by Elisabeth@TFAW

Sponsored by Image Comics, ComicBookResources.Com, and Things From Another World!

You're invited to one of the best parties at SDCC 2009! Kick off Comic-Con with your favorite creators in a celebration of all things comics at the CBLDF's Comic-Con Welcome Party Thursday, July 26 at the Westgate Hotel in downtown San Diego. It's sponsored by Image Comics, Comic Book Resources, and Things From Another World, with contributions from Cartoon Books, Top Cow, Eva Ink, and The Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, so it's guaranteed to be an excellent time.

Join top artists for a night under the stars, where you'll enjoy top-notch food & drink, witness a fabulous Live Art Jam, and preview the astonishing original art from TFAW's CBLDF auction. The CBLDF Welcome Party starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday July 23. Admission is a $5 donation for CBLDF Members, and $10 and up for non-members. The first 100 attendees will receive a gift bag that includes comics from our sponsors and a gift certificate from Things From Another World!

Enjoy free gourmet bites, a cash bar, and the company of comics' greatest creators. Confirmed guests include: Gabriel Bá, Fábio Moon, Joshua Dysart, Jill Thompson, Terry Moore, Tim Seeley, Jeffrey Brown, Joe Casey, Phil Hester, Erik Larsen, Steve Leiber, and Steven T. Seagle, with many more to come! Come out and raise a toast to comics and the First Amendment with your friends at the CBLDF!

Where: The Westgate Hotel, 1055 2nd Ave, San Diego, CA (2nd & Broadway)
When: Thursday July 23, 7:30 to 11:00 p.m.
How Much: $5/CBLDF members, $10 and up, non-members

We'll be there–how about you? Post your comments below!