PulpFest in the News

Jul 16, 2018 by

Throughout the year, PulpFest tries to maintain a presence on the worldwide web, offering posts about other conventions, honoring important pulp writers and artists on their birth anniversaries, and more. Our posts not only appear at pulpfest.com, but on our Facebook page and Twitter feed as well. You’ll also find us on event calendars like ANSIBLE‘s International EventsLocus Online‘s ConventionsPREVIEWSworld’s Convention Calendar, and Pittsburgh sites such as Popular Pittsburgh and the PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE events calendar. This year, PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE has listed PulpFest 2018 in its “Top 10 Things to Do in Pittsburgh in July.”

We also try to get the word out about PulpFest in other ways as well. One is through print advertising. Our ads have appeared in periodicals such as Richard Krauss’ THE DIGEST ENTHUSIASTANTIQUES & AUCTION NEWS, and TwoMorrows Publishing’s ALTER EGO and RETROFAN. We advertise heavily with postcard giveaways at book and comic shops, antique paper shows, and comic book, science fiction, and collectible conventions. Over the last year, we’ve distributed about 16,000 of our PulpFest postcards. Our four-page newsletter also goes out to those who express interest in PulpFest and its partner convention, FarmerCon.

Then there’s our advertising via Facebook — we have one going on right now — and other venues, including THE HORROR SHOW WITH BRIAN KEENE, a weekly podcast hosted by best-selling writer. Our advertisements were featured on episodes 166, 169, and 172. Click the link here or listen to Brian’s show via iTunesSpotifyProject EntertainmentiHeartRadio, or Stitcher.

You’ll find other references to PulpFest on gaming sites such as RPGGeek and BoardGameGeek (thanks to pulp and gaming fan, Rick Thomas) and even the trade show site 10times. Recently, the FanSided Network profiled PulpFest 2018 and its Guest of Honor, Joe Lansdale, on 1428 ELM, the network’s horror movies news and opinions site. And our 2018 New Fictioneers guest Sara Light-Waller talked about PulpFest during an interview with LewisTalk. Sara’s work has been compared to that of some of the great pulp writers.

If that’s not enough, you can listen to yours truly wax rhapsodic about pulps and PulpFest on BEHIND THE BOOKSHELVES. It’s an AbeBooks podcast, hosted by Richard Davies. The show is available via iTunesStitcherTunein, and Google Play. Or simply click on the picture at the bottom of this post and you’ll soon be listening to my musical voice. The PulpFest episode was released on June 30.

(Designed by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2018 post card features the work of freelance artist Mel Hunter. His painting was originally used as the cover to the May 1960 number of THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION. Philip José Farmer’s “Open to Me, My Sister” was featured on the issue’s cover. PulpFest 2018 has used Hunter’s cover art to promote our convention at book stores, comic shops, and other conventions and fairs.)

 

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