BOBC

WIKINDX Resources

Woo, Benjamin et al. "Theorizing Comic Cons." In: Journal of Fandom Studies 8.1 (2020), S. 9–31. 
Added by: joachim (2021-07-17 17:38)   Last edited by: joachim (2021-07-17 17:40)
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1386/jfs_00007_1
BibTeX citation key: Woo2020a
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Categories: General
Keywords: Comic book industry, Empirical research, Fandom, USA
Creators: Beaty, Campbell, Johnson, Woo
Collection: Journal of Fandom Studies
Views: 4/56
Attachments  
Abstract
When comics fandom emerged as a distinct media-oriented community in the 1960s, one of the things it brought with it from science-fiction fandoms was the convention. Buoyed by the synergistic relationship between Hollywood and the San Diego Comic-Con and the growing prominence of `geek' culture, comic conventions, comic art festivals and related media fandom events across North America have enjoyed enhanced prestige, attention and attendance over the last fifteen to twenty years. But what kind of event are these `con events'? This article builds on a cultural mapping survey of convention organizers. The survey's goal was to suggest something of the scope and diversity of the contemporary sector. Behind this variation, we define the con event as an organizational and cultural form that is (1) oriented to media, (2) audience-facing and (3) concerned with circulation.
  
WIKINDX 6.5.0 | Total resources: 13695 | Username: -- | Bibliography: WIKINDX Master Bibliography | Style: Comicforschung-Bibliographie Stil (CFB)


PHP execution time: 0.03361 s
SQL execution time: 0.06424 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00135 s
Total elapsed time: 0.09920 s
Peak memory usage: 1.3015 MB
Memory at close: 1.2505 MB
Database queries: 68