Monday, April 18, 2011

The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention 2011


The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention 2011

“We are the new pulp writers!”
- Tommy Hancock

For three magical days we sold books, talked pulps, re-acquainted ourselves with old friends, made new friends, talked pulps, bought books, and then we bought some more books, and then we talked pulps. Doc Savage, Captain Hazard, Captain Satan, Lester Dent, Robert E. Howard, L. Ron Hubbard, the Popular Publications paperbacks, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, H. Bedford-Jones, Astounding Science Fiction magazine, Talbot Mundy, Startling Stories magazine and Sax Rohmer were just some of the names and topics that occupied our time.
Many thanks to Doug Ellis and the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention staff for their top-notch professionalism. And for their friendship, enthusiasm and support I want to thank Tommy Hancock and Fuller Bumpers from Pro Se Press; Tom Roberts and Gene Christie from Black Dog Books; Ron Fortier and Rob Davis from Airship 27; John Goodwin from Galaxy Press; Wayne Reinagel from Knightraven Productions; and Martin Graham, Mark Halegua, and Tim Issacson for their kindness. A special thanks to my wife Jan McNulty, my daughter Brenna McNulty and her friend Taylor Kuhlman.
The images I’ve scanned here are just a sampling of the fun we all had at The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention at the Westin Hotel in Lombard, Illinois April 15th through the 17th.
This guy thinks he's a cowboy!
I picked up this hot chick 27 years ago!
Tommy Hancock and Fuller Bumpers from Pro Se Press
Wayne Reinagel from Knightraven Productions
Ron Fortier and Rob Davis from Airship 27 (the guy in the middle is an interloper)
Tom Roberts from Black Dog Books
Mark Halegua
My wife and I with our friend John Goodwin from Galaxy Press
Taylor and Brenna
Some wacko with some books
 
With my daughter Brenna
Tom Roberts and Tom McNulty, two Errol Flynn fans!

Martin Grams
Brenna and Taylor slumming
Best picture of the onvention! John Goodwin tickles my wife!
John Goodwin strikes again and cracks up my daughter.
These last two photos represent all of the fun we had.

To learn more --

 Visit Pro Se Productions HERE
Visit Galaxy Press HERE 
Visit Airship 27 HERE
Visit Knightraven Productions HERE
Visit Black Dog Books HERE
Visit the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention HERE
SEE YOU ALL NEXT YEAR!

2 comments:

  1. Tom, great write-up and pictures of last week. So much fun. Was great meeting your family too. But it went too fast. Ha.

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  2. Thanks Ron! It was a blast and I can't wait to do it again!

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