San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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 fromTFAW.com and Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 PM on Thursday, July 18, at the Westgate Hotel, when the CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. You can sign up to become a member here.
Meet Great Creators: Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Confirmed attendees so far this year include John Layman, David Lloyd, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder and Brandon Montclare, Nick Spencer and even more expected to drop in over the course of the night!
Get the Exclusive Goods: The first 300 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive releases from Image Comics. The first 100 attendees will also receive a copy of the rare comiXology variant of Invincible #100!
Smell Awesome at The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Trading Post:BPAL will make their only Comic-Con appearance at the party, setting up a one-night-only display of fragrances, including world premiere fragrances benefiting CBLDF!
Get First Dibs on CBLDF Exclusives: Here's your chance to get copies of the extremely rare CBLDF Liberty variants of Adventure Time #18, with art by Chrystin Garland, or Quantum and Woody #1, with art by Tony Millionaire, only available at Comic-Con!
Preview The Incredible Items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con Auction, Sponsored by TFAW.com: Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, including pieces by Jim Lee, Paul Pope, Jill Thompson, Charlie Adlard, Richard Case, Francesco Francavilla, and many, many more!
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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.