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Subject: PulpFest 2018 and Joe R Lansdale rss

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http://www.pulpfest.com/

PulpFest is a convention for readers and collectors of the old adventure, westerns, detective, weird tales and SF magazines from the 1930s through the 1950s. The pulps are part of the foundation that gaming was created on. These magazines started the stories of the Shadow, Doc Savage, Conan and featured the Cthulhu Mythos stories by H. P. Lovecraft along with a the works of mystery writers like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

The convention will take place from Thursday evening, July 26th, through Sunday afternoon, July 29th, in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry, PA.

There are a number of current authors reading their works and panels on different literary themes along with other events such as an art show and auction. Also, there is a great dealers’ room featuring tens of thousands of pulp magazines, vintage paperbacks, digests, genre fiction, men’s adventure and true crime magazines, original art, first edition hardcovers, series books, reference books, dime novels and story papers, Big Little Books, B-Movies, serials and related paper collectibles, old-time radio shows, and Golden and Silver Age comic books, as well as newspaper adventure strips.

I have been there for the last few years and have had a great time. It is a lot smaller than Gen Con and Origins but like many small local cons, it has an atmosphere all its own. If you are looking for a literary themed/collection convention, this is a good one.

The convention’s guest of honor will be award-winning author Joe Lansdale. The author of over forty novels and many short stories, Lansdale has also written for comics, television, film, Internet sites, and more. His novella “Bubba Ho-Tep” was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. The film adaptation of his novel COLD IN JULY was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, while the Sundance Channel has adapted his Hap & Leonard novels to television. Joe will be talking with Tony Davis on Saturday evening, July 28 and be available at select times during the convention.
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Are you interested in genre fiction? Then you’ll be happy to know that PulpFest has worked out a discount exchange with Confluence, Pittsburgh’s longest-running literary conference, with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror.

All PulpFest members will receive $10 off the price of a daily membership to Confluence. The conference runs from 3 PM on Friday, July 27, through 3 PM on Sunday, July 29. It takes place at the Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, located at 1160 Thorn Run Road in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

To receive your discount, simply show your PulpFest badge when you register at the door. Confluence members are also welcome to attend PulpFest 2018. They will receive the same $10 discount off the price of a daily PulpFest admission with proof of membership. Click one of the Register buttons on our home page for our daily rates.
 
 

 
 



 
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PulpFest is very well known for its auctions. This year, due to an abundance of material, the convention will host not one, but two auctions. The first will be held on Friday, July 27, beginning at 10:05 PM. Our second auction will take place on Saturday, July 28. It will also begin at 10:05 PM.

Our Saturday night auction will again feature material from the collections of the late Woody Hagadish and Larry Latham. There will also be signed letters and post cards from pulp artists and writers written to the late Albert Tonik.

The auction will also include nearly 400 copies of WESTERN STORY MAGAZINE, a selection of sports pulps and Martin Goodman’s Red Circle magazines, a collection of letters from Popular Publications founder Henry Steeger, a painting by paperback cover artist Rudy Nappi, long and nearly complete runs of science fiction digests such as ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASTIC, and IMAGINATIVE TALES, quantities of science fiction digests from the United Kingdom including NEBULA, NEW WORLDS SCIENCE FICTION, and SCIENCE FANTASY, and a selection of western pulps such as DIME WESTERN, WESTERN ACTION, REAL WESTERN, and 10 STORY WESTERN MAGAZINE
 
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