October 30 is Women of Wonder Day, Benefiting Victims of Domestic Violence
Inspired by DC Comics' legendary superheroine, Women of Wonder (formerly known as Wonder Woman Day) is an annual series of fundraising events designed to support charities and local organizations that benefit victims of domestic abuse. Women of Wonder was founded in 2006 by author Andy Mangels, a longtime fan with one of the largest collections of Wonder Woman memorabilia in the country, and has raised over $100,000 for charity through auctions of original artwork and collectibles as well as autograph signings and other local activities.
The event began in Portland, Oregon but will this year expand to three cities around the United States: Portland, Flemington, New Jersey and San Antonio, Texas. Click after the jump for more details and a preview of the material available for sale this weekend.As a part of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, this year's Women of Wonder Day will return to Excalibur Books in Portland, Oregon as well as Comic Fusion in Flemington, New Jersey and Heroes and Fantasies in San Antonio, Texas. The Portland event will feature appearances by Kelly Sue DeConnick, Joëlle Jones and Cat Ferris, among others, and the auction will include a chance to be written into a comic by Brian Michael Bendis. Neil Vokes, Jamal Igle and JK Woodward will be among the guests at the Flemington event, with art auctions by Adam Hughes, David Mack, Ethan Van Sciver and many more. Down in San Antonio, attendees can meet Ben Dunn, Matt Frank and Nick Pitarra and bid on artwork by Charlie Adlard, Doug Mahnke, Humberto Ramos and many more.
Additionally, you can check out the Women of Wonder Day eBay auction, which includes artwork by Dave Johnson, Scott Morse, Colleen Coover and Gilbert Hernandez. A selection of this material follows: