Conventions

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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PulpFest 2013 Report: Part Two

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on August 2, 2013 @ 4:17 pm

Saturday in the dealers room seemed a bit subdued to me, especially after Friday’s whirlwind activity. But we got a flurry of newbies, including some attendees of my OSU speech and some curious folks attracted by a double-page spread on PulpFest in that week’s issue of Columbus Alive. According to convention chairman Jack Cullers, by […]

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PulpFest 2013 Report: Part One

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on @ 4:11 pm

It’s taken me four days to recover from PulpFest-induced sleep deprivation, but finally I’ve regenerated enough brain cells to make some observations about what I believe was another terrific convention. With veteran pulp collectors Walker Martin and E. P. Digges La Touche in tow, I began the drive to Columbus at approximately 6:30 a.m. last […]

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PulpFest Is Coming Up Fast!

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on May 31, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

The fifth annual PulpFest begins exactly eight weeks from today, on July 26. It continues the four-decades-old tradition of  staging a major summer convention for fans and collectors of American popular fiction, specifically that which appeared in woodpulp magazines published during the first half of the 20th century. While other such events — especially the […]

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Windy City 2013 Convention Report

Posted in Conventions on April 18, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

The 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention took place last weekend, and I’m still recovering. Bracketed by grueling 14-hour drives, the show found me scurrying around like the proverbial chicken without a head — changing DVDs in the Film Room every hour or two, manning the Murania Press table solo (for the first time […]

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