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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #129

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week.

In the latest episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Kevin Bides and Kyle McVey (Collector’s Paradise) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including our fascination with canon, nerdy activities to keep you occupied during isolation, how COVID-19 is impacting the comics industry, and why sci-fi brings us comfort in uncertain times.

Cast members
: Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, Drew Siragusa, and Barbra Dillon

Special guests: Kevin Bides and Kyle McVey (Collector’s Paradise)

This month’s sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by Collector’s Paradise.  Since 1994, Collector’s Paradise has owned and operated three comic book stores in the Southern California area which are uniquely equipped to handle mail order and shipping because of their years of online subscriptions, eBay and online sales, and 3 stores’ worth of inventory.  In addition, be sure to check out the shops’ new opportunity, Collector’s Paradise Curated, which offers bundles of graphic novels and comics – by publisher or age appropriateness – that are curated for customers.  The graphic novels are discounted at least 20% and include 2-3 free comics, all with FREE shipping. 

You can learn more about Collector’s Paradise by visiting, and the site includes links to the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for the Winnetka, Pasadena, and North Hollywood locations.

15:15 – (io9) Our Fascination with Canon Is Killing the Way We Value Stories
29:12 – (io9) 3 Nerdy, But Useful, Things to Do Around Your House While Stuck at Home
42:11 – (io9, CBR) The Coronavirus Outbreak Has Put the Comics Industry Between a Rock and a Hard Place/ComicHub’s Distribution System Not Moving Forward
57:31 – (io9) TALES FROM THE LOOP’s Showrunner on How Sci-Fi Can Bring Us Comfort in Uncertain Times

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
: Adam WarRock

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill

Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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