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CFP: North American Conference on Video Game Music
Deadline: December 15, 2021
Conference Dates: April 2–3, 2022
Conference Venue: Louisiana Tech University (with options to attend/present virtually)

Scholars are invited to submit proposals for the ninth North American Conference on Video Game Music. The conference organizing and program committee is composed of Michael Austin & Jesse Kinne (organizers), Karen M. Cook (program committee chair), Jim Buhler, Dana Plank, Neil Lerner, Elizabeth Medina-Gray, Pete Smucker, Ryan Thompson, and Matthew Thompson.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference will be artist-educator Mega Ran, who will also be performing in concert.

We are soliciting proposals for presentations on any aspect of music in games, including, but not limited to:
· The history of music in video games
· Approaches to analyzing game music
· Intersections of game music and other media
· Critical and/or hermeneutic approaches to game music
· Case studies of specific games
· Game music and pedagogy
· Ethnographic approaches to game music
· Performance of game music inside and outside of games
· The intersections of game music and race/ethnicity, social justice, and/or hip hop.

Additional information regarding the conference:
· Papers can be either 10 or 20 minutes in length, with 5 or 10 minutes for discussion respectively.
· Papers may be delivered live in-person or pre-recorded.
· Proposals are limited to 250 words plus paper title, but should include no identifying information, including metadata. Please provide appropriate, robust content or trigger warnings in the body of your proposal if your talk will contain sensitive material.
· In the body of an e-mail, include your name, institutional affiliation (if applicable), contact information, paper title, and preferred length of paper (20 min, 10 min, or either)
· Email proposals to nacvgm at by December 15, 2021. Proposers will be notified on or around January 31, 2022.

Dana Plank will offer a Workshop on Much Better Abstract Tactics (W.O.M.B.A.T.) for anyone interested in honing abstract-writing skills and applying to NACVGM. The workshop will take place on Monday, October 4th at 7pm ET at with the VOD available on the channel afterwards for those who are unable to attend live.

Please contact nacvgm at or visit the conference website at for more information. 

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