The Fellowship of Fandom
Signum University and the Mythgard Institute invite you to join us on Saturday, November 4th, 2023, for Mountain Moot 2023: The Fellowship of Fandom. This hybrid event will take place at the Bob Ragland branch of the Denver Public Library in Denver, CO, as we consider this year’s theme, “The Fellowship of Fandom”.
No matter how one engages with their favorite works of fiction, whether that is creatively, scholarly, or critically, it is the coming together of fans that create the phenomenon we know as fandom. Fandom can both unite and divide, create both community and chaos, and both inspire and deter further creative works within a given property.
How do you engage with your favorite stories, be they in literature, film and television, video games or any other medium, beyond mere consumption? Is it fan fiction or fan art? Are you inspired to create your own original works? Do they motivate you in your everyday life to pursue your dreams or to think about the world in a new way?
What about the dark side of fandom? Have you ever been affected by gatekeeping, discrimination, and other forms of exclusionary behavior? What about toxic attitudes toward new works within your favorite properties? How can we better deal with this shadow element of our communities?
We hope you’ll join us for a lively discussion of all these issues at Mountain Moot 2023!
What: Mountain Moot, “The Fellowship of Fandom”
When: November 4th, 2023 – 10:ooam to 4:00pm Mountain Daylight Time
Where: Denver Public Library, Bob Ragland Branch, 1900 35th Street, Suite A, 80216
The Mountain Moot Team is accepting proposals for creative presentations, academic papers, or discussion panels on the theme of “The Fellowship of Fandom”. We want to hear from you on how fandom can manifest itself creatively, socially, intellectually, and economically. We also invite presentations in person at the event and from remote attendees.
Please note that a conference theme helps tie the day together and optimize fun—and we welcome anyone to respond to the Call for Proposals. Our moots are awesome places for anyone to develop their presentation skills.