The Great Geeky Book Proof

Last Thursday, I finally got my hands on the first physical version A Geek’s Guide to Cross-Stitch: Journeys in Space. It was absolutely amazing to see and feel the pages, to hold it in its nearly finished form. It is suddenly a very real thing, and I am amazed to find that I am really and truly just around the corner from having the final version in my hands in all its glory.

There have been lots of other hands involved in this book since I started designing a few rockets and aliens. In the few weeks between now and the release date, I’m going to have many strong words of praise and appreciation for my publisher, the book designer, and my husband…to name just a few people.  But this last Thursday, as I held those pages, I thought about the first people who have held these designs in their hands and who spent so many hours stitching them into little bits of beauty.  To all the lovely ladies at Geek Girls Forever, specifically Kate Moore, Chelsea Stevenson, Jeny Vasquez, Jeanne Ess, and Melanie Kline…you are stitching rock stars, and I adore you.

Journeys in Space is available for pre-order now…click here to get your copy!

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THE FANBASE WEEKLY: EPISODE #075

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guests Rachel Beck and Karyn Keene (StoryForge Productions) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including Alec Baldwin’s exit from the upcoming Joker feature film, Chris Pine’s exit from Star Trek 4, why NASA should head to Mercury, and Hollywood’s problematic use of disability as a plot device.

Cast members: Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Barbra Dillon

Special guests: Rachel Beck and Karyn Keene (StoryForge Productions)

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THE FANBASE WEEKLY: EPISODE #073

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In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week. 

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Todd Berger (screenwriter, The Happytime Murders) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including DC’s confirmation that Batman is an atheist, the eating habits of the Predator, the toxicity of social media, and whether Thanos is a “complex” character.


Cast members
: Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Todd Berger (screenwriter, The Happytime Murders)

THE FANBASE WEEKLY: EPISODE #072

In The Fanbase Weekly, the Fanbase Press staff and a host of special guests from across the pop culture spectrum discuss the top geek stories of the week. 

In this episode, the Fanbase Press staff welcomes guest Candice Colbert (artist, Terminator: Salvation VR Experience / co-host – X-Aspirations podcast) to discuss the latest geek news stories of the week, including the lack of representation for individuals with disabilities in sci-fi (and Hollywood), the Oscars’ new category, why Supergirl should be the center of the DC universe, and why Star Wars doesn’t work in China.


Cast members
: Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Barbra Dillon

Special guest: Candice Colbert (artist, Terminator: Salvation VR Experience / co-host – X-Aspirations podcast)

Segments:
17:51 – (io9) Staircases in Space: Why Are Places in Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible?
35:21 – (GeekTyrant) The Oscars Are Adding a New Category For “Outstanding Popular Film” – They Must Be Desperate/Apparently That New “Outstanding Popular Film” Category Came From Disney-ABC
49:37 – (io9) Warner Bros. Is Finally Realizing Supergirl Should Be the Center of the DC Universe
1:01:01 – (Comic Book Resources) ROGUE ONE’s Donnie Yen Explains Why STAR WARS Doesn’t Work in China

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FANBASE FEATURE: PANEL DISCUSSION ON ‘THE MEG’

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

In this Fanbase Feature, the Fanbase Press staff (and special guest Justin Peniston of Hunter Black) participate in a thorough discussion regarding the newly released shark adventure film, The Meg (2018), with topics including the inclusivity of the cast, the uneven tone of the film, how the plot may have been improved, and more! (Beware: SPOILERS for The Meg abound in this panel discussion!)


Cast members
: Justin Peniston, Bryant Dillon, Claire Thorne, and Barbra Dillon

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