Join the best and brightest small press creators for a two-day festival showcasing emerging and established talent from around the independent comics industry at the Small Press Expo (SPX) on September 14–15 at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, MD. Programming includes creator Q&As and showcases, symposiums on the impact of comics and the ins-and-outs of publishing in 2013, and the annual Ignatz Award ceremony recognizing extraordinary achievement in comics and cartooning. Comics guests include Rep. Jon Lewis (March), Jeff Smith (RASL), Peter Bagge (Woman Rebel), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), Rutu Modan (The Property), Gene Yang (Boxers & Saints), Adrian Tomine (Optic Nerve) and more. Single day tickets are $10, $15 for two days. The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is located at 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD 20852.
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