On Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca. There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks. There are also several new publications that are reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction.
Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television. They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s. Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.
Vendors and guests will be announced over the coming weeks.
The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00. For more information, www.boldventurepress.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.