Play Ball!

Apr 2, 2016 by

SPORT STORY 1928-06-22In twenty-four hours, the national anthem will be sung, the umpire will shout, “Play ball!” and the first pitch of the 2016 Major League Baseball season will be thrown at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The visiting St. Louis Cardinals will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Francisco Liriano will be on the mound for the Pirates, while Adam Wainwright will take the ball for the Cards. May the best team win.

Speaking of winning teams, in just 110 days chairman Jack Cullers will open the doors to the Battelle South dealers’ room on the third floor of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and announce the start of PulpFest 2016. Start making your plans now to attend “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!” Join hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe where you’ll have a FANTASTIC time, especially if you’re planning to stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus!

You can book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus by clicking one of the Book a Room buttons on our home page and learn about registering for the convention by clicking the Register for 2016 button below our home page banner. Remember, “If you read or collect pulps, pulp reprints, books, vintage paperbacks, original artwork, golden-age or silver-age comic books .  .  .  PulpFest is the place to be.” We look forward to seeing you in July in beautiful, downtown Columbus.

(PulpFest will celebrate a century of the specialty pulp magazine at its 2016 convention. Street & Smith, the longtime publisher of dime novels and story papers, introduced the first successful genre pulp in September 1915 — DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE. Its success precipitated a proliferation of pulp magazines devoted to a single theme or genre, including SPORT STORY MAGAZINE, likewise published by Street & Smith. Pictured here is the June 22, 1928 issue, with cover art by illustrator Freeland Ackley Carter.)