Pulp Convention Celebrates Edgar Rice Burroughs

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From Chicago Sun Times. 1912 was a very good year for fledgling pulp novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs, who saw his first two creations, “Tarzan of the Apes” and “John Carter of Mars,” passionately embraced by the readers of All Story Magazine.

And, of course, though the late Burroughs might be a bit surprised to know it, his creations are still going strong a century later, as evidenced by this year’s mega-budget Disney adventure “John Carter.” While the film fizzled in the U.S., its international reception has been welcoming, and possibly strong enough to merit a sequel, after home video sales are tallied.

All of which underscores the significance of pulp-fiction grand master Burroughs being honored on the centenary of his first publications, April 27-29, at the 12th annual Windy City Pulp and Paper convention in Lombard.

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