Cory Doctorow & CBLDF Team Up For LITTLE BROTHER’s NY Launch

by Jeff

New York – May 16, 2008 — On May 25 join Cory Doctorow to celebrate the premiere of LITTLE BROTHER, his New York Times Best Selling Young Adult Fiction debut! Cory will present an all-ages reading & Q&A to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund!

Addressing internet and government security, censorship, and civil liberties in a post-9/11 atmosphere, LITTLE BROTHER tackles timely issues while telling a smart, funny, and jam-packed-with-pop culture story.

How young is too young to change the world? Do you know exactly what it means every time you use your credit card, every time you log onto a website, every time you swipe your metro card, every time you walk into a public space do you know who’s watching you? Cory Doctorow explores these questions and more in the novel Neil Gaiman calls “A wonderful, important book,” and Brian K. Vaughan dubs “A worthy younger sibling to Orwell’s 1984.”

Cory Doctorow is an activist, teacher, public speaker, and technology expert. He is a co-editor of Boing Boing.net, one of the most popular blogs in the world and recipient of more than three million unique visitors per month, and a columnist for publications ranging from Information Week to The Guardian.

This CBLDF Benefit event happens on May 25 at Comix in New York City. General admission tickets to the reading are $20 and available at [http://comixny.com/event.aspx?eid=416&sid=1302]. VIP admission is $100, and includes preferred seating, a signed copy of Little Brother, and access to exclusive after party with open beer/wine/soda bar until 8 PM. VIP Tickets are available at [http://store.fastcommerce.com/prod_cbldf-ff80818119f1676e0119f2fbcdc91642.html] Please note, Comix requires a 2 item minimum during this performance.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. The CBLDF provides legal defense on behalf of artists, retailers, and librarians facing criminal and civil prosecution for First Amendment related actions. The Fund also fights unconstitutional legislation that threatens First Amendment rights. Most recently, the CBLDF won a three year legal battle in Georgia, where Gordon Lee, a retailer, faced up to two years in prison for allegedly distributing a comic book containing drawings of Picasso in the nude to a minor. All charges were dismissed, but only after more than three years and $100,000 of CBLDF resources were spent to prove Lee’s innocence..

51DP3KqlRcL._SL160_ Cory Doctorow & CBLDF Team Up For LITTLE BROTHER's NY Launch
Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow

What: Cory Doctorow Reading For CBLDF

When: Sunday, May 25 at 5 PM; VIP After Party at 7 PM

Where: Comix, 353 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014

How Much:
General Admission: $20/advance $25/day of show;
VIP Admission: $100/advance only, includes preferred seating, copy of the book, & After Party with open beer/wine/soda bar

Tickets:

General Admission tickets available at
http://comixny.com/event.aspx?eid=416&sid=1302;

VIP Admission available at
http://store.fastcommerce.com/prod_cbldf-ff80818119f1676e0119f2fbcdc91642.html

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