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Participatory and Popular Culture 2014 Winter Conference

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Participatory and Popular Culture 2014 Winter Conference

Date: 15th to 18th February, 2014 (conference day: 17th February).
Venue: Caeser Park Hotel Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan, R.O.C.

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In recent years, the boundary between supplier and consumer is becoming blurred. Many popular culture products are not only being
consumed but also creating a new participatory culture. There are various distinctive examples, such as wearing costume for a party or an event or writing reviews about anime, games, comics and novels on the SNSs, review pages or video-sharing websites. The purpose of this conference is to discuss these situations from interdisciplinary viewpoints.

Topic of conference include, but not limited to:

  • Cosplay Culture
  • Anime Game Comic and Novel Culture
  • Exhibition and Event Culture
  • Fashion, Style & Popular Culture
  • Music, live and concert Culture
  • Gaming Research(ex. gambling and Casinos)
  • Trading Card Game Industry Research
  • Video-sharing site, Film and TV Culture
  • Public Diplomacy and Popular Culture
  • Cultural Tourism (ex. Seichi-Junrei)

Important Dates

  • Submission of Abstract 1st December.
  • Notification of Acceptance 15th December.
  • Registration Deadline 31st January.

Proposal submission guidelines

Abstracts of no more than 200 words in English for presentations should be sent to our website alongside a short Bio (max 100
words that include name, current position and academic affiliation or graduate school) .

Submission of Abstract

Registration Fee

  • Authors NT$4,500 / US$150.
  • Observers NT2,000(Observers are attendees who do not present).
  • Standard Payment of registration fees is accepted by credit card.
  • If you will filed an proposal under joint signature, 1st author must pay author’s participants fee.
  • Co-author(s) must pay observer’s participation fee.

Other Important Notice

  • English will be the official language of conference, while oral presentations in Chinese and Japanese will be accepted for designated bilingual sessions.
  • All abstracts will be peer-reviewed and successful applicants will be notified about acceptance of their papers.

Conference Officials

  • Jin NAKAMURA(Japan Univ. of Economics).
  • Masahiro OKADA (Hiroshima Univ.)

Contact: ppc.secretariat@gmail.com.

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