CBLDF Rocks Out at Comicpalooza This Weekend!


If you’re in the Houston, Texas, area this Memorial Day weekend, don’t miss CBLDF at Comicpalooza! We’ll be set up at booth #505 May 22 – 25 with signed premiums, membership goodies, and more to support our work fighting for the right to free speech! We’ll also have several silent auction items on display at booth #505, where we’ll be taking bids through close of show Sunday.

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein will be on hand to present the following panels:

CBLDF Presents: Comics on Trial
Friday, May 22 • 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. • Rm 04 – 350F
CBLDF proudly debuts Comics on Trial-a new lecture series covering the history of comics censorship and the court cases that changed the medium. Witness how comics were under attack from the very beginning! . Learn the true story of how retailers have been prosecuted for selling comics and how their struggle changed the face of the medium. In the conclusion of CBLDF’s Comics on Trial series, learn about the disturbing current battleground where individuals are being prosecuted for the ideas they draw and read.

Boned: Fun with Jeff Smith and Cartoon Books  
Sunday, May 24 • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. • Rm 27 – 362B
Jeff Smith will discuss his career past, present and future and answer questions from the audience. Moderated by Charles Brownstein.

Finally, Sunday evening will find creators, fans, and more at the best party of the show, the CBLDF Mixer and Fundraiser! More details:

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Mixer & Fundraiser
Sunday, May 24 • 8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
$10 donation at the door requested, all other donations welcome

The Comicpalooza staff would like to welcome you to Houston and let you know that we look forward to having you as one of our guests for 2015. Whether you are staying with us for one afternoon for the entirety of the convention, we want you to know that your experience is one of the biggest priorities for both our staff and our volunteers.

As a comic-book convention, another of our priorities is to make sure that artists, no matter the medium, have a safe place to display their artwork. We take pride in providing a venue in which they are able to share their passion and creativity with those who have a true appreciation for it.

This year we have chosen to go a step farther by combining our efforts with those of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF).  This organization is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of the comic’s medium. CBLDF works independently and with coalitions to fight unconstitutional legislation that would affect how comics are made and distributed and we want to help! $10 donation at the door requested, all other donations welcome. Unlimited bar access. All Proceeds go to Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Don’t miss CBLDF this weekend at Compicpalooza in Houston, Texas (George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas)! We’ll have signed books, prints, a silent auction and more at booth #505!