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SDCC 2015: CBLDF Programming Schedule

June 30, 2015
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Comic-Con International is just over a week away, and CBLDF is going to be on hand with some spectacular programming in support of our mission to fight for the right to read comics! Don’t forget to add these amazing events to your calendar for the show! TUESDAY An Evening with Raina Telgemeier July 7, 2015…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

June 29, 2015
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CBLDF Joins Coalition Opposed to Disclaimer for College Literature Course

Today, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship to oppose a “disclaimer” on the English 250 syllabus at Crafton Hills College. The college affirmed that it will not be “eradicating” any graphic novels from the course, but it has stated that future syllabi for the graphic novel course include a disclaimer “so students have a…

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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

June 29, 2015
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Start Your SDCC Experience at the CBLDF Welcome Party, Presented by Image Comics & comiXology!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and…

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Expand Your Comics Conversation With the Comic Book Club Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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Learn how to start and make the most of book clubs for comics and graphic novels with the Comic Book Club Handbook, a new resource produced by Comic Book Legal Defense Fund in collaboration with Comic-Con International! Designed for librarians, retailers, and individuals alike, the Comic Book Club Handbook goes inside the how’s and why’s of creating a graphic…

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Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the Latest Edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook!

June 26, 2015
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Today, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to release the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free resource that gives you the scoop about…

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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

June 25, 2015
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Join CBLDF This Weekend in San Francisco for ALA Annual!

Join CBLDF in San Francisco this weekend, June 26 – 29 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 211 with the debut of the 2015 edition of CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook; the second issue of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine; and much more! Join us in the…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 13: Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson

June 24, 2015
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 13: Image Comics Publisher Eric Stephenson

To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #2, we have a special edition of the CBLDF PODCAST! In this episode, CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein speaks to Image Comics Publisher (and author of Nowhere Men and They’re Not Like Us) Eric Stephenson. Topics: being offended, being offensive, bawdy humor, satire, the writing process, Image comics,…

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CBLDF Defender #2 Hits Shelves Today!

June 24, 2015
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the second issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed…

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CBLDF Heads to San Francisco for ALA Annual, June 26 – 29!

June 19, 2015
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CBLDF Heads to San Francisco for ALA Annual, June 26 – 29!

Join CBLDF in San Francisco June 26 – 29 for the American Library Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition! We’ll be at booth 211 with the debut of the 2015 edition of CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook, the second issue of CBLDF Defender, our quarterly news magazine, and much more! Join us in the Gaming &…

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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

June 19, 2015
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ComicMix’s Tweeks Challenge Kids and Parents to Read Challenged Comics This Summer!

Twin tween geeks Maddy and Anya Ernst, aka the Tweeks, just announced their Challenged Graphic Novel Reading Challenge on the ComicMix website, and their summer reading list is chock full of amazing graphic novels that have been attacked by censors! This year’s Banned Books Week will focus on young adult fiction, and YA comics are…

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