FSN North America held its first conference in October, 2018 with the intention of gathering fan studies scholars, ranging from tenured professors to fan-scholars, in one place to meet face-to-face, share new research, and promote the study of fan cultures writ large. The conference is currently held at DePaul University in Chicago through the cooperation and assistance of DePaul’s College of Communication, and we welcome participants from around the world to submit proposals and join us.

In addition to panels on a wide range of fan practices and methodologies, we also host a small book vendor room throughout the conference attended by such publishers as the University of Iowa Press and LSU Press.