SPX 2012 – September 15-16


Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Open to the public Saturday and Sunday, September 15 and 16, 2012.

Saturday, September 15: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 16: noon – 6:00 pm

One day memberships: $10.00
Weekend memberships: $15.00

Collected at the door the day of the show

If you did not participate in the past, whether as a fan or an exhibitor, you missed a lot—don’t be left out in 2012. 2011 was another terrific year for the show. Attendance was over 3,000 attendees and exhibitors, along with dozens of printers, distributors, retailers, and other industry professionals.
There were over 450 people registered as exhibitors and we sold over 170 exhibitor tables. SPX has a unique format of only selling exhibitor space to independent publishers and not to retailers. This provides a very intimate and friendly atmosphere for our creators and fans to mingle. At the same time, there’s a wide array of programming for all to enjoy.

Special Guests

Each year welcome some of the best talent in independent comics to the SPX festival. In addition to the hundreds of exhibitors on the show floor, we’re thrilled to have these special guests joining us in September:

Daniel Clowes


Chris Ware



Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez


About SPX

The Small Press Expo (SPX) is a registered 501(c)(3) that was created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not normally accessible through normal commercial channels. SPX sponsors a number of events and charitable initiatives, including:


SPX is run by the following people:

Warren Bernard, Executive Director
Kevin Panetta, Assistant Director
Michael Thomas, Director of Digital Strategy
Eden Miller, Ignatz Coordinator
Nate McNeil, Volunteer Coordinator
Bill Kartalopoulos, Programming Coordinator
Greg Bennett, Steering Committee
Eric Reynolds, Steering Committee
Charles Brownstein, CBLDF


North America's Premier Independent Cartooning and Comic Arts Festival

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