Conventions

7 Weeks to the 7th PulpFest

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on June 26, 2015 @ 4:20 pm

Seven weeks from today, the pulp-fan cognoscenti will descend upon Columbus, Ohio, for the seventh annual PulpFest.  Launched in 2009 to continue the tradition of a summer show for readers, scholars and collectors of vintage rough-paper magazines and related items, PulpFest quickly made its mark on the hobby with a concentration on informative and entertaining programming, and […]

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Birthday Girl: Iris Meredith

Posted in Birthday,Conventions,Pulps,Serials on June 3, 2015 @ 1:34 pm

One of the most popular and frequently commented upon articles in Blood ‘n’ Thunder history is “My Dinner with Nita,” my tribute to Iris Meredith, the lovely actress who played pulp-fiction heroine Nita Van Sloan in a 1938 Columbia serial, The Spider’s Web. It first ran in issue #15 (Summer 2006) and was later reprinted […]

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Convention Report: Windy City 2015

Posted in Conventions on April 22, 2015 @ 11:07 pm

This past weekend found me in Lombard, Illinois (a Chicago suburb) for the 15th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, a wildly successful event that drew approximately 500 fans and collectors of vintage books, pulp magazines, original art, and related memorabilia. “The Windy,” as it’s been named by regular attendees, has become a mecca […]

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Flashback Friday: 1998 Pulpcon

Posted in Conventions on January 30, 2015 @ 4:49 pm

Having just come across some long-buried photos in the Blood ‘n’ Thunder archives, and with nothing better to post here today, I’m attaching a handful of shots from Pulpcon 27, which was held in July 1998. This was either the last or next to last Pulpcon held at the university in Bowling Green; my memory […]

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Windy City 2015 Film Program

Posted in Conventions,Movies on January 16, 2015 @ 7:35 pm

Our 125th birthday tribute to H. P. Lovecraft extends to movies and TV episodes adapted from his classic pulp stories.  Amazingly, it took four decades for Hollywood to discover HPL: the first Lovecraft film, 1963’s The Haunted Palace, flashed on the nation’s big screens fully 40 years after publication of his first story in Weird […]

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Windy City 2015: 100 Days to Go!

Posted in Conventions on January 6, 2015 @ 6:52 pm

The countdown begins! As I write these words it’s exactly 100 days to the beginning of this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention.  “The Windy,” as it’s popularly known, has become a mecca for fans and collectors of vintage pulp fiction and related material.  Now in its 15th year, the confab gets underway on […]

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PulpFest: Just One Week Away!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Conventions,PulpFest on August 1, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

By this time next Friday I’ll once again be surrounded by tens of thousands of old pulp magazines, and an equal or greater number of vintage hardcovers, paperbacks, digests, fanzines, and related collectibles. Where might this be, you ask? Why, Columbus, Ohio’s Hyatt Regency hotel, of course. That’s the venue for PulpFest, an annual gathering […]

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Windy City, Here I Come!

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Conventions,Murania Press on April 23, 2014 @ 10:34 pm

Tomorrow I’m off to Chicago for the annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, with which many readers of this blog are already familiar. Murania Press will have its usual booth, where the lovely Mala Mastroberte will join me.  I’ll be promoting the new Blood ‘n’ Thunder 2013-14 Special Edition, Distressed Damsels and Masked Marauders, […]

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Countdown: 100 Days to Windy City!

Posted in Conventions,Movies,Western Movies on January 15, 2014 @ 4:16 pm

At this writing the beginning of 2014’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is just 100 days away. I’m already excited. The Windy City con is always a great show, and I’m proud to have been a part of it since 2002, when Doug Ellis invited me to handle the film program. For the first […]

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