PulpFest 2013 Announces More New Fictioneers Presentations

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Skull IslandOn Friday, July 26th, longtime Farmerphiles Win Scott Eckert and John Allen Small share center stage as part of PulpFest’s popular “New Fictioneers” presentations.

A three-time New Fictioneer, Colorado’s Win Scott Eckert will be reading from two new works: THE SCARLET JAGUAR, a novella featuring Patricia Wildman, daughter of a certain bronze champion of justice, and A GIRL AND HER CAT, the first new Honey West novel in over forty years.

John Allen Small, an award-winning journalist and columnist from Oklahoma, selects from a pair of short works for his reading. “The Bright Heart of Eternity” is a tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer. “Ghost of Thunder Isle” is featured in the new Moonstone Books anthology, THE AVENGER: ROARING HEART OF THE CRUCIBLE.

 

At 1 PM on Saturday, July 27th, writer, editor-in-chief of Airship 27, and two-time Pulp Factory Award winner, Ron Fortier, and five contemporary authors will gaze into their crystal balls to chart the road ahead for the new and exciting continuation of the pulp genre known as “New Pulp.” Joining Ron will be Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Dr. Art Sippo.

 

1933 was not just the year of the hero pulp. On March 2 of that same year, RKO Radio Pictures premiered “the eighth wonder of the world,” KING KONG, at New York’s Radio City Music Hall and the Roxy.

To celebrate the 80th anniversaries of “The Man of Bronze” and KING KONG, Will Murray, author of “The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage,” paired the two characters in his novel, SKULL ISLAND. On Saturday, July 27th, at 2 PM, PulpFest 2013 will host a special “New Fictioneers” reading of Mr. Murray’s bestselling novel by Radio Archives’ reader Roger Price.

Roger has performed on television, radio and the live stage. He works with a wide variety of clients as an announcer and voice actor, specializing in character/cartoon voices and dialects. For Radio Archives, he has read a number of short stories for their pulp audiobook series. Roger is also founder of Mid-Ohio-Con, one of the largest and longest running comic book and popular culture conventions.

 

Jim Beard broke into the world of “New Pulp” in 2012 when Airship 27 published SGT. JANUS, SPIRIT-BREAKER, a collection of ghost stories featuring an occult detective, and CAPTAIN ACTION: RIDDLE OF THE GLOWING MEN, the first prose novel based on the 1960s action figure.

A columnist for the TOLEDO FREE PRESS, “The Beard” will be  finishing up Please visit www.pulpfest.com to learn more about Jim Beard and his work.

PulpFest’s “New Fictioneer” programming. At 3 PM on Saturday, July 27th, Jim will be reading from his two Airship 27 books as well as a story from MONSTER EARTH, a shared-world anthology of giant monster tales.

For more, please visit www.pulpfest.com and be sure to register now for “summer’s great pulp con!”

PulpFest 2013 Salutes New Fictioneers William Patrick Maynard and Mark Halegua

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Pulpfest 2013Beginning Friday, July 26th, at 1 PM, PulpFest begins its annual salute to the “New Fictioneers,” the authors writing the new pulp fiction.

Join us in the Fairfield Room, located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus, as William Patrick Maynard gets the ball rolling with a reading from his forthcoming novel, THE TRIUMPH OF FU MANCHU, fully authorized by the literary estate of Sax Rohmer, creator of the devil doctor.

In addition to writing the Fu Manchu novels for Black Coat Press, Bill pens a weekly pulp fiction column for The Black Gate and was formerly a regular contributor to The Cimmerian. His articles have been published in Blood and Thunder, Windy City Pulp Stories and The Pulpster, among others, while his short fiction has appeared in The Ruby Files (Airship 27), Gaslight Grotesque (EDGE Publishing), and Tales of the Shadowmen: Grand Guignol (Black Coat Press). He has contributed essays to Serial Squadron’s remastered Drums of Fu Manchu DVD and to the Sax Rohmer collection, The Voice of Kali (Black Dog Books). He is a past nominee of a Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Novel and a Rondo Award for Best Genre Article in a Periodical. Most recently, he received three nominations for the 2012 Pulp Ark Awards including Best Pulp Novel and Best Short Story.

Meet “the yellow peril incarnate in one man” as William Patrick Maynard gets PulpFest’s annual New Fictioneer readings off to a tremendous start.

PulpFest’s “New Fictioneer” programming continues on Friday, July 26th at 2 PM in the Hyatt Regency’s Fairfield Room. Mark Halegua will be reading “Red Badge Attacks,” a story about a mysterious vigilante that was co-written by Andrew Salmon. He’ll also offer “The Night Before Christmas,” featuring St. Nick as a 1930s-style crimefighter.

Mark is a computer consultant and, on occasion, a “new pulp” writer. He is also one of the founding members of the Gotham Pulp Collectors Club, a group that meets in New York City on the second Saturday of each month to talk about pulps.

PulpFest runs from Thursday, July 25th through Sunday, July 28th at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio. Visit www.pulpfest.com for additional details.

Dark Horse an Official Partner for 2nd Annual Star Wars Reads Day

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LUCASFILM LTD., DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE AND PUBLISHING PARTNERS ANNOUNCE SECOND ANNUAL STAR WARS READS DAY 

Bookstore and library events to be held October 5, 2013

Star Wars Reads DayNew York, NY – Lucasfilm, Disney Publishing Worldwide, and its publishing partners announced today the second annual Star Wars Reads Day to be held this October 5, 2013. Last year, 30 authors and 1,500 costumed volunteers participated in over 1,200 Star Wars Reads Day events across North America. On October 5 of this year, Star Wars fans, authors, and artists will again come together in this multi-publisher initiative that celebrates reading and Star Wars. Participating publishing partners include Abrams, Chronicle Books, Dark Horse, Del Rey, DK, Quirk Books, Random House Audio, Scholastic, Titan Magazines, and Workman.

“Star Wars Reads Day is the kind of initiative that we at Lucasfilm love to support” says Carol Roeder, Director of Publishing at Lucasfilm. “Reading and Star Wars have gone hand-in-hand since 1976, when the novelization of the original Star Wars movie was released. Over the years, many fans have discovered the joy in reading through Star Wars books, and we hope to continue encouraging more people to read.”

Official Star Wars Reads Day author events are already confirmed at the following locations:

Ann Arbor, MI – Barnes & Noble
Austin, TX – Barnes & Noble
Carle Place, NY – Barnes & Noble
Cincinnati, OH – Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Denver, CO – Tattered Cover
Madison, WI – Barnes & Noble
New York, NY – The Scholastic Store
Portland, OR – Wordstock Festival
Redondo Beach, CA – Mysterious Galaxy
Richmond, VA – bbgb
Roseville, MN – Barnes & Noble
San Francisco, CA – Books Inc.
Seattle, WA – University Bookstore
Warwick, RI – Barnes & Noble

For updates and more information, follow Star Wars Reads on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/StarWarsReads

An official Star Wars event kit (free of charge), including reproducible activity sheets and trivia, will be available for download at: http://starwars.com/reads/

Lucasfilm, STAR WARS™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

OH – NOS4A2 Signing

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Author Joe Hill signs at Books & Co on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 2:00 PM.

Books & Co
The Greene Shopping Center
4453 Walnut Street, Dayton, OH 45440
Phone: 937-429-2169

Captain America 2 Holds Cleveland Casting Calls

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The Greater Cleveland Film Commission has posted a casting call for extras for the upcoming Marvel film Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

MARVEL FEATURE FILM CASTING CALL

  • PAID extras for Cleveland scenes filming April & May 2013
  • Casting call Friday April 19th & Saturday April 20th
  • 10am-3pm NO EARLY LINE-UPS PLS!
  • Ages 18 & over only. If your children 9 & over are interested in being extras parents please bring CURRENT, casual snapshot.
  • NO minors at casting call please!
  • Please bring a pen for application, photos will be taken at no charge! (Business attire preferred, please be well groomed for picture!)

Metro Campus Cuyahoga Community College Bldg. UTC/Room 229 2415 Woodland Ave. Cleveland 44115

**NO phone calls please!**

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you all & having you be apart of filming!

~ Maryellen Aviano
Marvel Casting Coordinator

OH – FCBD Clerks Style

dante_clerks2Brian O’Halloran, Rodney Ramos, Ryan Francis, and many more appear at Packrat Comics on Saturday May 4, 2013 for Free Comic Book Day!

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Press Release:

Free Comic Book Day is again once upon us and as we plan and scheme the things to come, we will share them with you here. That means you’ll want to bookmark this page and check it often!

Our fantaboulus guest list will grow and expand a number of ways. We’ll have artists and writers and possibly an actor or two.
Featured Guests:

We are thrilled to include Brian O’Halloran as our guest of honor for our annual Free Comic Book Day celebration! Brian had the staring as Dante in Kevin Smith’s breakout movie Clerks. After the success of the first film, Brian repraised his role in many of Smith’s other movies, including Clerks II, Dogma, Mallrats, and Clerks the Animiated Series. Brian has returned to his theatrical roots and working with the Boomerang Theater Company, New Jersey Repertory Company and the Tri-State Actors Theater and in New Jersey.

Ryan Francis is joining the guest list as well! Ryan is known for playing Darren the Nerd in the cult B-Horror classic Thankskilling. He also has produced and starred in a new film titled The Biker Warrior Babe vs The Zombie Babies From Hell!

Rodney Ramos has been a professional penciler/inker in the comics industry for over 20 years. He has worked for many companies including DC and Marvel Comics, Marvel Comics U.K., Valiant, Acclaim Comics, Malibu and Continuity with Neal Adams. His work can be seen in such titles as Green Lantern, Batman, Deadpool, X-Force, Spider-Man, Gambit, Captain America, Booster Gold, and much more! And your opportunity to meet the inker for Sinestro Corps War is May 4, 2013!

Artists Alley!!!

Dirk Manning
Matthew Swift
Dawn Best
Jamie Snell
Molly Durst
Joshua Peters
Seth Lyons
JD Larabee
Mike Eshelman
Todd Beistel
Michael Anthony Carroll

All the details on our great lineup of artists can be found at our website!

And making their second trip to Packrat for FCBD is Mikey’s Late Night Slice pizza truck! Yeppers! They’re coming back and bringing more saucey goodness to our superhero fun filled afternoon!

During our annual nerd night party we’ll have some comic book poker and the following bands lined up so far:

The Fritz
Nerd Table

Join Packrat Comics for our annual FCBD bash and Nerd Night celebration! You know you’ll have fun! Invite a guest or two and plan on spending the day! Because you can’t make it through in just a few minutes!

Packrat Comics
3872 Lattimer Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

PulpFest (July 2013)

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Convention Name
PulpFest 2013
Convention Website Address
http://www.pulpfest.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/25/2013
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
07/28/2013
About This Convention
PulpFest is the summertime destination for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials. It returns to downtown Columbus, Ohio, beginning on Thursday, July 25th, for its 42nd year. It will run through Sunday, July 28th.

The theme of this year’s convention will the eightieth anniversary of Doc Savage and the pulp heroes of 1933 as well as the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s villainous Dr. Fu Manchu. There will be panels and presentations on these topics that will feature appearances by Will Murray, author of 12 Doc Savage novels; pulp art expert David Saunders; William Patrick Maynard, the writer authorized to continue the Fu Manchu series; Nathan Madison, author of ANTI-FOREIGN IMAGERY IN AMERICAN PULPS AND COMICS, 1920-1960; and Ed Hulse, publisher of BLOOD ‘N’ THUNDER. There will also be a showing of the complete movie serial, THE SPIDER’S WEB, produced by Columbia Pictures in 1938.

The convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Daytime hours will be from 9 AM to 5 PM. Evening programming will run from 7 PM until midnight. We hope to see you at “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”

Venue Name and Address
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
125
Projected Attendance
450
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Collectibles
Additional Categories
  • Book Festival
  • Comic Books
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
Guests
Will Murray, William Patrick Maynard, David Saunders, Nathan Madison, Ed Hulse

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Lake Effect Comic Book Convention (May 2013)

Lake Effect Comic Convention

Convention Name
Lake Effect Comic Book Convention
Convention Website Address
http://www.comicsandfriends.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
05/26/2013
About This Convention
Just in!  We are proud to announce that this we have teamed with Boom! Studios to present a Lake Effect exclusive comic!  The Regular Show #2 with cover art by our very own Craig Tucker

Regular Show Craig Tucker

When:  Sunday May 26th 2013 from 10:00 AM untill 5:00 PM.  Free parking and Free admission
Where: Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16 – 7860 Mentor Avenue – Mentor – Ohio – 44060

EVENTS:

Movie Screenings
•10:15 – Munster Go Home
•1:15 – Big Trouble in Little China
•4:10 – A Little Snow Fairy Sugar Special

Panel Discussions
•12:15 – 12:45 panel 1 – Comics and Education
•3:30 – 4:00 Panel 2 – Science Fiction Comics

Heroclix Tournament – Month 6 conclusion to the Batman No Man’s Land series.

Door Prizes: 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00 PM

Costume Contest:  3:00 PM (Female under 13 Female 13 and over, Male under 13, Male 13 and over)

Guests:
•Craig Tucker
•Aubrey Fisher
•Sean Forney
•Gary Dumm
•Chris Yambar
•Scott Bachmann
•Chris Lambert
•Bob Ingersoll
•David Russell
•Elyria Comic Book Initiative

Dealers:
•Bill’s Books and More
•Burning River Comics
•Cards Comics and Collectibles
•Comics Are Go!
•Craig Higgins
•Dan Dahlgren
•Ed Szabo
•George Geis
•HooHah Collectibles
•Joe Sherman
•John Crawford
•John Haines Rare Comics
•JR Collectibles
•Mark Allen
•New Dimension Comics
•Our Gang Comics and Toys
•Pixel Bits
•Remember When? Thrift & Collectibles
•Robert Jenkins
•Spectrum Comics
•Tony Starkks
•Universal Comics
•Vic Gober
•World’s Greatest Comics

Directions:  From the South
•I-71 N
• Merge onto I-271 N via EXIT 220 toward ERIE PA.
•I-271 N becomes I-90 E.
• Take the OH-306 exit, EXIT 193, toward MENTOR/KIRTLAND
• Turn LEFT onto OH-306
•Turn RIGHT onto MENTOR AVE/US-20.
•7860 MENTOR AVE is on the RIGHT

From the East
•I-76 W
•Take I-80 W toward CLEVELAND
• Merge onto I-480 W via EXIT 187 toward CLEVELAND.
•Take I-271 N toward ERIE PA.
•Merge onto I-90 E.
•Take the OH-306 exit, EXIT 193, toward MENTOR/KIRTLAND
•Turn LEFT onto OH-306
• Turn RIGHT onto MENTOR AVE/US-20
• 7860 MENTOR AVE is on the RIGHT

From the West
•90 E.
• Keep LEFT to take OH-2 E via EXIT 185 toward PAINESVILLE.
•Take the OH-306 S exit toward KIRTLAND.
•Turn RIGHT onto OH-306.
•Turn LEFT onto MENTOR AVE/US-20.
• 7860 MENTOR AVE is on the RIGHT

Venue Name and Address
Atlas Cinemas Great Lakes Stadium 16
7860 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
50
Projected Attendance
700
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Gaming
  • Collectibles
Guests
Guest to be announced

Lake Effect poster

OH – Drawing for Comics & Graphic Novels

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Comic artist David Michael Beck (Star Wars, Jonah Hex, G.I. Joe, etc.) teaches a two-part drawing program. Learn to the process of bringing a story to life through art with a comic book all-star. Participants should bring their own paper, pencils, erasers, and markers.

When: 2:00 p.m., March 3 and March 10
Where: Room 3B, Main Library

This program is for adults only. Registration is required.

 

Public Library of Cincinnati
800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202-2009
513-369-6900

Akron Comicon (November 2013)

Akron Comicon

Convention Name
Akron Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://www.akroncomicon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/09/2013
About This Convention
Akron Comicon is an event established to help promote newspaper comics and comic-books as an original American art form and viable entertainment medium by bringing creators, dealers, and fans together for a day of fun and interaction designed for the entire family.Akron Comicon is a one day event scheduled to take place at the University of Akron Quaker Station on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 135 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio 44325 from 10am to 6pm.

Presale tickets to the event are $8 and are available at www.akroncomicon.com until Wednesday, November 6th. All presale ticket holders will receive a free Akron Comicon exclusive poster available the day of the show. General admission tickets cost $10 at the door. Admission for Senior Citizens is $5. University Student tickets are $5 with a student I.D. All children age 10 and under are free.

Venue Name and Address
135 S. Broadway Street
Akron, Ohio 44325
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
77
Projected Attendance
2000
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Dave Aikins, Mike W. Barr, Tom Batiuk, Adam Beechen, Craig Boldman, Tony Isabella, Dirk Manning, Al Plastino, Marc Sumerak, Chris Yambar, Thom Zahler

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