Saturday, October 22, 2011
"Wonder Woman Day" Charity Event to Celebrate More Than Just the Amazon Princess on October 30th
Since 2006, artists, collectors, cosplayers, and fans have gathered on one weekend each year and in two cities to raise money for domestic violence charity programs. The star of the annual gatherings and creative theme for the artwork and costumes on display was always the iconic Amazonian super hero, Wonder Woman. Now, for the 6th annual gathering on October 30, 2011, the event has grown to a third city and the creative focus is growing, too. Organizers are renaming "Wonder Woman Day" to reflect their expanding focus on other pop culture heroine. The newly christened "Women of Wonder Day" will feature characters and collectibles related to Wonder Woman, Super Girl, Lois Lane, Princess Leia, Ripley from the Alien films, Hermione Granger from Harry Potter, and more. Sookie Stackhouse may come face to face with Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the streets of Flemmington, NJ; Portland, Oregon; and now San Antonio, Texas -- and all to showcase the strength and wonder of these female icons and archetypes in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 100% of all monies raised at the event from auctions and signings will go to 501(c)3 tax deductible charities affiliated with the event. Visit womenofwonderday.com for more information about the charities, the program for 10/30, and how you can participate.
Posted by Matt Bergin at 4:11 PM