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Mike Chomko, a good friend of TGR, is one of the main organizers of the premiere Pulp magazine event of the year. If you only one make it to one convention this year, make it PulpFest. The event runs Friday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd at the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center n Columbus, Ohio. Edgar Award-winning writer, editor, and publisher Otto Penzler will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s PulpFest. Otto, whose recent anthology The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulpshas done more to renew interest in Golden Age pulp fiction than any mainstream publication in recent history, is a perfect GoH for a show like PulpFest in that he is also a world-class collector of crime fiction, many of whose most notable authors—including Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Cornell Woolrich, Erle Stanley Gardner, and John D. MacDonald—toiled in the pulp vineyards before achieving mainstream success with major publishers.
Sounds like PulpFest is the place to be if you are an aficionado or fan of the Pulps.