NYCC: CBLDF’s Massive Hometown Showing!

Signings!  Free gifts for members! Charlie Adlard original art raffle! Programming! Friday night rock concert! Discounts at NYC Comic Stores! Grab bags! The best selection of signed comics in the nation!  It’s NYCC weekend, and the CBLDF is bringing out our best to celebrate our hometown show!  Here’s what’s in store at Booth 906 and beyond!

Booth Premiums & Signings!

Visit the CBLDF at booth 906, where we’ll be thanking you for your support with our best selection of premiums this year.  Here’s just a small sampling:

We’ve also got killer signings happening!

Friday: 12:30 – 2:00 PM – Pere Perez & Andres Guinaldo

Sunday: 1:00 – 2:00 Andres Guinaldo & Manuel Garcia

Member Appreciation Rewards!

CBLDF loves our members!  We’re showing our thanks with rewards at the con, and around NYC!

Free Ben Templesmith Print & Convention Kit — Show your current year member card or sign up at the show and we’ll give you a brand new 5 x 7 Ben Templesmith print of our Lady Liberty mascot AND the CBLDF Convention kit with lanyard, sticker, and ribbon!

Charlie Adlard Original Art Raffle — All members joining or renewing at NYCC will be entered into a raffle to win a page of original art by Walking Dead artist Charlie Adlard! Runners up will also receive special gifts, including gift cards from our friends at Midtown Comics!  Current members showing their member cards can enter the raffle for a $5 donation.  Winners will be drawn on Sunday, and need not be present to win!

NYC Member Pass — Experience two of the finest comic stores in the city and get thank you discounts when you show your CBLDF Member Card!

Forbidden Planet — Experience the stunning new location of the Union Square landmark and get 20% off all comics, graphic novels, and manga during NYCC weekend. Forbidden Planet is a pop-culture wonderland, and no NYC visit is complete without a visit.

Desert Island — Brooklyn’s finest boutique for hand crafted art comics encourages CBLDF members to make the short hop to Williamsburg and get 15% off any purchase when showing their CBLDF member card.  Get a free copy of Smoke Signal while you’re there.  A 10 minute train ride on the L to Lorimer Street when you enter at Union Square, by Forbidden Planet.

Rock Comic Con!

On Friday night, ROCK COMIC CON is partnering with the COMIC BOOK LEGAL DEFENSE FUND to create the ultimate Nerd Rock music party experience. ROCK COMIC CON is a perfect place for Heroes, Zombies, Jedi Knights and Fans of all kinds to get their “Nerd” Rock on and help support freedom of speech through the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Don’t miss this fantastic, rocking, fun, colorful and outrageous event taking place at the Rebel-NYC, 251 30th street, New York City, NY 10001 (Betw 7th & 8th Aves) on Friday, Oct 12th. Doors open at 7pm.

TICKETS:  $12 Advance, $15 Door.  Advance tickets are available at

Learn more here!


The History of Comics Censorship
Friday, October 12
, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Location: 1A08

Learn the shocking history of comics censorship and how even today comics and the people who make, sell, and read them are threatened. CBLDF executive director Charles Brownstein tells the sordid tale, from the public book burnings and Senate hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority in the 1950s through the attacks on Underground comix in the 1970s and retailer busts in the 1980s up to modern attacks on readers and artists. This program includes the latest research on comics censorship, including new cases developing this year. Come learn about your rights, and how the CBLDF works to protect them!
The Fight to Defend Manga
Sunday, October 14, 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Location: 1A07Meet the man who stood up to Canada Customs to prove manga is not a crime! Manga is changing the world, with a growing culture of fandom across the globe. While growing in popularity, the medium is also one of the most misunderstood, leading to criminal prosecutions in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. The CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein presents a short history of Manga Censorship in the USA and is joined by Ryan Matheson, who stood up to Canada Customs when they prosecuted him for manga on his computer. Learn first hand what Ryan went through and how you can protect your rights!