Register Now for PulpFest 2019

Nov 26, 2018 by

PulpFest 2019 postcardPulpFest is accepting advance registrations for our 2019 convention, August 15 – 18. Register now and beat the rush. You’ll save money and get free early-bird shopping if you book a room at the convention’s host hotel. By staying at the DoubleTree, you help defray the convention’s expenses and show our hotel that PulpFest will help their bottom line.

There are plenty of rooms available at the beautiful DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. You can book a room directly through the PulpFest website. Just below the PulpFest banner at the top of our home page,  you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room.” Click the link and you’ll be redirected to a secure site where you can place your reservation.

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night.Included in the room rate are two complimentary breakfasts per room during your stay. Also included is free Wi-Fi in each sleeping room. Parking is free. You must book your room by July 31, 2019 in order to get the special convention rate.

For All Members

All PulpFest 2019 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2019 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Single-day membership for Friday or Saturday: $20
Single-day membership for Sunday: $10 (available only at the door)
Supporting Membership: $25

Additional Details

Children age 15 and younger, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted for free. However, they must be registered.

An early-bird membership will get you into the dealers’ room from 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, August 15. Only staff, dealers, and early-birds will be allowed into the dealers’ room during these hours. 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. Our evening programming will start at 8:15 PM on August 15.

If you register for a Sunday single-day membership, please be aware that many dealers will be packing up. Buying and selling opportunities may be limited.

All paying members, including supporting members, will receive a complementary copy of our program book, THE PULPSTER, a $10 value.

Early registration will be held outside the entrance to our dealers’ room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry on Thursday evening, August 15, running from 4 PM to 8 PM, and on Friday morning, August 16, running from 9 to 10 AM. If you are paying at the door, please have your completed registration form on hand to speed up the process. A full week-end membership at the door will cost $40, or $70 if you want to shop early. You’ll be able to pay for your registration at the door using cash, check, or credit card.

Please click here to download our 2019 member registration form. To pay for your membership, please see the instructions below.

For Dealers Only

Island-table rental fee: $90 per table
Wall-table rental fee: $100 per table

All dealers and their helpers are also required to purchase a membership to PulpFest 2019.

Our Tables

PulpFest 2019 will have over 100 six-foot tables in its 10,880-square-foot dealers’ room. Wall tables and placement within the dealers’ room will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Over forty wall tables will be available in our dealers’ room.

There will be no height restrictions on any tables. Displays will be allowed on tables as long as they can safely stand. Please use common sense and courtesy to design your displays. All members registering as dealers must have material for sale at their tables. If you have any special needs — positioning within the room, unique display requirements, electrical needs, and so on — please let us know when you register.

Although the focus of PulpFest 2019 will be pulp magazines and related materials, genre fiction, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, first edition hardcovers, series books, dime novels, original art, Big Little Books, B-movies and serials and related collectibles, old-time-radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books can also be sold. Please remember that PulpFest is not a comic book convention. Sexually explicit material, including PLAYBOY, PENTHOUSE, and OUI, will not be allowed.

Additional Details

Dealer set-up will take place on Thursday, August 15, from 3 – 10 PM. Selling to early-bird shoppers will be allowed on August 15, beginning at 4 PM and running until 8 PM. The dealers’ room will be open to dealers on Friday, August 16, beginning at 9 AM. It will open to all PulpFest members beginning at 10 AM. All dealers are expected to be set up on Thursday evening by 10 PM, and be open for business on Friday, August 16, at 10 AM. 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 the address noted below.

All registered dealers will be profiled in a series of posts that will run on the PulpFest website during July. Our marketing director, Mike Chomko, will be contacting you about this.

Please click here to download our 2019 dealer registration form. To pay for your dealer membership, please see the instructions below.

Payment Instructions

If you have any questions about member or dealer registrations, please write to Jack Cullers at one of the addresses noted below.

The deadline for advance registrations is Monday, August 12, 2019, at 10 PM eastern time. To pay for your registration, please send your check or money order to David J. Cullers, 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305, or use our PulpFest Paypal page. If you pay via Paypal, you’ll also have to register via email, providing all of the information required on our registration forms to Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2019 post card features the work of artist Walter Baumhofer. His painting was originally used as the cover for the March 1933 number of Street & Smith’s DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE.

The back of our PulpFest 2019 post card features the work of H. J. Ward. His painting of the “Man of Steel” originally hung in the office of Harry Donenfeld, president of DC Comics during its early history. The painting was commissioned to promote the Superman radio show that went on the air in 1940.

Our post cards are being distributed to book stores, comic shops, mail order dealers, conventions, book fairs, and other venues. They’ll be used to publicize all the wonders that are PulpFest 2019. If you’d like to help, please email the convention’s marketing director, Mike Chomko, at mike@pulpfest.com.)

Countdown to PulpFest

May 28, 2018 by

It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2018. On Thursday, July 26, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just nineteen miles north of the exciting city of Pittsburgh. Please click one of the Register buttons on our home page to learn how to join the annual summertime get-together for fans of popular fiction and art.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, our terrific programming, our PULPSTER program book, the PulpFest auction, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking pulpfest.com or liking our 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 including Pulpmags.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming. The presentations that we have planned for this year’s convention will be great! PulpFest 2018 will honor the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the First World War. The convention will focus on the so-called “war pulps” of the early twentieth century and the depiction of war in popular culture. We’ll also salute the centennial of the birth of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José FarmerJoin PulpFest 2018 and FarmerCon 100 for panels and presentations on the celebrated author of TARZAN ALIVE: A DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY OF LORD GREYSTOKEDOC SAVAGE: HIS APOCALYPTIC LIFE, the Riverworld and World of Tiers series, and many other works. Also planned is a rare gallery showing of original art by acclaimed writer-illustrator Mark Wheatley.

The convention’s guest of honor will be award-winning author Joe LansdaleThe author of over forty novels and many short stories, Lansdale has also written for comics, television, film, Internet sites, and more. Joe will be talking with Tony Davis on Saturday evening, July 28, and be available at select times during the convention. We’d like to thank our sponsor AbeBooks.com for helping to bring Mr. Lansdale and his wife to PulpFest 2018.

Our dealers’ room will feature tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, genre fiction, 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? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2018! There’s no other way for you to be part of our convention. While you’re at it, you can reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. Simply click one of the links on the PulpFest home page that reads “Book a Room.” Alternately, you can call 1-800-222-8733 to book a room by telephone. When calling, be sure to mention PulpFest to get the special convention rate. By staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton, you’ll help to ensure the convention’s success. Given its popularity, we urge every member to book a hotel room for PulpFest 2018 as soon as possible. The earlier you place your room reservation for this year’s PulpFest, the greater chance you will have of landing a room at this beautiful hotel.

Although the DoubleTree by Hilton is the ideal place to stay during the convention, we want everyone to be able to make it to the “pop culture center of the universe” and “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.” With our terrific programming line-up and our spacious dealer’s room, we want everyone to have a chance to attend PulpFest. Rest assured, you’ll have a FANTASTIC time! We look forward to seeing you at the DoubleTree from July 26 – 29 for PulpFest 2018.

(PulpFest 2018 will focus on the “war pulps” as part of its celebration of the centennial marking the end of World War I. The first magazine devoted to tales of war — WAR STORIES — was introduced by Dell Publishing in late 1926. About a year later, Fiction House issued the first aviation fiction magazine, AIR STORIES. The two genres were combined about half a year later when Dell’s WAR BIRDS hit the stands.

The pilots who flew and fought over Europe’s Western Front were naturals to a public starving for heroes and escape. Their exploits were told again and again in the magazines that followed the debut of WAR BIRDS: BATTLE BIRDS, DARE-DEVIL ACES, FLYING ACES, SKY FIGHTERS, WAR ACES, WINGS, and many others.

One of the more successful of the “air war” magazines was ACES. Published by Fiction House, it debuted at the end of 1928 and lasted for 74 issues. The May 1929 number featured cover art by H. C. Murphy. The artist — best remembered today for his BLACK MASK covers — painted many covers for the Fiction House line of pulps. His work can be found on ACES, ACTION STORIES, AIR STORIES, DETECTIVE BOOK MAGAZINE, FIGHT STORIES, LARIAT, WINGS, and other Fiction House titles.)

Countdown to PulpFest 2017

May 28, 2017 by

It’s just sixty days to PulpFest 2017. On Thursday, July 27, be one of hundreds of pop-culture fans who will be arriving at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just nineteen miles north of the exciting city of Pittsburgh. Please visit our registration page to learn how to join the annual summertime get-together for fans of pulp art and fiction.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be talking about our dealers, shopping for collectibles at PulpFest 2017, our PULPSTER program book, and much more. You can keep abreast of all these updates by bookmarking 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 including Pulpmags.

PulpFest is known for its superb programming and the line-up that we’re planning for our 2017 convention is shaping up to be great! PulpFest 2017 will be celebrating the hardboiled dicks, dangerous dames, and a few psychos of the pulps. We’ll also be saluting the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Bloch and the fantastic artwork of former pulp artist Gloria Stoll Karn, our guest of honor. PulpFest 2017 will feature presentations on DIME DETECTIVE MAGAZINE and SPICY DETECTIVE STORIES; the many characters of Erle Stanley Gardner and the first hardboiled pulp character; the dangerous dames of Maxwell Grant and Lester Dent; the Domino Lady and Pat Savage; and the psychos of THE SHADOW MAGAZINE and of Philip José Farmer. We’ll also have live theater, author readings, and more.

Our dealers’ room will feature 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? It’s time for you to register for PulpFest 2017! There’s no other way for you to be part of “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con.” While you’re at it, you can reserve a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry by clicking one of the links on the PulpFest home page that reads “Book a Room for 2017.” You can also call 1-800-222-8733 to place a reservation by telephone. However, be sure to mention PulpFest to get the special convention rate. By staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton, you’ll help to ensure the convention’s success. Given its popularity, we urge every member to book a hotel room for PulpFest 2017 as soon as possible. The earlier you place your room reservation for this year’s PulpFest, the greater chance you will have of landing a room at this beautiful hotel.

Although the DoubleTree by Hilton is the ideal place to stay during the convention, we want everyone to be able to make it to the “pop culture center of the universe” and “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con. So if you’re not from the Pittsburgh region, please book a room as soon as possible to be sure you have a place to stay for PulpFest 2017. With the programming line-up that we have and our spacious dealer’s room, we want everyone to have a chance to attend our convention. Rest assured, you’ll have a FANTASTIC time! We look forward to seeing you near Pittsburgh from July 27 – 30 for PulpFest 2017.

There Are Rooms at the Hyatt Regency!

Jun 21, 2016 by

Ganymede CityA small number of rooms have become available at the Hyatt Regency for members of PulpFest 2016. If you need a room for this year’s convention, please do not hesitate. They won’t last long.

You can book a room from the PulpFest home page by clicking the link that reads “Book a Room at the Hyatt.” Alternately, you can copy and paste  https://aws.passkey.com/g/51320979 into your computer’s address bar and you’ll be redirected to a web page where you can book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in the city’s exciting Arena District for your stay during PulpFest 2016.

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-888-421-1442. Please be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the special convention rate of $118 plus tax per night. Included in your rate is one free parking pass and free Wi-Fi privileges in your guest room. However, you must book your room by June 30, 2016 in order to get the special PulpFest rate.

If you have any problems, please write to PulpFest chairman Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in one month for “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!” PulpFest 2016 will take place from July 21 through 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, regardless of where you will be staying!

(It’s not quite downtown Columbus, Ohio, but Ganymede City sure looks like a hopping place. Frank R. Paul imagined this cityscape on Jupiter’s largest moon for the back cover to the February 1942 issue of AMAZING STORIES. We’ll be celebrating the 90th anniversary of that magazine at PulpFest 2016.)

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There are Rooms at Hyatt Place Columbus/OSU

Jun 18, 2016 by

Hyatt Place

Here’s another suggestion for rooms for PulpFest 2016:

http://columbusosu.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Hyatt Place Columbus is near Ohio State University and offers free shuttle service from 9 AM through 9 PM within a three-mile radius, which includes the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency.

The cost is more than the PulpFest rate (no longer available, due to the sell-out at the hotel), but includes free parking, free wifi, and a free breakfast.

There may also be some rooms left in the downtown area, if you’d prefer to stay close to the hotel. You’ll find a list of area hotels at www.columbusconventions.com/thearea.php, courtesy of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Alternately, you can search for a room at tripadvisor or a similar website to find a hotel near the convention. Thanks so much to everyone who heeded our advice and reserved a room early at our host hotel. By staying at the Hyatt Regency, you’ve helped to ensure the convention’s success.

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Help Us with the Hyatt!

Jun 8, 2016 by

Ganymede CityThe Hyatt Regency Columbus is sold out of rooms for the nights of July 21 through July 23. Thanks to everyone who has reserved a room at our host hotel. By doing so, you’ve helped PulpFest tremendously. We appreciate your support.

If for some reason, you cannot attend and have a room reserved at the Hyatt Regency, please do not cancel your reservation through the hotel. Instead, you can contact Jack Cullers and he will cancel the reservation. Jack has started a waiting list for rooms at the Hyatt Regency and will simply contact the hotel and change the names of the people placing the reservation. You can reach Jack at jack@pulpfest.com.

If you have any questions about registering for the convention, locating a hotel room, or being added to the Hyatt wait list, please contact PulpFest chairman Jack Cullers at the email address above.

If you have yet to book a room, please see our post “Hyatt Regency Sell-Out” for one alternative. The convention center also offers a list of area hotels at www.columbusconventions.com/thearea.phpAlternately, you can search for a room at tripadvisor or a similar website to find a hotel near the convention.

We hope to see all of you at “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con.” PulpFest 2016 will take place from July 21 through 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, regardless of where you will be staying!

(It’s not quite downtown Columbus, Ohio, but Ganymede City sure looks like a hopping place. Frank R. Paul imagined this cityscape on Jupiter’s largest moon for the back cover to the February 1942 issue of AMAZING STORIES. We’ll be celebrating the 90th anniversary of that magazine at PulpFest 2016.)

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Hyatt Regency Sell-Out

Jun 2, 2016 by

World Science Fiction Convention 1955The Hyatt Regency, PulpFest‘s host hotel is sold out.

The Greater Columbus Convention Center offers a list of area hotels at www.columbusconventions.com/thearea.php. Alternately, you can search for a room at tripadvisor or a similar website to find a hotel. If you’re not from the Columbus area and need a hotel room for your visit to PulpFest 2016, we recommend that you book a room now rather than later. Hotels convenient to the convention are filling up quickly. PulpFest seems to be packing them in.

If you have any questions about registering for the convention, locating a hotel room, or being added to our Hyatt Regency waiting list, please contact PulpFest chairman Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com

(It’s not the Hyatt Regency, but Frank R. Paul’s painting of this futuristic structure sure looks like a cool place to stay. Paul’s creation served as the cover art for the program booklet of the 13th World SF Convention, held in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio.)

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Play Ball!

Apr 2, 2016 by

SPORT STORY 1928-06-22In twenty-four hours, the national anthem will be sung, the umpire will shout, “Play ball!” and the first pitch of the 2016 Major League Baseball season will be thrown at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The visiting St. Louis Cardinals will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates. Francisco Liriano will be on the mound for the Pirates, while Adam Wainwright will take the ball for the Cards. May the best team win.

Speaking of winning teams, in just 110 days chairman Jack Cullers will open the doors to the Battelle South dealers’ room on the third floor of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and announce the start of PulpFest 2016. Start making your plans now to attend “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!” Join hundreds of pulp fiction fans at the pop-culture center of the universe where you’ll have a FANTASTIC time, especially if you’re planning to stay at the Hyatt Regency Columbus!

You can book your room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus by clicking one of the Book a Room buttons on our home page and learn about registering for the convention by clicking the Register for 2016 button below our home page banner. Remember, “If you read or collect pulps, pulp reprints, books, vintage paperbacks, original artwork, golden-age or silver-age comic books .  .  .  PulpFest is the place to be.” We look forward to seeing you in July in beautiful, downtown Columbus.

(PulpFest will celebrate a century of the specialty pulp magazine at its 2016 convention. Street & Smith, the longtime publisher of dime novels and story papers, introduced the first successful genre pulp in September 1915 — DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE. Its success precipitated a proliferation of pulp magazines devoted to a single theme or genre, including SPORT STORY MAGAZINE, likewise published by Street & Smith. Pictured here is the June 22, 1928 issue, with cover art by illustrator Freeland Ackley Carter.)

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Book a Room at the Hyatt!

Feb 4, 2016 by

Are you planning to attend PulpFest 2016? If you are, you can now book your room directly through the PulpFest website. Along the right hand side of our home page at www.pulpfest.com you’ll find a link that reads “Book a Room for 2016.” Click on this link or copy and paste https://aws.passkey.com/g/51320979 into your computer’s address bar and you’ll be redirected to a web page where you can book a room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in the city’s exciting Arena District for your stay during PulpFest 2016.

You can also reserve a room by calling 1-888-421-1442. Please be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive the special convention rate of $118 plus tax per night. Included in your rate is one free parking pass and free Wi-Fi privileges in your room. If you’re planning to stay with another person or persons, additional cars will be charged at the discounted rate of $10 overnight with in-and-out privileges. However, you must book your room by June 30, 2016 in order to get the special convention rate.

PulpFest 2016 will be paying tribute to the history of the pulps by saluting the 150th anniversary of the birth of H. G. Wells; the 120th anniversary of the debut of the first pulp magazine, THE ARGOSY; the 100th anniversary of the genre pulps such as DETECTIVE STORY and LOVE STORY; the ninetieth anniversary of the creation of the first science fiction magazine, AMAZING STORIES; the 80th anniversaries of the premieres of two exciting hero pulpsTHE SKIPPER and THE WHISPERER; and the tenth anniversary of Sanctum Books, well known for their reprints of THE SHADOW, DOC SAVAGETHE SPIDER, and other hero pulps. Our Guest of Honor will be author, editor, and pulp fan Ted White, the man who ushered in the Golden Age of AMAZING STORIES and FANTASTIC during the 1970s and wrote the Captain America novel THE GREAT GOLD STEAL and many other books. We’ll have all this 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. For a look at our planned schedule, please visit http://www.pulpfest.com/2016/01/coming-soon-to-columbus-pulpfest-2016/.

The convention will take place from Thursday evening, July 21st, through Sunday afternoon, July 24th, in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center. So please book your room right now and plan to join us at the “pop culture center of the universe” for PulpFest 2016.

(Frank R. Paul, the “grandfather of science-fiction art,” painted the cover for the program book of the 13th World Science Fiction Convention — Clevention — held on September 2 – 5, 1955 at the Manger Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio.  While it’s not Columbus, it’s pretty darn close. Besides, PulpFest 2016 is using Paul’s cover painting for the August 1927 issue of AMAZING STORIES, illustrating the first half of the classic H. G. Wells novel, “The War of the Worlds,” in its promotional efforts for this summer’s convention. So why not use another Paul illustration to promote the Hyatt Regency Columbus, the host hotel of PulpFest 2016, summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con!)

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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.)