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2019 PCA/ACA National Conference Game Studies Area

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The Game Studies area of the National Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on games and game studies for the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held April 17th through April 20th, 2019 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Topics of Interest

— new game mediums and platforms

— representation or performance of race, class, gender and sexuality in games

— gaming culture, game specific cultures, and multicultural and cross-cultural issues

— game development, design, authorship and other industry issues

— game advertising, reviews, packaging, promotion, integrated marketing and other commercial concerns

— political and legal entailments such as regulation, censorship, intellectual property

— ludology, textual criticism, media ecology, narratology, etc as paradigms for games studies

— game genres, platforms, consoles, console wars and connections to other media

— serious games for education, business, healthcare, (military) training, etc

— space and place in games, play spaces, virtual/physical communities, mobile gaming and localization

— digital literacy, discourse practices, social norms and norming, the politics of play

— public discourse/controversy over violence, militarism, sex, criminality, racism, etc in games

— game pedagogy and classroom practices, gamification, learning as play

For individual paper proposal submissions, please submit a 250-word (maximum) abstract by October 1, 2018.  Submissions must be made online at  Detailed instructions for using the online submission system can be found at

Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing / Intelligent Narrative Technologies

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Please consider contributing to the joint workshop of WICED (Workshop on Intelligent Cinematography and Editing) and INT (Intelligent Narrative Technologies), which will be collocated with the 14th AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2018) at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Submissions in the form of long papers (8 pages), short papers (4 pages), and posters (1 page). The workshop website can be found here:


The INT/WICED joint workshop will accept papers on a rolling basis. Papers submitted before August 6, 2018 will receive decision notifications before 24 August, 2018, in time for the early registration deadline for AIIDE. All papers must be submitted before September 5th, 2018 to be considered for acceptance and publication in the joint workshop proceedings, and will receive notifications before September 20th, 2018.

The prospective schedule for the workshop is as follows:

Paper deadline: August 6th, 2018

Early Paper Notification: August 24th, 2018

Late submission deadline : September 5th, 2018

Workshop date: November 11-12th, 2018