CBLDF at Wizard World Texas holds lunch with Joe Quesada, Jim lee Karaoke

Thu, November 20th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

Comic Books
Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer/Publisher

Official Press Release

The professional community is having a blast raising money to benefit

the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at this weekend's Wizard World

convention in Texas. The big fun is on Saturday when the lucky

bidder on the CBLDF's eBay auction will have the chance to have a

mano a mano lunch with Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada. "Joe is

very generous with his time for the Fund," CBLDF Director Charles

Brownstein says. "At Wizard World he offered up an hour of his time

to have lunch with one very determined couple who bid $1,500 for the

chance. This time we're opening up the bidding to the world online

with an eBay auction closing on Wednesday night so folks can plan to

meet this dynamic industry leader." Bid now.

On Saturday night it's Jim Lee's Twisted Karaoke, which will feature

the vocal stylings of DC Comics Director of Sales Bob Wayne &

friends. Lee challenged Wayne, a Texas native, to do a karaoke event

to benefit the CBLDF. Never one to back down from a challenge, he's

putting up in Texas on Saturday night. Joe Quesada, JG Jones, and

others will be taking their turns at the mic, where fans can choose

the song for $5 and make them stop for $10. The Fund will also be

auctioning off original art and rare books at this unique Wizard

World event.

Finally on Sunday morning Jim Lee and a cast of top artists will be

participating in the Wizard World Sketch Duel. In one hour the

artists will be jamming on original art to be auctioned off to

benefit the Fund. "These are a lot of fun," Brownstein tells

Newsarama. "First of all, Jim Lee always gives 110%; in Chicago

someone challenged him to draw Superman and Beppo the Super-Monkey

saving the city of Chicago. It was a joke, but Jim turned in a

detailed Chicago skyline from memory, delivering one of the most

impressive pieces of art I've seen all year."

"It's weekends like Wizard World that make heading the Fund so

enjoyable," Brownstein says. "It's a creative team effort that draws

on the ideas, talent, and time of our industry's brightest minds.

This weekend's events are all going to be a lot of fun and they

really showcase just how willing the professional community is to get

behind the Fund and give back to the fans. I can't wait to see how

it all turns out."

Come see the CBLDF at this weekend's WizardWorld Texas and join the

fun! For more information visit www.wizardconventions.com

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