Our PulpFest 2019 Sponsors

Aug 5, 2019 by

As PulpFest prepares for this summer’s annual pulp con — running from August 15 – 18 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, we would like to thank our sponsors for their significant contributions.

Our 2019 “Welcome to PulpFest and FarmerCon” banner was sponsored by Meteor House. Many thanks to this fine small publisher for their generous donation. Meteor House will be launching a new collection at this year’s convention, Philip José Farmer’s GREATHEART SILVER AND OTHER PULP HEROES.

Although we’re rightfully proud of our substantial dealers’ room — featuring sixty-six different exhibitors — and our highly regarded programmingPulpFest is first and foremost a gathering where “you get to meet and talk to some of the greatest collectors and dealers.”

You can meet and socialize with these folks in the PulpFest hospitality suite. It will be back at the DoubleTree thanks to the generosity of the following PulpFest 2019 dealers:

We’d also like to thank two organizations for their help to fund the PulpFest website. For pulp enthusiasts pursuing educations, DoMyEssay.net and SmartWritingService are there to help. Take advantage of one of their great options to ease your burden.

Many thanks to all of our sponsors for their generous support of PulpFest. If you or your organization would like to join them as a convention or hospitality suite sponsor, please contact Mike Chomko, the convention’s marketing director, at mike@pulpfest.com.

(Hugo Gernsback announced the formation of “The Science Fiction League” in the April 1934 issue of WONDER STORIES. The League was being organized to “coordinate all who are interested in science fiction, into one comprehensive international group.”  One month later, Gernsback continued, “The (Science Fiction) movement still has not reached the great public, but efforts are made by all Science Fiction enthusiasts to spread its vogue . . . By word of mouth in the school and classroom, by getting new readers to read Science Fiction magazines, by inducing motion picture corporations to run Science Fiction films, by getting newspapers to publish Science Fiction stories, by getting broadcast stations to broadcast Science Fiction . . .”

The goals of The Science Fiction League pretty much mirror those of PulpFest:

“. . . a convention dedicated to the premise that the pulps had a profound effect on popular culture across the globe. . . . It seeks to honor the pulps by drawing attention to the many ways these throwaway magazines have inspired writers, artists, film directors, game designers, and other creators over the years.”

They also mirror the goals of our hospitality suite sponsor, First Fandom Experience:

“Our goal is to bring to life the experience of the pioneering fans who were instrumental in defining, promoting and supporting science fiction in the 1930s and beyond.”

For an opportunity to meet First Fandom Experience and our other fine sponsors, please register for PulpFest by clicking the Register button below our homepage banner. The deadline for advance registrations is Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10 PM eastern time. So what are you waiting for?)

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Our Newest Sponsor

May 2, 2016 by

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For a number of years, PulpFest has accepted sponsors for its website. Organizations such as Galaxy Press and EssayScribes.com have made significant contributions to the convention through their sponsorships.

In March of this year, PulpFest added its newest sponsor, AbeBooks.com, the online marketplace for books. Millions of brand new books, used books, rare books, and out-of-print books are offered for sale from thousands of booksellers around the world through the AbeBooks websites. Readers can find bestsellers, collectors can find rare books, students can find new and used textbooks, and treasure hunters can find long-lost books.

AbeBooks is a company with a passion for books. Booksellers love AbeBooks for helping them to sell books to buyers around the globe – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Buyers love AbeBooks for helping them to find and purchase books from its vast online inventory, stretching around the world with six international sites. The AbeBooks blog, Reading Copy, is a valuable daily source of company and book-related news.

PulpFest is extremely pleased to welcome AbeBooks as a sponsor. Not only has AbeBooks added their name to our growing list of web site sponsors — you’ll find their logo on our home page — they have also asked to sponsor this year’s PulpFest name tags and program guides. Additionally, AbeBooks will be offering two hardcover copies of Mike Ashley’s SCIENCE FICTION REBELS, the fourth volume in the author’s History of the Science-Fiction Magazine as door prizes at the July convention. Covering the period from 1981 to 1990, Ashley’s book charts a significant revolution throughout science fiction, much of which was driven by the alternative press, and by new editors at the leading magazines. The period saw the emergence of the cyberpunk movement, and the drive for, what the late David Hartwell called, “The Hard SF Renaissance.”

Amazing Stories 31-05Published by the Liverpool University Press as part of its Liverpool Science Fiction Texts series, SCIENCE FICTION REBELS retails for over $100. PulpFest will be randomly selecting two members present at this year’s convention to receive hardbound copies of Mike Ashley’s new work of science fiction scholarship. An expert in popular culture, Mike has specialized in the history of science fiction and fantasy for over thirty years. He is the author and editor of over sixty books that in total have sold over a million copies worldwide. His seven-part series “The AMAZING Story” ran on the PulpFest website during February and March 2016 and proved to be tremendously popular.

AbeBooks remains a company with a passion for books as well as a “passion for pulps!” Be sure to watch for the AbeBooks banner at PulpFest 2016 and you may be one of our two lucky winners who take home a copy of Mike Ashley’s SCIENCE FICTION REBELSWe hope to see you at “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con,” taking place from Thursday evening, July 21 and running through Sunday afternoon, July 24 in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center. You’ll have a FANTASTIC time!

(Leo Morey’s cover to the May 1931 issue of AMAZING STORIES also served as the cover art for the first volume in Mike Ashley’s acclaimed “The History of the Science-Fiction Magazine.” Originally published by Liverpool University Press in 2000, Ashley’s book is long out of print. Copies however, can still be located via AbeBooks.com.)

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