Support Free Expression at Comic-Con with CBLDF!

July 19, 2019
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The 50th San Diego Comic-Con began Thursday and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has a lot of rewards, exclusives, new programming, and amazing events to give you a chance to join the fight for free expression. Make sure to drop by Booth #1918 and grab a guide to these events, as well as an auction preview, and our Summer Update – all free! Check out this guide to exclusives, programming, signings, and our SDCC favorite  Auction! You won’t want to miss a minute of the fun!

Friday

Pride

12PM - CBLDF: Take PRIDE in Comics - Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can we do to ensure these important books stay on shelves? Join CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers to discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics and ways communities can help overcome them. Join authors Jose Villarrubia, Paige Braddock, and more!

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1PM - CBLDF: Making Great Comics Programs For Schools & Libraries - Energize your community by creating comics events! Join CBLDF Education Coordinator Holly Dotson and a panel of teachers and creators for a vibrant discussion about how to make great programming with comics. Bring your success stories and learn about how to build on them with tips on creating book clubs, workshops, creator events and more! Gene Luen Yang, Jennifer L. Holm, Katherine Keller, moderated by CBLDF Education Coordinator Holly Dotson

 

CBLDF Signings!

Every convention brings new opportunities for creators and fans to get to interact. Signings are the best chance to make sure you meet your favorite artists and writers, and score signed copies of your current or next favorite graphic novel. CBLDF appreciates the support of the professionals and the fans alike, that makes the signings at Booth #1918 so special. Check out this year’s schedule below:

Gabriel Bà & Fàbio Moon Support CBLDF

Friday Signings

1PM – Sina Grace (Iceman, Self-Obsessed, Jugheads Time Police)
2PM – Matt Loux (Time Museum, Sidescrollers)
3PM – Fàbio Moon & Gabriel Bà (Umbrella Academy, De Tales, DayTripper)

Saturday

Perils

12PM - CBLDF: The Perils of Selling Comics - Know your rights! Join CBLDF for this fast-paced overview of the legal rights comic book stores depend upon. Learn the law and your rights, while getting tangible how-to info for managing risk scenarios like police visits, media attacks, and more. A must-attend for current and aspiring comic store staffers and creators alike!

Teaching

1PM - CBLDF: Teaching With Comics!
Comics are more than just great entertainment, they’re an incredible tool for learning. Join creators and teachers and bring your own success stories for a discussion about how comics can be used to engage students in the classroom. Get real-world suggestions for ways to integrate comics in the classroom, to expand on lessons with comic-based activities, and to encourage student participation. Panelists include authors Colleen AF Venable and Matthew Loux, moderated by CBLDF Education Coordinator Holly Dotson

CBLDF Signings!

Every convention brings new opportunities for creators and fans to get to interact. Signings are the best chance to make sure you meet your favorite artists and writers, and score signed copies of your current or next favorite graphic novel. CBLDF appreciates the support of the professionals and the fans alike, that makes the signings at Booth #1918 so special. Check out this year’s schedule below:

Saturday Signings

2PM – Matt Loux (Time Museum, Sidescrollers)
3PM – Fàbio Moon & Gabriel Bà (Umbrella Academy, De Tales, DayTripper)

CBLDF Auction

8PM - CBLDF Live Art Auction
Support CBLDF’s important work by bidding on original art by amazing creators at CBLDF’s Live Art Auction, presented by IDW Publishing and Splash Page Comic Art. Includes original art from Charlie Adlard, Sam Kieth, Terry Moore, J. O’Barr, Walter Simonson, Jeff Smith, Gabriel Rodriguez, and many more, plus scripts, prints and memorabilia and more! For the full auction list, bidder registration and more, please visit CBLDF Booth 1918 or cbldf.org for a complete list. You do not need a badge to attend this event!

 

Sunday

Live Art Draft

12:15PM – Room 5AB – CBLDF: Live Art Jam - Celebrate 50 Years of Comic-Con by seeing art made right before your eyes! The CBLDF Live Art Jam brings together a panel of comics artists who will create art live, while sharing their favorite Comic-Con memories. Bid on the pieces created here to support CBLDF’s important work protecting comics’ First Amendment rights!

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