We are in the throes of post-convention decompression, here at the CBLDF offices. Every convention is exciting, but the hometown show seems particularly eventful. We spent all three days on the floor at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center (mere blocks from our offices), surrounded by displays and friends from IDW, Top Shelf, First Second, and Archie Comics… and those were just the booths we could see across the aisles! The entire convention center, from Artist Alley to Retail Row, was filled with Fund supporters and partners, and it’s always energizing to see so many in the same room, especially if the room is a multi-city-block conventions center.
Directly above us, looking over the show floor, were press booths from friends-of-the-Fund MTV Geek and CBR News, and there are exciting developments in the coming weeks from both of those terrific websites. At the CBLDF booth, we saw a steady flow of current members renewing their memberships, and new members joining up for the first time. With a wide variety of signed books offered as donation premiums, all in all it was a great weekend for the CBLDF, and ultimately, another weekend where the comics community shows their amazing support for Free Speech and the First Amendment.
As great as the weekend was, it would not be possible without the help of our always-appreciated volunteers. Thanks to John, Krista, Christine, Katie, Brett, Elisabeth, Dave, Tricia, and Kirsten. We couldn’t have done it without you!
(Volunteers are always welcome at the CBLDF… for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)