2012 Dealers

Thank you to the following exhibitors who filled our dealers’ room at the Hyatt Regency Columbus with collectible pulp magazines and digests, vintage paperbacks, first edition hardcovers and series books, original art, B-movies and serials, collectible comic books, and more. Many of them will be returning to Columbus for PulpFest 2013. Please support them with your business.


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, Bill Mann and Chris and David Kalb will have their line of pulp reprints at PulpFest. From Captain Babyface to The Three Mosquitoes, 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 The Moon Man–you’ll find plenty of thrills by visiting their Online Hangar.

Jim and Walter Albert

These collecting brothers from Arkansas and Pennsylvania will have pulps, paperbacks, hardcovers, fanzines, and much more at their PulpFest 2012 table. They’ll be offering pretty much everything under the moons of Mars! So be sure to pay them a visit.

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/.

Brian Earl Brown

Brian is the official editor of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society. He will be selling back numbers of the group’s mailings at his table as well as looking for interested parties who might want to join the organization. PEAPS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.

Black Dog Books/Tom Roberts

Tom Roberts and his 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.

Mike Chomko

Munsey winner Mike Chomko is known as the “one-stop seller for your pulp reprint and reference needs.” At PulpFest 2012, he’ll have his usual wide selection of such material. Please visit the Mike Chomko Books website and download a copy of his latest catalog.

Jack Cullers

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. You may just come across something you’ve been questing after for many years.

Curious Bookshop/Ray Walsh

As usual, 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 over forty years.

Dark Star Books/Gary Diedriech

Located about an hour from Columbus in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Dark Star will be offering a variety of material including pulps, digests, and collectible hardcovers and paperbacks. Through the end of July, used hardcovers are 30% while graphic novels are 20% off at their nearby store!

Dave’s Comic Vault/David White

Located in suburban Chicago, Dave has been collecting for 35 years and selling since 2006, mostly through ebay. At PulpFest he will have many science fiction pulps as well as some hero and horror. 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 have some Shadow pulps and premiums and one of Walter Gibson’s typewriters at PulpFest. Their specialty is pulp, paperback, and first edition genre fiction. Visit the Dearly Departed Books website for further details.

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 have copies of Pulp Vault #14, the longest pulp fanzine ever published.

Bob Flowers

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.

Galaxy Press/John Goodwin

The publisher of the works of L. Ron Hubbard and the Writers of the Future series, Galaxy Press has reprinted over 150 pulp fiction stories in paperback and as award-winning audio theater productions as part of a program to popularize pulp fiction as high-interest stories for readers of all ages.

Ren Garcia

Ren is an author based in Columbus, Ohio and the creator of the League of Elder, a very retro steampunk series. His The Temple of the Exploding Head trilogy and two other League books have been published by Loconeal Publishing, a small-press publisher located in Amherst, Ohio.

Girasol Collectables/Neil & Leigh Mechem

Girasol will be selling pulp magazines, their own lines of quality pulp replicas and pulp reprints–including their Pulp Doubles–books about pulps, and other related items. To browse their impressive assortment of offerings, please visit their well-designed website at Girasol Collectables.

Jonathan and Larry “Doc” Grubb

A collector since the 1960s, Doc Grubb will be bringing a large collection of Burroughs material to PulpFest. He’ll have many first editions, pulp fanzines, and reprints of this author’s fantastic adventures, all at great prices. Jonathan and Larry Grubb hail from Maryland. This is their first PulpFest.

Art Hackathorn

A specialist in detective and Western pulps, Art will also have some collectible hardcovers and paperbacks at his tables. He’ll also be carrying some digests from the mystery and Western fields. Art is one of the leading dealers in these fiction genres.

Haffner Press/Stephen Haffner

Stephen Haffner will be offering his handsomely produced hardcovers featuring vintage pulp fiction from Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Manly Wade Wellman, Jack Williamson, and others. Visit haffnerpress.com for a look at the publisher’s many fine books.

Rick Hall

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. From Ace Detective to Zoom and everything in between, you may find a great deal amongst Rick’s “found” pulps.

Dennis Harford

A resident of Davenport, Iowa, Dennis returns to PulpFest after missing last year’s con. He was sorely missed. Pay a visit to his table during PulpFest 2012 and you’ll be surprised by what you find. Hopefully, it will be something you’ve been wanting for years.

Paul Herman

This Connecticut-based 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 particularly strong in the mystery and detective fields, turning up many scarce items.

Heritage Auctions

Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas is the world’s largest collectibles auctioneer. They take pride in being the most trusted and efficient marketplace and information resource for owners of rare collectibles and other objects of enduring value. Please visit Heritage Auctions for more details.

Mark Hickman

This Ohio dealer will have pulps, including a variety of science fiction magazines and hero pulps, as well as comics and original artwork from pulps, comics, digests, and paperbacks–a little bit of everything. Mark’s father was the late Lynn Hickman, founder of The Pulp Era Amateur Press Society.

Hooked on Books/Deb & Wayne Keil

Selling books since 1975, the Keils are well known at Midwestern book and paper shows. Specializing in vintage mystery and science fiction, their inventory includes collectible paperbacks, digests, magazines, pulps, and hardcovers. For additional details, please visit Hooked on Books.

Jim and Ruth Keegan

The creators of The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob comic strip for Dark Horse Comics, the Keegans will be exhibiting some of their terrific Robert E. Howard-inspired artwork in ourdealers’ room. We’re happy to welcome them to PulpFest 2012. Please be sure to visit their display.

Ray Kukurka

An artist from Michigan who works in paint and pencil, Ray’s art is inspired by the pulp and narrative art of such masters as Virgil Finlay, Frank R. Paul, Howard Pyle, and N. C. Wyeth. Visit his website for more.

Dave LePlae

A first time PulpFest dealer, 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, Western, and other genres. Welcome aboard, Dave.

John McMahan

John hails from Oklahoma where he has long been active as a fan and dealer. At PulpFest 2012, John will be selling pulps, books, comics, original art, movie posters, and more. He trades on ebay as mybckpages, selling books, comics, magazines, post cards, and many other paper collectibles.

Main St. Music/David Schmidt

From Waterloo, IL, David will be bringing pulps and digests, collectible paperbacks, original artwork, Arkham House books, vintage comics, and other paper ephemera. Visit Main Street Music for more information about this fine Midwestern dealer of paper collectibles.

Thomas Martin

Coming from western Ohio, Tom will be selling detective, hero, and science fiction pulps; an extensive selection of crime digests such as Guilty, Off Beat, and Trapped; and a wide assortment of collectible and reader paperbacks, hardcovers, film magazines, and other pop culture material.

Walker Martin

A collector whose activity dates back to 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, original artwork, and one-of-a-kind canceled checks from the files of Munsey and Popular Publications.

Bill Maynard

Dr. Fu Manchu was “…the yellow peril incarnate in one man…” and William Patrick Maynard is the author of the first authorized Fu Manchu thrillers in over twenty years. He will be selling and signing copies of The Terror of Fu Manchu and The Destiny of Fu Manchu, and some pulp-related collectibles.

Meteor House/Michael Croteau

Mike Croteau will be offering the latest publications from Meteor House, back issues of Farmerphile, select items from the Philip Jose Farmer estate sale, and books authored or edited by FarmerCon attendees. You can find further details at The Official Philip Jose Farmer Home Page.

Murania Press/Ed Hulse

In addition to his award-winning fanzine Blood ‘n’ Thunder and its companion, Blood ‘n’ Thunder’s Western Movie Roundup, Ed will be premiering several new Murania Press books at the convention. He also have his usual smattering of high-grade pulp magazines.

Will Murray

The author of over fifty novels and assorted books, Will plans to offer copies of the first three volumes of his The All-New Wild Adventures of Doc Savage, as well as Writings in Bronze, a collection of his Doc Savage non-fiction. Of course, he’ll be glad to sign your purchases.

Phil Nelson

This personable dealer from Waverly, Ohio will be armed with a wide variety of pulps, from Argosy and Detective Fiction Weekly to Doc Savage and Amazing Stories. He’ll also have paperbacks, comics and other items. He’s a fan of North-West Stories, Top-Notch, and detective fiction.

Craig Poole

A resident of Virginia, Craig has been attending pulp conventions for years. He will have several pieces of vintage original cover art, representing a mix of genres, but with science fiction the main focus. He will have paperback cover art and, perhaps, a few digest or pulp cover paintings.

Laurie Powers

This California resident, creator of the Laurie’s Wild West blog, will be selling copies of Riding the Pulp Trail, a collection of her grandfather Paul Powers’ pulp fiction, and Pulp Writer, a memoir of his writing days. Laurie is writing a biography of Daisy Bacon, editor of Love Story Magazine.

Mike Resnick

Described as one of the leading raconteurs in the world of science fiction, Mike will be accompanied to PulpFest by his wife, Carol, likewise a writer. They’ll be in our dealers’ room, ready to make your acquaintance. Stop by his table, ready to be regaled. Mike will also be speaking on Friday evening, August 10th.

Joseph Saine

A full-time antique toy dealer from Rossford, Ohio by day and an avid paperback reader and collector by night, Joe will have several large boxes of pulps fresh from an attic, a variety of paperbacks, great condition Big Little Books, and a nice box of golden age comics.

Sanctum Books/Anthony Tollin

Our 2011 Munsey Award winner will be selling all of his fantastic pulp reprints–The Avenger, Doc Savage, The Shadow, and The Whisperer–four of the greatest pulp heroes in one of the best formats imaginable. Please visit Sanctum Books to learn more about his latest publications.

David Saunders

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.

Jerry Schattenburg

This  knowledgeable and respected dealer and collector from the Kansas City area sells pulps from a wide range of genres–science fiction, detective, hero, adventure, and more. At PulpFest, he’ll also have offerings of science-fiction and fantasy first editions and some original artwork.

Mark Schultz

Best known for his award-winning comics series Xenozoic Tales, Mark will be exhibiting some of his Robert E. Howard-inspired artwork in the PulpFest dealers’ room. Remember, the best way to meet up with this talented artist is on the convention trail. We’re glad he’ll be with us.

Tom Skemp

Specializing in horror and science fiction, Tom is back for a third go-round as a PulpFest dealer. A resident of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, he will be selling collectible hardcovers and a variety of paperbacks as well as some limited and British editions. Check out his table for some chills and thrills.

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 Traylor

Although he won’t have a table at the convention, Barry is the “go-to” guy when it comes to the PulpFest auctions. If you have any questions concerning our auctions, please write to barry@pulpfest.com or visit the “Auctions” page under “Programming.”

Randy Vanderbeek

A pulp collector for about forty years, Randy 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 2012.

Jon Wehler

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 Welch

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.

Wild Cat Books/Ron Hanna

The award-winning publisher of cutting-edge fiction in the tradition of the pulps, Ron offers everything from science fiction and fantasy to hero pulp and horror under the Wild Cat Books imprint. He’ll also have pulps, paperbacks, comics, monster magazines, and more.

Yammering Magpie/Peter Marchionna

A classic film dealer from the Chicago area offering DVDs of some of the best and rarest movies from the silent era, pre-code, film noir, Westerns, and cult movies. Visit the Magpie at PulpFest for a taste of classic cinema. Remember to turn off your cell phone before the feature begins.

Plus a small number of dealers who asked not to be listed.