Baum, Cavalier, Roehm join Foundation board

Posted by Rob Roehm in News   

The Robert E Howard Foundation today announced the election of three new members to the board of directors.

Barbara Baum, who was first introduced to the world of Robert E Howard when her husband’s family inherited the rights from Alla Ray Kuykendall, quickly became an enthusiastic promoter and a conscientious steward of the legacy of REH, as well as a popular fixture at Howard Days. She will serve as the Treasurer of the Foundation.

Bill Cavalier, better known to Howard fandom as “Indy,” is the long-time Official Editor of the Robert E Howard United Press Association (REHupa). A participant in the first REHupa visit to Cross Plains back in 1986, Indy was among those responsible for the establishment of the ongoing Robert E Howard Days tradition. He has been a steady hand at the tiller for REHupa, and brings his enthusiasm for Howard and fandom to a new role in coordinating the membership programs of the Foundation.

Rob Roehm’s energy and enthusiasm have quickly earned him an enviable reputation in Howard fandom. Winner of the 2006 Cimmerian Awards for Emerging Scholar and Best Essay (for “Howard’s Ruin,” in which he identified the precise spot where REH stood in the famous Fort McKavett photograph), Rob has edited West Is West and Howard’s Haunts, both available through Lulu.com, and most recently edited the three-volume Collected Letters of Robert E Howard for the Foundation. Rob now brings his considerable abilities to the task of coordinating the Foundation’s publishing activities.

“We feel very fortunate that these exceptionally capable and enthusiastic Howard fans have agreed to join us in guiding the activities of the Foundation,” said Rusty Burke, Foundation president.

The Foundation is a nonprofit organization organized to foster understanding of the life and works of Robert E. Howard, and to honor his legacy through the creation of scholarships and other programs to advance Howard studies and to promote creative writing in fantasy and other genres.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 28th, 2008 at 1:04 pm and is filed under News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed at this time.