SPX 2013 registration is opening in TWO HOURS at NOON Eastern!
We’ll post the link right here at zero hour!
P.S. if you’re visiting our site at spxpo.com you may see this funky CLOUD FLARE page that gives you the idea the site is down. In all likelihood the site is fine and the Cloud Flare plugin just hasn’t cached the site in your location.
CLICK THE BLUE BUTTON TO PROCEED TO SPXPO.COM.
Sorry for that bit of weirdness!
And good luck to all!
Q:If registration is such a big deal why not EXPAND the show? You clearly have enough people who want in.
That is a great idea - so great that we did so last year! :) For 2012 we expanded the size of the show by a third, after years of discussion.
One of the reasons for the caution is that we’ve been concerned about growing attendance proportionally so that exhibitors continue to bring home quality money from their SPX tables sales.
The great news is that the expansion was super successful - resulting in more exhibitors with more comfortable space and more room for our attendees to browse and get around the show floor.
The only downside? The wait list for SPX registration is still huge! Believe me, turning any artist away from the show is the most painful part of the deal. It sucks. We hate it. But there’s no way around it.
No matter how big the show gets, if we’re doing our job right in promoting this art form, interest will continue to grow and the number of people who want to exhibit will always exceed what we can handle.
In our current location we have one more section of ballroom that we can expand into. This move would have all sorts of implications for us beyond just adding exhibitors. BELIEVE ME that we’re assessing the option.
But here’s the thing… Even with that additional expansion - and the room would be HUGE - it honestly wouldn’t put a dent in the wait list.
Sorry if this is a longer more boring answer than you wanted. Would that we could take everyone, every year…! We are truly humbled and indescribably grateful by how much people care about SPX.
Registration opens Sunday at NOON at spxpo.com!
Another day closer to the opening of registration for SPX 2013!
Last night we posted our online registration walkthrough. Hope it has been helpful to get a preview of what you’ll see come noon on Sunday.
Tonight, as promised, we’re adding our ONLINE REGISTRATION FAQ.
We’ve tried to hit all the obvious questions folks might have but if we missed yours hit the ask box and we’ll add it right quick.
Looking forward to the weekend in a big way!
Q:Can two people split a half table? Or how many can be at a full table?
We often have several cartoonists sharing half a table but you don’t want to get too human pyramid because there will be other folks around you who might not appreciate it if you roll deep and encroach on their space.
Keep in mind the half table is three feet of frontage and comes with one chair. Extra folks may want to bring something to sit on or you might consider taking shifts behind the table.
But there is absolutely no 1 person, 1 half table rule.
Were ONE WEEK AWAY from opening table sales for SPX 2013!
Online registration starts:
Sunday March 17th at
Pricing is the same as the last several years:
Half Table: $150 / Full Table: $300
Each Half Table comes with ONE BADGE
Extra Badges: $10
In the meantime, we’re prepping an online walkthrough and FAQ so there are no surprises on the day.
Have a question about registration?
Hit the ask box and we’ll answer it / include it in the FAQ!
Just in case you missed this when Jeremy snuck it out last night!
A gorgeous piece of art we’ll be using to promote SPX 2013 - it will run first in the upcoming edition of Magic Bullet.
We’re so appreciative to have all of these folks joining us - some for the first time ever - and doubly so to Jeremy for helping us debut their names in such ridiculously awesome fashion.
SPX 2013 is getting REAL. Hope we’ll see you there!
Jeremy Sorese’s ad for SPX 2013! Just look at it!