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Join Fanbase Press for Comics, Programming, Coverage, & More at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 – Programming Announced!

The Fanbase Press Staff is very excited to be exhibiting at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 while also bringing you the coolest interviews, commentaries, and photos – live from the convention floor! From Wednesday, July 18, through Sunday, July 22, all of Fanbase Press’ graphic novels and merchandise will be available for sale in the Small Press area, and you won’t want to miss the exciting panels and creator signings planned for the con of the year!  Plus, join us in celebrating the Quince comic book series creative team on their nomination for this year’s Eisner Awards!

Available for Sale

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, Hero Hotel, 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 to be able to pick up a copy of Fanbase Press’ latest graphic novel, The Margins, signed by co-writer David Accampo and artist Amanda Donahue, as well as a limited edition Quince enamel panel and the official Fanbase Press t-shirt!  Last, but certainly not least, The Arkham Sessions co-hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward will be on hand to meet attendees!  (Fanbase Press’ creator signing schedule may be found below.)

Limited Edition Quince Enamel Pins

Love Fanbase Press’ superhero comic book series Quince?  You’re in luck!  Fanbase Press will have 100 limited edition Quince pins for sale, featuring Lupe as her superhero alter ego, Q!  Supplies are limited, so be sure to stop by early in the convention to pick up your Q pin!

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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:


4:00 p.m.Creator Panel: Why I See Myself in Comics – Authors/creators talk about the discoveries that come after their book is published and released into the world. What are the biggest surprises that come from readers who identify with their work? What sort of impact does this have on how they, as creatives, perceive the original work? What sort of stories did they read that had a profound impact on how they write and why they choose the stories they tell? Featuring Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince), Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Archival Quality), Jenni and Matt Holm (Babymouse), and Sina Grace (The Li’l Depressed Boy). Moderated by Colleen Bement.  San Diego Central Library

7:00 p.m.Women on the Dark Side – Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it’s comic books, novels, or art, these women are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (Shadow of the Knight), Megan Hutchison (Vesna, Rock Stars), Nancy Holder (Wicked Series), and Lisa Morton (Ghosts: A Haunted History); moderated by Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press).  Room 25ABC


7:30 p.m.The Arkham Sessions: The Psychology of Robin, Batman’s First Sidekick – Even lonely, brooding superheroes need sidekicks! Witness the fun, fascinating, and in-depth psychological analysis of the original and most famous sidekick to Batman, Dick Grayson. With a special spotlight on panelist-and longtime voice of Robin and Nightwing- Loren Lester (Batman: The Animated Series), clinical psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi and co-host Brian Ward bring their mental health and pop-culture podcast back to San Diego Comic-Con.  Room 5AB


10:00 a.m.Fanbase Press Presents: The Art of Trading Cards – Themed collector cards have been around for over 100 years, originally packaged with cigarettes. By the 1950s, bubble gum was packaged with trading cards that began to spotlight media-based subjects such as popular television shows and films. Trading card sets typically include sketch cards, which feature the work of established and aspiring artists. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), panelists Daniel Cooney (Rogue One), Chris Thorne (DC Comics’ The New 52), and Ashleigh Popplewell (The Walking Dead) talk about their experiences working with Topps, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and other companies to create trading cards that celebrate some of our favorite franchises. Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand 9

11:30 a.m.Comics Arts Conference #10: Chasing Captain America – Physiology and Philosophy from Stem Cells to Socrates – What if we could really create Captain America-should we? We are now approaching the point where the Super-Soldier Serum and Vita-Rays meet the reality of bioengineering. Thanks to the convergence of biology, engineering, and technology, we can now alter our abilities through surgery, pharmaceutical enhancement, technological fusion, and genetic engineering. E. Paul Zehr (Chasing Captain America: How Advances in Science, Engineering and Biotechnology Will Produce a Superhuman), Mark D. White (The Virtues of Captain America: Modern-Day Lessons on Character from a World War II Superhero), Daniel H. Wilson (Amped, Robopocalypse), and G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel, Alif the Unseen) discuss the physiology and philosophy of superhumanity with moderator Andrea Letamendi (Under the Mask).  Room 26AB

3:00 p.m.Fanbase Press Presents:  Latinx Comics Creators and Readers – Quince is a 15-issue comic book series being released in English and Spanish about teenager Lupe who discovers she has superpowers at her quinceañera. Comadres y Comics is a podcast hosted by three Latina women hoping to highlight the role that Latinos have in the comic book industry. Quince creator Sebastian Kadlecik and Comadres y Comics hosts Kristen Parraz, Sara Bazan, and Jennifer Lopez discuss the importance of inclusivity and representation in the comic book medium in a Q&A session moderated by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief of Fanbase Press).  Room 28DE

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 2018 Eisner Award Ceremony from the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at San Diego Comic-Con on the evening of Friday, July 20th!

On behalf of everyone at Fanbase Press, we look forward to seeing you in San Diego!

Fanbase Press: Creator Signing Schedule

Wednesday, July 18, through Sunday, July 22
– Writer Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief)

Thursday, July 19
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: David Accampo (co-writer, The Margins) and Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins)

Friday, July 20
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: David Accampo (co-writer, The Margins) and Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins)

Saturday, July 21

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward (Co-hosts of The Arkham Sessions podcast)
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: David Accampo (co-writer, The Margins) and Amanda Donahue (artist, The Margins)


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