Comic Book Legal Defense Fund At SDCC 2013: Exclusives, Auction, Party, Programming & More

Next week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund team touches down in San Diego for Comic-Con, where they'll be unleashing a mammoth array of items and events for loyal supporters! Support the Fund by stopping by the Thursday night Welcome Party and Saturday night auction! Pick up exclusive covers and our brand new "Bill Gaines Was Right" t-shirt at booth 1920! See one of our seven incredible new programs! Read on for details about all of this and more that's in store for CBLDF's 2013 presence at San Diego Comic-Con!

Exclusive Adventure Time and Quantum & Woody Variants Top CBLDF's Awesome Debut Premiums!
Next week, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund arrives in San Diego for Comic-Con International with a great assortment of exciting new fundraising premiums, including CBLDF Exclusive variants of new Adventure Time & Quantum and Woody comics, and the brand new "Bill Gaines Was Right" t-shirt!

CBLDF's Comic-Con Welcome Party, Sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly!
Start your Comic-Con with the greatest stars in comics at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund's Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology, and Aces Weekly, with special gallery displays from and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 18, at the Westgate Hotel, when CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives!

CBLDF Auction — Items from Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard & More! Introduced by Cory Doctorow!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund hosts its biggest auction of the year at Comic-Con — the CBLDF Live Art Auction, happening on Saturday, July 20! Author and activist Cory Doctorow kicks off this year's auction with a special introduction. Then, the bidding for a treasure trove of fantastic original art begins! Register here for your bidder number to join the fun!

The CBLDF Live Art Auction is your chance to take home pieces by luminaries such as Jim Lee, Neil Gaiman, Charlie Adlard, Jock, Yoshitaka Amano, Jill Thompson, Jeffrey Brown, Alan Moore, Paul Pope, Cliff Chiang, Jonathan Case, Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, and dozens more! The embedded slide show and list in the link reveal many of the pieces being auctioned so far. But more art will be added up until the auction begins, including a set of pieces curated by Geoff Johns! YOU DO NOT NEED A COMIC CON BADGE TO ATTEND! (Follow link for auction list and images)

The CBLDF Panels!
Comic-Con International: San Diego is just around the corner, and CBLDF is ready to lay down some education! SDCC 2013 marks the premiere of Comics on Trial, CBLDF's new three-part history of comics censorship, as well as panels on banned comics, using comics to raise a reader, and protecting manga! Don't forget our ever-popular live art jam! Follow the link for the full details!

CBLDF Hosts Signings at Booth 1920!
Comic Con International is a busy week for the CBLDF. Aside from the excellent programs, panels, and evening events we have going on, we will also be hosting a full slate of signings and booth appearances. Please stop by and say “hi” throughout the weekend; everyone appearing in our booth is braving the massive crowds to help support the Fund, and we are happy to have them. Click through for schedule information for signings by Chip Kidd, Anne Ishii, Jennifer L. Holm, Raina Telgemeier, Lee Moyer, James Asmus & more!

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