Join CBLDF at Comic-Con@Home

Join CBLDF this weekend at Comic-Con@Home. We will be hosting the panel CBLDF: Defending Comics Today, which becomes available to stream starting this Friday, the 23 at 4 pm Pacific. Comic-Con@Home is a great opportunity to scratch your con itch before returning in person to Comic-Con International San Diego in November. The @Home format is a great way to access panels that would normally be available only to those participants who attend in person.

We hope you’ll watch the panel, and we look forward to seeing folks in person soon!

CBLDF: Defending Comics Today

Protecting the intellectual freedom rights of the comics community is no longer just a matter of defending comics retailers who run afoul of local authorities in search of an “easy” obscenity case or writing a letter in defense of a challenged graphic novel. Contemporary attacks on the right to make, publish, sell, and read comics and other expressive content have become legislative, algorithmic, and organized. Moderator Betsy Gomez (CBLDF, Banned Books Week) is joined by Alexis Huddleston (English teacher, Leander Independent School District), and Stephani Bercu (she/her, parent and volunteer) for a discussion about attacks on comics in Leander, Texas, while Jeff Trexler (interim executive director, CBLDF) and Karen Evans (education coordinator, CBLDF) offer perspective on other censorship issues impacting the comics community.

Start time: Jul 23, 2021 4:00 pm Pacific
End time: Jul 23, 2021 5:00 pm Pacific

Watch the event here!