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)!

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 Blair Herter who - along with his brother Thomas - will be riding their bikes from San Francisco to Los Angeles, CA, in an effort to raise funds for The Pablove Foundation which fights childhood cancer with love. In the following interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Herter about what inspired him to take on this endeavor, his preparations for the cross-state trek, how YOU can get involved with the fundraising campaign, and more!

Superheroes. Death. Good versus evil. In the comic book world, it’s often you might find all of these characteristics within one comic book. What happens when someone, or a group of people in this case, decide to focus on individual components to make a story interesting and develop enough depth to be curious to see what happens next? In Hiatus Studios does just that with their anthology, Shards: Volume 1.

In the third installment of Anno Dracula, time is pressing forward and loyalties are questioned as Dracula’s tin jubilee nears.  The rebels move forward with their plans, and Croft’s crew remains on their hunt. There’s also the Chinese faction that has emerged as a mysterious third party with a plan of its own slowly unfolding.

The following is an interview with writer, editor, and clinical psychologist Lynn Zubernis on her recently released book, Family Don't End with Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives, from BenBella Books (Smart Pop Books). In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Zubernis about the inspiration behind the essay collection, the creative process in compiling the essays from the cast of Supernatural and its fans, what she hopes that readers will take away from the book, and more!

One never quite knows when something will change their life. We all have those moments, whether good or bad, but sometimes the cause of the change can be quite surprising. But, a fictional television show? How could that ever impact anyone in a meaningful way? This is the topic of Family Don’t End with Blood: Cast and Fans on How Supernatural Has Changed Lives (edited by superfan Lynn S. Zubernis).

The following is an interview with actress Laurel Harris and writer/director James Cotten on their recent film, Painted Woman, starring Stef Dawson and Matt Dallas. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Cotten and Harris about the premise behind the film, the stellar cast and crew involved with the project, their experience at the Bentonville Film Festival, and more!

The following is an interview with actress Brooke Baumer (Fresh Off the Boat, Parks & Recreation, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) regarding the upcoming appearance of her one-woman production, October Baby, at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Baumer about the inspiration behind the show, balancing more than 20 different characters, what she hopes that viewers will take away from the show, and more!

Weavers is not your typical mobster versus rival gang kind of story. This story has a creep factor relatable to those familiar with the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Conspiracy,” or an earlier scene in the film, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. If you’re not a Star Trek fan, then perhaps think of Spider-Man meets Alien. In this case, your body isn’t bitten by a spider or eventually destroyed once the Alien matures and plunges through your chest; however, a spider does invade your body, giving you special abilities and eventually twisting your thoughts to the will of the collective – the Weavers syndicate. Okay, so maybe the last reference is more of a stretch than the others.

The best way to describe this franchise is “Hogwarts for superheroes.” By taking the DC heroes that we know and love, transmuting them to high school age, and putting them all together at “Super Hero High,” the film definitely gives off a Harry Potter vibe, especially in the beginning. Still, by the end, it manages to find its own footing.

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