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May 2011

Pulp Fiction and Art

May 30, 2011 | Lorna | Comments (0)

144 people came to the 15th Fantastic Pulp Show on May 15. There were 28 tables of different pulps and related materials available in the basement of the Lilliam Smith building. For anyone who would like more access to pulp materials, Pulpfest 2011 will take place on July 29-31 in Columbus, Ohio. For a more academic approach, Sracuse University's Bird Library has a display on pulp fiction and art, The Pulp Magazine and Contemporary Culture, illustrated with original work by Norman Saunders. The show is open until June 17.



Science Fiction Display and a Short Story Contest

May 17, 2011 | Lorna | Comments (1)

boingboing provided a link to a new British Library Exhibit on science fiction entitled "Out of This World."

The International Aeon Award 2011 Short Fiction Contest is open to stories of up to 10,000 words in any speculative genre, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, or anything in between or unclassifiable. The aim of the contest is to promote new writers and writing in the speculative fiction genres.

15th Fantastic Pulps Show Saturday May 14

May 13, 2011 | Lorna | Comments (0)

The 15th Fantastic Pulps Show will take place on Saturday, May 14 between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The lower level of the Lillian H.Smith building will be filled with tables displaying the pulp magazines published in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, loved for their exotic fiction and dramatic cover art.

At 1:30 PM, Neil Mechem of Girasol Collectables will give a lecture on pulp cover art, using images taken from his own collection. The lecture will take place in the reading room of the Merril Collection of Science Fiction on the 3rd floor of the Lillian Smith building, at 239 College Street. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Merril Collection.

The Merril Collection holds over 70,000 items, all science fiction, fantasy, or horror, as well as non-fiction about science fiction and fantasy. The materials are available for reading room use only. For more information call the Merril Collection at 416-393-7748.