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2018 Robert E. Howard Foundation Award Winners

   Posted by: Jeffrey Shanks    in News

Congratulations to the 2018 REH Foundation Award winners! The winners were announced at a ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas on June 8th. There were strong nominees this year in all categories, demonstrating how much great work is being done in Howard research and scholarship.

 

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)

Winner: FRED BLOSSER – Savage Scrolls: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age (Volume 1) (Pulp Hero Press)
FRED BLOSSER — AR-I-E’CH and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction (Black Stone Press)
BOBBY DERIE – The Robert E. Howard Bar Guide (Self Published)

 

The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)
[No eligible candidates]

 

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)

Winner: BILL CAVALIER – “Robert E. Howard and his Influence on Dungeons and Dragons” – Knights of the Dinner Table 236
BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives” – Occult Detective Quarterly 3
DIERK GUENTHER – “Local Color and Its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories” – The Dark Man 8.2
CHARLES HOFFMAN – “’The Shadow Kingdom’ and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy” – Skelos 2

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)

Winner (Tie): BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and the OAK (5 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5
Winner (Tie): KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn” – On An Underwood No. 5

LEE BREAKIRON – “The Rise of the New Hyborian Legion (2 parts)” – REHEAPA
BOB BYRNE – “Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!” – Black Gate

 

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar

Winner: DIERK GUENTHER
JASON RAY CARNEY
NICOLE EMMELHAINZ

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website or Periodical

Winner: ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)
HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom)
REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Lee Breakiron)

 

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

Winner: THE CROMCAST (audio podcast) – Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd, and Jon Larson
HOWARD DAYS 2017 (videos)– Ben Friberg
WEIRD FICTION ROBERT E. HOWARD (video) – Michael Moir

 

The Black River—Special Achievement

Winner: DERRICK HUSSEY – For establishing the Robert E. Howard Fellowship Endowment at the University of Texas.
SCOTT CONNORS, KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK, JONAS PRIDA, RICK LAI, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH panel at NecronomiCon Providence.
PATRICE LOUINET and JEFFREY SHANKS – For serving as advisors on the Conan Role Playing Game from Modiphius.

 

The Rankin — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work

Winner: TIM TRUMAN – Interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics) depicting “Horror from the Mound”
SIMON BISLEY – Cover art for Conan the Thief RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Rogues in the House”
GERALD BROM– Cover art for Conan RPG Core Book (Modiphius) depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk”

 

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. Sixty percent of the vote is required for induction into the Black Circle)

(No Winner – Sixty percent threshold not met)

FRED BLOSSER
CHARLES HOFFMAN
BILLIE RUTH LOVING (posthumous)