PhilaMOCA will be hosting two comic book-themed after parties for this year’s Wizard World Philadelphia convention:

On Friday, June 1, the Philadelphia Premiere of Wonder Women!: The Untold Tale of Female Superheroines followed by Comic Strip!, a comic book/nerd-themed burlesque show produced by Philadelphia’s Miss Rose.

On Saturday, June 2, the Philadelphia Premiere of With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story with director Will Hess in attendance followed by live performances from Drunk Monk (Baltimore costumed surf rock), an0va (Philly chiptune), and Chipocrite (Philly chiptune).

NJ-based female superhero web series VIXENS OF VIRTUE, VIXENS OF VICE (below) will be recording both evenings as the backdrop for a future episode.

Friday, June 1
Doors at 6:00 pm; $7 movie, $10 burlesque, $15 for both
7:00 pm : WONDER WOMEN: THE UNTOLD TALE OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES : WONDER WOMEN! traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. WONDER WOMEN! goes behind the scenes with Lynda Carter, Lindsay Wagner, comic writers and artists, and real life superheroines such as Gloria Steinem, Shelby Knox and others who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male dominated superhero genre.
Screening is presented by the Awesome Fest and Cinedelphia.com.
9:00 pm : Comic Strip! burlesque show, produced by Miss Rose.

Saturday, June 2
Doors at 6:00 pm; $7 movie, $7 bands, $10 for both
7:00 pm : WITH GREAT POWER: THE STAN LEE STORY : WITH GREAT POWER explores the vivid life and imagination of Stan Lee, from the early days of his Depression-era upbringing through the Marvel Age of Comics and beyond! The film uncovers original transcripts, illustrations, photographs and stories of Lee’s fascinating journey from his early years at Timely Comics and World War Two, the comic book industry’s censorship battle of the 1950’s led by Dr. Fredric Wertham, the dawn of Marvel Comics and the legendary characters Stan co-created, to his current company POW! Entertainment. The film is told through the words of Stan himself as well as numerous interviews with comic book creators, actors, film producers, family and friends. It paints a portrait of a man whose creativity knows no bounds and whose characters have grown from humble beginnings in the pages of Marvel Comics in the early 1960’s to powerhouse properties in all media, including film television, video games and beyond.
Director Will Hess will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
Screening is presented by the Awesome Fest and Cinedelphia.com.
9:00 pm : Drunk Monk, an0va, Chipocrite

Wizard World Philadelphia will be held May 31 – June 3 at the PA Convention Center, this year’s special guests include Stan Lee.

Official site.

Author: Eric Bresler

Eric is the Founder/Site Editor of Cinedelphia.com whose additional activities are numerous: Director/Curator of the Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (PhilaMOCA), founder of Tokyo No Records, the brain behind Video Pirates, and active local film programmer including the Unknown Japan screening series. He’s served as a TLA Video Manager, Philadelphia Film Society Managing Director, and Adjunct Professor in Cinema Studies at Drexel University. He is shy and modest. Email Eric.

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