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The Fanbase Weekly: Episode #247 (The 2024 Eisner Nominees & 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 Ray Fawkes (writer, Sanction, Batman: Eternal) and Kevin Sharp (journalist, Fanbase Press’ “Between the Panels” Interview Series) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including reactions to the 2024 Eisner Award nominations, the states considering laws that would imprison librarians, and the impact of The Phantom Menace 25 years later.

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)

Special guests: Ray Fawkes (writer, Sanction, Batman: Eternal) and Kevin Sharp (journalist, Fanbase Press’ “Between the Panels” Interview Series)

This month’s sponsor: Rapture Productions is an independent, boutique publisher focused on creating high-quality original manga. Their first book, Rapture Burgers, has been accepted into the Kyoto International Manga Museum. Rapture Burgers is a young adult sci-fi epic about a high school student named Camille, whose mundane, everyday life in the post-apocalypse is disrupted when a mysterious entity reveals a fate that will change the world as he knows it. Also coming soon from Rapture Productions is a middle-grade comedy called Bubble Gumshoes, starring a pair of hard-boiled preteen detectives named Tabitha and Emily, whose vigilance is the only thing keeping their little town from falling into chaos. You can find Rapture Productions’ books on Amazon, and on their site at Visit them on social media: @raptureburgers on Twitter and Instagram

21:24 – (AIPT Comics) 2024 Eisner Awards nominees announced
42:44 – (Vanity Fair) 17 States Are Considering Laws That Would Imprison Librarians
1:01:58 – (IGN) PHANTOM MENACE at 25: Why We Can Thank (and Blame) EPISODE I for the Modern Blockbuster

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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