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The More Things Change …

Hey, y’all. Time for the SDCC floor map and guide to Webcomickers (and similar-thinking folk). The San Diego Comic Con’s exhibitors list and floor map [PDF] are up, and it’s time for the annual trawl to figure out where people will be. As usual, the map at the top of the page runs from low booth numbers to high, North to South, right to left, and we’ll be zeroing in on the usual cohort of folks.

The North Half Layout Is The Same
It’s on the right side of the overall floor map, and apart from a logo change or two, the booth numbers and major players correspond to the same layout as last year:

The Webcomics, Small Press, and Independent Press Pavilions remain reasonably accessible from the “B” lobby. Let’s break ’em down.

The Last Stand Of Webcomics?
It’s entirely the same as last year: centered roughly on booth #1332, you’ll find a majority of the webcomickers who will be at the show within about a 1.5 aisle radius; some are slightly outside the orange area, but not too far. Those that return are all in the same spots, barring any changes to the map and listings.

Alaska Robotics Booth 1137
Blind Ferret Booth 1231
Cool Cat Blue Booth 1330
Digital Pimp Booth 1237
Cyanide & Happiness     Booth 1234
Dumbrella Booth 1335
Girl Genius Booth 1331
Jefbot Booth 1232
Monster Milk Booth 1334
Rhode Montijo Booth 1329
Sheldon and Drive Booth 1228
TopatoCo Booth 1229
Two Lumps Booth 1230


  • No news yet on which TopatoCo creators will be along; we’ll update once we know.
  • Hachette (1116), Harper Collins (1029), (1117), and Simon & Schuster (1128) remain in Publisher’s Row; :01 Books (2800) and Macmillan Children’s Publishing (2802) continue to colonize the corner with the bend, where their lines (remember, Check, Please! and The Adventure Zone: Here Be Gerblins are both about to release) will not obstruct main aisles.
  • 1232 and 1235 remain, as last year, assigned to Flex Comics (muscle bros hang out there) and Pulsar Entertainment LLC (whose home page prominently features the words MONETIZE YOUR BRAND!), respectively. Inertia, I guess.
  • Dumbrella this year will only be Rich Stevens and Andy Bell; much like last year, another exhibitor will be sharing the space, but the name is not announced yet. It’s kind of like gong to a concert, and each band has fans that thinks their favorite is the headliner and the other is the opening act.
  • Word on the street is that C Spike Trotman will be at the show, but not tabling. In other news, Hell freezes over.

Small Press Abides
Right by the Webcomics section is Small Press. Here you should find:

Bob the Angry Flower Table K-16
Claire Hummel Table Q-15
Shing Yin Khor Table O-04
Kel McDonald Table M-12
Lonnie Milsap Table K-12
Wire Heads Table N-15
  • It appears that Ben Costa, of Shi Long Pang and Rickety Stitch fame will be sitting this one out.
  • Shing Yin Khor has said she’s gonna be there — who are you doing to believe, her or, the exhibitor list which presently omits her? is listed in the Small Press area under The Center For Otherworld Science, which actually makes perfect sense.

From the Small Press section, you’re close by:

Cartoon Art Musuem Booth 1930
CBLDF Booth 1918
BOOM! Booth 2229
Oni Press Booth 1833
Gallery Nucleus Booth 2643


  • Gallery Nucleus will feature arty types when they aren’t hanging out at Mondo down in booth 835. Keep an eye out for your Scotts C, your Beckys and/or Franks, and alumni of the various Flight anthologies. Oh, and they’re listed in the guide as Nucleus Studios.
  • No confirmation yet on which webcomickers will be at the BOOM! booth when, but I’d expect a pretty strong rotation.

Now head back toward the “B” Lobby into the Independent Press area and you’ll find Terry Moore at Booth 2109, which is split (in accordance with tradition) with Jeff Smith (who remains the best). You’re also not too far from the Jack Kirby Museum at Booth 5520 which, yes, is a very large number but is actually just inside the B1 entrance. Weird, right?

Going back to that larger map of the northern half of the exhibit hall. Wedged in between the Marvel and Image megabooths you’ll find Keenspot in Booth 2635.

The Far End Is Exactly The Same
There’s still some neat stuff if you keep wandering past the video games, Star Wars, Legos, and suchlike.

Give yourself half an hour or so, try not to spend all your money on Copic markers (Booth 5338), and you’ll find both Udon Entertainment, and The Hero Initiative (at Booth 5003). Katie Cook will be at table HH-17, but she’s one of the holdout folks in Artists Alley — it’s mostly comic book types these days. Even Jim Zub won’t be around this year, but considering he’ll still be sleeping off the jetlag from doing a show in South Africa, that’s understandable.

Every year for the past half-decade the amount of stuff you can see outside of the exhibit hall has grown; I’m guessing we’re only a year or so away from complete parity. If you know of anything especially good, let us know and we’ll add it here. Otherwise, just wander the city and see what you got.

Spam of the day:

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Sorry, plenty of dead-eyed, soulless homonculi wandering around the hall, don’t need to add any to my luggage.

Also, why did this come to my personal email address, and not the one I supplied to SDCC for my press credentials?

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