Media Release — On Saturday, April 17, Neil Gaiman will be giving his only reading in 2010 to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)! To commemorate this extraordinary event, Tony Harris, the award-winning artist of STARMAN, EX MACHINA, and WAR HEROES has illustrated an all-new print based on the unpublished poem “In Relig Oran,” which Gaiman will premiere for the first time at “An Evening With Neil Gaiman!” While the text of the poem is top secret, a sneak peek of the art for this gorgeous 11″ x 20″ full color print is available here! Tony Harris will also be appearing at C2E2 in support of the CBLDF, appearing at the Fund’s booth to sign copies of “In Relig Oran” and his graphic novels.
The last time Neil Gaiman performed theatrical readings was ten years ago on the “Last Angel Tour.” On that tour, he crisscrossed the country, giving sold-out readings of stories and poems, both new material and beloved tales, in order to draw attention to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. That was ten years ago. In those ten years, Mr. Gaiman’s published such books as American Gods, Coraline, and The Graveyard Book. He’s made movies and operas. He even started keeping a blog. A generation has grown up who have not seen an evening with Neil Gaiman — until now.
For One Night Only. Neil Gaiman. Only for the CBLDF, and only at C2E2!
Pre-sale tickets for An Evening With Neil Gaiman are still available until MONDAY, APRIL 12 for as low as $15 for C2E2 badge holders, but don’t delay — after Monday tickets are only available onsite and prices will be going up! Tickets are available at: http://c2e2.com/en/Events/Neil-Gaiman/
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community.
For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDFor e-mail the CBLDF staff.
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