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September 22

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Greetings from the Shire on this happiest of Hobbit Days!  Hobbit Day is the birthday of the hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, two fictional characters in J. R. R. Tolkien's popular set of books, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.  In the books both Bilbo and Frodo were said to be born on September 22, but of different years. Bilbo was born in the year of 2890 and Frodo in the year of 2968 in the Third Age (1290 and 1368 respectively in Shire-Reckoning.)

 

September 19

 

Ahoy, Fanboy Comics mateys!

 

Avast!  'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and ye FBC friends will be grabbing a grog after pillaging a village or two to celebrate this day to its fullest.

 

September 16

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

Good tidings to you on this momentous day - for it is Collect Rocks Day!  In honor of this joyous occasion, we present to you our Top 10 Favorite Rocks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED, BELOW!!!

 

Fanboy Comics is excited to announce the premiere of its new podcast, The Scoobies and the Newbie.  

Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanatics (and FBC Staffers) Bryant Dillon and Barbra Dillon (the Scoobies) will introduce Buffy-virgin Sam Rhodes (the Newbie) to Joss Whedon’s tale of vampire-slaying, demons, magic, and a universe composed entirely of shrimp. Each episode of the podcast will chronicle Rhodes’ journey into the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series.  Despite being a huge Joss Whedon fan, somehow, Rhodes has avoided the series... until now.  A new episode will be recorded at the conclusion of each season viewed with an assortment of special guests to share their own Buffy thoughts and memories.

September 7

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

On this special day, the FBC Crew wants to wish you a Happy Google Commemoration Day!  Today is the birthday of our favorite internet search engine, which uses more than 1 million servers in data centers worldwide to serve more than 1 billion search requests per day!

 

With a website that works that hard each day, doesn't it deserve a moment of our appreciation?

 

Celebrate Google Commemoration Day to the fullest; go and "Google" something!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra J. Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

It was only a few weeks ago that I had the amazing opportunity to interview Michael Anthony Steele and Scott McFadden, co-creators of the visionary new independent comic book app, Clown Commandos.  The innovative comic book app had a successful launch, and now, the creators want to get CC fans even more involved!

 

Clown Commandos is giving fans the chance to win an opportunity to add their own sound effects to the comic book app!  Check out the press release below for me details on how to enter for your chance to win!

 

August 29

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics warned you that this day would come.  In fact, we traveled through time on August 4th to tell you about the activation of Skynet.  And now, prepare to welcome our new computer overlords; it is Judgment Day.

 

Judgment Day, also known as J-Day, refers to the day in the Terminator film that the artificial intelligence Skynet became self aware and started a nuclear strike on America, Russia, and other regions, killing three billion people.  Due to the effects of time travel, as well as several film, TV, and novel adaptations of the Terminator story, the month, day, and year of Judgment Day has varied over the years.

 

Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) first learned about Judgment Day in 1984 from Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), a soldier sent from the future to protect her from an assassination by a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger).

 

On this special day, we accept that our world will be taken over by a computer-based race of machines.  But, that is no reason to be down in the dumps.  Until the machines arrive, celebrate today's other important occasion: Fanboy Comics Contributor J.C. Ciesielski's birthday!

 

Happy Birthday, J.C., from all of us at Fanboy Comics!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

August 28

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy Read Comics in Public* Day!  (*If you live on the East Coast, it is permissible to read comics inside today.)

 

This special day is as simple as it sounds... go and read comics in public!  Read Comics in Public Day was created by Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of The Daily Cross Hatch in 2010 in an attempt to encourage fans to show their geek pride for all to see.  Over the years, comics and graphic novels have grown in popularity and social acceptance, but we as geeks should always to do our part to encourage that growth.

 

Nervous to read comics in public by yourself?  Not to worry!  There are groups meeting all over the world to sit quietly and read together.  To find out if there is a group meeting near you, check out The Daily Cross Hatch and ReadComicsInPublic.com.

 

The FBC Crew will be reading comics in public today at North Hollywood Park.  We hope that you will join us in celebrating this special day!

 

Sincerely,
Barbra Dillon
Managing Editor, Co-Founder, & Director of Jedi Recruitment

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

The Staff of Fanboy Comics was sad to hear that Wizard World's Los Angeles Comic-Con, originally scheduled for September 24-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, was postponed and/or cancelled just a few weeks prior to its launch.

 

But, have no fear, faithful readers!  Our friends at Comikaze Expo have graciously offered to redeem all cancelled Wizard World tickets for Comikaze Expo tickets!  Read more about the ticket replacement process, below, in Comikaze's press release.

 

UPDATE: CONTEST WINNER ANNOUNCED, BELOW!!!

 

Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:

 

What is best in life?

To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear that Fanboy Comics is having a flippin’ sweet Conan the Barbarian giveaway!

In celebration of the release of the new Conan the Barbarian film from Lionsgate, Fanboy Comics invites you to try your hand at winning a Cimmerian king’s ransom of Conan items, including a wicked Conan t-shirt, Conan temporary tattoos, an official Conan movie poster, and a signed movie poster by Conan baddie, Rose McGowan!  So, now’s the time to ask Crom to grant you this one request! And, if he does not listen, than to HELL with him!

 

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