As reported previously, PulpFest 2011 is pleased to welcome the members of FarmerCon VI to our convention. An annual gathering for fans of Grand Master of Science Fiction Philip José Farmer, please be sure to visit the PulpFest programming area on Friday evening, July 29th, at 10:30 PM for a salute to this celebrated author.
Michael Croteau, creator of The Official Philip José Farmer Home Page, will get things started by explaining the origins of FarmerCon and why it is happening this year at PulpFest. Following Michael’s introductory remarks, Win Scott Eckert will discuss the December 13, 1795 meteor strike in Wold Newton, England that resulted in a “nova of genetic splendor”—the Wold Newton Universe.
Changing gears a bit, writer and poet Mary Turzillo will present a visual examination of the wonderful cover art that has adorned Philip José Farmer’s books while Dr. Art Sippo will delve into A Feast Unknown, the author’s controversial novel that featured thinly-veiled versions of Tarzan and Doc Savage.Tying into PulpFest’s 80th anniversary salute to The Shadow Magazine, Rick Lai will investigate the character’s ties to the Wold Newton Family and other "secrets" that Farmer knew about the first great pulp hero, The Shadow. Will Murray will close out Friday evening’s programming by reminiscing about interviewing Philip José Farmer in 1990 for Starlog Magazine.
PulpFest 2011 continues the proud tradition of a summer pulp con, now in its 40th year. A very well-organized version of the venerable convention for fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction and related material returns to Columbus, Ohio in 2011.