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Fan Studies Network Conference 2019

Date/Time: Friday 28 June, 2019 - 9:00am

Date/Time End: Saturday 29 June, 2019 - 5:00pm

Venue: Eldon Building

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries would like to invite you to the Fan Studies Network Conference 2019 with keynote speaker Dr Lori Morimoto, Independent Researcher, USA. Hosted by the School of Film, Media and Communication.

Friday 28th & Saturday 29th June 2019

This year’s conference is on the UK’s south coast and in the historic naval City of Portsmouth.  The conference offers a diverse two-day programme and will sit alongside historic sites such as the Dockyards, HMS Victory and the Mary Rose while also attracting presenters to explore our cult fan trail which includes comic book, collectables and record stores, video and board game lounges, and museum exhibits.

Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes can see a permanent collection of artefacts and fans of Charles Dickens can visit his birthplace. The conference will continue FSN’s long-standing tradition of offering an enthusiastic space for interdisciplinary researchers at all career stages to connect, share resources, and further develop their research ideas. In addition to panel presentations, the two days will feature a variety of social events, workshop discussions, a keynote, and our famous Speed-Geeking sessions.

Conference Details


Please use the following link to the online store to register for the conference, choose university accommodation if required, and book the Conference Dinner if you wish to attend:

University of Portsmouth Online Store

Registration includes attendance and refreshments for both days of the conference, conference pack and printed programme. Special dietary requirements should be indicated when booking.

Waged £110
Postgraduate £80

Conference Programme

The conference programme runs from 28th to 29th June. The conference begins on Friday 28th with registration starting from 9am in the Eldon Building, followed by our keynote. The first day concludes with Speed-Geeking presentations and the pre-booked evening dinner (including quiz) at the King Street Tavern. Saturday 29th is the final day of conference panels, including our conference roundtable discussion. The conference will close at approximately 5pm, allowing delegates to either return home or arrange further social activities. A full draft of the conference programme will be available shortly.


General enquiries regarding FSN can be sent to:

Specific enquires about the conference, location, programme or any other details can be sent to:

You can join the discussion about the event on Twitter using #FSN2019, follow us @FanStudies or visit

To Book

Contact: Lincoln Geraghty


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