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Mike Chomko, Friend of TGR and one of the organizers of PulpFest 2011, is already getting geared up for this year’s event, which continues the proud tradition of a summer pulp con, now in its 40th year. The well-organized version of the venerable convention for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related material returns to Columbus, Ohio in 2011. Here are the details from the PulpFest 2011 website.
Join us Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
for PulpFest 2011!
PulpFest continued to grow in 2010 with attendance nearing 400, the largest crowd ever for a summertime pulp con. Reviews were generally positive, from Walker Martin’s “I’ve never seen room rates so low for a hotel which also provided a large dealer’s room, hospitality suite, and meeting rooms” to Laurie Powers’ “… a professional and very well-run convention” and Morgan Holmes’ “If you ever thought of getting into reading pulp magazines, this is the place to go.”
As Walker mentioned, sellers of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other paper collectibles will find a large dealers’ room while those members partaking of the evening presentations will be able to enjoy a substantial programming area. Once again, the convention will be advertised and promoted extensively to capture the attention of new hobbyists as well as veteran attendees. Promotional flyers carrying basic information will be distributed at various collectibles shows including New York City’s Collectable Paperback & Pulp Fiction Expo; Pulp AdventureCon, Rich Harvey’s popular one-day pulp convention; Classicon, Ray Walsh’s long-running pulp and glamour art show; and Chicago’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention. Flyers will also be distributed at wide array of science fiction, comic book, gaming, mystery, and film conventions as well as book and antique paper shows. The PulpFest organizing committee will also be advertising in Alter Ego, Book Source, Firsts, Illustration, Paper and Advertising Collector’s Marketplace and other publications.
If you’d like to be added to the PulpFest 2011 mailing list, please send your name and address (home and e-mail) to David J. Cullers or to 1272 Cheatham Way, Bellbrook, OH 45305.