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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Dear Fanboy Comics Readers:
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.)
*Please note that this article is an opinion-editorial.
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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:
You're invited to join the staff of JBSK Comics for a "Comics and Coffee" panel discussion on Monday, November 19th, 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 November 19th, the panel will include Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon, the founders of JBSK Comics (Penguins vs. Possums, Crossover). The panelists will be discussing their step-by-step process for creating comics, with a focus on how Penguins vs. Possums came to be. The creators will also showcase original art from Penguins vs. Possums Issue Number Two, as well as their superhero anthology book, Crossover. Ten lucky guests in attendance will have the opportunity to win copies of the Crossover comic book!
No matter where you live, what you do, or who you are, when you pick up the controller, you are now the hero and have the power to change the world. Video games make great gifts, because they are immersive, replayable, and offer experiences that can’t be had anywhere else. Our experts put down their controllers long enough to tell you about the best games this holiday season. ~Jason Enright
Technology is inescapable these days. From cell phones to iPods, it can be tough to know what is the right tool for the right job. At Fanboy Comics, when we need help telling our USBs from our BNCs, we turn to our personal techies, Sam Rhodes and Ellen Tremiti, for the lowdown on all of the latest gadgets. Here’s what they recommend, if you want to impress the techno-geek in your life this holiday season. ~Jason Enright
The holiday season can be a stressful time of year. Amidst the craziness of booking flights to visit your family, preparing feasts, or simply maintaining your sanity while maneuvering holiday traffic, the last thing on your mind may be finalizing your holiday gift list. Well, rest assured! The Fanboy Comics staff is here to provide you with their gift recommendations for the geek in your life!
From graphic novels and board games to tech gadgets and Blu-ray box sets, let the Fanboy Comics crew put your mind at ease with these helpful holiday gift guides!