Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

Third Annual Fandom and Neomedia Studies (FANS) Conference

Submissions for this year’s FANS Conference are now closed. You can see our full schedule of presenters, with abstracts, here. Ladies, Gentlemen, and Otherwise, it is our privilege and pleasure to announce the full 2015 FANS Conference Schedule with abstracts....
Ani-Idol Rules

Ani-Idol Rules

*Update 05-20-15 The following contestants will be moving on to the 2nd Round of Ani-Idol: (Names listed in no particular order) TRADITIONAL DIVISION Jessica Hernandez Cara Bolding Cassie Russell Nariana Sands Amanda Brown Lucinda Yu Rin Allison Jasmine Eyre Abi...
Dare you enter the Goblin Market!

Dare you enter the Goblin Market!

An unspeakable darkness that refuses to be banished by something so simple as switching on the lights. Hungry yellow eyes stare from almost human faces. Fluttering movement in the shadows. The tinkling sound of broken mirrors and whispered promises. The Goblin Market...
Call for Reviewers

Call for Reviewers

What makes a game memorable? How do good actors make the best of a bad script? What are a mangaka’s artistic influences? All these questions and more can be addressed in reviews. The A-Kon Blog is looking for reviewers. We have a selection from which you can...
Special Events / Demonstrations Information

Special Events / Demonstrations Information

Since 2003, A-Kon has provided a space for fan exhibitions and performances which are best shown in an open area outside a regular panel room. Past demonstrations and special programs have included: LARP and boffer groups, martial arts demos, musical performances, and...