Call For Papers: Conferences

10 Years of The Mass Effect Trilogy – Conference November 7th

To celebrate ten years since the release of the original Mass Effect 3 we are hosting an online conference on ‘N7 Day’ on the popular BioWare franchise.

We are currently seeking abstracts for conference presentations, focused upon all things Mass Effect.

Presentations will last twenty minutes, with a ten-minute question and answer session at the end of each slot. We are currently seeking abstracts to be submitted to networkmultiplay@gmail.com by Friday 23rd September.

We ask for submissions to consist of a 300 word (maximum) proposal, including references using the Harvard reference style guide, as well as a short author biography of no more than 100 words. These should be emailed to networkmultiplay@gmail.com with the heading ‘Mass Effect’.

Some prompts for abstracts include (but in no way should limit submissions):

  • The ethics of Mass Effect
  • Virtual cities and robot friends
  • Protect the pyjaks – Mass Effect and environmental causes
  • Not leaders, not marginalised – the role of humans as the middlemen in Mass Effect
  • Changing times, and changing endings – how the fans organised to change the game with Mass Effect and took power away from studios
  • Mass Effect as a multiplay experience
  • Watching disasters – Mass Effect as a streaming/viewing experience

If you have any further questions, please email networkmultiplay@gmail.com

The World Cup Conference – 1st December

To celebrate the 2022 World Cup, MultiPlay is delighted to be hosting an online conference on sports video games. Want to see academics argue over PES and FIFA? This is the conference for you!

This will be an online conference on the evening on the 1st of December.

Presentations will last twenty minutes, with a ten-minute question and answer session at the end of each slot. We are currently seeking abstracts to be submitted to networkmultiplay@gmail.com by Friday 28th October

We ask for submissions to consist of a 300 word (maximum) proposal, including references using the Harvard reference style guide, as well as a short author biography of no more than 100 words. These should be emailed to networkmultiplay@gmail.com with the heading ‘World Cup’.

Some prompts for abstracts include (but in no way should limit submissions):

  • Compulsive mechanics of sports games
  • Esports as ‘playbour’
  • The fan communities of sports games
  • Living the sports dream through avatars
  • The changing dynamics between co-op and competition modes
  • Sports games – are they video games or gambling apps?
  • The influence of sports games across the gaming sector

If you have any further questions, please email networkmultiplay@gmail.com