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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #201 (Remembering Ray Liotta & 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 co-hosts welcome special guests David Accampo and Chris Anderson (Spectral: A Showcase of Fear – launching on Kickstarter on June 7th) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including honoring the passing of actor Ray Liotta, the state of comic conventions moving forward, looking back at Alien3 30 years later, and a trailer roundup featuring Thor: Love and Thunder, Andor, and Willow.

Host: Barbra Dillon

Special guests: David Accampo and Chris Anderson (Spectral: A Showcase of Fear – launching on Kickstarter on June 7th)

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*For listeners interested in learning more about the Woodland Creatures Kickstarter campaign mentioned in today’s episode, be sure to click here!

24:04 – (Variety) Remembering Ray Liotta, Who Played Characters From the Dark Side With Indelible Style
28:49 – (The Comics Beat) ReedPop and the incredible shrinking world of comic-cons
41:46 – (Fangoria) Faith and Fury – ALIEN³ at 30
53:40 – (io9, THR) TRAILER ROUNDUP:
     THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER Launches Electrifying New Trailer
     The First ANDOR Trailer Is Like No STAR WARS You’ve Ever Seen
     Warwick Davis’ Willow Returns in the First TV Series Trailer

The Fanbase Weekly
Theme Song Written and Performed by
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Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon

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