Friday, April 20, 2012

PULP ARK 2012>DAY ONE

First and foremost, my sincerest apologies for not being able to post images with these reports. Unfortunately my digital camera did not survive the trip from home to Batesville, Arkansas and thus it will be sometime next week at the earliest when I can obtain the appropriate pictures from other sources if possible.

NOW THEN...
The day started off with a preview visit by all the local area fifth graders. The convention put on a two hour special event including music by the Order of Tyr (video game music meets heavy metal), Professor A. D. Venture discussing imagination, magic tricks by Big Daddy Cool (Johnny Dellarocca), Megan Smith as the Pulptress, actor Felix Silla (Buck Rogers, Addams Family, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) and readings of selected highlights by various Pro Se Press authors in attendance, including yours truly.
The convention proper began at one local time, with events such as a panel on how pulp promotes literacy, and examining the classic pulp characters of yesteryear, before the night closed with a full concert by the Order of Tyr.

I got to talk to several people during the day, between answering questions from the fifth graders during their visit, renewing acquaintances with Doctor Art Sippo, Erwin R. Kennedy, and Fuller Bumpers; meeting new friends like writers Sean Taylor and Ashley Magnin, and even had a nice chat with Felix Silla.

So overall, quite an interesting day for only my second professional convention appearance.
And for those interested, Batesville is the second oldest city in the state of Arkansas (USA) and is celebrating its bicentennial this later this year.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I enjoyed finally meeting you too, Lee!

Ashley Mangin