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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #239 (2023 Year in Review and Season 8 Finale)

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 Season 8 finale episode, the Fanbase Press staff provides a thoughtful retrospective, looking back at 2023 in pop culture and beyond.  All of us at The Fanbase Weekly wish to extend our immense thanks to the talented guests who have joined us this past year, as well as you – the listeners – for tuning in each week. We’ll be back again in 2024 with more podcast excitement. 

Stay tuned to the Fanbase Press website for updates regarding the launch of Season 9 for The Fanbase Weekly. Happy holidays!

Hosts: Barbra Dillon (Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief), Bryant Dillon (Fanbase Press President, The Fanbase Weekly co-host, writer – Something Animal, Identity Thief), Claire Thorne (Creator, A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch), and Drew Siragusa (Fanbase Press Senior Contributor)

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12:51 – Best of Geekdom in 2023 – Movies, TV, Comics, Video Games, etc.
32:28 – The Best of Fanbase Press in 2023 – Reviews, Podcasts, Blogs, Published Works, Events, etc.
51:51 – Biggest/Most Impactful Geeky Surprises of 2023
1:04:08 – Geeky predictions for 2024

The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Written and Performed by: Adam WarRock
The Fanbase Weekly Theme Song Produced by: Mikal kHill
Episode Photo by: Sean Foster

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