Since March of 2020, Fanbase Press' weekly Comics & Coffee Zoom sessions have provided comics industry professionals with an opportunity to discuss ways to cope with the changing comics landscape in light of the global pandemic. 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 in the same manner 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 weekly Comics & Coffee virtual meetup on Saturday, March 18, 2023, 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.

As a special feature of The Fanbase Weekly podcast, the Fanbase Feature focuses on and celebrates a specific element of geek culture.

Fanbase Press is thrilled to announce that its first Graphic Medicine series, Ripple Effects, has been named as a finalist for the 25th 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 2022. 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.

On June 27, 2023, award-winning podcast producer, screenwriter, and Trans woman Tilly Bridges will release the book, Begin Transmission: The Trans Allegories of The Matrix, which will take readers through the trans allegories of the Matrix franchise with deep dives into The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Animatrix, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Matrix Resurrections, tracking one person's transition journey - from Thomas Anderson, to Neo... to Trinity.  In celebration of March 31st being Trans Day of Visibility and the anniversary of the first Matrix movie, Bridges has generously shared with Fanbase Press the cover reveal for the upcoming book which is currently available for pre-order in paperback and hardcover through BearManor Media.

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It's the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

Tread Perilously is a podcast in which hosts Erik Amaya and author Justin Robinson watch the “worst” episodes of popular TV shows, attempting to determine if they would continue to watch the series based on the most off-key moments.

This Week: Supernatural's "ScoobyNatural"

Tread Perilously's crossover month continues as Baby and the Mystery Machine collide in the Supernatural episode called "ScoobyNatural."

Set five years into the future we last saw in Buffy the Last Vampire Slayer, Thessaly (Willow and Tara’s daughter) has now assumed the mantle of the Slayer. Buffy and Spike (irony of ironies) are her Watchers and guardians. Without giving too much away, the central plot has to do with the possible reemergence of a fan-favorite character, and it involves skipping across the pond back to the United States.

Comic creator origin stories come in all shapes and sizes. In the case of Katana Collins, we have someone with early interests in prose fiction and stage acting who later established a flourishing career as a romance novelist. But comics were always there, waiting — and now Katana’s steadily growing resume in that medium is about to get even longer.

Award-winning publisher Fanbase Press is thrilled to make its return to the Latinx Comic Arts Festival (LCAF), alongside a number of other talented independent creators and artist from across the US! Taking place on Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, 2023, at Modesto Junior College's West Campus in Modesto, CA, the event is the Central Valley’s celebration of Latinx creators and friends. This FREE comics convention features cartoonists, writers, artists, animators, storyboard artists, and more. Even better, it’s an ALL-AGES, FAMILY FRIENDLY event open to the community! Each day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., we will be meeting fans at the Fanbase Press booth, where you can purchase all of our comics and graphic novels, including the 2022 International Latino Book Awards winner Nuclear Power!

The following is an interview with writer Nancy Stohlman regarding the upcoming release of the flash novel, After the Rapture, through Mason Jar Press. In this interview, Fanbase Press Editor-in-Chief Barbra Dillon chats with Stohlman about the creative process of bringing this book to life *prior to* the COVID-19 pandemic, what she hopes that readers may take away from the story, and more!

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