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PulpFest 2014 reports

Posted by at 10:34 am Thursday, August 14, 2014 in Events, News, PulpFest
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Updated: Sept. 11, 2014.

PulpFest 2014 dealers' room

Wheeling and dealing in the PulpFest 2014 dealers’ room around lunchtime Friday, Aug. 8.

I’m planning a PulpFest 2014 wrap-up post, but in the meantime I thought I would get up the annual roundup of convention reports.

If you haven’t already noticed, ThePulp.Net has audio recordings from most of the evening programs at PulpFest 2014. Click over to the PulpFest 2014 coverage page. They are well worth listening to, too.

Please let me know if you have written or know of a convention report not included, and I will add it to the listings.

Now, onto the reports…

Airship 27: PulpFest 2014 rocked!
Ron Fortier writes about his visit to the con, and has posted a number of photos. (There’s no way to directly link to his report, so as he writes more on his blog, the PulpFest report gets pushed down. You may have to look for his report in the “Flight Log” archive.)
The Book Cave
The Book Cave is posting audio recordings from PulpFest 2014:

Laurie’s Wild West: My PulpFest Report
Laurie Powers recounts her experiences at PulpFest, and includes photos from her talk at Ohio State University, which preceded the con on Thursday. (Unfortunately, I did not arrive in time to attend, or record, it.)
Mystery*File: Convention Report: PulpFest 2014
Walker Martin ranks the year’s con the best of the PulpFests. Read his report to learn why.
Ohio State University Rare Books and Manuscripts Library: Laurie Powers’ lecture, “Riding the Pulp Trail”
This album on Facebook includes a short intro and 12 photos from Laurie’s lecture on the life and writings of her grandfather, Paul S. Powers. No Facebook account is needed to view the album.
Pulp Crazy
Pulp Crazy host Jason Aiken details his visit to PulpFest and FarmerCon, and provides audio recordings of programming.

Yellowed Perils: PulpFest 2014 coverage
I posted reports daily from PulpFest 2014 at Yellowed Perils, as well as photos to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Sam Maronie’s Entertainment Funhouse: PulpFest 2014
While Sam Maronie has a short report from the con, he’s posted a number of photos.

ThePulp.Net: Pulpfest 2014
ThePulp.Net has over a dozen audio recordings and photos from the evening programming at PulpFest 2014. You can listen to them online in your browser, or subscribe to TPN’s Pulp Event Podcast to listen to them on your mobile devices.

  • 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.