Pulpcon 2009, a new and improved version of the venerable convention
catering to fans and collectors of vintage popular fiction, will be
held from Friday, July 31st, through Sunday, August 2nd, at the Ramada
Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Sellers of pulp magazines, all-fiction digests, dime novels, and other
collectible books and periodicals are already lining up for exhibit
space, and the convention will be advertised and promoted extensively
to capture the attention of new hobbyists as well as veteran
attendees. Preliminary flyers carrying basic information are being
distributed at various collectibles shows this fall, beginning with
Bouchercon, the annual gathering for collectors of mystery fiction.
The Pulpcon 2009 committee has already contacted several publications
to inquire about advertising the convention, and additional flyers
will be designed and distributed throughout the year.
Additionally, the Pulpcon 2009 website is now operational and can be
found at www.pulpcon.com. In the weeks and months to come, it will be
updated regularly to provide new information on guests and programming
as soon as it becomes available.
Dealers interested in helping promote Pulpcon 2009 can download and
print out either of two flyers already available on the website in PDF
form. These can be distributed at collectibles shows and sent with
Following an extensive search for the best available venue, the
Pulpcon 2009 committee chose the Ramada Plaza for its spacious
accommodations, numerous amenities, ease of access, and competitive
pricing. The committee has negotiated a guest-room rate of $84 plus
tax per night, significantly less than that offered by other pulp
The Convention Center's main room boasts more than 10,000 square feet
of space and will accommodate up to 80 eight-foot tables. A separate
room on the same floor will be set up theater-style for our evening
programming. A con suite will be open for after-hours conversation and
Located just off Exit 116 of Interstate 71, the Ramada Plaza is just
20 minutes from Columbus International Airport and 10 minutes from
downtown Columbus, making our convention site easily accessible to
attendees whether they're driving or flying. Those who don't fancy
long-distance drives and/or air travel should be happy to learn that
Columbus can easily be reached by rail via Amtrak.
The Ramada offers complementary transportation via shuttle to and from
the airport, downtown Columbus, and various other locations (including
restaurants) within a five-mile radius of the hotel.
The newly renovated hotel additionally offers all the usual amenities.
High-speed wireless Internet access is now available in the main
lobby, convention center, and guest rooms. Guests can avail themselves
of a whirlpool, an exercise room, and both indoor and outdoor pools,
as well as a full-service business center. Parking is free for hotel
guests and single-day convention attendees.
The Ramada's spacious restaurant, Justin's Place, serves traditional
American cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven
days a week. The hotel's cozy lounge, Bowties, is open until two a.m.
on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Ramada Plaza is an extremely popular venue for conventions of our
type and size. For 15 years now it has hosted Cinevent, an annual
confab of vintage-film fans and collectors of movie memorabilia. Hotel
management is both committed to and experienced in providing the
courteous, comprehensive service that produces satisfied
Pricing schedules for dealer tables and registrations will be
forthcoming shortly. Information on guests and programming will be
posted here and on the Pulpcon 2009 website as soon as it is
If you'd like to be added to the convention's mailing list, please
write to firstname.lastname@example.org
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