files/pictures/picture-35.jpg* Sunday, April 9 - Sunday, April 16, 2000. Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Comic book fans can hobnob with the best in the business on a 7 day/7 night
cruise benefiting the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit
organization protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics community.
The "Making WAVES" cruise will stop at three Mexican ports -- Puerto
Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Mazatlan. The event will feature week-long
programming including: cocktail parties, slide shows, panel discussions,
Q&A sessions, writer seminars, chalktalks, dinner parties and much more.
Prices include food, room service, accommodation and tips. Several
accommodations are offered from luxury suites to "starving artist" rates.
Comic book artists present on the cruise will include Neil Gaiman, Will
Eisner, Kurt Busiek, Dan Clowes, Jeff Smith, Jules Feiffer, Frank Miller,
P. Craig Russell and many more. For a full color brochure call the Cruise
Authority at (800) 448-1830. For comic-related information contact the
CBLDF at (800) 992-2533 or The Comics Journal at (800) 657-1100.
To learn more about this worthy cause read Susan Alston's
on the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund
in Animation World Magazine.