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DRAGON'S BREATH The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons http://www.heroesanddragons.com ________________________________________________________________ From: [email protected] v7.6: November 5, 2001 ________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS: >> Welcome to the Working Week >> Halloween Pictures Online! >> HEROES #1 Now Sold Out! >> That Dang STAR WARS Trailer >> Big Apple National Convention >> Retraction: CYCLING THE MOON and CHASER'S MOON >> Personnel Dept.: Scott's Three-Day Weekend >> Site Seeing: Veterans' Day >> New at Heroesanddragons.com ________________________________________________________________ >> WELCOME TO THE WORKING WEEK ________________________________________________________________ Welcome back, DRAGON'S BREATH readers! This is our first issue on the new weekly schedule, so kick back and enjoy! From now on, DRAGON'S BREATH will be winging its way to you at the beginning of every work week! (The title of this section is an Elvis Costello reference. For another obscure Costello reference -- and a goofy contest -- keep reading!) >> HALLOWEEN PICTURES ONLINE! ________________________________________________________________ A very big "thank you" goes out to everyone who participated in our impromptu "costume party" last week! You were all outstanding! For those who are just joining us, we offered a special 10% discount on ALL ITEMS in the store to our customers who wore their costumes into the Mega-Store on Halloween. To view the costumes, visit http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Halloween! >> "HEROES" #1 NOW SOLD OUT! ________________________________________________________________ Another big "thank you" to everyone who supported Marvel Comics' HEROES project -- a one-shot pin-up comic whose proceeds went to the Red Cross Relief Effort in New York City! I'm both happy and sad to announce that we're now SOLD OUT of HEROES #1. Marvel Comics has plans to offer a second printing of the book, and we will carry that second printing when it becomes available. So stay tuned to DRAGON'S BREATH (and www.heroesanddragons.com) for further information. >> THAT DANG "STAR WARS" TRAILER ________________________________________________________________ It's everywhere! LucasFilm posted the teaser trailer for STAR WARS, EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES on their official site today -- and people are already going nuts! I've had so many requests for the trailer that I downloaded it and posted it at www.heroesanddragons.com for viewing. HOWEVER -- there's a possibility this infringes on the rights of LucasFilm, and I may be asked to remove the trailer. *IF* that's the case, I'll do so quickly and with aplomb. I'm too busy to make phone calls and check with people today, so -- for the time being at least -- download and watch it 'til your little hearts are content! (It *is* kinda exciting.) Go to http://www.heroesanddragons.com/entrance.htm and click the image of Jango Fett to view the trailer. (Yes, *Jango* Fett!) If the trailer is removed, you'll still be able to find it at the official STAR WARS site (http://www.StarWars.com) or by visiting our good friends at TheForce.net (http://www.TheForce.net). >> BIG APPLE NATIONAL CONVENTION ________________________________________________________________ Chris will be at the Big Apple Comic Convention in New York City this weekend. If you're in the City, drop in and say "hello." For more on the con, visit http://www.BigAppleCon.com. >> RETRACTION: >> "CYCLING THE MOON" AND "CHASER'S MOON" ________________________________________________________________ Whoops! In our last issue of DRAGON'S BREATH (v7.5), I referred to Ron Baxley's new book as "CHASING THE MOON." Sorry, folks (and Ron!), but the correct title is CYCLING THE MOON! I was obviously preoccupied with thoughts of "Chaser's Moon" -- a fantasy-adventure story appearing in INKPUNKS QUARTERLY. The next issue of INKPUNKS (#3) is due at H&D in January. Look for more on INKPUNKS as we get closer to the issue's shipping date! For more on CYCLING THE MOON, visit http://www.gubookstore.com/vhosts/greatunpublished.com/bookstore/author.php3?accountID=GRTU00441#Cyc ling%20the%20Moon. For more on "Chaser's Moon," hit http://www.InkPunks.com. >> PERSONNEL DEPT. >> SCOTT'S THREE-DAY WEEKEND ________________________________________________________________ "One-, two-, three-, four-, five-, six-, seven-day weekend!" O.K., so it isn't as exciting as that old Elvis Costello song but I am taking a three-day weekend this week. I'll be out of the office Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (November 8-10) and will be returning on Sunday, November 11. I mention it here because I got a little behind on answering e-mail last week, and it may happen again this weekend. If you e-mail me over the weekend, please allow an extra day or so for a reply. Thanks! >> GOOFY CONTEST Five points and a free trade paperback to the first person who can name the artist who recorded "Seven-Day Weekend" with Costello and name the album where it originally appeared! >> CONTEST RULES If you live too far away for pick-up and you don't have a standing mail-order account, you can still play -- but you'll have to pay for shipping on the trade. (If you have a standing mail-order account, I'll ship the prize with your next order.) If you win and decide to pass on the prize because of the shipping cost, I'll award the prize to our runner-up! >> SITE SEEING: >> VETERANS' DAY ________________________________________________________________ Next Sunday (November 11) is Veterans' Day in the United States. Considering these strange and troubled times, I thought it appropriate to remind everyone of the holiday and direct to the U.S. Government Veterans' Affairs (VA) web page, where you can learn all about the holiday. The VA has set up an official web page for Veterans' Day, found at http://www.va.gov/vetsday/index.cfm. Check it out! BONUS "SITE TO SEE": DRAGON'S BREATH reader Buck Connor sent me this great site a couple weeks ago, and I've been meaning to pass it on. Since holidays, special events, etc. keep threating to erase the URL from my memory, I thought I'd include it as a "bonus site" this week. Buck writes: You guys sometimes play a collection of sci-fi themes when I'm there, and I always have fun naming the shows or flicks they come from. Well, here I have a site that tests your abilities to recognize those sci-fi tunes!! It's the Sci-Fi Theme Music Quiz!! Sharpen your skills and knowledge of sci-fi themes, and impress others with your keen wisdom of old and forgotten show themes! The page can be found at http://www.scifiquiz.freeuk.com/index2.html! (Heck, even *without* the themes to identify, it's a really well-designed site. Check it out, and thank Buck for sending the link!) >> NEW AT HEROESANDDRAGONS.COM ________________________________________________________________ While you're surfing the web, don't forget to visit http://www.heroesanddragons.com! On the main page (http://www.heroesanddragons.com/entrance.htm), I've added notes about HEROES (sold out!), links to the Halloween costumes page, and a link to the STAR WARS EPISODE II trailer. We may be sold out of HEROES, but you can still pre-order 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. I met and spoke (briefly) with Jeff Mason (the publisher) at the Baltimore Comic Con, and I'm very excited about this project. You will be too, if you check out the preview pages Jeff gave me! (Look for them on the new comics wall in Heroes and Dragons.) Loads of fun can be had at our Halloween costume party page: http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Halloween. Same time next year, Bat-fans? The STAR WARS trailer can be found at http://www.heroesanddragons.com/entrance.htm by clicking on the picture of Jango Fett. If we are asked to remove the trailer from our site, you'll still be able to view it by going to http://www.StarWars.com and registering for a free membership at their site. (And if you're not already a member, what are you waiting for? I mean, IT'S FREE, people!) As always, comic covers and shipping lists have been posted for the coming Wednesday (November 7). A tentative list is also available for November 14. Check out our shipping lists and cover scans at http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewThisWeek. Take care, and have a great week! --- DRAGON'S BREATH ________________________________________________________________ ABOUT THIS MAILING LIST ________________________________________________________________ DRAGON'S BREATH is written and administered by Scott Simmons for Heroes and Dragons. Send inquiries, corrections, suggestions, or comments to [email protected]. To subscribe to this newsletter, send a blank e-mail to [email protected] with the word "SUBSCRIBE" (no quotes) in the subject line. To be removed, use the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" (no quotes) in the subject line. 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