- Posted by Johanna on February 25, 2006 at 3:08 pm
- Category: Comic News
SPX moves to October and a new location, a new convention center facility in Bethesda. Presumably the official website will have information soon, since attendees will need to change reservations. No word yet on whether there will be a bar on the show floor, an essential part of the show’s uniqueness for many.
Christopher Butcher has the BEST New York show coverage. Today’s update : they closed the show floor due to overcrowding. Guess those fears of a ghost town based on low preregistration didn’t take into account the number of people who just decided to go on Saturday. (Although I’d be ticked if I paid the $25 one-day fee to attend, left to get a quick lunch, and then wasn’t let back in.) His followup clarifies:
no one is getting onto the con floor right now. Not the organisers, not the press, nothing. Jonah Weiland was here and got fed up and went to lunch because he couldn’t make any of his meetings. Dude is a sponsor of the show.
Oh, well. Be careful when you wish for success, I guess.
As others have pointed out, they’re not the only show at the Javitz this weekend. (This is relevant because they only rented part of the space, and not even the biggest part, so there’s potential room to expand at the location.) I was watching some cable channel two days ago and snapped to attention when I heard something about a show at the center this weekend, but it turned out to be some travel convention where you could try out for Jeopardy, not the comic show. Although that would be a fun overlap for certain nerds.