Sunday, February 26, 2017

Pulp Factory Awards 2017 Ballot! Anyone can vote!!

This was just announced today (Sunday). Very excited for Chris, as well as for me!
Anyone can vote!
--Van


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALLOT FOR PULP FACTORY AWARDS OFFICIALLY RELEASED; VOTING NOW OPEN UNTIL 3/21/2017
AWARDS TO BE GIVEN OUT AT WINDY CITY PULP & PAPER CONVENTION, APRIL 21
Lombard, Illinois – February 26, 2017

With April’s Windy City Pulp and Paper approaching fast, the ballot for the 2017 Pulp Factory Awards – to be handed out at the conference – has just opened up for voting by the reading public.

The ballot can be found online at http://bit.ly/2lJHFrl

Voters have until Tuesday, March 21 to vote. You may vote in as many of the five categories as you wish, but you are limited to one vote per category. We are again using electronic ballot via Google forms.

Nominees in each category are as follows:

BEST PULP NOVEL
·         Captain Hazzard: Custer’s Ghost by Ron Fortier (Airship 27)
·         Dead Man’s Melody by Fred Adams, Jr. (Airship 27)
·         Motor City Manhunt by R.A. Jones and Michael Vance (Airship 27)
·         Sentinels, Vol 8: The Dark Crusade by Van Allen Plexico (White Rocket Books)
·         Sherlock Holmes: The Picture of Innocence by Chuck Miller (Airship 27)
·         Tales of the Bagman, Vol 3 by BC Bell (Airship 27)
·         Wings of the Golden Dragon by Barbara Doran (Airship 27)
BEST PULP COVER
·         Companion Dragons Tales, Vol 3: Copper's Choice by Michael Hegedus (Pro Se)
·         Phantom Detective, Vol 1 by Pat Carbajal (Airship 27)
·         Rick Lai’s Major Sabbath by Pat Carbajal (Airship 27)
·         Sentinels: The Dark Crusade by Chris Kohler (White Rocket Books)
·         Sinbad: The New Voyages, Vol 5 by Terry Pavlet (Airship 27)
·         The Towers of Metropolis by Michael Kaluta (Airship 27)
·         Wings of the Golden Dragon by Rob Davis (Airship 27)

BEST PULP SHORT STORY
·         “Circle of Despair” by Gene Moyers (Phantom Detective Vol 1; Airship 27)
·         “Cowboy of the Dakotas” by Gordon Dymowski (Pulpternative; Pro Se)
·         “Lord Pemberton's Adjustment Service” by David Michelinie (Singularity: Rise of the Posthumans; Pro Se)
·         “Mysteries of the Buried God” by I.A. Watson (Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 8; Airship 27)

BEST PULP INTERIOR ILLUSTRATIONS
·         Rob Davis for Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Vol 8 (Airship 27)
·         Rob Davis for Sherlock Holmes: Picture of Innocence (Airship 27)
·         Chris Kohler for Sentinels, Vol 8: The Dark Crusade (White Rocket Books)
·         James Lyle for Domino Lady, Vol 2 (Airship 27)

BEST PULP ANTHOLOGY
·         The Phantom Detective Vol 1 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
·         Quatermain the New Adventures Vol 2 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
·         Rick Lai’s Major Sabbath Vol 1 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
·         Sherlock Holmes, Consulting Detective, Vol 8 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
·         Singularity: Rise of the Post Humans (Jaime Ramos, ed; Pro Se)
·         The Towers of Metropolis Vol. 1 (Ron Fortier, ed.; Airship 27)
·         When the Shadow Sees the Sun: Creators Surviving Depression (Multiple editors; Pro Se)

After March 21, the committee will tally all of the electronic votes via http://bit.ly/2lJHFrl
and the winners will be announced at the Windy City Pulp and Paper Convention on April 21, 2017.

Questions and concerns should be directed to PulpAwards@gmail.com. This will insure a more prompt response than reaching out to individual committee members.

Thank you for your interest, and looking forward to your votes!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Some of Chris Kohler's Artwork for Sentinels 8: The Dark Crusade


For the consideration of those nominating the 2017 Pulp Factory Awards, here are Chris Kohler's interior illustrations from SENTINELS (vol 8): THE DARK CRUSADE:


The book is available here:


Monday, January 02, 2017

My Top 50 Favorite Movies of All Time, as of Jan 1 2017

My annual (Jan 1) completely revised and updated Top Fifty Favorite Movies list, as of January 1, 2017. (I have removed all James Bond films and given them their own rankings list elsewhere. Soon I will do the same with Marvel movies from this list, but for now they are still included.) Just a little movement from last year's list, but a change at the top. 1. Star Wars 2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 3. The Avengers 4. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 5. The 13th Warrior 6. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 7. Last of the Mohicans 8. Ice Station Zebra 9. Serenity 10. Casablanca 11. Kingdom of Heaven 12. Gandhi 13. Babe 14. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (US) 15. Star Trek: The Motion Picture 16. Ocean's 11 (2001) 17. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 18. Lawrence of Arabia 19. Dead Again 20. Payback 21. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 22. Henry V (1989) 23. The Crow 24. North by Northwest 25. Die Hard 26. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 27. A Bridge Too Far 28. Captain America: Civil War 29. V for Vendetta 30. Captain America: Winter Soldier 31. The Outlaw Josey Wales 32. Avengers: Age of Ultron 33. Iron Man 34. Tombstone 35. Thor 36. John Carter 37. Where Eagles Dare 38. 2010 39. Blade Runner 40. Highlander 41. The Big Red One 42. The Guns of Navarone 43. The Lincoln Lawyer 44. The Revenant 45. The Name of the Rose 46. Predator 47. King Rat 48. Hero 49. White 50. Aliens

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