For more than 25 years, CBLDF has protected comic book stores, artists and readers when authorities work to censor them with intimidation and arrest!New Orleans Comic Con Attendees Can Help Support Comic Books & Creators through the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF)
People who love comics and, let's face it, if you're coming to New Orleans Comic Con there's a good chance you love comics may not know that there are entities trying to limit creators' free speech through censorship.
Enter the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF). For more than 25 years, CBLDF has protected comic book stores, artists and readers when authorities work to censor them with intimidation and arrest.
CBLDF, which protects the First Amendment rights of the comic book art form, is coming to Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con. CBLDF invites all attendees to visit booth # 806 and support its work on the front lines of the fight against censorship.
CBLDF is supported by the greatest creators in the comics world, including New Orleans Comic Con guests Neil Gaiman, Robert Kirkman, Jim Lee, Frank Miller, and many more. The CBLDF will have a huge array of great items on hand to thank fans for their support, including its famous CBLDF Grab Bag, that includes signed and rare comic books in every single bag.
CBLDF's Executive Director Charles Brownstein will appear at the event. In his 10 years at the helm of the CBLDF, Brownstein has successfully led battles against comics censorship, producing courtroom wins for comic book stores and quashing bad laws in state and federal legislatures that would have affected the medium's First Amendment rights. Brownstein is a noted speaker on the history of comics censorship, and the author of several publications about comics, including The Oddly Compelling Art of Denis Kitchen and Eisner/Miller.
On Friday night, CBLDF invites fans to celebrate the start of Wizard World New Orleans at the CBLDF Welcome Party at Crescent City Comics on Freret. Hosted and sponsored by New Orleans' premiere comic and graphic novel superstore Crescent City Comics, the CBLDF Welcome Party will feature appearances by creators and include raffles for original art and signed books for folks donating to the Fund! Come meet some of the best creators in comics and stand up for the First Amendment at the CBLDF Wizard World New Orleans Welcome Party at Crescent City Comics, 4916 Freret Street. Call the store at 504-891-3796 for more details.
Members of CBLDF can come to the CBLDF booth with their 2011 CBLDF membership card featuring Green Lantern, or sign up at the show for 2012 membership to receive a FREE copy of 24 Hour Comics or 24 Hour Comics All Stars as a special thank you, available while supplies last.
Public or school librarians are welcome to present their business card or other proof of their status as a librarian to receive a FREE reading poster for their libraries, signed by Raina Telgemeier, the creator of SMILE, while supplies last.
For more on CBLDF, visit http://cbldf.org/.
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