Over 150 Pulps to be Auctioned at PulpFest 2014

July 10, 2014 by  
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Over 150 Pulps to be Auctioned at PulpFest 2014

Shadow MagazinePulpFest 2014 is very pleased to announce that it will be offering a substantial accumulation of pulp magazines at this year’s Saturday Night Auction, taking place on August 9 at 9:30 PM. Thanks to auctioneer Joseph F. Saine, who acquired this collection from the Boston area, over seventy lots of this year’s auction will be almost entirely devoted to pulp magazines.

Featuring over 150 pulps as well as a few digests and dime novels, the collection ranges from fair condition materials to collectibles in very good or better condition. A wide variety of titles will be offered: Argosy, All-Story Weekly, Amazing Stories, Bill Barnes, Dare-Devil Aces, Detective Fiction Weekly, Dime Mystery Magazine, Doc Savage, Frontier Stories, Galaxy Science Fiction, G-8 and His Battle Aces, Horror Stories, Ka-Zar, The Lone Eagle, Operator #5, Pete Rice Western, Pioneer Tales, The Shadow, Speed Adventure Stories, Spicy Adventure Stories, The Spider, Strange Stories, Terror Tales, and others.

For a look at the pulps that will be sold, please visit http://www.auctionzip.com/cgi-bin/photopanel.cgi?listingid=1962252&feed=129&gid=0&category=0&zip&kwd

So come to Columbus, Ohio from August 7 – 10 for “Summer’s Great Pulp Con” and bid on this fine selection of magazines. As always, you’ll find also find more details at www.pulpfest.com.

PulpFest 2013 Announces More New Fictioneers Presentations

June 10, 2013 by  
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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

June 4, 2013 by  
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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.

PulpFest (July 2013)

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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!”

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Will Murray, William Patrick Maynard, David Saunders, Nathan Madison, Ed Hulse

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