FanLIS 2022 Programme

FanLIS 2022: Fan Futures – Beyond the Archive

19-20 May 2022

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.

Thursday 19th May

13.00 (BST)   Welcome Address – Ludi Price

Panel 1

13.15    Creating threads, making archives: a study of organizing and indexing practices around idols’ photos on Twitter – Susrita Das

13:35    Archiving as a foundation of fansubbing: a case study on fan-made translation of Virtual Youtuber’s videos and streaming in China – Jincai Jiang

13:55    Archival maintenance as a means of preserving a fandom’s legacy – Nicole Neece

14:15    ‘Princes of the New World’: fanfiction archives as machines for generating fictional worlds – Suzanne R. Black

14:35    Panel Q&A Moderated by Ludi Price


15.00    Break


Panel 2

15.30    The design of printed fanfiction: Down to Agincourt and fanbinding as affective practice – Naomi Jacobs and JSA Lowe

15:50    Fanbinding and community generated information environment – Shira Buchsbaum and Kimberly Kennedy

16:10    Crossover fic and the crux of fan object circulation – Alex Xanthoudakis

16:30    Panel Q&A Moderated by Lyn Robinson


16:55    Final thoughts on Day 1 – Ludi Price

17:00    Close


Friday 20th May

13:35 (BST)   Welcome Address – Ludi Price

Panel 3

13:45    Exploring the commonalities and differences in descriptive metadata databases compiled by online fan and enthusiast communities and public administration agencies using the Japanese Visual Media Graph – Zoltan Kacsuk, Magnus Pfeffer and Martin Roth

14:05    “Comments in tags”: exploring bookmarking cultures on AO3 – Mikael Gyhagen

14:25    Fanwork communication through social media: a dynamic practice of celebrity fans – Qiuyan Guo

14:45    Panel Q&A Moderated by Ludi Price


15:05    Break


Panel 4

15.30    “I prefer to report on my subjects while I’m dressed like them…”: fan journalism and the centrality of relationships – Colin Porlezza and Eleonora Benecchi

15:50    Where’d you get those Nightcrawler hands? The information literacy practices of cosplayers – Kimberly Hirsh

16:10    Panel Q&A Moderated by Lyn Robinson


16:30    Break


17.00    Keynote – Growing our own: The past and future of fandom, platforms, and policy – Casey Fiesler

18.00    Final thoughts – Ludi Price

18:15    Close

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