While in-person conventions are still on the horizon, the Fanbase Press staff is very excited to be taking part in this year's virtual WonderCon@Home 2021 festivities, alongside a host of talented creators! Taking place from March 26-27, 2021, the annual event is a celebration of comic books and pop culture that showcases the exceptional works of talented writers, artists, illustrators, and creators of all pop culture genres. Throughout the virtual event, WonderCon will returning to your living room for panels, exhibits, contests, and more via their official YouTube channel. Fanbase Press' staff, contributors, and creators will be participating in quite a few intriguing panels throughout the convention that you will not want to miss! And, all of our comics, graphic novels, and other geeky merchandise will be available for sale through our Online Store!
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named as a finalist for the 23rd annual Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards in the Graphic Novels & Comics category. As part of its mission to discover, review, and share the best books from university and independent publishers, Foreword Magazine, Inc. hosts an annual awards program each year. Finalists represent the best books published in 2020. After more than 2,000 individual titles spread across 55 genres were submitted for consideration, the Finalists were determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners will be decided by an expert team of booksellers and librarians—representing Foreword’s trade readership—from across the country.
Fanbase Press is proud to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, will return for its sixth season on Monday, February 8, 2021! The Fanbase Weekly team is eager to return for another stellar season filled with exciting, new special guests discussing the latest in geek news.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its all-ages and Young Adult comics, graphic novels, and books will now be available to schools and libraries through LibraryPass' Comics Plus streaming platform. LibraryPass curates high-interest, immersive digital content that helps K-12, public, and academic libraries expand their reach and engagement—without breaking their materials budget. With Comics Plus, students and library patrons can read more than 20,000 digital comics, graphic novels, and manga—including popular titles from publishers like Fanbase Press, Archie Comics, Andrews McMeel, BOOM Studios, Capstone, Dark Horse, Dynamite, Tokyopop, Valiant, and many more. Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for offline reading, with unlimited, simultaneous checkout to maximize circulation through book clubs, reading programs, makerspace activities, and other engaging initiatives.
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 launch Comics & Coffee on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at 10 a.m./PT (1 p.m./EST). Fanbase Press' Comics & Coffee will be 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.
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that the award-winning Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover is now available to public libraries through the hoopla digital streaming platform. hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later.
The holiday season can be a stressful time of year, and the Fanbase Press staff is eager to put your mind at ease! As you prepare your holiday shopping lists, we invite you to check out the cool, unique, and exciting gifts that you can purchase in the Fanbase Press Online Store! Plus, as a special bonus, ALL purchases from the Fanbase Press Online Store during the month of December 2020 will receive a FREE Fanbase Press 10th Anniversary enamel pin!
Fanbase Press is excited to announce that its flagship podcast, The Fanbase Weekly, will soon launch Dream Journal - A Focus on Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, a podcast mini-series that will provide an in-depth analysis of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic book series, The Sandman.
Fanbase Press is honored to announce that Quince: The Definitive Bilingual Edition hardcover has been named the 2nd place winner for the 2020 International Latino Book Awards (via Empowering Latino Futures) in the Graphic Novel category. The International Latino Book Awards aim to recognize greatness in literature, honoring authors, translators, and illustrators for books written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
Fanbase Press' Creator Forum offers affordable, monthly online seminars geared towards independent creators from a variety of mediums. Part lecture and part discussion, Creator Forum seminars are accessible to various experience levels and provide direct access to a knowledgeable and responsive specialist. Fanbase Press invites you to develop and enhance your creative toolkit within a positive and supportive community from the comfort of your own home.