Her Universe officially announced today, March 10, 2016, that the company will have big Fashion Show news as well as two panels and new fangirl fashions at WonderCon 2016.
To kick off the 2016 fashion show, fans and designers will be able to attend the “Her Universe Fashion Show Update” panel at WonderCon (Friday, March 25th, 2pm to 3pm in room 502B) where they will be the first to hear updated information on submitting their designs for this year’s show at SDCC and be the first to see the upcoming collection designed by last year’s winners, Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone. Actress, Her Universe Founder and voice of Star Wars Rebels’ Ahsoka Tano, Ashley Eckstein, SVP of Her Universe, Cat Carson, Hot Topic VP of Merchandising, Ed Labay, and Hot Topic Director of Brand Marketing, Andrea Lewis, will also be on the panel to give advice on how fans can go from runway to retail.
What could this collection be about? As reported earlier in the week, a preview of this news originally appeared in the Toucan Blog. According to the panel description, Her Universe has been working on an all-new Star Wars: The Force Awakens clothing line for Hot Topic. Fans will be getting a sneak peek of that line at WonderCon!
In addition to the Fashion Show Update panel, Her Universe will also be holding a portfolio review.
For fans and designers looking to submit their designs for The Her Universe Fashion Show or who just want to get into the business of geek fashion, they are invited to share their portfolio with industry professionals from Her Universe and Hot Topic and get tips and advice on how to best prepare their fashion portfolio at the “Her Universe Geek Fashion Portfolio Review” (Saturday, March 26th from 10:30am to 11:30am in room 150).
Also present at WonderCon will be a second panel regarding Her Universe Press. The first panel originally took place at New York Comic Con 2015, where Her Universe Press was officially announced. Several of the books are currently available for pre-order, including The Confidence Chronicles by E. Anne Convery, Ashley Eckstein, and Dave Filoni.
Her Universe is also sponsoring a second panel for its publishing imprint, Her Universe Press. In the “Calling All Aspiring Writers/Her Universe Press” panel (Saturday, March 26th, 2pm to 3pm in room 515A) published authors and experts will reveal their advice to fans on preparing a winning pitch to get their novel published. Host Ashley Eckstein will be joined by the author of Weirdest, Heather Nuhfer, along with the author of The Confidence Chronicles, E. Anne Convery and New York Times, USA Today and #1 International bestselling author Christina Hobbs writing under the penname Christina Lauren with her writing partner.
Finally, Her Universe will also be unveiling new fangirl fashions at the event, including the Han Solo cardigan that was previously seen in Ashley Eckstein’s Instagram account.
Ashley Eckstein also revealed that Her Universe will debut several new fashion designs and offer its most popular fangirl apparel from Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, Star Trek and more in the Her Universe boutique (booth #1225). The boutique will feature an assortment of casual and dressy options for female fans to fashionably express their fandom and flaunt their world.