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2019 Auction Preview

The Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention has featured several fantastic estate auctions over the years. Our 2019 show will feature another, with the first part of the Robert Weinberg Estate Auction taking place on Friday evening, April 12, 2019. Parts two and three will be held at our 2020 and 2021 shows. While the auctions will primarily focus on pulps from Bob Weinberg’s great collection, they will also feature rare books and ephemera. If you collect science fiction or fantasy, you won’t want to miss these! Here’s a pic of four of the pulps — more to come!

If you’d like to see more, check the gallery in our Friday Auction Preview.

Convention Complete For 2018

We had another wonderful convention, with yet another record setting attendance.   See you again next April.

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Windy City Almost Here!

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
Randy Broecker
Dale Cozort
Rob Davis
Malcolm Edwards
Bob Eggleton
Phyllis Eisenstein
Ron Fortier
Jane Frank
Bob Garcia
Martin Grams
Ed Hulse
Howard Andrew Jones
Stephen Jones-Editor
Douglas Klauba
Jack Martin
William Patrick Murray (aka Kenneth Robeson)
Michelle Nolan
Van Van Allen Plexico
Marianne Plumridge
Wayne Reinagel
Tom Roberts
David Saunders
Laurence Schwinger
David C. Smith
Michael Smith
Anthony Tollin
John Wooley

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

F. Paul Wilson GOH 2018

Photo by and copyright © Andrew Porter

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!

Thanks To All Who Attended

Some post Convention news.

  1. Our largest attended convention ever.
  2. 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.