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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

October 23, 2014
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Coalition Urges North Carolina High School to Reverse Cancellation of Play

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship and other advocates to protest the cancellation of a play at Maiden High School in North Carolina. The play, Almost, Maine, drew the ire of local churches because it features a same-sex couple. Principal Rob Bliss cancelled the play, claiming that he did so because of “sexually-explicit overtones…

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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

October 20, 2014
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Banned Books Week in Review: A Google Hangout

At 12:00 p.m. EDT (9:00 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, October 22, please join the Freedom to Read Foundation and other sponsors of Banned Books Week for a look back at some of the fun, provocative, and engaging events that celebrated our freedom to read! The Google Hangout, an open online event, will be at noon Eastern…

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Retailers: Don’t Miss the Wytches, Multiveristy, and All New Captain America CBLDF Variants!

October 16, 2014
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Retailers: Don’t Miss the Wytches, Multiveristy, and All New Captain America CBLDF Variants!

If you own a comic shop, you have might have customers asking about CBLDF variant covers this week, including a Cliff Chiang cover for Wytches #1. If you are wondering how on earth to acquire such items for your customers (or yourself!), we have an answer for you. Every year, Diamond Comic Distributors runs a membership…

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The Force is Strong in the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF!

October 15, 2014
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The Force is Strong in the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle, Presented by Dark Horse Comics and Benefiting CBLDF!

These are the comics you’re looking for. Humble Bundle and Dark Horse Comics have teamed up to launch the Humble Star Wars Comics Bundle today. Starting at 11 a.m. PDT, fans of the epic sci-fi franchise can pay what they want for up to $190 worth of digital comics, all while supporting a great cause.…

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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

October 14, 2014
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Books and Content Ratings Don’t Mix

When books are challenged in schools and libraries, it’s not uncommon for complainants to invoke content ratings for other media, as in “if this were a movie, it would be rated R.” From there, some parents take what seems to be the logical next step: advocating for comprehensive content ratings for books, as we saw…

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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

October 13, 2014
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CBLDF Protests Proposed Flagging and Rating System in Dallas School System

CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the CBLDF-sponsored Kids’ Right to Read Project in sending a letter to the Highland Park Independent School District in Dallas, Texas. CBLDF joins KRRP in advance of the district’s next school board meeting, during which trustees will likely examine the school system’s book challenge policy. CBLDF joins coalition…

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Facing Off in Jefferson County

October 10, 2014
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Facing Off in Jefferson County

Jefferson County, Colorado, has found itself the unlikely center of a debate over censorship and academic freedom, a fight characterized by some expected — and not so expected — players. On one side, we have a retired history teacher. On the other, we have a vocal group of parents. The sides they picked may come…

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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

October 8, 2014
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CBLDF Celebrates NYCC With Party, Panels, & Frank Quitely!

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! PANELS CBLDF: The Battle of New York…

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Comic Retailers: Join or Renew Now for Awesome 2014 Premiums!

October 8, 2014
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Comic Retailers: Join or Renew Now for Awesome 2014 Premiums!

                  Since the very first days of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, comic shop retailers have proven themselves to be a backbone of our fight for free speech. Comic retailers have unfailingly understood the importance of protecting the rights of artists and collectors alike. They are…

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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

October 4, 2014
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CBLDF Goes APE in San Francisco This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF heads to San Francisco for the Alternative Press Expo, the West Coast’s annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at booth #911! After 11 years at the Concourse, APE is making its triumphant return to the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion on the gorgeous San Francisco…

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