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Updated Convention Schedule

2018 WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPERBACK CONVENTION FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SCHEDULE

(See Reverse for Sunday + Pulp Film Fest Schedule)

Friday, April 6:

Dealer Room 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Dealer set up begins at 8:30 a.m.; Early Bird admission begins at 9:30 a.m.)

  (Main Ballroom)

Art Show 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(Main Ballroom D)

Con Suite 5:00 p.m. – ?

(Suite 1611)

“The Secret Origins of Weird Tales”     7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

By John Locke (Main Ballroom A & B)

Pulp Factory Awards 8:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.

(Main Ballroom A & B)

Glenn Lord

Estate Auction 8:15 p.m. – ?

(Main Ballroom A & B, preview is in Main Ballroom C after 3:00 p.m.)

Saturday, April 7:

Dealer Room 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Main Ballroom)

Art Show 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

(Main Ballroom D)

The Art of the Pulps Signing 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

– get your copy signed by many of the contributors to the book

(foyer outside of Main Ballroom)

Con Suite 5:00 p.m. – ?

(Suite 1611)

GOH F. Paul Wilson             7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Interviewed by Tom Roberts (Main Ballroom A & B)

Auction (includes several sources plus attendees) 8:00 p.m. – ?

(Main Ballroom A & B, preview is in Main Ballroom C after 3:00 p.m.)

(all times subject to change)

2018 WINDY CITY PULP AND PAPERBACK CONVENTION

SUNDAY SCHEDULE + PULP FILM FEST SCHEDULE

(See Reverse for Friday & Saturday Programming Schedule)

Sunday, April 8:

Dealer Room 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(Main Ballroom)

Art Show 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(Main Ballroom D)

New Pulp Sunday Panels 10:30 a.m. – noon

(Main Ballroom A & B)

SEE SEPARATE PROGRAMMING SHEET FOR DETAILS ON NEW PULP PROGRAMMING

FILM PROGRAMMING – Main Ballroom A&B:

SEE PROGRAM BOOK FOR FILM DETAILS!  (all times and films subject to change)

Friday, April 6:

noon — They Came From Beyond Space (1967) 

1:30 pm — Hawk of the Wilderness, Chapters 1-6 (1938)

3:30 pm — The Keep (1983) – Join our Guest of Honor, F. Paul Wilson, in viewing this movie based on his classic novel, as he provides commentary MST3K style!

Following Friday Night Auction — The Devil’s Saddle Legion (1937)

Saturday, April 7:

10:00 am — The Ice Flood (1926)

11:15 pm — The Flying Squad (1940)

12:30 pm — The Return of Casey Jones (1933)

1:45 pm — The Whispering Chorus (1918)

3:15 pm — Hawk of the Wilderness, Chapters 7-12 (1938) 

Following Saturday Night Auction — Hopalong Rides Again (1937)

(all times subject to change)

Art of the Pulps Signing

If you own a copy of “The Art of the Pulps,” bring it along with you to the convention!  Most of the contributors to the book will be there, and we’ll be hosting a signing on Saturday afternoon (April 7). And if you don’t have a copy, don’t worry! We’ll have copies available there for sale.

The Secret Origins of Weird Tales

Pulp historian John Locke will share stories from his upcoming book, a revisionist history of the disastrous beginnings (1923-24) of “Weird Tales” magazine, a period of tumult and controversy unequalled in the pulps, before or since. He will reveal mysteries which have been suppressed by a code of silence for almost a century now. Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the founders of the magazine, and what strange forces brought them together? How did first editor Edwin Baird become the wild man of the pulps? What lay buried in second editor Farnsworth Wright’s haunted past that he never dared speak of? What was the uncontrollable “reorganization” that sucked legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft into a vortex he barely understood? Why did world-famous magician Harry Houdini suddenly appear on the covers of the obscure magazine, and just as suddenly disappear? Finally, how did an all-out war behind the scenes at the magazine lead to the long peace of the Wright years?

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Secret Origins of Weird Tales Panel Discussion

The Secret Origins of Weird Tales

Pulp historian John Locke will share stories from his upcoming book, a revisionist history of the disastrous beginnings (1923-24) of Weird Tales magazine, a period of tumult and controversy unprecedented in the pulps, before or since. He will reveal mysteries which have been suppressed by a code of silence for almost a century now. Who were Henneberger and Lansinger, the founders of the magazine, and what strange forces joined them? How did first editor Edwin Baird become the wild man of the pulps? What lay buried in haunted second editor Farnsworth Wright’s past that he never dared speak of? What was the uncontrollable “reorganization” that sucked legendary horror author H.P. Lovecraft into a vortex he barely understood? Why did world-famous magician Harry Houdini suddenly appear on the covers of the obscure magazine, and just as suddenly disappear? Finally, how did an all-out war behind the scenes at the magazine lead to the long peace of the Wright years?