The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will help kick off Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 18 with a welcome party featuring top creators, artwork and exclusive merchandise.
Sponsored by Image Comics, comiXology and Aces Weekly, the event starts at 8 p.m. at the Westgate Hotel (1055 Second Ave., San Diego) with confirmed guests John Layman, David Lloyd, Nick Pitarra, Paul Pope, Amy Reeder, Brandon Montclare and Nick Spencer (with many more expected). Here's a breakdown of some of the party's offerings:
Get the Exclusive Goods: The first 300 attendees will receive a free gift bag, with exclusive releases from Image Comics. The first 100 attendees will also receive a copy of the rare comiXology variant of Invincible #100! RSVP Now to guarantee your gift bag.
Smell Awesome at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Trading Post: BPAL will make their only Comic-Con appearance at the party, setting up a one-night-only display of fragrances, including world premiere fragrances benefiting CBLDF!
Get First Dibs on CBLDF Exclusives: Here’s your chance to get copies of the extremely rare CBLDF Liberty variants of Adventure Time #18, with art by Chrystin Garland, or Quantum and Woody #1, with art by Tony Millionaire, only available at Comic-Con!
Preview the Incredible Items in CBLDF’s Comic-Con Auction, Sponsored by TFAW.com: Get a first look at the amazing original art up for grabs at Saturday’s CBLDF Comic-Con Auction, including pieces by Jim Lee, Paul Pope, Jill Thompson, Charlie Adlard, Richard Case, Francesco Francavilla, and many, many more!
The party, which continues until 11 p.m., is free to CBLDF members. The organization suggests a $10 to $20 donation from non-members. You can RSVP here.