This weekend, CBLDF head’s to the West Coast for WonderCon! WonderCon takes place in the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802) April 18 – 20, 2014.
CBLDF will be at booth #509 with a scarce few copies of our variant of STARLIGHT #1, which debuted in the UK, and makes its first stateside appearance here. We’ll also have preview copies of our LIBERTY HC, as well as the wide range of graphic novels signed by your favorite creators you’ve come to expect from CBLDF! While there, we’ll also be presenting three panels about the sixtieth anniversary of the Comics Code! Come out and support free speech with the CBLDF at WonderCon Anaheim!
Friday, April 18 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. • Room 208
60 years ago this month, comics were put on trial in a nationally televised Senate subcommittee hearing that had shattering repercussions for this great American art form. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund presents the shocking history of moral panic that led to this historic hearing and the birth of the Comics Code Authority, which regulated the medium’s content for more than 50 years. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the tale at this CBLDF presentation.
Saturday, April 19 • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. • Room 203
For more than 50 years, American comic books were subject to the censorship of the Comics Code, a system born from a time when comics were burned in the streets and blamed for all of society’s ills. Though the Code is gone, its influence remains. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund gathers top storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions. Join Marv Wolfman and others for this panel moderated by Charles Brownstein.
Sunday, April 20 • 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. • Room 208
Top creators Terry Moore and others will create live art before your eyes. The only rule is that it would have been forbidden by the Comics Code! Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Don’t miss your chance to support the fight for the right to read, this weekend at WonderCon Anaheim! Visit CBLDF at booth #509!