by Mike Hansen
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If you’re anywhere near Oregon, New Jersey, or Texas on Sunday, you should get yourself to participating stores for Women of Wonder Day! Formerly known as Wonder Woman Day for 2006-2010, Women of Wonder Day has been an incredible fundraising event for women’s shelters and anti-domestic violence charities.
Original work and memorabilia from top comics stars and media have been donated for auction to raise needed money, and several creators and costumed characters will be appearing as well. This is a great opportunity for fans to get something cool while helping a worthy cause! In addition to amazing original artwork, there’s a chance to bid to be a character in an upcoming Brian Michael Bendis comic, original pages from some big titles, and lots of signed DVDs and more!
And even if you can’t be there, the website has donation links with Kickstarter and Paypal, as well as links to the specific charities being helped – why not chip in some bucks and help do some good?
Even if you can’t help out in the above ways, please SPREAD THE WORD about this important cause – despite this being WOW Day’s sixth year, it’s received very little attention in the comics press (though MTV Geek had a nice feature!). Get the word out, and support Women of Wonder Day!
The participating stores are:
Excalibur Comics: 2444 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, Oregon 12:00-6:00 P.M.
Comic Fusion, 42 Main St, Flemington, New Jersey 12:00-5:00 P.M.
Heres and Fantasies, 4945 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 12:00-5:00 P.M.
Here’s a small sampling of what’s being auctioned – LOTS more at the main website!
(Disclosure: before I became a comics professional, I worked at Excalibur Comics in Portland – it really is one of the finest independent comics shops in the U.S., and if you’re in Portland you should definitely check it out)
- “Women of Wonder Day” returns for a sixth year with new name and expanded mission (graphicpolicy.com)
- Women Of Wonder Day 2011 (graphicpolicy.com)
- A Buck for Jack (alldaycomics.com)
- What’s So Wrong With Women in Comics? (geeksaresexy.net)
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month – Carolyn speaks (cshennecy.wordpress.com)
- My Reflection on DVAM (startstrongaustintx.wordpress.com)
- Keys to a Healthy, Safe Relationship (self.com)