Rusty Burke, Don Herron, Brian Leno, and Bill Cavalier discuss the contributions of Robert E. Howard and Conan The Cimmerian to the birth of Sword & Sorcery. Some great overall Robert E. Howard discussion as well.
First installment of the celebration of Robert E. Howard’s birthmonth at Pulp Crazy.
From Pulpfest 2012 – The Illustrated Conan Panel – Jim and Ruth Keegan, along with Mark Schultz, offer a look at Conan of Cimmeria as depicted by various illustrators over the last eight decades and offer a modern perspective on illustrating Robert E. Howard’s immortal character.
True to the theme of the panel, there was art present via a slideshow. I have compiled some images via Google Images that I believe are the pictures used, or fairly close. I do not own any of these images, I have just put them on PulpCrazy’s server for preservation against possible future dead links.
A recording of David Saunders presentation on pulp artist James Allen St. John from Pulpfest 2012. J. Allen St. John is well known for providing illustrations to the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs when they appeared in pulp magazines.
A panel presentation from Pulpfest 2012 on Mars in the pulps with a focus on the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Leigh Brackett, Ray Bradbury and Otis Adelbert Kline. Panelists are Ed Hulse, Henry Franke, Stephen Haffner, Garyn Roberts and Will Murray.
A recording of Mike Resnick’s guest of honor speech from Pulpfest 2012. The award winning science fiction writer covers a wide variety of topics and gives a great presentation. One of the best public speakers I have seen. A must listen.
A recording of the Farmercon VII Panel at Pulpfest 2012. Paul Spiteri, Win Scott Eckert and Christopher Paul Carey discuss the pulp influenced works of Philip Jose Farmer and how Farmer’s legacy continues today in the form of new Wold Newton Fiction and reprints.
From Pulpfest 2012, Ron Fortier discusses and reads from his Avenger short story, Vengeance is Mine, the origin of Ike & Mike, from Moonstone’s The Avenger: The Justice Inc Files. There is also some nice discussion about the late Howard Hopkins, as well as the pulp hero Captain Hazzard.
Christopher Paul Carey reads from his novella “Exiles of Kho” and “The Song of Kwasin” (co-written with Philip Jose Farmer) at Pulpfest 2012. Both tales are set in Farmer’s Khokarsa, the same setting as his Ancient Opar tales. For more information please visit the links below for a suggested reading order.