PulpFest 2014

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PulpFest 2014 ran Thursday, Aug. 7, through Sunday, Aug. 10, in Columbus, Ohio. Below you’ll find links to recordings of the pulp presentations, as well as links to ThePulp.Net’s other coverage of the event.

Pulp presentations

Frank M. Robinson tribute
Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, pulp collector and dealer Doug Ellis, and John Gunnison of Adventure House pay tribute to author and long-time pulp fan Frank M. Robinson, who died in June. This panel opened PulpFest 2014 on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Frank A. Munsey’s Famous Fantastic Mysteries
This panel discussion, recorded on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, includes Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, and pulp scholar Nathan Madison.

The Avenger’s diamond jubilee
Rick Lai, pulp historian and chronologist, discusses the 75th anniversary of the hero pulp The Avenger on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014.
Welcome to PulpFest
PulpFest committee member Jack Cullers offers welcoming comments, as well as talks about the future of PulpFest, during the opening program on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014.
1939: Science Fiction’s Boom Year
This panel discussion, titled “1939: Science Fiction’s Boom Year,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Participating were pulp collector and dealer Mike Chomko; Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine; and pulp collector Barry Traylor.
Startling Stories: An Overview
This talk, titled “Startling Stories: An Overview,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, is introduced by PulpFest’s Mike Chomko.
A Feast of Farmer: Philip José Farmer’s Early Science Fiction
This discussion, titled “A Feast of Farmer: Philip José Farmer’s Early Science Fiction,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Participating were Michael Croteau, of Meteor House publishing and FarmerCon, and Dr. Art Sippo.
Pulp Premiums and Promotions
This talk, titled “Pulp Premiums and Promotions,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Chris Kalb, of Age of Aces Books and SpiderReturns.com, is introduced by PulpFest’s Mike Chomko.
Eighty Years of Terror: The Weird-Menace Pulps
This panel discussion, titled “Eighty Years of Terror: The Weird-Menace Pulps,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Participating were Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, pulp collector Walker Martin, and Dr. Garyn Roberts.
1939: The Golden Year of Astounding Stories
This panel discussion, titled “1939: The Golden Year of Astounding Stories,” was recorded on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Participating were Ed Hulse, editor of Blood ‘n’ Thunder magazine, Dr. Garyn Roberts, and Dr. Tom Krabacher.
Unknown: The Best in Fantasy Fiction
This panel discussion, titled “Unknown: The Best in Fantasy Fiction,” was recorded on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Participating were Walker Martin, Dr. Tom Krabacher and Dr. Garyn Roberts.
The Mystery and Mastery of John Newton Howitt
This presentation, titled “The Mystery and Mastery of John Newton Howitt,” was recorded on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at PulpFest 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. Pulp art historian David Saunders, son of pulp artist Norman Saunders, discusses artist Howitt.

ThePulp.Net’s coverage

ThePulp.Net’s Facebook page
In addition to our regular pulp history and other posts, you’ll find updates from PulpFest here and be able to comment on them (if you’re a Facebook member — if not, you’ll still be able to read the page).
ThePulp.Net’s Instagram feed
What for photos being posted from PulpFest on TPN’s new Instagram feed.
ThePulp.Net’s Twitter feed
Short items — 142 characters or less — from the PulpFest goings-on.
Yellowed Perils: PulpFest
TPN editor William Lampkin will be attending PulpFest 2014 and plans to post daily reports from “the summer’s leading pulp convention.”