The DePaul Pop Culture Conference

Bringing fans and scholars together...

Interested in our 2018 Celebration of Slashers?

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Registration is now open! Tickets are free, but we do ask that you register here.

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The DePaul Pop Culture Conference is an annual fan/academic event at DePaul University. We host thoughtful discussions from fans, scholars, and media makers about popular culture and cult media. Each year's event is themed for an important Pop Culture anniversary.

We give out an annual award for "Distinguished Contributions to Popular Culture." 2018's Distinguished Contributions award winner is Rachel Talalay. Previous recipients of the award include Robert Shearman (Doctor Who), Brannon Braga (the Star Trek franchise), Robbie Thompson (Supernatural), Cheryl Cain (Firefly), and Alanna Bennett (Harry Potter).

We also support many charities, and have featured lots of fascinating Keynote speakers. 

We are free to attend and encourage both academic and community presentations! (You can get our Fifth Anniversary book too -- featuring great essays by many of our speakers!)

Check out some of our previous conferences, and sign up for notifications below...be the first to hear about our 2018 conference (coming soon...)!!

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