Today marks the official start of the Greatest Little Film Festival on Earth, the Idyllwild CinemaFest (ICF)! Taking place in the beautiful mountain town of Idyllwild, California, the Idyllwild CinemaFest is in its fourth year, continuing to grow in both popularity and attendance!
Idyllwild CinemaFest will take place from Wednesday, January 9th, through Sunday, January 13th, 2013 (5-day schedule available here) and will feature the screenings of over one hundred films, including entires from Australia, Germany, the United Kindgdom, and several other international locations.
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'SKIN CRAWLING COMICS' HORROR ANTHOLOGY IN PRODUCTION
JACKSONVILLE, FL – December 12, 2012 – Indie comic book writer Rachel Pandich (Womanthology: Heroic, Aspire) is proud to announce the development of her horror-themed comic book anthology, Skin Crawling Comics.
Written by an assortment of up-and-coming writers including Pandich, Paul Chapman (Porn Gnomes and Other Strange Tales), Bryant Dillon (Something Animal, Identity Thief), and Jody Houser (Womathology: Space, Dead Roots), the collection will consist of terrifyingly creepy comics that span the horror spectrum. The stories will feature artwork by talented creators including Ashley Lanni Hoye (Aspire), James Greene (Studio YOLO), Kate Carleton (Solestar, Womanthology Sketchbook), Laura Bearl (Free Candy and the UCCS 2010 Senior Art Exhibition), and Chris Thorne (The 36)!
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As part of Smart Pop Book’s celebration of the release of their phenomenal new Hunger Games fan guide, we are pleased to announce our participation in The Panem Companion Victory Tour. Representing the agriculture district and the home of Katniss Everdeen’s beloved ally, Rue, Fanboy Comics is the 11th stop along the way, and we’ve got an exciting giveaway, courtesy of Smart Pop Books, to help share in the excitement of The Panem Companion’s release!
You're invited to join the creators of the Boston Metaphysical Society comic series for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, December 10th, at 7:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series that covers everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday at 7:00 p.m. One event per month features a different industry guest, with past guests having included Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible), Shane and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther), and even the FBC staff (Something Animal, Identity Thief)! On December 10th, the panel will include Madeleine Holly-Rosing, the writer of the Steampunk, supernatural series which was recently nominated for an Airship Award.
Dear Fanboy Comic Readers,
If you’re a fan of Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then the chances are good that you’ve read a story by the award-winning writer, Nancy Holder. Holder’s ties to the Buffy-verse are as strong as a certain Hell Goddess, and her list of contributions to the Slayer’s extended universe are as prolific as the Watchers' Diaries themselves. Having written over fifteen novels taking place in Whedon’s vampire and demon-infested world, Holder is truly a proven member of the Scooby gang.
The FBC staff was overjoyed to hear that Holder was interested in writing a piece for our uber-geeky website! With the upcoming release of her masterpiece, Buffy: The Making of a Slayer (a book that no Buffy collection will be complete without), this blessing was clearly a sign from The Powers That Be, and it is with great honor that we welcome Holder to our corner of Geekdom.
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The creators of The Dragons of Blizzard Island are getting into the holiday spirit, and they have generously provided the FBC crew with a very special Blizzard Island character statue, which will make the perfect gift for the comic book fan on your holiday shopping list! Fans of the exciting comic book series will have the chance to win The Kringle plush (pictured below), whose character provides the good little boys and girls of Blizzard Island with festive goodies every Winter Solstice.
You're invited to join Fanboy Comics for a graphic novel signing on Wednesday, December 5th, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles, CA!
Writers and FBC co-founders Bryant Dillon and Sam Rhodes will be on hand at the LA-area comic shop to sign copies of Fanboy Comics‘ graphic novels, Something Animal and Identity Thief. Fans who stop by the store will have a chance to pick up their very own signed copies and to purchase the official Fanboy Comics t-shirt, so that they can show their geek pride in style. (These items make great holiday gifts!)
You're invited to join the League of Extraordinary Ladies for the 2nd Annual Holiday Craftacularstravaganza on Saturday, December 8th, at 1:00 p.m. at Emerald Knights - Comics and Games in Burbank, CA!
The Holiday Craftacularstravaganza will feature a plethora of crafts, gifts, and other items made by talented indie artists from the Los Angeles area. Dozens of vendors will be occupying the second floor of Emerald Knights, providing shoppers with a chance to purchase gifts for the geeky friends and loved ones on their holiday shopping list. (A full list of the vendors is listed below.)
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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
It’s not even his name, but a simple governmental position, and still the utterance of The Governor chills the blood of any fan of The Walking Dead. While readers of the graphic novels know what horrors The Governor is capable of and TV viewers are just starting to learn how dark Philip’s soul really is, the undeniable villain of The Walking Dead is a captivating figure in any medium, as proven by the release of The Walking Dead novels, published by Thomas Dunne Books and written by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and Jay Bonansinga.
The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor and The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury are the first two parts of a trilogy that reveals the mysterious and twisted origin of The Governor and his savage safe haven of Woodbury. Here’s how the books are described in the official press release for The Walking Dead: Road to Woodbury: