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#458124 - 01/14/01 12:16 PM SPACE 2001
Bob Corby Offline
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Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) Press Release

The second annual Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (SPACE) is scheduled for March 31, 2001. The location is, once again, the Rhodes Center on the grounds of the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio. Over 50 small press, and alternative comic artist, writers, and publishers are expected to attend this year. If you love
comics you should be there. If you haven’t looked at a comics in years you need to see where comics are headed. You will probably be surprised at the variety. There will be something for all age groups. The show opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 6:00 PM. Admission is just $3.00 the day of the show. Tables are $35.00 for an 8 foot table before 2-1-01 nad $40.00 thereafter. Contact: Back Porch Comics c/o Bob Corby 2940 Royalwood Dr. Dublin OH 43017-1904. Back Porch Comics can also be contacted on the Internet at BackPorchC@aol.com or through the website- http://members.aol.com/BobCorby/BackPorchComics.index.html Check it often for updates or send your address to Back Porch Comics and information will be mailed to you as the show progresses.

Scheduled exhibitors to date:
Joe Zabel (Trespassers), Tom Williams (Crash Comics), Richard White (Chronicles of the Sea Dragon, Troubleshooters,Inc.), Rich Watson (Celebrity, Rat, Elbow Room), Henriette Valium (Primitive Cretins, Mother's Heart), Robert K. Ullman (From the Curve), Ray Tomczak (Dr. Bob & Irving), Ben T. Steckler (Get benT, Unshaven Chi, Are You My Dada?), Ian Shires (Dimestore Productions), Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison), Brent Riches (Boreanna, Enigma of the Frozen North, Rev. Riches Tabernacle of Terror), Steven M. Noppenberger (Whistle Blower), Keith Newsome, Shawn Prince, Marcus Rollie, Jamie Snell (Broken Glass Studio), Larry Nibert
(The Ruz), Michael R. Neno (Reactionary Tales, Quaky Pig and Friends), Sean Kelley McKeever (The Waiting Place), Bill Knapp (Faith: A Fable, The Furies), Max Ink (The Bolt, Ameoba Adventures), Illusion Studios Co-Op
(Jonathan Savior, Vistage, Dragonstake,Prime, Major Mogul & Soulwatcher), Shawn Granton (Ten Foot Rule, Modern Industry), Tim Fischer (Space Pilot Girl), Matt Feazell (Cynical Man), Brent Erwin (Mini-Comics Interview, Mini-Comics.com), Kel M. Crum (Cornelia Cartoonz, Ed Thud Comix), Tony Consiglio (Double
Cross), Mike Carroll (Virtual Asthma) , J. Kevin Carrier (Fantasy Theater, Lady Spectra), Pam Bliss (B-36, Dog & Pony Show), Sean Bieri (Jape), Suzanne Baumann (Fridge Magnet Concoctions), Bob Corby (Bunny Blues & Oh,Comics!)


[This message has been edited by Bob Corby (edited 01-19-2001).]

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#458125 - 01/18/01 06:54 PM Re: SPACE 2001
Alex Robinson Offline
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Loc: New York City, NY
The midwest could really use an indy friendly con, and I'm hoping that SPACE will fill the void left by the end of Chicago's ICE shows.
Come one, everyone, let's build us a barn!
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#458126 - 01/30/01 11:42 AM Re: SPACE 2001
Alex Robinson Offline
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Latest word is that Dave Sim will be the big special guest star this year.

Check it out at http://members.aol.com/BackPorchC/space.html




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#458127 - 02/05/01 09:57 AM Re: SPACE 2001
carbknapp Offline
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Registered: 01/14/00
Posts: 24
Loc: Lafayette, IN
I had an email from Bob Corby that stated that Dave Sim would definitely be attending this year's SPACE show. Tell all your friends and let's help make this a really successful show. If you are an indy creator that's been on the fence as to whether or not to attend, by all means go for it. The only way for a show like this to be successful is for the best creators to be exhibiting and the inclusion of Sim goes a long way to legitimizing the SPACE show. Table fees are only $40.00, a real bargain. More details about the show can be had by going to Comicon's home page and scrolling down to the convention listings. This is a show that deserves the attention of anyone calling themselves a fan of comics. No Marvel, no DC, no Image, instead you'll be presented with comics that can be about ANYTHING, not just more flaccid, derivitive, hackneyed superhero books. Sign up today!!

Bill Knapp
Carbon-Based Books www.carbonbasedbooks.com

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#458128 - 02/11/01 11:13 PM Re: SPACE 2001
Alex Robinson Offline
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Registered: 10/24/99
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Loc: New York City, NY
The latest from SPACE headquarters:


Dave Sim and Gerhard, self-publishers of Cerebus, have announced the
inauguration of the Day Prize (the Howard Eugene Day Memorial Prize) named for Sim’s mentor in self-publishing, Howard Eugene (Gene) Day. “Although best remembered for his work on such titles as Master of Kung Fu, Gene was also a dedicated self-publisher of such titles as Dark Fantasy and Out of the Depths,” said Sim. “It is one of my great regrets that he didn’t live long enough to complete his adaptation of Robert E. Howard’s “Pigeons from Hell”, for which he had acquired the rights and which he intended to self-publish.” (Gene Day died of a heart attack in the fall of 1982 at the age of thirty-one).
“Since I enjoyed being in on the ‘ground floor’ at the first A.P.E. show and the
first SPX (now renamed the Small Press Expo), I thought it appropriate to attach the Day Prize to a ‘almost-a -rookie’ small press event,” he added. “In this case, Bob Corby’s SPACE (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) which started last year in Columbus, Ohio.”
All self-published comic books and mini-comics exhibiting at SPACE 2001 qualify for the Day Prize which consists of a plaque, a “Cerebus Preview” and an award of $500 U.S. Sim and Gerhard will judge the submitted entries and announce the winner of the 2001 Day Prize on April 30,2001. The creator must also have been the publisher of the comic book or mini-comic submitted. For titles which have been both self-published and non-self-published, only the self-published issues qualify. Entries are not limited to recent publications.
“Since a number of self-publishers are only able to publish sporadically, it seemed only fair to allow any exhibited book to qualify---whether it was published the day before the show or in 1995,” said Sim.
“We’ll keep the Day Prize at Bob’s SPACE show until another ’sophomore’ small
press expo comes along. So, we’d appreciate hearing from anyone who might be staging their second event in 2002.”
Self-publishers and small press creators interested in exhibiting at SPACE 2001 are asked to contact Bob Corby at 614-889-7582 (evenings and weekends or leave a
message), via the email at BackPorchC@aol.com or website at http://members.aol.com/BobCorby/BackPorchComics.index.html or by mail at 2940
Royalwood Dr. Dublin OH 43017.

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