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Back from MegaCon - Things to Come!

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We are officially back from MegaCon. We had a total blast meeting all our current fans and making some new ones. The weather was great throughout and we met tons of super nice folks. The only shadow was that Fedex managed to screw the delivery of some of our items. Other than that, everything went without a hitch.

We also got to make some contact with new cover artists for our upcoming comics. Archie Comics writer and illustrator Dan Parent will be one of them, as well as Toronto artist Kevin Yan who does Manga style epic like nobody’s business. Cannot wait to see what they come up with!

And amongst all that, despite being a stone throw away, we managed to miss the Rob Granito scandal.

We are also amongst numerous very talented nominees in the fiction and drama, Web TV, for the Numix Awards. Wish us luck!

And we are almost done with the French implementation of the site, so we will be returning to our regular schedule pretty soon!

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Digital Downloads

The Canadian Shield comic is now available as a digital download in our store. Two formats are offered, pdf and cbz. The other comics that are available as prints will see their digital versions available shortly.
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MegaCon Sampler DVD

For those who come and visit us and buy some of our merch at booth 1131 this week from March 24 until 27th at the Orlando MegaCon will get a DVD sampler of the show along with a little surprise. Attending this time are Hornet, Alpha Q and Fleur-de-Lys respectively played by Marie-Claude Bourbonnais, Yann Brouillette and Edith Labelle. We hope to meet some of our American fans there so do not be shy and come say hi!

The Heroes of the North Team


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HOTN Video of the Day on InterWebTV

Heroes of the North has been selected as the Video of the Day on the web series related blog InterWebTV. You can read all about it here.

Ambitious doesn’t even begin to describe the scope of this web series.  With ‘Heroes of the North’, Movie Seals set out to create an entire brand.  They’ve got comics, action figures and all sorts of other merch to go along with the web series.  
As far as the actual show goes, Movie Seals have managed to craft a show that not only looks beautiful, but is packed with action, has great dialog and an interesting story. “

-InterWebTV

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Site Modifications so far...

Well, we ran in a few problems along the way but we are still breezing along with the modifications, albeit not as fast as we would like.

Currently implemented:

- Live Twitter feed from our account, at the bottom of the ABOUT page (available by clicking the Heroes of the North logo on the top left corner);
- Events section with a calendar of our appearances;
- The Characters pages has some new add ons but more are still to come. We did manage to get a better presentation for the characters spec sheets and it should be now easier to read via the light box display;
- the possibility of tweeting about an episode or comic without leaving the site is now fully implemented;
- Visual improvements to both the Medias and About sections, including a better offsite viewer, again through a light box system, are all in place.

What is currently being worked on:

- Digital downloads - we are still far from our goal here - the in-house tests work but the outside tests have all failed so far;
- Membership section: delayed by the issues we are encountering with the digital downloads. We are using a similar script for both.
- Newsletter - we have had no time to tackle this one yet - but it is coming;
- French version of the site - progressing at high speed - should be online by the end of next week;
- Search page will be live in a few days.

Here you have it.
Let us know your thoughts!
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Pacifica comic

The Pacifica: Origins comic is coming soon, in preparation for episode 17 which will relate some of her adventures in Quebec later this spring. We have a few layout pages for those interested. Obviously this is not final art, just the basic layouts that the artist does to shape the flow of the story. Art by MAS and script by Yann Brouillette. Pacifica is played by Alexandra Ordolis in the live action show.


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Orlando MegaCon Figurines Special: Free shipping until March 24th!

As some of you may know, we are headed for the Orlando MegaCon this March and the characters of Hornet (Marie-Claude Bourbonnais) and Fleur-de-Lys (Edith Labelle) will be there as well! To celebrate this opportunity, we are offering free shipping on the Hornet and Fleur-de-Lys figurines until March 24th, and both figurines will ship with their respective illustration, also free! Hornet is drawn by Dean Yeagle while Fleur-de-Lys is interpreted by Al Rio. You can order them in the store.
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Koldcast now iDevices compatible

Our web distributor, Koldcast, announced today:
Pleased to announce that KoldCast TV programming is now iDevice compatible. Whether you currently own an iPad or are waiting for a new one tomorrow, you can start watching your favorite KoldCast shows while you're on the move. And, yes, you can watch on your iPhone, too! Simply head to KoldCast.TV on your device and navigate as you do our Network site. Enjoy and, as always, share!

That means our shows are too. And since we are working on an iPad version of the site, it means it will be even better soon! Enjoy!
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Site Modifications and Comics!

Freebies have been moved to the Store section. You may notice the Membership icon - this is not quite yet active - but coming VERY soon.
In the store section, the Madame Doom comic is also now available to buy - the comic ships end of next week! The digital downloads of the comics will be available shortly as well, definitely within the next few days. Please note that the digital downloads of a particular comic will not be active until the paper version is also available.
The Characters pages are the next implementation, along with the cast and crew lists. The cast and crew lists will be found directly inside each episodes while the Characters pages will have its own menu. The galleries will also keep being implemented slowly over the weeks.
Other add-ons and improvements we are working on: a newsletter functionality to which people may subscribe in order to be kept informed of what is happening in the Heroes of the North Universe, a Calendar function where all our appearances, episodes and comic releases and other events throughout the year will be listed, a search engine page dedicated to the site itself, to make it easier to find what you are looking for, a live twitter feed update, the possibility to tweet your favourite links without leaving the site, visual improvements to the Medias and About section, etc.
Also left to implement are the other two story sites, the Medusa Industries one and the New Felquists, which should roll out in the next couple of months. Right now, you can enjoy the first of these sites
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As usual, don’t be shy to let us know what you think of the new site, what features you would like to see, what we could do better, etc.
Thanks for being there!
The Heroes of the North Team
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New Store and French Version

We are implementing the newest version of the store tonight. Not everything is available but it should be fairly soon. Also, you may have noticed some Canadian and Quebec flags popping up - this is experimental for the moment as we are working on the French version of the site. The French functionality should be available within the next two weeks.
La version française du site devrait être disponible d’ici deux semaines. Nous sommes présentement en phase test. Si vous voyez des pages avec des drapeaux Canadiens et Québécois, cela veut dire que ces pages sont en phase test et donc qu’une version française complète ou partielle est donc disponible. Cliquez sur le drapeau Québécois pour y accéder.
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