Returning to Sunny Florida: Pulp AdventureCon

Jan 29, 2018 by

Pulp AdventureCon, FloridaTired of all of this cold weather? Why not head to sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the weekend?

If you’re into pulp magazines, golden-age comics, original art, men’s adventure magazines, vintage paperbacks, and movie memorabilia, then you should make the trip to join the activities at Pulp AdventureCon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

The annual South Florida convention, sponsored by Bold Venture Press, is a one-day event and runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., at the Universal Palms Hotel, at 4900 Powerline Road. It’s the sister of the long-running Pulp AdventureCon that’s been held in Bordentown, NJ, each November.

Golden-age comics artist Allen Bellman is the Guest of Honor. He started working for Timely Comics (the predecessor to Marvel Comics) in 1942, and was soon inking backgrounds for Syd Shores on CAPTAIN AMERICA, and illustrating the original Human Torch, The Patriot, and other comic-book heroes. He also contributed illustrations to several pulps published by Martin Goodman, who also was behind Timely Comics.

He stayed in the comic-book industry into the 1950s, last working for Lev Gleason Publications.

Bellman will have on hand copies of his recent memoir of working in the golden-age comic industry, TIMELY CONFIDENTIAL: WHEN THE GOLDEN AGE OF COMICS WAS YOUNG, which was published by Bold Venture Press, the sponsor of Pulp AdventureCon.

The con is less than a month away. Not only are tickets available for attending, but you can probably still reserve a table if you’re interested in hawking your pulps or pop-culture-related material. Contact the organizers, Bold Venture Press’ Rich Harvey or Audrey Parente, at boldventure@aol.com.