Friday, April 26
7:30PM-11:00PM SPACE Pre-party at the Laughing Ogre Comic Shoppe
Laughing Ogre, 4258 North High Street, Columbus, OH 43214 - Meet and
talk to many of the SPACE exhibitors before the show. Watch while the
annual Jam Panel is created.
The Young Adult
aka YACA is an effort to get young people creating comics and telling
their stories. YACA
exhibiting debut will be at SPACE this year where our young creators
will sell and show their books and artwork learning the aspects of
commerce, promo, and entrepreneurship as well as public
speaking. Presented by J.M. Hunter.
Saturday, April 27
12:00 Noon 2018 SPACE Prize Presentations:
Hosted by Bob Corby.
1:00 Guardians of Young
Hosted by Brian John Mitchell with Matt Williams, Ian Shires, Brent
Bowman, Leighton Connor and J.M.Hunter.
Open & honest conversation about helping & encouraging children to
create comics including parents of recent winners in the SPACE Prize
CosPain Live Draw and Q&A:
Join local cartoonist Ben Wright-Heuman as
he works on a page of his webcomic CosPain and talks about his
process. Participate in the discussion about comics, cosplay, and
convention culture while watching a strip come to life on the screen in
front of you.
3:00 PM Joe Zabel in conversation with Bruce Chrislip:
Bruce and Joe have known each other since October 1973. The
following year they started a comic book club that met on the Youngstown
State University campus. A year after that, they put on their first
comic book convention - OhioCon ‘75. They’ll be talking about the
comics people they knew from that era – Paul Gulacy, Dan Adkins, Mike
Gustovich, Rick Magyar, P. Craig Russell, Val Mayerik, William
Messner-Loebs, Daryll Collins and Harvey Pekar. Joe promises some
good anecdotes from his days of working on American
4:00 PM Ail & Prevail: Health choices and Legacy options for Cartoonists.
Hosted by Carol Tyler.
An open discussion about health and legacy
concerns for comics people
6:00 PM Exhibitor Room Closes
8:00 PM SPACE After Party at Kafe
2250 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201.
Hosted by Ken Eppstein and
Jaromir Stoll. Hear cartoonists perform
their comics live!. Readers include
Nate Powell, Sarah Allen
Reed, Sammi Davis,
Tim Fuller and
Sunday, April 28
12:00 Noon Distress
:Horror, sci-fi and adventure from Columbus, Ohio. Thrill to a live
episode of this locally-produced audio drama podcast. Hosted by Tony
1:00 PM Comics and Pinball:
State University professor and award-winning
comics creator, Ryan Claytor, outlines
"Coin-Op Carnival," a new 64-page print publication. "Coin-Op Carnival"
is the only source for full-color, completely illustrated content
documenting the history and stories surrounding electro-mechanical
coin-operated amusement devices (pinball and pre-video arcade games
manufactured prior to 1978). Each issue includes an interview with a
game designer, in-depth game reviews, E.M. tech explained, product
spotlights, comics, and more. Every page of the publication features new
full-color illustrations and comics from Ryan Claytor, with articles
written by both Claytor and Nick Baldridge, host of "For Amusement Only,
the E.M. and Bingo Pinball Podcast", creator of the custom-built
"Multi-Bingo" pinball machine, and seasoned tech.
2:00 PM Comics Anthology Panel
Hosted by Bob Corby.
Hear from editors and publishers of Anthology
Comics the most maligned of comics formats. Panelist include Lauren
McCubbin (CCAD’s Spitball), Mike Laughhead (CCAD’s Spitball & Spare
Parts), Michael Marcus (Unforgotten, IFX), Matt Feazell (5 O’Clock
Shadow), Sequoia Bostick (Vagabond), Amelia
DeGirolamo (Vagabond) and Bob Corby (Oh,Comics!).
3:00 PM Group Flash Fiction Workshop:
Everyone who attends this workshop will work together to create a single
complete story in under 50 minutes guided by author Matthew Barron.
5:00 PM Exhibitor Room Closes