Encounters with “Hollywood Wonder Woman”

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Conventions are great places to meet new people and escape from reality.  On occasion, I have the rare opportunity to meet someone that goes beyond the mere ordinary and soars into the truly extraordinary category.  Or in this case, someone uniquely “wonder”ful.

Jennifer Wenger is a common sight at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA.  Dressed as Wonder Woman, she looks like she just tore through the pages of a comic book and stepped into real life.  Jenn owns this role, much to the amazement and delight of the crowds that find her alongside other costumed actors outside the Kodak Theatre.

My encounter with the Hollywood Wonder Woman, however, was at an LA gaming convention called Orccon—one of the three major events run throughout the year by a group called Strategicon. While holding down the fort at the Laughing Moon booth in the vendor’s hall, a collective gasp rippled through the crowd as she came striding into the hall…in full Wonder Woman costume.

I had the chance to speak with her for a bit, and was immediately disarmed by her good-natured and funny personality.  She may look like the living embodiment of our favorite Amazon, but where Wonder Woman may have super powers, Jenn has a super wit.  She’s funny, and spending a few minutes looking her up on Youtube will prove this little fact.

Jenn hung out with the Laughing Moon crew a bit and must have taken a thousand pictures with convention attendees and fans.  Her good nature and willingness to accommodate the fans were unfailing for the entire event.  She’s tireless in this role.

To really see the depths of her dedication, you’ll need to watch the documentary “Confessions of a Superhero,” in which Jenn is featured.  Its a pretty candid look into the lives of some unique individuals.

Seeing how well-received she was by the convention, and already roped in by her magic lasso…I mean incredible personality, I spoke with Jenn about coming to Phoenix at the end of May to attend Phoenix Comicon along with my crew.  I’m happy to say that she’s on board.

Stay tuned to see how these two worlds combine in a crossover worthy of its own comic book series!

 

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