More Cons! ECOF, REH Days & Classicon

Apr 30, 2018 by

With about ninety days to go until PulpFest 2018, you might be getting a little bit hungry for some pulps or pulp fiction. To whet your appetite for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” here are three more conventions that will take place during the next two months.

The 2018 gathering of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship is planned for the weekend of May 18 – 20. Hosted by the Northwest Coast Mangani, it will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, located in Folsom, California. James Rollins, the author of more than 30 science fiction and thriller novels — including the bestselling Sigma Force series — will be the guest of honor. Also appearing will be artists Tom Yeates, Dan Parsons, and Mike Royer; authors Christopher Paul Carey and David Lemmo; legendary book and comic seller Bud Plant; and the folks from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. For additional information on the 2018 ECOF — including a schedule of events — please visit Bill and Sue-On Hillman’s ERBzine or email Don Gray at dgrayjr@sbcglobal.netYou can also reach Don by calling 916-933-8050.

This year’s Robert E. Howard Days will feature one of the mainstays of Howard Fandom — Bill Cavalier — as its guest of honor. Better known as “Indy,” Cavalier is the long-time Official Editor of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association (REHupa). A participant in the first REHupa visit to Cross Plains back in 1986, Indy was among those responsible for the establishment of the ongoing Robert E. Howard Days tradition.

The annual gathering of Two-Gun Bob’s fans is presented by Project Pride of Cross Plains and sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation, with help from the members of the REHupa. The convention will celebrate members of all three of these organizations, as well as the hundreds of REH fans from all over the world. The theme will be “Celebrating REH Fans!” Visit the Howard Days home page or Facebook site to learn more about this great event. It takes place in Cross Plains, Texas — Howard’s home town — on June 8 – 9.

Classicon is one of the oldest pulp and paperback shows. Featuring 35 tables and thousands of collectible pulp magazines, paperbacks, vintage comic books, original artwork, and more, it is held in the spring and the fall in Lansing, Michigan. The next Classicon will take place on Saturday, June 9. Admission is $3. For more information, please write to the Curious Book Shop at 304 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, by email at curiousbooks@gmail.com, or by telephone at 517-332-0112.

Hopefully, these cons will keep you satisfied while you await PulpFest 2018 —  the destination for fans and collectors of genre fiction — both new and vintage — pop art and illustration, and much more. It will begin on Thursday, July 26, and run through Sunday, July 29.  Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” of Pittsburgh. The 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War and the centennial of the birth of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer will be the focal points of this year’s PulpFest. Our guest of honor will be award-winning author Joe Lansdale. Click our Programming button just below our home page banner to get a preview of all the great programming we’re planning for July.

To join PulpFest 2018, please click the Register button just below our home page banner. To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton — our host hotel — click one of the Book a Room buttons also found on our home page.

Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2018 and join hundreds of pulp and genre fiction fans at the pop culture center of the universe. You’ll have a great time, especially if you’re planning to stay at the DoubleTree! We look forward to seeing you in July.

(Tarzan is a registered trademark of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. Representatives from the company will be appearing at this year’s Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship. Although Joe Jusko — the artist who painted this striking portrait of Lord Greystoke and the golden lion, Jad-bal-ja — will not be appearing at this year’s ECOF, artists Tom Yeates, Dan Parsons, and Mike Royer will all be there.)

More Cons! ECOF, REH Days & Classicon

May 8, 2017 by

With eighty days to go until PulpFest 2017, you might be getting a little bit hungry for some pulps or pulp fiction. To whet your appetite for “Summer’s Hardboiled Pulp Con,” here are three more conventions that will take place in the next month or so.

This year’s Robert E. Howard Days will feature Paul Herman — author of THE NEVERENDING HUNT: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT E. HOWARD — as its guest of honor. Mr. Herman will be the speaker at the “Celebration Dinner” on Friday evening at the convention. He will discuss Howard as leading, “A Mildly Adventurous Life.” Additionally, Mr. Herman will be interviewed by Mark Finn and serve on two panels during the convention.

This annual gathering of Two-Gun Bob’s fans is presented by Project Pride of Cross Plains and sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation, with help from the members of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association. Visit the convention’s home page or Facebook site to learn more about this great event, taking place in Cross Plains, Texas — Howard’s home town — on June 9 – 10.

The 2017 gathering of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship is planned for the weekend of June 8 – 11. It will be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport North Marriott in Irving, Texas. Hosted by Jim Goodwin, the gathering will feature discussions on at least three new books: Buddy Saunders’ TARZAN AND THE CANNIBAL KING, Bob Zeuschner’s new Burroughs bibliography, and Joe Lukes’ THE DESCRIPTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE GROSSET AND DUNLAP REPRINTS. For additional information on the 2017 ECOF — including a schedule of events — please visit Bill and Sue-On Hillman’s ERBzine or email Jim Goodwin at jimmiecg@PRODIGY.NETYou can also reach Jim by calling 940-704-6499.

Classicon is one of the oldest pulp and paperback shows. Featuring 35 tables and thousands of collectible pulp magazines, paperbacks, vintage comic books, original artwork, and more, it is held in the spring and the fall in Lansing, Michigan. The next Classicon will take place later in June. Admission is $3. For more information, please write to the Curious Book Shop at 304 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823, by email at curiousbooks@gmail.com, or by telephone at 517-332-0112.

Hopefully, these cons will keep you satisfied while you wait for PulpFest 2017 —  the destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction, art and related materials. It will begin on Thursday, July 27, and run through Sunday, July 30.  Join us at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” of Pittsburgh. PulpFest will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Bloch and the work of pulp artist Gloria Stoll Karn, as well as the “Hardboiled Dicks, Dangerous Dames, and a Few Psychos” of the pulps! Click our Programming for 2017 button just below our home page banner to get a preview of all the great programming we’ll have at this year’s convention.

To register for PulpFest 2017, please click the Register for 2017 button just below our home page banner. To book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton — our host hotel — click one of the Book a Room buttons likewise located on our home page. Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2017 and join hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe. You’ll have a pulp-filled time, especially if you’re planning to stay at the DoubleTree! We look forward to seeing you in July.

(The Robert E. Howard Days 2017 banner was designed by Jeff Shanks and features Howard’s Underwood typewriter, the machine that he used to pound out 2.8 million words.)

More Cons! ECOF, Robert E. Howard Days, & Classicon

May 9, 2016 by

REH Days 2016

With just over 70 days to go until PulpFest 2016, you might be getting a little bit hungry for some pulps or pulp fiction. To whet your appetite for “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con,” here are three more conventions that will take place in the next month or so.

Like PulpFest 2016, this year’s Robert E. Howard Days will salute a variety of anniversaries: the fiftieth anniversary of the Lancer Books publication of CONAN THE ADVENTURER and the beginning of artist Frank Frazetta’s celebrated association with the work of Robert E. Howard; the thirtieth anniversary of Robert E. Howard Days; and the twentieth anniversary of the Howard movie THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. Michael Scott Myers, the screenwriter for the film, will be the convention’s guest of honor. Val Mayerik  — who worked for Marvel Comics for more than twenty years and illustrated CONAN THE BARBARIAN, THE SAVAGE SWORD OF CONAN, and CONAN THE SAVAGE — will be a special guest of the convention.

This annual gathering of Two-Gun Bob’s fans is presented by Project Pride of Cross Plains and sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation, with help from the members of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association. Visit the convention’s home page or Facebook site to learn more about this great event, taking place in Cross Plains, Texas on June 10 – 11.

On June 11, the Pulp Ark New Pulp Awards will be presented at the River City Comic Expo in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dedicated to promoting awareness of comic books and fandoms to encourage literacy, diversity, and camaraderie within the community, River City annually celebrates the contributions of comics and art to American culture. The convention will be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock on June 11 and 12.

Classicon is one of the oldest pulp and paperback shows. Featuring 35 tables and thousands of collectible pulp magazines, paperbacks, vintage comic books, original artwork, and more, it is held in the spring and the fall in Lansing, Michigan. The next Classicon will take place on June 18. Admission is $3. For more information, please write to the Curious Book Shop at 304 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 or by email at curiousbooks@gmail.com.

The 2016 gathering of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship is planned for the weekend of June 26 -28. It will be held at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills, California. Hosted by the  Los Angeles SubERBs and ERB, Inc., the gathering will culminate in an advance screening of the highly anticipated film, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, on the Warner Bros. studio lot. For additional information on the 2016 ECOF, please visit The Tarzan Files.

Hopefully, these cons will keep you satisfied while you wait for PulpFest 2016 —  the destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction, art and related materials. It will begin on Thursday, July 21, and run through Sunday, July 24.  Join us at the Hyatt Regency Columbus where PulpFest will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of H. G. Wells; 120 years of ARGOSYthe first pulp magazine; a century of genre fiction; ninety years of AMAZING STORIES, the first continuing science fiction magazine; eighty years of The Whisperer and The Skipper, two of the pulps’ superheroes; and much more! Click our 2016 schedule button just below our home page banner to get a preview of all the great programming we’ll have at this year’s convention.

To register for PulpFest 2016, please click the Register for 2016 button just below our home page banner. To book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus — our host hotel — click one of the Book a Room Now buttons likewise located on our home page. Start planning now to attend PulpFest 2016 and join hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe. You’ll have a FANTASTIC time, especially if you’re planning to stay at the Hyatt! We look forward to seeing you in July.

(The Robert E. Howard Days 2016 banner was designed by Jeff Shanks and features artwork by the incomparable Frank Frazetta, the artist who helped to popularize Howard’s adventures of Conan the Cimmerian.)

Pass the Hors D’oeuvres: Three More Cons

May 5, 2015 by

Howard Days

With 100 days to go until PulpFest 2015, you might be getting a little bit hungry for some pulps or pulp fiction. So pass the hors d’oeuvres and whet your appetite with these three conventions in the the next month or so.

Classicon is one of the oldest pulp and paperback shows. Featuring 35 tables and thousands of collectible pulp magazines, paperbacks, vintage comic books, original artwork, and more, it is held in the spring and the fall in Lansing, Michigan. For further information, write to the Curious Book Shop at 304 East Grand River Avenue, East Lansing, Michigan 48823 or by email at cbsmail@curiousbooks.com.

The 2015 gathering of the Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship or ECOF will be held June 4-7 at the Hilton Washington, DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center in Rockville, Maryland. The convention will be hosting the Dark Horse distribution launch of JUNGLE TALES OF TARZAN with a special limited edition available; a pre-publication discussion of Lee Strong’s “A Soldier of Poloda,” also being published by Dark Horse; and providing a panel on the making of “The Martian Legion,” featuring Buddy Saunders and Joe DeVito. Artist Tom Grindberg, who draws the Tarzan web-based comic for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., is the guest of honor.

Along with PulpFest, this year’s Robert E. Howard Days will salute the 125th anniversary of H. P. Lovecraft’s birth. They’ll be examining the celebrated horror writer’s relationship with Robert E. Howard. Artist and illustrator Mark Shultz will be the convention’s guest of honor. This annual gathering of Two-Gun Bob’s fans is presented by Project Pride of Cross Plains and sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation, with help from the members of the Robert E. Howard United Press Association. Visit the convention’s home page or Facebook site to learn more about this great event, taking place in Cross Plains, Texas on June 12-13.

Hopefully, these cons will keep your hunger at bay while you wait for the main course–PulpFest 2015. The destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials will begin on Thursday, August 13th and run through Sunday, August 16th.  Join us at the Hyatt Regency Columbus for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con,” celebrating 125 years of H. P. Lovecraft and Ned Pines’ “Thrilling Group” of pulp magazines! Click here to get a preview of all the great programming we have planned for this year’s convention.

(The 2015 Howard Days banner was designed by Jeff Shanks and features artwork by the convention’s guest of honor, artist and illustrator Mark Schultz.)