Our PulpFest 2019 Dealers, Part Two

Jul 23, 2019 by

PulpFest is lauded for both its excellent programming and its very substantial dealers’ room.

Beginning on Thursday, August 15, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry will be home to thousands of collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more.

Who are we expecting at PulpFest 2019? For the next four days, we’ll be profiling our dealers, telling you a little bit about each of them to help you know them . . .

Not only is he the boss of PulpFest, Chairman JACK CULLERS is the person to see if you’re looking for pulps and out-of-print paperbacks, collectible fanzines, pulp reprints or hardbound fiction and non-fiction. Find your way to Jack’s table and you’ll be treated to a wide variety of such material at very reasonable prices. You may just come across something you’ve been questing after for years. Jack and his wife Sally were the winners of our Rusty Award in 2012

DEARLY DEPARTED BOOKS of Alliance, Ohio is a brick & mortar shop open by chance or appointment. It primarily sells via the Internet. Established in 1978 by SCOTT and LINDA EDWARDS, this loyal PulpFest dealer offers a large stock of mystery, science fiction, horror, fantasy, vintage paperbacks, first editions, pulp magazines, and related ephemera. This year, they’ll be selling pulps, paperbacks, hardbound first editions, Big Little Books, and a selection of the late Gordon Huber’s collection of Chelsea House books in dust jackets. Dearly Departed Books will also have for sale a notebook that contains fourteen cover proofs and 160 slides — all by Ralph DeSoto with a letter of authentication — that once belonged to Fred Cook.

BOB DEIS and WYATT DOYLE are the editors and publishers of THE MEN’S ADVENTURE LIBRARY book series. It collects classic stories and artwork from men’s adventure magazines magazines published in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. They’ll be selling copies of their books, published by New Texture. For more information, please visit Bob’s Men’s Adventure Magazines blog at MensPulpMags.com and New Texture’s website, NewTexture.com. Bob and Wyatt will also be discussing “ARGOSYADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — The Men’s Adventure Pulps” on Friday evening at PulpFest 2019.

Find author WIN SCOTT ECKERT at the Meteor House table. He’ll be selling copies of his latest book, HUNT THE AVENGER, recently published by Moonstone Books. Win will also have various other books featuring his tales of popular characters such as Zorro, Pat Wildman, The Phantom, The Lone Ranger, The Green Hornet, Honey West, T.H.E. Cat, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Hareton Ironcastle, Captain Midnight, The Green Ghost, Sexton Blake, The Domino Lady, Doc Ardan, and Sherlock HolmesFind him online at winscotteckert.com or on Twitter @woldnewton. On August 17, Win will be part of our “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” presentation and one of the panelists on “Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences,” presented by FarmerCon XIV. He will also be part of our author signings on Friday afternoon.

DOUG ELLIS & DEB FULTON, two of the founders of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, will be offering a wide selection of general fiction, science-fiction, Burroughs, and other pulps as well as original art and other collectibles at this year’s PulpFest. Stop by their tables and you’re bound to find something that you can’t do without!

ROBIN and BRENDAN FAULKNER have been in the popular culture business for over twenty-five years. Located in Danbury, Connecticut, R & B ENTERPRISES will be selling a wide selection of pulps, vintage magazines, movie and television classics, paperbacks, digests, and related material at this year’s PulpFest. Please visit their website to learn more about what they have to offer.

Please welcome JIM DYER of FENHAM PUBLISHING to his first PulpFest. A small independent publishing house located in Narragansett, Rhode Island, Fenham Publishing was established in 2000 by Jim, the grandson of C. M. Eddy, Jr. Mr. Eddy was an author of short stories from the pulp magazine era of the 1920’s, most notably WEIRD TALES. Perhaps his best known work is “The Loved Dead,” published in the May, June, July 1924 number of “The Unique Magazine.” C. M. was a confidant and friend to both H. P. Lovecraft and Houdini during The Roaring Twenties.

JOHN BRUENING of FLINCH BOOKSpublishes “in-your-face pulp-style adventure fiction,” will be on hand with his latest book, THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE.  He’ll also have copies of Flinch anthologies QUEST FOR THE SPACE GODS: THE CHRONICLES OF CONRAD VON HONIG, RESTLESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF MUMMY HORROR, BIG TOP TALES: SIX NEW STORIES OF CIRCUS ADVENTURE, and SOMETHING STRANGE IS GOING ON: NEW TALES FROM THE FLETCHER HANKS UNIVERSE. Be sure to attend our special Flinch Books spotlight on Saturday to hear John discuss his adventures in self-publishing, creation of all things Flinch, and his great love for pulp in general. John will also be part of our “Contemporary Pulp: Writing Genre Fiction” on August 17. Unfortunately, John’s Flinch partner, JIM BEARD, will not be able to attend this year’s PulpFest.

Stop by and visit with BOB FLOWERS of central Illinois. His mountain man son, JAMES FLOWERS, will be along to help (and to buy vintage Marvel comic books). These good-natured collectors and dealers usually have a little bit of everything. The Flowers sell pulps, paperbacks, fanzines, and more. You’ll find offerings from a wide range of genres – hero, detective, adventure, science fiction, and western — all reasonably priced. Shop with Bob and James for good, honest deals.

R. DAVID FULCHER is an author of poetry, science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. His books include BLOOD SPIDERS AND DARK MOON, THE CEMETERY OF HEARTS, THE LIGHTHOUSE AT MONTAUK POINT AND OTHER STORIES, THE MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU SCREAM!, and TRAINS TO NOWHERE AND OTHER STORIES OF WORLD WAR II. His work has also appeared in numerous small press publications. R. David’s major literary influences include H. P. Lovecraft, Dean Koontz, Edgar Allan Poe, Fritz Leiber, and Stephen King. Along with his wife, LISA FULCHER, R. David is the editor of the small press magazine SAMSARA, which has showcased the work of writers and poets for over a decade. The Fulchers come to us from Virginia.

Scouring flea markets and antique shows up and down the East Coast, RICK HALL rescues pulps from the bottoms of musty old boxes for the collections of his fellows in the pulp community. Focusing primarily on pulp magazines, Rick adds fanzines and general magazines with “good authors” to the mix. You may find just what you’ve been looking for among Rick’s “found” treasures.

SCOTT HARTSHORN is an outgoing, Florida-based collector and dealer. He will be offering a selection of pulps, books by Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, mystery and detective paperbacks, and science-fiction, fantasy, and pulp art. Scott is also planning to have a few collectible surprises as he returns to Pittsburgh for another PulpFest.

JOHN HAUSER is a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over the years, he has brought to market two pedigree collections of comics — The Green River and The Curator collections — and has sold other fine collections on consignment. With the passing of Ron Killian of Milwaukee’s The Turning Page, John is selling Killian’s massive collection of pulps and books. John’s appearance at PulpFest 2019 will provide another opportunity for the public to buy part of Ron Killian’s terrific collection.

If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest, please click the “Register” button just below the banner at the top of our home page. You can also email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com for further information about selling at the convention.

If you still need to book a room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry — just north of Pennsylvania’s “Steel City,” please call 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest in order to receive any convention special deals that may still be available.

We’ll be profiling more of our PulpFest 2019 dealers through Friday, July 26. Please visit our site again tomorrow.

(Designed by PulpFest’s artistic director, William Lampkin, 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.

John Bruening debuted THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: HOUR OF DARKNESS to great acclaim in 2016. Inspired by the great pulp heroes of the past, John’s first novel has been called “pulp world-building at is high-octane finest!” Be sure to visit Flinch Books at PulpFest 2019 to grab a copy of John’s sequel to that fine book — THE MIDNIGHT GUARDIAN: ANNIHILATION MACHINE. It features cover art by Douglas Klauba and Thomas Gianni.)

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