San Francisco, California
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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!
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 below 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! (Remote bidding instructions follow the list of pieces.)
The CBLDF Live Art Auction is sponsored in part by TFAW.com. The auction kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and continues until 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at the Sapphire Ballroom CD, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.
If you are unavailable for the live auction, but still interested in bidding, please send a list of the pieces you are interested in with the HIGHEST donation you would be willing to bid. If the high bid on the auction floor is below your highest bid, your final bid will be 10% higher than the last highest bid on the floor.
Your bids should be delivered to Betsy Gomez (firstname.lastname@example.org) by MIDNIGHT PACIFIC TIME July 19th to be eligible. You will be contacted immediately after the auction with any winning bids.
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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. The CBLDF provides legal referrals, representation, advice, assistance, and education in furtherance of these goals.We help individuals and businesses who are being criminally prosecuted because of the comic books they read, make, buy, or sell. We help creators who are being attacked in cases where their work is clearly protected as parody or fair use. We help libraries gather resources to defend graphic novel challenges. We are the first line of defense when authorities intimidate individuals or businesses about the comics they read, make, buy or sell. Often a letter or phone call from the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s lawyers will end a case before it starts.