Tonight’s the Night! Don’t Miss the Legendary CBLDF Welcome Party!

CBLDF San Diego Comic-Con Welcome Party Invite featuring Mike Allred artMake sure you start off San Diego with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by comiXology and Boom! Studios, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night of amazing creators, astonishing artwork, and outstanding exclusives! RSVP now:

Meet Great Creators! Every year the greatest creators in comics drop in at the CBLDF Welcome Party. Don’t miss your chance to mingle with the industry’s best talent! Confirmed creators so far include: Tim Seeley, C. Spike Trotman, Tyler Jenkins, Kat Leyh, Mike Norton, MK Reed, Tish Doolin, Shawn Kittelsen, Denis Kitchen, Abigail Jill Harding, Boo Cook, Axel Medellin, Megan Kearney, Hope Nicholson, Margaux Saltel, Elsa Charretier, Pierrick Colinet, Kristian Donaldson, Mark Sable, Jen Vaughn, Magdalene Visaggio, Alti Firmansyah, Shannon Wheeler, John Lind, Gideon Kendall, Josh O’Neill, Kel McDonald, Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott and more!

Get Amazing Gifts! The first hundred attendees will get an amazing gift bag that includes a copy of the Grass Kings vol. 1 hardcover, courtesy of Boom! Studios.

Smell Awesome and Fight Censorship With Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab!

At this year’s CBLDF Welcome Party, Los Angeles perfumer Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab will be introducing three new “censored” scents which will be available for one night only. Full descriptions below.

Also available at their table: a dazzling array of products inspired by American Gods, “15 Painted Cards From a Vampire Tarot,” and other Neil Gaiman masterpieces — including atmosphere sprays and hair gloss by Black Phoenix Trading Post. Proceeds from every sale at the Welcome Party will benefit CBLDF!

++ CENSORED 2018
Nothing to see here — just sugar and spice and everything nice! $28 apiece, each presented in a 5ml amber apothecary bottle.

Sugared lemon and sour lime.

Honeyed lavender with Madagascar vanilla and plumeria.

Cacao and vetiver.

Get First Dibs on CBLDF Exclusives! CBLDF has an exclusive assortment of great items promoting intellectual freedom for Comic-Con attendees! We have all-new stickers, patches, and pins that you can get at the party!

Preview the Incredible Items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con Auction! Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, sponsored by IDW Publishing and Splash Page Comic Art! Items include original art by Frank Miller, Charlie Adlard, Wendy PiniGabriel Rodriguez, Gilbert Hernandez, Jeff Smith, and many, many more! Come Saturday to bid on these great pieces and witness live art by V For Vendetta co-creator David Lloyd, sponsored by Aces Weekly!

Come support free speech and experience the best party at Comic-Con during the CBLDF Comic-Con Welcome Party, Thursday, July 19, at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101), from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.! This party is FREE for CBLDF Members. Non-members: Suggested $10 – $20 donation at the door, please. Reserve your ticket now!



About comiXology
ComiXology, an, Inc. subsidiary, is a revolutionary, cloud-based digital comics service. With content from over 125 publishers as well as thousands of independent creators from around the world, comiXology provides an unrivaled library of comic books, graphic novels, manga and bandes dessinées. The company’s first-in-class innovations include the exclusive Guided View technology, which provides an immersive and cinematic reading experience and a monthly subscription service. ComiXology is based in New York City, with operations in Seattle and Los Angeles. For more information visit and follow the company on TwitterFacebook and Tumblr.

About Boom! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios ( generates New York Times best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning comic books and graphic novels. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints: The “Studios” imprint is home to THE WOODS, Grant Morrison’s KLAUS, and BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. Imprint “BOOM! Box” publishes LUMBERJANES, Steve Jackson Games’ MUNCHKIN, and GIANT DAYS. All-Ages imprint “KaBOOM!” publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS; Jim Davis’ GARFIELD; and Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME. And the “Archaia” imprint is home to MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, and numerous Jim Henson Company properties. Since 2013, BOOM! Studios has had a unique first-look feature film relationship with 20th Century Fox and since August 2014 BOOM! has had a similar first-look relationship with Fox’ television studio to develop properties for the small screen. See more at:

About Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
We specialize in formulating body and household blends with a dark, romantic Gothic tone. Our scents run the aesthetic gamut of magickal, pagan and mythological blends, Renaissance, Medieval and Victorian formulas, and horror / Gothic-themed scents. By utilizing our knowledge of homeopathy and aromatherapy, the conceptual theories of hermetic alchemy, and the aesthetic artistry of perfumery, we have mastered the art of encapsulating allegorical ideas into singular olfactory experiences. We are the first of our kind, and have over fifteen years of practical experience in the field. Our expertise shows.  We pride ourselves on the artistry of our products, and our skill in their creation. All of our products are hand-blended here in our laboratory. Integrity and dedication is vitally important to us, and we do our best to provide the best possible product and slavishly good service to all our clients.

About Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a non-profit organization protecting the freedom to read comics! Our work protects readers, creators, librarians, retailers, publishers, and educators who face the threat of censorship. We monitor legislation and challenge laws that would limit the First Amendment. We create resources that promote understanding of comics and the rights our community is guaranteed. Every day we publish news and information about censorship events as they happen. We are partners in the Kids’ Right to Read Project and Banned Books Week. Our expert legal team is available at a moment’s notice to respond to First Amendment emergencies. CBLDF is a lean organization that works hard to protect the rights that our community depends on. For more information, visit