Now in its eleventh year, The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention will be held in Lombard, a suburb of Chicago, on April 15-17. The event has grown from a single day convention in 2001 to expand into the largest pulp and popular culture show in the country with more than 400 attendees every year. The stated goal of the convention is to bring the fans the best the pulps and popular culture have to offer, and indeed it does. This year Windy City will be celebrating the 80th anniversary of Dime Detective Magazine and Popular Publications.
For the third year in a row, the convention will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. The con runs Friday through Sunday, but the con suite will be open on Thursday evening where you pick up your badges and program books early.
If you plan on attending and haven’t booked your hotel room yet, the deadline to get the convention rate, which is a huge savings over the regular rate, is April 1 at 5:00 pm, Central time. You can book online at the website.
Bill Cavalier will be hosting a Robert E. Howard Foundation luncheon for all the Howard Heads in attendance who are Legacy Members at the Westin on Saturday. This event usually attracts a good sized group of Howard fans, so if you can make to the Windy City convention, you’ll have plenty of like-minded folks to hang out with.