It’s Getting Windy! The Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention

Mar 28, 2016 by

Amazing Stories 26-04The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention returns to the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center on Friday, April 22nd, beginning with early-bird shopping at 9:30 AM. The dealers’ room will open to all at 11 AM. The convention runs through Sunday afternoon, April 24th, with its dealers’ room closing at 4 PM. Like PulpFest, this year’s Windy will be celebrating the 90th anniversary of the first science-fiction magazine, AMAZING STORIES.

The Windy City con suite will also be open on Thursday night, April 21st, from 8 PM to midnight. You can pick up your registration materials during this period of time.

The Windy is noted for its substantial auctions; its art exhibition, sponsored by Illustration Magazine; and its extensive film program, organized by Ed Hulse of Murania Press. Once again, there will be “new pulp” panels and readings on Sunday, running from 10 AM until 3 PM. There will also be one panel each on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Click on the link above to learn more about the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention or visit the convention’s Facebook page at chairman Jack Cullers, volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers, and marketing and programming director Mike Chomko will all be attending Windy City. Stop by their tables right next to the Adventure House booth and pick up a registration form for this year’s PulpFest. Technology director Chuck Welch may also be present. Jack, Sally, Chuck, and Mike will be more than happy to answer your questions about “Summer’s AMAZING Pulp Con,” taking place from Thursday evening, July 21st and running through Sunday afternoon, July 24th in the Columbus, Ohio Arena district at the Hyatt Regency hotel and the city’s spacious convention center. Start making your plans to join us at the “pop culture center of the universe” for PulpFest 2016. And we do hope to see you at Windy City!

(The first issue of the first science-fiction pulp — AMAZING STORIES — was cover-dated April 1926. Hugo Gernsback both edited and published the magazine. His most favored artist was Frank R. Paul — now known as the “grandfather of science-fiction art” — who painted both the first and the last covers of the Gernsback AMAZING. The final issue of Gernsback’s AMAZING was dated April 1929.)