Upcoming Events

WHERE & WHEN

Thursday, August 6th – Sunday, July 9th, 2020 in Pittsburgh, PA at PulpFest!

HOW TO REGISTER

To sign up for FarmerCon XV, first email mike@pjfarmer.com to be added to the email list and facebook group.

While there is no charge to attend FarmerCon XV, you must Register with PulpFest to attend.

BOOK YOUR ROOM

Stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh/Cranberry and get discounts on your PulpFest registration. You can also reserve a room by calling 1-800-222-8733. Be sure to mention PulpFest to receive the special convention rate of $129 plus tax per night. Included in the room rate are free Wi-Fi privileges in each sleeping room and two complimentary breakfasts per room for each day of your stay. Parking is free. You must book your room by July 31, 2019 in order to get the special convention rate.

This is our third year at this great facility.

PULPFEST PROGRAMMING

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE FOR PULPFEST 2020

THURSDAY, AUGUST 6

Dealers' Room
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
3:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Member Registration and Early-Bird Shopping

Evening Programming
8:00 – 8:30 PM — Visions of Mars: The Early Years (Henry Franke)
8:35 – 9:20 PM — Science Fiction Fandom: The Early Years (David and Daniel Ritter)
9:25 – 10:10 PM — BLACK MASK: The Early Years (Walker Martin and Ed Hulse) (1920 – 1940)
10:15 – 10:55 PM — Bradbury in Hollywood (Martin Grams)
11:00 – 11:40 PM — Visions of Mars: The Pulp Years (Sara Light-Waller)
11:45 – 1:15 AM — Ray Bradbury’s IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Dealers' Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — Early Registration and Dealers’ Room Set-Up
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Afternoon Programming —
1:00 – 2:30 PM — 2020 Art Show (sponsored by The Burroughs Bibliophiles)
3:30 – 4:45 PM — Auction Preview
4:00 – 4: 50 PM — Bradbury in Oz: How Baum’s Classics Influenced the Pulp Era (Sara Light-Waller)

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers
1:00 – 1:30 PM — Craig McDonald, author of the Edgar-nominated Hector Lassiter series
1:35 – 2:05 PM — Wayne Carey, contributing author of Quatermain: The New Adventures, published by Airship 27
2:10 – 2:40 PM — Geary Gravel, author of John Carter of Mars: Gods of the Forgotten, published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
2:45 – 3:15 PM — Win Scott Eckert, Wold Newton writer and author of Tarzan: Battle for Pellucidar, published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.
3:20 – 3:50 PM — Christopher Paul Carey, Wold Newton author and Director of Publishing at Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Evening Programming
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:00 – 7:45 PM — BLACK MASK: The Popular Years (John Wooley and John Gunnison) (1940 – 1951 and beyond)
7:50 – 8:35 PM — Visions of Bradbury: The Author at 100 (Garyn Roberts)
8:40 – 9:25 PM — The Weird Tales of Margaret Brundage (Doug Ellis)
9:30 – 10:10 PM — Visions of Mars: The Modern Years (Albert Wendland)
10:15 – 11:00 PM — FarmerCon XV Presentation: Topic Forthcoming (panelists and moderator to be announced)
11:05 – 11:40 PM — Visions of Mars: Bradbury in the Comics (Don Simpson)
11:45 – 1:15 AM — Ray Bradbury’s THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Dealers' Room
10:00 AM – 4:45 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All

Afternoon Programming
1:00 – 2:30 PM — 2020 Art Show (sponsored by The Burroughs Bibliophiles)
2:35 – 3:20 PM — News from Tarzana: Thrilling Updates from Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. (featuring ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey and ERB, Inc. Vice President of Operations Cathy Willibanks)
3:25 – 4:10 PM — The Edgar Rice Burroughs Universe Expands: New Tales of Tarzan, John Carter, Carson of Venus, and More! (authors Win Scott Eckert, Geary Gravel, and Matt Betts, with ERB, Inc. Director of Publishing Christopher Paul Carey moderating)
3:30 – 4:45 PM — Auction Preview
4:15 – 5:00 PM — World-Building in Genre Fiction (authors Win Scott Eckert, Geary Gravel, Sara Light-Waller, and Joab Stieglitz, with Christopher Paul Carey moderating)

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers
12:50 – 1:20 PM — Will Murray, licensed author of The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage and The Wild Adventures of Tarzan series for Altus Press
1:25 – 1:55 PM — Frank Schildiner, Wold Newton alternate history writer and continuation author of Carriere’s Monster of Frankenstein series, published by Black Coat Press
2:00 – 2:30 PM — Matt Betts, author of Carson of Venus: The Edge of All Worlds, published by Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc.

Evening Programming
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by George Vanderburgh)
7:45 – 8:45 PM — An Evening with Eva Lynd (interview by Bob Deis and Wyatt Doyle)

7:30 – 8:30 PM — Registration for Auction Bidding by non-PulpFest Members
9:00 – 11:30 PM — Saturday Night Auction

SUNDAY, AUGUST 18

Dealer's Room
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that the schedule above is subject to change.