Positive energy and enthusiastic vibes reverberated through the Anaheim Convention Center as fans of popular culture converged the location for the return of the three-day annual event, WonderCon 2017. In one of the upstairs conference rooms on Friday afternoon, March 31, 2017, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Hunter Gorinson and publisher Fred Pierce took to the stage to lead the panel, “Valiant 101: The Story Starts Here.”

The zombie genre has been fighting to stay relevant for some time now, often endlessly repeating the same tropes, drawing the same conclusions about humanity, and - when in desperate straits - resorting to empty, gruesome violence. There’s been very little truly original in the zombie genre since George Romero’s seminal films which not only kicked off the craze but stayed ahead of the curve and continue to put most attempts to shame. Aside from the occasional television or cinematic victory, eventually, all genre fare falls into this cycle, struggling to find an original voice. Without something to drive the story forward that isn’t zombies, you can expect standard biting and chewing of human flesh. All of that has its place, but as a reader (viewer), I like to be excited, surprised and thrilled. The Walking Dead swings back and fourth dramatically from one end of the spectrum to the other, Shaun of the Dead mattered because it poked fun at all of those tropes while finding its own emotional center, and World War Z (the book) grounded the zombie apocalypse in a real-world setting with real world consequences.

At WonderCon 2017, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with actors Henry Simmons (Agent "Mack") and Natalia Cordova-Buckley ("Yo-Yo") about their favorite moments of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4, what they learned about their characters of the course of this season, and more.

At WonderCon 2017, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with Executive Producer Jeph Loeb and actors Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) and Chloe Bennet (Agent Johnson/Quake) about their favorite moments of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 and more.

At WonderCon 2017, Fanbase Press' Bryant Dillon talks with actors Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons) and Iain De Caestecker (Agent Fitz) about their favorite moments of AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 and more.

When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

In this week's installment of #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press interviews Joel Arquillos, Executive Director of the non-profit organization, 826LA. In the following interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Arquillos about how 826 LA supports students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, the biggest hurdles to providing writing education and one-on-one tutoring, how YOU can get involved, and more!

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)!

It’s Adventure Time, Lumpy Space Princess style! Everyone’s favorite purple gal embarks on a treasure hunt with the lovable Tree Trunks as her guide; Finn, Jake, and BMO decide to follow in order “keep an eye on them” (definitely not spying). Writer Josh Trujillo makes excellent use of the series’ main cast while expanding upon Tree Trunks’ rough-and-tumble past and her role as mother to an adorable, giant, soul-stealing lich baby. Returning characters like the androgynous and musical Guildmaster as a nemesis to LSP and new characters Cameron and Tess the Zombie (fraternal) Twins round out the cast.

Desert’s lonely.  Harsh.  People are worse.

This month brings the final issue of Dark Horse Comics’ Serenity: No Power in the ‘Verse, written by Chris Roberson and featuring the art of Georges Jeanty, in what will surely be a bittersweet ending for fans who’ve been following along.

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