Category Archives: Conventions

PCA Conference: Call for REH Papers

REH scholars Justin Everett and Dierdre Pettipiece have sent out the “Call for Papers” for the 2011 Popular Culture Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas, next April. This is open to everyone (you, too, can be an “Independent Scholar”) and is becoming a bigger deal each year. Now that both Howard’s popularity and importance in […]

Pulpfest 2010

The weekend of July 30-August 1st was the time for Pulpfest 2010. Rising from the ashes of the old Pulp-Con, Pulpfest is picking up speed. If you ever thought of getting into reading pulp magazines, this is the place to go. Held in Columbus, Ohio, which makes for easy driving for me, it is an […]

Pulpfest 2010

Pulpfest 2010 starts in three days in Columbus, Ohio. I will be there, so will Rusty Burke. Don Herron, editor of the landmark collection The Dark Barbarian will be there as will George Knight, author of  “Hardboiled Fantasist,” and my co-writer of “Conan the Argonaut.” New books from Haffner Press, Black Dog Books, Off Trail […]

PulpFest 2010 — Last Minute Updates

PulpFest 2010 is only a week away and some last minute updates have been posted in the Latest News section of their website. The schedule is almost complete – one of the “New Fictioneers” readers canceled, but a replacement for the slot is in the works. Also The Pulpster, the official PulpFest program, is finished and ready […]

Guest of Honor for PulpFest 2010 Announced

PulpFest 2009 replaced PulpCon last year and was an amazing success.  One of the organizers, Howard bookseller Mike Chomko has an update on this year’s event, which will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Columbus, Ohio from July 30 through August 1. Here is Mike’s update: PulpFest 2010 is proud to announce that […]

Windy City Pulp Con 2010

Like the Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu shown here, the 10th Annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is just around the corner, or at least close enough to start making plans to attend! Keep April 23-25 open on your convention calendar and y’all come out to the Chicago suburb of Lombard. Check it all out […]

Howard Scholarship – The Real Deal

To say that Howard Scholarship has come a long way in the last 12 years borders on hyperbole, but in the interest of REH getting his just due, check out these Calls for Papers from Justin Everett. (Note that there are two separate calls for proposals): CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A PROPOSED SESSION ON HEROISM AND VILLAINY […]

PulpFest a Success

The first PulpFest was held in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend and appears to have been a rousing success. This particular pulp magazine convention arose out of the ashes of Pulp-Con. I had attended Pulp-Con regularly since 1993 when it was held at University of Dayton, then Bowling Green State University, and then at the […]

Windy City PulpCon Report

I spent my entire day Saturday May 2nd at the Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention “over by dere” in Lombard, Illinois, perusing the spacious dealer’s room and sucking in the ever-disintegrating pulp paper fumes that prevailed in the air. Well, that’s not entirely true – more than half the time I was there, I was […]

The Windy City Pulp & Paperback Convention

For those lucky souls who live in the greater Chicagoland area (and a number of folks who don’t), this coming weekend – May 1-2-3 – brings us the Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention. In the humble opinion of yours truly, it is the best pulp convention going. Check out their web site at, and […]