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On 11/29/2021 at 11:30 PM, Joshua33 said:

That's a very good question. I have heard nothing in a while. There are still many who believe such a thing will never happen. 

I have been told by more than one source that it's scheduled for 2022.  Whether that is next month, or next December, I don't know.  I know they need to build a database for their labels (I was asked to help, but unfortunately I don't have an index or art/authors for every issue, and it's not in a format they could use anyway).  The Galactic Central website has most of this, but again, whether it's in any kind of downloadable format useful to CGC  I can't say.  It will be a huge task, regardless. But then, comics would have been a much larger task (pulps don't have ongoing new releases or endless variants) and they did that.

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On 12/1/2021 at 6:55 AM, Bookery said:

I have been told by more than one source that it's scheduled for 2022.  Whether that is next month, or next December, I don't know.  I know they need to build a database for their labels (I was asked to help, but unfortunately I don't have an index or art/authors for every issue, and it's not in a format they could use anyway).  The Galactic Central website has most of this, but again, whether it's in any kind of downloadable format useful to CGC  I can't say.  It will be a huge task, regardless. But then, comics would have been a much larger task (pulps don't have ongoing new releases or endless variants) and they did that.

Interestingly enough, I called CGC yesterday to find out when they will be grading pulps... I won't betray the employees name which I spoke to, but that employee put me on hold for a while, went and checked with multiple sources and came back on the line stating this "we do not have any plans to grade pulp magazines at this time". So I asked "does that mean NEVER, or not any time soon?" They replied "it's not in the plans right now for us". 

Maybe the buyout that happened post interview changed their plans? I have no idea... a secondary check of this information, or any response from somebody else with knowledge on this situation would be greatly appreciated. 

Let's figure this thing out. It's a big deal.

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On 12/1/2021 at 5:39 PM, Joshua33 said:

From what I could gather, (and no finite dates were given, nor are they even close to known quantities) I would not expect pulps to see grading in the 2022 calendar year... that much is almost as certain as death and taxes.

As far as when?... I'd say 2 to 3 years from now is probably a safe assumption. I do believe it will happen. Just not anytime soon. :violin:

The information posted here regarding the current stage of our development for pulp certification is incorrect. While we don’t have a firm date established for the pulp launch, it will be in 2022, and hopefully sooner than later.

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On 12/9/2021 at 9:13 AM, CGC Mike said:

The information posted here regarding the current stage of our development for pulp certification is incorrect. While we don’t have a firm date established for the pulp launch, it will be in 2022, and hopefully sooner than later.

Just relaying what I was told.

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On 12/9/2021 at 11:13 AM, CGC Mike said:

The information posted here regarding the current stage of our development for pulp certification is incorrect. While we don’t have a firm date established for the pulp launch, it will be in 2022, and hopefully sooner than later.

There's no rush, take your time.  Make sure you guys really sort out all the considerations and get it right.  If it takes 4, 5, or even 10 years, no problem.  (thumbsu

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