With many months still to go until showtime, the Small Press Expo (that’s us) has posted their initial list of attending creators. This list is expected to grow over the summer as special guests are announced and table rosters are fleshed out.
By mid-September expectations are high that the number of exhibiting creators will top 700, making SPX easily the largest single gathering of independent comics talent in the country.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, SPX has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The 2013 event had doubled in size from just two years previous. For 2014, SPX moved to a new registration system that combined a table lottery with invitations to long time attending creators, as well as their usual array of special guests.
All in all the new system was successful. Or, in the very least, avoided the full china syndrome tablegeddon meltdown that accompanied last year’s first foray into online registration.
Table numbers and final layout will be added as showtime approaches. For now, check out that list!