Welcome to the second home of The Bright Empire.
I'm Brantley Thompson Elkins, and I got my start writing superheroine fiction in 2002 at the Aurora Universe site operated by the Artist Formerly Known as Sharon Best. About a year later, both "Sharon" and the site vanished, and I quickly had to find a place on line for my own writing. Greg Pavlik, who ran Ubergirls.org, provided a home and management tools for The Bright Empire.
But when Greg announced that he could no longer maintain Ubergirls -- which had been serving as an umbrella for a number of sites devoted to superheroine fiction, art and discussion -- I had to find another home.
Shadar, ex Sharon, recommended a new server, and set me up there. So here we are, with a different design but the same end in view -- to offer the very best erotic superheroine fiction and related features we can. This is a site meant for adults. Please respect that.
One thing hasn't changed up front: the banner created for me in 2003 by Random, featuring the smart and sexy Mandi Steele. I'd given Random a general idea of what I wanted, and he gave me exactly what I wanted -- an image that conveyed the true spirit of The Bright Empire.
It was one of many examples of the mutual aid that has made the superheroine fiction and art community what it is. I owe a great debt to Random, and to all those who have helped me in one way or another: Shadar, Tarot Barnes, Lisa Binkley, Ed Howdershelt, Jordan Taylor, Jason White, Jecel Assumpçao and others -- last but far from least, the love of my life Velvet Belle Tree.