Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Ruby Files co-creator and author, Bobby Nash was on hand for the Pulp Ark Awards to pick up the award for Best New Pulp Character, an honor which went to Rick Ruby as well as Bobby's own win for Best Author.

Bobby shared some thoughts and photos from the trip.

Take it away, Bobby...

I just returned from a long weekend trip to the wilds of Arkansas for the 2013 Pulp ark Convention. Spearheaded by Tommy Hancock and Pro Se Productions, this was Pulp Ark's third year. I was also at the first show, but missed the second.

Originally, I thought I wasn't going to be able to attend this year either, but an 11th hour decision had me zooming up the interstate Friday evening. As a result, I was only there a short time, arriving Saturday afternoon and leaving Sunday morning, but I packed a lot of good times in that short window.

I should state up front that I am notoriously bad for remembering names. Couple that with a lack of much sleep and it gets even worse, so if I forget anyone, please understand there is no slight intended, my brain just hasn't fired the right neurons for me to recall names yet. :) Reminders are always helpful.
Short Story vs. Novel panel

First off, it's always great seeing Tommy Hancock, one of New Pulp's most strident cheerleaders. Together with Bumper Fullers, Tommy puts on a heckuva show. Here's a few of the folks I had a great time chatting with over the weekend. Again, if I forget anyone, please forgive me. Paul Bishop (for whom I am currently working on a Fight Card novel), Martin Powell, Dr. Art Sippo (who also interviewed me for a Pulp Ark segment on The Book Cave podcast), Keith (KEZ) Wilson, David White, Gary Phillips, Carlin Stuart, Allan Gilbreath, Kimberly Richardson, Lance Stahlberg, Joseph Lamere, Terry Alexander, Morgan Minor, Tracy Morris, M. Keaton, Selina Rosen, and so many more.

Bobby gets Pulped.
You can see the schedule of panels here. I was a last minute addition and sat in on some panels Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

I was honored to accept the Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character: Rick Ruby, which was co-created by myself and Sean Taylor. I also accepted the award for Best Anthology/Collection for Green Hornet Still at Large on Moonstone's behalf. Finally, I accepted the Pulp Ark Award for Best Author, which I was completely surprised to be nominated for, much less win.

Tommy Hancock, Bobby Nash, & awards
Here are some photos from the event.  I know there are some other photos taken of the Pulp Ark Awards ceremony so I will post those when they become available.

Thanks again to Tommy Hancock for inviting me to the convention. I had a blast and look forward to returning to Pulp Ark again.


Click on images for a larger view.
Bobby's awards (still sealed)
Author Martin Powell

Author, Publisher, and all around fun guy, Allan Gilbreath

Author Gary Phillips shows off Black Pulp

Bobby boards The Pulp Ark

Short Story vs. Novel panel.
Tommy Hancock leads off the Pulp Ark Awards

Getting my photo taken

After Bobby's acceptance speech (Yes. he kept it short).

Comic Book panel.

Yes. Bobby talks with my hands.

Bobby Nash with his awards.

A fun panel. Talking short story vs. novel writing.

More from the Pulp Ark Awards

Tommy Hancock and Morgan Minor head up the charity auction.

Ruby Files co-creator, Bobby Nash at Pulp Ark

Not Kerry Gammill {Keith (KEZ) Wilson}

On the con floor

Stuart Bergman

On the con floor

The hotel

Winner: Best New Pulp Character
Bobby Nash shows off his two Pulp Ark Awards

And here are some new banner ads made to spotlight the win.

Saturday, April 13, 2013


Congratulations to The Ruby Files artist, Rob Moran on his Pulp Factory Award Win For Best Interior Illustrations for THE RUBY FILES Vol. 1, published by Airship 27 Productions.


For the fourth consecutive year, the Pulp Factory Awards were presented at this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention.

These awards are given to the best in new pulp fiction and art published during the previous year as voted on by the 111 members of the Pulp Factory; an internet group made up of pulp writers, artists, editors, publishers and dedicated fans.

Writer William Patrick Maynard and artist Rob Davis once again co-hosted the award presentations, handing out the sculptured trophies done in the shape of a quill pen set against factory-like gears.

The pen represents both writers and artists, the gears paying homage to the assembly-line production of the old pulps of the 1930s.

This year’s winners for the best in fiction and art for 2012 were:

For Best Pulp Novel –
THE LONE RANGER – VENDETTA by the late Howard Hopkins, published by Moonstone Books.

For Best Pulp Short Story –
"The Ghoul" by Ron Fortier from the anthology, “Monster Aces,” published by Pro Se Productions.

For Best Pulp Cover –
Joe Devito for THE INFERNAL BUDDHA published Altus Press.

For Best Interior Illustrations –
Rob Moran for THE RUBY FILES published by Airship 27 Productions.

This year’s preliminary nominations and final ballot represented a total of twelve New Pulp Fiction publishers.

The Pulp Factory membership congratulates all the winners for their exceptional work.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

The Ruby Files Team