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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

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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The ebb and flow of pulp fandom online

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, April 21, 2016 in People, ThePulp.Net, Websites

PulpMags in Yahoo GroupsThePulp.Net first appeared online just over 20 years ago as .Pulp on the old America Online dial-up service.

By the time I started ThePulp.Net/.Pulp, I had been online for a number of years. First through a FreeNet in Tallahassee, Fla., which provided access to the UseNet, including alt.pulp and alt.fan.doc-savage. At some point in the early ’90s, we signed up for AOL, which eventually included forums for pulps and Doc Savage.

This was in the long-ago days of dial-up modems, spending short periods of time online, and being interrupted when someone called the house and the modem dropped the connection because of call waiting. (That seems ancient history in these days of always-connected internet in your pocket.)

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Farewell 2015; welcome 2016

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, December 31, 2015 in New Pulp, News, People, PulpFest, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites

Farewell 2015; welcome 2016
"Detective Story Magazine" (Jan. 3, 1931)

A New Year’s cover on “Detective Story Magazine” (Jan. 3, 1931)

Here on the last day of 2015, I thought I would take a moment and look back at the year in blogging here at ThePulp.Net, and a brief look foward at what’s to come in 2016.

But before all of that, I want to note the passing of a number of pulpsters in 2015, including collectors Richard Clear, Ned Brooks, and Victor Berch, fictioneer Charles Boeckman Jr., and artists Murphy Anderson and Jon Arfstrom. Obituaries for each appear elsewhere on Yellowed Perils.

We welcomed John Olsen to our blogging rolls in late October. John’s long-running website, “The Shadow in Review,” disappeared when Comcast ended its web-hosting service. I hated the idea of John not being involved in the online pulp community, and invited him to consider writing a blog for ThePulp.Net. Happily he agreed, and That’s Pulp! debuted Oct. 30.

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Bits of pulp: Links, Tarzan, a passing

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Bits of Pulp, Books, News, Obituaries, People, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites

Bits of pulp: Links, Tarzan, a passing

GONE MISSING: Well, it looks as though John Olsen‘s “The Shadow in Review” website wasn’t the only victim of Comcast’s elimination of its personal web pages.

If you looked through ThePulp.Net recently, you might have noticed quite a few links with strikethroughs, which indicated they are broken. Many were Comcast sites, such as Scott Cranford‘s Doc Savage FAQ, and a number of pulp pages run by Clark Holloway.

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Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’

Posted by at 10:00 am Wednesday, October 28, 2015 in Announcements, News, Pulps, ThePulp.Net, Websites

Coming Friday: ‘That’s Pulp!’
John Olsen

John Olsen

John Olsen, longtime operator of “The Shadow in Review” website, has joined ThePulp.Net as a blogger. Beginning Friday, Oct. 30, John will be writing “about all things pulpish.”

He has called his blog, That’s Pulp!, and kicks it off with a look back at the 1938 movie serial The Spider’s Web.

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The ultimate Tarzan playset

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, September 17, 2015 in Pulp Collectibles, Pulps, Websites

The ultimate Tarzan playset

I got a laugh out of this “Tarzan of the Apes Playset and Diorama” that turned up in my RSS reader earlier this week.

Tim Knight posted a number of photos of the set on his Hero Press blog. He had this to say: “If I’d had this playset as a youngster (hell, if I had it now!) my entire life would revolve around recreating the story of Tarzan of the Apes and spinning off my own imaginary adventures.”

The photo above shows the grown Apeman with members of the Great-Ape tribe.

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