PulpFest 2017 Dealers

Jul 10, 2017 by

Not only is PulpFest lauded for its excellent programming, it is also known for its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, July 27, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2017? For the next five days, we’ll be profiling some of our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

Ligonier resident RON ADAMS can be considered one of true believers when it comes to the classic horror films of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. In 1997, he threw the first Monster Bash in the Pittsburgh area. Ron also has his own retail venture called CREEPY CLASSICS. He will be offering rare horrors and “Creepy Classics” on Blu-Ray, DVD and VHS, plus monster magazines, books, tee shirts, posters, collectibles, and information on Monster Bash.

JOHN GUNNISON of ADVENTURE HOUSE will be offering his usual extensive stock of pulp magazines as well as HIGH ADVENTURE, G-8 AND HIS BATTLE ACES, and the many pulp replicas and collections he has published under the Adventure House banner. John will be our auctioneer during this year’s Saturday Night Auction, taking place on July 29. To learn more about John and Adventure House, please visit www.adventurehouse.com/.

The author of over sixty novels and assorted books, WILL MURRAY will be selling copies from his various “The All-New Wild Adventures of . . .” series including EMPIRE OF DOOM (featuring Doc Savage and The Shadow), KING KONG VS. TARZAN, and SIX SCARLET SCORPIONS (with that “most dangerous dame,” Pat Savage. Expect to see some of Will’s non-fiction books, as well. Of course, he’ll be glad to sign your purchases. Will publishes his books under the ADVENTURES IN BRONZE banner, in association with Altus Press.

Since 2007, AGE OF ACES BOOKS has been offering high-quality, affordably-priced reprints of classic pulp aviation stories. They have scoured hundreds of issues of titles like DARE-DEVIL ACES, BATTLE BIRDS, FLYING ACES, and SKY FIGHTERS to present to a modern audience the most thrilling air stories featuring the most unforgettable forgotten heroes — Captain Philip Strange, Smoke Wade, The Red Falcon, The Squadron of the Dead, and others! Crack open one of their many volumes and journey back to an AGE OF ACES! You can learn more by visiting their website at www.ageofaces.net.

RON FORTIER & ROB DAVIS are AIRSHIP 27 PRODUCTIONS. One of the leading producers of “new pulp fiction,” Airship 27 brings you the classic heroes of yesteryear. From The Black Bat and Sherlock Holmes to Ki-Gor and Secret Agent X, you’ll find plenty of thrills by visiting their Online Hangar by clicking right here. Airship will have copies of their latest books  SSLITS, JEZEBEL JOHNSON, BASS REEVES FRONTIER MARSHAL, and more — at PulpFest 2017. And watch for Ron at our Six Writers of New Pulp panel, taking place on Saturday afternoon.

JIM & WALTER ALBERT are brothers from Arkansas and Pennsylvania respectively. They’ve been collecting for years and selling at PulpFest since the very beginning. Stop by their tables for an excellent selection of pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, fanzines, and much more. You’re bound to find excellent values on some terrific items from Jim and Walter. You probably won’t leave empty handed.

The Fayatteville Comic Con has called GENE CARPENTER a legendary comic book dealer. As ALL AMERICAN COMICS AND COLLECTIBLES, Gene has been setting up at comic book conventions for over forty years and is one of the nicest guys around. He has no website or facebook page, but does have an incredible selection of golden age and silver age comics, high-grade pulp magazines, paperbacks, and Big Little Books. Gene comes to us from Maryland.

Chicago’s MARK ALVARADO, a longtime collector of books and pulp magazines, will be exhibiting at PulpFest yet again. He’s hoping to dig out something super exciting to bring along to the con. If he finds something, you’ll be the first to know. Please stay tuned and welcome Mark back to “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!”

BATTERED SILICON DISPATCH BOX is a specialty publisher based in Ontario, Canada with GEORGE VANDERBURGH at the tiller. George has released over 600 books, including a wide variety of detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes scholarship, as well as his LOST TREASURES OF THE PULPS series that reprints many highly regarded pulp classics. You can learn more about George and his dispatch box by visiting www.batteredbox.com/.

ROBERT GOULD is the son of pulp illustrator John Fleming Gould. Robert promotes his father’s artwork on the web at www.johngouldart.com. John and Mary Gould founded BETHLEHEM ART GALLERY in 1957 in Cornwall, New York. Today the artwork of artist Gould is available online. At PulpFest 2017, Robert and LORETTA GOULD will offer framed and unframed original sketches — some matched to the original publication page — magnets, and framed and unframed John Fleming Gould pulp art prints.

The editor of the long-lived Doc Savage fanzine, THE BRONZE GAZETTEPulpFest technical and social media director CHUCK WELCH will be offering copies of the first four issues of the bigger, badder, and bronzer Doc fanzine, published by Pulplications. If you enjoy the adventures of Doc Savage and his “fearless five,” be sure to check out Chuck’s Hidalgo Trading Company on the Internet.

A dealer since 1976, NICK CERTO always manages to unearth lots of rare and desirable items. A resident of Newburgh, New York, he brings choice selections of pulps and related items — including original artwork — to the conventions where he exhibits. Be sure to stop by his table. In the meantime, please visit the NICHOLAS J. CERTO website at our PulpFest sponsor, AbeBooks.com.

Not only is he the boss of PulpFest, Chairman JACK CULLERS is the person to see if you’re looking for pulps and out-of-print paperbacks, collectible fanzines, pulp reprints or hardbound fiction and non-fiction. Find your way to Jack’s table and you’ll be treated to a wide variety of such material at very reasonable prices. You may just come across something you’ve been questing after for years.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register for 2017” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2017 dealers in the days ahead. Please visit the site tomorrow.

(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.

Chris Kalb — one of our 2017 Munsey Award nominees — designed the cover for STRANGE SPECTRES, published in 2016 by Age of Aces Books. It collects six of Donald E. Keyhoe’s Captain Philip Strange stories, originally published between 1932 and 1936 in the pulp FLYING ACES.

Soon after graduating from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, John Fleming Gould began free-lancing in the pulp paper field. He began with Clayton Publishing, illustrating titles such as DANGER TRAILS and COWBOY STORIES. His son, Robert Gould will be exhibiting some of the artist’s original sketches such as this one, originally done for Clayton’s COWBOY STORIES.)

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