Kino Club 313, a student film studies group, is proud to present our annual conference, this year being held on the topic "Audiences, Fandoms, and Reception".
We will be hosting a breakfast reception in the Student Center Room 285 from 8 AM until 11 AM, so please feel free to stop by and grab a cup of coffee and a bagel before you head over to our events.
Our panels, workshops, and roundtable discussions will be happening in Hilberry A-D from 9 AM until 4 PM. We have scholars travelling from Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Louisiana to present their research on fandoms, audience studies, and reception theory. Presenters will be speaking on fandoms as diverse as Hamilton, Marvel Comics, Sherlock, Dark Souls, The Guild, Jane Austen, and much more. We will also have several skills based workshops that will teach attendees how to navigate fan fiction archives, how to teach using fan videos, and how to create a fan studies syllabus.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Kristina Busse, is the editor of Transformative Works & Cultures, and has been a prominent scholar in fan studies for many years. Her keynote speech, "Framing Fan Fiction: Archival Infrastructures as Consent Negotiations" will be taking place in Student Center Room 285 at 4 PM.
Please join us for this event, which is free and open to the public! Swing by our registration table (which will be located between Hilberry A and B) for a free fandom button and some candy, and be sure to check out our official website for more information on this and upcoming events: www.kinoclub313.com!