Feb 062014

FlyerAfter a couple of weeks of grueling work by our communications department, the PulpFest website has been fully updated. Except for the pages referring to conventions past, each and every page was examined from top to bottom and improved using the ideas of both organizing committee members and you, our dedicated supporters. Thank you to everyone for your help and encouragement as we prepare for the 43rd annual summer pulp con. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus starting on Thursday evening, August 7th and running until mid-afternoon on Sunday, August 10th. So what are you waiting for? Click on the link above, reserve a room, and make your plans to attend PulpFest 2014!  

You’ll find plenty to like about the new and improved home page of your PulpFest.  We’ve added a downtown restaurant guide, provided by the good people at Experience Columbus. You’ll find it near the bottom of our hotel page, under “Details.” You’ll also be able to learn about parking venues near our host hotel and even link to an interactive parking map to guide you to the cheapest parking in the city. And if you’d like to learn a little more about the town that hosts our annual get-together, including The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at the Center of Science and Industry, stop by the “Visiting Columbus” page. You’ll find links to many of the fine neighborhoods of Ohio’s state capital, including the German Village and the Brewery District.

This year, your summer pulp con rolls out a whole new way to thank loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel: PulpFest will be offering free early-bird shopping to those who stay at the Hyatt Regency. That’s a savings of $30! And we have not forgotten our dealers. For those dealers who will be staying at the Hyatt Regency ColumbusPulpFest is pleased to offer a third table free for every two tables that you rent, a tremendous savings. That’s buy two and get one free to thank you for helping to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying at the host hotel. Please visit our registration page to learn more about these great deals and much more.

Columbus Downtown

Want to help PulpFest? Then stop at our survey page where you can take a poll and share your ideas on how to improve your summer pulp con. Whether or not you have attended PulpFest in the past or if you are planning to attend in 2014, we’d love to hear from you. And to thank everyone who responds, we’ll be offering three free memberships to PulpFest 2014. That’s a $30 value! All you have to do is fill out our survey and provide your name and best contact information in the space provided on the form. Of course, your responses will be held strictly confidential. Thanks for your help.

From information about our dealers and programming plans to details about nominating someone for the Munsey Award, introductions to our newest committee members, and a brief history of the bloody pulps, you’ll find it here at www.pulpfest.com. Why not take some time right now and click through the site? You might learn something you never knew about the one and only great summer pulp con called PulpFest! We look forward to seeing you in August!

William Lampkin, editor of The Pulpster and creator of The Pulp.Net, designed the 2014 flyer that will promote this year’s PulpFest. Bill used Graves Gladney’s front cover art to the July 1939 Astounding Science Fiction.

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PulpFest Website Update Underway

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Jan 182014

2014 post card frontIn the coming weeks, the PulpFest home page will be updated to prepare for this year’s convention at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, running from Thursday, August 7th through Sunday, August 10th. During this update, portions of the website will be temporarily shut down for their annual revamp. Don’t be concerned as the pages will return in a short while, ready to help you learn more about PulpFest 2014, ”Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”

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Start Making Plans for PulpFest 2014

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Jul 282013

PulpFest 2013 FlyerPulpFest 2013 is drawing to a close, but there is still time to get in on the action. The dealers’ room will be open from 9 AM until 2 PM today. With most of our dealers getting ready to head for home, our admission for the day is only $5 which even includes a copy of our highly ollectible program book, The Pulpster. There are no programming events scheduled for Sunday.

If you have not been able to attend PulpFest in 2013, start making your plans right now to join the 43rd convening of “The Summer’s Great Pulp Con” in 2014. The PulpFest committee is already starting to plan for next year’s convention.

To keep informed about PulpFest 2014, bookmark http://www.pulpfest.com/ and visit often. News about the convention can also be found on the PulpFest Facebook site at http://www.facebook.com/PulpFest. And for those who prefer their news short and sweet, follow our Twitter feed at https://twitter.com/pulpfest. Finally, there’s our email list. It’s the gray box to the right of this post. Subscribe to our list and be the first on your block to get news about PulpFest.

Many thanks to all those who attended this year’s convention. We hope everyone will be able to make it to PulpFest 2014!

Many thanks to our art designer Chris Kalb for his usual excellent work in formulating our flyer for the 2013 convention. The background painting is, of course, Walter M. Baumhofer’s The Man of Bronze that was used as the cover for the first issue of Doc Savage Magazine dated March 1933.

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Apr 082012

In two weeks, the pulp con season begins with the second edition of Pulp ArkRunning April 20th through the 22nd, it will be held in Batesville, Arkansas, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.Pulp Ark the only southern-based pulp convention, it is also the leading convention for the “new pulp” genre, a type of fiction grounded in the pulps of yore. A showing of Tarzan, Lord of the Louisiana Jungle, a documentary on the making of the 1918 silent film Tarzan of the Apes, will be part of the festivities as well as the presentation of the 2012 Pulp Ark Awards. Congratulations to all of the winners. Click on the Pulp Ark logo above to learn more details about this new pulp convention.

One week later, the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention will take place in the Chicago suburb of Lombard, IL. Celebrating Edgar Rice Burroughs and the 100th anniversary of Tarzan of the Apes, the convention will run from April 27th through the 29th and be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. The convention will host an extensive film program, including an exclusive showing of the recent Disney film, John Carter, at a nearby theater. Another highlight of the con will be the pulp-related art show, sponsored by Dan Zimmer’s Illustration Magazine. Along with PulpFest, the Windy is a must for the pulp fan. Click on the logo above for additional information about this superb pulp convention.  

North of the border and one week after Windy City, Toronto will host the 16th annual Fantastic Pulps Show & Sale. A one-day event, this small but pulp specific show will take place on Saturday, May 5th at the Lillian H. Smith branch of the Toronto Public Library, 239 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can learn more by writing to Girasol Collectables, 3501 Glen Erin Drive, Suite 1409, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5L 2E9 or by emailing info@girasolcollectables.com.

Cinevent 44 will take place May 25th – 28th at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, the former home of PulpFest. In addition to 170 tables of movie-related collectibles such as posters, lobby cards, stills, pressbooks, DVDs, and 16 mm films, Cinevent features an extensive schedule of classic sound and silent films and one of the country’s largest live auctions of vintage posters. Click on the logo below for a link to the convention’s website.

Sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation with help from the members of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association, and Project Pride, the annual Robert E. Howard Days will be held June 8th-9th in Cross Plains, TX. The ultimate gathering for fans of Howard, it will feature tours, panels, auctions, films, speeches, readings, rare collectibles, and great Howardian fellowship. Like PulpFest 2012, this year’s Howard Days will celebrate Conan’s eightieth birthday. Essayist Charles Hoffmann will be the guest of honor. Write to Bill Cavalier at 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net with your questions or comments.

One of the first pulp and paperback shows ever established, the 41st Classicon will take place on Saturday, June 9th in Lansing, MI. It will feature 35 tables and thousands of collectible pulp magazines, digests, and paperbacks available for sale or trade as well as pin-ups, original artwork, and other pop culture material.

As always, these events are just a prelude to PulpFest 2012, the summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials. Why not register today?


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