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Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulpster’ #24

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Conventions, Doctor Death, Fanzines, H.P. Lovecraft, Non-fiction, References, Review, Street & Smith, Thrilling
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Fanzine focus: ‘The Pulpster’ #24

'The Pulpster' #24The Pulpster is the program book for PulpFest, and this time we look at the most recent Pulpster, #24, from Pulpfest 2015. I wasn’t able to attend, but got it.

Each issue of The Pulpster is packed with articles on the pulps, rounded out with artwork, and professionally printed. They stand up to any fanzine. Many articles are written by several of the major pulp researchers, and many articles are organized around the theme for PulpFest. For 2015, the theme was H.P. Lovecraft at 125.

The cover is a photo of Lovecraft taken at age 25. The rest of the issue features several great articles, plus one piece of fiction.

Tying to theme, we get a retrospective of Lovecraft’s legacy from several authors. Each one contributes about a half page write up, and many of the authors have themselves contributed Lovecraft-esque works. So these was an enjoyable set of pieces.

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Con report: Pulp AdventureCon 2016 Florida

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, February 26, 2016 in Commentary, Conventions, Pulps
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Con report: Pulp AdventureCon 2016 Florida

In 2015, those of us here in South Florida were fortunate that Rich Harvey and Audrey Parente of Bold Venture Press kicked off a version of Pulp AdventureCon here in Ft. Lauderdale. I attended that first show, and enjoyed myself, as it was the first (and so far only) pulp con/show I’ve been to.

In February 2016, Pulp AdventureCon returned to Ft. Lauderdale (same location: Universal Palms Hotel). Several of the vendors from the first show were there. And there were a couple of new ones. Read more

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Con report: Pulp AdventureCon 2015

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, March 6, 2015 in Commentary, Conventions, Pulps
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

While a long-time pulp fan, sadly most of my interactions with fellow fans as been through online forums. Years ago a Usenet forum called alt.pulp was created, and I was pretty active there. But most of my interaction at the time was through the occasional email or posting there.

When I got back into pulp fandom after dropping out due to time and other issues, my main interaction with other fans was on places like the various pulp-related groups on Facebook. As I read stuff, I also posted reviews on Amazon, all of which later lead to this blog.

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