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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #181 (Ageism in Fandom & More)

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 Weekly welcome special guest Norm Harper (writer – Eisner-nominated Rikki, Oni’s Haphaven, Fanbase Press’ The Sequels / publisher – Karate Petshop) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether ageism permeates fandom, if virtual conventions for big studios are the wave of the future, Disney’s Avengers-sized legal problem, and how Venom 2‘s post-credits sequence impacts the MCU.

: Claire Thorne, Justin Peniston, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Norm Harper (writer – Eisner-nominated Rikki, Oni’s Haphaven, Fanbase Press’ The Sequels / publisher – Karate Petshop)

This month’s sponsor: This episode of The Fanbase Weekly Podcast is sponsored by the Dreamer Comics Podcast, which is now recording on Stereo. The Dreamer Comics Podcast talks about the process of how comics are made. Each week, they interview a different writer, penciler, inker, colorist, editor, letterer, marketer, or you name it – as long as they break down their craft. Check out their live shows on the app Stereo by going to

15:59 – (The Mary Sue) Fandom Ageism Doesn’t Make Any Sense
30:44 – (Bleeding Cool) Netflix’s GEEKED WEEK & TUDUM Events Copied DC FANDOME’s Homework
43:20 – (The Hollywood Reporter) Disney Has an AVENGERS-Sized Legal Problem (Maybe Bigger Than It Realizes)
57:30 – (Den Of Geek UK) VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE Post-Credits Scene is a World-Shattering Game Changer

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

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