About Fortress of Solitude

Founded in 2012, Fortress of Solitude has become one of the most popular geek entertainment interest websites in South Africa and covers news and reviews on movies, games, comic books, gadgets, TV series, toys, sneakers and more.

We are NOT a blog. We are NOT an eCommerce site. We ARE journalists. We ARE influencers. We ARE global. We ARE one of the top geek sites in South Africa and the world.

Fortress of Solitude had 4.5 million views in 2019

Our readers like superheroes. Watching horror movies. Reading comic books. Showing off the latest tech. Wearing the coolest sneakers. Owning the best toys. Playing the best video games.

Fortress of Solitude attracts visitors from around the world – the most popular being South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom.

With a fanbase of 44 000 active Facebook fans and 8000 Youtube subscribers, Fortress continues to engage with the growing geek community.

The writing team comes from diverse backgrounds in filmmaking, creating writing, copyrighting, technical studies and business management. Brought together by a passion for entertainment, the writers strive to create the most engaging content for superhero and geek fans across the world.

The Fortress of Solitude team:

  • Jarrod SaundersJarrod Saunders is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fortress of Solitude. He currently works as a filmmaker (director, writer, editor) but has previous experience as a multimedia developer, web designer, DTP operator, graphic designer, layout artist and sound engineer.
  • Evan SaundersWith over a decade worth of experience in the field, Evan is a techie at heart. He is also a sneakerhead with a love for playing football, watching sports, movies, series and anime. The odd occasion he's free, he enjoys some gaming, along with app, web and graphic design too.
  • Sergio PereiraSERGIO PEREIRA is a writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He has a strong interest in comic books, film, music, and comedy. He is the author of the highly rated fantasy comedy novel The Not-So-Grim Reaper and numerous short stories. In addition, he is the co-writer of the South African crime drama film The Lifesaver. As a columnist, he contributes to Screen Rant, CBR, SYFY WIRE, IGN Africa, and Fortress of Solitude.
  • Charlene BadasieCharlene is an advocate of individuality and a firm believer in pancakes for dinner. Her biggest passions are writing and music, with bylines at Glamour, GQ, HuffPost, Thrive Global and Backstage with Jon Bon Jovi. She loves movies, reading and is a closet comic book superhero geek. As an avid Harry Styles enthusiast, she spends far too much time watching his music videos online.
  • Darron SaundersDarron is a graphic designer. On the odd occassion that he is not staring at his computer screen he also enjoys sports, gaming, gadgets, movies, art & design.
  • Deville LouwDeville is a 30-something husband and father. His passions include gaming and toy collecting.
  • Loïs QutobLoïs is a fantasy-loving, hip-hop dance teaching geek and qualified copywriter. He is a lover of videogames, comics and entertainment that once foolishly believed he could download more RAM.
  • Neilan AdamsNeilan Adams is a journalist, writer and critic for print and online media as well as a music composer hear some of his music at soundcloud.com/firethornband
  • Rick AustinRick Austin is the author of fantasy-parody Life Insurance of the Gods (in paperback on Lulu.com!), and writes for various websites and anthologies. He is a fully-functioning geek, cosplayer and owner of a pair of TARDIS Converse sneakers.
  • Tafadzwa NjovanaTafadzwa Njovana is a video writer, director and editor with extreme geek tendencies. He loves tech, good stories and coffee. He also runs The Reel Sauce, a YouTube channel all about celebrating the best of African screen entertainment in the streaming space.
  • Trent MeikleTrent Meikle (20) is an aspiring writer from Johannesburg, South Africa. He is greatly interested in videogames, reading, writing, and football. He is the undisputed FIFA and Rocket League champion (too good for tournaments, so can’t prove it). He often contributes to The United Stand, writing articles about his favourite football club, Manchester United.