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PulpFest 2017: Sunday

Posted by at 10:00 am Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Events, News, PulpFest
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PulpFest 2017: Sunday

PulpFest 2017I have been posting photographs to ThePulp.Net’s Instagram feed throughout PulpFest 2017. Watch below for photographs and captions from Sunday, the last day of this year’s convention. There is no programming scheduled for today; and while the dealers’ room will be open, many dealers will be packing to leave.

The images appear shortly after they have been posted, so check back for updates throughout the day.

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PulpFest 2017: Saturday

Posted by at 10:00 am Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Events, News, PulpFest
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PulpFest 2017: Saturday

PulpFest 2017I have been posting photographs to ThePulp.Net’s Instagram feed throughout PulpFest 2017. Watch below for photographs and captions from Saturday’s events. There is a complete schedule on the PulpFest website.

The images appear shortly after they have been posted, so check back for updates throughout the day.

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PulpFest 2017: Friday

Posted by at 10:00 am Friday, July 28, 2017 in Events, News, PulpFest
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PulpFest 2017: Friday

PulpFest 2017I started posting photographs to ThePulp.Net’s Instagram feed yesterday, and will continue throughout PulpFest 2017. Watch below for photographs and captions from Friday’s events. There is a complete schedule on the PulpFest website.

The images appear shortly after they have been posted, so check back for updates throughout the day.

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PulpFest 2017: Thursday

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, July 27, 2017 in Events, News, PulpFest
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PulpFest 2017: Thursday

PulpFest 2017I will be posting photographs to ThePulp.Net’s Instagram feed throughout PulpFest 2017. Watch below for photographs and captions from Thursday’s events. The pulp magazine convention officially begins with early registration at 4 p.m.; the dealers’ room opens at 6 p.m.; and programming begins shortly after 9 p.m.

There is a complete schedule on the PulpFest website.

The images appear shortly after they have been posted, so check back for updates throughout the day.

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Live coverage from PulpFest 2017

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017 in Events, People, PulpFest
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Live coverage from PulpFest 2017

PulpFest 2017In just over a week, PulpFest 2017 will be getting underway near Pittsburgh, Pa. I plan on being there, and I hope that you will be there, too.

The past few years I have posted a brief report from PulpFest each day. I’m changing my plan for this year’s coverage.

I’ve struggled to get the daily posts written and uploaded in a timely fashion, from lack of time to lack of internet connection. In addition, PulpFest is being held at a new venue this year, so I’m uncertain how things will go. Since I’m on the PulpFest organizing committee, there may be unexpected things that end up consuming my time.

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Fatty’s friend, the pulp reader

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 11, 2017 in Movies/TV/Radio, People, Pulp History, Pulps
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Fatty Arbuckle's mugshot

Fatty Arbuckle’s mugshot

In addition to pulps, I collect vintage photographs that include pulp magazines in them. Many are of newsstands covered with the magazines; others are snapshots with pulps being held, read, or just laying in the background.

There’s a gallery of over 100 such images here at ThePulp.Net, but not all of the photographs in my collection have been posted there.

Here’s an example of one of those, and the story behind it.

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Selling the pulps with postcards

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 11, 2017 in Pulp Art, Pulp Collectibles, Pulp History, Pulps
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Selling the pulps with postcards

A postcard promoting 'The Shadow Magazine' from the 1930s.Continuing my “selling the pulps” series, this post turns our attention to postcards.

The postcards featured below were mailed out by Street & Smith Publications to magazine wholesalers (regional distributors) or vendors (the folks who actually sold pulp magazines to readers).

The postcards come from the collection of John Olsen, who writes our That’s Pulp! blog, and who also provided the scans. (Thanks, John!)

I haven’t found much — make that, any — information about these cards in my research over the past couple of months. I talked with Dwight Fuhro, who has at least one of The Shadow postcards, but he had little information, either. With that in mind, I will at least put the postcards in context.

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