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CBLDF auction raises $15,000!

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CBLDF auction raises $15,000!

Official Press Release

After four weeks of offerings, the Comicon.com benefit auction for
the CBLDF has raised over $15,000 for this year’s casework. Over 40
pieces of original art and rare merchandise were auctioned during the
event, which was the Fund’s most successful auction initiative of the
year!

“The work that Steve and Rick did made Comicon.com the Fund’s best
earning convention of the year,” observed CBLDF Director Charles
Brownstein. “Because of their effort and the concurrent Jim Lee and
Mile High auctions, the Fund should be able to pay off its
outstanding legal debt for the year. Considering that we’ve spent
over $50,000 on attorneys this year alone, that’s quite a feat.”

Comicon.com founders Rick Veitch and Steve Conley were ecstatic about
the auction’s results. “Steve and I are thrilled that people were so
generous during the auction,” Veitch says. “We pulled this auction
together to help the Fund out in a time where it needs every dollar
to take the Texas case to the Supreme Court and to pay for the King
VelVeeda defense. We’re glad that the Comicon.com community was able
to make a difference.”

Veitch and Conley aren’t content to rest on the well-deserved laurels
of this auction: they’re already planning one for next year. Veitch
reveals, “When the idea for this auction hit, Charles told me that
even in a slow year the Fund pays at least $25,000 in legal bills for
its retained counsel. Next year they’ll be paying more fees to take
the Castillo case to the Supreme Court, not to mention the bills that
could come if the Fund is needed on a new case. The goal of this
auction was to help build the Fund’s War Chest, and we won’t stop
until we’re able to accomplish that.”

ITEM! CBLDF Christmas Auction

The Fund has gone into its vaults to select some great items to put
up on auction this week. If you’re looking for one more chance
to make a tax-deductible donation this year, this week’s Fund
auction is a great opportunity. Items available until Saturday
include “Notes Towards a Vegetable Theology,” Neil Gaiman’s
unpublished bible for DC’s supernatural line; “Miracleman Book 3,
Chapter 1” script by Alan Moore; Four limited edition Sin City prints
by Frank Miller; and a six volume Bone book set signed by Jeff
Smith. These items and more are available until Saturday. Your
winning bid is a tax-deductible donation to the CBLDF. Put that
Christmas gift money to good use and give something to yourself and
to comics to end your year on the right note.

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