Advance Registrations End Tomorrow

Aug 9, 2015 by

2015 Postcard FrontIf you are not from the Columbus area and have yet to book your room for this year’s PulpFest, please do so without delay. Do not wait until you arrive, as PulpFest will be sharing downtown Columbus with Matsuricon during the coming weekend. Please visit www.pulpfest.com/2015/06/16872/ and you’ll find a link to a list of hotels to choose from. There may still be some rooms available at nearby hotels. Please book a room for three nights and register now for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.”

PulpFest 2015 will be accepting advance registrations until 10 PM eastern time on Monday, August 10th. We will be shutting down our Paypal Order page at that time. Through tomorrow evening, a four-day advance membership to PulpFest will cost you $30 — if you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, a savings of ten dollars. If you are staying elsewhere, a four-day advance membership will cost you $35, a savings of five dollars over your price at the door.

If you’d like to take part in our early-bird shopping in the dealers’ room from 6 to 10 PM on Thursday, August 13th, there’s an additional cost of $25 if you pay ahead of time. However, if you will be staying at the Hyatt-Regency Columbus for the three days of the convention, you will get free early-bird shopping. We do this to thank loyal attendees who help to defray the convention’s costs by staying at least three nights at our host hotel.

Early registration for PulpFest members will take place on Thursday, August 13th, beginning at 4 PM right outside of the dealers’ room located in the Regency Ballroom on the hotel’s third floor. All members, dealers included, can pick up their registration packets at this time. To help things move smoothly, please bring along a completed registration form. You can download a copy by clicking the red register button on our home page. Early registration will end at 8 PM.

For those of you who choose not to register in advance for PulpFest 2015, Thursday evening will be an ideal time to do so. Four-day memberships will be available for $40. The early-bird shopping option will cost an additional $30 at the door. It’s free to those members who will be staying at the Hyatt. Single-day memberships costing $20 for Friday or Saturday will also be available. A Sunday-only membership, available only at the door, will cost $10. Be aware that many dealers will be packing up on Sunday and buying and selling opportunities may be limited. There will be no single-day membership available for Thursday evening. Please visit our registration page for further details.

Members will also be able to register for the convention on Friday morning, beginning at 9 PM, and at any time during regular dealers’ room hours. Your membership allows entry to all convention activities. Children who are fifteen and younger and accompanied by a parent, will be admitted free of charge. So bring your family! The general public is very much welcome to attend.

(PulpFest 2015 will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of the birth of H. P. Lovecraft and saluting the magazine where the bulk of his work was published — WEIRD TALES. We’ll also be paying tribute to Standard Magazines, also known as the “Thrilling Group.” Our schedule is jam-packed with programming highlighting all of these topics and more. Click the red schedule button on our home page to learn more about what we’ll be offering. Then, book a room for three nights and register now for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.”

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.”)