Not much news on the SPACE front right now, but I did recieve this pulsating press release concerning the fate of Columbus' other big show, the venerable Mid-Ohio Con:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mid-Ohio-Con to Merge with Ohio Comic Con
The New Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 Scheduled for October 4-5 in Columbus, Ohio
Monday, May 19, 2008 - Columbus, Ohio
GCX Holdings LLC announced today that it has reached an agreement to merge Mid-Ohio-Con
with Ohio Comic Con. The new Mid-Ohio-Con will bring together the best that both conventions
have to offer with respect to special guest list, programming, schedule, venue, and
organizational teams. Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 will take place on the weekend of October 4-5 at the
Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
"I couldn't be more excited about this development," said James Henry, Managing Director of
GCX Holdings, which recently acquired Mid-Ohio-Con. "I strongly believe that Mid-Ohio-Con and
Ohio Comic Con will be far better together than they would be separately. This combination is a
great outcome for everybody involved, including our creative guests, retailers and other
exhibitors, and especially the loyal fans who have attended Mid-Ohio-Con year after year."
"We are very happy to be combining Ohio Comic Con with Mid-Ohio-Con," said Teresa
Colegrove, Co-Founder of Ohio Comic Con and Packrat Comics. "Our primary goal in forming
Ohio Comic Con was always to ensure that there was a great convention in our home state, and
we've certainly accomplished that with the combination of our two events. We have lots of new
ideas that we're looking forward to contributing to this year's Mid-Ohio-Con."
"I'm certainly pleased to see this combination take place," said Roger Price, Founder of Mid-
Ohio-Con. "Our new team has a lot of energy and enthusiasm as well as innovative ideas and I'm
look forward to working with them on this year's event. We've just launched our new web site
and stay tuned in the coming weeks for news about additions to our guest list for Mid-Ohio-Con
2008, as well as some exciting new additions to our programming schedule."
Now entering its 28th year, Mid-Ohio-Con is one of America's longest-running and most
successful pop culture conventions. Each year, Mid-Ohio-Con brings fans of all ages together
with leading comic book writers and artists, film and television creators and stars, as well as
publishers and retailers from across the nation. Mid-Ohio-Con 2008 will be held on October 4-5
at the Greater Columbus Convention Center at 400 North High Street in Columbus, Ohio.
About Packrat Comics
Established in 1993 by Jamie and Teresa Colegrove, Packrat Comics is a family owned and
operated full-service specialty comic shop with two locations serving central Ohio. Working with
local schools to promote comics as both an art form and educational tool, Packrat Comics strives
to provide its community with a fun, family-friendly atmosphere where children of all ages can
enjoy this wonderful medium. Packrat Comics can be found online at www.packratcomics.com.
James H. Henry
GCX Holdings LLC
Roger A. Price
R.A.P. Promotions, Inc.