Take a Trip to Mars and PulpFest 2021

Sep 21, 2020 by

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2021 convention, August 18 – 21. 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 800.222.8733 or 724.776.6900. You must mention PulpFest 2021 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 27, 2021 in order to get the special convention rate.

A Special Note for PulpFest 2020 Members

If you had registered for PulpFest 2020 and had not requested a refund of your membership fees, you’re good to go. Your 2020 membership will be honored by PulpFest 2021. We want to thank the many PulpFest attendees who have carried over their membership fees. Your generous support is very much appreciated.

For All Members

All PulpFest 2021 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full membership to PulpFest 2021 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full membership to PulpFest 2021 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full membership to PulpFest 2021 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Full membership to PulpFest 2021: $40 (available at the door)

Single-day membership for Thursday, Friday or Saturday: $20
Supporting Membership: $25

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

Additional Details

A full membership will get you into all PulpFest events held during the convention. The only exception is for early-bird shopping which is reserved for full PulpFest 2021 members who are staying at the DoubleTree or those staying elsewhere who elect to pay an additional $30 to shop early at the convention.

An early-bird membership will get you into the dealers’ room from 1 to 5 PM on Wednesday, August 18. 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 7:25 PM on August 18.

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

Early registration will be held outside the entrance to our dealers’ room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry on Wednesday, August 18, running from 1 to 5 PM, and on Thursday, August 19, 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. You’ll be able to pay for your registration at the door using cash, check, or credit card. Please note that single-day memberships are not available on Wednesday, August 18.

Please click here to download our 2021 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 2021.

PulpFest 2021 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 2021 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.

Dealer set-up will take place on Wednesday, August 18, from 12 – 5 PM. Selling to early-bird shoppers will begin at 1 PM and run until 5 PM. The dealers’ room will be open to dealers on Thursday, August 19, beginning at 9 AM. It will open to all PulpFest members beginning at 10 AM. All dealers are urged to set up on Wednesday afternoon. 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 in early August. Our marketing director, Mike Chomko, will be contacting our dealers about this.

Please click here to download our 2021 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 Sunday, August 15, 2021, 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 Cart. If you pay via Paypal, you’ll also have to register via email, providing all of the information required on our registration form to Jack Cullers at jack@pulpfest.com.

To Learn More

If you’d like to learn more, please write to Jack Cullers for a copy of our 2021 newsletter. It will be released in April 2021.

(Designed by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin, our promotional image features Graves Gladney’s cover painting for the February 1, 1941 issue of THE SHADOW. The lead novel for the issue was Walter B. Gibson’s “The Wasp Returns.”

Graves Gladney was a freelance artist whose work first appeared in FORTUNE MAGAZINE. He sold his first pulp cover painting to Fiction House for the February 1937 issue of LARIAT STORY MAGAZINE. Although he sold cover paintings to many publishers, the majority of his cover work was done for Street & Smith. The artist painted seventy covers between October 1938 to September 1941 for THE SHADOW.)