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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Pulpfest 2017 - photos

Attended Pulpfest this year and took a few photos which I thought were worth sharing. All thanks to the wonderful work by the organizing committee - Jack Cullers, Barry Traylor, Mike Chomko, Chuck Welch, Sally Cullers and William Lampkin and a supporting cast of thousands :-). This was a tough year, with a changed venue and first time setup to deal with, but they pulled off a magic trick and got us a better location than last year, with better lighting and facilities.

Convention hospitality room was through the door to the left of the elevator banks


View of the DoubleTree Cranberry hotel lobby late at night (taken from the elevator)
View of the DoubleTree Cranberry hotel lobby late at night (taken from the elevator)

I arrived late, left my luggage in the car and went straight to the registration desk - hoping to beat my fellow collectors to the early bird shopping spree.

The registration desk; dealers room is in the background.

Entered the dealers' room - a veritable Alladin's cave of dusty paper treasure, piled up in boxes all over the place.

Dealers room entrance
Dealers room entrance

Dealer's room - view from the entrance
Dealer's room - view from the entrance

View of the dealer's room at the furthest point from the entrance
View of the dealer's room at the furthest point from the entrance

Some of the great dealers and deals I found there:

Chris and David Kalb from Age of Aces Books
Chris and David Kalb from Age of Aces Books

Curt Phillips had a few tables
Curt Phillips had a few tables


A new dealer - Frank N. Stein
A new dealer - Frank N. Stein


Walker Martin wondering if he missed out collecting any pulp in the Fictionmags Index
Mark Hickman had a couple of boxes of pulps and some artwork
Mark Hickman had a couple of boxes of pulps and some artwork 
Laurie Powers and Sheila Vanderbeek
Laurie Powers and Sheila Vanderbeek
George A. Vanderburgh of Battered Silicon Dispatch Box with his new
collection of Seabury Quinn's Jules De Grandin short stories 

Volume 1 is available now, 2 and 3 are available for pre-order.



Pulp artist John Fleming Gould's son was there exhibiting and selling his father's work
(Bethlehem Art Gallery)

Many treasures on display:

Final issue of Speakeasy Stories October-November 1931, cover by Walter Baumhofer
Final issue of Speakeasy Stories October-November 1931, cover by Walter Baumhofer

Submarine Stories, March 1930, cover by Sidney Riesenberg
Submarine Stories, March 1930 cover by Sidney Riesenberg

Scott Hartshorn holding an original manuscript of a Clark Ashton Smith poem
Scott Hartshorn holding an original manuscript of a Clark Ashton Smith poem

David Lee Smith showing off a Argosy magazine newsstand advertising display
David Lee Smith showing off a Argosy magazine newsstand advertising display
Pulps on the tables in the dealers' room:





I missed getting a photo of myself holding Action Comics issue #1, the first appearance of Superman.
That's probably as close as i'm ever getting to one.

Action Comics first issue (first appearance of Superman) was on display
Action Comics first issue (first appearance of Superman) was on display







Artwork on sale:

 Imaginative Tales, May 1955, cover by Harold W. McCauley
 Imaginative Tales, May 1955, cover by Harold W. McCauley

Frank Kelly Freas illustration for story "Computer War" in Analog, June 1967
Frank Kelly Freas illustration for story "Computer War" in Analog, June 1967

Frank R. Paul illustrations for story "Wild Wullie, the waster" in Famous Fantastic Mysteries, September 1942
Peter Sterne Stevens illustration from American Weekly
Peter Sterne Stevens illustration from American Weekly

Dick Tracy premiums
Dick Tracy premiums

Finally, a few photos from Pulpfest programming:



Talk on Dime Detective magazine



The photo on the left is of Matt Moring, who gave a great talk on Dime Detective magazine's publishing history. Or is that the one on the right? I forget :-)


Gloria Stoll Karn, pulp artist, was interviewed by David Saunders
Gloria Stoll Karn, pulp artist, was interviewed by art expert David Saunders

She even autographed a couple of my copies of her covers
She even autographed a couple of my copies of her covers

All in all, an excellent show.

2 comments:

  1. Nice photos Sai. The convention was great, the hotel was fine, and the breakfast buffet was delicious. I liked the hospitality room also because of the beer and pizza. I'm ready for next year!

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    1. Thanks, Walker. The best part of conventions is meeting old friends and making new ones. Going by that, this was a great success.

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