Pulp Fest is right around the corner - no, in fact, it's HERE, starting on Friday. I'll be flying out Thursday, although with the time difference I'll lose almost the entire day and won't get there until late at night. (Don't you hate that?)
I'm looking forward to this; besides the normal reunions with everyone, I'll also be on a panel Friday night on the Western pulp and will be around to see who wins the Munsey award on Saturday night. Although I was nominated (thank you to those who nominated me) I seriously doubt I'll win. There are far too many people nominated who have been involved in pulp publishing, writing, reprinting and research much longer than me and who really deserve the recognition. I am a newbie in this world, believe me. But it's been an incredible honor to be nominated.
For a complete run-down of the programming, go to the Pulp Fest website's programming page. I'll be posting reports during the weekend as I can. I think it's going to be a crazy weekend, though, so it might be sporadic.
Like last year, Ed Hulse has generously offered a space at his table so I can set up a place to sign and sell copies of PULP WRITER. So those of you who haven't gotten a copy yet, this will be your chance.
In celebration of Pulp Fest, here are some of my favorite covers that I've posted over the past year. I'll post half today and half tomorrow. Forgive me for not posting the dates and the artists; not only am I trying to get ready for Pulp Fest, I'm moving in a week AND I'm working my day job. So give me a break.
Song of the Day (On the charts twice, 1961, 1964)
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