COMIC CON AND CAPOEIRA

GIORGIA PECKMAN (CW 2014) has been counting down the days. In May, she concentrated on the date for her return to her second year as an intern with Diablo Custom Publishing in Walnut Creek, where her responsibilities have included writing, editing, and doing research for various clients and publications. 

In June, the focus shifted and the calendar countdown was all about Comic-Con, a multi-genre international convention held annually in San Diego, showcasing comic books, science fiction and fantasy film and television, and related popular arts. According to Forbes, the convention is the "largest convention of its kind in the world." 

Giorgia designs, researches, sews and wears her own unique costumes, inspired by characters from Dr. Who, Supernatural and Game of Thrones. She has received local and international media coverage at the conventions for her artistry and craftsmanship.

Finally, July has ended and the excitement is building, as she ticks off the remaining days until her departure for Brazil and the Jogos Mundiais.

Apart from her time during the summers at Diablo and her time at SOTA during the school year, Giorgia practically lives at ABADÁ Capoeira, an internationally recognized capoeira school located in San Francisco’s Mission District where she has been a student for almost 10 years.

This year, Giorgia is one of three teens to receive a full ticket scholarship from ABADÁ Capoeira San Francisco to travel to Rio de Janeiro for a series of workshops and competitions for ABADÁ capoeiristas from all over the world. 

In preparation, she has been training regularly, practicing her Portuguese, performing with ABADÁ at street festivals and the Pride Parade - for which they were nominated Most Fabulous Street Performance– and helping out at the studio with the kids' summer camp. When she's not at her capoeira studio, Giorgia is working on the beginnings of her Creative Writing senior thesis and hanging out with Face aka Hazel, her beloved cat.

Pictured here in full femme 11th Dr. regalia on the Game of Thrones throne at Comic Con 2013.