We had another wonderful convention, with yet another record setting attendance. See you again next April.
We’re now just over a week away from this year’s Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018). In addition to our Guest of Honor, F. Paul Wilson, we’ll have many professional authors, artists and editors attending. In case folks would like to bring a book or two along to get signed, we thought we’d post a list of those, in alphabetical order (our apologies if we inadvertently missed anyone)
Fred Adams Jr.
Michael A. Black
Howard Andrew Jones
William Patrick Murray (aka Kenneth Robeson)
Van Van Allen Plexico
David C. Smith
|Airship 27 – Ron Fortier & Rob Davis|
|Aronovitz, David – The Fine Book Company|
|Brown, Bob – b Brown & Associates|
|Burrows, Larry & Pam|
|Carpenter, Gene – All-American Comics & Collectibles|
|Chomko, Mike & Dianne|
|Colabuono, Gary & Larry Charet|
|Craig, Fred – Mean Street Books|
|Currey, Lloyd – L.W. Currey Books|
|Eisenstein, Alex & Phyllis|
|Ellis, Doug – Tattered Pages Press|
|Garcia, Bob & Nancy|
|Gaynor, Jeff & Terry Kalkanian – Unicorn Comics & Cards|
|Gleich, Greg & Ellen|
|Goodman Games – Dieter Zimmerman|
|Grams, Martin – Finders Keepers Classics|
|Grapefruit Moon Gallery – Sarahjane Blum|
|Gunnison, John – Adventure House|
|Haffner, Stephen – Haffner Press|
|Hallock, Larry – Ygor’s Books|
|Hauser, John + Steve Spilger|
|Heartwood Auctions – Richard Meli|
|Heritage Auctions – Todd Hignite|
|Herman, Paul & Lou Ann Lord – REH Foundation|
|Hulse, Ed – Blood ‘N Thunder|
|Jaster, Cat + Bill Thinnes & Dennis Harford|
|Jerry Ohlinger’s Movie Materials Store – Barbara Fister-Liltz & Bill Hunt|
|Ketter, Greg – Dreamhaven Books|
|Knott, John – John W. Knott, Bookseller|
|Law, Michael & Nick|
|Martinson, Margie – Owl Post Greetings|
|McMahan, John – My Back Pages|
|McVicker, Terence – Terence McVicker, Rare Books|
|O’Neill, John – Black Gate|
|Paxton, Tim – Tim’s Books|
|Richards, Andy & Malcolm Edwards – Cold Tonnage Books|
|Roberts, Tom – Black Dog Books|
|Schmidt, Dave & Zoe – Main Street Music|
|Simms, Doug – Heroes & Games|
|Smith, Dave & John Hutchins – Fantasy Illustrated|
|Stransky, Tom – Midway Books|
|Taraba, Fred – Taraba Illustration|
|Telizyn, John & Nick – Sparky’s|
|Tollin, Anthony – Sanctum Productions|
|Walsh, Ray – Curious Books|
|Weinberg, Phyllis – Weinberg Books|
|White, David & Tommy Hancock – Pro Se Press|
|Wiener, Robert – Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.|
|Wilson, F. Paul|
|Zimmer, Dan – Illustration Magazine|
With 2018 arriving tomorrow, we’re just over three months away from the 18th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018 at The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center in Lombard, IL). We’d previously announced that we’d sold out all 155 tables in our dealer room in record time. We’re now very pleased to announce that NYT bestselling author F. Paul Wilson will be our Guest of Honor at our 2018 con!
Wilson is the author of over 50 books, many of which feature his popular anti-hero, Repairman Jack. Among his numerous awards are the Bram Stoker Award, the Prometheus Award, the Porgie Award and the Inkpot Award. His first published story, “The Cleaning Machine,” appeared in the March 1971 issue of Startling Mystery Stories, while his second appeared a month later, in the April 1971 issue of the John Campbell edited Analog. His newest novel, “The God Gene,” is scheduled to be released by Forge Books on January 2, 2018. Wilson contributed the Foreword to The Art of the Pulps, published in October 2017, where he shared that “I love the pulps. … I’ve been a fan of the pulps since my teens…” We’re excited to have him as our GoH, and we know that our attendees will enjoy meeting him at the convention!
Some post Convention news.
- Our largest attended convention ever.
- Our largest Friday Night Auction ever.
We can only hope that everyone had as much fun as your chairman had in putting this whole shebang together. Looking forward to an early convention next year.