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Fanbase Press' flagship podcast discussing the top geek news stories of the week! Part of the Fanbase Press Podcast Network.
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Dec 21, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the newest addition to the Star Wars cinematic universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with topics including the political nature and overall message of the film, the diversity of its characters, the contrasting tone and style of the film in comparison to its predecessors, and more!

Dec 19, 2016

In this season finale episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Erik Amaya and Justin Robinson (co-hosts of the Tread Perilously podcast) for a FANBASE PRESS PODCAST CROSSOVER EVENT to discuss the political nature of Star Wars, DC/Warner Bros.' new Harley Quinn-led feature film, Wonder Woman's departure from the UN, and the state of the comic book industry for 2017.

Dec 13, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding character Saw Gerrera, his appearance in the animated The Clone Wars and the upcoming Rogue One film, why is character arc is important to the Star Wars universe, the themes present in his storyline, and more!

Dec 12, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Ryan Sandoval (writer, The D.A.D.D.Y. Complex), Jim Lujan (animator/filmmaker, Revengeance), and Lonnie Millsap (cartoonist, bacon, Next Time I'll Drive) to discuss the first dinosaur tail found in amber, the new addition to Batman's backstory, the passing of John Glenn, and the newly released trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Dec 5, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes the creative team (Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner) of the upcoming comic book series, Quince, to discuss whether aliens would really look like us, casting news for Star Trek: Discovery, Kathleen Kennedy's thoughts on female directors and Star Wars, and the new German mission to the Moon.

Nov 28, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, focusing on topics including the themes and values inherent to the film, the unconventional lead character of the film, how Fantastic Beasts fits into the Harry Potter mythos, and more!

Nov 21, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Yehudi Mercado (writer/artist, Hero Hotel) and Paul Pakler (co-host, Quality Time with Family Ties) to discuss Stephen Bannon's relationship to #GamerGate, Stephen Hawking's time limit for mankind, Marvel's new Inhumans TV show, and the trailers for the movies coming to theatres this spring.

Nov 14, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Doctor Strange, focusing on topics including the themes and values inherent to the film, Marvel's approach to diversity, how the filmmakers transition the MCU to include magic, and more!

Nov 7, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Kevin M. Connolly (Voice-over actor, League of Legends, Fulmetal Alchemist) to discuss the fan theory that Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead exist in the same universe, the new Wonder Woman trailer, diversity in Spider-Man Homecoming, and Frank Miller's preference for future Batman films.

Oct 31, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon talks with writer/artist Robert Payne Cabeen about his experiences on Heavy Metal 2000 and Akira, his love of the horror genre, Fearworms: Selected Poems, and much more.

Oct 24, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Asterios Kokkinos (Toys 4 Cheap) and Lonnie Millsap (bacon, Next Time I'll Drive!) to discuss the new Logan trailer, our initial reactions to Nintendo Switch, how comic book publishers can better embrace fandoms and diversity, and the not-so-great ExoMars landing.

Oct 17, 2016


In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Geoffrey Golden (Devastator PressDream It! Screw It! 30 Years of Rejected Disney Park Ideas) to discuss the UN appointing Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador, President Obama's plan to go to Mars, the new Rogue One trailer, and an example of why #RepresentationMatters from the world of cosplay.

Oct 10, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Aaron Waltke (Netflix's Trollhunters) to discuss the extended edition of DC's Suicide Squad, Red Letter Media's review of The Force Awakens, the introduction of X-23 in Logan, and audiences' questions following the premiere of HBO's Westworld.

Oct 6, 2016

As a member of the Horror Writers Association Los Angeles chapter, Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany served as moderator for “Writing in the Dark: Creating Dark and Spooky Fiction.” Joining her on stage were HWA members and novelists Janet Joyce Holden (The Origins of Blood Series), Ian Welke (End Times at Ridgemont High), and Walter Jarvis (The Fleshing).  In this Fanbase Feature, we provide you with the panel audio.

Oct 6, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature (and in recognition of LGBTQ History Month), Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon talks with Fanbase Press Senior Contributor Kristine Chester about her experiences as a member of the transgender community, the growing transgender presence in geekdom, and much more.

Oct 3, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Beth Scorzato (Managing Editor of Lion Forge, Producer/Co-owner of AwesomeTech Industries) and Brandon Beck (Writer/Director/Co-owner of AwesomeTech Industries) to discuss Greg Rucka's take on Wonder Woman's sexuality, Elon Musk's mission to Mars, why Luke Cage is the most important show of 2016, and nerdlebrities at pop culture conventions.

Sep 29, 2016

On Saturday afternoon, September 17, dozens of Long Beach Comic Con attendees assembled in the Creator's Lab room for the #MakeComics series feature, “The Art of Lettering.” Serving as moderator, Fanbase Press Editiorials Manager Michele Brittany introduced Richard Starkings, letterer and founder of font design firm Comicraft. Starkings has lettered for publishers starting with 2000 AD, Marvel, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Image, and several others throughout his career. In this Fanbase Feature, we provide you with the panel audio.

Sep 29, 2016

The #MakeComics panel series offered by Long Beach Comic Con is a fantastic opportunity for creators to learn new skills or brush up on existing ones. For a few dozen attendees last Saturday, September 17, colorists Beth Sotelo and Brian Miller discussed the techniques of their craft in a “Coloring Like a Pro” panel. Visual examples complemented their explanations and resulted in a more well-rounded presentation for the audience. In this Fanbase Feature, we provide the audio from the panel.

Sep 26, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with actor, voice-over actor, and ADR director Todd Haberkorn about how he got his start in the industry, his approach to voice-over acting, portraying Mr. Spock in Star Trek Continues, his favorite video games (in his non-existent free time), and much more.

Sep 19, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with StoryForge Productions' Rachel Beck and Karyn Keene about the inspiration behind the audio storytelling community, the genesis of its creative process, the current and upcoming projects on which they are working, and much more.

Sep 16, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature (and installment in Fanbase Press' #BatmanDay 2016 celebration), Fanbase Press Editorials Manager Michele Brittany spoke with Robert Weiner about the conception and longevity of the Caped Crusader as a leading popular culture icon in comics, film, video games, television, and many other media outlets. Weiner, the Humanities Librarian at Texas Tech University, is the author and editor of several books exploring the cultural impact of many of our favorite fandoms.

Sep 12, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Justin Harder (Creative Director of Claus StudiosDeadpool) and Dave Crosland (Artist of Invader Zim Volume 2, Ego Rehab) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including the importance (and possible decline) of mystery in film, why Star Trek has endured for 50 years, NASA's newest spacecraft launch, and whether Justice League will address Batman V Superman's issues.

Sep 5, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Nick Paul (Magician) and Eddie DeAngelini (Hi De Ho ComicsCollectors) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including why Superman's disguise might actually work, TheOuthousers' call for the death of the comic book industry, the future of SpaceX, and fighting sexual harassment at comic book conventions and in the sci-fi/fantasy communities.

Aug 29, 2016

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon talks with comic book writer Mairghread Scott about her exciting BOOM! Studios comic series, The Third Witch, its Shakespearean inspiration, the creative team involved, and much more.

Aug 22, 2016

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Gregory Crafts and Jenn Scuderi Crafts (Theatre Unleashed) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including the recent casting rumors for Spider-Man Homecoming, Jared Leto's approach to the Joker in Suicide Squad, NASA's Hidden Figures film coming this January, and the lasting impact of Jurassic Park's CG effects.

 

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