CGC join forces with A.C.T.O.R. and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at Wizard World Chicago 2004

Posted: 8/9/2004 by Gemma

SARASOTA, FLA. (August 9, 2004) -- CGC (Comics Guaranty, LLC.), ACTOR (A Commitment To Our Roots) Comic Fund and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) have joined forces at Wizard World Chicago! CGC is proud to announce that they will be hosting two raffles, each for a free CGC express tier submission. All of the proceeds for both raffles will go towards each charity. All you need to do is make a $1 donation to ACTOR and/or Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and you receive a raffle ticket. The winner will be announced on the CGC website (www.cgccomics.com) the week after the convention.

Raffle tickets are available at the ACTOR booth (#127) and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund booth (#122). CGC will be taking submissions and doing on-site grading at booth (#2406).

“To show our thanks for the support the hobby has given CGC over the last few years,” said Steve Borock, CGC President and Primary Grader “as usual, we would like to give something back. This is just one of the ways we feel we can do this. ACTOR is a wonderful charity. Everyone who makes a living off the buying, selling, creating, publishing, or any other facet of comics should pay tribute and help those that came before us.”

“The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has been on the front lines funding the fight against censorship so that we all will be able to continue enjoying our hobby, no matter what comic books we choose to read. We at CGC are happy that we are able to say thank you in this way. I hope everyone donates at least a buck!” Said Paul Litch, CGC senior grader and Modern Age Specialist.

“The folks at CGC have been very supportive of ACTOR since Day One, and it's a pleasure to work with them. It's also nice to be able to give their fine service to someone to a lucky winner at the low cost of a buck,” commented Jim McLauchlin, President of ACTOR.

“Everyone at CGC have always gone above and beyond to support the right causes in comics, and we’re grateful that they’re such generous supporters of the CBLDF and our work. Thanks to their support we’re able to work that much harder defending the Free Speech rights of the comics world.” Fund Director Charles Brownstein said.

Comics Guaranty, LLC (CGC) is an independent member of the Certified Collectibles Group of companies. CGC and our other certification companies have a proven and respected commitment to integrity, accuracy, consistency and impartiality in grading collectibles that has made us the leaders in our fields.

Throughout its existence, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has carried out its mission to protect the First Amendment rights of comics through the generous support of fans and professionals alike. With the support of its members, and the generosity of the community at conventions, through benefit books and other fundraisers, the Fund has led dozens of cases defending the First Amendment rights of the comics field. No media has a more enthusiastic base of support than comics, and the CBLDF is proud to be a key defender of the constitutional rights of this most vital American art form.

ACTOR Comic Fund is the first-ever federally chartered non-profit-organization dedicated strictly to helping comic book industry veterans. Through ACTOR, a safety net is created. Financial Aid is available for comic book creators who may need emergency operations, necessities of life, or sometimes a helping hand back into active works in the comic book industry. It is a chance for us all to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Please visit each booth to help support this wonderful cause!

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For further information about CGC, contact: CGC Customer Service 877-662-6642 www.cgccomics.com

For further information about ACTOR Comic Fund, contact: Janine Bielski 310-286-0758 x440

ACTORcomicfund@aol.com
www.ACTORComicFund.org



For further information about the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund check out: www.cbldf.org




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