[Air-L] Fantasy and the Net panel (IR.11)

Frans Mäyrä frans.mayra at uta.fi
Thu Feb 18 22:30:30 PST 2010

Hi all,

Considering the recent extension of conference deadline, also the 
internal deadline for the Fantasy and the Net panel abstracts moves 
forward, to new internal deadline: Thursday, 25th February. Hopefully 
this will help a bit all those of you who consider participating in the 

Cheers; - Frans

On 15.2.2010 15:23, Frans Mäyrä wrote:
> Hi all,
> here is another last minute opportunity to join forces in proposing an
> interesting panel for IR.11: I am coordinating a panel titled "Fantasy
> and the Net" that will look into how fantasy (as an imaginative impulse
> as well as a transmedial genre of popular culture) is being reframed and
> reinterpreted in online games and other forms of participation in the
> Internet. The collaborative forms of fantasy fandom, organizational
> practices of online fantasy game guilds, as well as the creative
> potentials of online media for producing and sharing fantasy art are
> only some of the possible topics this panel can address. Hopefully we
> can contribute towards building some kind of overview of what "online
> fantasy" actually means today.
> If you are interested, please send me (frans.mayra at uta.fi) a brief
> abstract (250-500 words is fine) and your short bio/cv, by the Friday
> 18th February internal deadline.
> Looking forward to discussing fantasy in Gothenburg;
> - frans -

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