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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]
v.7.31:  August 30, 2002 - LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE
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CONTENTS:
 >>  Labor Day Weekend Sale
      ... Everything in the Store 20-50% Off!
 >>  Final Round of CGC Super-Clearance Auctions
      ... Our Biggest eBay Auction EVER
 >>  New Comics One Day Late Following Labor Day
      ... They Arrive on Thursday, September 5
 >>  Last Call for Kochalka
      ... If You Want CDs, Speak Now!
 >>  Latest News at Heroesanddragons.com
      ... What Have You Been Missing?  Find Out!
 >>  Personnel Dept.:  Tug Baker Returns
 >>  Personnel Dept.:  Wanna Live with Chad?
 >>  Sites to See
      ... More Goodies from the World Wide Web
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 >>  LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE
       ... EVERYTHING IN THE STORE 20-50% OFF!
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If you thought the South Carolina tax holiday made returning
students happy, then you've never been to our famous Annual
Labor Day Weekend Sale!
All items in the store are on sale for three days - Saturday,
Sunday, and Labor Day Monday!
We do mean "all items," by the way -- from back issues to DVDs
to t-shirts to miniatures to RPG books to new comics:
   - 50% Off All Back Issue Comic Books
      Including the famous dollar comics
      for only 50 each!
   - 50% Off All Collectible Toys
      Star Wars, Vintage Transformers,
      Thundercats, G.I. Joe, and more!
      Look for the "C" on the price label
   - 20% Off Everything Else in the Store
      New comics, DVDs/videos, gaming modules,
      HeroClix & MageKnight, trade paperbacks
      & graphic novels, collecting supplies,
      t-shirts, posters & prints, even some
      staff members - you name it!
The sale runs from Saturday, August 31 to Monday, September 2!
We are open regular hours all weekend (including Labor Day).
For complete details of the sale:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/ComingEvents
For store hours:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/BUSINESS_HOURS.htm
For driving directions:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/DIRECTIONS.htm
 >>  FINAL ROUND OF CGC SUPER-CLEARANCE AUCTIONS
       ... OUR BIGGEST EBAY AUCTION *EVER*
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The final round of  super-clearance CGC auctions has been
posted to eBay just in time for the Labor Day Weekend Sale!
There are 194 auctions up and running right now -- our biggest
round of eBay auctions *ever*.
All end on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, so you've got a full week to
bookmark your favorite items, watch the prices closely, and win
some great books at astounding prices.
There are NO RESERVEs on any of these auctions, and the
minimum bids are NEVER MORE THAN 1/2 GUIDE PRICE!
These are phenomenal books and should not be missed!  To view a
complete list, go here:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Auctions
(Or click the eBay PowerSellers logo on our home page.)
Sorry, but we are not accepting offers on these books outside
of auction!  We are also not offering payment terms; payment is
due within 15 days of the close of auction.
 >>  NEW COMICS ONE DAY LATE FOLLOWING LABOR DAY
       ... THEY ARRIVE ON THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
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New comics will arrive one day late following the Labor Day
holiday.
They will be here on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5.
For a complete list of coming comics (with cover scans), visit:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewThisWeek
 >>  LAST CALL FOR KOCHALKA
       ... IF YOU WANT CDs, SPEAK NOW!
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If you've been watching the front page of www.heroesanddragons.com,
you know I've been taking orders for JAMES KOCHALKA's wonderful
and quirky albums.
Kochalka is the creator of MAGIC BOY, MONKEY VS. ROBOT, PINKY &
STINKY, FANTASTIC BUTTERFLIES, THE SKETCHBOOK DIARIES, QUIT 
YOUR JOB, and a host of other critically acclaimed comics.  If
you're unfamiliar with his comics, you should zip on over to
his web site and check him out right now:
     http://www.indyworld.com/kochalka
He's also a rock star, with at least one out-of-print CD
that can only be acquired through Kochalka himself.  I want
that CD, so I'm putting together a direct order with James.
To sample his wildly infectious music, listen to this free
MP3 of "Hockey Monkey" (provided by James):
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Downloads/HockeyMonkey.mp3
If you'd like to order any of his CDs, please send me an e-mail
before SEPTEMBER 10.  (I'll be away on vacation next week, but
one of my first tasks when I return will be to collect CD 
orders and get my request off to James).
CDs are $14.95 each if you pick 'em up at the store.  If you'd
like me to mail 'em to you, add $4.75 for shipping & handling.
Here's the complete list of Kochalka CDs:
  - THE TRUE STORY OF JAMES KOCHALKA SUPERSTAR (out of print)
  - CARROT BOY THE BEAUTIFUL
  - MONKEY VS. ROBOT (featuring "Hockey Monkey")
  - DON'T TRUST WHITEY
Remember:  E-mail me before SEPTEMBER 10 and I can probably
sweet-talk James into autographing your CDs.  Order after that
date, and I'll be getting Kochalka from our regular distributor,
the outstanding folks at TOP SHELF COMIX -- and while the Top
Shelf guys rock, they won't forge James's autograph for me.
(I already asked.)
 >>  LATEST NEWS AT HEROESANDDRAGONS.COM
       ... WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN MISSING?  FIND OUT!
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Since our last issue of DRAGON'S BREATH (waaay back in early
July), I've posted lots of news and made lots of changes to the
H&D web site.
Here's a quick look, with links if you'd like to know more.
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We were DARK HORSE'S COMIC SHOP OF THE MONTH for July:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewsFeatures/Features/DarkHorseHonors.htm
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Chad and I added a metric ton of new features to the Subscriber
Tool sections of the web site -- including the STAR System 
catalog, a new order form just for your PREVIEWS order, handy
reminders of order deadlines, and an easier-to-use interface.
If you're not using this page, you're really not getting the
most out of your subscription:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/SubscriptionProgram
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Our store owner, CHRIS FOSS, bought a complete set of GAINES EC
FILE COPIES at the Heritage Auction:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewsFeatures/Features/GainesFileCopies.htm
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Comics auteur WARREN ELLIS supplied us with some outstanding
previews of his upcoming books PLANETARY/JLA: TERRA OCCULTA
and GLOBAL FREQUENCY:
     PLANETARY/JLA: TERRA OCCULTA:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewsFeatures/Features/JLA-Planetary/DEFAULT.htm
     GLOBAL FREQUENCY:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewsFeatures/Features/GlobalFrequency/DEFAULT.htm
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We've removed our online inventory to redevelop it and improve
the user interface.  Look for a new inventory sometime next
year:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/Start/Start.htm#OnlineStoreNews
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We went to Comic Con International in San Diego and posted some
cool photos:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/NewsFeatures/Features/SanDiego2002/DEFAULT.htm
 >>  PERSONNEL DEPT.: TUG BAKER RETURNS
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Part-time superstar TUG BAKER is back in the H&D fold after a
summer internship.
You remember him:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/Staff/Tug.htm
A very special thanks to ROBYN PAVLAKOVICH for stepping in and
handling Tug's duties during the summer.  We really appreciate
it!
 >>  PERSONNEL DEPT.: WANNA LIVE WITH CHAD?
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And now for our very special "classifieds" section of DRAGON'S
BREATH:
New Comics & Graphic Novels Manager CHAD BOWERS could use a
third roommate.  He and his current roommate Ray live in the
St. Andrews area and are looking for a third person to share
their luxurious living space -- and the rent.
     CHAD - http://www.heroesanddragons.com/AboutUs/Staff/Chad.htm
If you've been looking for responsible, professional non-smoker 
roommates in their early-to-mid-20s, you might want to touch
base.  Drop Chad a note here at H&D, and he and Ray will get
back to you.  His e-mail address is [email protected], or
you can click on this link to send him a message:
     mailto:[email protected]?subject=Can_I_live_with_you_guys?
 >>  SITES TO SEE
       ... MORE GOODIES FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB
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I've got lots of cool sites and not much time, so here goes:
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There's more than meets this eye to this Volkswagen:
     http://members.cox.net/michaelsstorage/VWMPG.mpg
     http://members.cox.net/msmith1015/VWVideo.htm
     (for the back story)
     Submitted by LOUIE LANFORD.
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Ultimate in high-end elegance or ultimate in collectibles
internet scam?  As Marvel Comics would say, "U-Decide":
     http://www.OrigamiBoulder.com
     Submitted by GREG ADAMS.
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Trying to find a movie clip or video file online?  Use
the brand-new DivX.com search engine:
     http://www.divx.com/movies
     (It will only find DivX-format movies, natch!)
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Saving money for the future?  Why not try saving *yourself*
for the future with a clever one-time investment:
     http://TimeTravelFund.com
     Submitted by TRACY HOLLINGSWORTH.
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Will Australia recognize Jedi as an official religion?
Check out this article from CNN.com:
     http://www.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/08/27/australia.starwars.ap/index.html
     Submitted by LOUIE LANFORD.
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I drink far too much soda at this job.  If you do too, I may
have found the perfect supplier for us:
     http://www.SodaPopStop.com
     Submitted by CHRIS FOSS.
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Need advice?  How about help in making those important decisions?
There's only one place to turn -- Ozzy Osbourne:
     http://www.AskOzzy.com
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The latest entry in the category of "Weird eBay Auctions:
     http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1761086781 
     Submitted by LOUIE LANFORD.
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And finally, more info on the world's most dangerous fish:
     http://www.heroesanddragons.com/SecretHQ/Snakehead
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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!
(Please include "Site to See" in the subject line of your e-mail!)
          *** HAPPY LABOR DAY, EVERYONE! ***
--- DRAGON'S BREATH
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