Official Press Release
Next week the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is on the road to San Diego to celebrate the country's largest festival of comics and pop culture. We've lined up a full slate of great premiums and events to raise funds for our important legal work.
CBLDF Welcome Party
Thursday, July 20
1055 2nd Avenue
7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Image Comics, IDW Publishing, SuicideGirls.com, Prism Comics, Diamond Select Toys, and Dark Horse have teamed up to support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund by hosting the Fund's Welcome Party at Comic-Con International!
Mix and mingle with comics brightest stars, and get a chance at winning some great door prizes from our sponsors. You'll also be able to bid on breakfast with Jose Villarrubia or lunch with Paige Braddock, courtesy of Prism Comics.
The first 200 attendees will also receive a fantastic gift bag of great items including Strange Girl #1 and The Last Christmas #1, courtesy of Image Comics; a Free Comic Book Day Stargate Jack O'Neill action figure, courtesy of Diamond Select Toys; a grand opening Charles Schulz Museum logo magnet courtesy of the Charles Schulz Museum and Prism Comics; a variety of cool SuicideGirls.com items; and a graphic novel from IDW.
This gala party will be held at the Westgate Hotel's Terrace Under the Stars on Thursday July 20 from 7:30 PM until 11 PM. The event will be free for card-carrying CBLDF members and open to all others for a suggested $10 - $20 sliding scale donation.
CBLDF Benefit Auction
Saturday, July 22, 7:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 8
Saturday evening, July 22, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will host its annual benefit auction at the San Diego Convention Center. The Fund is offering a legendary selection of great original art, including pieces by Will Eisner, Frank Miller, Jack Davis, Jim Lee, Matt Wagner, Art Spiegelman, and many, many more. Beyond original art, we're also offering rare signed comics, graphic novels, signed scripts and other items. Check out this fantastic selection of one of a kind items, and let the bidding begin! (Can't make it? We're taking sealed bids as well!) View the auction at http://cbldf.safeshopper.com/16/cat16.htm?736
Friday at 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 PT the CBLDF is launching two great auctions on eBay!
LUNCH WITH DAN DiDIO!
Go mano a mano with the mastermind behind the DC Nation in this special benefit auction for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Dan DiDio, DC's Executive Editor, has brought several of this decade's most amazing comics projects to light, including Infinite Crisis and the groundbreaking weekly series 52. Now is your chance to grill him on all things DC if you're the high bidder in this special auction to go to lunch with Dan at Comic-Con in San Diego. The lunch will be on Friday, July 21 at 12:30 PM. The CBLDF will contact the winning bidder with meeting details.
LUNCH WITH TERRY MOORE!
For over a decade, Terry Moore has made you laugh, cry, and swoon over the memorable cast of his comics masterpiece Strangers In Paradise. Now is your chance to go one on one with the man himself if you're the winner of this special Comic Book Legal Defense Fund auction to have lunch with Terry Moore at Comic-Con. The winner of this lunch auction will also receive a sketch from Terry on a CBLDF sketch card! The lunch will be on Sunday, July 23 at 12:00 PM. The CBLDF will contact the winning bidder with meeting details.
Visit the Fund on eBay to bid on these great items! http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZcbldfQQhtZ-1
Nobody beats the CBLDF for great premiums from your favorite creators. At Comic-Con we're releasing an all-new t-shirt by Jeff Smith, plus an array of books and comics signed by creators including Frank Miller, Art Spiegelman, Terry Moore, Garth Ennis, Amanda Conner, Neil Gaiman, and many, many more! Preview the Fund's premiums by clicking here: http://www.cbldf.org/pr/archives/000302.shtml!