"Wonder Woman" may be one of the movies of the moment but one local resident has delved into the fantasy world of comic books to create her own persona through those characters.
Earlier this year, Mackenzie Lynn Carr went to Marcon in Columbus. On a website, organizers said, "What is Marcon?The simplest answer is a weekend of fun. It is where everyone that enjoys movies, books, music, art, science, and everything in between comes together in one place to watch, talk about, dress like, sing, and/or learn from like minded people, be they writers, actors, scientists, artists, professionals of all kinds, or simply fans."
"My experience at the convention was fun," Mackenzie said. "I was with my family having a good time, going to panels, to different shows, and just geeking out with mynfamily doing different activities.
"We did a costume contest the second day, I was Raven, and my Aunt, Dad, and his girlfriend were Scooby-Doo as Shaggy, Daphne and Velma. I won Judges' Choice, and they won Best in Show. We were beyond happy and enjoyed the experience, and plan to go next year."
Mackenzie said the characters she portrayed were all from D.C. comics.
"Supergirl is the cousin of the famous Superman," Mackenzie said. "She's Kryptonian meaning she's from the planet Krypton. She has all the same powers as Superman. Zantanna is a magician, both stage and real, just like her father Giovanni "John" Zatara. She's known for her involvement in the Justice League, and her childhood association with Batman. She is one of the most powerful sorceresses in the D.C. universe, she usually casts her spells by speaking verbal commands backwords. Raven is half human/half demon due to the her human mother's marriage to her demon father Trigon. Because of this Raven grew up in an alternate demension called Azarath. The inhabitants were pacifistic and taught Raven to control her emotions because they feared if she felt any strong emotion she could be possessed by her father's demonic energy inside her. Raven is apart of the Teen Titans, and she is an empath, meaning she can sense and control the emotions of others. Raven can project an solid black energy that takes takes shape of an bird she calls it her soul-self. Raven can use this to travel long distances, using her soul-self she can convert her physical body into her soul-self and carry or teleport herself and others over limited distance. This power can mentally subdue at least one person by enveloping them inside of its self. Her soul-self can exactly stay outside her body for five minutes, failure to reintegrate in time would cause mental torment for her though she eventually learned to overcome this limitation. Raven has also the ability to control mystical energy."
The 2017 Marcon convention was at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus and is actually called the Midwest's Premiere Pan-Genre Geek Culture Convention.