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DRAGON'S BREATH
The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons
http://www.heroesanddragons.com
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From: [email protected]
v7.4:  October 27, 2001
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CONTENTS:
 >>  New Round of eBay Auctions
 >>  HEROES #1 Still in Stock!
 >>  FROM HELL in Stock
 >>  Baltimore Comic Con
 >>  Wear Your Costume on Halloween and Save 10%!
 >>  Personnel Dept.: Brett's Baby Is Born
 >>  Personnel Dept.: Happy (Belated) Birthday, Boss
 >>  Science Fiction Signing
 >>  Site Seeing: A Daylight Saving Time Reminder
 >>  New at Heroesanddragons.com
 >>  Changes to DRAGON'S BREATH
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 >>  NEW ROUND OF EBAY AUCTIONS
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We've posted a brand-new round of auctions at eBay!  Most are
comic-related statues, but there are some great pages of original
art included as well.
For the complete listing, head to
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Auctions!
 >>  "HEROES" #1 STILL IN STOCK!
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We still have copies of Marvel Comics' HEROES #1 -- the tribute
book dedicated to the heroes of September 11.  All copies are
first printings, and they can be ordered for $3.50 by calling us
(toll-free!) at 1-877-543-HERO (4376).
Limit 3 copies per order, please.  Shipping & handling is $5.50.
(Your copies will be shipped via Priority Mail, the quickest and
most reliable service available through the USPS.)
Having finally seen the book, I must report that Marvel has done
an outstanding job.  Some of the images literally moved me to
tears, and that's a lot more than I thought I'd be able to say
about a super-hero pin-up book.
I was afraid that Marvel, as a super-hero publisher, wouldn't be
able to get close enough to the grim reality of the situation to
reflect the anxiety and pride we've all felt.  I was wrong.  I
seriously underestimated the minds and hearts of the creators
who were involved in this project.
To name names would be to ignore someone who contributed to the
book, and I don't want to do that.  As much as I would like to
thank certain contributors for their courage and their vision, I
must refrain.
(It's an even stickier wicket when I think about how many HEROES
creators are DRAGON'S BREATH subscribers now ... .)
 >>  "FROM HELL" IN STOCK
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If you've just seen the feature film starring Johnny Depp, Ian
Holm, and Heather Graham, you may want to read the graphic novel
on which it's based.
FROM HELL, by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, is widely hailed as
a comics masterpiece.  So if you enjoyed the movie, let me
assure you:  You've a harrowing ride ahead of you in the graphic
novel, which is available now at H&D.
If you don't live near us, you can mail-order a copy by calling
toll-free at 1-877-543-HERO (4376).  Please specify whether
you'd like the "original cover" or the "movie cover."
Copies are $35.00 each (plus $7.50 shipping & handling), and
we'll include a free FROM HELL movie poster with each order
(while supplies last).
(If come into the store looking for FROM HELL, be sure to ask
for your free poster.  Tell our staff you heard about in the
DRAGON'S BREATH!)
 >>  BALTIMORE COMIC CON
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Chris, Matt G., and I are on our way to the second annual
Baltimore Comic Con this weekend!
The Baltimore Comic Con is a one-day show held on Sunday,
October 28, in the Towson Sheraton, just outside of Baltimore.
Hours are 10:00am to 6:00pm.
If you're in the neighborhood, drop by and say "hello"!  We'll
be located to the left of the front entrance, and we'll be
working hard to earn our self-appointed monicker "America's Most
Beloved Comics Staff."
For more on the con, visit http://www.comicon.com/baltimore.
 >>  DON'T FORGET:
 >>  WEAR YOUR COSTUME ON HALLOWEEN AND SAVE 10%!
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What do you get when you cross Halloween with New Comics Day at
Heroes and Dragons?  You get 10% off your purchase!
Come into the store wearing a costume or mask, and we'll give
ou 10% off the total amount of your purchase when you check out!
We'll also take your picture and post you (and your costume) on
the H&D web site for the whole world to see!  (Well, O.K., I
might consider leaving you off the web site if you're really,
really embarrassed.  But I'll call you a wuss.)
One simple rule:  You MUST wear your costume for the duration
of your visit!  We don't want people showing up at the counter
and saying, "Oh, hey, lemme put my mask on before you ring me
up.  Will that get me a discount?"  The answer, folks, is "NO!"
You've got to strut your stuff, show off that costume, and
enjoy the spirit of Halloween!
Have you been working on your costume ... ?
 >>  PERSONNEL DEPT.
 >>  BRETT'S BABY IS BORN
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Our finance manager, BRETT LORD, just had his second child this
week!
Ryan Jeremy Lord weighed 9 lbs., 2 oz. and was born on Monday,
October 22.  Check out the cute li'l fella at
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Baby/Ryan_Lord.jpg!
 >>  PERSONNEL DEPT.:
 >>  HAPPY (BELATED) BIRTHDAY, BOSS
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Our much-beloved leader, CHRIS FOSS, celebrated his [AGE WITHHELD]th
birthday this past week!  Last Thursday, Chris turned [AGE WITHHELD]
and (as usual) he let it slip by with very little fanfare.
So a belated but sincere "happy birthday" goes out from this corner
of Heroes and Dragons!  We hope to have you with us for another
[AGE WITHHELD] years!
 >>  SCIENCE FICTION SIGNING
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Local author RON BAXLEY will be selling and signing copies of
his new satiricial sci-fic novel CHASING THE MOON this coming
Tuesday.  And, in the true spirit of Halloween, he'll be doing
it *in costume*!
Look for Ron at the Happy Bookseller on Forest Drive.  The
signing is from 6:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, October 30.
For more on CYCLING THE MOON (and Ron Baxley), visit
http://www.gubookstore.com/vhosts/greatunpublished.com/bookstore/author.php3?accountID=GRTU00441.
 >>  SITE SEEING:
 >>  A DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME REMINDER
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Hey, it's the last weekend in October, and that means it's time
to "fall back" and get an extra hour of sleep on Saturday!
(Well, that's what it means for those of you who are on Daylight
Saving Time.)
For more on Daylight Saving Time (and a nifty little calculator
that will figure out the change days from now through 2099),
visit http://webexhibits.org/daylightsaving/index.html.
 >>  NEW AT HEROESANDDRAGONS.COM
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While you're surfing the web, don't forget to visit
http://www.heroesanddragons.com!
I've added two banners (and links) to our main page at
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/entrance.htm.
The first is a banner for the forthcoming tribute/benefit comic
9-11: EMERGENCY RELIEF.  9-11 arrives at Heroes and Dragons in
January, and you can find a ton of information about the book
and its contributors at http://www.indyworld.com/relief.
The second is a banner for the Southern Garrison of the 501st
Legion.  The 501st is a group of dedicated STAR WARS fans who've
built their own costumes from scratch -- and folks, these
costumes look good!  What better time of the year to celebrate
great costuming than the week before Halloween?  Check out the
national 501st web site at http://www.501st.com and the Southern
Garrison's web site at http://www.geocities.com/legion501south
(or via the banner).
Also on the main page
(http://www.heroesanddragons.com/entrance.htm): direct links to
images from HEROES #1, a link to our eBay auctions, and a
reminder about the 10% Off Halloween Sale.
If you want to skip straight to the auctions, go to
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Auctions.
Comics covers and shipping lists have been posted for October 24
and 31.  Check 'em out at
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewThisWeek.
Lastly, I've updated
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/SubscriptionService/subchange.htm
for the November 2001 PREVIEWS catalog.  If you're an H&D
subscriber, you can use this page to add or drop titles and
special orders from your sub.
 >>  CHANGES TO "DRAGON'S BREATH"
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On a final note, I'm making a couple of minor changes to
DRAGON'S BREATH:
   --1--
The DRAGON'S BREATH listserv no longer requires confirmation for
new subscriptions.  If you sign up for DRAGON'S BREATH -- online
or by e-mail -- you'll start receiving it immediately.  There
will be no more delays while we wait for the system to verify
your e-mail address.
So tell your friends to go out and sign up at
http://www.heroesanddragons.com/DragonsBreath!  They'll receive
their first newsletter within 48 hours, and they won't have the
hassle of sending a confirmation e-mail.
   --2--
You should (hopefully!) stop receiving multiple copies of the
DRAGON'S BREATH.  There should be one (and only one) copy of
this issue in your in-box.  If you are still receiving multiple
copies, *please* let me know by sending a reply with the world
"multiples" in the subject line or (even better) by e-mailing me
at [email protected]!
A big "thank you" to EDDIE EAGERTON for being the first to point
out the problem with multiple copies.  (And to everyone else who
took a moment to let me know!)
   --3--
By popular demand, we're returning to a weekly schedule!
Look for more details in the next issue of DRAGON'S BREATH --
which should be winging its way to you next weekend!
--- DRAGON'S BREATH
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