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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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Saturday Night Auction Update

Among the pulps that will be auctioned in the Saturday (April 7, 2018) night auction session at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Plaza in Lombard, Illinois) are several pulps from the famed Yakima collection. These are in beautiful condition. This May 1944 issue of Dime Mystery Magazine is one of them, featuring cover art by Gloria Stoll.

Saturday Night Auction Update

This copy of the December 15, 1917 issue of All-Story Weekly is one of several issues of All-Story Weekly (under that title as well as All-Story Cavalier Weekly) that will be auctioned in the Saturday (April 7, 2018) night auction session at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Plaza in Lombard, Illinois).

While collecting pulps certainly has its dangers (sharp elbows from fellow collectors who are trying to go through the same box of pulps as you are being only one of them), based on this cover, at least we aren’t facing the same dangers as stamp collectors!

Windy City Auction Update

Well, the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention is now just a month away (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center). We’ve been posting material from our Friday night auction (April 6), featuring material from the estate of Glenn Lord, but the Saturday night auction (April 7), which features material from a variety of sources, has some great items as well.
 
One of them is a double-sided, handwritten letter dated June 21, 1971, from legendary author Robert Bloch to writer and producer Sam Peeples, which accompanied a copy of Bloch’s book, “The Todd Dossier” (see attached for the first side of the letter).  This fascinating letter describes the genesis of the book, how Bloch came to be cheated out of credit for it when it was published, and how the publisher lied about how it would be published, so that Bloch took less money for the book than he would have otherwise agreed to.
 
Another lot in the Saturday night auction also contains a handwritten letter from Bloch to Peeples, this time concerning the paperback, “Bloch and Bradbury,” and the publisher’s deceit behind how that anthology came to be.

Updated Dealer Listing

Airship 27 – Ron Fortier & Rob Davis
Alvarado, Mark
Aronovitz, David – The Fine Book Company
Bielski, Al
Bielski, Frank
Broecker, Randy
Brown, Bob – b Brown & Associates
Burrows, Larry & Pam
Canja, Jeff
Carpenter, Gene – All-American Comics & Collectibles
Cavalier, Bill
Certo, Nick
Chomko, Mike & Dianne
Coker, John
Colabuono, Gary & Larry Charet
Conran, Mike
Cosgriff, John
Craig, Fred – Mean Street Books
Currey, Lloyd – L.W. Currey Books
Danielson, Larry
Dilbone, Keith
Eisenstein, Alex & Phyllis
Ellis, Doug – Tattered Pages Press
Emrich, Brian
Flowers, Bob
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
Hagenauer, George
Hallock, Larry – Ygor’s Books
Hartshorn, Scott
Hauser, John + Steve Spilger
Heartwood Auctions – Richard Meli
Heritage Auctions – Todd Hignite
Herman, Paul
Herman, Paul & Lou Ann Lord – REH Foundation
Hickman, Mark
Hill, Roger
Hulse, Ed – Blood ‘N Thunder
Isaacson, Tim
Jasinski, Joe
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
Kurzman, Dave
Law, Michael & Nick
LePlae, Dave
Martinson, Margie – Owl Post Greetings
McMahan, John – My Back Pages
McVicker, Terence – Terence McVicker, Rare Books
Nelson, Phil
Olson, Dwayne
O’Neill, John – Black Gate
Parsons, Mike
Paxton, Tim – Tim’s Books
Poole, Craig
Richards, Andy & Malcolm Edwards – Cold Tonnage Books
Richardson, Cole
Roberts, Garyn
Roberts, Tom – Black Dog Books
Ross, Bill
Schmidt, Dave & Zoe – Main Street Music
Schroeter, Rodney
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
Vandrey, Phil
Walsh, Ray – Curious Books
Wehler, Jon
Weinberg, Phyllis – Weinberg Books
White, David & Tommy Hancock – Pro Se Press
Wiener, Robert – Donald M. Grant Publisher, Inc.
Willoughby, David
Wilson, F. Paul
Zarrillo, Robert
Zimmer, Dan – Illustration Magazine

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?

Robert E. Howard Friday Night Auction Update

Among the hundreds of pulps that will be in the Glenn Lord estate auction being held on Friday night, April 6, 2018, at the upcoming Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention (April 6-8, 2018, at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center) are 18 issues of Fiction House’s Action Stories. Most of them feature stories by Robert. E. Howard, including these two. The one on the left is December 1935 and on the right is January 1937.

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