Thanks for Making PulpFest 2019 a Great Success!

Aug 26, 2019 by

Thanks to everyone who made PulpFest 2019 a resounding success. The PulpFest organizing committee is extremely pleased with the tremendous support that we received from everyone.

First, we want to thank our regular dealers who have been backing us since we mounted the first PulpFest in 2009. We are also happy about the dealers who were attending the convention for the first time or who were returning after being away for a few years. We hope that our 68 exhibitors had a great show.

We also have to thank everyone who attended the convention as a regular member. Without such support, our dealers would have no reason to come to PulpFest. Of course, thank you to all of the usual suspects who attend year after year. Thanks as well to all of those members who came to PulpFest for the first time or who returned after a few years’ absence. The convention’s attendance for 2019 was 430.

Planning is already well underway for PulpFest 2020 and the 49th convening of our summertime pulp con.  We’ll be setting our sights on Bradbury, BLACK MASK, and Brundage from August 6 – 9 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry in Mars, Pennsylvania. For good measure, we may add a touch of Brackett and Burroughs to the mix. As always, expect a terrific dealers’ room and superb programming.

To keep informed about PulpFest 2020,  please bookmark pulpfest.com or like our Facebook page. Over on Twitter, you’ll find tweets with our updates. You’ll also find selected posts on various newsgroups, including Pulpmags. And don’t forget about our Instagram page where we have been exploring “The Children of the Pulps.”

Wherever you look for PulpFest on the web, we’ll be sure to keep you informed of our plans.

(Designed by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2020 post card features Margaret Brundage’s cover painting for the October 1933 issue of WEIRD TALES. Brundage’s work — one of the most iconic images ever created for “The Unique Magazine” — illustrates the first segment of Edmond Hamilton’s four-part serial, “The Vampire Master.” The novel features Hamilton’s psychic detective, Dr. John Dale.

“The Vampire Master” is one of four stories that Hamilton wrote under the pseudonym of Hugh Davidson. All were originally published by WEIRD TALES, and later reissued by Haffner Press in the collection THE VAMPIRE MASTER AND OTHER TALES OF HORROR.)