PULP ARK 2012 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT WINNER ANNOUNCED
As first announced on PULPED (www.pulped.libsyn.com) today, the Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient for 2012 has been selected. Tommy Hancock, partner in Pro Se Productions, the sponsor of PULP ARK, the Official New Pulp Convention as well as the founder and organizer of Pulp Ark, reported to PULPED! host Ron Fortier that the selection process for the Lifetime Achievement Award, established in 2011, had been completed and a recipient named.
Although 11 other Pulp Ark Awards that will be given at Pulp Ark 2012 were selected by public nomination and then voting of those who nominated, the process for selecting the Lifetime Achievement winner was different. Ten people considered to be involved in the New Pulp Movement significantly at this point were invited to participate on the Lifetime Achievement Selection Committee. Each of these Committee members were given an opportunity to nominate three people for the Award. The top three from these nominations were then placed on a ballot and the Committee voted from that ballot. The members of the Committee included, Hancock, Barry Reese, Derrick Ferguson, Ron Fortier, Bobby Nash, Art Sippo, Van Plexico, Matt Moring, Michael Brown, and Joe Gentile.
To qualify for the recognition, a person must have been heavily involved in Pulp in some capacity significantly for at least ten years and had a known impact on Pulp. According to Hancock, the recipient of this year’s Pulp Ark Lifetime Achievement Award is Howard Hopkins.
Known for his ability to work in multiple genres as well as his absolute love for all things Pulp, Howard first came to the notice of many Pulp fans as the publisher of Golden Perils, one of the first and premier Pulp fanzines. Hopkins’ publishing career involved many stories in many genres and included him working not only as a writer, but as a Pulp historian and an Editor.
This award will be given posthumously as Hopkins passed away suddenly on January 12, 2012. “This recognition,” Hancock acknowledged, “is well deserved. Nominated last year, Howard was the fifth highest nominated in 2011 for the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award. One needs simply to look at the voluminous list of fiction as well as non fiction and editing Howard did to see that this award is the least that he is worthy of. Many of us have learned how to better our craft because of Howard. And we will continue to learn from him for years to come.”
The award will be given to Howard’s wife, Dominique, on her husband’s behalf. The Awards Ceremony will be held during Pulp Ark 2012 on Saturday, April 21, 2012.
For further information on this award or Pulp Ark, contact Hancock at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.pulpark.blogspot.com
Following is a Bibliography of Howard Hopkins’ work-
Author of 40+ horror/western/comics fiction books, numerous published short stories, including stories in The Spider Chronicles with John Jakes, The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes & Captain Midnight. Co-editor of The Avenger Chronicles.
Robert Hale, Ltd.: Western Novels
Ulverscroft/F.A. Thorpe: Western Novels
Dancing Willow Press:
Atlantic Bridge Publications:
Golden Perils Press:
Non-fiction: The Gray Nemesis, Shadowed Pages, The Black Bat History, Secret Agent X History, 40 issues of Golden Perils Magazine (editor/writer, 20 print/20 electronic)
Students of the Unusual: (Comic book anthology) “Strangler”
The Spider Chronicles #1: “Death Reign of the zombie Queen”
Books/Magazines for various publishers:
Weird Western Tales: “Night of the Crimson Moon”
As well as: