The third key show for next Spring's busy early-April convention fell into place this morning when SPACE 2016 announced for April 9 and April 10. This puts them up against Emerald City in Seattle rather than the previous weekend's MoCCA Festival in New York, and considering that there is probably a slight overlap between the two shows east of the Mississippi, this seems a fine choice on their part.
SPACE -- Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo -- is like SPX in that both shows owe their origin to the 1990s Spirits Of Independence tour coordinated by Dave Sim and other self-publishers. It has remained mostly local in focus, but the size and potency of its guest list have swelled in recent years. The show will return to the Northland Performing Arts Center that hosted this year's event and will utilize the same general model.