FanLIS 2021 Programme

FanLIS 2021: Building Bridges

20th May 2021

1:00pm-6:15pm (BST)

Venue: Online
Organizers: Dr Ludi Price ( & Dr Lyn Robinson (

Registration: FREE on Eventbrite

Twitter: @CityLIS #CityLIS #FanLIS


Please note that the schedule below may be subject to changes.

13.00   Welcome Address – Ludi Price

Panel 1

13.15    Filling the Gap: an Exploration into the Theories and Methods Used in Fan Studies – Eleonora Benecchi & Colin Porlezza

13:35    Japanese Visual Media Graph: Providing researchers with data from enthusiast communities – Senan Kiryakos, Magnus Pfeffer, Martin Roth, Luca Paolo Bruno & Zoltan Kacsuk

13:55   Twitch (Still) Plays Pokémon: When Spectators Become Archivists – Aris Emmanouloudis

14:15    What if academics published on AO3 and fans on Zenodo? – Nele Noppe

14:35    Panel Q&A Moderated by Ludi Price


15.00    Break


Panel 2

15.20    Affect and Author-Gods: Digital Archives, Queer Pleasures and Fannish Feeling in Literary Scholarship – Alice M. Kelly

15:40    “I Know What I’m About”: A Pilot Study of Fanfiction and the Information-Seeking Behaviors of Teenage Readers – J Nicole Miller

16.00    How Adventure Time Fans Understand the ‘True’ Producer: A Close Analysis of Two Encyclopedic Fan Texts – Paul A. Thomas

16:20    Panel Q&A Moderated by Lyn Robinson


16:45    Break


17.00   Keynote – Archiving, Librarianship, and Futurity Among Pirates and Fans – Abigail De Kosnik

18.00    Thoughts on relationship between Fan Studies and LIS – Ludi Price

18:15    Close

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