia Day, and a number of other fan favorites.
    Read more and share your own experiences with Farpoint on Fanlore
  • Escapade, an annual multi-media, multi-fandom slash convention will be held 22-24 February in Ventura, California, USA. The event features panels, an art show, vid shows, a zine library, and more. There is also a raffle, a slash swap meet, and an auction with proceeds going to Food Share, Ventura County Food Bank.
    Read more and share your own experiences with Escapade on Fanlore
  • The Hugo Awards have long been known for honoring scifi and fantasy works, but somewhat less known is that they also honor fanworks. The Hugos have awards for Best Fanzine, Best Fancast, Best Fan Writer, and Best Fan Artist and their nomination period is underway. To be eligible to nominate, you must be a member of the 2012, 2013, or 2014 Worlcon by 31 January 2013.
    Read more and share your own experiences with the Hugo Awards on Fanlore

A Call for Papers this month comes from Inter-disciplinary.Net for the new Global Research Project on Fan Communities and Fandom to be held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, 22-23 March 2013. For the inaugural event, they are looking for submissions of proposals for research papers, short position papers, workshops and performances/installations dealing with any aspect of fans and fandom. Proposals of 300 words or less should be emailed jointly to ann-mariecook[at]inter-disciplinary.net and fan1[at]inter-disciplinary.net with “fan1 Proposal” as the subject. Please include a) name of author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of presentation (e) body of proposal. Deadline for submissions is 20 February 2013.

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