Throughout 2020, Fanbase Press’ weekly Creator Forums provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the Coronavirus. As a new year begins and the impact of COVID-19 continues, it is not lost on us that comic book conventions – and the opportunity to connect with industry colleagues personally and professionally – will not take place for the foreseeable future. To provide further opportunities to connect with industry creators, publishers, media, retailers, and educators during our collective quarantine, Fanbase Press will be hosting its next Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press‘ Comics & Coffee is a FREE hour-long Zoom session taking place every Saturday, welcoming new and experienced comics pros to a virtual meetup that aims to fill the convention-less void with networking opportunities, sharing creative successes and failures, and troubleshooting ways to navigate the industry in the weeks and months to come.
On behalf of all of us at Fanbase Press, we understand and empathize with the concerns of our fellow creators, publishers retailers, media, and educators. The coming weeks and months will be challenging and stressful to say the least, and we hope to offer a safe and positive place for individuals to find respite, resources, and hope.
For those unfamiliar with Fanbase Press, as a comic book publisher and geek culture website, Fanbase Press produces new and distinctive works, as well as daily reviews, interviews, and podcasts, that span the pop culture spectrum and give voice to the themes, ideals, and people that make geekdom so exceptional. The company was founded in 2010 and aims to “Celebrate Fandoms and Create New Ones!” Fanbase Press’ graphic novels include the 2018 Eisner Award-nominated Quince, Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, the 2014 Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Something Animal, Identity Thief, The Arcs, and Penguins vs. Possums.
We hope that you will join us on Saturday, July 31, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST), and we look forward to chatting with you!