Conventions

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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Murania Press Sale at the Upcoming Windy City Pulp/Paper Expo

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Conventions,Murania Press on March 29, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

The 2013 Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention begins just two weeks from today, and it promises to be a real barn-burner of a show. Murania Press will be on hand with a broad selection of publications, including recent issues of Blood ‘n’ Thunder (including the latest, our Winter/Spring double), all four volumes in the […]

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Windy City Film Schedule: Saturday

Posted in Conventions,Movies on February 15, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

Below are the films that will run on Saturday. Remember, these screenings are not open to members of the public; you have to be a convention attendee. There’s no separate admission charge. Saturday: 10:00 — Drums of Fu Manchu, Part Two.  The action moves to Asia as Fu Manchu races to beat Nayland Smith and […]

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Windy City Film Schedule: Friday

Posted in Conventions,Movies on @ 3:29 pm

As some of you know, I program the films screened every year at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Expo. With 2013’s convention beginning just eight weeks from today, I thought now might be an opportune time to reveal the titles. The Film Room lineup is generally pegged to each show’s theme, and this year’s […]

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The Windy City Countdown Begins!

Posted in Conventions on January 2, 2013 @ 10:43 am

Now that 2013 is here, I’m already looking ahead to this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. As I write these words the con is scheduled to begin in just 100 days. April 12th will once again find hundreds of pulp-fiction and pop-culture mavens assembling in Chicago’s Westin Lombard hotel for the hobby’s first […]

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Gone Fishing…Again

Posted in Conventions,Western Movies on October 2, 2012 @ 6:30 am

There won’t be any updates here for a week or so, as I’m off to Southern California for the annual Lone Pine Film Festival, which begins Thursday evening with a star-studded cocktail party at the town’s Film History Museum.  As usual, I’ll be moderating several panels, and this year the Museum is adding one in […]

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