Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo is at it again, with exciting news about their recent partnership with Advanstar, one of the world’s largest producers of trade shows and events. Advanstar will be assisting the convention in expanding its brand on a global scale, well in advance of its Los Angeles event on September 15-16, 2012.
When Fanboy Comics is not providing you with the latest in geek news and entertainment, the FBC staff and I hope 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 Geeks Care: How You Can Help, FBC will provide you a variety of causes that would greatly appreciate your time.
Renae De Liz is many things: artist, writer, wife, and mother. The staff of Fanboy Comics was absolutely in awe of her most recent creation, Womanthology, and we have been eager to learn more about all of her upcoming projects ever since. When we learned that Renae was taken to the hospital with a very serious infection in her blood and kidneys, all the while with two little boys to take care of and no medical insurance, we knew that we wanted to help in any way that we could.
The following is an interview with Brian Bielawski, co-founder of Gam3rCon, a week-long convention of gaming and gaming-related entertainment in downtown San Diego that runs concurrently with Comic-Con. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Bielawski about what gamers can expect from the third year of the convention, how fans can get involved with the geek art show, and why Saint's Row brought inspiration for Gam3rCon.
This interview was conducted on May 31, 2012.
The following is an interview with creator/writer Josh Zeller, whose one-act play, The God Particle Complex, will be premiering at the Hollywood Fringe Festival this month. In this interview, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon chats with Zeller about the science behind the play, his geek love for Star Trek: The Next Generation and Carl Sagan, and how you can learn more about The God Particle Complex, playing June 8-18.
This interview was conducted on May 29, 2012.
The following is an interview with writer/producer/SPFX make-up artist Paul Salamoff, who is the creator and author of Discord, a sci-fi comic which details the demise of Earth’s greatest superheroes, only for them to be resurrected in the body of one man. In conjuction with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Tales of Discord, a five-issue prequel series to Discord, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talked with Salamoff about his notable credits in film, TV, and comics, the inside scoop on Tales of Discord and Tales of Discord: The Completed Series, and how his love of all things geek enabled him to refurbish the TARDIS console from the 1996 Doctor Who made-for-TV movie.
This interview was conducted on May 7, 2012.
For a special treat, be sure to check out the Tales of Discord teaser trailer (and Kickstarter campaign) following the interview!
The following is an interview with comic book creator and IGN Comics Editor Joey Esposito, who is the author of Footprints, a comic series that intertwines the sci-fi and noir genres to create a monster murder mystery that you will not want to miss. After the recent release of the Footprints trade paperback, Fanboy Comics Managing Editor Barbra Dillon talked with Esposito about the original inspiration for Footprints, the creators and comics that have inspired his own work in the industry, and our shared love for Back to the Future.
This interview was conducted on May 25, 2012.
For a special treat, be sure to check out the preview of Footprints #1 following the interview!
Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
Our friends at Comics on Comics are at it again! Join the FBC Crew this Thursday, May 31st, at the Hollywood Improv for another hysterical episode of the Comics on Comics podcast!
Comics on Comics, which is a podcast (recorded in front of a live audience) that pits comedians against comic creators in nerd debates, breaks everything down from the business aspects to the creative end of comic books, movies, video games, and pop culture. In their own words, it's like "Real Time with Bill Maher, but for geeks!" It has been recording episodes for several years, and recently made its debut at the Hollywood Improv to raucaus laughter and applause.
The show will feature host Jonathan London (Geekscape.net) as he welcomes writer/producer/director Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Venture Brothers, Grimm Fairy Tales), indie film guru Chris Gore (G4’s Attack of the Show, PodCRASH), geek goddess Marisha Ray (Machinima’s Super Power Beat Down), and author/comedian Chris J. Mancini (ComedyFilmNerds.com) for a hilarious night of comics and comedy!
In addition, there will be a mini-con before the event, where attendees will have the chance to buy comics from local, indie creators!
Tickets are only $10 and may be purchased by calling 323-651-2583 or visiting www.Improv.com. Tickets will also be available at the door.
May 25, 2012
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you a very happy Geek Pride Day! As the website that promises all things geek, we would be remiss if we did not inform our readers about one of the most important days of the year.
Every May 25th, geeks around the world continue an initiative to celebrate and promote geek culture. As many of you most likely know, May 25th was selected as it was the release date of the first Star Wars film in 1977. Tim McEachern in Albany, NY, first organized unconnected events called Geek Pride Festival and/or Geek Pride Day in 1998, and the events spread throughout America and the rest of the world.
Emerald Knights - Comics and Games, your friendly, neighborhood comic book store in Burbank, CA, recently hosted a "Comics and Coffee" signing and panel discussion with special guest Mark Waid (Kingdom Come, Daredevil, Irredeemable, Incorruptible) on Monday, Monday, May 14th. In case you missed the exciting event, here is a brief recap.
"Comics and Coffee" is a weekly discussion series of everything happening in the comic book industry, hosted by Emerald Knights every Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. In addition, Emerald Knights brings a special guest from the comic book industry to join the panel discussion once a month! With guests like Mark Waid, you won't want to miss these awesome events!
May 18, 2012
The Staff of Fanboy Comics would like to wish you and yours a very happy International Museum Day! Every year since 1977, International Museum Day is organized worldwide around May 18.
This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society. ICOM (International Counsel of Museums) Advisory Committee organizes the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week, or even a month. Museums in a Changing World: New Challenges, New Inspirations is the theme of International Museum Day 2012.
We encourage you to visit your local museum and enjoy this special day to the fullest!