On Saturday October 18th, 2014, the Coliseum of Comics at the Fashion Square Mall in Orlando, Florida, hosted the second annual Women of Wonder Event, which was put together by The Orlando Sisters – Abbey of St. Gertrude de Nivelles’s group, in order to raise money and awareness for the Women’s Residential and Counseling Center.
This amazing and successful evening was attended by fellow Sisters and Amazonian Wonder Women cosplayers, along with Batman and Aquaman, as well as attending artists in Artist Alley, which was accompanied by a silent auction of Wonder Woman collectables and original art. Interestingly, this event was actually inspired by “Wonder Woman day” in Portland, which was created by best-selling author and co-author of over twenty fiction and nonfiction books, Andy Mangels.
Evelyn Santiago, helped to support this great event, attending as a steam punk Wonder Woman and had this to say about the event on Facebook, “Had the most amazing time yesterday with some of my Amazon sisters, Batman and Aquaman raising money for a Women’s center. We had an amazing support team going above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the event was a success. I love the incredibly generous and caring souls that I surround myself with. They give of their time and their hearts asking for nothing in return. You all continue to motivate me and inspire me to make the world a better place. That’s what being a super hero is all about.”
Well done to all of the Amazonian Sisters and all of their friends who helped make a difference in the lives of those women who rely on the services provided to them by the Women’s Residential and Counseling Center.
Photo Credits and thanks to: Michael Carter, Steve Lustinia, Sister Isadora Knocking, Rick Stafford, Aaron Holland (owner of Coliseum of Comics)
Written by: Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, as well as a science fiction reporter and the U.S. based content editor for Sci Fi Pulse. Tye is a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art, and he currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the Staff Family Mediator. Tye also serves on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Osceola County and also has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine and you can visit Tye on Facebook as well as at www.thelightersideofscifi.com. You can also send him your thoughts and story/article ideas to TBourdony@scifipulse.net.