This year’s Pulp Fest honors prolific multi-genre writer Joe R. Lansdale for his contributions to pulp fiction.
“Leap off the cliff and build your wings on the way down.” – Ray Bradbury
There are writers and then there is Joe R. Lansdale. What I enjoy about his style is that he is multi-genre. He is not afraid to explore unknown territory.
From westerns to science-fiction to horror to history, Lansdale tackles each of these areas with ease. A compelling storyteller, his narratives propel his readers into other realms. His characters are real people not dialogue on a page. You live vicariously through them and that is the hallmark of brilliant writing, in my opinion.
Pulp Fest 2018 has the right idea by honoring this man for his incredible body of work. The Convention will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at The Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh – Cranberry. From Thursday, July 26 through Sunday, July 29, attendees can experience a variety of panel discussions, vendors and activities.
Farmer Con 100 will be featuring a Reading Duet, an auction, plus discussions on Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan and John Carter) and Philip José Farmer (Riders of the Purple Wage) in which Lansdale will be one of the participants.
The Man of the Hour
On Saturday, July 28, from 7:35 p.m. until 8:20 p.m. Joe will be interviewed by the creator of Pulp Fest, Tony Davis. You can register for the Con at the main website as well as book a room! The deadline for advance registrations is July 23 at 10 p.m. ET.
If you are a fan of Hap and Leonard, Bubba Ho-Tep, Cold in July and Christmas with the Dead then you won’t want to miss this opportunity to see Joe in person.
What is your favorite Joe R. Lansdale book? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. We want to hear from you.