San Diego Comic-Con 2016

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Saturday – Equal rights excitement

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San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot
Whether it was planned this way or not, there seemed to be an equal rights theme running through Saturday’s activities at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis was on hand to talk about his life of civil rights activism and Book Three of “March,” the graphic novel series about his experiences with nonviolent revolution.

DC Comics celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Women’s rights icon, Wonder Woman, in a panel discussing the renowned Amazon’s illustrious career and her highly anticipated 2017 film. Enjoy our gallery of pics from Saturday’s SDCC activities.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Congressman John Lewis
One if the first events of the day celebrated real-life hero, John Lewis; and I was happy to see that the nerd community came out in droves to see the civil rights leader. That said, it was a bummer we couldn’t actually get into the panel room (should have arrived five minutes earlier.) Hundreds of fans (including myself) waited outside in the standby line on the off chance a seat might open up. My patience was rewarded with the opportunity to snag this great shot of the Congressman leading a march of his fans through the convention hall.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
The Phoenix Incident
Did you know that there is a dramatic movie that mixes fiction with facts about the Phoenix Lights UFO conspiracy? Looking forward to checking out this film – stand by for our review.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Wonder Woman
Just one of the many Wonder Women attending SDCC on Saturday (see more in our photo gallery below.)

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Stephen Franck – Silver
Comic creator Stephen Franck with his “Silver” TPB, a noirish heist story set 50 years after Bram Stoker’s original vampire tale.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Nicola Scott & Jim Lee
The DC Comics’ Wonder Woman anniversary celebration was filled with electric excitement, with WW film director (Patty Jenkins) and star (Gal Gadot) in attendance, together with WW comic creators Jim Lee and Nicola Scott. You could feel the admiration that Jenkins & Gadot have for one another, and their mutual love for Diana Prince and the inclusive character of Wonder Woman should make for an excellent film.

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Gal Gadot
The Wonder Woman trailer was shown at the anniversary panel and Holy Hippolyta, it was incredible! Director Patty Jenkins said that Gadot “is Wonder Woman” and attributed the beautiful actress with heroic efforts to make the movie as good as it could possibly be. If the preview is any indication, fans are going to be in for a real treat.

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Pink Tusken Raider and Wookie
And just when you thought you’ve seen everything, along comes a pink Tusken Raider and wookie. Enjoy our Saturday photo gallery below (click the thumbnails to see the full-size image.)


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Bob Leeper
Bob Leeper is the co-owner and manager of "Arizona’s Pop Culture and Alternative Art Network," Evermore Nevermore. He is the co-creator of the pop culture events Steampunk Street and ENCREDICON, and is a member of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. He also curates the Facebook fan site The Arizona Cave – AZ Fans of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and is one of the few brave and bold fans of Jar Jar Binks.