PulpFest Specials

Jul 29, 2015 by

2015 FlyerIn just over two weeks, PulpFest 2015 will begin its celebration honoring the 125th anniversary of the birth of celebration of H. P. Lovecraft as well as its salutes to WEIRD TALES and the Thrilling Group of pulp magazines. The convention begins on Thursday afternoon, August 13th, at 4 PM. That’s when you’ll have four hours to pick up your registration materials or, if you have yet to register for convention, sign up to become a member. We’ll also have dealers’ room set-up taking place from 4 to 11 PM on Thursday, August 13th. Click our red schedule button to see our complete schedule.

As we did during our 2014 convention, PulpFest will be offering early-bird shopping in the PulpFest dealers’ room on Thursday, August 13th, from 6 PM until 10 PM. To reward loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s substantial costs by staying three nights at our host hotel – the Hyatt Regency in the heart of Columbus — PulpFest 2015 will be providing free early-bird privileges. Thanks very much for your support.

Unfortunately, the Hyatt has been completely booked for about a month. So although you can no longer take advantage of our free early-bird offer, you can still partake in early shopping. If you prepay for your membership, Thursday night shopping will cost an additional $25 over the regular membership fee. Early-bird shopping privileges will cost $30 if you pay for them at the door. Advance registration will be available through Monday, August 10th. Please click the red registration button on our home page and you’re on your way. You can pay for your membership using the Paypal link that’s located under “Payment Instructions” on our registration page. Only staff, dealers, and early-bird shoppers will be allowed into the dealers’ room during Thursday evening, August 13th. Please realize that due to travel conditions and other contingencies, PulpFest cannot guarantee that each and every registered dealer will be available during our early-bird hours.

But free early-bird shopping isn’t the only way that we’ll be thanking those who stay three nights at the Hyatt Regency. On Saturday, August 15th, PulpFest will be holding a drawing at the close of our annual business meeting for two full membership fee refunds. Two lucky convention attendees who have prepaid for their membership, booked a room for three nights at our host hotel, and have chosen to attend our business meeting will receive full refunds of their membership fees to PulpFest 2015. You must provide proof of your stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and be present at the drawing to receive your free membership refund.

Please remember that PulpFest will be sharing downtown Columbus with Matsuricon in August. Therefore, we are urging all of our members to book their hotel rooms for PulpFest 2015 as soon as possible! If you have not yet booked your room for PulpFest 2015, there are still some rooms available at nearby hotels. Please click here and you’ll find a link to a list of hotels to choose from. If you are not from the Columbus area and want to attend PulpFest 2015, we urge you 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. So what are you waiting for? Book a room for three nights and register now for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.”

(Join us August 13th – 16th at PulpFest 2015 for a celebration of H. P. Lovecraft and WEIRD TALES and a salute to the Thrilling Group of pulp magazines. Our flyer for this year’s convention features Matt Fox’s cover art for the November 1944 issue of WEIRD TALES. The cover story for the issue is August Derleth’s “The Dweller in Darkness,” a story that even S. T. Joshi — one of the author’s fiercest critics — has suggested “. . . is perhaps Derleth’s one relatively successful Mythos tale,” citing the Wisconsin setting and “effective atmosphere of cumulative horror.” Also featured in the issue are stories by Robert Bloch, Hannes Bok, Ray Bradbury, Manly Wade Wellman, and others.)