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September 2010, Week 1


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Darcey West <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 22:05:23 +0000
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This week's In Media Res special theme week is called Science Fiction and Fandom. Here's the line-up:

Monday September 6, 2010 – Curtis Webster (Presbyterian ChurchU.S.A.) presents: Myth, Ritual and People Who Love Star Trek

Tuesday September 7, 2010 – Jack Walsh (Public Broadcasting Atlanta) presents: "Four Days at Dragon*Con" excerpt

Wednesday September 8, 2010 – Kayley Thomas (University of Florida) presents: Reporting From the Frontlines: Fan Conventions Go Digital

Thursday September 9, 2010 – Daryl Frazetti (Western Nevada College) presents: Star Trek, Fandom, and Mythos: The Themed Convention

Friday September 10, 2010 – Matt Hills (Cardiff University) presents: As seen as on screen?: Mimetic SF Fandom & the crafting of replica(nt)s

Theme Week Organized by Ian Peters (Georgia State University) and David Gregory (Georgia State University)
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