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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #222 (Will AI Destroy Us All & 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 Christof Bogacs and Marie Enger (Dark Horse Comics’ Under Kingdom) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including whether all AI development needs to be shut down immediately, the latest updates from Star Wars Celebration 2023, and what to expect from Marvel’s upcoming Secret Invasion.

: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief) and Drew Siragusa (Senior Contributor)

Special guests: Christof Bogacs and Marie Enger (Dark Horse Comics’ Under Kingdom)

This month’s sponsor: Ben and Keith, known as The Two Gay Geeks, are a gay couple of 27 years whose podcast, TG Geeks Webcast, as well as their website,, have highlighted and showcased some very bright and budding talent, including new and independent filmmakers, artists, and writers and other independent organizations, conventions, and the like. Currently, The Two Gay Geeks are on a much needed hiatus but will return again soon. In the interim, they have asked Fanbase Press to highlight several worth-while organizations throughout the month.

Today, we will highlight Trans Lifeline.  If you are trans or are questioning your gender identity and if you are in crisis, or are feeling isolated and need someone to talk to, or you know of someone in a similar situation, there is a special hotline just for you. is staffed by trained counselors who are transgender themselves. Those in the US may call 877.565.8860, and those in Canada may call 877.330.6366. You can also visit to learn about the important work they are doing. Please reach out for help, you are not alone.

26:21 – (TIME) Pausing AI Developments Isn’t Enough. We Need to Shut it All Down
48:03 – (Variety) The Future of STAR WARS: With Three New Films and a Prequel Series, Lucasfilm Takes Its Biggest Gamble Yet
59:17 – (Variety) SECRET INVASION Trailer – Nick Fury Fights Off Skrulls in Marvel’s Alien Espionage Series

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