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 Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Thomas Parham (writer – Hailing Frequencies Open, Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University), and Erik Amaya (Editor-in-Chief of ComicCon.com / the Comics on TV Columnist at Rotten Tomatoes / co-host – Tread Perilously podcast) to participate in a thorough discussion regarding Tron (1982) in light of the film’s 40th anniversary, with topics including how the film was ahead of its time, how modern audiences might view the world of Tron, the panelists’ own personal histories with video games and arcades, and more. (Beware: SPOILERS for Tron abound in this panel discussion!)
Cast members: David Avallone (writer – Drawing Blood, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark), Thomas Parham (writer – Hailing Frequencies Open, Professor at Palm Beach Atlantic University), Erik Amaya (Editor-in-Chief of ComicCon.com / the Comics on TV Columnist at Rotten Tomatoes / co-host – Tread Perilously podcast), and Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief)
This month’s sponsor: First Comics has surpassed 40 years of publishing and built its reputation on cutting-edge titles, an eye for talent, a commitment to retailer support and creators’ rights, and creative risk-taking in striving to put out books that knocked your socks off. Out of its diverse catalog of titles, listeners will want to check out these standout series: 1) The supernatural noir series, Love Town, by The Yuan Twins, a hard-boiled world where the figurative magic of the movie studios competes with the literal magic of the streets. 2) The caustically satirical black sci-fi series, Space Negro, by Jared Sams. Imagine if you will Flash Gordon as written by Richard Pryor and narrated by Sam Kinison. Space Negro follows the adventures of Supernova Watkins, the last black man in the universe. And, 3) the action fantasy series, Night Stalker, by Orlando Harding. When the baddest of the bad escape from Hell, Hell sends someone even worse to bring them back – the Night Stalker! Listeners can find these titles and many more at www.1firstcomics.com and on social media (@1Firstcomics).
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Episode Photo by: Bryant Dillon