Conventions

Gone fishing….

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,PulpFest on August 8, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

  …fishing for old pulp magazines, that is. Once a collector, always a collector. I leave 6 a.m. tomorrow morning for Columbus, Ohio and the fourth annual PulpFest, about which you’ve read much here. If you’re within driving distance of Columbus there’s still time for you to join us, and a gala weekend it promises […]

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Special Murania Press Sale At PulpFest: 20% Off All Books, New And Old!

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,PulpFest on July 27, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

PulpFest is coming up fast now: The convention begins just two weeks from today. We’ve packed the dealers room — in fact, we’re still getting requests for tables — and registrations are on a par with last year’s record-breaking total. Moreover, if previous years are any guide, our 2012 show will have a sizable number […]

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Rafael De Soto Pulp-Cover Recreation To Be Auctioned At PulpFest

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on July 24, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

About a month back, PulpFest 2012 was very proud to announce that at this year’s convention we’d be auctioning the substantial collection of longtime fan and scholar Al Tonik — pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, dime novels, comic books, fanzines, and, particularly, reference books. One of the last remaining PulpFest members who actually bought rough-paper mags off […]

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A New Magazine from Murania Press!

Posted in Conventions,Murania Press,Western Movies on July 3, 2012 @ 10:20 am

  Surprise, surprise. For some time now I’ve contemplated launching a separate magazine to cover Western movies. I’ve been seriously researching film history for nearly four decades and have devoted more time and effort to the Western than any other genre. (The serial isn’t a genre, it’s a format.) Over the years I’ve amassed gobs […]

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Pulp Historian Albert Tonik’s Collection Will Be Auctioned at PulpFest

Posted in Conventions on June 26, 2012 @ 12:21 am

Albert Tonik, long-time fan, scholar and collector of pulp magazines and related popular-culture artifacts, has decided to sell his holdings and has chosen PulpFest as the most appropriate venue to do so. Therefore, the vast majority of lots offered at this year’s Saturday-night auction will be choice items from Al’s huge collection of hardcovers, paperbacks, […]

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Looking Ahead to PulpFest

Posted in Conventions on June 9, 2012 @ 10:41 pm

I’ve just returned from New York City, where my day’s activities included attending a four-hour meeting of the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club. The group assembles at a library in downtown Manhattan on the second Saturday of every month, and members can always count on a lively time. Some of us continue to gab during lengthy […]

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