Thursday, January 03, 2008

Oct 4-5: Small Press Expo

Announcing Small Press Expo (SPX) To Be Held October 4th and 5th, 2008

For Immediate Release
Contact: Warren Bernard
Phone: 301-537-4615

Bethesda, Maryland; January 3, 2008 - Small Press Expo announces that its yearly festival of alternative comics, graphic novels and political cartoonists will be held Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th, 2008. The Expo will be once again be held at the Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center, where we are pleased to announce that the 2009 Small Press Expo will also be held.

By popular demand, SPX 2008 is shifting its exhibition hours to a Saturday-and-Sunday show. The show will be open to the public Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday from noon to 6:00 pm. Admission prices remain the same they have been for the last few years at $8/day, $15 for both days.

"The show has grown over the years to the point where we really need both days of the weekend to let exhibitors sell their comics," said Executive Director Karon Flage. "This makes it easier for attendees to come to the show and see what all of our creators and publishers have to offer."

Exhibitor registration is now open through the SPX web site at, where registration forms and guidelines can now be downloaded.

More information on guests, panels and other SPX information will become available in the succeeding weeks.

For further information, please contact Warren Bernard at

SPX, a non-profit organization, brings together more than 300 artists and publishers to meet their readers, booksellers and distributors each year. Graphic novels, political cartoon books and alternative comics will all be on display and for sale by their authors and illustrators.

SPX culminates with the presentation of the 12th Annual Ignatz Awards for outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. The Ignatz is the first Festival Prize in the US comic book industry, with winners chosen by balloting during the SPX.

1 comment:

Matt D. said...

I wish they'd bring back the SPX anthology. It was one of the highlights of the show for me.