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The Mindset of Wonder Woman at Planet Comicon 2017

May 4, 2017

Wonder Woman Cosplayer at Comicon 2017, 4/30/17

I had the honor of covering Planet Comicon 2017 for X1051. At one point, our crew got to chatting with a woman in costume as Wonder Woman. She had shown up early to Municipal Auditorium for the cosplay parade.

Our morning show host, Shawn Quinn, asked what kind of music she liked. “I like a lot of different music,” she said. “I like music that I hear around. I really like the Wonder Woman theme song. It gets me pumped up.” What an unexpected response.

“What’s your name?”
“Wonder Woman.”
“No, really.”
We eventually got her real name out of her.

She explained how she became interested in taekwondo because Wonder Woman did martial arts. She is training to become proficient with every martial arts weapon, because Wonder Woman is also proficient with every weapon. While talking, she nonchalantly twirled a kendo stick. It was clear she meant business. No word yet on if she’s saving up for a down payment on an invisible plane.

It’s inspiring to meet people that are so passionate. To go from being a fan of a superhero to actually practicing martial arts takes things from fantasy to reality really quickly. Good for you, Wonder Woman! Beast it out there!

Beasting It Up With Star Beasts at Planet Comicon 2017

May 2, 2017

Writer Stephanie Young and illustrator Allyson Lassiter, of the comic Star Beasts, at Planet Comicon 2017, 4/30/17

I recently hit up Planet Comicon 2017 with artist Matthew Arnold. You know I’m all about being the beast. It was only fitting to have a live chat with Star Beasts writer Stephanie Young and illustrator Allyson Lassiter.

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