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Join Fanbase Press for Comics, Programming, Coverage, and More at San Diego Comic-Con 2019

The Fanbase Press Staff is very excited to be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 while also bringing you the coolest interviews, commentaries, and photos – live from the convention floor! From Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21, all of Fanbase Press’ comics, graphic novels, and merchandise will be available for sale at Small Press Table O-03, and you won’t want to miss the exciting panels and creator signings planned for the con of the year!

Available for Sale (Small Press Table O-03)

Attendees are invited to stop by the Fanbase Press table (Table O-03 in the Small Press Pavilion) to pick up titles including the Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Penguins vs. Possums, The Arcs, Something Animal, Identity Thief, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems!  Plus, SDCC will be the FIRST opportunity for readers to pick up a copy of Fanbase Press’ latest trade paperback, The Sequels.  Attendees may also purchase the limited edition Quince enamel panel and the official Fanbase Press t-shirt! 

Fanbase Press’ creator signing schedule may be found below.

Fanbase Press’ Programming

Fanbase Press and its staff and creators will be hosting a number of thought-provoking panels throughout the week. Below is the schedule of panels throughout the week of SDCC:


3:00 p.m.
: Giving Voice to Independent Creators – Do you have a story to tell? Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it’s time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), panelists Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators MOM (artist, Viewbox), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) will talk about creating comics outside the mainstream and offer tips on exactly how to do it. Room 28DE

6:30 p.m.: Condensing an Idea: Making the Difficult Palatable – How do you distill a story down to its main components? Comics often call for brevity, but how does that work with a complex story or idea? Comic-Con special guests discuss how they delve into their complex worlds of comics and come out the other side with stories we readily consume. Panelists include Kurt Busiek (Avengers), Jon B. Cooke (Comic Book Artist), and Randall Munroe (xkcd), along with Dani Colman, Tea Fougner (editorial director for comics, King Features Syndicate), and moderator Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press). Room 26AB

7:00 p.m.: The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Batgirl – Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl) is a cultural icon due to her intelligence, moral centeredness, and emotional resilience. Clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics, Justice League vs. The Fatal Five) and Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions) examine the evolution and impact of Batgirl over the last 25 years. Joining the discussion will be DC talents including Cecil Castellucci (Female Furies, Batgirl), Brenden Fletcher (Batgirl, Isola), and others who have envisioned the heroine’s adventures for fans of comics and animation. Room 5AB

8:00 p.m.: Fanbase Press: Examining ’80s Nostalgia in Comics – Pop culture’s obsession with the ’80s is reverberating through comics and graphic novels like Paper Girls, Stranger Things, The Sequels, and more. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel—including Andre Gower (actor, The Monster Squad), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, Watchmen), Hannibal Tabu (columnist, Comic Book Resources), Norm Harper (writer, The Sequels), and Bobby Timony (artist, The Sequels)—will discuss how the sequential art medium allows creators and readers to channel an age of legendary pop culture prosperity while also revisiting the past with a critical eye. Room 28DE


11:00 a.m.: Finance Your Indie Comic Now – The Antidote Trust (TAT), America’s premiere independent creator collective, brings together an illustrious panel to examine the many ways of securing funds to publish independent comics. The discussion is moderated by veteran comics writer and editor Barbara Kesel (Shadowzone, Mine!; DC Comics and Crossgen). Panelists include Fanbase Press editor-in-chief Barbra Dillon, writer and actor Kevin Grevioux (creator of Underworld and The Blue Marvel), TAT co-founder and writer/illustrator Robert Roach (Menthu, The Roach), filmmaker and comic book creator Andre Owens (Force Galaxia, The Bovine League), and illustrator Quinn McGowan (Project:Wildfire). Room 4

6:00 p.m.: Fanbase Press: The Art of Star Wars – Since 1977, fans have been clamoring for more Star Wars in all forms of media: movies, TV shows, comics, books, games, action figures, and more. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), this panel—including Craig Miller (former director of fan relations, Lucasfilm), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, The Dark Empire), Chris Fenoglio (artist, Star Wars Adventures: The Tales of Vader’s Castle), Ken Lashley (artist, Lucasfilm), and Brandon McKinney (artist, Star Wars Mighty Chronicles)—will share their artistic journey with the Star Wars property. Room 7AB


12:00 p.m.: Enter the Dreamnasium Audio DramaGeoffrey Thorne (Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther’s Quest, TNT’s The Librarians), Jeffrey Bridges and Susan Bridges (Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong: The Audio Drama, Action Lab’s Killswitch), and Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief of Fanbase Press) discuss this unique, new eight-episode sci-fi audio drama anthology from the Winterman Project and Pendant Productions. Neal Morgan Auditorium / San Diego Central Library

2:00 p.m.: Fanbase Press: Celebrating Fandoms with Geeky Crafting – There are so many fandoms that we celebrate through TV, movies, comics, books, and other mediums, yet media consumers love to show their creative sides, too. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel – including Christoff Visscher (Cantrip Candles), Chris Rubin (Bubbles and Things Soaps), Clarissa Thorne (A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch), and Chrissy Callahan (TurtleBunny Creations) – will discuss the benefits that crafting can offer in providing opportunities for creative fulfillment and entrepreneurial expansion. Room Grand 10, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina


Fanbase Press’ Creator Signing Schedule

Wednesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 21
– Writer Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief)

Thursday, July 18
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Don Aguillo (cover artist, The Sequels)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Norm Harper (writer, The Sequels)
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: Andre Gower (foreword, The Sequels / Monster Squad / Wolfman’s Got Nards – A Documentary)

Friday, July 19
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Norm Harper (writer, The Sequels)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.:  Bobby Timony (artist, The Sequels)
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Michael Poisson (writer, The Arcs)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: David Accampo (co-writer, The Margins) and Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins)

Saturday, July 20

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Clarissa Thorne (creator, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space)
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Norm Harper (writer, The Sequels)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: David Accampo (co-writer, The Margins) and Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins)
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Don Aguillo (cover artist, The Sequels)

Fanbase Press’ Convention Coverage

Fanbase Press’ staff will be conducting interviews and covering panels and events throughout the weekend. Be sure to follow Fanbase Press’ Facebook, Twitter (@Fanbase_Press), and Instagram (@fanbasepress) with the hashtag #FPSDCC to stay up to date on our SDCC and Eisner Awards updates, including a live-tweet of the 2019 Eisner Award Ceremony from the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at San Diego Comic-Con on the evening of Friday, July 19th!

Other Exhibitors to See

San Diego Comic-Con is a BIG event with LOTS of talents creators sharing their projects and work with fans.  At Fanbase Press, we encourage you to check out the following talented creators as you make your way through the convention floor:

  • Writer David Pepose will be signing copies of his comic book series, Spencer & Locke and Going to the Chapel, each day at the Action Lab Booth (#1737) from 3:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Writers/artists Matt and John Yuan (Love Town) will be exhibiting with 1First Comics at Booth #2001.
  • Publisher Wannabe Press and writer Russell Nohelty will be at Small Press Booth K-3 along with Angela Oddling.  They will have an SDCC exclusive of Lucifer Licorice #1 with a special for the book and 2 pins for $20.
  • Creators Nicholas Doan and Gwendolyn Dreyer will be at Small Press table Q-05 with free bookmarks available and Monster Elementary Volumes 1 and 2.
  • Writer Madeleine Holly-Rosing and the Boston Metaphysical Society Comic will be at Small Press Table L-03.  The award-winning novel, A Storm of Secrets, and the latest graphic novel, The Spirit of Rebellion, will be making their first appearance at SDCC!
  • Artist Livio Ramondelli (IDW’s Transformers) will be in Artist Alley at Table HH-19.  Plus, Livio will be participating in the “Til All Are One” concert on Thursday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Brick by Brick (in the Gaslamp District) and featuring Vince DiCola, composer of the original Transformers animated movie, as well as Rocky IV.  There will be lots of Transformers creators in attendance! 
  • Soaper Chris Rubin of Bubbles and Things Soaps map be found in the SDCC art gallery with her assorted geek-themed soaps! (Pending approval)
On behalf of everyone at Fanbase Press, we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Barbra Dillon, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief




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