Thursday, June 5, 2014

Modern ephemera: Advertising cards for summer fan conventions

Earlier this week, Joan contributed some modern-day ephemera to the blog. Now it's my turn.

These advertising cards for some fan conventions in the Northeast this summer also double as gorgeous works of art.

A half-century from now, I'm sure there will be people with prized collections of these glossy cards. Maybe I will tuck these inside a book for some future ephemeraologist to stumble upon.

As an added bonus, you can still attend all of these cons, if you wish...

Monster Bash
"The Classic Monster Conference" is being held June 20-22 in Mars, Pennsylvania, and guests will include MST3K's Joel Hodgson, Judith O'Dea and Tom Savini.

This celebration of science fiction's golden year of 1939 will be held August 7-10 in Columbus, Ohio. If you are thrilled by the idea of tables upon tables stacked with detective magazines, science-fiction digests, vintage paperbacks and comic books, this is the place for you.

The Great Allentown Comic Con
This pop-culture cavalcade is slated for July 12 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. If you've ever wanted to meet the second Yellow Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, here's your chance, as Karan Ashley (her name is misspelled on this card) will be there.

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