The 2014 International Communication Association Annual Conference – Day 4

It’s the last day of the conference and I was basically in zombie mode. I am also in the Digrastudents steam group as it just grew by thirty members. The abstracts can be searched at the convention’s website.

9:00-10:15: Video Games and Social Dynamics: A Good and Connected Life

Chair
Jaime Banks, U of Toronto, CANADA

Participants
Examining the Impact of Gaming-Related Friendships on Social Capital Among Social Online Game Players
Emese Domahidi, Westfaelische Wilhelms-U Muenster, GERMANY Rachel Kowert, U of Münster, GERMANY

Examining the Relationship Between Online Video Game Involvement and Gaming-Related Friendships Among Emotionally Sensitive Individuals
Rachel Kowert, U of Münster, GERMANY Emese Domahidi, Westfaelische Wilhelms-U Muenster, GERMANY

Stand by Your Man: An Examination of Gender Disparity in League of Legends
Rabindra A. Ratan, Michigan State U, USA Nicholas Taylor, North Carolina State U, USA Jameson Hogan, North Carolina State U, USA Tracy L. M. Kennedy, Brock U, CANADA Dmitri Williams, U of Southern California, USA

The Role of Social Structure of Online Games in Players’ Experiences: Study of a Massively Multiplayer Online Game
meghdad mehrabi, Nanyang Technological U, SINGAPORE Vivian Hsueh-Hua Chen, Nanyang Technological U, SINGAPORE

This Guild Isn’t Big Enough for the Two of Us
Nathaniel D. Poor, USA

Missed skipped sessions: Narrative Persuasion: How Narrative Discourse Influences Persuasive Mechanisms and Outcomes; Analyses of Advertising Cues

Next year’s ICA conference will be at San Juan. Will analyze the cost-benefits. I will be attending AEJMC 2014 conference in Montreal as a presenter and panelist. The Canadian Game Studies Association ran its conference at Brock University just a few days after ICA. The University of Münster will be holding a conference (14-15 August) on social aspects of videogames of which I hold increasing interest, but cannot attend (if you can livestream it, I would be happy to shout/rant/throw tomatoes/criticize/praise at every panel). Am considering about NCA, DIGRA, PAX, GDC. If there are other gaming-related conferences to consider, leave a comment.

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