Season’s Greetings from PulpFest

Dec 24, 2018 by

The PulpFest organizing committee — Jack and Sally Cullers, Mike Chomko, Bill Lampkin, and Barry Traylor — would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season.

Why not treat yourself to a holiday gift and register for next year’s convention? Better yet, bring your entire family to PulpFest. Pittsburgh is a great city to visit, particularly when the Pirates are in town!

From August 15 – 18, 2019, PulpFest will be back at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City” in Mars, PA. We’ll be celebrating mystery, adventure, science fiction, and more as we explore “Children of the Pulps and Other Stories.” PulpFest 2019 will focus its sights on the pervasive influence of pulp magazines on contemporary pop culture.

The fiction and art of the pulps continues to reverberate through a wide variety of mediums — comic books, movies, paperbacks and genre fiction, television, men’s adventure magazines, radio drama, and even video, anime, and role-playing games. The rough and ragged pulp magazines have had a profound effect on popular culture across the globe.

PulpFest 2019 will have presentations on Sherlock Holmes, western, detective, and science fiction, WEIRD TALES author Arthur J. Burks, the pulp influence on comic books, sword and sorcery, women pulp artists, Rod Serling’s THE TWILIGHT ZONE, and more. We’ll also be celebrating the life and legacy of science fiction author and pulp fan Philip José Farmer with the members of FarmerCon XIV. 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Grand Master of Science Fiction.

So happy holidays to one and all. We hope to see you at the DoubleTree. To make a reservation, just click the button below the PulpFest banner to “Book a Room.”

(Beginning with Thanksgiving, PulpFest has turned to Street & Smith’s general fiction pulp, THE POPULAR MAGAZINE, for its annual holiday greetings. We’ll continue with the Second January 1930 number — featuring front cover art by Edgar Franklin Wittmack — for December. The issue was released on December 20, 1929. Come back in a week to catch our cover for the new year!)