As the impact of the Coronavirus continues to reverberate throughout the comic book industry and our society as a whole, we at Fanbase Press would like to provide an opportunity for all comics industry professionals to join together in solidarity. On Saturday, March 28, at 10 a.m./PST, Fanbase Press will host the first Creator Forum: Group Discussion, an hour-long, informal discussion about the positive ways to cope with the changing comics landscape. Taking place via the Zoom platform (video and audio), the Creator Forum will be free to join and limited to the first 100 attendees to RSVP. We hope that this discussion will provide an opportunity to re-connect with colleagues, to find new resources and information, and to build hope in collaborating with other comics creators.
In light of the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns throughout the US, Emerald City Comic Con and other comic book conventions are postponing their upcoming events. These precautionary and preventative measures are understandable and encouraged; however, there will be an undeniable financial impact to creators and publishers throughout the comics industry, as well as other industries like food, travel, and others. In order to help mitigate the impact to indie creators, comics publisher Russell Nohelty of Wannabe Press is launching the virtual comics convention, Wannacon, to take place this Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Fanbase Press joined fellow indie creators and comic book fans in El Centro, CA, this past weekend (Saturday, February 15th, 2020) for Imperial Valley's official comic book convention held at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Pavilion. The day-long event featured a number of indie creators exhibiting, panels, cosplay, and a number of special guests (including Star Wars stunt actor Dickey Beer, Growing Pains' Jeremy Miller, writer Kyle Higgins on DC's Nightwing and Batman Beyond, WWE Wrestler Rikishi, and many more).
Fans, fellow comic creators, and area residents recently celebrated the release of Fanbase Press' Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition - an oversized hardcover collecting the full English and Spanish editions of the Eisner-nominated bilingual comic book series, Quince, this past weekend (Saturday, January 25, 2020) at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA. Attendees were treated to food, music, and comics, with a plethora of fantastic photos taken by Fanbase Press' Michele Brittany to commemorate the special occasion!
Fanbase Press kicked of its 10th year of publishing by exhibiting at Long Beach Comic Expo, alongside a number of other talented independent creators, this past weekend (Saturday, January 11, and Sunday, January 12, 2020). Taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres.
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to begin its 10th year of publishing by exhibiting at Long Beach Comic Expo, alongside a number of other talented independent creators! Taking place on Saturday, January 11, and Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Long Beach Convention Center, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the weekend, we will be meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our graphic novels and comics, including the first opportunity for readers to purchase the hardcover of Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition! Plus, Fanbase Press' staff and contributors will be participating in quite a few intriguing panels throughout the weekend that you will not want to miss!
The Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be exhibiting at LA Comic Con once again this year, alongside a host of talented independent creators! Taking place from October 11-13, 2019, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, LA Comic Con is LA's largest pop culture convention. This year's convention will be an exciting one for Fanbase Press, in light of the publishing company's upcoming 10th anniversary in 2020! Fans in attendance will want to mark their calendars for the "Celebrating 10 Years of Comics: A Sneak Preview of Fanbase Press' 10th Anniversary Releases" panel taking place on Saturday, October 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Room 304ABC. This panel will serve as an EXCLUSIVE preview of Fanbase Press' monumental 2020 releases hosted by co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and featuring creators Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince, Penguins vs. Possums), Desirée Proctor (Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne, DC Comics New Talent Showcase), and Erica Harrell (Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Michonne, DC Comics New Talent Showcase)!