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March 5, 2013

SPX Announces First Round Of Special Guests For 2013


With the North American convention season now informally kicked off with the Emerald City Comicon just past, expect a bunch of festival-related announcements over the next month or so. There's going to be a bit of a push behind MoCCA, and we should hear about a sequel to some of last year's shows if we're going to get sequels, and the Fall season should start to shape up.

With that last area comes this announcement of a first blast of guests at Small Press Expo: Gary Panter, Seth, Lisa Hanawalt, Frank Santoro and Gene Yang. I like all of those cartoonists, and if you're a conventions nerd it's always interesting to see a) how a show like that assembles a guest list and b) how that guest list will have an impact on other shows' during the year and just past. After last year's "Titans Of Alt-Generation One" approach, this is a more balanced effort, but I think one that will flatter that show's institutional strengths. Plus Seth and Gary Panter participating in that show's programming could be quite something.
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