It’s been an amazing year for geek chic clothing company Her Universe. Earlier this summer, the Her Universe team celebrated its fifth year anniversary, and at San Diego Comic-Con, Ashley Eckstein announced a brand new reality series coming to Comic-Con Demand and produced by Lionsgate. At New York Comic Con, attendees were treated to another big announcement: Her Universe Press.
Have you ever wanted to publish a novel? Her Universe Press is going to be a platform for new writers looking to become a published author.
“We began this imprint to provide an opportunity for new and aspiring female writers to have their voices heard and to see their work professionally published,” wrote Ashley Eckstein in the website‘s introduction.
Joining Ashley at the panel was Anne Convery, Dave Filoni, Heather Nuhfer (comic book writer), Melinda Hsu Taylor (television writer and producer), Amy Tannenbaum (literary agent), and Anthony Ziccardi (publisher).
250 special limited edition posters were also given to panel attendees, as seen below.
On the left: The Confidence Chronicles by Anne Convery and Ashley Eckstein, illustrated by Dave Filoni. To be released in Summer 2016.
Synopsis: Set in an alternate universe in gold rush California. It’s a steampunk fantasy, featuring a 12-year old “whose grit and energy and obsession with all things mechanical lead her along with her automatic owl, Eureka, to uncover exciting and sometimes chilling secrets in her hometown.”
On the right: Weirdest by Heather Nuhfer and illustrated by Brenda Hickey. To be released April 26, 2016. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.
Synopsis: Weirdest is the story of a 13-year old girl, who–in her desperation to be the coolest in her school–makes a wish, and as a result, has her strongest emotions physically manifest themselves in weird ways. Her powers run haywire as she tries to solve the mystery.
Learn more about Her Universe Press and its upcoming stories by listening to the panel audio below.
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Note: Apologies in advance for the background wind-like noise.