FarmerCon X


WHERE & WHEN:

Thursday, August 13th – Sunday, August 16th 2015 in Columbus, OH at PulpFest!
WHERE TO STAY:

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.

However, there are still blocks of rooms available through Matsuricon (which is taking place over the same weekend as PulpFest 2015). Visit http://matsuricon.org/hotel-reservations/ to find a room that is close to the convention. When booking through the Matsuricon site, please be sure to request the Matsuricon group rate.

HOW TO REGISTER:

To sign up for FarmerCon X, first email mike @ pjfarmer.com 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).

PULPFEST PROGRAMMING: (UPDATED!)

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 Opens for Early-Bird Shopping

Programming
8:00 PM — Pulpcraft: A Counterintelligence and Espionage Guide to the Pulp Adventures of The Shadow (Tim King)
8:40 PM — Thrilling Detectives (John Wooley and John Gunnison)
9:20 PM — 75 Years of Street & Smith Comics (Anthony Tollin, Tony Isabella, Will Murray, and Michelle Nolan)
10:10 PM — Saddle Up! A Look at the Western Heroes of the Thrilling Group (Ed Hulse)
10:50 PM — Play Ball: A Look at the Sports Pulps (Michelle Nolan)
11:30 PM — 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
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
1:00 PM — New Fictioneers Reading (Jason Scott Aiken)
2:00 PM — New Fictioneers Reading (John Hegenberger)
3:00 PM — The Pulp Magazine Project (Nathan Madison and Patrick Belk)
7:00 PM — Welcome to PulpFest 2015 (Convention Chairman Jack Cullers)
7:05 PM — Leo Margulies: The Little Giant of the Pulps (Ed Hulse, Will Murray and Philip M. Sherman)
7:55 PM — Our Guest of Honor (Chet Williamson)
8:45 PM — Our Special Guest (WEIRD TALES Artist Jon Arfstrom)
9:10 PM — FarmerCon X: The Weird Tales of Philip José Farmer (Jason Aiken, Chuck Loridans, and Frank Schildiner)
9:50 PM — The Call of Cthulhu: The Development of Lovecraft’s Mythos (John Haefele, Don Herron, Tom Krabacher, Rick Lai, and Nathan Madison)
10:40 PM — Thrilling Heroes of Standards Pulps and Comics (Matt Moring, Will Murray, 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
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor

Programming
12:30 PM — New Fictioneer Reading (Duane Spurlock)
1:30 PM — The Heirs of WEIRD TALES (Jim Beard, Jeff Fournier, John Hegenberger, Rick Lai, Michael Panush, and Frank Schildiner with Ron Fortier, moderator)
2:30 PM — Pulp Macabre: The Art of Lee Brown Coye (Mike Hunchback)
3:30 PM — New Fictioneers Reading (Scott Urban)
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 — The Thrilling Adventures of Rudolph Belarski (David Saunders)
9:30 pm — Saturday Night at the Auction (John Gunnison and Joseph Saine)
11:30 pm — THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS and PROFESSOR PEABODY’S LAST LECTURE (Lovecraft at the Movies)
Sunday, August 16
Dealer’s Room
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Dealers’ Room Open to All (many dealers will be packing up; buying opportunities may be limited)
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM — Gaming Track in the Clark Room, Second Floor
Note that programming is subject to change.

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