Programme

Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


Conference Outline

Monday, October 17, 2022Tuesday, October 18, 2022Wednesday, October 19, 2022Thursday, October 20, 2022

13:00–16:00: Pre-Conference Workshop Session

17:00-18:00: Conference Welcome Reception

12:30-13:00: Conference Registration

13:00-13:05: Announcements & Welcome

13:05-13:20: Welcome Address and Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners

13:20-14:20: Keynote Presentation

14:20-14:45: Coffee Break

14:45-15:45: Featured Panel Presentation

15:45-16:00: Short Break

16:00-16:45: Featured Panel Presentation

16:45-17:00: Conference Photograph

17:00-18:00: Conference Poster Session & Welcome Reception

10:00-11:40: Online Parallel Presentation Session 1

13:00-14:40: On-site Parallel Session 2

14:40-14:55: Coffee Break

14:55-16:35: On-site Parallel Session 3

16:35-16:50: Coffee Break

16:50-17:50: On-site Parallel Session 4

10:00-11:40: Online Parallel Presentation Session 1

13:00-14:40: On-site Parallel Session 2

14:40-14:55: Coffee Break

14:55-16:35: On-site Parallel Session 3

16:35-16:50: Onsite Conference Closing Session


Featured Presentations

  • Costume Conversations: Resilience and Representation in Cosplay and Beyond
    Costume Conversations: Resilience and Representation in Cosplay and Beyond
    Keynote Presentation: Thomas G. Endres

Conference Programme

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on October 17, 2022. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Important Information Emails

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Previous Programming

View details of programming for past KAMC conferences via the links below.

Costume Conversations: Resilience and Representation in Cosplay and Beyond
Keynote Presentation: Thomas G. Endres

For some, dressing up in costume provides an opportunity to be someone they are not. But for many, the costume allows the person to dress in a way that shows who they really are. In this presentation, Endres shares a preview of his forthcoming book My Costume, Myself: Celebrating Stories of Cosplay and Beyond (Kirk House Press). Beginning with a brief history of costuming and cosplay, and examining the impact of costume messages on self-identification and portrayal, the address focuses primarily on photos and interviews conducted by Endres over a year-long period in venues ranging from New York City to Los Angeles, California. The scenes range from Comic Cons and Festivals to Old West historical reenactments in the streets of Deadwood, South Dakota, United States, and the costumes run the gamut from superheroes to anime/manga to Medieval to drag. Both the resilience of subjects, and the ways in which they choose to represent themselves, is found in stories related to grief, health, ability/disability, gender identification, and family relationships. Of particular interest are questions related to depictions of race and culture, and the continuum between “appropriate” and “appropriation.” With the goal of celebration, these stories serve to legitimise and validate this increasingly popular cultural phenomenon.

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