Friday April 27

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.

Saturday April 28

10:00AM- Exhibitor Room Opens

11:00 AM Columbus Comics Community ClassPhoto Shoot
Organized by James Moore. All the Columbus Area Comics Crowd in one photo. Can all the cartoonists be herded to one spot?

12:00 Noon: 2017 SPACE Prize Presentations
Hosted by Bob Corby.

1:00 PM: Comics Studies at Michigan State University
Ryan Claytor - Michigan State University Assistant Professor
Randy Scott - Michigan State University Comics Bibliographer
Pära Low - Michigan State University Undergraduate Student
Deon Howard - Michigan State University Alumnus 
Learn about the tremendous amount of high-caliber comics resources at Michigan State University, such as the annual 
MSU Comics Forum, the MSU Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast, the MSU Special Collections Library (the largest public collection of comic books in the world), and the recently minted Comic Art and Graphic Novel Minor.  MSU Comics Studio Professor, Ryan Claytor, will be on-hand to discuss the many possibilities of studying the comics medium at MSU.

2:00 PM:  1970s Ohio Comic Cook Book Scene.
by Bruce Chrislip.
In the early 1970s, Dan Adkins mentored several future Marvel Comics artists from his studio in East Liverpool, Ohio – Paul Gulacy, Val Mayerik, P. Craig Russell and Duffy Vohland.  While this was going on, Bruce Chrislip and friends were starting to put on comic book conventions at Youngstown State University featuring these artists and other pros –like Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Walt Simonson, Don McGregor, etc.  This talk will be an informal behind-the-scenes look at a vital part of comics history – northeast Ohio in the 1970s.

Hosted by Seth Wolfshorndl
How do you help kids create their first comics?  Cartoonist and educator Seth Wolfshorndl has been sponsoring a Cartoonist Club at his high school for ten years now, and the students now publish two large books of their own original comics every school year.  Join him as he details techniques and shares many resources for helping young people learn how to visually tell stories!

6:00 PM: Exhibitor Room Closes

Saturday Night: 
8:00 PM -11:00PM- SPACE After-party at
 Kafe Kerouac
Kafe Kerouac 2250 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201. Live comics readings. Hosted by Kafe Kerouac and Nix Comics.

Sunday April 29

10:00AM- Exhibitor Room Opens

12:00 Noon: Whisper City Pro-Wrestling
Hosted Hosted by Ted Mallison. Demo of Ted’s roleplaying game

1:00 PM: Motivation and Success
 Hosted by Julia van der Walt.
An open chat on finding personal success, and finding the motivation to continue working when it starts to feel like too much. Being 19, overwhelmed and surrounded by talented artist, how a young artist found her definition of success and found the motivation to keep working, because if she hadn't she would be stuck in shadows she couldn't walk away from. 

5:00 PM:
 Exhibitor Room Closes


The SPACE Prize,




...and a Surprise or Two!