As a parent, I have felt apprehensive about letting my four and five-year-olds attend a pop culture convention. Will they feel overwhelmed by the large number of people? Will they get scared by amazingly detailed costumes? Or will they see something I’m not sure they’re ready to see with adult-themed displays?
As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
A very special Fanbase Feature! At San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Latinx Comics Creators and Readers panel (originally recorded on Saturday, July 21, 2018) during which Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince) and Comadres y Comics hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez discussed the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium.
The following is an interview with Nicole D’Andria, Marketing Director and Submissions Editor of Action Lab Entertainment, as well as creator and writer of the independent series, Road Trip to Hell. This interview takes place at Baltimore Comic-Con 2018, where Senior Contributor S.T. Lakata sits down with D'Andria to discuss the convention, various Action Lab titles, and her own creative works.
When it comes to supporting women’s rights and talented creators, Fanbase Press is always happy to lend a hand. Thus, we implore comic and horror fans in the Los Angeles area to come out for the cause and attend the ONE MEAN MONSTER ZINE party (where ALL proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood) taking place this Saturday, September 22, 2018, at the darkly beautiful curiosity shop, Memento Mori!
Aside from a large vendor room full of exhibitors, authors, toy dealers, and guests who had worked on He-Man and She-Ra, Power-Con had an impressive lineup of panels for attendees to partake in. Running for one-hour sessions, the large Lighthouse Ballroom at the Marriott was devoted exclusively to panels that ranged in topics from the He-Man toys to the cartoon to the mini-comics.
The morning of Saturday, August 25, 2018, in SoCal started out rather overcast, but that did not deter fans of He-Man and She-Ra from descending upon the Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hotel last weekend for Power-Con. Established in 2011, the Saturday/Sunday convention celebrated the Master of the Universe and Princess of Power franchises.
The Fanbase Press crew attended San Diego Comic-Con's Star vs. the Forces of Evil / Big City Greens panel on Thursday, July 19, 2018, which involved the cast and creative teams behind the respective shows discussing what viewers can anticipate from the upcoming seasons. The lineup of panelists included Adam McArthur (voice of Marco Diaz), Eden Sher (voice of Star Butterfly), Esmé Bianco (voice of Eclipsa), Daron Nefcy (Star vs. The Forces of Evil creator), as well as Shane and Chris Houghton (creators of Big City Greens) and Marieve Herington (voice of Tilly Green). The panel was moderated by Chris Houghton.
Fanbase Press' coverage of the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards continues with the "Countdown to the Eisners" series. From Monday, June 4, through Friday, July 13, 2018, Fanbase Press will highlight each of the Eisner Awards' 31 nomination categories, providing comic book industry members and readers alike the opportunity to learn more about the nominees and their work. Stay tuned for Fanbase Press' continued coverage of the Eisner Awards, including live coverage of the ceremony at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 20.