Pulpcon

Pulpcon, now PulpFest, was a convention founded by three St.Louis pulp magazine fans — Ed Kessell, Earl Kussman, and Nils Hardin — and held over a June weekend in 1972 at the Colony Motor Hotel in Clayton, Missouri.

It was intended at a one-shot convention, gradually Rusty Hevelin became the organizer and it has effectively continued to this day.

In 2008 the Pulpcon committee split, with one group planning to hold Pulpcon 38 in Dayton, OH, and the other group planning to hold Pulpcon 2009 in Columbus, OH. The schism was eventually settled with Pulpcon 38 being cancelled, and Pulpcon 2009 being renamed PulpFest.

PulpFest's management was initially Jack Cullers, Barry Traylor, Mike Chomko and Ed Hulseand.

Awards given out by the convention include the Lamont Award (later the Munsey Award) and the Rusty Hevelin Service Award (better known as the Rusty Award.)

Convention Dates GoHs
Pulpcon 1972 1972 Edmond Hamilton, Leigh Brackett
Pulpcon 2 1973
Pulpcon 3 1974
Pulpcon 4 1975
Pulpcon 5 1976 Walter Gibson
Pulpcon 6 1977
Pulpcon 7 1978
Pulpcon 8 1979
Pulpcon 9 1980
Pulpcon 10 1981
Pulpcon 11 1982
Pulpcon 12 1983
Pulpcon 13 1984
Pulpcon 14 1985 Julius Schwartz
Pulpcon 15 1986
Pulpcon 16 July 9-12, 1987 Alex Schomburg
Pulpcon 17 1988
Pulpcon 18 1989
Pulpcon 19 1990
Pulpcon 20 1991
Pulpcon 21 1992
Pulpcon 22 1993
Pulpcon A 1994
Pulpcon 23 1994
Pulpcon 24 1995
Pulpcon 25 1996
Pulpcon 26 1997
Pulpcon 27 1998
Pulpcon 28 1999
Pulpcon 29 2000
Pulpcon 30 2001
Pulpcon 31 2002
Pulpcon 32 2003
Pulpcon 33 2004
Pulpcon 34 2005
Pulpcon 35 2006
Pulpcon 36 2007 Glenn Lord
Pulpcon 37 2008
Pulpcon 38 August 14-16, 2009
PulpFest 2009 July 31-August 2, 2009
PulpFest 2010 2010
PulpFest 2011 2011
PulpFest 2012 2012
PulpFest 2013 2013
PulpFest 2014 August 7-10, 2014
PulpFest 2015 2015
PulpFest 2016 July 21-24, 2016 Ted White
PulpFest 2017 2017 Gloria Stoll Karn
PulpFest 2018 2018 Joe Lansdale
PulpFest 2019 August 15-18, 2019

Pulp artist Graves Gladney was a guest.

https://www.thepulp.net/PulpWiki/PulpCon (IA) History at Pulpwiki

http://file770.com/pulpcon-torn-apart/ (IA) File770 report, pulpcon torn apart

Wikipedia Fanac File770
Concatenation Fanlore http://www.pulpfest.com/ (IA) Website

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