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IAMCR conference in Mexico City, July 21-24, 2009 - Comic Art Working Group 
10th-Jul-2009 11:28 am
The program for the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference in Mexico City from July 21-24 has been posted. It's enormous and looking pretty darn exciting. Not to mention a truly international crowd, presenting in both English and Spanish! I will be presenting on "Manga and Anime in the United States Market" for the Comic Art Working Group section on Tuesday, July 21.

In addition, I will be chairing both of the Comic Art Working Group's sessions. John Lent, Temple University professor and editor of International Journal of Comic Art, cannot be in attendance and asked me to do the ceremonial duties in his stead. So if you were hoping to meet one of the foremost experts in this subfield in Mexico City next week, you'll be getting the (perhaps disappointing) consolation prize--me. Sorry folks! Obviously, you can consider the paper that he was to present removed from the program.

If you're going to be there, drop me a line! And feel free to spread word of the conference to interested parties, as well. ^_~
10th-Jul-2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
1st reaction: pretty cool props from an arrived pro, so yay!
2nd reaction: beware of the new flu!
10th-Jul-2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
1st reaction: pretty cool props from an arrived pro, so yay!

Who's the "arrived pro"? Try "Not-Even-a-PhD-Student-Yet." >_< I honestly don't know why Lent asked me to chair the session panels; he doesn't know me from Adam! Does "Casey" sound like a reliable name or something? ^^;;;

2nd reaction: beware of the new flu!

Ah yes, the swine flu. I decided not to let that deter me. If I get sick, I get sick. I'm young, so the flu ain't gonna do me in anyway!
10th-Jul-2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
note that I said *FROM*... I meant the prof, of course. He gave you props ^^ - and I think someone must have told him good things about you or maybe he even read one of your papers.

re: the flu - well on our Bavarian radio station most of the people who have contracted it seem to be school children, so I hope that you're right there.
10th-Jul-2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
Oops, I misunderstood. >_< (Yes, it's been a long day. *gurgles* )

I have no idea if you're right or not about him having heard of me before. Honestly, I wouldn't *think* he'd have heard of me--dunno if we even have any acquaintances in common, and it's not like I'm especially well-networked--plus he gave me no indication when he asked me to chair the sessions of his rationale.

As for the flu, I've heard that thus far it's no more lethal than seasonal flu, so I figure worst case scenario is that I spend a miserable week in bed upon my return home. But the chance of even getting sick are so minuscule anyway, it doesn't seem worth the worry.
10th-Jul-2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Anyone knowing me in real life (and propably online) can tell you that I'm a worry wart for worst-case scenarios ^^
10th-Jul-2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs. Running a ridiculously minuscule risk of swine flu is the only "walk on the wild side" I anticipate indulging in in the near or distant future. ^_~
11th-Jul-2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Oh! Let me know the gist of Abdelghani's presentation; seems a bit interesting. I'm especially wondering how it plays into human resource development?

Not that I'm like Thompson, wondering, "I just don't see what the point is..." Eheheheh.
11th-Jul-2009 12:49 am (UTC)

BTW, take a gander at this: http://www.iamcr2009mexico.unam.mx/pdf/ES00.pdf
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