PulpFest was founded in October 2008 by four pulp fans who saw a need for a vibrant and proactive summer pulp convention. Mike Chomko, Jack Cullers, Ed Hulse, and Barry Traylor joined together, and along with web and art designer Chris Kalb, set out to build a convention from scratch. Following a great deal of time and hard work, PulpFest 2009 took place on July 31 – August 2, 2009 in the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. It was a resounding success.
In the pages that follow, you will be able to read a convention report from Dime Novel Round-Up and many of the posts that were released on the convention’s website in the days, weeks and months leading up to the 2009 convention. In them, you’ll learn about the wide-ranging programming of the first PulpFest, the creation of the Munsey Award, and much, much more.
If you’d like to learn more about the history of PulpFest, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the organizing committee members. You’ll find their email addresses scattered throughout this website and at the bottom of the FAQ Page.