The con that promises to keep those childhood memories rad was back! Yestercon was once again held in Carson, California, on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Carson Center. Sponsored by 8-Bit Zombie, Royce’s Arcade, Pinhead Co., and Geeks of the Galaxy, over 40 vendors and creators congregated in the center’s main auditorium, where each aisle was bursting with toys, collectibles, comics, video games, and anime representing many of the franchises we love: Star Wars, Power Rangers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, just to name a few.
Note: This panel coverage includes spoilers.
By 7 o’clock Thursday evening, July 20, 2017, Room 5 of the San Diego Convention Center was packed with eager fans, anxious to hear any scrap of information that Executive Producer Adi Shankar, Director Sam Deats, or Supervising Producer Brad Graeber might share at the “Netflix Original: Castlevania with Adi Shankar” panel moderated by Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girl; Girl on Geek).
At San Diego Comic-Con 2017, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon moderated the Fanbase Press Presents: Introducing Quince panel (original recorded on Saturday, July 22, 2017) during which Quince creators Kit Steinkellner (Writer, Z: The Beginning of Everything), Emma Steinkellner (Artist, Ayzenberg), and Sebastian Kadlecik (Creator, Penguins vs. Possums) discussed their bilingual comic book series, the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium, and more.
The Fanbase Press crew attended San Diego Comic-Con's Breaking News from Shout! Factory and Scream Factory panel on Friday, July 21st, 2017, which involved the creative minds of the respective production companies making special announcements and unveiling exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming Blu-ray collector’s editions and new movies coming to audiences in the coming months.
Last night, the Fanbase Press staff was treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience: a night of fun at the most wretched hive of scum and villainy in the galaxy - the aptly named Scum & Villainy Cantina in Hollywood, CA! The wildly popular intergalactic pop-up experience has been virtually sold out for its initial two-month run, but Fanbase Press is excited to share that Scum & Villainy proprietor J.C. Reifenberg is extending its inaugural activation through June 2017. In honor of this fantastic announcement, we are sharing our interview with Reifenberg from last night's event, as well as a photo gallery of our out-of-this-world experience and more details on where you can purchase tickets.
The 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival is the battlefield for the interactive magic showdown where YOU decide the winner! In the world premiere of Name This Magic Show, award-winning magicians Jon Armstrong, Nick Paul, Simon Coronel, and Handsome Jack battle it out onstage for your love, your votes, and your cash.
Moderator Patrick Reed (ComicsAlliance) began the WonderCon 2017 panel, “Discover the Music of Comics,” on Saturday afternoon, April 1, 2017, by explaining that music and comics go way back, back to at least the 1960s in which popular bands, such as The Beatles and The Monkees, crossed over into comic books. In the 1990s, Prince was based on a concept pitched and approved by the musician, Deadline introduced the character of Tank Girl, and Michael Allred created Red Rocket 7. More recently, music has been featured in The 5th Beatle and The Wicked & The Divine; however, it’s not all just rock ‘n’ roll: the 1986 Rappin Max Robot featured hip-hop culture, and the period comic book, Stagger Lee, had a blues focus.