CBLDF celebrates creators at Emerald City Comic Con 2013

by Jeff

CBLDF CBLDF celebrates creators at Emerald City Comic Con 2013Media Release — This coming weekend, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is exited to be exhibiting at one of our favorite shows of the year, EMERALD CITY COMIC CON is Seattle, Washington! Terrific things are happening at the CBLDF booth, #2518, and this is a great opportunity for fans and creators alike to start the year off right by donating to a good cause and joining the fight for free speech.

Aside from a terrific line-up of amazing creators (check out the full signing schedule below), we will have copies of the Nowhere Men #1 LIBERTY VARIANT, which premiered last weekend at Wizard World Portland. This variant edition of the hot new book is extremely limited, and only available through CBLDF.

Also on hand will be our new Member-exclusive shirts, featuring art by Jaime Hernandez. These 2013 Membership incentives are hot off the press, and anyone can join or renew their membership on site, at our booth.

The CBLDF program schedule is incredibly exciting this year, as well. On Saturday, at 12 pm, in room 401, we will present RAISING A READER, hosted by Matt and Jenni Holm (Babymouse, Squish) and featuring Raina Telgemeier, Dave Roman, Gene Ambaum, and CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein. This panel presents a primer on great kids’ comics, how to get kids interested in reading, and how to engage them in comics as they grow. The panelists are some of the greatest and most popular kids cartoonists working today, so this should be informative and entertaining!

On Saturday, at 4 pm, in HALL C, we will be presenting our very popular HISTORY OF CENSORSHIP IN COMICS, a comprehensive slideshow covering the sordid world of artistic suppression in comics, from Fredric Wertham to Zap Comics to present day censorship. This program details how comics were attacked from their inception, how comics have intersected with obscenity laws, why the Fund exists, and our current casework.

All in all, we expect an awesome weekend, and look forward to seeing our supporters in the Pacific Northwest!

Our complete signing schedule is as follows:

Saturday, March 2

12:00 p.m.: Brian Wood (THE MASSIVE, STAR WARS)
1:00 p.m.: Sam Humphries (HIGHER EARTH, THE ULTIMATES)
2:00 p.m.: Eric Stephenson (NOWHERE MEN)
3:00 p.m.: Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)

Sunday, March 3

1:00 p.m.: Sam Humphries (HIGHER EARTH, THE ULTIMATES)
2:00 p.m.: Eric Stephenson (NOWHERE MEN)
3:00 p.m.: Nate Bellegarde (NOWHERE MEN)

Come support CBLDF this weekend at Emerald City Comic-Con, March 1-3, 2013, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle Washington. You’ll find CBLDF exclusives, signed premiums, hot creators, and more at booth #2518!

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