SPACE 2024 Returning Exhibitor Registration
Saturday, April 27 & Sunday, April 28, 2024
Location: Rhodes Center at Ohio Expo Center
If you would like to sign up as an exhibitor for the show please fill out either the on-line application or fill out and mail the downloadable application. After doing so please return to this page for payment options.
Use the PayPal button below or send a check along with a filled out downloadable application to the address on the form
Downloadable Exhibitor Application
Returning Exhibitor Table $75.00
2024 SPACE Prize:
If you would like to be considered for the 2024 SPACE Prize, Please bring the book(s) you would like to submit with you to the show. An entry form will be provided there for you to fill out. Books and forms will be collected at the Back Porch Comics table. There will be prizes in categories Graphic Novel, General and Minicomic/Short Story. See the SPACE Prize page for more info.
We expect to have a full day of panels scheduled including a special SPACE Prize Award presentation.
No AI produced products are permitted at SPACE
Each table comes with two chairs and badges for the listed exhibitors. You'll get the same amount of chairs up to 3 (Can't fit more than 3 chairs behind a table.) There will not be any table coverings. If you want one bring your own. The tables are 8'-0" long X 2'-6" wide.
It cost $5.00 a day to park at the venue with no in and out privileges. A pass for the entire
weekend with in and out privileges will be available for $15.00 when you park.
The program book will be about 24 pages with an 8 page insert covering the exhibitor list and table locations and program. The main book will be filled with articles and comics. If you would like an ad go to Program Advertising
We are recommending that anybody selling at SPACE get a vendors license. If you do not have a regular vendors license than you should get a Transient Vendor's license by filling out form ST-1T from the Ohio Department of Taxation website. There is a one-time application fee of $25.00. There is no further fee except for the sales tax you collect as long as you file every six months even if you have made no sales in Ohio.
The form can be obtained though the mail by writing to the Ohio Department of Taxation P.O.Box 182215 Columbus OH 43218-2215
Please Note: If you are coming from out of state you can apply for Seller's License UT-1000 which does not have an application fee.
Although my comics are pretty mild I'm very anti-censorship. Columbus like every other city has obscenity laws, which basically state what you can get away with, is based on this undefined thing called the community standard. One thing I can say for sure is nothing considered objectionable can be openly displayed. Also nothing that is objectionable can be viewed by children. Example: A comic with Mature material inside can sit on the table if there is nothing objectionable on the cover (which is usually the case if you want to sell stuff at comic shops). If a kid picks it up it's up to you to stop them. I'm anti-censorship but pro-responsibility. I believe the responsibility of what children view is the responsibility of the parents but in this environment you the comic producer know best what is in your publications and can make that judgment. I think the fact that we are sitting right there monitoring who has access to our material should be enough to keep us all out of trouble.
Be kind to your neighbors. Over the past 22 years there has been great camaraderie at this
show and I hope it continues. It has never come to this but if there is any type of dispute
that can’t be resolved amicably we reserve the right to resolve it.
If anybody has to cancel I'd appreciate it if you could let me know as soon as possible. Refunds will be made minus paypal charges or postage up to two weeks before the show.