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DRAGON'S BREATH The Official Newsletter of Heroes and Dragons http://www.heroesanddragons.com ________________________________________________________________ From: [email protected] v.7.30: July 2, 2002 - Week of Independence Day ________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS: >> Heroes and Dragons Closing Early on the Fourth of July ... But New Comics Will Arrive on Time July 3 >> Wizard World Chicago This Weekend ... Our Biggest Show Set-Up *Ever*! >> Personnel Dept.: Robyn Pavlakovich ... Tug Baker's Summer Stand-In >> Sites to See ... Treats for Your Eyes and Ears ________________________________________________________________ >> HEROES AND DRAGONS CLOSING EARLY ON THE FOURTH OF JULY ... BUT NEW COMICS WILL ARRIVE ON TIME JULY 3 ________________________________________________________________ Heroes and Dragons will close early on THURSDAY, JULY 4 in celebration of INDEPENDENCE DAY. We will close at 7:00pm (instead of 9:00pm). Otherwise, we'll be on our normal schedule. For those who've forgotten, our regular store hours are: Monday-Friday 11:00am - 9:00pm Saturday 10:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 1:00pm - 7:00pm NEW COMICS WILL *NOT* BE DELAYED BY THE INDEPENDENCE DAY HOLIDAY! New comics will be on the wall by 3:30pm this Wednesday, July 3. Check out what's arriving this week at: http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewThisWeek For a complete listing of our store hours and other useful information (including driving directions and staff profiles), visit http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs. >> WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND ... OUR BIGGEST SHOW SET-UP *EVER*! ________________________________________________________________ Yup, our biggest show set-up *EVER*. Chris tells me he's taking more comics inventory than he's ever taken to a show, and I can personally vouch for the quality of the high-end books he's taking to Chicago. If you're going to the show, you really CANNOT MISS our set-up. I almost wish I were going, just so I could see it for myself! The Heroes and Dragons road crew -- which we affectionately the "Nomad Division" -- will consist of store owner CHRIS FOSS, convention associate MICHAEL GAY, store manager TRACY HOLLINGSWORTH, new comics manager CHAD BOWERS, and back-issue associate JOSH GEHLING. (That's a five-man team for this year's booth at Chicago, so you know it's going to be a big operation!) Familiarize yourself with our crew by viewing their photos and staff profiles here: http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/Staff.htm Then look for us Wizard World Chicago: http://www.heroesanddragons.com/ComingEvents (click on "Wizard World" in the left-hand menu) Stop by the booth and say "hello." The Nomad Division has a special surprise for you if you do! (Yes, that's a hint!) ;) >> PERSONNEL DEPT.: ROBYN PAVLAKOVICH ... TUG BAKER'S SUMMER STAND-IN ________________________________________________________________ Chad's loyal sidekick TUG BAKER is away in New York for the summer, fulfilling the internship requirements of his University curriculum. So, in the time-honored tradition of super-hero comics, imagine Tug throwing down his "New Comics Assistant" uniform and walking away on the cover of this week's issue of DRAGON'S BREATH. Then imagine a frantic search through our piles of resumés-on-file, underneath a cover that reads (no, DEMANDS!), "WHO WILL BE THE NEW TUG?!" The answer, folks, is ROBYN PAVLAKOVICH! Robyn's in town for the summer, heading back to Tulane University this fall -- so his timing is perfect for the six-week job. To learn more about Robyn, check out this staff member profile: http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/Staff/Robyn.htm Like Tug, Robyn will be helping Chad count comics and fill subscriptions on Wednesdays. You may never see him on the floor of the Mega-Store, but if you do -- welcome him aboard for his stint as the All-New, All-Different New Comics Assistant! (And Tug fans, rest assured -- your hero will return. Maybe we'll even keep Robyn and give him his own spin-off ... !) >> SITES TO SEE ... TREATS FOR YOUR EYES AND EARS ________________________________________________________________ Listen to dramatic tales from Neil Gaiman! Watch the exciting DAREDEVIL movie trailer! This week's "Sites to See" provide a feast for your eyes and ears! Neil Gaiman's TWO PLAYS FOR VOICES will go on sale in August in both CD and cassette formats. TWO PLAYS FOR VOICES features radio plays produced by Seeing Ear Theatre for the Sci-Fi Channel. "Murder Mysteries" was just adapted for comics by P. Craig Russell, and the radio play stars BRIAN DENNEHY as the angel Raguel. To listen to the entire play online (for FREE!), visit: http://www.scifi.com/set/playhouse/Murder "Snow Glass Apples" originally appeared in a chapbook, with all proceeds going to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. It hasn't been adapted for comics, but the splendidly eerie radio play stars BEBE NEUWIRTH. Listen to it for FREE at: http://www.scifi.com/set/playhouse/SnowGlassApples For more information on TWO PLAYS FOR VOICES, visit the official page at Neil Gaiman's web site: http://www.neilgaiman.com/books/two_plays.asp Oh, and lest we forget -- the web site for the DAREDEVIL movie is up and running! It's quite nice, with as much non-visual content as the designers could include and still make the site usable. (The navigation appears in braille and switches to standard keyboard English when you roll your mouse pointer over it!) You can also view the first theatrical trailer at the site! Check it out at: http://www.DaredevilMovie.com Tell me when you find a great site that might be of interest to our readers! I'll pass it along here and make sure you get proper credit! *** HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY, EVERYONE! *** --- 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. You can also subscribe on the web at http://www.heroesanddragons.com/DragonsBreath. To be removed from this mailing list, send a blank e-mail to [email protected] with the word "REMOVE" (no quotes) in the subject line. 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