This Weekend’s SpringCon Charity Auction Benefits CBLDF

May 17, 2012
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SpringCon, the annual comic book celebration produced by the Midwest Comic Book Association, takes place this weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minnesota. This amazing event takes place May 19 – 20 and gathers hundreds of creators and many more fans for a comic marketplace, programs, and a huge charity auction. This year’s charity auction takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20, and all of the proceeds will be split between the Minnesota Lupus Foundation and CBLDF! In addition, the CBLDF will be there with a booth headed up by a local volunteer team lead by Minneapolis College of Art and Design’s Diana Green!

“Year after year, Nick Postiglione with Source Comics and Games and the MCBA are some of the most generous contributors to the CBLDF,” says CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “They’re a terrific organization that is a model of local effort to support creativity and fandom in the immediate community.  Likewise, their support of CBLDF makes an important difference on our work. This year’s support will help us contribute to the legal bills of their Minneapolis-St. Paul resident Ryan Matheson, who courageously fought Canada Customs when they wrongly accused him of criminal behavior for the comics he carried.  We’re grateful to the terrific community in the Twin Cities and to the MCBA for their continued support of our important work.”

The MCBA website has all the details on the auction:

One of the premiere events at SpringCon! Our 24th annual charity auction takes place on Sunday May 20 at 2:30PM in the Guest Creator Panel Room! This is a live auction that is basically fun, extremely exciting and easy to participate in! 100% of all proceeds will be split between the Minnesota Lupus Foundation – www.lupusmn.org and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund – www.cbldf.orgSpecial items this year include a huge selection of original art, sketches, original posters and a wide variety of other unusual & esoteric comic book & related collectible & items. This event is FREE and everyone is welcome to participate! On behalf of the charities we accept cash, checks and all credit cards! Don’t miss this one!

If you’re in the area, be sure to check out SpringCon and the MCBA Charity Art & Collectibles Auction, this weekend in St. Paul, Minnesota! Please support CBLDF’s important First Amendment work by bidding generously!