9/14–9/15: Small Press Expo in Bethes­da, MD


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.