20
Aug
2015

REHF to introduce new membership levels

Posted by Chris Gruber in Uncategorized   

 

 

Become an Official REHF Member

The REH Foundation is introducing new membership levels.

  • Regular – FREE
  • Supporting – $9.99
  • Friend of REH – $49
  • Legacy Circle – $99

There will be new exclusive members’ only content on the website. Sign up for the free membership to get email updates and news or help the Foundation reach its goals by selecting one of our other select memberships.

** Become a member now! **

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14
Apr
2015

2015 REH Foundation Awards Winners

Posted by Rob Roehm in Events   

[EDIT: This post was updated to show the winners.]

BLANK-AWARD

Members of the Robert E. Howard Foundation have selected the winners of the REH Foundation Awards for Outstanding Achievement in REH Studies in 2014. The nominees were selected by the Legacy Circle at the beginning of April, and now the entire membership has chosen the winners. Ballots were sent and returned before midnight on May 3. The winners were announced at Howard Days in June.

For the BIG list that our nominees were selected from, click here.

REHF AWARDS

Members voted for one (1) candidate in each category:

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book By a Single Author
(for the purposes of this award, a book is any publication which is perfect-bound and over 50 pages)

WINNER: PARSONS, DEKE – J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy (McFarland 2014)

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Anthology

No Eligible Nominee

 

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year. Short interviews, speeches, book introductions, short reviews and other minor works do not count.)

BREAKIRON, LEE– “The Cromlechers: The Story of the First Scholarly Robert E. Howard Journal.” The Dark Man Vol. 7, No. 2, December 2014

RICHTER, LARRY – “The Least of Bob Howard.” The Dark Man Vol. 7, No. 2, December 2014

WINNER: SHANKS, JEFFREY – “What the Thak?: Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Works.” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 17, June 2014.

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)
(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year. Short interviews, speeches, short reviews and other minor works do not count.)

BREAKIRON, LEE – “A Cimmerian Worthy of the Name” (5 parts) The Nemedian Chroniclers #15, REH Electronic Amateur Press Association

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “I Put a Spell on You: Howard’s Conjure and Voodoo Stories.” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

WINNER: ROEHM, ROB – “The Legend of the Trunk (8 parts)” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Here Was Ragnarok, The Fall of the Gods (3 parts)” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

HALL, MARK—The Dark Man Vol. 7, No. 2, December 2014

WINNER: SASSER, DAMON—REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 17

 

The Venarium —Emerging Scholar
(The following candidates have begun making significant contributions to Howard scholarship through publications and/or presentations. Besides the contributions listed here, each of the nominees was active behind the scenes in 2014, preparing various publications, projects, and presentations for 2015.)

DERIE, BOBBY – Had a significant section on Howard in his book Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos

FRIBERG, BEN – Contributed an essay on “Pigeons from Hell” to the TGR blog.

WINNER: KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – Contributed an essay to the TGR blog on Howard’s use of Voodoo

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website
(Eligible candidates are limited to internet sites with static content and material that is primarily devoted to scholarship on the life and works of Robert E. Howard. Websites must have been updated with new content at least once in the previous calendar year. Non-static social media like Facebook and Twitter would not be eligible.)

WINNER: SASSER, DAMON, et al. – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Website and Blog)

BARRETT, BARBARA, AND BILL CAVALIER – Robert E. Howard United Press Association (Website and Blog)

BREAKIRON, LEE, FRANK COFFMAN, GARY ROMEO, AND SCOTT SHEAFFER – The Robert E. Howard Electronic Amateur Press Association(Website and Blog)

THOM, BILL – Howard Works (Website)

GOLD, ERIK, PAUL MCNAMEE, DEUCE RICHARDSON, AND PETE RONCOLI – The Official Robert E. Howard Forum (Internet Forum)

 

The Black River—Special Achievement
(The following eligible candidates have produced or contributed something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

BARRETT, BARBARA – For her weekly “REH Word of the Week” series at the REHupa and Official Robert E. Howard Forum websites.

WINNER: CHACZYK, ED – Organizing and promoting the online drive to raise money for repairs to the Robert E. Howard house.

FRIBERG, BEN – Howard Days Panels (videos)

KAHN, RACHEL – For By Crom! an autobiographical comic strip, which features Conan the Cimmerian as her spirit guide.

 

The Rankin—artistic Achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work
(Art must have made its first public published appearance in the previous calendar year.)

WINNER: GIANNI, TOM: Cover art for Fists of Iron, Round Three (REHF Press)

GIORELLO, TOMAS and JOSE VILLARRUBIA: Cover and interior artwork for adaptation of “The Hour of the Dragon” King Conan: The Conqueror issues 1-6 (Dark Horse).

PETERS, MICHAEL L – Cover art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 17 depicting “Red Nails”

 

The Black Circle– Lifetime Achievement (at least 20 years)
(Given only sporadically as warranted, The Black Circle of Howard Fandom constitutes entering a highly select group of luminaries. To appear on this ballot, nominees must have at least twenty documented years in Howard fandom and receive at least 25% of all votes cast in a past year nominating cycle. The resulting nominees are put on the ballot for a winner-take-all vote. In years where no one has earned a place on the ballot, no award is given. Awards given posthumously will go to the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.)

WINNER: WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

 

Black Circle Award – 2014 nominees
(To appear on next year’s ballot, nominees must have at least twenty documented years in Howard fandom and receive at least 25% of all votes cast in this nominating cycle. The resulting nominees are put on the ballot for a winner-take-all vote. In years where no one has earned a place on the ballot, no award is given. Awards given posthumously will go to the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.)

BLOSSER, FRED
CERASINI, MARC
De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)
HOFFMAN, CHARLES
LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)
THOMAS, ROY

Current Members of the Black Circle
Glenn Lord (2004)
Rusty Burke (2006)
Don Herron (2006)
Novalyne Price Ellis (2007)
Bill Cavalier (2011)
Dennis McHanney (2012)
Damon Sasser (2013)
Patrice Louinet (2014)

20
Mar
2015

Nominations

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

BLANK-AWARD

The Nomination Ballot for this year’s REH Foundation Awards has been sent out to members of the Legacy Circle. Nominations are due by April 5. The nominees will then be placed on a final ballot and the entire membership of the REH Foundation will determine the winners.

20
Feb
2015

Round 4 Now Available

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise, News   

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The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Fists of Iron, Round 4, the final volume of a four-volume series that presents the Collected Boxing Fiction of Robert E. Howard. This volume features the collected Kid Allison stories and measures in at 347 pages (plus introductory material). It will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, with the first printing limited to 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by Mark Finn. The book is expected to ship in late-March 2015. [Now shipping.]

Price and Numbering

The price for volume 4 is $40 for REHF members, $44 for non-members, plus shipping. To guarantee that you receive volumes with the same number, order the complete set. Members pay $165, plus shipping; non-members pay $182, plus shipping. The price for Volume 1, the largest book in the collection, is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members, plus shipping. Volumes 2 through 4 are somewhat smaller, and cost $40 apiece for REHF members, $44 apiece for non-members. (How to become a member? See here.)

If ordering one at a time, we cannot guarantee that volume numbers will match (we will, of course, hold used numbers as long as possible).

Shipping (rates updated as of 02/20/15)

If ordering only one book, include one of the following shipping costs:

Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $4
Domestic via USPS Priority: $10
Canada via Global Priority: $34
Australia via Global Priority: $50
Europe via Global Priority: $44
UK via Global Priority: $52

If ordering all four books in one package, include the following shipping cost:

Flat-Rate Priority in U.S.A. = $13
Flat-Rate Priority to Canada = $43
Flat-Rate Priority to Australia = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to Europe = $62
Flat-Rate Priority to UK = $62

Insurance to any US location is $2 extra when shipping a single book, or $3.05 for the set. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority; insurance on Flat-Rate Priority (for the set) is an additional $4.75. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, www.paypal.com. Send the appropriate amount to paypal@rehfpress.com. Be sure to include a note explaining your order and shipping option. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents:

Intro: “A Boy and His Dog” by Mark Finn

Kid Allison:
The Man with the Mystery Mitts
Kid Galahad
College Socks
The Wild Cat and the Star
Fighting Nerves (Kid Allison version)

Mike Dorgan and Bill McGlory:
The House of Peril
One Shanghai Night
The Tomb of the Dragon

Other Tales:
The Sign of the Snake
The Fighting Fury
Fighting Nerves (Jim O’Donnel version)
Fists of the Desert
Fists of the Revolution

Miscellanea:
The Jinx
Fistic Psychology
The Drawing Card
Untitled fragment (“Huh,” I was so . . .)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Allison version)
A Tough Nut to Crack (Clarney version)
One Shanghai Night – synopsis
Untitled notes (Knute Hansen)

The Lord of the Ring, (part 4), by Patrice Louinet

19
Feb
2015

Like us on Facebook

Posted by Rob Roehm in News, Research   

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Every once in a while, when comparing a text to Howard’s typescript or looking into historical documents or publications, some interesting little item pops up: a transcription error, a new line of poetry, a previously unrecorded factoid. If the item is significant enough, we’ll usually announce it somewhere, or write it up in our Newsletter, but what about all those other, little things?

Starting this week, and from time to time as they occur, we’ll be posting these little curiosities to our Facebook page. The first installment features a new line discovered in Howard’s “The Wandering Years.” And we’ve got several items related to the poetry lined up for the weeks to come.

That’s right, Howard fanatics, previously unpublished Robert E. Howard, lines and words of it, will appear here: https://www.facebook.com/REH.Foundation. No membership required; all you have to do is like us.

10
Feb
2015

Round 4

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

Fists_4_web

Pre-orders coming soon . . .

8
Jan
2015

Index and Addenda

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

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The Robert E. Howard Foundation Press is proud to present this long-awaited index to the three-volume The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard. Compiled by Bobby Derie, author of Sex and the Cthulhu Mythos, with a foreword and annotations by REHF Award-winning author Jeffrey Shanks, this important reference work provides a much-needed tool for researchers studying the correspondence of the father of sword and sorcery and the creator of Conan the Cimmerian. Also included are seventeen letters by Howard newly discovered since the publication of The Collected Letters, including several drafts of letters to H. P. Lovecraft, all wrapped up in fine cover by Jim & Ruth Keegan. This index is a must-have for fans and scholars wishing to explore the fascinating epistolary corpus of one of the greatest fantasy adventure writers of the 20th century.

Prices

This volume is only available in paperback. $15.25 for REHF Members, $16.95 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.) Non-members should order directly from Create Space.

Shipping

Shipping options for a single volume:

U.S. Expedited: $11.50
U.S. Standard: $4

European Priority: $15
European Standard: $5

Combined shipping with other REHF Press items is not available. As a print-on-demand title, the book must be printed before it ships. This process usually takes around five days. Remember to add these days to your shipping time.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Contents

Foreword by Jeffrey Shanks

Additional Letters by Robert E. Howard

To Tevis Clyde Smith, ca. June, 1925 (“Know all men …”)
To Farnsworth Wright, August 21, 1925 (“I am preparing a mss. …”)
To Merlin Wand, date stamped May 26, 1928 (“CONTACTS …”)
To John Wasso, undated, unsent (“There is a good deal of justice …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“Seems that you owe me …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“’The real reason,’ said John L. Sullivan …”)
To Harold Preece, postcard from Piedras Negras, ca.  June 1928 (no text)
To Tevis Clyde Smith, undated, unsent (“Show this to Truett …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I’m writing mainly …”)
To unknown recipient, undated, unsent (“I do not remember who …”)
To Alvin P. Bradford, ca. January 1930, unsent (“You’ll have to pardon …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. July 1, 1930 (“Admittedly, your theories …”)
To Fort Worth Bank, carbon, June 17, 1933 (“I enclose deposits slips …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, early draft , ca. July 1933 (“You have frequently warned …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, later draft, ca. July 1933 (“[. . .] The writer intimated …”)
To H. P. Lovecraft, draft, ca. January 1935 (“[. . .] As for my alleged …”)
To Dime Sports Magazine, published June 1936 (“Name: Robert Ervin Howard …”)

Author’s Note on Index
Index to The Collected Letters of Robert E. Howard
List of Howard’s Correspondents
Lists of Howard’s Plays and Poetry

5
Nov
2014

Swords of the North

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

Now Shipping!

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There is a clear self-consistency among all of Howard’s tales which will readily demonstrate that underlying it all is a coherent vision of a fictional history of the world and mankind, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s term a “secondary” world, internally consistent, full of strangeness and wonder, “free from the domination of observed fact,” yet quite credible, a world rooted in the familiar if populated with the unfamiliar, a world that combines the ordinary with the extraordinary. Just as Tolkien’s “Arda” is our Earth, so too is Howard’s world.

-from Rusty Burke’s introduction

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Swords of the North, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s Celtic/Viking adventure stories. The book checks in at 540 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited first-print quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Aaron Miller and introduction by Rusty Burke. This volume marks the first publication of the fragment that begins with, “Between berserk battle rages,” which features Cormac Mac Art’s partner, Wulfhere Skull-splitter. It also collects for the first time in one volume all of the James Allison stories and fragments, both incomplete drafts of “The Temple of Abomination,” and other rarities. The book is now shipping. Order yours today.

Prices

Swords of the North is $45 for REHF Members, $50 for non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? Look here.)

Shipping

Shipping options for a single volume:

Domestic via USPS Priority: $9
Domestic via USPS Book Rate: $3
Canada via Global Priority: $33
Australia via Global Priority: $46
Europe via Global Priority: $46

Purchasing more than one book? For combined shipping prices, click here.

Insurance to any U.S. location is $3 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available with 1st Class, but is automatically included in Global Priority. All books will be securely packed. REH FOUNDATION PRESS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOSS BY THE POST OFFICE. PURCHASE INSURANCE IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO TAKE THE RISK. Those wishing to ship via some other carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) will need to contact us at info@rehfoundation.org to make arrangements and determine costs.

Ordering and payment

To order, pay directly via PayPal to paypal@rehfpress.com, via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order sent to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 2641, Sugar Land, TX, 77478-2641. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate, and that the total price includes correct shipping and insurance (if wanted). NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS.

Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at info@rehfoundation.org.

Numbering

If you desire a specific number, please notify us with your order, and we will do our best to accommodate your preference. Those not requesting specific numbers will receive lowest numbers available. Those wishing to obtain numbers to match other REHFP volumes they have purchased should let us know as soon as possible.

Contents

Night Falls on Asgard, introduction by Rusty Burke

 Swords of the North

Niflheim (verse)
The Frost King’s Daughter (Amra version)
The Valley of the Worm
The Garden of Fear
Marchers of Valhalla
“Feach Air Muir Lionadhi Gealach Buidhe Mar Or” (verse)
The People of the Dark
An Echo From the Iron Harp (verse)
Kings of the Night
Swords of the Northern Sea
The Night of the Wolf
Delenda Est
The Ballad of King Geraint (verse)
The Song of the Last Briton (verse)
Memories of Alfred (verse)
Dreaming on Downs (verse)
The Song of Horsa’s Galley (verse)
Song before Clontarf (verse)
The Grey God Passes
The Dark Man
The Gods of Bal-Sagoth
The Outgoing of Sigurd the Jerusalem-Farer  (verse)
Marching Song of Connacht (verse)
The Skull in the Clouds (verse)
The Ghost in the Doorway
Black Michael’s Story (verse)
Dermod’s Bane
The Cairn on the Headland
Black Harps in the Hills (verse)

Appendix 1 – James Allison

Brachan the Kelt
Genseric’s Son
The Guardian of the Idol
Akram the Mysterious

Appendix 2 – Cormac Mac Art

Tigers of the Sea
The Temple of Abomination, early draft
The Temple of Abomination, later draft
Untitled, “Between berserk battle rages”

Appendix 3 – Turlogh Dubh O’Brien

Untitled, “The Dane came in with a rush”
The Shadow of the Hun

Miscellanea

The King’s Service
Where Are Your Knights, Donn Othna? (verse)
No More the Serpent Prow (verse)
Untitled, “ ‘I,’ said Cuchulain”
The Harp of Alfred (verse)
Viking’s Vision (verse)
Thor’s Son (verse)
To Harry the Oliad Men (verse)
The Isle of Hy-Brasil (verse)
Heritage (1) (verse)
Singing Hemp (verse)
The Return of the Sea-Farer (verse)
Heritage (2) (verse)
Viking’s Trail (verse)
To a Friend (verse)
Twilight on Stonehenge (verse)
The House of Gael  (verse)

29
Oct
2014

Proof Pages

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

imageProof pages have arrived. Pre-orders should begin soon.

23
Oct
2014

The Northern Thing

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

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We may get one more out this year. Cover art by Aaron Miller.