Monday, April 03, 2006

2006 International Conference on Asian Comics, Animation, and Gaming

Just posted at the Comics Scholars Discussion List: an update concerning the 2006 International Conference on Asian Comics, Animation, and Gaming, to be held at Toronto's York University, May 18-19. From the conference website:
The goal of the ACAG 2006 conference is to provide an international forum for presenting recent research on the emerging cultural markets in China and the Asian countries and to investigate the transnational issues of Asian cultural products, focusing on comics, animation and digital games in relation with the global world. The purpose of the conference is to promote scholarship and intellectual engagement between academics and cultural production professionals on the conference themes and topics from various backgrounds.
The guest of honor is Professor John A. Lent, Mass Media and Communication Program, Temple University. John's the publisher of the essential International Journal of Comic Art and easily the USA's (if not the world's) most-travelled comics scholar. Besides Dr. Lent, there's also an impressively long list of other speakers. No schedule up yet, but I'm guessing it will be soon. Looks like a great event; I hope that a proceedings volume, at least, will grow out of the conference.

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