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Fangirls Rule Comic Con
San Diego Comic Con brings fans and creators together for four days of celebration,
including a fashion show and Wonder Woman's 75th Anniversary. BY STEPHANIE CRETS
San Diego Comic Con is
one of the biggest events in
the comics and entertainment industry in the world.
This year's convention, which was held
July 21 to 24 at the San Diego Convention Center, was no exception. Attendance for Comic Con usually tops out
at more than 130,000 attendees, and
the convention has maxed out its event
space, including even more satellite
locations to incorporate more programming and accommodate more attendees.
Comic Con brings thousands of comic
creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, actors and writers and creators
from all aspects of popular arts together
with their fans - some even wait in line
overnight for a chance to see their favorite guest - for panels and signings.
One of the most notable events at
Comic Con was the third-annual Her
Universe Fashion Show, the ultimate
runway event for fangirl fashion. The
event, hosted by Ashley Eckstein - Her
Universe's founder and voice actress for
Ahsoka Tano in the animated series "Star
Wars: Clone Wars" - and sponsored by
Her Universe and Hot Topic, aims to

support aspiring designers by providing
them with a real runway to showcase
their one-of-a-kind designs to the world.
Three winners were chosen: Hannah
"Hanime" Kent for her "Mad Max: Fury
Road" Furiosa-inspired design; Camille
Falciola for her "Harry Potter" Marauder's Map dress; and Jesse by Jesse Thaxton for her "The Neverending Story"
Falkor design. Out of 27 designers, they
were selected to design a collection with
Her Universe that will be sold exclusively at Hot Topic.
Another notable Comic Con event
ruled by one of the most iconic female
superheroes was Wonder Woman's 75th
Anniversary celebration. Warner Bros.
Consumer Products brought a massive
replica of Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet

to kick off Comic Con's preview night.
Fans were able to climb inside the jet and
pose for photos. At the celebration, artists Katherine Brannock, Celeste Byers
and Christina Angelina also created
original artwork to honor the superhero.
In the Wonder Woman panel, current
Wonder Woman artist Nicola Scott, DC
Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee, director
of the upcoming "Wonder Woman"
feature film Patty Jenkins and Wonder
Woman herself from the newest incarnation, Gal Gadot, discussed Wonder
Woman's origins, the excitement bubbling for the upcoming Warner Bros.'
film and how Wonder Woman became
the cultural icon she is today.
For more information about Comic
Con, visit www.comic-con.org. O

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