SDCC: You’re Invited To CBLDF’s 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 18, 2011
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Celebrate Comic-Con and the CBLDF’s 25 years of defending comics at the CBLDF 25th Anniversary Welcome Party! Image Comics and Threadless are pulling out all the stops for this year’s party with an astonishing gift bag for the first 200 attendees, stunning raffle gifts, and the launch of the new Threadless Comics Tee: Noir!

Check out the Threadless Live Art Stage, featuring David Hahn (ALL NIGHTER), Jimmie Robinson (BOMB QUEEN, T-RUNT), Anthony Diecidue (MORIARTY), Chris Houghton (REED GUNTHER), Rufus Dayglo (TANK GIRL), Edwin Huang (SKULLKICKERS), Brent Peeples (THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Camilla d’Errico (SKY PIRATES), Joe Eisma (MORNING GLORIES), and Jill Thompson (Beasts of Burden).

Special appearances also expected by: Jhonen Vasquez (Johnny the Homicidal Maniac), Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy), Cliff Chiang (Human Target), Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Becky Cloonan (Demo), Chris Roberson (iZombie), John Layman (CHEW), Poz Lang (MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE), Rick Spears (REPO), Shepherd Hendrix (STAGGER LEE), Scott Tuft (SEVERED), Emi Lenox (EMITOWN), Jim Zubkavich (SKULLKICKERS), Matthew Waite (THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Alex Grecian (PROOF), Charles Soule (27), Brian Posehn (LAST CHRISTMAS), Gerry Duggan (LAST CHRISTMAS), Deborah Vankin (POSEURS), Nick Spencer (MORNING GLORIES), David Hine (BULLETPROOF COFFIN), Tim Seeley (HACK/SLASH), Aubrey Sitterson (THE MISSION), Brandon Seifert (WITCH DOCTOR), Daniel Corey (MORIARTY), Ben McCool (MEMOIR, PIGS), Shane Houghton (REED GUNTHER), D.J. Kirkbride (POPGUN), Joe Keatinge (BRUTAL), Brian Haberlin (DIGITAL ART TUTORIALS), Glen Brunswick (JERSEY GODS), Joshua Hale Fialkov (ECHOES, THE LAST OF THE GREATS), Mink (DUST WARS), Derek McCulloch (PUG, STAGGER LEE), and more!

Garza and Mancat will be spinning records throughout the evening. All this plus a preview of Saturday night’s CBLDF Auction from TFAW.com, and a first look at the exciting CBLDF Liberty Annual 2011!

Come check out The CBLDF 25th Anniversary Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday at the Westgate Hotel, 1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 from 8 PM to 11 PM!

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

ABOUT THREADLESS
We’re awesome people from all over the world who make mind-blowing art. Our process starts when a great idea is born in an artist’s mind. (That could be you, that could even be your grannie!) The artist submits their idea to our site, where our community of 1.5 million debates, discusses, and votes on that idea. If the idea gets a really good score, we make it into a tee, tote, hoody, or tube sock. (That last one isn’t true… yet.) Then, as long as folks keep buying that product, we keep rewarding that artist with loadsa money, prizes, and exposure. So people who buy from us support great artists and their great ideas. Neat, huh? Join us at Threadless.com. Threadless ~ Make Great Together.

ABOUT THINGS FROM ANOTHER WORLD
Founded in 1979, Things From Another World is the premier retailer of comics, toys, collectibles, and pop-culture geek goodness, both in Portland, Oregon and online at http://www.TFAW.com.

ABOUT BONFIRE AGENCY LLC
Bonfire Agency LLC is the marketing community’s first advertising and promotional agency specializing in helping brands reach and deepen connections with highly influential, but difficult to engage, pop culture consumers. This demo, labeled by some as geek or comic culture, is comprised of incredibly passionate, tribe-wired fans of everything from comic books, video games and action films to underground music, sci-fi inspired television and cutting edge adult comedy. Bonfire’s mission is to find ways to build relevant bridges between brands and a diverse audience of consumers that just might become their most effective advocates. The agency was founded in January 2011 by marketing veterans and pop culture specialists Steve Rotterdam (former Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TimeWarner’s DC Comics) and Ed Catto (former Senior Vice President at Ogilvy and Reed Exhibitions). For more information, visit www.BonfireAgency.com.

ABOUT 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.