PulpFest 2013 is officially under way in Columbus, Ohio.
I wish I were there.
Early registration opened at 6 p.m., while the actual programming began a bit earlier with a lecture, “The Ancestors of Batman,” by Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse at Ohio State’s Thompson Library. The regular PulpFest programming started at 8 p.m.
Instead of that, I have other, family plans that conflicted with the annual summer pulp gathering.Read More
Altus Press announced over on its Facebook page that Frederick Nebel‘s classic detective team from Black Mask — police Capt. Steve MacBride and reporter Kennedy of the Richmond City Free Press — will return in four volumes, beginning this fall.
“Raw Law: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 1: 1928-30″ will reintroduce the pair to print, and “Shake-Down: The Complete Cases of MacBride & Kennedy Volume 2: 1930-33″ will appear a month later.
MacBride and Kennedy appeared in over three dozen stories in Black Mask beginning in 1928 and continuing through 1936. Ron Goulart in “The Dime Detectives” calls the stories “filled with thorough police work and fast, wild action.”Read More
Though primarily known for his novels, including “I Am Legend,” and his film and TV scripts (“The Pit and the Pendulum” and “Twilight Zone”), Matheson, who was 87, had his first story, “Born of Man and Woman,” published in the digest The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. His work also appeared in (among others) Galaxy, Imagination, Marvel Science Stories, Startling Stories and Weird Tales.Read More
Writer/game designer Chuck Wendig has written “25 things to know about sexism & misogyny in writing & publishing” over at his blog, terribleminds.
And he has followed up with “Challenging responses to sexism and misogyny” and “Why men should speak out about sexism, misogyny and rape culture.”Read More
Black was talking to Bleeding Cool‘s Brendon Connelly about his latest movie, Iron Man 3, and upcoming projects.
Black co-wrote (with Drew Pearce) and directs the upcoming third installment of the Iron Man movie series. It opens May 3. (Let’s hope it’s better than the last.)
Here’s what Black had to say about the Man of Bronze:
Update: The listing was ended on Feb. 12 with a $5,500 price. The ring has been re-listed for a $4,400 buy-it-now price, or $4,000 opening bid, ending Feb. 19.Read More