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May 14, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with writer Rachel Beck regarding her work on the cyberpunk book series, The Glitch Logs. Dillon and Beck discuss her inspiration for writing the three-book series, her creative inspirations, her work with audio drama production company StoryForge Productions, and much more.

May 7, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jonathan Callan (Justice League Action, Raw Data) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the NYT's Westworld-style solution to the "incel" problem, the creators' approach to Cobra Kai, James Cameron's new sci-fi-focused TV series, and our "trailer round-up" for Robin Hood, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and Cloak and Dagger.

Apr 30, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guest Justin Peniston of Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), with topics including the recurring theme of toxic fatherhood / problematic parental figures, how Malthusianism is reflected in the film (and previous comic book iterations), the possible analogies of the film to today's political climate in America, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Avengers: Infinity War film abound in this panel discussion!)

Apr 30, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jordan Hart (Doppelgänger, Alterna Comics) and Justin Harder (Claus Studios) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why the Marvel Cinematic Universe is leaving its TV behind, reactions to the new Venom trailer, LucasFilm's upcoming Star Wars Resistance animated series, and an investigation into the failure of Universal Fan Con.

Apr 23, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Robert J. Peterson (California Coldblood Books, The Odds) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why Netflix may buy its own movie theaters, Steven Spielberg's upcoming Blackhawk film adaptation from DC Comics, the discovery of a plastic-eating enzyme, and our trailer round-up with Anon, Deadpool 2, and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Apr 18, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon chats with comic book creator Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, Thor vs. Hulk, Raven: Pirate Princess). Dillon and Whitley discuss his path towards writing comics, his creator-owned work on Princeless and Raven: Pirate Princess, and much more.

Apr 16, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Jonathan Fesmire (Bodacious Creed, Children of Ratlan) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including why the MCU men don't hug more, the elder abuse claims surrounding Stan Lee, Molly Ringwald's essay on John Hughes' movies in light of the #MeToo movement, and our trailer roundup for Solo and The Meg.

Apr 11, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with comic book writer and artist Matthew Dow Smith (Hellboy, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The October Girl). Dillon and Dow Smith discuss his path towards writing and illustrating comics, how he balances the two creative duties when approaching a new project, his creator-owned project (The October Girl), and much more.

Apr 6, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Latinx Comics Creators and Readers panel (originally recorded on Saturday, March 24, 2018) during which Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince) and Comadres y Comics hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez discuss the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium.

Apr 5, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: The Art of Trading Cards panel (original recorded on Friday, March 23, 2018) during which panelists Chris Thorne (DC Comics' New 52) and Ashleigh Popplewell (The Walking Dead) discussed their experiences working with Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and other companies to create trading cards that celebrate some of our favorite franchises.

Apr 5, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At WonderCon 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Themes of Legacy in Star Wars panel (original recorded on Friday, March 23, 2018) during which panelists Craig Miller (Star Wars publicist), Dr. Kevin Wetmore, Jr. (Empire Triumphant), Michael Kogge (Everything You Need to Know...), and Livio Ramondelli (Star Wars cover artist) discussed the themes of legacy both from storytelling and academic perspectives within the Star Wars mythos.

Apr 2, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Dan Martin (Telltale's The Walking Dead, Batman: The Enemy Within, Game of Thrones) and Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu, Hero Hotel) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether Star Wars has reached its saturation point, Cannes' refusal to allow streaming movies to compete in its film festival, Elon Musk's push for a Mars colony in case of World War III, and the 25 best set pieces of Steven Spielberg's career.

Mar 19, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Megan Hutchison (Rock Stars, Will o' the Wisp) and David Lucarelli (Tinseltown, The Children's Vampire Hunting Brigade) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the passing of physicist Stephen Hawking and his lasting legacy, reactions to the latest Avengers: Infinity War trailer, and Ava DuVernay's upcoming New Gods film.

Mar 12, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Brian McGackin (Broetry) and Justin Peniston (Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the series finale of the Star Wars Rebels animated series from Disney XD, with topics including the series' approach to mature themes in light of its target audience, the integration of its characters throughout the Star Wars mythos, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars abound in this panel discussion!)

Mar 12, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Kate Moore (Geek Girls Society / Geek Girls Forever) and Siike Donnelly (The Venom Vlogs) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Kristen Wiig's Wonder Woman 2 character (The Cheetah), the ups and downs of geek culture, DC's new Black Label line, and why fans have mixed feelings about Jon Favreau's Star Wars.

Mar 6, 2018

A very special Fanbase Feature! At Long Beach Comic Expo 2018, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Themes of Legacy in Star Wars panel (original recorded on Sunday, February 18, 2018) during which panelists Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure), Michael Golden (Star Wars 38: Riders in the Void), Chris Thorne (Topps’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trading Cards), and Kevin Wetmore (Empire Triumphant: Race, Religion and Rebellion in the Star Wars Films) discussed the themes of legacy both from storytelling and academic perspectives within the Star Wars mythos.

Mar 5, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Allen Carter of Carter Comics to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including James Gunn's announcement that Groot is dead, Ta-Nehisi Coates' Atlantic article as to why he is writing Captain America, Disney's decision to donate $1 million to further STEM programs across the country, and the sci-fi phenomenon surrounding Annihilation.

Feb 26, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Lacretia Lyon and Frank Moran of AfterBuzz TV to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the leaked secret ending of Quantum Leap, the new digital pre-order option from Diamond Comics Distributors, the intersectional impact of Black Panther (2018), and what's next for the Batgirl film.

Feb 26, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guest Janet Joyce Holden) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the film, Annihilation (2018), with topics including the theme of self-destruction and its literal and psychological manifestations, the adaptation and evolution of the story from its source material, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Annihilation abound in this panel discussion!)

Feb 20, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors (and special guest Ted Lange IV) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Panther (2018), with topics including the the Shakespearean approach to character development, the application of Afrofuturism throughout the film, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for the Black Panther film abound in this panel discussion!)

Feb 12, 2018

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Giulie Speziani (Cash & Carrie, Advance Death Saves) and Robert Harrington (Sleigher: The Heavy Metal Santa Claus) of Ginger Rabbit Studios to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the lack of diversity in the Star Wars films' creative teams, the history of Wakanda, the launch of the Falcon Heavy, and our reactions to the trailers released this week.

Feb 5, 2018

In this Season 3 premiere episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Debbie Lynn Smith (writer, founder - Kymera Press) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including what we learned from the new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer, how Vertigo changed the landscape of comics, whether we are looking hard enough for alien viruses, and the Staunch Award and its approach to removing violence against women from storytelling.  Plus, stay tuned as we announce our BRAND NEW call-in line where you can share what you are a fan of each week!

Jan 8, 2018

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Iron Man (2008) in light of the film's 10th anniversary, with topics including the impact of the film on the cinematic superhero landscape, the depiction of female characters, the political context of the film's values and themes, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Iron Man abound in this panel discussion!)

Dec 28, 2017

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Predator (1987) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the overall themes of the film, the creature effects and design of the film's villain, defining the '80s action flick, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Predator abound in this panel discussion!)

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