This Thursday, CBLDF joins comics fans and creators from around the world in our home base of New York City for New York Comic-Con! October 9-12, you’ll find us at booth #1564 in the Javits Center with exclusive CBLDF merchandise and apparel, signed graphic novels, prints, and more!
CBLDF: The Battle of New York – Creativity, Censorship & the Comics Code
Friday, October 10| 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM | 1A18
60 years ago, the fate of American Comics was determined during televised hearings from a New York City court house. Fredric Wertham of Harlem’s Lafargue Clinic faced off against EC Comics Publisher William Gaines in Senate Subcommittee hearings informed by class, race and moral panic that had shattering repercussions for comics. The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Charles Brownstein presents the shocking history of New York City and the birth of the Comics Code Authority.
CBLDF: Tales from the Code — True Stories of Censorship
Saturday, October 11| 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | 1A18
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 Denny O’Neil, Paul Levitz and other top Storytellers who worked under the Code’s strictures to tell the tales of how its censorship touched their creative visions.
Frank Quitely (Jupiter’s Legacy, All-Star Superman)
Sunday, October 12 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014 Launch Party at JHU Comic Books
Wednesday, October 8 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Calling all dreamers and dancers, wanderers and wonderers, free speakers, and free thinkers: Join CBLDF and a bevy of creator supporters at JHU Comic Books (32 E. 32nd Street, New York City) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, for the launch of CBLDF Liberty Annual 2014!
So many amazing people donated their time and work to Liberty Annual, and the following creators will be on hand to sign from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.:
- Derek Charm (artist, Powerpuff Girls, Super Secret Crisis War)
- Amy Chu (writer, DC Comics / Vertigo / Sensation Comics, Girls Night Out)
- Ryan and Luke Dunlavey (Action Philosophers, G.I. Joe)
- Robin Furth (writer/illustrator, Dark Tower)
- Janet K. Lee (artist, Return of the Dapper Men, Lost Vegas)
Comic Book Legal Defense Fund New York Comic Con Party!
Saturday, October 11 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Tir Na Nog (Times Square, 315 W 39th Street)
Celebrate free speech and help support the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund along with sensational comic creators at the CBLDF New York Comic Con Party, happening Saturday night, October 11, sponsored by comiXology and Dynamite Entertainment!
Open to fans and professionals alike, the party kicks off Saturday, October 11th, 8-10pm at Tir Na Nog (Times Square, 315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018). There will be free food, drinks, and prize giveaways throughout the evening. All donating attendees will also receive a download code for an exclusive Dynamite Comics Bundle, valued at more than $60.00 courtesy of Dynamite Entertainment and comiXology. A suggested $10 admission fee will be collected at the door, with all proceeds benefiting the great work of the CBLDF.
Come mingle with top creators and industry titans including: Garth Ennis (The Boys), John Cassaday (Cover Artist Doc Savage, The Lone Ranger), Howard Chaykin (The Shadow: Midnight in Moscow), Gail Simone (Red Sonja), Greg Pak (Turok: Dinosaur Hunter), Tim Seeley (Evil Ernie), Alex DeCampi (Lady Zorro), Anthony Del Col (Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini), Conor McCreery (Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini), Cory Smith (Captain Victory), Frank J. Barbiere (Solar: Man of The Atom), Frank Tieri (Red Sonja: Black Tower), Fred Van Lente (Magnus Robot Fighter), Joe Harris (Alic Cooper), Michael Moreci (Chaos!), David Walker (Shaft), comiXology co-founders David Steinberger and John D. Roberts and more!