Monday, May 18, 2009

new location for SPACE 2010

From Bob Corby:

Dear SPACE Exhibitors

SPACE 2010 Update

SPACE 2010 will be April 24 and 25, 2010.

New Venue:
I just wanted you guys to be the first to know about the new venue for next year. We are moving to the
Ramada Plaza Hotel And Conference Center

4900 Sinclair Road
Columbus, OH 43229

It's right off I71 at the Morse Sinclair exit.
They have a restaurant, a bar and shuttle service to the airport. The room rate will be less than $80.00 per night.

I haven't finalized the layout yet but there appears to be room for about 140 tables which is about what we had at the Aladdin Shrine Complex and a panel room that's just across the hall from the exhibitors room. (I lost about 10 pounds at SPACE 2009 running from the front to the panel room a few times each hour.)

I don't have final numbers worked out but I think we will be holding the table prices (including the returning exhibitor early registration price) the same as last year.

Don't do anything yet. I will notify you for the early registration and particulars about the hotel rate.

Flyers at MOCCA:
MOCCA is about 2 weeks away. If anybody is planning on going and is willing to drop SPACE flyers off at the freebie tables please let me know.

SPACE Prize for Webcomics:
I'm adding a 3rd catagory for the 2009 SPACE Prize- Webcomics. The prize will consist of a plaque and $50.00 (enought to pay for your website for a month or two). If you were an exhibitor at SPACE 2009 and would like to enter your comic please send me the following info:

Comic Name:
Artist, Writer:
e-mail address:

A few rules:
The comic (or portion under consideration) must have been posted on-line between March 3, 2008 and April 17, 2009.

We can't afford to pay a charge or a subscription fee to get to your comic. If that is the case some way to deal with that will be needed. The comic could be reviewed by up to 3 different people for judging.

More Webcomics Participation:
I've been trying to include webcomics into SPACE for sometime now and I know we have a healthy participation. The Webcomics Prize is a product of that effort. I'd appreciate it if anybody has some ideas on how to further incorporate it into SPACE to send them along. If anybody participated in the the New England Webcomics Weekend this year and has some info on how that worked I'd be interested. I will be contacting them directly to hopefully compare notes.

That's it for now.

Bob Corby
Back Porch Comics / SPACE

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jeff Smith @ Ohioana

From his website:

The Ohioana Festival takes place in Columbus, Ohio this week May 6-9, 2009

Here are the details of Jeff’s appearances:

Tomorrow, Wednesday May 6, kicks off with a WOSU Interview hosted by Fred Anderle with fellow authors Ann Hagedom, and Phil Brady from 11am-12pm. You can stream it live by clicking here.

Thursday May 7, 2009: Signing at Barnes and Noble Lennox Town Center from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Saturday May 9, 2009: Panel Discussion with fellow author Erin McCarthy at the Board Room of State Library of Ohio from 11:30am-12:15pm

A Conversation with Jeff Smith at State Library of Ohio from 2:00pm-2:45pm followed by a booksigning / meet & greet at 2:45pm-3:30pm