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PulpFest 2010 will take place July 30 – August 1, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio. Continuing the proud tradition of a summer pulp convention, now in its 39th year, PulpFest is a new and improved version of the venerable convention for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related material.

Following the resounding success of the inaugural PulpFest, the 2010 convention will be bigger and better. Sellers of pulp magazines, digests, vintage paperbacks, and other paper collectibles will find a larger dealers’ room, while those members of the evening presentations will be able to enjoy an expanded programming area.

This year’s guest of honor will be the award-winning author, editor, screenwriter, poet, and biographer, William F. Nolan. He is a leading authority on pulp writers Max Brand and Dashiell Hammett, as well as an authority on Black Mask Magazine. This year’s convention will be saluting both the 90th anniversary of Black Mask and the 90th anniversary of Max Brand’s (one of the many pseudonyms of Frederick Faust) first appearance in Western Story Magazine.

The prolific western author Robert Randisi will also be appearing at the convention.

Mike Chomko, bookseller and friend of TGR is one of the organizers of this terrific event for pulp fans of all ages.

For further details on a variety of topics including how to register and the Munsey Award, visit the convention’s website.

So if you can make it, odds are you’ll run into a motley crew of Howard fans like those pictured below.