Saturday, May 23, 2009

Keeping Pulp Alive

Among the events scheduled during this year’s PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio (July 31-August 2), will be the honoring of the 2009 Munsey Award winner. As the PulpFest Web site explains, this commendation is “named after Frank A. Munsey, the man who published the first all-fiction pulp magazine in December 1896,” and is given “to a deserving person who has given of himself or herself for the betterment of the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and to foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy.” That’s no small mission in life.

This year’s Munsey Award candidates are: art designer and illustrator Chris Kalb, researcher and indexer Steve Miller, researcher and editor Garyn Roberts, Coming Attractions’ Bill Thom, Anthony Tollin, publisher of Doc Savage and The Shadow, Battered Silicon Dispath Box publisher George Vanderburgh, and Dan Zimmer, editor and publisher of Illustration Magazine.

The winner will be revealed during a special breakfast on Sunday, May 2, at Columbus’ Ramada Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.

For more details about PulpFest, click here.

(Hat tip to Ali Karim.)

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