SPX 2016 Event Schedule

THURSDAY September 15, 2016

Spanish Fever: Authors in Conversation

SPAIN arts & culture is pleased to present Spanish graphic novelists –Santiago García, Javier Olivares, David Rubín, Ana Galvañ, and José Domingo.  Join us and meet these talented artists in conversation with Harvey Award winning artist José Villarrubia to discuss how Spanish indie comics are finding a larger voice in Spain and around the globe.

Time: 6:30PM

Place:  Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009).

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The Embassy of Finland hosts an exhibition opening for Finnish Comics Now

Finnish Comics Now offers a glimpse into the colorful, strange and surreal visions of Finnish comics.  The exhibitions showcases works from eight contemporary artists.

Time:  7PM-9PM

Place:  3301 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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FRIDAY September 16, 2016

Fantagraphics Publisher Gary Groth gives the SPX Lecture at the Library of Congress.

Founder, owner, and publisher Gary Groth talk about the humble beginnings of Fantagraphics books and the advent of the graphic novel.

Time: 11:30AM-1PM

Place: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington DC 2054
6th Floor -West Dining Room

Metro: Capitol South Stop

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SATURDAY September 17, 2016

SPX 2016 Cometh!

Yeah… When you walk in it’s kind of like this.  A year in the making, it’s time for what we’ve all been waiting for!  Join us for SPX 2016.  Tell a friend, bring your mom – because NONE of us is as fun as ALL of us.  We’ll see you there!

WHOA WHOA WHOA

Admission: $15 Saturday/$20 Both Days

Time: 11AM-7PM

Place: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda Maryland 20852 USA

Metro Stop: Red Line – White Flint Metro

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SPX Cartooning Workshops Begin

Jeffrey Brown –  Bringing the “Star Wars Academy” to you! Maybe you have a burning desire to learn to draw Luke Skywalker, or need help transporting your own middle-school adventures into a galaxy far, far away?

Time:  Noon

Place:  Brookside Room

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SPX Programming Track One Begins

Comics Journalism with Joe Sacco & Sarah Glidden – Join these two amazing comics creators as they discuss the intersection of storytelling and fact, and how they report on humanity’s history and current events through the medium of comics. 

Time:  Noon

Place:  White Oak Room

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SPX Programming Track Two Begins

They Shoot Black People Don’t They? – Keith Knight brings his world-renowned slideshow to SPX. With a deft, humorous touch, Keef highlights 20 plus years of police brutality and racial injustice in the United States.

Time:  12:30PM

Place:  White Flint Auditorium

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SPX 2016 Day One Closes

The sun may set on day one of SPX, but the action is just getting started.  Grab some dinner and consider coming on back for the Ignatz Awards Ceremony (you totally voted, right?) and the gala reception – and Prom – that follows.

Time:  7PM


The Ignatz Awards Ceremony

The Ignatz Award, named for the character in the classic comic strip Krazy Kat by George Herriman, is the festival prize of the Small Press Expo, that since 1997 has recognized outstanding achievement in comics and cartooning. 

Time:  9:30PM

Place:  White Oak Room

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The Ignatz Gala Reception

Immediately following the conclusion of the Ignatz Awards Ceremony, join us for the Ignatz gala reception.  We’ll have food, drinks, dreams and hopefully a few hundred friends to share them with.

Time:  10:30PM

Place:  Main Floor outside the SPX Exhibition Hall


SPX 2016 Prom

Prom returns for year three at the Small Press Expo.  We hope you’ll join us to GET DOWN in the UPSIDE DOWN as our spiritual Masters of Ceremonies, David Bowie and Prince help show haunted prom how 1983 gets done.  The dress code is: HANUNTED.

Time:  10:30PM

Place:  Brookside Room


SUNDAY September 18, 2016

The Annual SPX Meet-UP

Sunday morning brings our traditional pre-show morning meet-up. Join us for breakfast nosh and good hangs away from the hustle and bustle of the show floor.  We’ll have stickers,  prints, buttons and other goodies that you can only get at the meet-up!

Time:  10:30AM-Noon

Place:  Outside the White Flint Auditorium, Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda Maryland 20852 USA

Metro Stop:  Red Line – White Flint Metro


SPX 2016 Day Two Begins

It’s a fight to the finish as day two of SPX 2016 gets underway!  More creators, more programming – more of everything!  It’s a second full day of magic.

Admission:  $10

Time:  Noon-6PM

Place:  Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda Maryland 20852 USA

Metro Stop:  Red Line – White Flint Metro

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SPX Cartooning Workshops Begin

Comics with Carol Tyler Learn the ins and outs of autobiographical comics from a maker who has been defining the form since the 1970’s.

Time:  1:00PM

Place:  Brookside Room

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SPX Programming Track One Begins

Edvard Munch:  Legacy of a Norwegian Master – Elizabeth Prelinger, art historian sits down with Steffen Kverneland, the author of the graphic novel Munch from SelfMadeHero, to discuss the Norwegian artist’s take on Edvard Munch’s life and work. 

Time:  12:30PM

Place:  White Flint Auditorium

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SPX Programming Track Two Begins

Spotlight on Charles Burns & Dan Clowes –  Comics legends Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes together on stage, talking about their respective careers and current projects.  Get here early if you want a seat. 

Time:  1:00PM

Place:  White Oak Room

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 SPX 2016 Closes

We has a sad.

We will already be missing you…  but stay tuned.  The SPX action isn’t over until the National Book Festival.


SATURDAY September 24, 2016

SPX Presents Noelle Stevenson and Ed Piskor at The Library of Congress National Book Festival

NOELLE STEVENSON

Cartoonist and writer Noelle Stevenson is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her debut graphic novel “Nimona” won the Slate Cartoonist’s Studio Prize, was nominated for a Harvey Award, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, making Stevenson—at age twenty-three—the youngest finalist in the history of the award. Her next graphic novel, “4 Wizards,” which she is co-writing with Todd Casey, will be published in 2017. 

Presentation: Graphic Novels, 6:50PM – 7:30PM

Book Signing:  5:00PM – 6:00PM

Place:  Walter Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Metro Stop:  Green Line -Mt Vernon Square/Convention Center

ED PISKOR

Ed Piskor is the researcher, writer and artist of Hip Hop Family Tree, the New York Times best-selling series that won the 2015 Eisner Award for best reality-based work. Hip Hop Family Tree is a thoroughly researched, richly detailed history that channels the music, style and language of the hip hop culture into a comic book chronicle that has been embraced by both the media and the hip hop community. Piskor’s other published works include, in collaboration with Harvey Pekar, “American Splendor” and “The Beats: A Graphic History.” Piskor teaches classes on comics and lives in Pennsylvania.

Presentation: Graphic Novels, 8:30PM – 9:10PM

Book Signing:  6:30PM – 7:30PM

Place:  Walter Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Metro Stop:  Green Line -Mt Vernon Square/Convention Center