Continuing our look at who’s doing what at this weekend’s New York Comicon, The Comic Book Legal Defense will have many fundraising actvities:

This weekend the New York Comic Con opens at the Javits Center, and the CBLDF is proud to announce a broad variety of fundraisers where you can win original art, rare comics, toys, anime and much more by supporting the Fund!

First up is the CBLDF’s Official New York Comic Con Raffle, where you can win original art by Jeff Smith, anime from ADV and Funimation, a full set of Spawn 30 Action Figures signed by Todd McFarlane, a set of signed, exclusive Top Cow comics, a set of Marvel busts from Diamond Select, High Grade CGC Marvel Comics, DC RRP edition comics, including Sandman #50 signed by Neil Gaiman, and much, much more. Raffle tickets are available for a $1 donation to the Fund, winners must claim their prizes at the end of each convention day. The raffle will run throughout the show in the main lobby, and at the CBLDF booth, #102 in the main hall.

Then on Saturday, at 11:30 AM, it’s the CBLDF Live Art Jam & Auction. Jeff Smith, Amanda Conner, Rick Veitch, and special guests will be drawing your favorite characters and auctioning off the original art to benefit the Fund. The Fund will also be dipping into its auction archive to offer original art and rare signed comics from Frank Miller, Jim Lee, Brad Meltzer, and more!

Throughout the show, the Fund is also offering official New York Comic-Con CBLDF Sketch Cards, where your donation gets you an original sketch from participating CBLDF supporting artists. Sketch cards will be available for: Bernard Chang, Sanford Greene, Dale Eaglesham, Mike Lilly, John Paul Leon, Paulo Rivera, Todd Nauck, Mike Huddleston, Andy MacDonald, Jeremy Haun, Robbi Rodriguez, Khary Randolph, Gene Ha, Mike Oeming, and Craig Rousseau from the CBLDF booth. Some quantities of sketch cards are limited, so get yours early!

While you’re at the booth, be sure the check out the Fund’s great premiums including T-Shirts, signed comics & graphic novels, signed art prints, and much more with all the proceed supporting the CBLDF’s work to defend free speech for comics!

New York Comic Con opens to the public this Friday at 4:00 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, and closes on Sunday. For more information visit

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. For additional information, donations, and other inquiries call 800-99-CBLDF or visit