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Knock-off NRA ashtray and giant lighter. What else could a REAL American want? (at Love’s Truck Stop/ Subway / Chester’s)

Knock-off NRA ashtray and giant lighter. What else could a REAL American want? (at Love’s Truck Stop/ Subway / Chester’s)

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CFP: 2nd Global Conference on Fandom: Practices and Participatory Cultures

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This conference aims to facilitate deeper engagements involving participants from across disciplinary and professional backgrounds in explorations of the nature, meaning and implications of fan practices and participatory culture. We welcome the submission of proposals for presentations, workshops, panels, performances and installations that explore themes that include but are not limited to: intersections between fandom and tourism (fan cultures, media convergence, hyper-real narrative layers, place-making, eventification), general fan practices, online and offline participatory fan communities, understanding the fan, fan studies and anti-fandom.

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CFP: 2nd Global Conference on Fandom: Practices and Participatory Cultures

This conference aims to facilitate deeper engagements involving participants from across disciplinary and professional backgrounds in explorations of the nature, meaning and implications of fan practices and participatory culture. We welcome the submission of proposals for presentations, workshops, panels, performances and installations that explore themes that include but are not limited to: intersections between fandom and tourism (fan cultures, media convergence, hyper-real narrative layers, place-making, eventification), general fan practices, online and offline participatory fan communities, understanding the fan, fan studies and anti-fandom.

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July 24th 1911: Bingham at Machu Picchu

On this day in 1911, American historian Hiram Bingham III with his Peruvian guides arrived at the Inca site of Machu Picchu in the mountains of Peru. Machu Picchu is a 15th Century Inca estate built for emperor Pachacuti which was abandoned as a result of the Spanish conquest. The site lay largely undisturbed for hundreds of years, with only locals knowing of its existence. However, with Bingham’s arrival at the site it became known to the wider world and was studied scientifically; he is thus attributed with ‘re-discovering’ the erroneously called ‘Lost City of the Incas’. Bingham took artefacts from the site to Yale University for examination and only recently has the university agreed to return them to Peru. In the years since Bingham’s expedition, his grandoise claims of how he trekked through wilderness to find the ‘lost city’ have been discredited and instead it has been stressed how the site was accessible and well known to locals. However he is still renowned as the man who introduced the world to this spectacular sight. Restoration work began soon after Bingham’s expedition and the site has since become a major tourist attraction.