Tonight is the Night

San Diego, July 23 — Tonight is the night.

The CBLDF Art Auction will be returning to the Hilton Bayfront in Sapphire AB tonight Saturday, July 23, from 8pm–10pm! Check-in for auction paddles will begin at 7:30.

All of the original comic art previously announced for auction will be up for bid, including those items for which bidding started at our party and silent auction on Thursday, along with additional artworks by Frank Miller, David Finch, Bill Sienkiewicz, and a special Sandman piece by Jim Lee and signed by Neil Gaiman.

A gallery of the pieces up for auction can be found here.

The event free and is open to all — you do not need a Con badge to attend!

CBLDF has also extended online bidding. To participate in the auction remotely, send your bid to with the following information:

phone number
item number
artist name(s)
HIGHEST donation you would be willing to bid

Don’t forget to put [AUCTION] in the subject line.

If the high bid on the auction floor is below your highest bid, your final bid will be 10% higher than the last highest bid on the floor up to the amount of your highest bid. All bids must be delivered to by 6:00 pm PACIFIC July 23 to be eligible. We will contact you immediately after the auction with any winning bids.

Thank you again for your understanding about the changes in date that we made out of respect for the union and hotel negotiation process — we appreciate your support!