Sunday, August 2, 2009
Pulp Fest, Day Two
On my way out the door to catch my plane - it's an ungodly hour and I really wonder why I booked it this way but I did and that's the way it goes. Will be home by 3ish California time. Just wanted to post a few photos from yesterday at Pulp Fest and to report that yesterday turnout was just as great as Friday if not better. Partly that may have been due to a local Columbus TV station covering the con on their morning news yesterday. Whatever it was, there were more people than the con had anticipated, with lots of new people to the hobby coming in, which is what we all wanted.
Otto Penzler, shown here, spoke Saturday night and reported that he has two books coming out: the first is a Black Lizard Big Book of Vampire Stories, coming out this fall, and next year, the one I've been waiting for, a Black Lizard book of Black Mask Stories. Which brings me to report that I am no longer a Black Mask virgin: I bought two copies yesterday, both early 1940s. With those purchases, I guess I have gone over to the realm of being an official collector, not one who has in the past just read Wild West Weeklies for research purposes. I have gone over to the dark side now....