The 2013 edition of SPX has already kicked off with a radically enlarged show floor—the number of tables has been raised to 280, meaning there are an estimated 600+ exhibitors at the show. That is a lot of staples. Just how this bigger show floor translates into sales will be the big story of the year.

I’ll say one thing: the exhibitors definitely made a dint in the free pizza at last night’s Exhibitor’s Reception. Indie cartoonists are to free pizza what army ants are to Irina Spalko.

For a list of debut books, go here. Programming is here. We’ll be updating throughout the weekend with all the breaking news and blurry Hipstamatic photos you could possibly want.

Photo via the SPXcomics Instagram account.