26
Apr
2017

Presenting the 2017 REH Foundation Awards Nominees!

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in News   

We are proud to announce to official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works. The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation from an outstanding pool of eligible candidates and their contributions represent the best of the best. (Categories with more than 3 nominees represent a tie in the nomination voting)

All members of the REH Foundation including Regular (FREE) Members will be eligible to vote on these nominees to determine this year’s winners (with the exception of the Black Circle which requires a Premium membership). Voting deadline is May 10th! The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 9.

REH Foundation members click HERE to vote!

Not a member yet? Click HERE to sign up!

 

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)
(Books may be print or digital, must be a minimum of 50,000 words, and must be substantively devoted to the life and/or work of REH. Reprinted works without significant revisions are not eligible.)

PATRICK BURGER – On the Precipice of Fascism: The Mythic and the Political in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Publishing) – Link

 

The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)
(Books may be print or digital, must be a minimum of 50,000 words, and must be substantively devoted to the life and/or work of REH. Reprinted works without significant revisions are not eligible.)

[No eligible candidates]

 

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year and be substantive scholarly essays on the life and/or work of REH. Short pieces, interviews, reviews, trip reports, and other minor works do not count.)

MORGAN HOLMES —“The Wild Wild West of Robert E. Howard” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder #48 – Link

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “The Outsider Scholar: Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and Scholarly Identity” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

RICK LAI —“The Sinister Skelos: Robert E. Howard’s Demonic Wizard” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder #49-50 – Link

JEFFREY SHANKS – “Nameless Tribes and Races of Men: Anthropological World-Building in ‘Men of the Shadows’” – Skelos #1 – Link

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)
(Essays must have made their first public published appearance in the previous calendar year and be substantive scholarly essays on the life and/or work of REH. Short blog posts, speeches, reviews, trip reports, and other minor works do not count.)

BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard and the Amateur Press (5 Parts)” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

DIERK GUENTHER – “Gumshoes, Gats and Gals: Robert E. Howard’s Detective and Crime Stories” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog Link

PATRICE LOUINET – “’The Wright Hook’ (or, the origin of ‘Spear and Fang’)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

 

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar
(The following candidates have recently begun making significant contributions to Howard scholarship through publications and/or presentations over the past few years. Previous winners are not eligible)

GUENTHER, DIERK – Contributed to TGR blog; presented papers at PCA, ICFA, American Literature Society of Japan National Conference, and Glenn Lord Symposium

DANIEL LOOK – Contributed to TGR blog; presented papers at PCA, ICFA, and Glenn Lord Symposium

TODD VICK – Contributed essays to On an Underwood No. 5; Editor of On an Underwood No. 5 blog; presented paper at PCA and Glenn Lord Symposium

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website
(Eligible candidates are limited to internet sites with substantive 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.)

HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom) – Link

ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick) – Link

REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR BLOG (Damon Sasser) – Link

 

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

THE DARK MAN (Mark Hall) – Link

REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Damon Sasser) – Link

 

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia
(Eligible candidates have produced a multimedia or audio/visual work or series of works, such as videos, documentaries, podcasts, animation, etc. related to the life and work of REH)

JOSH ADKINS, LUKE DODD, and JON LARSON – The Cromcast (audio podcast) – Link

BEN FRIBERG – Howard Days Panels (videos) – Link

RANDALL LOBB, MARK HUSSEY, and ISAAC ELLIOT-FISHER – Chasing Conan (video interviews from the Riddle of Steel documentary) Link

 

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.)

FRANK COFFMAN, DIERK GUENTHER, DANIEL LOOK, JONAS PRIDA, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH paper session and panel at ICFA 2016.

DIERK GUENTHER – For giving a presentation on REH at the Annual National Conference 2016 of the American Literature Society of Japan in Okayama.

PATRICE LOUINET – For serving as adviser on the Conan board game from Monolith.

 

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.)

RICHARD BERNAL – Cover art for The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Volume 1Link

JIM & RUTH KEEGAN – Artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles] – Link

ADRIAN SMITH – Artwork for Conan boardgame by Monolith (depicting various REH characters) – Link

 

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement
(Individuals who have made significant and long-lasting contributions to REH scholarship, publishing, or the promotion of Howard’s life and works. Eligible candidates must have been publicly involved in Howard-related activities for a minimum of two decades.)

FRED BLOSSER

BILLIE RUTH LOVING  (posthumous)

DONALD A. WOLLHEIM (posthumous)

 

Fred Blosser is a longtime critic and commentator on the works of Robert E. Howard, beginning in 1970 with an essay in Glenn Lord’s The Howard Collector. For many fans, his essays in the back of Marvel’s Savage Sword of Conan were their introduction to non-fiction about Howard and his stories. He has authored numerous articles, reviews, and introductions over the years, including contributions to The Howard CollectorBarbarian ScrollThe Howard ReviewThe Dark ManThe Man from Cross PlainsTwo-Gun Bob, and Anniversary: A Tribute to Glenn Lord. Earlier this year he released a new ebook, Ar-I-E’ch and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction.

 

For many years Billie Ruth Loving was the head librarian at the Cross Plains Public Library. She was one of the founding members of Project Pride and in 1986 helped welcome fans to the very first Robert E. Howard Days. With the Cross Plains Library she assisted in purchasing the Howard House, then donated it to Project Pride in order to have a museum for fans visiting Cross Plains. Over the years she served as the unofficial caretaker of the house and museum and was the primary local historian on Howard and his life.

 

A prominent member of First Fandom in the 1930s and the original Hyborian Legion in the 1950s, Donald A. Wollheim  went on to become one of the 20th century’s most important publishers of fantasy and science fiction. In the three decades between Howard’s death and the Conan boom of the 1960s Wollheim was one of the few who kept Two-Gun Bob in print, first in fanzines, then in digests and paperbacks. His REH-related publications include the original publication of the “Hyborian Age” essay in Phantagraph (1936), the LANY Hyborian Age chapbook (1938), The New Hieroglyph (1944), multiple Avon Fantasy Reader digests with REH stories (1947-52), Conan the Conqueror  (Ace 1953), and Almuric (Ace 1964).

 

Current Members of the Black Circle:

Glenn Lord
Rusty Burke
Don Herron
Novalyne Price Ellis
Bill Cavalier
Dennis McHaney
Damon Sasser
Patrice Louinet
Karl Edward Wagner
Roy Thomas

The preliminary ballot for the 2017 REHF Awards has now been released. This ballot contains all of the eligible candidates for this year’s awards. REHF Legacy Members will choose three official Nominees in each of the categories from this list and those Nominees will be announced in a few weeks. From those three Nominees the full membership will vote for the winners who will be announced at Howard Days in June. Legacy Members will soon be receiving an email with voting instructions. Click on the link below for the full preliminary ballot.

2017 REH Foundation Awards Preliminary Ballot

 

2
Mar
2017

Pre-Order Volume 2

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise   

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 2. This volume collects the novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, as well as the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes–including Pike Bearfield and Buckner J. Grimes–all restored to the original text, where available.

This volume checks in at 414 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by James Reasoner; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of March. Pre-order yours today!

Price

The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)
Shipping (rates updated as of 10/14/09)

Shipping options

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 US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 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

Ordering

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

Make ’Em Laugh: Howard’s Humorous Westerns, introduction by James Reasoner

-Breckinridge Elkins
A Gent from Bear Creek (novel)

-Bearfield Elston
A Elston to the Rescue

-Buckner J. Grimes
Knife River Prodigal
A Man-Eating Jeopard
Ring-Tailed Tornado

-Pike Bearfield
A Gent from the Pecos
Gents on the Lynch
The Riot at Bucksnort
While the Smoke Rolled

-Miscellanea
West Is West
Mayhem and Taxes (unfinished)
The Peaceful Pilgrim
Letter: March 1935 (Byrne to Cooper)
Untitled Synopsis (Ring-Tailed Tornado)
Letter draft: April 21, 1936 (Howard to Byrne)
The Diablos Trail (unfinished)
Untitled Synopsis (A Gent from the Pecos)
Untitled Synopsis (Gents on the Lynch)
Untitled Synopsis (While the Smoke Rolled)

13
Jul
2016

The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins

Posted by Rob Roehm in Merchandise, News   

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The REH Foundation Press is proud to present The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Vol. 1. This volume collects all of the short story appearances of our favorite Bear Creek resident, all restored to the original text, where available. Volume 2 will contain the Elkins novel, A Gent from Bear Creek, and the exploits of Howard’s other funny western heroes.

This volume checks in at 369 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Richard Bernal; introduction by Mark Finn; and edited by Paul Herman and Rob Roehm. This collection is expected by the end of August. Pre-order yours today!

Price

The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins is $40 for REHF Premium members, $44 for Regular members and non-members (all prices in US dollars) plus shipping. (How to become a member? See here.)
Shipping (rates updated as of 10/14/09)

Shipping options

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 US location is $2 extra. For international shipments (including Canada), insurance is not available for 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

Ordering

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

Tickled Ribs and Slapped Knees, introduction by Mark Finn

Mountain Man
Guns of the Mountain
A Gent from Bear Creek
A Stranger in Grizzly Claw
The Road to Bear Creek
A Elkins Never Surrenders
War on Bear Creek
The Haunted Mountain
The Feud Buster
Cupid from Bear Creek
The Riot at Cougar Paw
The Apache Mountain War
Pilgrims to the Pecos
Pistol Politics
Evil Deeds at Red Cougar
Gents on the Rampage
Gents in Buckskin
Politics at Lonesome Lizard
Sharp’s Gun Serenade

*Miscellanea*
Six-Gun Interview
A Gent from Bear Creek, draft
Untitled synopsis (The Road to Bear Creek)
Untitled synopsis (Evil Deeds at Red Cougar)
Untitled synopsis (Gents on the Rampage)

24
Jun
2016

Announcing the Winners of the 2016 REH Foundation Awards!

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in News   

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Bobby Derie (center) receiving the Atlantean and Venerium Awards from Bill Cavalier (left) and Rusty Burke (right)

The winners of the 2016 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards were announced at a ceremony on June 10, at the REH Days celebration in Cross Plains, Texas. The REH Foundation Awards honor the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works. The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation and the winners were voted on by the full membership of the Foundation.

Of special note, longtime Marvel Comics editor and writer, ROY THOMAS, received the Black Circle Award for Lifetime Achievment.

Click here to see the full list of winners!

31
May
2016

Website Updates

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

We’re in the process of updating our website and moving some things around. Until everything gets settled, please send ordering inquiries to info@rehfoundation.org. Sorry for the hassles.

2
Mar
2016

Announcing the Nominees for the 2016 REHF Awards

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in News   

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We are proud to announce to official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works. The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation from an outstanding pool of eligible candidates and their contributions represent the best of the best:

2016 REH Foundation Award Nominees

All members of the REH Foundation will be eligible to vote on these nominees to determine this year’s winners (with the exception of the Black Circle which requires a premium membership). An email with voting instruction will be sent out to all members soon! The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 10.

Congratulations to all the nominnees and thank for your contributions to Howard’s legacy!

REH Foundation members click HERE to vote!

Not a member yet? Click HERE to sign up!

28
Jan
2016

2016 REHF Awards Preliminary Ballot Announced

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in News   

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The REH Foundation is proud to announce the preliminary ballot for the 2016 REHF Awards:

2016 REHF Awards Preliminary Ballot

From this ballot, Legacy Circle members of the Foundation will select three official nominees in each category. Those nominees will be announced in March and the entire membership will then vote for the winners. The winners will be announced at a special award ceremony at Howard Days on June 10. Legacy members will receive an email with voting instructions very soon.

LEGACY MEMBERS – Click HERE to vote!

Congratulations to all who made the preliminary ballot and good luck!

For more information on the REHF Awards including past winners click HERE.

27
Jan
2016

Howard Days 2016 – Guest of Honor: Michael Scott Myers

Posted by Jeffrey Shanks in News   

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We’re proud to announce that the Guest of Honor for Howard Days 2016 is Michael Scott Myers, the screenwriter for the movie The Whole Wide World. Michael’s importance as our GOH is especially great for all of us, as he was also a student of Novalyne Price Ellis. Here’s hoping you’ll be amongst us to hear not only Michael’s revelations about TWWW but also his reminisces of Novalyne and her magnificent memoir of her relationship with Robert E. Howard.

All of the usual activities connected with Howard Days are in place: the Robert E. Howard Museum and Gift Shop are open to all, the adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion is available for the Swap Meet, gaming, extemporaneous activities, and a couple of genuine Texas cook-outs, the Bus Tour of Cross Plains and surrounding environs, a special Postal Cancellation souvenir, the Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, interesting panels on Howard and related topics, the Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards – all this plus much more that we can’t think of right now! We’ll be posting detailed information over the course of the next month.

Keep checking the official Howard Days website or the Howard Days Facebook page for updates and info!

20
Aug
2015

REHF to introduce new membership levels

Posted by Chris Gruber in News, 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! **

Already a member? LOG IN HERE

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