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Industry Rallies Behind CBLDF At Wizard World Chicago Auction

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Industry Rallies Behind CBLDF At Wizard World Chicago Auction

Join Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Gareb Shamus, and more of thecomics industry's best and brightest by coming out to support theCBLDF's defense of Gordon Lee at this Friday's Wizard World benefit auction party. Sponsored by Wizard, the Fund's auctionparty gathers top pros and Fund supporters for an evening of mixing,mingling, and bidding on a variety of fantastic items benefiting theFund's current casework. The auction will be on Friday night atWizard World Chicago, with a preview starting at 8:00 PM, and theauction starting at 8:30. The auction will be at the Hyatt Regency inRosemont Ballroom C/D. A $5 donation gets you into the party, and the first 100 people to make a $20 donation will get a limited Adult Swimcollectible courtesy of Palisades.

The auction will be hosted by Wizard to benefit the Fund, and includeguest auctioneers Smith, Shamus, Quesada, and Lee putting dozens of cool items up on the block to benefit the Fund's casework. Itemsincluding ultra-rare Marvel Knights collectibles; a one-of-a-kind 8volume bound hardcover set of Spawn #1 - #96 signed by Todd McFarlane;Identity Crisis #1 RRP edition; original art by Matt Wagner; high grade CGC editions; a MirrorMask script signed by Dave McKean, andmuch more. Not content with all the cool stuff being auctioned,DC's editorial honcho Dan DiDio is putting himself on the blockfor a lunch with the winning bidder at the con! Over 50 items have been donated to the Fund's auction so far, with more still comingin.

A full listing of items for Friday's auction will be posted onwww.cbldf.org and available at the Fund's booth at WizardWorld on Friday morning.

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, "Wizard has beenfantastically supportive of the Fund for years, and when they heardabout the case we're working on went straight to work on making this extraordinary event. It's been great to see them taking thelead to get so many industry players involved in making a differenceon this important case."

Wizard Chairman and CEO Gareb Shamus says, "We've always appreciated what the CBLDF does for the good of our industry and areproud to do our part in supporting the very important work that theydo on everyone's behalf. We hope to make a big difference intheir current case by sponsoring this excellent auction party."

The CBLDF Wizard World auction party will be held on Friday night atthe Hyatt Regency at Rosemont, starting at 8:00 PM in RosemontBallroom C/D. For more information contact Charles Brownstein at the

CBLDF by e-mailingdirector@cbldf.org.

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was founded in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First

Amendment rights for members of the comics community. Donations andinquiries should be directed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400 New York, NY 10016

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