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, The Fanbase Weekly co-host Bryant Dillon is joined by special guests David Accampo (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Margins, Lost Angels), David Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), and Jason Inman (writer – Super Best Friend, Jupiter Jet / podcast host – Geek History Lesson) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Conan the Barbarian (1982) in light of the film’s 40th anniversary, with topics including the true message of the “riddle of steel,” the historic inspiration of Thusla Doom, the film’s themes of hyper-masculine individualism and its effect on young male audience members, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Conan the Barbarian abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: David Accampo (writer – Fanbase Press’ The Margins, Lost Angels), David Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Jason Inman (writer – Super Best Friend, Jupiter Jet / podcast host – Geek History Lesson), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief)
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What sets this series apart is a positive, person-first representation about life with a chronic disease . . . which just so happens to also include superhuman abilities. But, Ripple Effects isn’t just a story about a character with an incurable disease. It’s also a thrilling and relevant superhero tale that touches on the difficulty of finding a work/life balance, the class struggles and economic inequality experienced by many in our nation, and the desire to help others during trying times. Available digitally through Hoopla starting in June 2022. Pre-order a printed copy of the collected trade paperback at www.RippleEffectsComic.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