Starting Today — A PulpFest Post Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday!

May 1, 2017 by

Since the beginning of September 2016, we’ve had an announcement about PulpFest 2017 once a week. Starting today, we’ll be releasing a post every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We’ll be maintaining that pace until early June when we’ll begin offering one post every weekday. Even the PulpFest promotion department needs a day off every now and then.

During the next month, we’ll be discussing our 2017 Munsey Award nominees, related conventions, and some of our programming plans for the upcoming convention. PulpFest 2017 will be saluting the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Bloch and the “hardboiled dicks, dangerous dames, and a few psychos” 0f the pulps. We’ll be exploring DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE — one of the pulps where the hard-boiled detective story began to take shape — and Robert Leslie Bellem’s tough-guy detective, Dan Turner; Pat Savage, The Domino Lady, and other dangerous dames of the pulps; and some of the mad scientists, crazed hunchbacks, and foul cultists who decimated American cities on a monthly basis in the rough-paper magazines.

Our Guest of Honor will be Pittsburgh artist Gloria Stoll Karn. In a field dominated by men, it was highly unusual for a woman to be painting covers for pulp magazines. But at age seventeen, Gloria began contributing black and white interior illustrations to pulp magazines. In a few years, the young artist was painting covers. How’s that for a dangerous dame?

So what are you waiting for? Register now for PulpFest 2017! There’s no other way for you to be part of “Summer’s HARDBOILED Pulp Con.” While you’re at it, you can reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry by clicking one of the links on the PulpFest home page that reads “Book a Room.” You can also call 1-800-222-8733 to book a room by telephone. However, be sure to mention PulpFest to get the special convention rate. By staying at the DoubleTree, you’ll help to ensure the convention’s success. Given its popularity, we urge every member to book a hotel room for PulpFest 2017 as soon as possible.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2017 post card features the work of artist John Newton Howitt. His painting was originally used as the cover for the April 15, 1934 number of Popular Publications’ DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE. PulpFest 2017 has used Howitt’s cover art since last fall to promote our convention at book stores, comic shops, and other conventions and fairs.)