Register Now for PulpFest 2020

Nov 11, 2019 by

PulpFest is now accepting advance registrations for our 2020 convention, August 6 – 9. 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 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest 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 22, 2020 in order to get the special convention rate.

For All Members

All PulpFest 2020 members — including dealers — must register for the convention.

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2020 if staying at the DoubleTree: $35 (includes free early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2020 if staying elsewhere: $40 (without early-bird shopping)
Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2020 if staying elsewhere: $70 (with early-bird shopping)

Full weekend membership to PulpFest 2020: $40 (available at the door)

Single-day membership for Friday or Saturday: $20
Single-day membership for Sunday: $10 (available only at the door)
Supporting Membership: $25

Additional Details

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

An early-bird membership will get you into the dealers’ room from 3 to 7:30 PM on Thursday, August 6. 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 8 PM on August 6.

If you register for a Sunday single-day membership, please be aware that many dealers will be packing up. Buying and selling opportunities may be limited.

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

Early registration will be held outside the entrance to our dealers’ room at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry on Thursday evening, August 6, running from 3 PM to 7:30 PM, and on Friday morning, August 7, 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. A full week-end membership at the door will cost $40. If you wish to participate in early-bird shopping and are not staying at the DoubleTree, your cost will be $70. You’ll be able to pay for your registration at the door using cash, check, or credit card.

Please click here to download our 2020 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 2020.

Our Tables

PulpFest 2020 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 2020 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.

Additional Details

Dealer set-up will take place on Thursday, August 6, from 1 – 7:30 PM. Selling to early-bird shoppers will be allowed on August 6, beginning at 3 PM and running until 7:30 PM. The dealers’ room will be open to dealers on Friday, August 7, beginning at 9 AM. It will open to all PulpFest members beginning at 10 AM. All dealers are expected to be set up on Thursday evening by 7:30 PM, and be open for business on Friday, August 7, at 10 AM. 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 during July. Our marketing director, Mike Chomko, will be contacting you about this.

Please click here to download our 2020 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 Monday, August 3, 2020, 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 page. If you pay via Paypal, you’ll also have to register via email, providing all of the information required on our registration forms 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 2020 newsletter (available around the end of March).

(Designed by PulpFest’s advertising director, William Lampkin, our PulpFest 2020 post card features Margaret Brundage’s cover painting for the October 1933 issue of WEIRD TALES. Brundage’s work — one of the most iconic images ever created for “The Unique Magazine” — illustrates the first segment of Edmond Hamilton’s four-part serial, “The Vampire Master.”

The back of our PulpFest 2020 post card features the work of Norm Eastman. His painting — featuring models Eva Lynd and Steve Holland — was used for the cover of BLUEBOOK for October 1966.

Our post cards are being distributed to book stores, comic shops, mail order dealers, conventions, book fairs, and other venues. They’ll be used to publicize all the wonders that are PulpFest 2020. If you’d like to help promote PulpFest, please email the convention’s marketing director, Mike Chomko, at mike@pulpfest.com.)