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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Justin Harder (Creative Director of Claus Studios, Deadpool) 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.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Nick Paul (Magician) and Eddie DeAngelini (Hi De Ho Comics, Collectors) 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.
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.
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.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Robert J. Peterson (California Coldblood Books, Writer of The Odds and Omegaball) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including a former Warner Bros. employee's disgruntled letter, reports that Donald Glover may be cast as a young Lando Calrissian, the likelihood of a Ghostbusters (2016) sequel, and reactions to the new Luke Cage Netflix trailer.
In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Contributor Russ Pirozek chats with writer/director Jamie Marshall regarding the recent release of his action/crime thriller, Dirty Lies, which is now available on Amazon.
In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Star Trek Beyond, focusing on topics including the themes and values inherent to the Star Trek franchise, the character development of Beyond, whether hard science fiction is more present in this film than its Kelvin Timeline predecessors, and more!
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Andre Owens (Force Galaxia) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including Guillermo Del Toro's collection on display at LACMA, why we have not yet found alien life, the reason for the X-Men comics' decline in excitement for some readers, and the cause of Suicide Squad's disjointedness.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Jon Armstrong (Magician, Board of Directors - Hollywood Fringe Festival) and Shawn DePasquale (Writer, Galaxys for Hire) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including the release of the DC Animated version of The Killing Joke, the merits of Alien 3, the excitement and announcements revealed at SDCC 2016, and what fans and critics should anticipate from Margot Robbie's version of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Steven L. Sears (Writer/Co-Executive Producer of Xena) and Joan Ford (Writer for Nerdist and Devastator Press, Killing It: The Action Girl's Guide to Saving the World) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including director John McTiernan's thoughts on current action flicks, the resurgence of the comic book industry, Frank Cho's departure from Wonder Woman, and the reason why the Curiosity Rover is glitching!
In this joint Fanbase Feature / Geeks Care installment, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with actor and NerdHQ co-found Zachary Levi regarding NerdHQ's partnership with Operation Smile, the largest volunteer-based medical charity that has been providing free cleft surgeries since 1982. Nerd HQ is a FREE, four-day event held the same weekend as San Diego Comic-Con and offers exclusive gaming and tech activations, nightly events, and intimate celebrity panels benefiting Operation Smile. The event is scheduled to be held July 21-24, 2016, at The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego, California. Dillon and Levi discuss the genesis of The Nerd Machine and NerdHQ, how he became aware of Operation Smile, and how fans can get involved and give back to Operation Smile to help children all across the globe.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Mike and Deborah Collins (Tiki Machine, Li'l Lucy) and Joshua Hauke (Tales of the Brothers Three) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including the Pokemon GO craze, the latest details on NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter, the reveal that Sulu will be a gay character in the upcoming Star Trek film (and George Takei's thoughts on the matter), and whether artists should be paid for sample pages of their work!
In the following interview, Fanbase Press Contributor Steven W. Alloway chats with Alicia Slimmer and Stef Dawson regarding their work on the film, Creedmoria, which recently premiered at Dances With Films in Los Angeles, CA.
In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and contributors participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Independence Day: Resurgence and its predecessor, Independence Day, focusing on topics including the films' usage of the alien invasion trope, their impact on blockbuster filmmaking and the sci-fi genre, the presence (or lack) character development, and more!
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Karl Mueller (Rebirth) and Jordan Hart (OSSM Comics' Terminarch) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including what you need to know about Brexit, the latest news about Rogue One, recent set visits to the Justice League film, and the discovery of liquid water on Pluto. Plus, find out below how you can enter to win exclusive signed art prints for Jordan's Terminarch series!
In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Top Cow President Matt Hawkins about his 20-year career in the comic book industry, his education and interest in the field of physics, and the future of technology and the sci-fi genre.
In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Brian Phillipson (Bliss on Tap Publishing) to discuss the top geek news stories of the week, including how R-rated films will impact upcoming superhero stories, why Batman: The Animated Series is the "best" Batman, the politics at play behind Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige, and the unsafe work practices for voice-over actors recording for video games. Plus, find out below how you can enter to win copies of Bliss on Tap's comic books, including Hardcore Akan #1 and Future Proof #1-10!