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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #131

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 Brian McGackin (author – Broetry, In Case of Death) and Kolleen Carney Hoepfner (Editor-in-Chief – Drunk Monkeys) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the cancellation of San Diego Comic-Con 2020, Sam Raimi and John Krasinski joining the MCU, which sequel films are better than the original, and Josh Blaylock on rebuilding comics.

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

Special guests: Brian McGackin (author – Broetry, In Case of Death) and Kolleen Carney Hoepfner (Editor-in-Chief – Drunk Monkeys)

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.

17:49 – (Variety) Comic-Con Officially Canceled Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
30:40 – (Newsarama, CBR) Official – Sam Raimi Confirms He’s Directing DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS‬/REPORT – John Krasinski Met With Marvel on Undisclosed MCU Projects
42:45 – (IndieWire) BLADE RUNNER 2049 Is Better Than BLADE RUNNER (and More of James Gunn’s Best Sequel Picks)
54:38 – (Newsarama) [Guest Editorial] Josh Blaylock – REBUILDING COMICS

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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