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
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
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
- 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
Comic Art and Graphic Novel Podcast,
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
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
8:00 PM -11:00PM- SPACE After-party at
Kafe Kerouac 2250 N High St, Columbus, Ohio 43201. Live comics
readings. Hosted by Kafe Kerouac and Nix Comics.
Sunday April 29
12:00 Noon: Whisper City Pro-Wrestling
Hosted Hosted by Ted
Mallison. Demo of Ted’s roleplaying game
Motivation and Success
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