Dynamite Entertainment & The Beat kick NYCC off with a big bang on Thursday, October 10! Come join comics’ greatest creators and Be Counted as a member of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Smithfield in the heart of NYC! This party is free for all CBLDF members, and if you join or renew at the event you’ll get in for free and receive special gifts from Dynamite & CBLDF! Donors joining or renewing their CBLDF Membership at the $50 level or higher will receive a free open bar wristband, while supplies last!
Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci says, “New York Comic Con is the east coast home show for many pros, and the home turf of one of the most important organizations in comics — The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. I’m thrilled to welcome all of Dynamite’s friends and fans out to support a cause that’s very important to all of us, as the CBLDF fights to ensure everyone’s freedom to read all comics and graphic novels. This is a great party to come, hang, and donate to to support one of the most worth while causes in comics — the CBLDF. And if you can’t make it, you can still donate via their website, www.cbldf.org. We’ll be showing off new Dynamite creations, and of course toasting all the talented people out for the greatest con in the greatest city in the world!”
“There is nothing The Beat enjoys more than fostering industry communication, unless it’s helping the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund,” said Beat editor-in-chief Heidi MacDonald. “And this event will do both. We hope to see everyone there.”
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the Freedom to Read comics. Right now, they’re holding the 2013 Be Counted member drive, where they’re seeking to sign up 500 new members to help advance their work protecting the First Amendment. When you join the Fund in this campaign, they’ll help schools and libraries in your community by sending them copies of our education resources Raising A Reader or Manga: Introduction, Challenges, & Best Practices — two of their most recent tools for advancing literacy and fighting censorship. In the past year, CBLDF has stood up to dozens of book challenges and worked behind the scenes to stop cases targeting readers and artists from going to court. To learn more about their work, please visit www.cbldf.org
Dynamite Entertainment & The Beat’s NYCC Welcome Party & CBLDF Member Drive
Thursday, October 10, 2013
8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
215 West 28th Street (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)
Free for CBLDF members!
$10 for non-members
$50 donation or membership fee gets open bar wristband from 8-10 while supplies last