Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Posted by at 5:39 pm Friday, March 14, 2014 in Announcements, Bits of Pulp, News, Quick Links

Congrats to 2014 New Pulp Award winners

Winners of the 2014 New Pulp Awards are being posted on the awards’ Facebook page as votes are tallied. (You don’t have to have a Facebook account to view the page or the announcements.)

The New Pulp Awards are the successor of the annual Pulp Ark Awards, which began in 2011. Pro Se Productions, one of the publishers of New Pulp fiction, has been sponsoring the awards since their debut.

Congratulations to the 2014 winners!

Update: You can see the entire list of winners in the 12 categories at the New Pulp Awards blog.

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An ‘amazing’ 88th; de Conan encounter; etc.

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Pulp History, Pulps

An ‘amazing’ 88th; de Conan encounter; etc.

scientifictionAmazing Stories — the first all-science-fiction pulp magazine — debuted with its April 1926 number. That issue actually would have been hitting newsstands a month early, in March.

For those counting along at home, that would be 88 years ago this year.

While Hugo Gernsback’s portmanteau “scientifiction” didn’t stick around that long (nor did Gernsback at the magazine, for that matter), Amazing Stories remained in print — first as a pulp, then as a digest — through 1995, and sporadically through 2005.

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Southern Pulpsters is go!

Posted by at 6:20 pm Friday, February 14, 2014 in Announcements, Bits of Pulp, Events, News, Pulps

You’ve probably noticed that there have been a lot fewer posts here on Yellowed Perils in the past month or so. Things have been really busy.

I’ve managed to keep things up-to-date on ThePulp.Net and get Michael Brown‘s entries edited for The Pulp Super-Fan (though I’ve probably been cutting it too close for his comfort!). But this and other work has cut down on the amount of time I’ve been able to write for Yellowed Perils.

One other project that’s picked up in the past couple of weeks is the Southern Pulpsters group on Facebook. I set it up back in the fall, but never got around to doing much with it.

I had a chance to meet Jeff Shanks, another pulp fan from the Tallahassee area, for breakfast a couple of weeks ago, and that spurred me to get busy with the group. Jeff’s now an admin on it, and we’ve added 27 other pulp fans from the southeast in the past week.

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PulpFest website updated for 2014

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, February 6, 2014 in Bits of Pulp, Events, News, PulpFest, Pulps

PulpFest website updated for 2014

PulpFest 2014, Columbus, OhioPulpFest has updated its website in preparation for this summer’s 2014 pulp convention.

Get information about PulpFest registration and the hotel in downtown Columbus, Ohio. And plan your visit with links to a restaurant guide, parking map, and sites to see.

After you’ve read through the site, take a few moments to fill out the online survey to help the PulpFest committee improve the con and you might win one of three free memberships to PulpFest. (A $30 value.)

Disclosure: I’ve been assisting with promotional material for PulpFest, and am editing The Pulpster.

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Pumpkins, pulp and Halloween

Posted by at 4:10 pm Thursday, October 24, 2013 in Bits of Pulp, Pulps

Pumpkins, pulp and Halloween

Pumpkin or pulp-o-lantern?With Halloween just a week away, I thought I would break out the stencils for pulp pumpkins — or pulpkins, or maybe pulp-o-lanterns.

We haven’t posted them in a number of years. I think maybe the last time was six years ago.

Choose among stencils of five pulp characters. We won’t name names, but they may be somewhat familiar to you.

Print out the stencils you want, then use them as templates for your carvings. Cut all the way through the black areas, but just thin out the pumpkin in the gray areas so that it will glow. (If you’d like more detailed instructions, check out these instructions.)

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Hizzoner, a fan of bronze

Posted by at 2:11 pm Monday, August 19, 2013 in Bits of Pulp, People, Pulps

While leafing through the February 2013 issue of Vanity Fair* over the weekend, “The Proust Questionaire,” a regular feature of the magazine, caught my eye. The subject was Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City…

Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Doc Savage, man of bronze, who was very popular during my adolescent years.

It’s too bad that Koch died shortly after this issue was published. It would have been interesting to hear more about his pulp experiences.

* Vanity Fair was originally published from around 1913 through 1936 by Condé Nast, which bought Street & Smith Publications, the publisher of Doc Savage, in 1959.

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