NYCC ’17: You Can Support The CBLDF And Tour The Valiant Offices

by Hannah Means Shannon

Valiant Entertainment and The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund will be partnering at New York Comic Con this week, they’ve announced, in fund-raising for the CBLDF.

They will “offer an exclusive fan experience” that benefits the CBLDF’s important work in protecting the First Amendment and the freedom to read comics.

Running from Thursday, October 5th through Sunday, October 8th,  Valiant is opening the doors of its Midtown Manhattan headquarters to fans who donate in support of the CBLDF’s vitally important cause.

For donations beginning at just $100, qualifying fans can obtain an all-access tour of Valiant HQ, located just steps from New York Comic Con’s central nerve center at the Javits Center, as well as rare and limited-edition Valiant comics and merchandise, the opportunity for one-on-one signings with Valiant creators and staff, and more:

Here’s further information on those tiers:

$100 DONATION – REGULAR TIER

• Tour of Valiant HQ, hosted by Valiant staff
• Valiant/CBLDF Variant Bundle, provided by CBLDF

$150 DONATION – PREMIUM TIER

• Tour of Valiant HQ (capped to five participants), hosted by Valiant staff
• Valiant/CBLDF Variant Bundle, provided by CBLDF
• SECRET WEAPONS #1 Variant Bundle, provided by Valiant Entertainment

$250 DONATION – ULTRA-PREMIUM TIER

• Tour of Valiant HQ (individual tours, limited to five total), hosted by Valiant staff
• Valiant/CBLDF Variant Bundle, provided by CBLDF
• SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 Variant Bundle, provided by Valiant Entertainment
• Sit-down signing (limit 30 minutes per group) with SECRET WEAPONS writer Eric Heisserer and artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin

$300 DONATION – ULTIMATE V.I.P. TIER

• Tour of Valiant HQ (individual tours, limited to three total), hosted by Valiant staff
• Valiant/CBLDF Variant Bundle, provided by CBLDF
• SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 Variant Bundle, provided by Valiant Entertainment
• Sit-down signing (limit 30 per group) with SECRET WEAPONS writer Eric Heisserer and artists Raul Allen and Patricia Martin, plus WAR MOTHER writer Fred Van Lente, Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons, and Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani

Click through the links above to donate and secure your space. Tours and signing times will be assigned for Friday, October 6th or Saturday, October 7th at Valiant’s discretion.

Alex Cox, Deputy Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, says:

Valiant Entertainment has been an active and vital supporter of the CBLDF since they initially burst onto scene, and it’s always great to work with them on fundraising events like this one. They have some of the most dedicated fans in comics, and hopefully this experience will give those fans an inside look at the industry, while also helping us continue our important work, defending Free Expression.

Valiant Entertainment has been a supporter of the CBLDF since 2012 and a Corporate Member of the fund since 2013. In the past four years, Valiant has created exclusive covers annually for Comic-Con International in San Diego by creators such as Erica Henderson, Gilbert Hernandez, Tony Millionaire, and more.

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