When Fanbase Press is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the Fanbase staff hopes to offer our readers a myriad of opportunities to give back to the community. We love reading comics, watching movies, and playing video games, but we are never happier than when we are able to help others in need. With #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.

In this week's installment of #GeeksCare: How You Can Help, Fanbase Press would like to highlight Meghan Caves who is actively working to raise awareness about Alzheimer's Disease and the Alzheimer's Association.  Each year, the Alzheimer's Association hosts The Longest Day, a team event that raises funds and awareness for the organization.  For The Longest Day this year, Caves will join Saving Throw for a 24-hour role-playing game fundraising event, with the proceeds from the event going to the Alzheimer's Association.  In the following interview, I chat with Caves about her efforts to raise awareness about Alzheimer's, how she became involved with Saving Throw, how viewers can watch, donate to, and interact with the 24-hour role-playing event, and more!

Here at Fanbase Press, we strive to provide an outlet for up-and-coming creators to promote and showcase their incredible works. With thousands of creators utilizing crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo to make those works a reality, we will highlight these talented creators and their noteworthy campaigns through #CrowfundingFridays! We hope that you will join us in giving these projects a moment of your time (and possibly your support)!

When slackers rule the Earth: an adventure 30 years in the making.

There’s something magical that happens when you find all of your responsibilities absolved for a day: the joys of summer vacations spent fritting away time with no care; a canceled class replaced with a sunny day in a park; snow blanketing the world and burying work; school and transit in a gentle, yet firm, suggestion of “nope.”  These are examples on a page, but nothing can convey that feeling save through art, and no film does it better than Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Almost eight decades after his passing, the influence of H.P. Lovecraft on contemporary speculative fiction remains profound. With many of his works in the public domain, other writers have sought to continue his legacy by either writing their own stories in a Lovecraftian vein, or by taking Lovecraft’s original source material and building on it with successor stories. Since the publishing barrier has been set extremely low due to the accessibility and affordability of self-publishing, a literary landscape has sprung up, saturated with Lovecraftian stories penned by both proficient writers and imitators. Almost any speculative writer can lay claim that they write in the Lovecraft fashion; hence, readers must be able to sift through the sea of stories of dubious merit to find interesting and competently written tales of cosmic horror.

The “Rising Action” arc of Wic/Div returns as Laura, reborn as the goddess Persephone, continues her war against the leader of the Pantheon, Ananke.  This war has raged through the entire group of gods, with many taking sides and others still not showing their true allegiances. 

I am a Lumberjanes reader from way back when it was hip. (Oh, wait…it’s still hip!)   I’m a complete newbie to Gotham Academy.  Contrary to my natural instincts, I jumped into Lumberjanes / Gotham Academy #1 without doing a stitch of research - no reading up on the characters, past story arcs, universe, or canon.  (Of course, the name Gotham was a helpful clue.)

Matt Hawkins and Rahsan Ekedal are at it again with another issue of the terrific series, Think Tank. Despite already being in some trouble, both with those inside DARPA and with his own moral code, David Loren is back to do what he does best: make it worse. His work has helped keep America safe, but it’s come with a price: his sanity. The implications of his actions have made him lash out a bit more than usual, and those around him have become his targets. 

Danger Girl was one of the first things I ever reviewed for this site. I’ve been hooked ever since, gleefully reading whatever Danger Girl comics I can get my hands on. So, when I saw a new Danger Girl title up for review, of course, I jumped on it. It wasn’t until afterwards that I started to wonder: how do you review a coloring book?

Have you seen it yet?  No, I’m not talking about the new Star Wars movie.  I’ve seen that seven times already.  I’m talking about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. I’m seeing it this week, and I haven’t been this excited about a movie since—well—since Star Wars: The Force Awakens!

I had the absolute pleasure, being an Angelino, to find myself at a premiere screening of the first two episodes of Robert Kirkman’s (The Walking Dead) new series, Outcast. Based on his Image comic series of the same name, created by Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, and having premiered on Cinemax on June 3rd, the show was projected on the wall of the Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a crowd of excited fans. For those who know nothing about the comic series, it’s a show about exorcism, but not in the way you think. Kyle Barnes (Patrick Fugit) has lived a troubled life, one surrounded by demon possession in his family members. Not a great mix. It’s created a debilitating sense of guilt and self-loathing in him. He also has an inherent power, one that somehow can fight the possession. He just doesn’t know how it works exactly or how he got this supernatural power or what that makes him.

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