CBLDFNews Two Neil Gaiman Events & New BPAL Line


This week Neil Gaiman supports the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at special events in Las Vegas & New York, while our friends at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab launch a new line of fragrances based on The Graveyard Book!


Thursday -- Neil Gaiman Keynote In Las Vegas!


Neil Gaiman will be speaking at the Clark County Library to kick off the Vegas Valley Comic Book Festival. The CBLDF will be on hand with a variety of incredible Neil Gaiman items, including Neverwear apparel and imps of the new Black Phoenix Graveyard Book collection of fragrances. The event opens at 7:00 at the Clark County Library.


Where: Clark County Library
Start time: 7:00 pm
Address: 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
Cost: Free
Age limit: All ages


Saturday -- Sandman Live! in New York!


Tickets are still available for this very special evening of Sandman storytelling! All Attendees will also receive an imp of Eau de Ghoul from Black Phoenix's Graveyard Book Collection!


Veteran voice actor Tom Wayland and others, will read from some of the most politically charged excerpts of THE SANDMAN written by New York Times best-selling author Neil Gaiman, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of THE SANDMAN.


Presented by the CBLDF and Vertigo, Neil Gaiman will be on hand to host this dramatic reading which will be held at the Helen Mills Theater in New York City on Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available for a $50 donation to the CBLDF. Only 100 tickets are available to this special reading event. Reserve your tickets by visiting this link.


THE SANDMAN is a series that is often hailed as one of the finest achievements in graphic storytelling and which Norman Mailer famously praised as, "a comic strip for intellectuals." This very special evening will bring two of the series most beloved stories to life with a multimedia presentation that marries comics and live theater.


About the stories being performed:


Three Septembers & A January, originally published in THE SANDMAN #31 / Trade #6


The story of Joshua Abraham Norton the first, last and only Emperor of the United States of America that incorporates an explanation for his strange career centering on a challenge between Morpheus and Despair.


The Golden Boy, originally published in THE SANDMAN #51-56 / Trade #8


A revival of a 1970s DC character named Prez, it's the story of the US's first teenage president that considers how we view our leaders while they're in office . . . and once they're gone.


SANDMAN Live! will be performed by Wayland with Hilary Thomas, Ollie Wyman, Veronica Taylor, Greg Abbey, and Racheline Maltese, and will include a short Q&A with Neil Gaiman after the reading.


Black Phoenix Launches The Graveyard Book Fragrances


CBLDF partners Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab have just released a new line of fragrances based on Neil Gaiman's latest bestseller The Graveyard Book! This series is based on the characters, locations, and ideas found in the novel.


Fragrances include: Banana Peel In A Graveyard, The Convocation, Eau de Ghoul, Gholheim, The Lady on the Grey, The Macabray, Miss Lupescu, The Owens Tomb, and The Potters Field. Proceeds from every bottle of perfume benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.


Get yours now by visiting: http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/graveyardbook.html



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