FarmerCon X/PulpFest 2015 recap

I had a tremendous amount of fun attending FarmerCon X/PulpFest 2015 in Columbus, Ohio last month! I started out my trip on August 4, flying out Atlanta, Georgia and heading over to Meteor House headquarters, where I wore out my hand signing books. Then, on Tuesday the 8th, we were off in a van for Columbus to reunite with friends and set up the Meteor House tables at the Hyatt. Both Hadon, King of Opar and the new hardcover edition of Exiles of Kho debuted at the convention, as did the new Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s Flight to Opar (a book I am extremely proud to have edited). It was gratifying to see the stacks of these titles shrink, be replenished, and then shrink again in an ongoing cycle over the weekend! The con went by in a merry blur, with author readings, fascinating panels on sundry pulp topics, the FarmerCon and PulpFest dinners, and much late-night mingling while around us whirled the spectacle of an anime convention that was going on at the same hotel.

Without further ado, here are some photos from my trip and the convention.

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Signing books at Meteor House headquarters.

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Booooooks!

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Banner outside the PulpFest dealers room.

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With Meteor House publisher Michael Croteau (right).

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The new signed limited edition hardcover of EXILES OF KHO is almost sold out!

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Jason Scott Aiken reads from his “The Sword of Lomar.”

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The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer panel, with Jason Scott Aiken, Frank Schildiner, and Chuck Loridans.

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The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos panel, with Nathan Madison, John Haefele, Don Herron, Rick Lai, and Tom Krabacher.

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The FarmerCon X dinner attendees.

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Lisa Fournier IS Pat Wildman!

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Duane Spurlock reads from his and Jim Beard’s novel AIRSHIP HUNTERS.

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Waiting to get in to the restaurant for the PulpFest dinner. (From left clockwise: Art Sippo, Chuck Loridans, Greg Gick, Win Scott Eckert, and Frank Schildinder.)

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Panoramic shot of the PulpFest dinner.

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Frank Schildiner and Art Sippo deep in a discussion.

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Chuck Loridans makes a point. (From left to right: Frank Schildiner, Kim T., Chuck Loridans and Sean Levin.)

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Win Scott Eckert signing copies of THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE.

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With the giant sign!

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The last day of the con. (From left to right: Michael Croteau, Sean Levin, Win Scott Eckert, Chuck Loridans, Frank Schildiner, and me.)