Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Off to #PopCon 2012

I'm heading to New York tomorrow for the annual Pop Music Conference, which for ten years running now has been sponsored by the Experience Music Project Museum in Seattle. The PopCon, as it's known, brings together scholars, music journalists, writers, and musicians to talk pop music, then and now, during a fun-filled weekend. This year, EMP is teaming up with the U.S. branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), making for a bigger and even more fun-filled conference.

This year's PopCon has even attracted the attention of Stephen Colbert, who noted the other day on The Colbert Report that the paper he submitted had not been accepted.

Check out Colbert's spot-on satire of scholars of pop music and academic discourse. And check out the conference, which is free and open to all (if you happen to be in NYC). Or follow it on Twitter:
@empmuseum @clivedavisinst @iaspmus #popcon

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