The SPX 2020 Lottery is now open! SPX will be held September 12 to September 13 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center (same place as always).
Head here to apply. A few things to keep in mind:
Applications are due April 3rd at 5pm EST and will not be accepted afterwards
We will not be picking the randomized lottery winners until after all applications have been received; this means there is no benefit to applying early or late (except maybe peace of mind).
In light of COVID-19, we will not be asking for any payment until late May/early June and applying to the lottery is completely non-binding. If you are selected or placed on the waitlist expect more communication from us as we get closer to the date.
You can only apply for the lottery once, and multiple entries will result in being removed from the lottery pool (unless you email us and tell us you accidentally clicked twice or something, we do have a heart!).
While we allow table sharing, there is a limit of two people per half table without approval, so be aware of that when requesting a full or half table. The hotel has a hard occupancy cap on the hall and if everyone tries to fit 8 people at a table, we'll exceed it.
We will be checking to make sure you make or publish comics, so if you're exclusively an illustrator, novelist, cosplayer or anime figure retailer (we get them) we reserve the right to remove you from the pool. With this in mind we will be collecting direct links to your work so please have a sample of it available somewhere on the internet.