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PulpFest 2019 Report

Posted in Conventions,PulpFest on August 23, 2019 @ 4:54 pm

Last Thursday morning, August 15, found me with four old friends and fellow pulp enthusiasts headed for Pittsburgh in a 14-seat rental van packed with boxes of pulps, books and other collectibles we planned to sell at the 11th annual PulpFest. It was a picture-perfect day and spirits were high. For the third consecutive year […]


My Incredibly Busy April, #2: The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention

Posted in Conventions,Special Events on May 14, 2019 @ 9:41 pm

I’m posting this convention report several weeks after I planned to, but better late than never. I flew home from Los Angeles on Sunday the 7th and had just two days to prepare for my trip to the 19th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. I’d be traveling with the usual suspects: dealer Nick […]


Slight Delay in Our Release of the “Forgotten Classics” Collection

We had expected to release our ten-volume “Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction” collection by now, but a few niggling glitches remain to be addressed on some of the books. Nothing major, mind you, just nuts-and-bolts corrections involving ISBN numbers and copyright declarations, along with technical adjustments related to the color illustrations on a number of […]


More Collectibles Coming!

Posted in Collectibles For Sale on @ 2:43 pm

Most of the two dozen or so items we added to last week’s update of our Collectibles section have already sold, but keep your eyes peeled for new additions coming in the next few days—more pulps, hardcovers, DVDs, and related material. We’re still sifting through a mountain o’ stuff here at Murania Central, including pulps […]


Collectibles Section Update: May 3

Posted in Collectibles For Sale on May 3, 2019 @ 3:28 pm

It’s been five weeks since we last freshened up our Collectibles for Sale section and most of the best items from that update have already sold. But we’re adding another couple dozen items today, and some of them are pretty darn rare.  We’re going to be adding a few more as the weekend progresses; it’s […]


My Incredibly Busy April, #1: The Writers & Illustrators of the Future Awards Banquet

Posted in Special Events on April 27, 2019 @ 9:42 pm

April has been a whirlwind for me, between making two major trips and finishing work on the ten-volume Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction series that goes on sale next week. I’ve rarely had a busier or more productive month. It began in earnest on the 3rd when I flew to Los Angeles to attend the […]


Coming This Month: Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction

Posted in Forgotten Classics of Pulp Fiction,Murania Press on April 2, 2019 @ 10:49 pm

Before the trend toward specialization—before the hard-boiled dicks, before the Skylarks and Lensmen, before the Shadows and Spiders—pulp magazines offered escapist fiction that appealed to readers of all stripes. Virtually every story was suffused with the spirit of adventure; beyond that there was great variety in theme and setting. Qualities that became pronounced during the […]


Collectibles Section Update: March 28

Posted in Collectibles For Sale on March 29, 2019 @ 12:04 am

I’ve just added 30 listings to the site’s Collectibles for Sale section — pulps, pulp replicas, first-edition hardcovers, even a 1929 playscript. Several listings offer multi-piece lots, and there’s a good number of rare, desirable, high-grade items in the group. Along with adding the new material for sale, I’ve cut prices on items that have […]


2019 Windy City con’s Film Program: Friday schedule

Posted in Conventions,Movies on February 1, 2019 @ 3:32 pm

Each year’s programming at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention includes a pulp-related Film Festival sponsored by Murania Press. Below are our program notes for the 2019 lineup. Due to their length, we’re giving you just the Friday selection in this post; blurbs covering Saturday’s films will follow immediately in a second post. Windy […]


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