CONS & POSTERS29 Jul | '2016
Greetings Loyal Airmen, here we are home after another glorious weekend in Columbus, Ohio for Pulp Fest. Ye Old Air Chief and Airship 27 Art Director Rob Davis had a blast as ever meeting so many of you great Loyal Airmen. We hooked up with many old friends and happily made tons of new ones. A really nice surprise was the baseball caps the Con people had made up as promotion for all the vendors. The Air Chief is proud to say we wore our the second it was handed us.
As many of you already know, writer/radio DJ, Mark Justice of Kentucky passed way in Feb. of this year. We’ve been working with his wife, Norma Kay, to republish Mark’s truly amazing weird western series, “The Dead Sheriff.” When Norma heard Rob and the Air Chief were going to be in Columbus, she recruited her friend Kathy and they drove up specifically to meet us…and of course to see the show. Norma confessed that in all their wonderful years together, she never went to any convention with Mark, though he was forever asking her to. So she saw attending as another way to honor Mark’s memory. Norma Kay is a darling lady and the Air Chief and Rob were simply delighted to meet and spend some time with here. As for you Loyal Airmen, keep an eye out for “Mark Justice’s The Dead Sheriff,” which we hope to have out in a few short months.
As ever, one of our personal highlights of Pulp Fest is the New Pulp Panel held on Saturday afternoons which the Air Chief has been proud to moderate since the very first show. This year, as ever, we had a great panel of New Pulp authors and as seen in the pix above, that’s Yours Truly at far right guiding the fun, then we have Jeff Venture Fournier, Barbara Doran (the very first woman to be on our panel) well known editor and writer (and good buddy) Win Scott Eckert and lastly Andy Fix. The gentlemen in the front row left in the yellow shirt is another long time friend, Dr. Art Sippo, the host of the highly popular New Pulp Panel, Art’s Review. Once again we had a fantastic hour talking writing and editing New Pulp Fiction. We hope some day you can make the coin and join us.
Above is a long photo of con floor with Airship 27 Production’s black background banner visible in the lower land hand corner of the pix.
Finally, ever year the con gives out the Munsey Award to that person who has done exemplary work in promoting pulp fandom. This year’s award went to our friend Laurie Powers, whose grandfather was one of the great pulp writers. Keeping his memory and fiction alive through the books she has published over the years has added much to the health and continued growth of our cherished hobby. Congratulations Laurie, this was well deserved.
As we mentioned in a previous Log Entry, the promotional poster for the Brother Bones The Undead Movie (now in production) was done prior to our heading for Columbus, where sold quite a few. We have a limited number left and if any of you Loyal Airmen would love to have this on your office walls, you can go to the link below to order one from artist Rob Davis. They are $15 each, which covers cost of the poster and shipping and handling. Note, if you’d like Rob’s autograph, be sure to ask him to sign it for you.
A few weeks ago we, in conjunction with Radio Archives released our ALAN QUATERMAIN – The New Adventures as an audio book read by voice actor Jem Matzan. Well, Jem is done up a You Tube promotion for that audiobook and you can listen to it here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKMI2rIl3UU&feature=youtu.be) Enjoy while we get volume two into production.
Finally, with all fingers crossed, the Air Chief will have finished penning his fifth Captain Hazzard adventure novel, “Custer’s Ghost.” We’ve crested the 60,000 novel goal and are now wrapping up an action packed finale stay tuned, Loyal Airmen and once again, thanks for stopping by.
Ron – Over & Out!