Sunday, October 19, 2008

Press Release: Wonder Woman Day 3

Portland, Oregon, October 14, 2008 — For the third year in a row, Wonder Woman brandishes her Amazon bracelets and golden lasso as a star-spangled symbol for a charity benefit for Portland's most protective domestic violence shelters — Raphael House and Bradley-Angle House — and the Portland Women's Crisis Line. Excalibur Comics will host "Wonder Woman Day" on Sunday, October 26th from 12noon to 6pm. The free all-ages event will feature personalities such as Adam Hughes and Gail Simone signing Wonder Woman comics and special art prints, as well as a silent art auction with over 150 of the world's top artists contributing original art, plus costumed super-heroes on-site, raffles and prizes, rare memorabilia, and more!

Additionally, a second "Wonder Woman Day" benefit will take place on Sunday, October 26th, in Flemington, New Jersey, at Comic Fusion, as part of their “Super-Hero Weekend.” This East Coast event will benefit Safe in Hunterdon, a domestic violence shelter in New Jersey.

Some key points:

* Portland's Mayor, Tom Potter, has declared October 26th as "Wonder Woman Day" in the City of Roses.

* Portland's first Wonder Woman Day in 2006 raised over $15,400 for two Domestic Violence shelters.

* In Portland and New Jersey, Wonder Woman Day II in 2007 raised over $27,000 for the three Domestic Violence shelters and the Women’s Crisis Line.

* Year One was filmed for a half-hour documentary series, FANatical, shown on Canadian and Australian national television. This year’s event will be filmed for another documentary.

* October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Producing the event for its third year is best-selling author and DVD documentary director Andy Mangels, who is also the curator of the online Wonder Woman Museum, and one of the world's top experts on the famed super-heroine. "Especially in today’s political and economic climate, we need a symbol of peace, strength, equality, and honesty,” Mangels says, “and Wonder Woman embodies those qualities.

Image by Adam Hughes, from justsayah.com

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