Virtual Exhibit Hall
This year, attendees can stop by the Fanbase Press table from the comfort of their own home to pick up titles including the Eisner Award-nominated Quince, the 2020 IPPY Award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition, the 2019 IPPY Award-winning A Geek's Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space, The Sequels, The Margins, The Gamma Gals, Penguins vs. Possums, The Arcs, Something Animal, Identity Thief, and the Bram Stoker Award-nominated Fearworms: Selected Poems! Plus, attendees may also purchase the limited edition Quince enamel panel and the Fanbase Press 10th Anniversary enamel pin!
Fanbase Press' Comic-Con@Home Special
As a special treat, with the purchase of a Fanbase Press graphic novel or trade paperback during Comic-Con@Home this year, each customer will receive a FREE 10th Anniversary enamel pin!
Fanbase Press' Programming
Fanbase Press and its staff and creators will be hosting a number of thought-provoking panels throughout the week which will be available at the below dates/times by clicking on the panel title; however, each panel will be available via Comic-Con @ Home's YouTube channel once it has aired. Below is the schedule of panels throughout the week of Comic-Con @ Home:
6:00 p.m.: The Impact and Universality of Superhero Stories - The superhero genre has grown exponentially, creating impactful stories and characters that represent a larger demographic of the audience while offering universal themes and ideals for readers of all ages. Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), this panel features Frederick Luis Aldama (Eisner Award-winning author, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics), Dr. Theresa Rojas (professor, Modesto Junior College), Peter Murrieta (executive producer, Mr. Iglesias), and Sebastian Kadlecik (creator, Eisner Award-nominated Quince) discussing the educational import of superheroes and how they allow readers to process complex themes and topics in a more digestible manner. (Missed the Scheduled Panel? Check It Out on YouTube After the Con.)
11:00 a.m.: BiG: Young Reader Graphic Novels in Education - Harley Salbacka, rep at Humanoids (former educator) discusses the role young-reader graphic novels play in education and libraries along with graphic novel librarian Tina Lerno, Children's Librarian Lauren Kratz, and Urban Legendz creator and animator Paul Downs. Moderated by Fanbase Press Founder Barbra Dillon. (Missed the Scheduled Panel? Check It Out on YouTube After the Con.)
11:00 a.m.: Giving Voice to Independent Creators - Would you like to see more characters and stories that relate to you? Maybe it's time to write your own! Led by Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press), join Lisa K. Weber (artist, Hex11), Kelly Sue Milano (writer, Hex11), and Lynly Forrest (editor/producer, Hex11), along with indie creators Alston Novak (artist, Glitch), Travis Rivas (writer, Super-Abled Comics), and David F. Walker (writer, Bitter Root) for a discussion about creating comics outside the mainstream and tips on exactly how to do it. (Missed the Scheduled Panel? Check It Out on YouTube After the Con.)
12:00 p.m.: Women on the Dark Side - Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just a touch of humor and whimsy. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with our deeper, darker side. Featuring Susan Lee (writer/artist, Wraith of Love), Sandy King Carpenter (producer/writer, Storm King Productions), Chelsea Cain (writer, Heartsick), MD Marie (writer, Vindication), and moderator Barbra Dillon (editor-in-chief, Fanbase Press). (Missed the Scheduled Panel? Check It Out on YouTube After the Con.)
Fanbase Press' Convention CoverageFanbase Press' staff will be covering panels and events throughout the weekend. Plus, Fanbase Press co-founders Barbra and Bryant Dillon will be live-streaming from the Fanbase Press Facebook page every day at 12 p.m./PST to bring you the latest updates from the virtual con.
Be sure to follow Fanbase Press’ Facebook, Twitter (@Fanbase_Press), and Instagram (@fanbasepress) with the hashtag #FPSDCC to stay up to date on our SDCC and Eisner Awards updates, including a live-tweet of the 2020 Eisner Award Ceremony on the evening of Friday, July 24, starting at 7 p.m/PST!