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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #220 (Should Conventions Live Stream & 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 guest Fred Kennedy (writer – Image Comics’ Dead Romans, Mud79) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether genre conventions should live stream their panel programming, the fallout for Warner Bros.’ upcoming Lord of the Rings movies, and whether Star Trek 4 should just go away.

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Drew Siragusa (Senior Contributor), and Claire Thorne (Creator – A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, co-host – POPSKL Podcast)

Special guest: Fred Kennedy (writer – Image Comics’ Dead Romans, Mud79)

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26:52 – (io9) Let’s Talk About Conventions and Live Streaming
46:04 – (CBR) Peter Jackson Is Involved in Talks About WB’s New LORD OF THE RINGS Movies
58:24 – (The A.V. Club) Just let STAR TREK 4 die, already

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