Haven’t heard of PulpFest? They’re known as the “Summer’s Great Pulp Con” also located in Columbus at the Hyatt Regency – and we’re sharing space with this wonderful group during the convention weekend! According to their website at www.pulpfest.com, their first convention was in 2009. PulpFest annually drawn hundreds of fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related materials to Columbus, Ohio. Although centered around pulp fiction and pulp magazines, PulpFest was founded on the premise that the pulps had a profound effect on American popular culture, reverberating through a wide variety of mediums—comic books, movies, paperbacks and genre fiction, television, men’s adventure magazines, radio drama, and even video and role-playing games. This year, PulpFest will be celebrating H.P. Lovecraft – so if you are a lover of the Cthulhu, be sure to stop on by and share in your appreciation in everything Lovecraft, or old comics and vintage dramas!
PulpFest starts on August 13th (so if you’re here early for the con, go check them out!) and will be running concurrently with us on the 3rd Floor Regency Ballroom throughout the weekend! And we have a deal for you from our new friends at PulpFest! If you show your Matsuricon badge and your ID to PulpFest registration (Look for the PulpFest SHOP banner !) you’ll get a 4-day badge for $30! That’s 25% off their regular rate!
We also invite PulpFest members to come and check out our event for the weekend! If you have your PulpFest badge and a form of ID, we’ll give you a weekend pass for $35! That’s over 35% off our regular price! We are known as an event that includes multiple fandoms, and we would love for everyone from PulpFest to join us for a few hours and check our event out as well! Our registration area is on the 1st Floor of the Hyatt Regency in the Nationwide Rooms (they are the set of rooms across from the Gift shop as you go into the Hyatt lobby)
Here’s the info you need to know about PulpFest:
They open from 6PM – 10PM on Thursday Night with early bird shopping in their dealers room! Programming begins at 8PM and goes until 1AM!
On Friday and Saturday, their dealers room is open from 10AM until 4:30PM, with programming going on in the afternoon, plus evening programing from 7PM to 1AM.
Dealers will also be open 10Am to 2PM on Sunday!
Games will be running from 10AM to 10PM Friday and Saturday and 10AM to 2PM on Sunday – just find the “PulpFest PLAY” banner!
Additionally, they’ll be saluting the “Thrilling Group” of pulp magazines, the company that gave us The Phantom Detective, The Black Bat, Captain Future, Thunder Jim Wade, and so much more! They’ll also have appearances by horror and science-fiction writer Chet Williamson, WEIRD TALES artist Jon Arfstrom, and presentations on The Shadow, Street & Smith comic books and Golden Age heroes such as The Black Terror and The Fighting Yank! All PulpFest programming will take place on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency. Look for the PulpFest PANELS banner and you’re there and to learn more about all of the great programming that PulpFest 2015 has to offer, please click the red “schedule” button located on our home page. You’ll find all the info you need to know at www.pulpfest.com.