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CBLDF at Wizard World Texas holds lunch with Joe Quesada, Jim lee Karaoke

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CBLDF at Wizard World Texas holds lunch with Joe Quesada, Jim lee Karaoke

Official Press Release

The professional community is having a blast raising money to benefit
the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at this weekend’s Wizard World
convention in Texas. The big fun is on Saturday when the lucky
bidder on the CBLDF’s eBay auction will have the chance to have a
mano a mano lunch with Marvel Editor in Chief Joe Quesada. “Joe is
very generous with his time for the Fund,” CBLDF Director Charles
Brownstein says. “At Wizard World he offered up an hour of his time
to have lunch with one very determined couple who bid $1,500 for the
chance. This time we’re opening up the bidding to the world online
with an eBay auction closing on Wednesday night so folks can plan to
meet this dynamic industry leader.” Bid now.

On Saturday night it’s Jim Lee’s Twisted Karaoke, which will feature
the vocal stylings of DC Comics Director of Sales Bob Wayne &
friends. Lee challenged Wayne, a Texas native, to do a karaoke event
to benefit the CBLDF. Never one to back down from a challenge, he’s
putting up in Texas on Saturday night. Joe Quesada, JG Jones, and
others will be taking their turns at the mic, where fans can choose
the song for $5 and make them stop for $10. The Fund will also be
auctioning off original art and rare books at this unique Wizard
World event.

Finally on Sunday morning Jim Lee and a cast of top artists will be
participating in the Wizard World Sketch Duel. In one hour the
artists will be jamming on original art to be auctioned off to
benefit the Fund. “These are a lot of fun,” Brownstein tells
Newsarama. “First of all, Jim Lee always gives 110%; in Chicago
someone challenged him to draw Superman and Beppo the Super-Monkey
saving the city of Chicago. It was a joke, but Jim turned in a
detailed Chicago skyline from memory, delivering one of the most
impressive pieces of art I’ve seen all year.”

“It’s weekends like Wizard World that make heading the Fund so
enjoyable,” Brownstein says. “It’s a creative team effort that draws
on the ideas, talent, and time of our industry’s brightest minds.
This weekend’s events are all going to be a lot of fun and they
really showcase just how willing the professional community is to get
behind the Fund and give back to the fans. I can’t wait to see how
it all turns out.”

Come see the CBLDF at this weekend’s WizardWorld Texas and join the
fun! For more information visit www.wizardconventions.com

CBLDF at Wizard World Texas holds lunch with Joe Quesada, Jim lee Karaoke
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