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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

Official Press Release

Industry Rallies Behind CBLDF At Wizard World Chicago Auction

Join Kevin Smith, Jim Lee, Joe Quesada, Gareb Shamus, and more of the
comics industry’s best and brightest by coming out to support the
CBLDF’s defense of Gordon Lee at this Friday’s Wizard World benefit auction party. Sponsored by Wizard, the Fund’s auction
party gathers top pros and Fund supporters for an evening of mixing,
mingling, and bidding on a variety of fantastic items benefiting the
Fund’s current casework. The auction will be on Friday night at
Wizard World Chicago, with a preview starting at 8:00 PM, and the
auction starting at 8:30. The auction will be at the Hyatt Regency in
Rosemont 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 Swim
collectible courtesy of Palisades.

The auction will be hosted by Wizard to benefit the Fund, and include
guest auctioneers Smith, Shamus, Quesada, and Lee putting dozens of cool items up on the block to benefit the Fund’s casework. Items
including ultra-rare Marvel Knights collectibles; a one-of-a-kind 8
volume 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, and
much more. Not content with all the cool stuff being auctioned,
DC’s editorial honcho Dan DiDio is putting himself on the block
for 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 coming

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

CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein says, “Wizard has been
fantastically supportive of the Fund for years, and when they heard
about the case we’re working on went straight to work on making this extraordinary event. It’s been great to see them taking the
lead to get so many industry players involved in making a difference
on 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 are
proud to do our part in supporting the very important work that they
do on everyone’s behalf. We hope to make a big difference in
their current case by sponsoring this excellent auction party.”

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

CBLDF by e-mailing

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. Donations and
inquiries should be directed to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at
271 Madison Avenue, Suite 1400 New York, NY 10016

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