Sunday, August 07, 2022

Respect from the Pulp Community

PulpFest 2022 concludes this afternoon in Pittsburgh, but it was last night that the convention’s annual Munsey Award was presented to Rick Lai, a New York pulp-fiction collector and author.

This prize honors America’s first pulp magazine publisher, Frank A. Munsey, and “recognizes an individual or organization that has bettered the pulp community, be it through disseminating knowledge about the pulps or through publishing or other efforts to preserve and foster interest in the pulp magazines we all love and enjoy.”

Also among this year’s Munsey nominees were Los Angeles writer Gary Phillips (One Shot Harry); Airship 27 Productions, created by veteran comic-book writer Ron Fortier; John Betancourt, the publisher of Wildside Press; pulp collector and frequent pulp-fiction conventiongoer Sheila Vanderbeek; and Dan Zimmer, the publisher of Illustration Magazine. The full list of contenders is here.

READ MORE:2022 50th Anniversary PulpFest Convention Report, by Walker Martin” (Mystery*File).

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