lesbian pulp and the lavender universe: April 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

LavenderPulp at the Rainbow Book Fair

This year's 6th Annual LGBT Rainbow Book Fair was a blast. It was great to meet new people, see old friends, and talk about Vintage lesbian pulp fiction books. There were more women vendors this year as well as attendees. Bravo to all who came out (!?!) in the rain. Here are snippets of some conversations:

"I've tried to read lesbian pulp fiction as ebooks but it's not the same, I want to be able to hold the actual book in my hand"

"I used to read them in my bathroom"

"We learned about these in women's studies classes but to see the actual vintage books is so different! Which one is the most sexy?"

"When I was young I had a huge collection under my bed"

During the day, there were several special moments, I had a talk with one lesbian pulp fan who was starting her collection over because of a house fire, and then another because her books were thrown out. There was also one avid reader who selected two of the classics and planned to have them read by the end of the weekend (did you?). A gay man remembered his mother having a large collection. The LavenderPulp table was next to the same publisher as last year and we got to have a few laughs before he rushed to get the train back to Washington DC.

There were several new books being announced including 'Manning Up' about transexual men. Besides a great lineup of readings and panels, there was a last minute surprise addition to the schedule: several lgbtqi teenagers from Hetrick Martin read their works. 

Until next year.

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