DePaul Pop Culture Conference

DePaul Pop Culture Conference Annual Media and Cinema Studies conference at DePaul University focusing on popular culture and cult media.

The game is afoot!Please join us May 07, 2022 for the 9th annual DePaul Pop Culture Conference! Our focus in 2022 is She...
12/01/2021

The game is afoot!

Please join us May 07, 2022 for the 9th annual DePaul Pop Culture Conference!

Our focus in 2022 is Sherlock Holmes - from the earliest stories to the most recent adaptations

Our keynote guests are Arwel Wyn Jones, production designer on Sherlock, and Dr. Tom Ue from Dalhousie University

Interested in participating? Submissions are now open at https://popcultureconference.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/4df38twv

Right now this is planned for an in-person conference (following strict COVID protocols) but may change depending on the world...

May 7, 2022
06/16/2021

May 7, 2022

May 7, 2022

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06/07/2021

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06/01/2021

Very happy to announce that the 2021 Superhero conference officially raised over $415 (!!) for Vigilant Love, the organization devoted to the safety of communities impacted by islamophobia and violence. Thanks to our Keynote Sarah Kuhn for nominating the charity! About $330 came from online donations and $75 from teeshirt sales. Thank you to everyone that donated - you're all superheroes in my eyes!

We are so excited to announce our our recorded panels for this weekend’s conference on May 1st! These panels are all rec...
04/26/2021

We are so excited to announce our our recorded panels for this weekend’s conference on May 1st! These panels are all recorded and can be accessed until May 8th! We’ll be announcing the rest of the program throughout the week, but you can also out the full program of each speaker’s topic at our website popcultureconference.com #CelebrationOfSuperheroes #DPCC2021 #DePaulHeroes

The program for the Pop Culture Conference is live! We've got a full day on May 01 of live keynotes, workshops, and disc...
04/23/2021
A Celebration of Superheroes

The program for the Pop Culture Conference is live!
We've got a full day on May 01 of live keynotes, workshops, and discussions! And panels galore on our website! Check out the full program at: https://popcultureconference.com/2020-superheroes
Register to get the zoom link at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-superheroes-tickets-95300184417
11:00-12:00 Academic Keynote Frederick Aldama
13:00-14:00 Keynote Sarah Kuhn
15:00-16:00 Featured Speaker: Writing Workshop Michael Moreci,
16:00-17:00 Roundtable Discussion: Superheroes and Morality CarrieLynn D. Reinhard and Christopher Olson
17:00-18:00 Live Fan Vid Show Anne C. Smith and Samantha Close

The DePaul Pop Culture Conference is an annual fan/academic convention with fun panels and exciting keynote speakers at DePaul University!

Check out this year's Superhero conference shirt! They're available in lots of colors and cuts on our website, popcultur...
04/19/2021

Check out this year's Superhero conference shirt! They're available in lots of colors and cuts on our website, popcultureconference.com. And all proceeds benefit Vigilant Love!
Slinky approves this shirt and wishes he could have one

Check out this year's Superhero conference shirt! They're available in lots of colors and cuts on our website, popcultureconference.com. And all proceeds benefit Vigilant Love!
Slinky approves this shirt and wishes he could have one

So excited that @DPU_PopCulture A Celebration of Superheroes is happening May 01! Get your tickets to this virtual confe...
03/15/2021
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So excited that
@DPU_PopCulture

A Celebration of Superheroes is happening May 01! Get your tickets to this virtual conference here: https://eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-superheroes-tickets-95300184417 #DePaulHeroes #Superhero #Conference #PopCulture #DePaulPopCulture
The conference features live virtual keynote talks by noted comics scholar Dr. Frederick Aldama, and
Sarah Kuhn, author of The Heroine Complex novels (as well as many others!)
We're also raising money for Vigilant Love (https://vigilantlove.org) #VigilantLove, an organization that creates spaces for connection and protection for the safety of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence
And our annual conference book will be available for purchase during the conference. This book collects talks from the conference and all proceeds support Global Girl Media (https://globalgirlmedia.org), dedicated to providing content by, for and about girls and young women, globally
Register now for the conference at Eventbrite, and check us out: http://popcultureconference.com. See you in the funny pages!

GlobalGirl Media is a digital journalism training and platform dedicated to providing content by, for and about girls and young women, globally. We power authentic, female-forward content for girls from resource-poor backgrounds who are interested in learning more about and sharing their unique pers...

02/05/2021

Call for Presentations:
A Celebration of Superheroes
DePaul Pop Culture Conference
DePaul University – Virtual Conference
May 01, 2021

The Pop Culture Conference has gone virtual!

After postponing for a year, we are now re-accepting submissions for the eighth Pop Culture Conference, hosted by DePaul University! This year’s “Celebration of Superheroes” will take place synchronously for Keynotes, Workshops, and Roundtables on May 01, 2021 and asynchronously for panels throughout the following week. More details can be found at popcultureconference.com.

This event will feature roundtable discussions from scholars and fans of Superheroes and comics. Our keynote speaker is Sarah Kuhn, author of the popular Heroine Complex novels—a series starring Asian American superheroines, as well as I Love You So Mochi and a graphic novel about Batgirl Cassandra Cain for DC Comics. Our academic speaker is Dr. Frederick Aldama, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor at The Ohio State University and expert in Latino literature, film, television, comics, and superheroes.

Participants may propose papers about a broad array of ideas related to Superheroes and their cultural impact. All papers should be pre-recorded in whatever format the researcher wishes – videos, narrated powerpoints, podcasts, PDF posters, etc. The audience for this event is both graduate and undergraduate students, both fans and scholars. You may propose multiple papers and panels.

Some possible topics include: The ubiquity of Superheroes; Power and Responsibility with Superheroes; the morality of Superheroes; race/ethnicity and Superheroes; Gender and Superheroes; Religion and Superheroes, teaching with Superheroes, the financial success of the MCU or DC Universes, etc.

Please submit an abstract of your talk by Monday, March 01 to [email protected]. Final videos will be due Friday, April 16. If you are interested in contributing to our published charity volume, papers of 2-5,000 words are due by Friday, April 02.

For more information, please check out popcultureconference.com, and sign up for updates on Facebook (search “A Celebration of Heroes”). We hope that you will be able to join in the discussion and celebration!

01/26/2021

It brings me great pleasure to let you know that the DePaul Pop Culture Conference is back! After having to cancel last year's event due to COVID-19, we are returning in 2021 with the virtual conference, "A Celebration of Superheroes." The lineup for the conference is the same as it was last year -- keynote speakers Sarah Kuhn and Dr. Frederick Aldama, and tons of interesting panels and discussions.
The conference will be held synchronously on May 01, 2021 and asynchronously throughout that week (May 01-May 09). We will have presentations on our website and discussions on a forthcoming Discord site. More information will be available on our website as it becomes available. We will also be showcasing local vendors (as always) and have our annual charity book.
Thank you for your continued support of the conference! Please save the date!

01/12/2021

Hi everyone! We're back! Very happy to announce that the
DePaul Pop Culture Conference is returning for a Virtual Conference in May! Our topic is still A Celebration of Superheroes. We're still working out the details, but I hope you can join us. And if you have an idea for a virtual presentation, get in touch! #DePaulHero

03/12/2020

It is with a heavy heart that we are going to postpone the 2020 @DPU_PopCulture #CelebrationofSuperheroes #DePaulHeroes until 2021. I am sorry about this, but it’s the best thing to do under the circumstances. Here’s to 2021!

To begin introducing our speakers and presenters for this year’s DePaul Pop Culture Conference, please welcome Jef Burnh...
02/24/2020

To begin introducing our speakers and presenters for this year’s DePaul Pop Culture Conference, please welcome Jef Burnham! Jef will be presenting on 'The Disintegrating History of Marvel’s Non-MCU Film & Television Adaptations' at our #CelebrationOfSuperheroes. We hope to see you there! Free registration for #DePaulHeroes is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-superheroes-tickets-95300184417

Look!Up in the Sky!It’s a bird!It’s a plane!It’s…tickets for this year's Pop Culture Conference’s #CelebrationOfSuperher...
02/18/2020
A Celebration of Superheroes

Look!
Up in the Sky!
It’s a bird!
It’s a plane!
It’s…tickets for this year's Pop Culture Conference’s #CelebrationOfSuperheroes #DePaulHeroes

Tickets become available on Monday, Feb 24.

Conference May 02.

Let the great adventure begin!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-celebration-of-superheroes-tickets-95300184417

The DePaul Pop Culture Conference is an annual fan/academic convention with fun panels and exciting keynote speakers at DePaul University!

12/27/2019

Happy holidays everyone! As a reminder, the deadline for submitting for this year's Pop Culture Conference, A Celebration of Superheroes, is Jan 15! You can submit individual topics, full panels, or workshops to [email protected]! For more info, check us out at popcultureconference.com

I'm incredibly excited to announce our TWO amazing Keynote speakers for 2020's #DePaulHero A Celebration of Superheroes!...
09/18/2019

I'm incredibly excited to announce our TWO amazing Keynote speakers for 2020's #DePaulHero A Celebration of Superheroes! Please join me in welcoming Sarah Kuhn, author of The Heroine Complex novels and the forthcoming Shadow of the Batgirl, a graphic novel about Batgirl Cassandra Cain, and Frederick Luis Aldama, Professor at The Ohio State University and author of Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics!

05/15/2019
May 14, 2019 Good Day DePaul

Check out Good Day DePaul's story on this year's Pop Culture Conference, just after the 20 min, 30sec mark! Leah Gaydos and Philo Barnhart do us proud! :)

On this edition of Good Day DePaul: •The DePaul community turns out in big numbers for Vincentian Service Day •A DePaul forum deals with a controversial…

05/10/2019

I’m so pleased to let everyone know that the @DPU_PopCulture this year raised $340 for GlobalGirl Media and a whopping $900 for Huntington's Disease Foundation! Thank you to everyone that donated this year, and for helping raise money for these worthwhile charities! DePaul University College of Communication
You can continue to donate to @globalgirlmedia through the purchase of our Conference Books on Amazon - A Celebration of Disney, A Celebration of Slashers, and Time Lords & Tribbles!
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For those of you who didn't get a chance to go to the conference this year, or who did but missed a paper, check out our...
05/09/2019
A Celebration of Disney

For those of you who didn't get a chance to go to the conference this year, or who did but missed a paper, check out our Conference Book this year - all proceeds go to Global Girl Media! https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0368634191/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_1Bc1Cb1Q0TY3A

In celebration of the seventh annual DePaul Pop Culture Conference, this book collects essays, thoughts, and contributions from speakers at 2019's Celebration of Disney Conference. From our magic kingdom to yours, please enjoy this retrospective of the importance of celebrating (and critiquing) t...

Did you have a good time at the Pop Culture Conference? It was great to see so many of you there to chat about Disney!🧜‍...
05/06/2019

Did you have a good time at the Pop Culture Conference? It was great to see so many of you there to chat about Disney!🧜‍♀️👸🤴🦹‍♂️🦸‍♀️

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DePaul Pop Culture Conference
For the sheer wealth of information waiting for you, well worth attending!
It was a wonderful conference! I only wish I could be in two (or three) places at once so I could see all of the panels. I really liked the talk about Wander Over Yonder by Laura Tate, but I don't see a posted bio on her on the page.
We've got quite a few conventions coming up! 🌟This weekend: Heroes and Villians Chicago @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL - Booth 578 🌟Next weekend: AwesomeCon 2019 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. - Booth 1547 🌟May 3-5: WHOlanta @ Atlanta Hilton Airport, Atlanta, GA 🌟May 4th: DePaul Pop Culture Conference @ DePaul Loop Campus, Chicago, IL This promises to be a busy time for us! Hope to see you out at any of these cons. If you have a product request, drop us a line via e-mail or send us a PM.
We've got quite a few conventions coming up! 🌟This weekend: Heroes and Villians Chicago @ Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL - Booth 578 🌟Next weekend: AwesomeCon 2019 @ Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C. - Booth 1547 🌟May 3-5: WHOlanta @ Atlanta Hilton Airport, Atlanta, GA 🌟May 4th: DePaul Pop Culture Conference @ DePaul Loop Campus, Chicago, IL This promises to be a busy time for us! Hope to see you out at any of these cons. If you have a product request, drop us a line via e-mail or send us a PM.