Get a PulpFest Hat and Show Your Pulp Pride!

Aug 1, 2016 by

PulpFest caps

As part of the many free giveaways featured at PulpFest 2016, every dealer who attended this year’s convention received a free PulpFest baseball cap. Chairman Jack Cullers still has a few caps available for sale, in either red or black. The cost is $16 per cap, postage paid.

If you’d like one of these great caps to show your pride in the pulps, please send your check or money order to David J. Cullers, 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305. You can also pay Jack via Paypal. Please be sure to click the “Send Money to Friends or Family” button when paying via Paypal. After all, if you want to display your pulp pride, you’re surely a friend of PulpFest. Please send your payment to jack@pulpfest.com.

When placing your order, please specify what color you prefer and include your mailing and email address. This offer is only good in the United States of America. Act now as quantities are limited!

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Free Stuff at PulpFest 2015

Jul 4, 2015 by

Fighting Yank 44-02Bring on the fireworks! It’s time to celebrate our nation’s freedom. What better time for PulpFest 2015 to offer our thanks for some of the donated material that our members will receive free of charge when they join our convention at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio from August 13th through the 16th?

Thanks are owed to the Catalyst Game Labs‘ demonstration team who will not only show our gamers a fun time through their SHADOWRUN adventures, but will also be offering adventure modules and rule books as game prizes.

We’d like to offer many thanks to Chaosium, a publisher of books and games and the creator of CALL OF CTHULHU, one of the most recognized role playing games in the world. Chaosim has donated a selection of books and role playing game supplements to be used as prizes for PulpFest‘s new gaming track.

Likewise, Engle Publishing has generously offered to provide copies of THE PAPER & ADVERTISING COLLECTORS’ MARKETPLACE for distribution free of charge at PulpFest. They’ve been doing so since the first PulpFest in 2009.

Gordon Van Gelder and FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, the award-winning magazine that is celebrating its 66th anniversary in 2015, will again be offering copies of back issues for our members. Gordon’s magazine has been supporting PulpFest — and Pulpcon before it — for many years. We’re extremely grateful for its longstanding support.

Feral House has generously offered us a pair of exciting new books: PULP MACABRE: THE ART OF LEE BOWN COYE’S FINAL AND DARKEST ERA and a new and expanded edition of IT’S A MAN’S WORLD: MEN’S ADVENTURE MAGAZINES, THE POST-WAR PULPS. Attend our evening programming on Friday or Saturday night and you’ll have a chance to win a copy of one of these two fine books.

Paizo Inc., a leading publisher of fantasy role-playing games, accessories, board games, and novels, will be providing adventure modules and rule books for gaming track prizes. A number of Paizo’s PATHFINDER games will be played at PulpFest 2015run by the Columbus chapter of the Ohio Pathfinder Society.

Another strong supporter of our new gaming track has been Pelgrane Press. publisher of Kenneth Hite’s award-winning TRAIL OF CTHULHU — a role playing game based on the creatures, cults, and gods found in the work of H. P. Lovecraft and other writers — Pelgrane has donated six game modules and several specialty dice that will be used as prizes during PulpFest’s new gaming track. They’ve also provided a couple of game master screens that will be used by those running this year’s games.

Tom Brown and Radio Archives, the leading producer of old-time radio collections and pulp audiobooks, for sending a pair of Will Murray’s DOC SAVAGE audiobooks that will be awarded as door prizes for our members who attend our evening programming on Friday or Saturday.

Finally, we’ll also have a selection of LOCUS MAGAZINE back issues, reporting on the science-fiction and fantasy fields since 1968. These were donated to the convention by our guest of honor, writer Chet Williamson.

We’d also like to thank the many bookstores and comic shops throughout Ohio and other states, as well as the many book fairs and conventions that have helped to promote “Summer’s Great Pulp Con” all through the past year. We couldn’t do it without you. Thanks so much!

(The Fighting Yank first appeared in STARTLING COMICS #10, dated September 1941. The character was given its own book in the fall of 1942, only one of two Standard Comics super heroes to be so honored. A supernaturally created character, he was Standard’s answer to Timely’s Captain America and the many other mainstream Golden Age patriotic heroes. The Yank also appeared in AMERICA’S BEST COMICS. Created by Richard Hughes and artist Jon Blummer, the series ended in 1949.

Many covers for THE FIGHTING YANK — including the 7th issue, dated February 1944 — were drawn by Alex Schomburg, an artist who began contributing covers and interior art to the Thrilling pulp line during the 1930s. Later, he began working for Ned Pines’ Standard Comics, the parent company of Better Publications and Nedor Publishing. He would produce about three hundred covers for Standard Comics as well as two hundred for Timely/Marvel. His best remembered works are his covers for the Timely superheroes Captain America, the Human Torch, and Sub-Mariner.)

Free Stuff at PulpFest 2014

Jul 2, 2014 by

Skull IslandAs our nation prepares to celebrate its freedom in a few days, it’s time for PulpFest 2014 to offer our thanks for some of the free material that our members will receive when they join us at the Hyatt Regency in the heart of downtown Columbus, Ohio on August 7 – 10.

Laura Mac and Bags Unlimited for contributing a variety of collector supplies that will serve as door prizes.

Ben Ohmart and BearManor Media for donating 100 copies of Hold That Joan, a biography of comedienne Joan Davis.

Engle Publishing for sending copies of The Paper & Advertising Collectors’ Marketplace for distribution free of charge at PulpFest.

The Estate of Rusty Hevelin for its donation of several older back issues of PulpFest‘s program book, The Pulpsterfor our members’ enjoyment.

Gordon Van Gelder and Fantasy & Science Fiction, the award-winning magazine that is celebrating its 65th anniversary in 2014, for donating one-hundred back issues for our members.

Tom Brown and Radio Archives, the leading producer of old-time radio collections and pulp audiobooks, for sending seven complete audiobooks that will be awarded as door prizes for our members who attend our afternoon or evening programming.

We’d also like to thank the many bookstores and comic shops throughout Ohio and other states, as well as the many book fairs and conventions that helped us promote “Summer’s Great Pulp Con” all through the past year.

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