Selling at PulpFest 2019

Jan 21, 2019 by

Are you interested in selling at PulpFest 2019? If your specialty is pulp magazines, genre fiction, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers, original art, series books, dime novels, men’s adventure, true crime, digest, or slick magazines, Big Little Books, B-movies, serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, or Golden, Silver, or Bronze Age comic books, then PulpFest is for you.

The people who attend PulpFest are vintage pop culture enthusiasts and lovers of genre fiction and art. So it’s a great place to sell science-fiction, mystery and detective fiction, adventure or western fiction, original artwork, and more. And it doesn’t have to be old! Publishers such as Adventures in BronzeAge of Aces, and Murania Press do well selling their pulp reprints and related materials. So do resellers such as Mike Chomko, Books and Martin Grams. Authors and new pulp publishers such as William Patrick MaynardFlinch Books, and Meteor House have found PulpFest to be a great event to market today’s genre fiction.

The exhibition hall at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will enable PulpFest 2019 to have over 100 six-foot tables in its dealers’ room. Wall tables — which are limited — will cost $100 and island tables will be $90. Dealers and their helpers will also be required to purchase full weekend memberships. Advance memberships cost $35 – 40. You can click here to download the convention’s 2019 member registration form. For additional information about registration, please click the “register” button below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page.

To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton, please click the button that reads “Book a Room.” It’s just below the PulpFest banner at the top of the convention’s home page. Two complimentary breakfast coupons are included in our hotel’s nightly rate as well as free wifi. Parking is free. Rest assured, PulpFest is very appreciative of all the dealers who help to reduce the convention’s substantial costs by staying at the DoubleTree.

Our dealers’ room will be open at 10 AM on Friday and Saturday, August 16 – 17, and remain open until 4:45 PM. It will also be open on Sunday, August 18, from 9 AM until 2 PM. And don’t forget about our early-bird shopping hours on Thursday evening, August 15, from 4 to 8 PM. Dedicated fans of popular culture will be there to enjoy an extra four hours of shopping.

The convention will be promoted through Internet advertising and post-card giveaways at book and comic shops, collectibles events, and other venues. PulpFest will also be advertising in ALTER EGOPAPERBACK PARADE, and other periodicals.

Later this year, we’ll be writing about all of the dealers who will be selling at PulpFest 2019. Our marketing and programming director, Mike Chomko, will be putting these posts together and releasing them through our home page and social media sites.

So what are you waiting for? Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2019 as a dealer and sell to hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe!

We look forward to seeing you from August 15 – 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just nineteen miles north of Pittsburgh in Mars, Pennsylvania. Please join us at PulpFest 2019 — “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” — where your sales will simply be FANTASTIC!

(If you have a display rack and a nice run of pulps for sale, why not create a modern day newsstand such as the one pictured in our post? It’s a photograph of a St. Louis newsstand , circa January 1939. Featured are pulp magazines and comic books dated February and March 1939. Many thanks to The Pulp.Net for sharing the photo from their wonderful photo gallery.

We’ll be exploring the profound effect of the pulps on popular culture across the globe at this year’s PulpFest. The fiction and art of the pulps reverberated through a wide variety of mediums — comic books, movies, paperbacks and genre fiction, television, men’s adventure magazines, radio drama, and even video, anime, and role-playing games. Please join us at PulpFest 2019 for “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories.”

For more information on selling at PulpFest, please contact Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com or by regular mail at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305.)

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