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Remembering the pulpsters

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in People, Pulp History, Pulps, Pulpsters
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The pulps are more than just the stories and characters depicted on the covers and inside of the magazines.

The pulps are the thousands of writers, artists, and editors who churned out the popular fiction magazines from 1896 through the mid-1950s.

Around this time in 2012, I started noting the anniversaries of births and deaths of pulp writers, artists, and editors on ThePulp.Net’s Facebook page and in its Twitter feed. It started out with just a few a month as I began collecting names and dates in a spreadsheet.

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Have a pulpy Halloween

Posted by at 1:41 pm Monday, October 31, 2016 in Pulp Resources, Pulps, Quick Links
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Pulp Pumpkin: The SpiderHalloween is here. If you’re still looking for a last-minute jack-o-lantern idea, how about crafting a pulp-o-lantern?

I dusted off a post from three year’s back with a link on ThePulp.Net’s Facebook page a week ago, but never got around to linking to it again here at Yellowed Perils. Back in 2013, I resurrected several stencils for pulp pumpkin carvings that I had originally published in 2006.

If you’re carving one of these pulp-o-lanterns — or a pulp-related design of your own — please send along a photograph (or post on in the comments below the pumpkin link on TPN’s Facebook page). I would be thrilled to share them with fellow pulp fans.

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Robert Weinberg: 1946-2016

Posted by at 10:00 am Monday, September 26, 2016 in News, Obituaries, People, Pulps
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Robert Weinberg

Robert Weinberg

Longtime pulp collector and historian Robert Weinberg died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. He had been in poor health for a number of years.

In addition to being a fiction and comic-book writer and book dealer, Weinberg edited or co-edited a number of pulp-related reprint anthologies, including his Pulp Classics chapbook series, Hard-Boiled Detectives: 23 Great Stories from ‘Dime Detective Magazine’, Tough Guys and Dangerous Dames, and Rivals of ‘Weird Tales’.”

He also published Pulp, a chapbook fanzine on the pulps from 1970 through 1981, and wrote The ‘Weird Tales’ Story, a history of the “Unique Magazine” in 1977.

Weinberg, who was born Aug. 29, 1946, was 70.

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Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more

Posted by at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 23, 2016 in Bits of Pulp, Books, Movies/TV/Radio, New Pulp, News, PulpFest
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Bits of pulp: Foundation, Jedi, & more

Bits of pulp is an irregular feature of Yellowed Perils, and gives me a chance to touch upon a collection of items that popped up on my pulp radar recently.

Jedis Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) stand ready for battle in "Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace."

Jedis Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) stand ready for battle in Star Wars, Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

STAR WARS BUILT ON ANOTHER FOUNDATION? Here’s an interesting concept: The Jedi Order is the Star Wars equivalent to the Second Foundation in Isaac Asimov‘s Foundation series.

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PulpFest 2016 reports

Posted by at 10:00 am Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Events, People, PulpFest, Pulps
Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

PulpFest 2016 reports

Updated: Aug. 27, 2016.

Now that PulpFest 2016 is over, it’s time for my annual listing of convention reports.

The PulpFest 2016 dealers' room

The PulpFest 2016 dealers’ room

I will be updating this post over the next few weeks as new reports are posted online. I will add a line at the top of the post to indicate when it has been updated.

I recorded over seven-and-a-half hours of PulpFest 2016 programming, and those recordings are now available for listening. If you subscribe to the Pulp Event Podcast through iTunes, podcasts for all nine events have been uploaded. If you’re prefer to listen to them from the website, head over to ThePulp.Net’s PulpFest 2016 coverage page. There you will find links to pages with photos and embedded audio for each of the events that I recorded.

Of course, if you have posted a PulpFest report online, or come across one that’s not listed below, please let me know in the comments or using the contact form.

Now on to the reports (listed alphabetically)…
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PulpFest 2016, days 3-4

Posted by at 11:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Events, New Pulp, People, PulpFest
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PulpFest 2016, days 3-4

I got home last evening from my 1,750-mile round trip to PulpFest 2016. It’s a long drive, but well worth it.

I apologize again for not getting a report on day 3 of the convention posted Sunday. I didn’t get up early enough, then had too much to do before hitting the road for a seven-hour drive, which was the first half of my trip home.

Now that all that’s taken care of, let’s jump back to Saturday.

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Report delayed

Posted by at 8:00 am Sunday, July 24, 2016 in Events, PulpFest
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I apologize, but my report from Saturday at PulpFest 2016 will be delayed. Timing is such that I’m not able to get the post written and posted today before I have to hit the road home.

I will try to get the day’s report posted as soon as I have the opportunity.

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