Upcoming Events

WHERE & WHEN

Thursday, August 15th – Sunday, July 18th, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA at PulpFest!

HOW TO REGISTER

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

While there is no charge to attend FarmerCon XIV, 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 2019

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

Dealers' Room
3:00 PM – 10:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Set-Up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — Member Registration and Early-Bird Shopping

Evening Programming
8:15 – 9:00 PM — Bob Davis — Grandfather of Science Fiction (Gene Christie)
9:05 – 9:50 PM — A Century of Zorro — (Rich Harvey)
9:55 – 10:40 PM — Hollywood Pulp — From Pulp Page to the Silver Screen (Ed Hulse)
10:45 – 11:30 PM — Two Sought Adventure — 80 Years of Fritz Leiber’s Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser (Jason Aiken & Morgan Holmes)
11:40 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

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

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers
11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read (Publisher Jennifer Barnes)
Readings by Mike Arnzen, James Chambers, Carrie Gessner, John Edward Lawson, Jason Jack Miller, and Stephanie Wytovich
12:30 – 1:05 PM — Wayne Carey, author of Quatermain: The New Adventures
1:10 – 1:45 PM — Craig McDonald, author of The Hector Lassiter Series
1:50 – 2:25 PM — Joab Stieglitz, author of The Utgarda Series
2:30 – 3:05 PM — Christopher Paul Carey, The Wild Adventures of Edgar Rice Burroughs Series and The Khokarsa Series author
3:10 – 3:50 PM — William Patrick Maynard, authorized author of Fu Manchu

Afternoon Programming
4:00 – 4:40 PM — Fu Manchu Film Fest (William Patrick Maynard)

Evening Programming
6:55 – 7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:05 – 7:50 PM — ARGOSY, ADVENTURE and BLUE BOOK — Men’s Adventure Pulps (Bob Deis & Wyatt Doyle)
7:55 – 8:40 PM — The Game’s Afoot: Sherlock Holmes and the Pulps (George Vanderburgh & Garyn Roberts)
8:45 – 9:30 PM — The Secret Life of Women Pulp Artists (David Saunders)
9:35 – 10:25 PM — Dashiell Hammett and the Detective Story (John Wooley with John Gunnison)
10:25 – 11:10 PM — The Key of Imagination: THE TWILIGHT ZONE and the Pulps (Nicholas Parisi)
11:15 – 12:45 AM — Charles Beaumont: The Short Life of Twilight Zone’s Magic Man (A film by Jason V. Brock)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

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

Author Readings — The New Fictioneers
10:25 – 10:55 AM — Popular Fiction from Seton Hill (introduced by Heidi Ruby Miller)
Readings by Jeremiah Dylan Cook, E. C. Skowronski, Sara Tantlinger, and Ralph Weld
11:00 – 11:55 AM — Raw Dog Screaming Press Rapid-Fire Read (Publisher John Edward Lawson)
Readings by Matt Betts, J.L. Gribble, Heidi Ruby Miller, K. W. Taylor, Albert Wendland, and K. Ceres Wright
12:30 – 1:30 PM — Flinch Books Fest, featuring John Bruening & Jim Beard
1:35 – 2:10 PM — Sara Light-Waller, author of ANCHOR and LANDSCAPE OF DARKNESS
2:15 – 2:50 PM — Christopher Ryan, author of Alex Simmon’s Blackjack and The Mallory and Gunner Series
4:05 – 4:40 — Roger Alford, author of The Black Spectre Series

Afternoon Programming
3:00 – 4:00 PM — Contemporary Pulp: Writing the New Pulp Fiction (featuring John Bruening, Christopher Paul Carey, and Will Murray, with William Patrick Maynard moderating)
4:00 – 4:45 PM — Auction Preview

Evening Programming
5:00 – 6:45 PM — PulpFest 2019 Group Meal
7:00 – 7:30 PM — PulpFest Annual Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:30 – 7:40 PM — Munsey Award Presentation (presented by William Lampkin)
7:45 – 8:25 PM — FarmerCon XIV: Farmer of the Pulps: A Harvest of Influences (panel, moderated by Paul Spiteri)
8:30 – 9:30 PM — Born Writing: The Unparalleled Career of Arthur J. Burks (John Locke)
9:30 – 9:45 PM — Last Minute Auction Viewing
9:45 – 12:00 AM — Saturday Night Auction
12:00 – 1:00 AM — Fu Manchu Film Fest Encore (William Patrick Maynard)

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.