PulpFest 2016

The PulpFest 2016 dealers' room

The PulpFest 2016 dealers’ room

PulpFest 2016 ran Thursday, July 21, through Sunday, July 24, in Columbus, Ohio. Below you will find links to audio recordings of nine sessions — totaling almost seven-and-a-half total hours of pulp programming — as well as links to ThePulp.Net’s other coverage of the event.

Pulp presentations

Street & Smith’s second-string heroes
Anthony Tollin, publisher at Sanctum Books, and comics veteran Tony Isabella pinched hit for Will Murray, who was unable to attend PulpFest, and discussed how The Whisperer and The Skipper took Street & Smith’s hero pulps in a new direction.
Traveling through time with H.G. Wells
Popular culture professor Garyn Roberts traced the influence of H.G. Wells in Amazing Stories. PulpFest 2016 was celebrating 90 years of the first science-fiction pulp.
The artists of The Argosy: 120 years of sensational pulp artists
Pulp art historian David Saunders, who runs Field Guide to Wild American Pulp Artists, looked at the first pulp magazine from the perspective of its artists.
Amazing Stories: the first science-fiction pulp
Joe Coluccio, president of Parsec, the Pittsburgh’s science-fiction and fantasy organization, provided an overview of Amazing Stories through the pulp years.
Love Story Magazine and the romance pulp phenomenon
Laurie Powers, who blogs at Laurie’s Wild West and is writing a biography of pulp editor Daisy Bacon, explored the romance pulps. Laurie was the winner of the 2016 Munsey Award.
Western Story Magazine and the evolution of the pulp western
Ed Hulse, publisher at Murania Press and editor Blood ‘n’ Thunder, and pulp collector Walker Martin talked about the long-running Street & Smith pulp and the western genre. Ed and Walker were filling in for Will Murray.
Ten years in The Shadow’s sanctum
Comics veteran Tony Isabella talks with Anthony Tollin, publisher of Sanctum Books, on the 10th anniversary of the pulp-reprint publisher’s debut.
PulpFest 2016 Guest of Honor: Ted White
Ted White, science-fiction author and editor of Amazing Stories from 1968 through 1978, discussed his career in writing and editing.
120 years of The Argosy
Doug Ellis, pulp collector and co-founder of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Show, provided an overview of 120 years of the first pulp magazine.

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
Look at photos posted live from PulpFest on TPN’s 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 attended PulpFest 2016 and posted daily reports from “the summer’s pulp convention.”