PulpFest

PulpFest 2017 Report

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on August 1, 2017 @ 11:18 pm

Last weekend found me mingling with some 300 rabid enthusiasts gathered at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel in Mars, Pennsylvania, not far from Pittsburgh. The occasion? The ninth edition of PulpFest, the annual convention of pulp-fiction fans and collectors. Having moved from its original home in Columbus, Ohio, the summer event was making its […]

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PulpFest 2016 Report

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on August 1, 2016 @ 10:58 pm

The eighth annual PulpFest, held for the fourth year in downtown Columbus, Ohio’s Hyatt Regency Hotel, got off to a running start last Thursday, July 21st. Once again a fairly small but hearty group of pulp-fiction enthusiasts—more than 400, according to convention chairman Jack Cullers—from all across the country assembled to buy, sell and trade […]

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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 Boy: Philip José Farmer

Posted in PulpFest,Pulps on January 26, 2015 @ 8:23 pm

Were he still with us, Philip José Farmer today would be celebrating his 97th birthday. As it was, he had a pretty long run, passing in early 2009 shortly after turning 91. I suspect he’s best remembered by readers of this blog and Blood ‘n’ Thunder as the author of Tarzan Alive (1972) and Doc […]

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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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Preview Of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER #41 (Summer 2014 Issue)

Posted in Blood 'n' Thunder,Murania Press,PulpFest on July 6, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

Blood ‘n’ Thunder returns to quarterly frequency with the Summer 2014 issue, which will debut at the upcoming PulpFest and be mailed to subscribers and wholesale customers in August after we return from the convention. Those of you only just receiving your copy of the 2013-2014 triple-sized Special Edition (due to a mistake incurred during […]

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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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