10/01/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
The 2005 Windy City Pulp and Paperback Convention will be held from
Friday, April 22, 2005, through Sunday, April 24, 2005. Pulps and vintage science fiction paperbacks will be for sale, as well as original vintage science fiction art.
In addition, of interest to science fiction fans will be our original art display and Saturday evening auction, featuring items from the Munsey and Popular Publications files.
This year's art show (open Saturday and Sunday) will include a display of science fiction art by Chicago-based artist Harold McCauley. One of the top sf artists of the 1940s and 1950s, McCauley worked first for the Ziff-Davis chain of magazines before moving to digests such as IMAGINATION and OTHER WORLDS in the 1950s. Few could draw women like McCauley, and he's still perhaps best remembered today for his Mac Girl.
His wife and daughters will be attending the convention in connection with a display of over 20 McCauley originals being planned for the art show. Originals by other science fiction and fantasy artists - such as J. Allen St. John, Frank Kelly Freas, Ed Emshwiller, Virgil Finlay and Edd Cartier - will also be on display at the con.
Their Saturday evening auction will feature part two of the Munsey/Popular Publications Auction - an assortment of one-of-a-kind items from the Munsey and Popular files. A more complete list is available on their website; highlights include:
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