In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Peter Harmon (The Happenstances at the Yellow County Community College a Couple of Semesters Later) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Princess Leia's Ph.D., Netflix's purchase of Millarworld's comic book properties, whether the Star Wars prequels are better or worse than The Hobbit films, and how some men use science to explain why they are "better than" women.

The presence of mystical elements really shines in Issue #6, and the discussion about gods in America makes us think about the relationship that gods have with man and with the land. The gods have essentially immigrated to America and taken root in the land. They are outsiders but work to be productive on American soil. I’ve never thought of gods as national before. Wednesday’s discussion about the gods makes them seem more human than celestial, which creates some potential vulnerability. It also makes the gods seem more real and regular. They are like us, so perhaps we can understand them better.

Time for a vampire showdown. All of the plotting, secret meetings, and questioning of loyalties culminates in the final installment of Anno Dracula. The plot has been building to this moment, and we’ve been anxiously awaiting Dracula’s arrival. But along the way, the other characters have made for such an exciting and enjoyable adventure. Though it has existed on the backdrop, we have felt Dracula’s presence throughout the series while the other characters have driven the action. Kim Newman has created powerful, clever, and amusing personages of Victorian London. And each one is always ready for a fight.

Do you love military sci-fi? If yes, it’s not too late to come on board The Lost Fleet: Corsair.

The Arkham Sessions, hosted by Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, is a weekly podcast dedicated to the psychological analysis of Batman: The Animated Series. Nostalgic, humorous, and even a little educational, each episode promises to lend some insight into the heroes, villains, and classic stories of the Dark Knight!

The Arkham Sessions, Ep. 106 - The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Batman: The Animated Series - Panel Audio

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

The following is an interview with Christoff Visscher, founder of the geek-inspired candle company, Cantrip Candles.  In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Visscher about the inspiration behind his candle line, the process of selecting and designing new scents, the products currently available (that would be a great fit for your next D&D campaign!), and more!

When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.


In this week's installment of #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press would like to highlight The Underground Engine, an interdisciplinary collective of scientists, artists, and engineers that combines tools from movie special effects, complex systems research, behavioral economics, and learning theory to create educational experiences unlike those any have ever seen.. In the following interview, I chat with Creative Director Ethan Summers about the mission behind The Underground Engine, the incredible staff involved in the organization, the projects currently in development for the collection, how YOU can get involved, and more!

Forget the Battle of the Bastards, the Battle of the Loot Train is my new favorite thing.  In fact, let’s take this episode in reverse order, because the last twenty minutes was the second best fight scene in the series. (And damn, the best fight scene in the series was in the middle twenty minutes, but more on that!)  This episode was not only in the top five of episodes EVER, topping the three that preceded it in the season, but contained so many beautiful moments.  Let’s look at this episode, end to beginning.

secret history
noun
1. a version of historical events which differs from the official or commonly accepted record and purports to be the true version; Also called shadow history1

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