Lights, Camera Action — Cinevent 2017

Apr 24, 2017 by

If you’re a fan of silent and early sound films or a collector of motion pictures and related items, then Cinevent 2017 is for you. One of the associated conventions – along with FarmerCon and Monster Bash – found on our home page, this year’s Cinevent runs from May 25 through May 28 in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel on 50 North 3rd Street in the heart of Columbus, Ohio.

For nearly fifty years, Cinevent has gathered fans of silent and early sound films, as well as collectors of motion pictures and related items. The convention was co-founded by Steve Haynes — a big fan and supporter of PulpFest — who passed away in April of 2015.

In addition to over one-hundred tables of movie-related collectibles such as posters, lobby cards, press kits, DVDs and 16 mm films, Cinevent hosts one of the country’s largest live auctions of vintage posters. The convention also features an extensive schedule of classic sound and silent films. For a look at this year’s Cinevent film program, click here.

To book a room at the Renaissance Columbus, the convention’s host hotel, click here. And to keep abreast of the latest details on this fun convention, be sure to like the Cinevent Facebook page.

Although PulpFest 2017 will not have its own film program, the convention will still have a lot of great programming. Add to that a dealers’ room featuring tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books, as well as newspaper adventure strips. So what are you waiting for? Start making your plans to join us at the “pop culture center of the universe” for PulpFest 2017. It will be held July 27 through July 30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” of Pittsburgh.

(George Waggner’s 1941 film MAN-MADE MONSTER, starring Lionel Atwill and Lon Chaney, Jr., will be one of the many films shown at this year’s Cinevent. The convention screens 16mm films nearly continually through the entire weekend.)

Lights, Camera Action — Cinevent 2016

May 4, 2016 by

Cinvevent PosterIf you’re a fan of silent and early sound films or a collector of motion pictures and related items, then Cinevent 48 is for you. One of the associated conventions – along with FarmerCon – found on our home page, this year’s Cinevent runs from June 2 through June 5 in the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel on 50 North 3rd Street, just a few blocks from the Hyatt Regency, the PulpFest 2016 host hotel.

For nearly fifty years, Cinevent has featured movie screenings almost continually every day of the convention from morning through evening. The convention was co-founded by Steve Haynes — a big fan and supporter of PulpFest — who passed away in April of 2015.

In addition to over one-hundred tables of movie-related collectibles such as posters, lobby cards, press kits, DVDs, and 16 mm films, Cinevent features an extensive schedule of classic sound and silent films and one of the country’s largest live auctions of vintage posters. For a look at this year’s Cinevent film program, click here, and to keep abreast of the latest details on this fun convention, be sure to like the Cinevent Facebook page.

To book a room at the Renaissance Columbus, visit the Cinevent FAQ page and look for the “2016 Cinevent Hotel Registration” link, or, as a service to our associated convention, click hereIt’s our way of thanking Cinevent for its past and continuing support of PulpFest.

Although PulpFest 2016 will not have its own film program, the convention will still have a lot of great programming, plus a dealers’ room featuring tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books, as well as newspaper adventure strips. So what are you waiting for? Start making your plans to join us at the “pop culture center of the universe” for PulpFest 2016.

(King Vidor’s 1928 film THE CROWD, starring James Murray and Eleanor Boardman, will be one of the silent films shown at this year’s Cinevent. As with all of the convention’s silent films, it will be presented with live piano accompaniment.)

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Visiting Columbus

Nov 23, 2015 by

Columbus German VillageIf you’re thinking about attending PulpFest 2016, why not bring your spouse or even your whole family? Columbus, Ohio, is a very walkable city with hip galleries, shops, dining, nightlife, sports and hotels just steps from the Hyatt Regency in the Short North Arts District and the Arena District. Other downtown districts — German Village, the Brewery District, and the Theatre District — are within 10 blocks of the hotel, quite reachable on foot or via a short cab ride. You can also utilize Columbus’ free circulator bus, the CBUS, for a quick and easy way to hop from the Short North to German Village. Or take advantage of nice weather and rent a bike for the day through the CoGo bike share program.

The city of Columbus is home to wide range of world-class museums. The Columbus Museum of Art enjoys an international reputation for its distinguished collections of European and American Modernism, while the Wexner Center for the Arts is Columbus’ premier contemporary arts institution. The Center of Science and Industry — COSI — features exhibits and demonstrations relating to the worlds of science and industry. Aimed at both the young and old, with exhibits that tie contemporary times to the historical past, COSI is sure to have something for everyone.

Columbus ConservatoryThe Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is dedicated to the history of motorcycles and motorized bikes, while the Franklin Park Conservatory features 90 acres of outdoor green space, 400 plant species, 100 butterfly species, 800 feet of model railroad track, 7,000 panes of glass, and 100 years of tradition. Visitors can explore a tropical rainforest, a cool Himalayan mountain, or an inviting Pacific island water garden. Take a free historic and architecturally stunning tour of the Ohio Statehouse downtown or visit the Thurber House, located next to the newly renovated Columbus Metropolitan Library, is a living house museum celebrating James Thurber, author of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and other works.

Just north of the city are the top-ranked Columbus Zoo and Aquarium — which hosts a wide variety of land and marine animals including Florida manatees, wildebeests, Masai giraffes, and Burmese pythons — and the Olentangy Indian Caverns where you can beat the heat during the summer months.

If baseball is your thing then the Cleveland Indians AAA affiliate, the Columbus Clippers, play at Huntington Park in the energetic Arena District of downtown Columbus, home to our host hotel, the beautiful Hyatt Regency. For those who like to roll the dice or play the horses, the Hollywood Casino Columbus lies to the city’s west while Scioto Downs is to the south.

If you enjoy fresh food, the North Market, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt, is the city’s only public market. It’s home to nearly three dozen unique, independent merchants and farmers that sell a wide variety of fresh, local, authentic food. For the shopper interested in some of the nation’s premier retailers, the Easton Town Center is an outdoor shopping area with more than 200 stores, restaurants, a 30-screen AMC and IMAX theatre, a comedy club, and much more. Polaris Fashion Place, located on the north side of the city, offers retail anchors like Saks Fifth Avenue. And don’t forget that Columbus is ranked #3 on the “Fashionable Destinations” list. You can find out why by visiting the shopping page of the Experience Columbus website.

Columbus ClippersFor those who enjoy music and food, the Jazz and Rib Fest will take place along the Arena District’s riverfront in McFerson Commons and North Bank Park from Friday, July 22nd, through Sunday, July 24th. Three stages will host the finest local, regional and international jazz artists, while barbeque pit masters will serve up sizzling ribs, chicken and more. Savor the best ribs from around the country as 23 award-winning barbeque teams compete for the festival’s “Best Ribs” bragging rights. It’s about a 15-minute stroll from the Hyatt Regency Columbus, and admission is free!

These are just a few of the many events and amenities offered by the city of Columbus, Ohio. Below are some resources for conventioneers and their family members to learn more about the many things that PulpFest’s host city has to offer:

Columbus, Ohio, Official Site — welcome to Columbus.

Experience Columbus — visitor’s guide to the city, presented by the convention and visitor’s bureau.

Discover Ohio — quick guide to Columbus attractions.

ColumbusArts.com — your guide to cultural events and organizations in central Ohio.

The Columbus Dispatch — catch up on the local news.

Columbus Alive — a guide to city life, restaurants, the arts and entertainment.

Click here to request a Columbus Visitors Guide by mail.

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And for those who would like to experience more of the state of Ohio, below are some resources to help you in your journey:

Discover Ohio — what to do and where to go in the state of Ohio.

Arts in Ohio — a guide to arts and cultural events in Ohio.

Ohio Magazine — beauty, adventure, and fun in the state of Ohio.

Join PulpFest 2016 to be part of a great celebration of American popular culture in a great American city. Start making your plans right now to join the 45th convening of “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con” in 2016. It will take place July 21–24 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

(If you have any questions about Columbus, Ohio’s own Jack Cullers is the man to contact. You can reach him at jack@pulpfest.com. Pictured above are views of German Village, the Franklin Park Conservatory, Huntington Park, and the Jazz and Rib Fest.)

Countdown to PulpFest 2015

Jun 17, 2015 by

2015 Full Page AdIt’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2015! On Thursday, August 13th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking www.pulpfest.com and visiting often or by liking our Facebook page. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2015 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating the 125th anniversary of horror master H. P. Lovecraft as well as the Standard Magazines pulp chain. We’ve already covered a lot of our programming plans concerning the Thrilling Group. Stay tuned for more information about our salute to H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES. And don’t forget about this year’s guest of honor, author Chet Williamson. He became interested in Lovecraft as a kid and has remained a devotee ever since. Chet has been writing in the fields of horror, science fiction, and suspense since 1981.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2015! There’s no other way to be sure to be part of “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” Although all the rooms at our host hotel, the Hyatt Regency Columbus are booked, there are still rooms available in the downtown area. Please visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention.

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To book a room, you can also visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PulpFest and click on the post pinned to the top of the page. You’ll be directed to a list of hotels to choose from. If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, we urge to book your room now and not later. Rooms that are relatively close to PulpFest are disappearing fast during the time frame of our convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

PulpFest also recommends tripadvisor.com as a way to book a room for our 2015 convention. Although the Hyatt is completely booked, we want everyone to be able to make it to the “pop culture center of the universe” and “summer’s great pulp con. So if you’re not from the Columbus area, please book a room as soon as possible to be sure to have a place to stay for PulpFest 2015. With the programming line-up that we have and our great dealer’s room, we want everyone to have a chance to attend our convention. Rest assured, you’ll be glad you did!

We look forward to seeing you in Columbus from August 13th – 16th for PulpFest 2015.

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Cinevent! 47 Years of Classic Films in Columbus

May 1, 2015 by

CineventIf you’re a fan of silent and early sound films or a collector of motion pictures and related items, then Cinevent 47 is for you. One of the associated conventions–along with FarmerCon–found on our home page, Cinevent is moving to a new location for 2015, just a few blocks from the Hyatt Regency, our host hotel. Cinevent 47 will take place May 22nd through May 25th at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel on 50 North 3rd Street. In addition to the usual Cinevent activities, this year’s convention will also be honoring the memory of Cinevent co-founder Steve Haynes, who passed away in April of this year.

In addition to over one-hundred tables of movie-related collectibles such as posters, lobby cards, presskits, DVDs, and 16 mm films, Cinevent features an extensive schedule of classic sound and silent films and one of the country’s largest live auctions of vintage posters. For a look at this year’s Cinevent film program, click here, and to keep abreast of the latest details on this fun convention, be sure to like the Cinevent Facebook page. One recent announcement is the addition of a nearly-lost Thelma Todd movie, TAKE THE STAND, to the convention’s film program.

And don’t forget, PulpFest 2015 will have its own film program, centering around motion pictures inspired by the work of H. P. Lovecraft. We’ll be showing OUT OF MIND, THE CALL OF CTHULHU, and THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS, plus three short features that originally ran on ROD SERLING’S NIGHT GALLERY. Keep watching our home page for posts on these and all of the great programming planned for this year’s PulpFest.

Book a Room for PulpFest 2015

Jan 16, 2015 by

You want to go to PulpFest 2015, but where do you sleep?!

By staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, you’ll help to ensure the convention’s success. To reward loyal attendees who support the convention by staying at the host hotel, PulpFest will provide an early-bird membership at no extra charge.

For PulpFest 2015, it’s easy to book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus:

1) Click this Link

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2) Make a call to 1-888-421-1442. (Make sure you tell them you would like the PulpFest rate.)

You can reserve a room at the special convention rate of $116 per night plus tax, which includes one free parking pass and free Wi-Fi, if you do so by July 1, 2015. Additional cars will be charged at the discounted rate of $10 overnight with in/out privileges.

Visit (and bookmark) the PulpFest 2015 Hotel Information page for answers to your other questions.

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Presenting Our 2014 Dealers!

Aug 1, 2014 by

PulpFest will have more than fifty dealers and their partners filling well-over one-hundred tables at our 2014 convention. Seven of our dealers will be brand new to PulpFest. We’ll also be hosting a number of dealers returning to the convention after a few years absence. So please give them all a hearty welcome to “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!” We’d like them back again for many conventions to come.

You’ll find a list of all the dealers who will be attending PulpFest 2014 by clicking here. Please pay our dealers’ page a visit to see what our sellers will be offering at this year’s convention. And don’t forget, we’re also planning a great auction for Saturday night featuring seventy-five lots of pulps, twenty-five lots of material from the estate of Weird Tales author Everil Worrell, and other surprises.

The PulpFest 2014 dealers’ room will be open on Thursday night, August 7th, from 6 to 10 PM for early-bird shopping. To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s costs by staying three nights at our host hotel–the Hyatt Regency in the heart of Columbus–PulpFest is pleased to offer free early-bird privileges. Due to the proximity of our convention, the Hyatt’s online reservation system is now closed, but you may still be able to get a room by calling 1-888-421-1442. Be sure to mention PulpFest when placing your reservation.

For those who will not be staying at the Hyatt Regency, you’ll be able to purchase early-bird privileges for an extra four hours of shopping on Thursday evening by paying a nominal fee of $30. However, please be aware that no advance registrations for PulpFest 2014 will be accepted after Monday, August 4th. Our Paypal page will shut down at 10 PM on that day.

For those who have preregistered, you will be able to pick up your membership material at the entrance to the dealers’ room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus on Thursday evening, August 7th, between 5 and 9 PM, and on Friday morning, August 8th, between 9 and 10 AM. During the rest of the convention, you will be able to pick up your materials at the registration desk starting at 10 AM.

Our dealers’ room will be open to all registered PulpFest 2014 members beginning on Friday, August 8th, at 10 AM. It will remain open until 5 PM on Friday.

Our Saturday dealers’ room hours on August 9th will be from 10 AM until 4:45 PM. We’ll be shutting down fifteen minutes early for people to get ready for our Saturday night group dinner at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, just a few minutes walk from the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Unfortunately, we can’t take any more reservations for this event as all seats have been taken.

Sunday’s dealers’ room hours will be limited as many of our dealers will be packing up for their trips home. Limited buying and selling opportunities will be available from 9 AM until 2 PM on Sunday, August 10th. Bargains may be available, but please do not come expecting to find  many sellers who are not occupied with packing their wares as they prepare to depart Columbus.

Dealers will be able to set up their displays for the convention on Thurday afternoon, August 7th, beginning at 4 PM. We will remain open until 11 PM for sellers to complete their preparations. All dealers are expected to be set up by 11 PM on Thursday evening. If you are not able to comply, please discuss your needs with convention chairperson Jack Cullers by emailing him at jack@pulpfest.com  or writing him at 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305.

PulpFest 2014 is shaping up to be one of the biggest and best pulp cons of all time. Please join us at the Hyatt Regency located at 350 North High Street, in the heart of the active Arena District, just a few minutes’ walk from the trendy Short North Arts District in Columbus, Ohio. Come and enjoy “Summer’s Great Pulp Con” from August 7th – 10th. We’ll be waiting for you!

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Countdown to PulpFest

Jun 18, 2014 by

FlyerIt’s just fifty days to PulpFest 2014! On Thursday, August 7th, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio for the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the convention that has become summer’s pulp-culture center of the universe.

Over the next three weeks we’ll be posting a new update to our home page every other day. We’ll be talking about our early-bird special, this year’s Munsey Award nominees, our Pulpster program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by subscribing to our “email list.” It’s easy to do. Just scroll down to the small gray box near the top of our the home page, fill in your name and email address, click the “join” button, and you will soon be on your way.

Starting on July 10th, we’ll begin a daily update, offering information about our programmingPulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2014 convention is shaping up to be one of our best. We’ll be celebrating science fiction’s golden year of 1939 and seventy-five years of fantastic fiction, as well as 80 years of the shudder pulps, zeroing in on the weird-menace magazines of 1934.

In addition to our home page, we’ll also be posting updates to our Facebook site. So be sure to like PulpFest on Facebook and ask for our posts to be delivered to your personal Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting about our home page updates. We’ll also be posting to a variety of Yahoo newsgroups such as Pulpmags and Flearun.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time for you to subscribe, like, or follow PulpFest! There’s no other way to be sure to have all the goods about “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” We look forward to seeing you in Columbus. We’ll be there from August 7 – 10 for PulpFest 2014.

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PulpFest is Open for Business

Feb 5, 2014 by

FlyerAfter a couple of weeks of grueling work by our communications department, the PulpFest website has been fully updated. Except for the pages referring to conventions past, each and every page was examined from top to bottom and improved using the ideas of both organizing committee members and you, our dedicated supporters. Thank you to everyone for your help and encouragement as we prepare for the 43rd annual summer pulp con. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus starting on Thursday evening, August 7th and running until mid-afternoon on Sunday, August 10th. So what are you waiting for? Click on the link above, reserve a room, and make your plans to attend PulpFest 2014!   (more…)

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