Portland, OR—In October, from 2006 to 2010, five annual “Wonder Woman Day” events raised over $110,000 for domestic violence programs in Portland, Oregon and Flemington, NJ. The five-year combination of auctions of over 1,100 original art pieces, plus collectibles, autograph signings and photo opportunities garnered spectacular turnouts and four Portland Mayoral proclamations. This year, the event takes on a new name and an expanded mission; on October 30, 2011, the new “Women of Wonder Day” will take place, again as a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, returning to Excalibur Books in Portland, Oregon, and Comic Fusion in Flemington, New Jersey, as well as Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas.
This year’s contributions for auction include not only artwork featuring heroines from the world of comics—Wonder Woman, She-Hulk, Storm, Michonne from Walking Dead, Leetah from ElfQuest—but also from the world of media as well, including Lisbeth Salander, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hermione Granger and others. Plus, TV series such as Glee, Nikita, Big Bang Theory, Castle and others have donated special items as well. The all-ages events will include artists and writers signing autographs at each event, as well as costumed characters with whom you can take photos. In Portland, white-hot writer Brian Michael Bendis will even be auctioning off a role in one of his upcoming comics.
For event details and schedule, please visit WomenOfWonderDay.com.