FarmerCon XI/PulpFest 2016 recap

Last week I flew out to Columbus, Ohio to attend my fifth consecutive PulpFest, which also played host to FarmerCon XI, the annual Philip José Farmer convention. As usual, I had a blast reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones. Here are a few photos from the con:

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The welcoming banner.

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At the Meteor House table signing copies of BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR, which was released at the con.

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We sold a lot of copies at the show!

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At the Meteor House table unpacking copies of Sean Lee Levin’s new releases, CROSSOVERS EXPANDED, Volumes 1 and 2. From right to left: Paul Spiteri, Sean Lee Levin, Win Scott Eckert, and Mike Croteau.

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The Thursday night FarmerCon dinner at Max & Irma’s (we also had a much larger FarmerCon pizza party/dinner in the food court area of the hotel, not pictured).

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The FarmerCon panel on Collaborating with Philip José Farmer. Pictured from right to left, with the titles of our collaborations with Phil: Paul Spiteri (“Getting Ready to Write”), me (THE SONG OF KWASIN, “Kwasin and the Bear God”), Win Scott Eckert (THE EVIL IN PEMBERLEY HOUSE), and Danny Adams (THE CITY BEYOND PLAY, DAYWORLD: A HOLE IN WEDNESDAY). Photo courtesy of ThePulp.Net.

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One of the highlights at the con was when Mike Croteau of Meteor House presented me with artist Bob Eggleton’s concept sketch of the cover of BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR. Photo courtesy of Danny Adams.

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Another highlight was when Mike ushered me over to a dealer’s table where the original (and uncropped!) cover art for IRONCASTLE by J. H. Rosny (translated and retold by Philip José Farmer) was on display. Sadly, the $10,000 it was going for was out of my price range.

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A panoramic shot of the PulpFest dealer’s hall.

My PulpFest 2016/FarmerCon XI schedule

pulpfest2016I’ll be attending PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24. If you’re at the con, please stop by the Meteor House table, where I’ll be signing copies of Blood of Ancient Opar, which debuts at the show (otherwise shipping in early August). I’ll also be at the following events:

FRIDAY, JULY 22:

1:00 – 4:15 PMNew Fictioneers Readings — (I’ll be reading from Blood of Ancient Opar and The Song of Kwasin; see the full schedule on day of show for the exact time of my reading)

7:00 – 7:40 PM — FarmerCon XI — Collaborating with Philip José Farmer (moderator Paul Spiteri with authors Danny Adams, Christopher Paul Carey, and Win Scott Eckert)

Review: Paperback Perils on BLOOD OF ANCIENT OPAR

TBOAO-cover-small2he first review of Blood of Ancient Opar is here! Check out what Bill Adcock has to say about the book over at Paperback Perils. Here’s a sample:

Blood of Ancient Opar is one part thrilling adventure in the pulp tradition, one part exploration of human nature, and one part solemn family drama worthy of Kurosawa, and if another drop of ink is never expended on Opar, then no better capstone could be asked for than Blood of Ancient Opar.

Read the entire review here.

Blood of Ancient Opar releases from Meteor House in early August (you can pick up a copy a couple weeks before that at PulpFest in Columbus, Ohio) and can be preordered here.

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.)

New Khokarsa books to debut at PulpFest 2015/FarmerCon X

2015-Postcard-FrontHadon, King of Opar, the limited edition hardcover of Exiles of Kho, and the Restored Edition of Philip José Farmer’s Flight to Opar will all debut at PulpFest 2015/FarmerCon X in Columbus, Ohio on August 13–16. I’ll be on hand to sign the books and will be hanging out at the Meteor House table in the Dealers Hall if you’d like to stop by and chat. The books should all begin shipping to customers shortly after PulpFest.

I’d like to take a moment to give a Brobdingnagian THANK YOU everyone who preordered the books and in so doing made them a reality. I am also especially grateful to the good folks at Meteor House and the interested parties who gave their blessing for new works set in Ancient Opar to be published.

Exiles of Kho is now shipping!

I’m back from having a wonderful time at FarmerCon VII/PulpFest 2012, where my new signed limited edition novella Exiles of Kho debuted. I’m happy to announce that the book is now shipping from Meteor House. It’s almost sold out, though, with only about forty twenty-five or so copies remaining in stock at the publisher, so place your order now if you want a copy.

Exiles of Kho book release and signing at PulpFest (Photo by Jason Aiken)

 

Signing more copies of Exiles of Kho at the Meteor House table at PulpFest
Cover art by Mike Hoffman

 

PulpFest/FarmerCon VII Schedule

I’m excited to be a guest at PulpFest/FarmerCon VII in Columbus, OH next week, where Meteor House will be launching my latest book, Exiles of Kho, a standalone novella set in Philip José Farmer’s Khokarsa. I expect to be hanging out much of the time at the Meteor House table in the Dealers’ Room, and my convention schedule is as follows:

Friday, August 10:

11:00 AMExiles of Kho Book Launch – author Christopher Paul Carey will be signing the limited edition release of his book

1:00 PMThe New Fictioneers – Christopher Paul Carey will read from his novel co-authored with Philip José Farmer, The Song of Kwasin, part of the Gods of Opar: Tales of Lost Khokarsa omnibus, forthcoming from Subterranean Press, as well as an excerpt from his new novella, Exiles of Kho.

7:00 PMLord Tyger, Time’s Last Gift, and the Gods of Opar – our FarmerCon VII panelists discuss a sampling of the Burroughs and Verne-inspired works of Philip José Farmer. Moderated by Paul Spiteri, editor of Pearls from Peoria and featuring authors Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey.