The good people of Flow were kind and/or deluded enough to invite me back to speak at their second conference this year. I'll be speaking at the panel titled "Online and Offline Fan Communities." If you're in Austin, Texas, between October 9 and 11, and you'd like to get together, please let me know.
I am putting my finishing touches on my position paper now. My assignment was to answer the questions: As media conglomerates increasingly acquire, monitor, and censor online fan forums, how has corporate control of fan culture impacted participation and free speech? How is this impacting fan culture?
My paper's title is "Hurrah for Heartless Capitalism!"