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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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Jul 3, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Scott Rubin (writer - Naming Your Little Geek: The Complete List of Comic Book, Video Games, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy) and Ashleigh Popplewell (artist) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Ginger Snaps (1980) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the film's take on werewolf mythology, the story's feminist themes, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Ginger Snaps abound in this panel discussion!)

Jul 1, 2020

As part of Fanbase Press’ 10th anniversary, we want to highlight a few of the incredibly amazing (and geeky) individuals who make up the Fanbase Press staff and contributors. In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon interviews Fanbase Press Senior Contributor Travis Lakata regarding his inspiration for creating the Geeky Parent Guide, his thoughts on the current state of geek culture, his personal affection for Captain Jean-Luc Picard, and more.

Jun 29, 2020

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcomes guests Tasha Huo (writer - Immortal Studios' The Adept) and Clay Adams (writer - FRIED Comics' Deadskins) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including honoring the passing of director Joel Schumacher, Michael Keaton's possible return as Batman, the widespread allegations of sexual harassment and abuse in the gaming and comics industries, and how Jurassic Park's Barbasol can is still making waves today.

Jun 26, 2020

As part of Fanbase Press’ 10th anniversary, we want to highlight a few of the incredibly amazing (and geeky) individuals who make up the Fanbase Press staff and contributors. In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon interviews Fanbase Press Contributor Phillip Kelly regarding his experiences reviewing comic books and video games, his favorite memories from his time with the Fanbase Press crew, his love of peanut butter, and more.

Jun 25, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Claire Thorne (writer, A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitching: Journeys in Space; co-host of The Fanbase Weekly podcast) and Tony Caballero (writer, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story and The Katniss Chronicles audio drama) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding the recently released Hunger Games prequel novel by author Suzanne Collins, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (2020), with topics including how the book changes opinions of the original Hunger Games trilogy, thoughts on Coriolanus Snow as a lead character, the unsettling romance between Snow and District 12's Lucy Gray Baird, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes abound in this panel discussion!)

Jun 18, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Justin Peniston (Fanbase Press Contributor, Writer - Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Jeffrey Bridges (Pendant Productions, Writer - Killswitch), Chris Thorne (Sketch card artist - Star Wars, The Walking Dead) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Superman II (1980) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including actor Christopher Reeve's iconic portrayal of the Man of Steel, how the controversial product placement of Marlboro cigarettes in the film led to a congressional investigation, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Superman II abound in this panel discussion!)

Jun 15, 2020

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcomes guest Aaron Nabus (co-founder, HallH.com / The Hall H Show Podcast) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including honoring the passing of Denny O'Neil, the New York protestor who dresses as Spider-Man, whether the Punisher logo can be turned into a symbol for Black Lives Matter, and the DC/Diamond Distribution split.

Jun 12, 2020

As part of Fanbase Press’ 10th anniversary, we want to highlight a few of the incredibly amazing (and geeky) individuals who make up the Fanbase Press staff and contributors. In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon interviews Michele Brittany, Fanbase Press' Editorials Manager, regarding her experiences in helping to set the course for the company's editorial content, how her background as a pop culture scholar has shaped her creative journey, what it's like to be part of the Fanbase Press Comic-Con crew, and more.

Jun 5, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founder Bryant Dillon and special guests Craig Miller (Star Wars Memories, Former Director of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm), Justin Peniston (Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Hannibal Tabu (Bleeding Cool), Sandra Dimas (The Story Geeks podcast), and Jonathan London (Geekscape) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) in light of the film's 40th anniversary, with topics including the themes and values presented in the film, the enduring power of Vader's iconic revelation, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back abound in this panel discussion!)

Jun 1, 2020

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcomes guests Richard Fairgray (author/illustrator - Black Sand Beach, Blastrosaurus) and Jay Sherer (co-host - The Story Geeks podcast / author - Death of a Bounty Hunter) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the return of Henry Cavill's Superman, whether viewers will subscribe to HBO Max, reactions to former Marvel Editor Christian Cooper's experience with Amy Cooper last week, and what we may anticipate for the future of comics post-quarantine.

May 29, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Justin Peniston (writer, Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble) and Travis Lakata (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor - Geeky Parent Guide) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Iron Man 2 (2000) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including how the film compares to the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the retconned appearance of Tom Holland's Peter Parker, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Iron Man 2 abound in this panel discussion!)

May 28, 2020

As part of Fanbase Press’ 10th anniversary, we want to highlight a few of the incredibly amazing (and geeky) individuals who make up the Fanbase Press staff and contributors. In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press President Bryant Dillon interviews Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor and co-host of The Fanbase Weekly podcast) regarding his memories from his time inside "The Fanbase," his obsession with Doctor Who, how his path led to Fanbase Press, and more.

May 25, 2020

In the latest episode, The Fanbase Weekly co-hosts welcomes guest Don Aguillo (In Hiatus Studios, cover artist - The Sequels) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the release of the "Snyder Cut" of Justice League, whether NASA actually found a parallel universe, why Instagram may provide new potential for comics, and our weekly trailer roundup with Tenet and The Old Guard

May 22, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Justin Peniston (writer, Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), Nicholas Diak (pop culture scholar of sword and sandal films, The New Peplum), and James Cotten (filmmaker, Dark Highway Films) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Gladiator (2000) in light of the film's 20th anniversary, with topics including the film's themes, the importance of historical accuracy in films like this one, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Gladiator abound in this panel discussion!)

May 18, 2020

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Matt Knowles and Steph Cannon (InSymmetry Creations - Heirs of Isildur, Tales from Nocturnia) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Boba Fett's return to The Mandalorian, Diamond's attempts to rally the comics industry, The Monster Squad's Andre Gower and his work on the behind-the-scenes documentary Wolfman's Got Nards, and a look back at Infinite Comics.

May 13, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Allen Carter (Carter Comics), sketch card artist Chris Thorne (Star Wars, The Walking Dead), and Paul Pakler (Paul and Corey Cross the Streams) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding The Last Dragon (1985) in light of the film's 35th anniversary, with topics including whether the film could be made today, the quality of the film's soundtrack, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Last Dragon abound in this panel discussion!)

May 11, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Chris Thorne (sketch card artist - Star Wars, The Walking Dead), Sean Foster (Fanbase Press Graphic Designer), and Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the recently released Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 (2020), with topics including the Ahsoka Tano's final arc, the themes and messages of the final season, interpretations of that haunting closing scene, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Season 7 abound in this panel discussion!)

May 8, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Jason Galit (In Quest of Geek), illustrator Cathleen Abalos (Herowood, What We're Meant For), writer David Avallone (Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), and Steven Alloway (Fanbase Press Contributor) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Dick Tracy (1990) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the impressive cast, the film's representation of its female characters, the score and music by composer Danny Elfman and songwriter Stephen Sondheim, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Dick Tracy abound in this panel discussion!)

May 4, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon participate in a thorough discussion regarding the allegedly leaked screenplay for Star Wars: Episode IX - Duel of the Fates (2016) in celebration of Star Wars Day 2020, breaking down the plot of the never-made film, the screenplay's treatment of the main characters of the sequel trilogy, thoughts on this version as an end to the Skywalker Saga, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for Star Wars: Episode IX - Duel of the Fates abound in this panel discussion!)

Apr 30, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Dr. Theresa Rojas (Modesto Junior College, The Latinx Comic Arts Festival) about her passion for the comic book medium, her work on the study guide for Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, how she integrates more inclusive comics into her educational work, her forthcoming work in graphic medicine, and more.

Apr 29, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Don Aguillo (Fanbase Press' The Sequels, Scout Comics' Rise), Phillip Kelly (Fanbase Press Contributor), and Chris Thorne (Sketch Card Artist, The Walking Dead, Star Wars) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Marvel Comics' X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga (1980), written by Chris Claremont with art by John Byrne, in light of the comic series' 40th anniversary, with topics including the theme of how absolute power corrupts absolutely, Byrne's character design and visual depictions, the original ending planned for the character of Jean Grey, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for X-Men: The Dark Phoenix Saga abound in this panel discussion!)

Apr 28, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff and special guests Vito Lappicola (So Fast So Furious podcast) and Justin Peniston (Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding The Hunt for Red October (1990) in light of the film's 30th anniversary, with topics including the character of Jack Ryan (and the various actors who have played the part), the film's status as an action film, thoughts on the many dialects and languages present in the movie, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for The Hunt for Red October abound in this panel discussion!)

Apr 27, 2020

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Chris Johnson (artist - IDW's TMNT and Star Trek / Earth-2 Comics) and Casey King (actor - Star Trek: Picard) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including closing a plot hole from Back to the Future, how Hollywood will move forward in light of the pandemic, the upcoming Mandalorian documentary on Disney+, and DC's digital expansion and the future of the comics industry.

Apr 21, 2020

In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon chat about their personal feelings and relationships with the Star Wars franchise, their favorite characters and why they connect with them, their favorites stories in the Star Wars mythology, as well as their assessments of the current Star Wars fandom and more.

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