2024 Comicon Season: Heroineburgh

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2024 Comicon Season: Heroineburgh

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2024 Comicon season now kicks off with what is actually more of a private industry event:
ComicsPro, which is taking place in Pittsburgh PA for the 2nd straight year.

It's a gathering of almost 200 comic shop owners, and the publishers and distributors flock to the conference to present their releases for the upcoming year. Because it's in our hometown, we get to have a booth there. Last year, it was a big success for us, and I wound up adding more than a dozen new stores to our list of shops in North American which carry Heroineburgh Comics.

This year, we'll have a booth again in the room where in the morning and afternoon of Thu Feb 22 (separated by a sumptuous luncheon) we'll present our wares along with a couple dozen other publishers, and greet the retailers as they stroll by. All four Comicsburgh publishers (including Heroineburgh, The Edge, Beowulf and Theme of Thieves) will be in the building, along with our actress Bridget who plays Arctica. Her beauty and poise should be able to catch the eye of many in the assembled throng.

Tonight, we taped some clips with Bridget for a promotional video which will be assembled by the Theme of Thieves creator and placed on the ComicsPro site for all of the attendees to check out. Hopefully it will encourage them to check out our table. This is a short excerpt of the conclusion of the promo which I uploaded to Youtube.

As an articulate and charismatic spokesmodel, Bridget entices the comic shop owners with her frosty kiss!

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The ComicsPro conference is over and it was a big success for Heroineburgh and our affiliated Comicsburgh publishing members.

We got our books in 5 more stores: Redd Skull in Calgary, Blackbird in Orlando, Geekout in Burleson TX, The Adventure Begins in Conroe TX, and The Pop Shop in Sandusky OH - which puts our store total over 240. We also sold a renewal order to our friends at 901 Comics in Memphis TN. And we're following up on about 10 more leads.

Also I met (and I'm now on a "first name basis" with) Geoff Johns and gave him a package of our books and vids. He has worked several times with our cover artist, DC colorist Jason Wright. He could not have been a nicer guy, whether it was stopping to talk with us at the conference, or at the signing at our LCS on Friday afternoon, where there were over 200 people in line that he treated with respect and interest.

I met Ken Levin, legendary founder of First Comics in the 80s (who published Grimjack, Jon Sable, Nexus and Badger, and our personal favorite, Whisper). I told him about the letter I had printed in an issue of Whisper when I was in high school (for those unfamiliar, Whisper was a masked female ninja in a very tight costume which she took on and off, A LOT, and she got into some great peril). He has a new version of his old company, 1First Comics, and he and I may be collaborating on some ads in the near future.

As far our heroines, they had lots of involvement in the conference.
Arctica (Bridget) spent Thursday with us in the Exhibit Room and attracted the store owners which helped us sell 54 books to the 6 stores.
She signed a sexy color photo for anyone who bought our starter pack of books. Bridget is an amazing saleswoman!
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Also on Thursday night, we held a live rock show with three of our supervillainesses fronting their rock bands, which is something I've wanted to do for a long time, and the conference was a good excuse to do it. We had an attendance of about 50 and some nice local press, and a few of the conference attendees made it down to check the ladies' bands out.

The punk/grunge band led by Dysphoria (Steph) did a set of originals and then capped it off with a cover of "Jem and the Holograms" theme which guest starred vocals by Poderosa (Christina).
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The extremely talented indie band led by Dark Spectra (Erika) did a set of originals and ended it a cover of the "Transformers Theme" from the movie (the one by the band, Lion). She started the set with a superheroine transformation where she stripped off a dress and revealed the tight sexy spandex costume underneath. And then halfway through the set she donned a set of luminous gossamer wings and danced through the audience.
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And finally, the rock band led by Serpenta (Jessica B) did a smoking set of Jessica's original songs concluded by a cover of the "Thundercats" theme song. That one was a big surprise to the crowd.
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Overall, the ladies really rocked and the weekend was fantastic for drumming up more interested in the Heroineburgh comics!
Eventually, we will also get a video release out of the live concert footage, probably a minisode in length.

Next weekend on Sat Mar 2, Heroineburgh and Comicsburgh are the headlining guests at a Comicon in DuBois PA, and Poderosa is coming with us!
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Re: 2024 Comicon Season: Heroineburgh

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So amazingly gorgeous, so incredibly powerful!

That's Poderosa, aka actress Christina, who killed it today at DuBois* SuperCon in DuBois PA, a smaller Con attended by a few hundred people where the Comicsburgh creators (The Edge, Heroineburgh, Beowulf, Theme of Thieves) ruled the roost.

We had a special guest booth up front with our huge banner behind us. We held a panel at 2 pm called "Script to Store" about the travails of making a comic book, and received lots of good questions. Then at 2:40 we showed Episode 12, the secret origin story of Poderosa, to a rapt audience of a dozen new fans young and old.

I sold 20 books, including 6 batches of #1-#3, and Christina signed publicity photos for the customers. She posed for at least a couple dozen social media photos with con-goers who came up to our table. She is engaging, exciting and extremely attractive, with a lovely smile, and we'll be bringing her along to as many events as possible! (along with Bridget and a few others)

Viva Poderosa and viva Heroineburgh! Our next joint event will be in April, and then we'll start the real frenetic Comicon season in mid-May onward.
Here are some shots from today in DuBois, a small but friendly town.

[Two more Poderosa releases will be out in a couple months: Episode 24, and the "Heroineburgh Rocks" video where she plays live on stage.]

Poderosa flexing her muscles with a small friend.
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Poderosa making the best of being trapped between a Minion and a Mario.
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Poderosa guarding the Comicsburgh table in her classic power pose. On the laptop you can see her appearance in Episode 21, and behind her are the publicity photos of many of the other heroines and villainesses of Heroineburgh.
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Poderosa showing off her beauty and power for the DuBois comicon throng. That classic 1980s hairdo!
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Poderosa lifting her billowy red cape and taking off into the skies at the conclusion of the SuperCon. She flew all the way back to Pittsburgh!
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A message from the Latina superwoman herself. Read more comics!



* NOT pronounced "DOO-BWAH". Or "DOO-BWA-HA-HA", for that matter.
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Great pix and video! Thanks for sharing!
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superheroinelinks wrote: 1 month ago Great pix and video! Thanks for sharing!
You're welcome.

Anyone who lives remotely close to the Pittsburgh region will have FOUR chances to meet Poderosa in April!

On Sat Apr 6, Poderosa will be coming with Heroineburgh and The Edge to a new event called "CollectiCon" at the West View Banquet Hall
in West View PA (a nearby suburb of Pittsburgh). It's a big gathering of collectible fanatics, so our comics should stand out, especially if Poderosa
signs them!
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Then on Sat Apr 20, we're doing another unique kind of event: a journey to the far northern suburbs of Pittsburgh in what we're calling the
"Heroes of the Realm" tour! (if this one goes well, we'll do other jaunts later in the year to the south, east and west)

Poderosa will join Heroineburgh, The Edge, Beowulf and Theme of Thieves (the Comicsburgh quadrumvirate) at the following locations:

Noon to 2 pm - New Dimension Comics, Ellwood City PA
3 to 5 pm - New Dimension Comics, Butler PA
6 to 8 pm - Bell's Comics and Cards,

All of those stores already stock the Comicsburgh titles, so we'll be doing signings and meet & greets, along with Poderosa who will take photos
with fans and sign her color 8x10s for anyone who has bought all three issues of Heroineburgh.

Probably stop for munchies along the way at a Sheetz!

[Comicon season comes next in June. Can't wait!]
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Oh, you're gonna be jealous now! :)

Not only did the music scene of Pittsburgh have a chance to see three supervillainesses from Heroineburgh play live, fronting their respective bands back on Feb 22, but now the artists of Pittsburgh are going to have a chance to meet and draw one of Heroineburgh's most seductive characters:
the slinky spandexed super-thief, Sintilla! (played by the amazing Alicia)

If you're in the Western PA region, come down to Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Pittsburgh (it's the local franchise of a national art phenomenon)
which takes place 6 to 11 pm on Friday March 29 at the Thrive on Health spa, 730 Brookline Blvd in the Brookline section of Pittsburgh (same neighborhood as our buddies at Geekadrome Comics).

Sit back and drink in the gorgeous presence of Sintilla in her tight and shiny costume for a full hour as she models for a room full of artists. Who knows, we might hire one of them to contribute a pinup for our next Heroineburgh Comics issue. There will also be a social hour and live performances from some local burlesquers. Heroineburgh and the Comicsburgh crew will be in full effect vending comics, T-shirts and live-action episodes (on thumb drive!).

Can you draw the sexy Sintilla as good as DC Comics freelancer Jason Wright (art seen below)? Come on down and find out!
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And don't feel guilty if you wind up mesmerized by our characters like this young man from a suburb outside of Detroit. He bought all three issues
from his local comic shop, and sent us this nice letter yesterday via Instagram. You've merely given in to your desires!
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So, we had a relatively good time at CollectiCon in West View PA today. Probably as best as can be expected at a convention/fair where the emphasis was almost entirely on collectibles and not on comics. Out of more than 60 vendors there, we were really the only ones selling our own independent comics.

But I wanted to see if we could stand out and make an impression on an audience which obviously enjoys collecting items of pop culture but maybe doesn't have a whole lot of experience buying and reading comics (or maybe they stopped long ago in favor of collecting cards, action figures and Funko Pops).

We only sold 11 comics total at this event, and our tablemate Marvin (of The Edge) did just about as well. However, we did get to spend an entire day with the incredibly lovely Christina as Poderosa, and her interaction with all of the attendees was just amazing. She's a really good saleswoman, and she is the reason we were able to sell any books at all!

Plus after all is said and done, it was all worth it just to get this great video. We found a game store which was located right next to the hall where CollectiCon was being held. The owner was nice enough to allow Christina to suit up and do her hair in their auxiliary bathroom (turns out this process takes a good amount of time, as all of you ladies probably know), so we wanted to give them some love in a video. Since it was too difficult to capture the changes in lighting with our usual shoot camera, we used Christina's phone to shoot this great little clip.

She's so enthusiastic and naturally attractive in this clip, that we really need to have her do these events with us as often as possible. We can't wait to meet new fans when we bring her to HeroesCon in Charlotte NC in June. And of course I'm sure our fans are looking forward to her return to live-action in upcoming Heroineburgh Episode 24.

In the meantime, check out Poderosa at Collecticon and Game Masters!
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