More about Kickstarter

You’ve been with us since April & we’ve been keeping you posted on the time leading up to the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. Now is the time we need you to take some action & help fund our dreams to keep pulp art alive! Hopefully you’ve liked us on Facebook by now. But maybe you’re a little unsure of what’s the next step or what this whole Kickstarter thing is about.

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For those of you who know what Kickstarter is, you know how important your support is.  If you’re new to Kickstarter, it is an innovative way to fund creative projects in art, theater, technology, photography, film, video, food, the list goes on.
Thanks for following us this far, no matter which platform you use, but we really need you on Kickstarter.  A pledge of as low as $1 will keep you in the loop with our updates and let you know exactly what is going on and where we are headed.  We are continuing to work hard to bring our searchable Pulpimages database to life and need your help on Kickstarter to make it happen!

 

Joining us
You’ll need a Kickstarter account, it’s easy, just back the project and follow the prompts.  All financial transactions are securely handled through Amazon.  If you don’t have an account, it will take an extra minute to enter your credit card and address info.  You won’t be charged until our project is successful!

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The Figurine

Plans for the figurine are taking shape… LITERALLY! It all started with a pulp image and one 3D artist, Grego. We just got pictures of the prototype and we don’t want to jinx it, but it looks AWESOME!

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This little guy will be available in his finished form for backers of our Kickstarter campaign who back us at the $35 level. This 3D 3inch cast resin figurine comes from a Startling Stories poster and is brought to life by Grego. Along with the figurine, you’ll also be at Alien at Alien Status and get three digital images.

Pulp History: The Newsstand

 

Check out these amazing images of people from the Great Depression buying and reading Pulp! Our Kickstarter campaign could use your funding to help preserve these wonderful images.

 

Thanks to the federal government we have access to these images. Can you see the pulp art in any of them?

 

 

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Pulp Images Is Down To The Wire: What is Hoshicon?

Hi Folks,

If you have been following us on Facebook.com/pulpimages you would know that we are in the midst of getting ready for Kickstarter. That’s right, it’s been a long road and there have been some pitfalls but all in all we are almost there. In the meantime we are sending out APB’s to all kinds of venues.

It’s in the form of a wicked postcard. It has all of our information, what we do and more. You can find them at Hoshicon 2013.

What is Hoshicon?

The event is filled with Japanese Animation and Manga, but it was not always known as Hoshicon. In the beginning it was simply called  UNCC JAMS EXPO. Soon after that they decided to change the name. This year is will be a three day convention.

Check out this random footage from the 2011 Hoshicon. Thank you Hoshicon for supporting Pulp Images!

Pulp’s Lurid Past: Girlie Images

Back in the early part of the 20th century, pulp magazines began to emerge with scandalous images of thinly clad women in lingerie, and they were a hit. But one group of people the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice was not too happy. The “girlie” pulp world was fraught with sex filled stories, nude photography and scantily clad females.

In 1925, the group went after Artists and Photography magazine for their pictures and then again in 1930 they forced Harold Hersey to put down images of violence and gangs.

 

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Pulp Fest 2013

Yes it’s that time of the year for Pulp people-pulpfest is on the horizon and this year we are going to be there! Pulpfest is a summer pulp con in their words and it’s a great time. The event takes place in Columbus, Ohio and this year it will be at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. It’s for all fans of pulp fiction and art. Are you a fan? Then get thee to the Pulpfest.

Buyers, sellers, fans and special guests will be there. Plus, Pulp Images is going too. Guess what? We are going to be promoting our Kickstarter Campaign, you know the one where we want to promote and salvage over 19000 images? Yeah, remember that?

We are going to expose you all to the world of sexy pulp images and art from the twentieth centuy. Right now the pulp presenters includes the list below taken from Pulpfest’s perfect programming lineup.

Programming

PulpFest 2013 PreliminaryPulpFest is proud of the variety of presentations it offers our attendees. All scheduled activities take place in the Fairfield Room located on the second floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Visit our website often to stay tuned about our plans for PulpFest 2013. Our themes will revolve around Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 and the centennial of Sax Rohmer’s Dr. Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Genre of Pulp Fiction.

To stay informed about our programming, please subscribe to our email updates via the “E-mail List” box found on our home page. Announcements will also be posted to our Facebook page so be sure to “like” us. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Below is the tentative schedule for our2013 convention.

Thursday, July 25th

4:00 PM – 11:00 PM – Dealer Set-Up – the dealers’ room will be open only to dealers to assemble their displays

4:30 PM – To be announced – Curator Eric Johnson may arrange a presentation at Ohio State’s Thompson Library

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Early Registration– general members and dealers will be able to register for PulpFest

Evening Programming

8:00 PM – The Pulp Descendents of Fu Manchu – Rick Lai discusses the influence of Sax Rohmer’s devil doctor on the pulps with a look at villains such as Wu Fang, Shiwan Khan, and The Blue Scorpion from Peter the Brazen

9:00 PM – Hollywood and the Hero Pulps– Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse looks at The Spider’s WebColumbia Picture’s classic serial, and Hollywood’s other attempts to bring the pulps to the silver screen

10:00 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 1 – 5 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial starring Warren Hull as “The Master of Men” and Iris Meredith as his beloved, Nita Van Sloan

Friday, July 26th

9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

1:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – William Patrick Maynard will read from his upcoming Fu Manchu novel, a work in progress

2:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – Mark Halegua turns St. Nick into a 1930s-style crimefighter in “The Night Before Christmas” and then offers his “Red Badge Attacks,” co-written by Andrew Salmon forAirship 27

3:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – FarmerCon panelists Win Scott Eckert and John Small offer a variety pack of fiction including John’s tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs and Philip José Farmer, “The Bright Heart of Eternity”

Evening Programming

7:25 PM – Welcome to PulpFest – Jack Cullers offers an official welcome

7:30 PM – The Mad Goblin and His Apocalyptic Life – our FarmerConpanelists – Win Scott Eckert, Christopher Paul Carey, Art Sippo, and Rick Lai –  will discuss Philip José Farmer’s Doc Savage-related work

8:30 PM – Doc Savage and the Pulp Heroes of 1933 – Nick Carr, Don Hutchison, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts join Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse for a look at eighty years of “The Great Pulp Heroes”

9:30 PM – Walter Baumhofer: King of the Pulps – pulp art historian David Saunders presents a look at the life and work of the artist who brought to life The Man of Bronze, The Master of Men, Pete Rice, and other pulp heroes

10:30 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 6 – 10 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial in which The Spider faces off against The Octopus, a criminal mastermind bent on crippling the nation through a wave of terror

Saturday, July 27th

9:00 AM – 5 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

1:00 PM – The Future of New Pulp Fiction– moderator Ron Fortier is joined by five new writers inspired by the pulp fiction of yore – Jim Beard, Win Scott Eckert, Rick Lai, Frank Schildiner, and Art Sippo

2:00 PM – Radio Archives’ Roger Price will be reading from Will Murray’s Skull Island, recently released as an audiobook. Both Will and Roger will be available for questions following the reading

3:00 PM – The New Fictioneers – Jim Beard, a columnist for the Toledo Free Press and a freelance writer, will read fromCaptain Action: Riddle of the Glowing Men, Monster Earth, and Sgt. Janus: Spirit-Breaker

Evening Programming

7:30 PM – PulpFest 2013 Business Meeting – all members are invited to ask questions and offer suggestions at this session

7:50 PM – 2013 Munsey Award Presentation – Matt Moring of Altus Presswill present this year’s Munsey Award

8:00 PM – Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril Pulps – Blood ‘n’ Thunder editor Ed Hulse is joined by Win Scott Eckert, Don Hutchison, Nathan Madison, William Patrick Maynard, and Will Murray for a discussion of Sax Rohmer’s infamous creation and the character’s influence on the pulps and popular culture

9:00 PM – Hero Pulp Premiums and Promotions – Chris Kalb takes us back to a time when a dime not only bought a pulp magazine filled with thrills, but also aSpider Ring or a membership to Friends of the Phantom

9:30 PM – Saturday Night at the Auction– auctioneers John Gunnison and Joe Saine complete the sale of pulp researcher Albert Tonik’s substantial collection, plus various lots from the convention’s regular consigners

11:30 PM – The Spider’s Web – Chapters 11 – 15 of the 1938 Columbia Picture’s serial directed by James W. Horne and Ray Taylor in which The Spider unmasks the nefarious Octopus and wins the day for the good old USA

Sunday, July 28th

Daytime Schedule

9:00 AM – 2 PM – Wheeling and Dealing– the dealers’ room will be open to all

For questions and/or suggestions about our programming, please write to Ed Hulse at ed@pulpfest.com.