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If you've just stumbled upon this journal/community, welcome! My friends may remember when I used the community on LiveJournal while I was studying abroad in Japan. It's been renamed and reinvented to collect my field notes from conventions, reviews of the books I'm reading for my research, papers that I'm working on and notes from those, and general discussion and ideas related to fanthropology, fan culture and the anthropology of popular culture.

At first the content will likely be heavily centered around my dissertation research on conventions and the rise of fan culture, though I envision that the community may include other bits of research depending on what I'm researching at the time. Other topics that may come up include video game studies and theories, digital ethnography, social web media, fan fiction, anthropology and the media, comic books, anime, japanese culture, anthropology of religion, paganism... the list goes on and may open up to other posters and their interest in the (farther away) future.

The community will be mirrored on both LiveJournal and Dreamwidth so feel free to follow either if any of the above sounds interesting to you.

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