FarmerCon X


Thursday, August 13th – Sunday, August 16th 2015 in Columbus, OH at PulpFest!

For the fourth year PulpFest will be held at the beautiful downtown Columbus Hyatt.

You can reserve a room at the special convention rate of $116 per night plus tax, which includes one free parking pass and free Wi-Fi, if you do so by July 1, 2015. Additional cars will be charged at the discounted rate of $10 overnight with in/out privileges.


To sign up for FarmerCon X, first email mike @ to be added to the email list and facebook group.

While there is no charge to attend FarmerCon X, you must Register with PulpFest to attend. If you are staying at the Hyatt, a three-day pass costs $30. If you are not staying at the Hyatt it costs $35. If you are staying at the Hyatt you also get to participate in early-bird shopping on Thursday evening for free (it costs an extra $30 if you are staying elsewhere).

If you will be traveling to Columbus and staying overnight, we urge you to book a room at the Columbus Hyatt. The $116 per night room rate is a great deal, and being in the same hotel gives FarmerCon attendees that much more time to hang out.


Thursday, August 13

Dealers’ Room
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM — dealers’ room set-up
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM — early registration
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM — dealers’ room open for early-bird shopping

8:00 PM — Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson, pulp author and the creator of DC Comics (Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson)
8:40 PM — Thrilling Detectives (John Wooley, John Gunnison, and John Locke)
9:20 PM — 75 Years of Street & Smith Comics (Anthony Tollin, Tony Isabella, and Will Murray)
10:05 PM — Saddle Up! A Look at the Western Heroes of the Thrilling Group (Ed Hulse)
10:50 PM — Pulpcraft: a counterintelligence and espionage guide to the pulp adventures of The Shadow (Tim King)
11:00PM — OUT OF MIND and PICKMAN’S MODEL (Lovecraft at the movies)
Friday, August 14
Dealers’ Room
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM — early registration and dealers’ room set-up
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

1:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — The Pulp Magazine Project (Nathan Madison and Patrick Belk)
7:05 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2015 (Convention chairman Jack Cullers)
7:10 PM — Play Ball: A look at the sports pulps (Michelle Nolan)
7:45 PM — Leo Margulies: The Little Giant of the Pulps (Ed Hulse, Will Murray and Philip M. Sherman)
8:40 PM — Our Guest of Honor (horror writer Chet Williamson)
9:25 PM — FarmerCon X: The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer (panelists to be determined)
10:00 PM — The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos (John Haefele, Don Herron, Tom Krabacher, Rick Lai, and Nathan Madison)
10:50 PM — Thrilling Heroes of Standards Pulps and Comics (Matt Moring, Michelle Nolan, and Garyn Roberts)
11:30 pm — THE CALL OF CTHULHU and COOL AIR (Lovecraft at the movies)

Saturday, August 15
Dealers’ Room
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM — dealers’ room open to all

1:00 PM — The Heirs of WEIRD TALES (Ron Fortier, et al)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers reading (to be determined)
3:00 PM — New Fictioneer reading (to be determined)
5:00 PM — PulpFest 2015 Group Meal at Buca di Beppo (Volunteer coordinator Sally Cullers)
7:10 PM — PulpFest 2015 Business Meeting (meet the convention organizers)
7:40 PM — 2015 Munsey Award Presentation (presented by Randy Cox)
7:55 PM — Weird Editing at “The Unique Magazine” (Don Herron, Morgan Holmes, Tom Krabacher, Will Murray, and Garyn Roberts)
8:45 pm — Rudolph Belarski, Pulp Artist (David Saunders)
9:30 pm — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison and Joseph Saine)
11:30 pm — THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS (Lovecraft at the Movies)

Sunday, August 16
Dealer’s Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — dealers’ room open to all while dealers pack up (buying opportunities may be limited)

Please note that this is a preliminary schedule, subject to change.

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