Beside its excellent programming, PulpFest is lauded for its substantial dealers’ room. Beginning on Thursday, August 7th, the 15,800 square-foot Regency Ballroom will house collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more. And remember: for those members staying at the Hyatt-Regency Columbus, you’ll be able to partake in free, early-bird shopping on Thursday evening from 6 to 10 PM, a substantial $30 savings of the regular price of an early-bird membership.
In addition to Thursday’s early-bird hours, the PulpFest dealers’ room will be open from 10 AM to 5 PM on Friday, August 8th; from 10 AM to 4:45 PM on Saturday, August 9th; and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday, August 10th. Please note that buying and selling opportunities on Sunday may be limited as dealers pack up their merchandise for their trip home.
Adventure House/John Gunnison
John Gunnison will be offering his usual extensive stock of pulp magazines as well as High Adventure, G-8, and the many pulp replicas and collections he has published under the Adventure House banner. For more info, please visit http://adventurehouse.com/.
Age of Aces/Bill Mann & the Kalb Brothers
Publishers of the best-selling The Spider vs. the Empire State, Chris and David Kalb, along with Bill Mann, will have their line of pulp reprints at PulpFest. From Smoke Wade to Captain Philip Strange, look to Age of Aces for the best in pulp fiction. Learn more by visiting Ages of Aces online.
Airship 27/Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
Headed by Ron Fortier and Rob Davis, Airship 27 is a leading producer of new pulp fiction. Starring the classic heroes of yesteryear–from The Black Bat and Sherlock Holmes to Ki-Gor and Secret Agent X–you’ll find plenty of thrills by visiting their Online Hangar. They’ll be premiering a new Challenger Storm novel and I. V. Frost comic book.
Walter and Jim Albert
These collecting brothers from Pennsylvania and Arkansas will have pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, fanzines, and much more at their PulpFest 2014 table. You’re bound to find excellent values on some terrific items from Jim and Walter. So be sure to pay a visit to their table. You probably won’t leave empty handed.
Chicago’s Mark Alvarado, a longtime collector of books and pulp magazines will be exhibiting at PulpFest for the first time in 2014. Please welcome him to “Summer’s Great Pulp Con!”
Battered Silicon/George Vanderburgh
George has published over 600 books, including a wide variety of detective fiction and Sherlock Holmes scholarship as well as his Lost Treasures of the Pulps series that reprints many highly regarded pulp classics. His website is at www.batteredbox.com/.
Black Dog Books/Tom Roberts
Tom Roberts and his longtime associate, Gene Christie, will be peddling a wide variety of pulp reprints produced under the Black Dog Books imprint. Black Dog publishes everything from hero pulps to weird menace to classic adventure yarns. Learn more by visiting Black Dog Books.
Brian Earl Brown
The official editor of the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society, also known as PEAPS, will be selling back numbers of the group’s quarterly mailings at his PulpFest table.
Mike Chomko, Books
Our 2010 Munsey winner Mike Chomko will be representing Altus Press and Stark House Press at PulpFest 2014. He’ll be premiering multiple titles from both publishers including Arthur Leo Zagat’s Tomorrow Saga. Please visit the Mike Chomko Books website and download a copy of his latest catalog.
If you’re looking for pulps and out-of-print paperbacks, pulp reprints or hardbound fiction and non-fiction, find your way to Jack’s table. He always has a wide variety of such material at very reasonable prices. You may just come across something you’ve been questing after for years.
Curious Bookshop/Ray Walsh
Ray will be offering a broad array of paper collectibles–pulps, paperbacks, original artwork, collectible hardcovers, vintage comic books, and more. He’ll be bringing it all from East Lansing, Michigan, home to the Curious Book Shop and Classicon for more than forty years.
Dark Star Books/Gary Diedriech
A used and new book store that also sells pulps and comic books, located about an hour from Columbus in picturesque Yellow Springs, Ohio, Dark Star will be offering a variety of material including pulps, digests, Big Little Books, and collectible hardcovers and paperbacks.
Dave’s Comic Vault/David White
Located in suburban Chicago, Dave has been collecting for nearly forty years and selling since 2006, mostly through ebay. At PulpFest he will have science-fiction pulps as well as some hero and horror magazines. Dave’s Comic Vault will also have fanzines, paperbacks, digests, and pulp reprints.
Dearly Departed Books/S. & L. Edwards
Longtime Ohio booksellers Scott and Linda Edwards will a variety of pulps, paperbacks, and hardbound books. Their specialties include pulp magazines, paperbacks, and first edition genre fiction. Learn more by visiting Dearly Departed Books.
Doug Ellis and Deb Fulton
Two of the founders of the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention, Doug and Deb will be offering a wide selection of general fiction, science-fiction and other pulps as well as original art and other collectibles. They’ll also be bringing a number of issues of Dime Mystery Magazine, some Spicy pulps, and several early Burroughs magazines.
Fantasy Publishing/Dick & Norma Enos
Fantasy Publishing will be selling the “new pulp” adventures of Rick Steele, ace trouble buster from the fifties. A former test pilot with a trio of “ace” assistants, Rick will go anywhere in search of adventure. Visit the Dick Enos site on Amazon.com for more info and meet Dick & Norma at PulpFest. They’ll have copies of The Yesterday Men and other entries in the series.
This good-natured collector from Illinois usually has a little bit of everything including pulps, paperbacks, fanzines, and related material. His offerings come from a wide range of genres–hero, detective, adventure, science fiction, and Western. Shop with Bob for variety and good, honest deals.
Girasol will be selling their own line of high-quality Pulp Replicas, books about pulps, and other related items. Their recently added line of Pulp Cover Gallery Editions, hardcover volumes in full color, feature sets of cover images from various pulp titles. To browse their impressive assortment of offerings and to learn more about their annual pulp show, please visit their website at Girasol Collectables.
A widely published old-time radio and television expert, Martin carries a large selection of classic DVDs, along with books and magazines. He’ll also have copies of his bestselling books for sale–The Shadow: The History and Mystery of the Radio Program, his popular culture studies of The Green Hornet and The Twilight Zone, and more.
Jasper and Larry “Doc” Grubb
PulpFest welcomes Doc Grubb, a collector since the 1960s, and his son, Jasper, back with many first editions, pulp fanzines, and reprints of various authors, all at great prices. They’ll also be bringing two original cover paintings by Edwin Bolenbaugh from Hunter, Trapper, Trader from the 1930s. Jonathan and Larry hail from Maryland.
A specialist in detective and Western pulps, Art will also be selling collectible hardcovers, paperbacks, and digests at his tables. Additionally he’ll have selected issues of American Boy Magazine on display at the convention.
Scouring flea markets and antique shows up and down the East Coast, Rick rescues pulps for the collections of his fellows in the pulp community. Focusing primarily on pulps, Rick adds fanzines and general magazines with “good authors” to the mix. You may find just what you’ve been looking for among Rick’s “found” treasures.
This outgoing, Florida-based collector and dealer be offering a selection of Adventure, books by Robert E. Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs, mystery and detective paperbacks, and science-fiction, fantasy, and pulp art. Scott is also planning to have a few collectible surprises as he returns to PulpFest as a dealer for the first time since 2010.
Heartwood Auctions/Richard & Frieda
With more than 25 years experience in vintage pulps, first editions, magazines, paperbacks, and other collectibles, Heartwood Auctions has the largest inventory available for sale. Now featuring the impressive Robert Weinberg collection of rare pulps, digests, paperbacks and related ephemera.
This Connecticut dealer and collector exhibits at many pulp and paperback conventions. He offers a wide variety of material including pulps, paperbacks, and vintage digests. He is very strong in the mystery and detective fields, turning up many scarce items.
Heroes and Games/Doug Sims
Heroes and Games recently purchased a thousand paperback books of all our favorite pulp heroes. Mostly complete series of many different pulp heroes! This will be the first con that this collection will be available. Doug will also have Golden, Silver and Bronze age comics. You can also visit them at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroes-and-Games/185598464814443?ref=hl or at their store in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
This Ohio dealer will be offering a variety of science-fiction magazines and hero pulps, as well as comic books and original artwork from pulps, comics, digests, and paperbacks–a little bit of everything. Mark will also be selling copies of The Collected Pulp Era, a two-volume set reprinting the complete run of his father Lynn Hickman’s classic fanzine.
Hurd’s Outpost/Keith Hurd
Keith Hurd’s collectibles store, Hurd’s Outpost, is located in the town of Cortland in northeastern Ohio. This will be Keith’s first PulpFest. We hope he will be back for many, many more. Keith will be selling autographs and posters at the convention.
Kubik Fine Books/Owen D. Kubik & Rachell Chilton
Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Owen and Rachell will have a variety of books, magazines, and pulps including numerous issues of Argosy and Galaxy, Doc Savage paperbacks, books by Burroughs, Robert E. Howard, and other fantasy and adventure authors, plus a nice selection of Shadow items. This is their first pulp convention.
Dave returns to PulpFest following an absence of several years with a large, fresh-to-market, mid-grade batch of Shadow and Doc pulps, plus many boxes of mid-thirties Argosy. He’ll also be bringing long runs of Planet, Jungle Stories, The Spider, and about 200 Weird Tales.
A dealer from Michigan, Dave is a longtime pulp collector and convention attendee. He will have a selection of original pulp magazines in a range of conditions for sale, including detective, adventure, hero, and other genres.
A hearty PulpFest welcome to Brian Livingston, appearing in our dealers’ room for the first time. He’ll be bringing over 25 long boxes stocked with pulps including a fresh-to-market collection from Indiana that has been in storage since the early seventies. Included are titles such as Black Mask, Dime Detective, Dime Mystery, Doc Savage, The Shadow, Thrilling Adventures, Thrilling Detective and many other detective pulps.
Originally from Virginia, Ren now lives in Columbus. He’s a freelance illustrator who will be selling art prints at PulpFest. You can find samples of Ren’s work at www.darkness33.deviantart.com. He will be selling at PulpFest for the first time. Please welcome him.
Main Street Music/David Schmidt
From Waterloo, Illinois, Dave will be bringing pulps and digests, collectible paperbacks, original artwork, and other paper ephemera. Visit Main Street Music for more information about this fine Midwestern dealer of paper collectibles.
Collecting since the early days of pulp fandom, Walker has owned practically every pulp at least once. A resident of New Jersey, he’ll be selling pulps, DVD’S, original artwork, and one-of-a- kind canceled checks from the files of Munsey and Popular Publications. Walker will also be on several of our panels this year.
Meteor House/Michael Croteau
FarmerCon returns to PulpFest for the fourth straight year. Meteor House is releasing three titles this summer: The Worlds of Philip José Farmer 4: Voyages to Strange Days, The Evil in Pemberley House , (co-author Win Scott Eckert will be signing the trade edition at the convention) and Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows. Meteor House will also have items from Farmer’s estate sale, plus works by FarmerCon attendees.
Murania Press/Ed Hulse
In addition to the latest issue of his award-winning fanzine Blood ‘n’ Thunder, Ed will have other titles from the Murania Press book line at the convention. He also have his usual smattering of high-grade pulp magazines.
Phil & Holly Nelson
This personable dealer and his daughter, both from Waverly, Ohio, will be armed with a wide variety of pulps, from Argosy and Detective Fiction Weekly to Doc Savage and Planet Stories. He’ll also have paperbacks, comics and other items. He’s a fan of North-West Stories, Top-Notch, and detective fiction.
This California resident, creator of the Laurie’s Wild West blog, will be selling copies of Hidden Ghosts, Riding the Pulp Trail, and other books by her grandfather, pulp author Paul S. Powers. Laurie is currently writing a biography of Daisy Bacon, editor of Love Story Magazine.
Writer/illustrator Wayne Reinagel is president and publisher of Knightraven Studios. He will be offering his critically acclaimed “Steampulp” novels: Pulp Heroes–More Than Mortal, Pulp Heroes–Khan Dynasty (nominated for four separate best novel awards in 2011) and Modern Marvels–Viktoriana.
A new dealer at PulpFest, David is a collector from Boston who focuses on ephemera related to H. P. Lovecraft and E. E. “Doc” Smith. For the last several years he’s been looking to upgrade his Weird Tales run and collect related art, fanzines and amateur Lovecraft-related publications. David will be offering selected issues of Weird Tales and other items from his collection, including a nice August 1928 Amazing Stories. He is in the market for issues of Oriental Stories.
A full-time proprietor of an antique toy shop by day and a mystery mavin by night, Joe does one show a year and PulpFest is it! Hailing from northwest Ohio, Joe will be offering 350 fresh-to-market science-fiction and some western pulps, most in super condition. And don’t forget the 75 lots of pulps that Joe will be selling at this year’s Saturday Night Auction. Click here to see them.
Sanctum Books/Anthony Tollin
Our 2011 Munsey Award winner will be selling all of his Sanctum Books pulp reprints–The Avenger, Doc Savage, Nick Carter, The Phantom Detective, The Shadow, The Skipper, The Spider and The Whisperer–eight of the greatest pulp heroes in one of the best formats imaginable. He’ll also have his special multi-packs featuring art prints and other special material.
The creator of the Munsey, pulp art expert David will be selling signed copies of his biographies of pulp artists, including his father, Norman Saunders, and Spicy artist H. J. Ward. Visit David’s website at www.pulpartists.com for brief, illustrated biographies of many pulp artists. David will also be discussing pulp artist John Newton Howitt during our Saturday night programming.
Specializing in horror and science fiction, Tom is a resident of Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He will be selling collectible hardcovers and a wide variety of paperbacks as well as some limited and British editions. Check out his table for some chills and thrills and some great finds.
Tim’s Books/Tim Paxton
Tim Paxton of Grand Rapids, Michigan specializes in paperbacks and small press, first edition hardcovers, dealing mainly in high-grade science fiction, fantasy, and horror as well as mysteries and pulp-related material. Check out the Tim’s Books website at AbeBooks.com.
Barry will be selling bedsheet issues of Astounding and Fantastic Adventures, a smattering of adventure pulps, back issues of Illustration and Blood ‘n’ Thunder, science-fiction and mystery digests, and more. He is also the “go-to” guy when it comes to the PulpFest auctions. If you have any questions concerning our auctions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our “Auctions” page.
Please extend a hearty welcome to this first-time PulpFest dealer. Jami is an artist who will be attending with another artist friend. Please welcome them to “Summer’s Great Pulp Con.”
A pulp collector for about forty years, Sheila is from Kalamazoo, Michigan. She will be bringing hundreds of pulp magazines from all genres for sale or trade. Of course, the more she sells, the more she’ll be able to buy from the many fine dealers who will be attending PulpFest 2014.
This personable dealer and collector offers pulps, original art, and other paper collectibles. He’ll also have lots of vintage paperbacks from many different genres. Based in Ohio, he exhibits at a variety of book and paper shows throughout the Midwest. And he’s a nice guy.
Chuck helps to manage our website and social media outlets like our Twitter account. He’ll be offering information about the social media aspect of Pulpfest–the website and other online methods we use to promote the festival. Check out Chuck’s Hidalgo Trading Company.
If you are a dealer or collector who would like to sell at PulpFest 2014, please visit our Registration page or email convention chairperson Jack Cullers at email@example.com for further information about the convention.