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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #229 (Disney’s Bad Box Office & 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 Brandie June (novelist – Gold Spun, Curse Undone / playwright – Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Musical Parody) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Disney’s financial troubles at the box office, whether Rogers: The Musical has staying power, and what io9’s AI-generated news article has to say about the state of capital-run journalism. 

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor), and Claire Thorne (creator – A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space)
Special guest: Brandie June (novelist – Gold Spun, Curse Undone / playwright – Truly Outrageous: A Jem and the Holograms Musical Parody)

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11:05 – (Variety) Disney’s Harsh New Reality – Costly Film Flops, Creative Struggles and a Shrinking Global Box Office
22:29 – (GeekTyrant, io9) Marvel’s ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Gets a Behind-The-Scenes Video Before Its Big Debut\ROGERS: THE MUSICAL Succeeds From Screen to Stage at Disney Parks
34:07 – (Variety) Gizmodo’s io9 Published an AI-Generated STAR WARS Article That Was Filled With Errors

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Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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