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=====Pulpcon=====
Pulpcon, the first [[PulpConventions convention]] devoted strictly to the pulp magazines, ran annually from 1972 through 2008, with an extra convention held in 1996.

===Background===
Pulpcon was founded by Ed Kessell, Earl Kussman, Nils Hardin and Rusty Hevelin. The first con was held at the Colony Motor Hotel in Clayton, Mo., on June 9-11, 1972. Around 100 people attended, including SF fictioneer [[HamiltonEdmond Edmond Hamilton]] and pulp cover artist [[GladneyGraves Graves Gladney]].

According to Don Ramlow's "Pulpcon: A Brief History of the Little Convention That Could" (//[[PulpsterThe The Pulpster]]// #3, 1993), Pulpcon had been planned as a one-shot convention. But at the urging of those attending, it decided to continue the next year.

Pulpcon limited its focus to the pulp magazines. By the mid-2000s, newer members of the convention's organizing committee were pushing to consider broadening the con's focus, consider new locations and other options to grow. Pulpcon #38 was scheduled for Aug. 14-16 in Dayton, Ohio. After a schism, a portion of the committee decided to organize a competing convention, Pulpcon 2009, in Columbus, Ohio, on July 31-Aug. 2, 2009.

Eventually, Pulpcon #38 organizers canceled their event, but required the other convention to give up the Pulpcon name. Pulpcon 2009 was renamed [[PulpFest PulpFest]] 2009.

Pulpcon #37, held in Dayton, Ohio, in 2008 was the final Pulpcon.

===Pulpcon activities===
Pulpcon began recognizing [[PulpconGuestsofHonor Guests of Honor]] in 1976 for Pulpcon 5. The first Guest of Honor was [[GibsonWalter Walter Gibson]], the main author of [[ShadowThe The Shadow]].

===Outside links===
~- [[http://file770.com/?p=657 File 770: "Pulpcon Torn Apart"]]

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==Categories==
PulpFandom

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