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.

With its third episode (a chapter titled "The Sin"), Disney+'s The Mandalorian continues with its bold and brash style, this time under the helm of director Deborah Chow (who will also be directing the streaming service's upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor). The series' lead character has been compared both to American gunslingers like Clint Eastwood's iconic "man with no name" and the noble and honorable Japanese samurai warriors, most notably Ogami Ittō of Lone Wolf and Cub. Previous episodes of the series have mined many standards and tropes of the Western genre, but "The Sin" gives audiences the chance to learn more about the state of Mandalorian culture after the fall of the Galactic Empire and see the disciplined Bushido-like code of those who walk the way of the Mandalore.

The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to announce that Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon will be joining the programming lineup for the 46th annual Loscon 2019. Taking place from November 29 - December 1, 2019, at the Marriott Los Angeles Airport Hotel, Loscon is Los Angeles’ longest running fan convention hosted by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) - the world’s oldest continuously active science fiction and fantasy club (founded Oct. 27, 1934).

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)!

In July, I received the opportunity to review the first two books in the Young Adventurer's Guide series. I've waited ever since for the chance to pick up the remaining books in the series and, as luck would have it, Dungeons & Dragons: Dungeons & Tombs recently crossed my desk.

Family Tree #1 starts as a story of a single mother (Loretta) and her children (one troubled teenage son and an eight-year-old daughter who seems to be more mature and understanding than those her age), but it becomes a horror story of sorts when Loretta’s daughter starts to grow into a tree. It all comes to a head when Loretta’s grandfather comes blasting back into her life (literally).

The following is an interview with Steve Jarrard regarding the recent launch of the production, Unraveled, with Collaborative Artists Ensemble. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Jarrard about the inspiration behind the production, the cast and crew's creative process in bringing the show to life, how readers can purchase tickets, and more!

Thanksgiving is approaching, and it’s a perfect opportunity for your kids to enjoy some much needed down time. By this point, kids and teens are several months into their school year, so an extended holiday weekend will give families some much needed R and R. Yes, some are doing quite a bit of cooking over the holiday, but that’s a great opportunity to reconnect with your kids.

The Restoration is the first part of a three-part limited neo-peplum comic book series called Polis: The Trail of Socrates. The story of The Restoration takes place immediately after the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BCE, the same time and setting as the video game, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey) in which Athens was defeated by Sparta and the city was ruled for a mere eight months by the Thirty Tyrants. Though brief, the corrupt Thirty Tyrants rained violence on the citizens of Athens and confiscated much of their riches, which in turn fueled a rebellion which brought about their downfall.

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: The Partridge Family's "Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?"

Tread Perilously's "Too Many Kids!" month makes its way to The Partridge Family with the episode called "Did You Hear the One About Danny Partridge?"

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