PulpFest 2013 Announces More New Fictioneers Presentations

Press Release:

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!”

NH – Ron Fortier Signing

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Writer Ron Fortier signs at Jetpack Comics on Friday June 21st from 6:00 till 8:00 pm!

Jetpack Comics
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH 03867

NH – FCBD: Supernova Signing

FREE COMIC BOOK DAY FESTIVAL TAKES OVER ROCHESTER – Bigger and better this years Free Comic Book Day Event is going to take place all over Rochester. 

The event will take place at a number of local businesses, each one giving away a unique comic book per family that visits them, as well as filling several larger venues in Rochester.  Of course Jetpack Comics will have dozens of Free Comic Books to choose from!

Special consideration and give-aways will be given to EVERYONE that shows up wearing a Jetpack Comics T-Shirt .  Wear a Jetpack or Ralph pin and you’ll be rewarded with even more swag!  Wear a Ralph mask and be ridiculed and rewarded.

The Knights of Columbus will feature all the special guests, creators, comic book & toy vendors as well as food and novelty vendors.  Last year Free Comic Book Day in Rochester attracted nearly 2400 people.  This year, will be bigger and better.

Special Guests include  Marvel Comics top guns, Ed McGuinness and Craig Rousseau!  Ed is considered to be one of the best in his field and is currently the penciller of Marvel Comics HULK comic book.  

Ed also provided the cover to Marvel Comics IRON MAN: Supernova which features Craig Rousseau as the penciller.  Two Marvel comics artists at one huge event.

Also appearing: artist/writer/editor Rich Woodall – Zombie Bomb, Johnny Raygun; writer Ron Fortier – Green Hornet/Pulp writer/Daughter of Dracula; artist Jason Casey; writer/producer John Herman; artist Stephen Bobbett; artist/writer Rich Brunelle – The Fatsquad; artist/writer Josh Belanger – The Fatsquad; artist Dan Drew – The Gay Bride of Frankenstein/Severed Head Comics; artist/writer J.T. Falkenberg – Severed Head Comics; artist/writer Colin Tedford  – Square Dance/Spinning World; artist Shaun O’Neil; artist Joseph Dellagatta; artist Mark Slater – Severed Head Comics; The Trees and Hills Comic Group; & The Barrington Middle School Comic Club.

The Star Wars 501st will be having photo ops on the stage of the Knights of Columbus Hall.   Come as your favorite Jedi or don your Super-Hero garb.  Please show your support by attending the event in costume!  EVERYONE coming to the event is encouraged to dress up.   While visiting with the Star Wars characters be sure to make a donation to them (all proceeds go to the NH Make A Wish Foundation).    This year we add several new interactive groups to the Free Comic Book Day event.

The Dover Children’s Museum will be on hand at the KoC hall, with discount coupons and interactive displays.  Rye Airfield will have a demo park behind Jetpack Comics where they will do BMX and skatebaord demos.  Behind the Cafe at Governor’s Inn you will find a local Larping Group as well as a mini Ren Faire.

Of course, what makes Free Comic Book Day in Rochester a memorable event is the number of local and small press creators that come to the event.  STHe KoC will feature dozens of comic book artists and creators.  Special Local Guests include The Fatsquad, our lovely and talented Rich Woodall, The Barrington Middle School Comic Book Club, Severed Head Comics Group and more.  WANT TO BE A PART OF THE FUN?  Creator Spaces are $10, while we have them.   Email Ralph now if you want to be a part of it.  Space is limited!

Want to set up at our Free Comic Book Day event and sell your wares?  Tables are just $50 each and are tax deductible (since the Rochester Main Street Association is a Non-Profit and they are the ones in charge of the multi-venues event portion of the day).

Got nothing to do on Free Comic Book Day?  Why not come up to Rochester and give us a hand.  This multi-venue event is going to take all kinds of coordination and assistance.  Volunteers get first shot at the swag as well as tons of lovin from us!  Seriously.  If you’ve got the time we’d love to have you by our side!

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