Friday, November 9, 2012

Press Release: Pulp Collector Mecca in November in NJ

Doc Savage team Will Murray and Joe DeVito are guests

November 8, 2012 -- (For Immediate Release)

BORDENTOWN, NJ – On Saturday, November 10th, 2012, the annual Pulp AdventureCon will convert the Ramada Inn in of Bordentown, NJ into a Pulp Collectors Mecca.  There will be vendors with rare pulp magazines, movie posters, and vintage paperbacks.  There are also several new publications and comics reviving both the heroes and tradition of pulp fiction --  and here you’ll find the original pulps, where it all began during the Depression, in plentiful supply.

Pulp magazines were an inexpensive form of entertainment in the days before the internet, cell phones, and even television.  They first appeared with Argosy in 1897, flourished in the 1930s, and ultimately died or reinvented themselves in the 1950s.  Characters like The Shadow, Tarzan, and Zorro prospered in the pulps, while authors like Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler, Edgar Rice Burroughs, and Ray Bradbury actually started their careers in these rough old magazines.

Doc Savage fans will enjoy meeting author Will Murray, noted pulp historian, currently writing The Wild Adventures of Doc Savage from Altus Press.  Murray’s collaborator, noted illustrator Joe DeVito, will also display several of his Doc Savage paintings.  Also, Mala Mastroberte will unveil her new book, Malaland!, a collection of her pulpiest poses, photos, and pin-ups. Mala is passionate about vintage pin-up art, especially pertaining to pop-culture such as movie posters, pulps, and vintage paperbacks. She is a self taught photographer, model, stylist and editor.

The Pulp AdventureCon will be held at the Ramada Inn, 1083 Route 206, Bordentown, NJ. The show runs from 10AM to 5PM. Admission is $5.00. For more information, or

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