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(Lauren Elisabeth / Shutterstock.com) FILE: The San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con in 2014.

Catch Greg’s Talk on Free Speech and Comic Books at Comic-Con

By July 22, 2016

Comic-Con International: San Diego showcases pop culture at the cutting edge of creativity in film, tv, video games and, of course, comic books! This year’s sold-out event, which is expected to draw more than 100,000 attendees to the San Diego Convention Center this weekend, will have one very special, free-speech-minded attendee you won’t want to miss: FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff.

Among the dozens of Comic-Con sessions set to take place this weekend (everything from “Cosplay Makeup 101,” to “Monster Battle Time,” where artists go head-to-head drawing monsters that audience members describe on the spot), the expo has dedicated at least one event to exploring the laws that impact comic books.

On Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on the convention center’s upper level, Greg and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) Executive Director Charles Brownstein will host “CBLDF: Sex, Violence and the Law,” described as “an in-depth look at the legal precedents that have been set that concern free speech and how they impact comics.” More than 100 Comic-Con attendees have already signed up for what should be “a freewheeling discussion and Q&A for creators, fans, and students about what the limits are for free expression in comics.”

If you’ve managed to get your hands on one the hottest tickets in town, you can sign up to attend Greg’s talk at the convention Saturday. If you’re still looking for Comic-Con tickets, the event organizers warn that “obtaining a Comic-Con badge can require the persistence of Superman, the patience of a Watcher, the ingenuity of Tony Stark, and the readiness of Batman.” But don’t fret! Check the event website for up-to-the-minute information and ticket websites like StubHub for last-minute availability.  

Greg hopes to see you there this weekend!