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PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life

Posted by at 10:15 am Friday, July 15, 2016 in Events, Publications, PulpFest, Websites
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PulpFest, ‘The Pulpster,’ & the pulp life

"The Pulpster" #25PulpFest 2016 is just around the corner. *

I’m hitting the road on Wednesday morning (it’s a two-day drive up to Columbus, Ohio), and looking forward to attending a third-straight year. I hope you’ll be among those going to the con this year.

The dealers’ room opens at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 21, for early-bird shopping. Then PulpFest’s evening programming kicks off a few hours later.

At least for me, PulpFest makes for long days. The dealers’ room opens at 10 a.m. each day, but I’m usually down before then. And even though the scheduled events usually wrap up between 11 and midnight (the auction can run longer), someone’s often hosting an informal get-together until the wee hours.

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Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, June 30, 2016 in Bits of Pulp, Movies/TV/Radio, News, Publications, PulpFest
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Bits of pulp: Ape man, bronze man

Whew. It’s been a busy month.

By the time you’re reading this, this year’s issue of The Pulpster will be in the hands of the printer and being prepped for debut in a few weeks at PulpFest 2016.

I’ve got a post coming up next week on the PulpFest website giving a rundown of what’s in the zine’s 25th issue, and how you can get your copy.

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‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015 in Events, Publications, PulpFest, Pulps, ThePulp.Net
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‘The Pulpster,’ and PulpFest plans

"The Pulpster" No. 24Man, the end of July is in just three days. PulpFest is just over two weeks away. Where did the summer — and, heck, the spring — go?

As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t posted very much at Yellowed Perils so far this year. After such a great year in 2014, I got off to a bad start in 2015 and never recovered.

Then May hit.

Starting in May and continuing through June and July, most — if not all — of my “pulp time” is devoted to putting together the year’s issue of The Pulpster for PulpFest. The final PDF went to the printers yesterday.

I think it’s a terrific issue. We have an outstanding roster of contributors, and articles on H.P. Lovecraft, Maj. Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, Ned Pines‘ Thrilling line of pulps, Erle Stanley Gardner, the Street & Smith comics, European pulp heroes, and much more.

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Pulp gifts: ‘High Adventure’

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Publications, Pulp Gifts
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"High Adventure"

Here’s another pulp gift that will last throughout the year: a subscription to High Adventure.

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‘The Pulpster’ and PulpFest 2014

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, July 15, 2014 in Events, New Pulp, Publications, Pulp Art, PulpFest, Pulps
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The Pulpster logoThis year’s issue of The Pulpster just went off to the printers.

It’s jam-packed with great articles by Mike Chomko, Don Hutchison, Don Herron, Jeff Shanks, Garyn Roberts, Chris Vallini Lawson, Dwayne Olson, John Gunnison and Tony Davis. Most spin off of PulpFest 2014‘s two themes: the 75th anniversary of the science-fiction pulp boom of 1939, and the 80th anniversary of the 1934 debut of the shudder pulps.

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Call for submissions to ‘The Pulpster’

Posted by at 10:30 am Monday, November 18, 2013 in Announcements, Events, News, Publications, PulpFest, Pulps
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Call for submissions to ‘The Pulpster’

The Pulpster 2014PulpFest 2014 may see a long time away, but it’s not too late to start working on an article for the next number of The Pulpster.

PulpFest will be celebrating the 75th anniversary of what many scholars consider the dawn of science fiction’s Golden Age (1939) and the 80th anniversary of Popular Publications’ introduction of the shudder pulp trio of Dime Mystery Magazine, Terror Tales and Horror Stories (1934).

Articles along those topics would be very welcome. But we don’t limit The Pulpster to just one or two themes. If you have an interesting pulp-related article idea, I’d love to hear from you. We prefer never-before-published (in print or online) articles.

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