As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.
In this Fanbase Feature, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon and special guests Sandra Dimas (co-host of The Story Geeks podcast), Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), and Fanbase Press’ Claire Thorne (A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space) participate in a thorough retrospective discussion regarding Black Swan (2010) in light of the film’s 10th anniversary, with topics including the film’s exploration of the artist’s ego, how the film works as a companion piece to director Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, what the film has to say about the world of professional ballet and other artistic crafts, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Black Swan abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: Sandra Dimas (co-host of The Story Geeks podcast), Justin Peniston (writer – Hunter Black, Avengers Assemble), and Fanbase Press’ Claire Thorne (A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space), Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer of Identity Thief, Something Animal)
This month’s sponsor: All episodes of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast this month are sponsored by the comic book series, Killswitch. Killswitch is a cyberpunk action comic, exploring themes of guilt, social justice, and what we owe to each other as fellow humans. It’s a story of self-acceptance, of change, and of hope. And it’s also about a prison break from a comet orbiting the sun. Written by Tilly and Susan Bridges, with stunning art by Walter Geovani, vibrant colors by Brittany Peer, and immaculate letters by Simon Bowland and Ed Dukeshire. The digital and printed versions of the trade paperback collecting the entire miniseries are available now at killswitchcomic.com.
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Written and Performed by: Adam WarRock
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon