Make plans to attend this excellent event and hang out with fellow Howard heads who regularly attend in their quest for Weird Tales and other pulps containing Howard stories. Here is the latest on this year’s highly anticipated pulp convention in Chicago:

The first pulp convention of the year, the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, is now only 3 months away! To be held on May 1 – May 3, 2009, we’re returning to last year’s hotel, the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center (in the suburbs of Chicago). Windy City has been the largest pulp convention in the country the past few years, with over 125 dealer tables and over 400 attendees last year. To date we’ve sold around 100 tables, and if our pattern of the last few years holds, we anticipate selling out of tables in late February.

For our ninth show, we’re returning to last year’s hotel, the Westin Lombard, in the West suburbs of Chicago.  The Westin is a new hotel, located about 20 minutes SW of O’Hare Airport and about a half hour West of Midway Airport.  Room rates are $104/night (to get the con rate, you must book by 5:00 p.m. on April 9, 2009!).  Parking is free.  The hotel is in the midst of a shopping and restaurant corridor – it’s adjacent (within walking distance) to Yorktown Mall and about a mile from Oak Brook Shopping Center.  For those with families, it’s also only 7 miles from the Brookfield Zoo, one of the nation’s top zoos.  Movie theaters are also a short walk away.  And if you like to gamble, the Aurora River Boat is about 10 miles away.  If you are flying in and not renting a car, please check the website for details on various cab companies and shuttle services that offer fixed price transportation to and from the hotel.  Please mention the con when booking rooms.

As always, you can check the con’s website for updates and registration information and forms. We hope to see you in Chicago in May at pulp fandom’s largest party.


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