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14
Apr

2015 REH Foundation Awards Winners

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

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

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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)

10
Apr

And the Nominees Are . . .

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The Legacy Circle nominations are complete; now, all 2012-13 Robert E. Howard Foundation members are eligible to decide the winners. An email has been sent to the membership with the specifics (if you didn’t get one, send an email to REHFAwards@gmail.com).

Members will select their favorite nominee from each of the categories below (1 vote per category). Polls close at midnight on Sunday, April 28. The Winners will be announced at Howard Days this June.

The following nominees represent the most respected work/accomplishments in the field of Robert E. Howard studies, during the year 2012, as selected by the Legacy Circle of the Robert E. Howard Foundation. Nominees were chosen from a large body of work; that list appears after the nominees.

2013 REH Foundation Awards

The Atlantean (Outstanding Achievement, Book By a Single Author/Authors)

One Nominee: Vote either APPROVE or DISAPPROVE
FINN, MARK: Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard 2nd edition

The Valusian (Outstanding Achievement, Anthology)

One Nominee: Vote either APPROVE or DISAPPROVE
PRIDA, JONAS: Conan Meets the Academy

The Hyrkanian (Outstanding Achievement, Essay)

HARDY, DAVID: “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water”
ROEHM, ROB: “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto”
SHANKS, JEFFREY: “Hyborian Age Archeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations”

The Aquilonian (Outstanding Achievement, Periodical)

REH FOUNDATION: Newsletter, vol. 4
SASSER, DAMON: REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #16

The Stygian (Outstanding Achievement, Website)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, SASSER, and SHANKS, The REHUPA Website
HARRON, AL: The Blog that Time Forgot
LENO, LOUINET, ROEHM, SASSER, and TAYLOR REH Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
THOM, BILL and REH FOUNDATION: Howard Works

The Cimmerian (Outstanding Achievement, Blog Posts)
All of the following had multiple posts in contention; a link to the post that received the most votes for each nominee is provided below:

BARRETT, BARBARA (REH and the Issue of Racism in 5 parts)
LENO, BRIAN (Out of the Shadows-Finally, “Kid” Dula in 10 parts)
ROEHM, ROB (My Name is Earl, with 2 addendums)
TAYLOR, KEITH (The Ring of Set)

The Black River Award (Special Achievement: the following nominees have produced something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

FINN, MARK for his involvement with the Cross Plains Public Library, helping to popularize Robert E. Howard in his hometown.
LENO, BRIAN for his exhaustive series of boxing posts related to Robert E. Howard at the Two-Gun Raconteur website.
LOUINET, PATRICE for sharing his discovery of new Robert E. Howard photos with Faustine and Leroy Butler, Howard’s neighbors in the mid-1920s.
SASSER, DAMON for collecting and posting information regarding the death of Glenn Lord, giving fans a focal point for funeral news and Glenn Lord remembrances. This kept rumors to a minimum and gave fans a forum for their grief.

The Rankin Award (Artistic Achievement in the Depiction of REH’s life and/or work)

GIORELLO, TOMAS: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan: issues 1-4 (Dark Horse).
KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: artwork for The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob, [Various titles] (Dark Horse).
SCHULTZ, MARK: cover art for Adventures in Science Fantasy (REHFP)

The Black Circle Award (Lifetime Achievement—at least 20 years)

SASSER, DAMON
THOMAS, ROY

2014 Black Circle 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. 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
LOUINET, PATRICE
LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)
WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

Current Members of the Black Circle:
Glenn Lord (2004)
Rusty Burke (2006)
Don Herron (2006)
Novalyne Price Ellis (2007)
Bill Cavalier (2011)
Dennis McHaney (2012)

The Venarium (Emerging Scholar)
No Eligible Nominee

 

Eligible Work from 2012

 

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)

FINN, MARK Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard 2nd edition – REHF Press

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Anthology

PRIDA, JONAS Conan Meets the Academy – McFarland & Company, Inc.

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (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.)

COFFMAN, FRANK “Barbarism Ascendant: The Poetic and Epistolary Origins of the Character and his World” in Conan Meets the Academy

ELLIOTT, WINTER “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Women: Gender Dynamics in the Hyborian World” in Conan Meets the Academy

HARDY, DAVID “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LENO, BRIAN “Introducing…In This Corner…Kid Socko” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LOOK, DANIEL “Statistics in the Hyborian Age: An Introduction to Stylometery” in Conan Meets the Academy

LOUINET, PATRICE “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

ROEHM, ROB  “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHANKS, JEFFREY

“Hyborian Age Archeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations” in Conan Meets the Academy.

“Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHOVLIN, PAUL “Canaan Lies Beyond the Black River: Howard’s Dark Rhetoric of the Contact Zone” in Conan Meets the Academy

WEISS, DANIEL “Robert E. Howard’s Barbarian and the Western: A Study of Conan through the West and the Western Hero” in Conan Meets the Academy

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 16

Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Vol. 4

The Stygian — Outstanding Achievement, Website  (Nominees are limited to Internet sites with a main purpose of archiving REH scholarship. Chat groups and e-mail lists do not qualify. To get on the ballot, each website must have updated their content at least once in the past year.)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, SASSER, and SHANKS, The REHUPA Website http://www.rehupa.com/

BREAKIRON, COFFMAN, and ROMEO The REH-e-APA http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

REH FOUNDATION and THOM, BILL Howard Works http://howardworks.com/howard.htm

LENO, LOUINET, ROEHM, SASSER, and TAYLOR REH Two-Gun Raconteur Blog http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/

HARRON, AL The Blog that Time Forgot http://theblogthattimeforgot.blogspot.com/

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH Jim & Ruth’s Two-Gun Blog http://twogunblog.blogspot.com/

The Cimmerian — Outstanding Achievement, Blog Posts

BARRETT, BARBARA “Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems” in five part: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15811 TGR Website “Robert E. Howard: The Poet and the Girl with the Golden Hair and Eyes like the Deep Blue Sea”  http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/56/ Black Gate Website “Robert E. Howard: The Sword Collector’s Sword Collection” http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/29/ Black Gate Website (12/4)

BREAKIRON, LEE The Nemedian Chroniclers #9 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #10 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #11 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

COFFMAN, FRANK The Shadow Singer #19 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

JONES, HOWARD  ANDREW “Under the Hood with Robert E. Howard” http://www.blackgate.com/2012/07/09/under-the-hood-with-robert-e-howard/#more-35352 Black Gate Website

LENO, BRIAN “Out of the Shadows-Finally, ‘Kid’ Dula” in ten parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201206 TGR Website

ROEHM, ROB “Isaac M. Howard in the 1800s” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201210 TGR Website “My Name is Earl” with two addendums: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201207 TGR Website “The Mystery of the Wichita Falls Country” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201&paged=2 TGR Website

ROMEO, GARY Sand Roughs #12 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

SASSER, DAMON “The ‘Lone Wolf’ of the Texas Rangers” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=19899#more-19899 TGR Website “The Man Who Killed John Wesley Hardin” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15412#more-15412 TGR Website “REH and the Stoic”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17777#more-17777 TGR Website “Murderers and Outlaws of Cave-In Rock”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17913#more-17913 TGR Website “Where Howard Discovered the Picts” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201 TGR Website

TAYLOR, KEITH “How Many Yar Alis?” in two parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201209 TGR Website “Moses Was Our Leader” in two parts: Part 1 http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Wild Wicked Deeds Around” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Ruthless Cattle Barons and Little Farmers” in four parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18251#more-18251 TGR Website “The Ring of…Set?” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18909#more-18909 TGR Website

The Venarium Award – Emerging Scholar Nominees have never won an REHF Award before, and in the last year have displayed the beginnings of what could be a movement into the upper echelon of Howard movers and shakers. Any one person can only be nominated for this award once, in the year they make their first big push into the wider world of Howard publishing and scholarship.

WRITE IN candidate: _________________

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

FINN, MARK for his involvement with the Cross Plains Public Library, helping to popularize Robert E. Howard in his hometown.

LENO, BRIAN for his exhaustive series of boxing posts related to Robert E. Howard at the Two-Gun Raconteur website.

LOUINET, PATRICE for sharing his discovery of new Robert E. Howard photos with Faustine and Leroy Butler, Howard’s neighbors in the mid-1920s.

SASSER, DAMON for collecting and posting all the information on the Glenn Lord updates. It gate fans a focal point someplace to go for funeral news, Glenn Lord remembrances. Having all this kept rumors to a minimum and gave fans a forum for their grief.

The Rankin Award – 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.)   BURTON, DAVID: for “Miss High-Hat” illustration (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

CARNEVALE, MASSINI: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 2 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

CAVALIER, BILL: for illustration for shield wall illustration of “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and REHF Christmas card illustration.

CHEN, JO: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 [cover] (Dark Horse).

CLOONAN, BECKY: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1-3 [interiors and cover for #1] (Dark Horse).

CORLEY, M. S.: artwork for adaptation of “The Thing on the Roof,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 4 (Dark Horse).

COVINGTON, BOB: for scenes from “The Footfalls Within” and inside front and back covers (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FABIAN, STEVE: for illustration of Conan and the Harpies (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FERNANDEZ, LEANDRO: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issue 2 [cover] (Dark Horse).

FRANCAVILLA, FRANCESCO: artwork for adaptation of “Sword Woman,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

FURMAN, NATHAN for illustrations to “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” and “Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

GIORELLO, TOMAS: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 (Dark Horse).

GUZMAN, GABRIEL: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 (Dark Horse).

HINKLE, CLAYTON for illustration to “Introducing…in this corner…Kid Socko” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

HOUSTON, DAVID for art and design of “All the Crowd” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles] (Dark Horse).

LEON, JOHN PAUL: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

MITTEN, CHRIS: artwork for adaptation of “The Forest of Villefere,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

ORDOLIS, JIM: for illustration to “The Diablos Trail” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PACE, RICHARD: for Sonora Kid back cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and artwork for adaptation of “Men of the Shadows,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse)

PAREL, GERALD: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issue 1 [cover] (Dark Horse).

PAVLET, TERRY: for front cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PETERS, MICHAEL L.: for illustrations of Rogues in the House Plates 1, 2, 3 and 4 (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and the Howard Museum t-shirt design.

ROBINSON, ANDREW: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 [covers] (Dark Horse).

SCHULTZ, MARK: cover art for Adventures in Science Fantasy (REHFP)

WEHRIE, JOE for illustration to “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

The Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement 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.)

SASSER, DAMON

THOMAS, ROY

Black Circle Award – 2014 nominees

BLOSSER, FRED

CERASINI, MARC

De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)

HOFFMAN, CHARLES

LOUINET, PATRICE

LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)

WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

Current Members of the Black Circle:

Glenn Lord (2004); Rusty Burke (2006); Don Herron (2006); Novalyne Price Ellis (2007); Bill Cavalier (2011); Dennis McHaney (2012)

27
Mar

Legacy Circle to Nominate

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

For this year’s REH Foundation Awards, voters will choose from a group of nominees selected by our Legacy Circle members. A nomination email has been sent out and LC members have until April 7th to respond with their selections. (If you’re an LC member and didn’t receive an email, let us know: info@rehfoundation.org).

They’ve got a tough job this year, as there were plenty of people and items to select from in most of the categories. The complete list of eligible entries is presented below. LC members are selecting nominees in the categories with more than three names.

REHF JUNE 2013 AWARDS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in REH Studies in 2012

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)

FINN, MARK Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard 2nd edition – REHF Press

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Anthology

PRIDA, JONAS Conan Meets the Academy – McFarland & Company, Inc.

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (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.)

COFFMAN, FRANK “Barbarism Ascendant: The Poetic and Epistolary Origins of the Character and his World” in Conan Meets the Academy

ELLIOTT, WINTER “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Women: Gender Dynamics in the Hyborian World” in Conan Meets the Academy

HARDY, DAVID “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LENO, BRIAN “Introducing…In This Corner…Kid Socko” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

LOOK, DANIEL “Statistics in the Hyborian Age: An Introduction to Stylometery” in Conan Meets the Academy

LOUINET, PATRICE “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

ROEHM, ROB  “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHANKS, JEFFREY

“Hyborian Age Archeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations” in Conan Meets the Academy.

“Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” in Two-Gun Raconteur #16

SHOVLIN, PAUL “Canaan Lies Beyond the Black River: Howard’s Dark Rhetoric of the Contact Zone” in Conan Meets the Academy

WEISS, DANIEL “Robert E. Howard’s Barbarian and the Western: A Study of Conan through the West and the Western Hero” in Conan Meets the Academy

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 16

Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter Vol. 4

The Stygian — Outstanding Achievement, Website  (Nominees are limited to Internet sites with a main purpose of archiving REH scholarship. Chat groups and e-mail lists do not qualify. To get on the ballot, each website must have updated their content at least once in the past year.)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, SASSER, and SHANKS, The REHUPA Website http://www.rehupa.com/

BREAKIRON, COFFMAN, and ROMEO The REH-e-APA http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

REH FOUNDATION and THOM, BILL Howard Works http://howardworks.com/howard.htm

LENO, LOUINET, ROEHM, SASSER, and TAYLOR REH Two-Gun Raconteur Blog http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/

HARRON, AL The Blog that Time Forgot http://theblogthattimeforgot.blogspot.com/

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH Jim & Ruth’s Two-Gun Blog http://twogunblog.blogspot.com/

The Cimmerian — Outstanding Achievement, Blog Posts

BARRETT, BARBARA “Robert E. Howard and the Issue of Racism: The African and African-American Poems” in five part: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15811 TGR Website “Robert E. Howard: The Poet and the Girl with the Golden Hair and Eyes like the Deep Blue Sea”  http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/56/ Black Gate Website “Robert E. Howard: The Sword Collector’s Sword Collection” http://www.blackgate.com/category/blog-entry/page/29/ Black Gate Website (12/4)

BREAKIRON, LEE The Nemedian Chroniclers #9 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #10 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html The Nemedian Chroniclers #11 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

COFFMAN, FRANK The Shadow Singer #19 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

JONES, HOWARD  ANDREW “Under the Hood with Robert E. Howard” http://www.blackgate.com/2012/07/09/under-the-hood-with-robert-e-howard/#more-35352 Black Gate Website

LENO, BRIAN “Out of the Shadows-Finally, ‘Kid’ Dula” in ten parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201206 TGR Website

ROEHM, ROB “Isaac M. Howard in the 1800s” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201210 TGR Website “My Name is Earl” with two addendums: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201207 TGR Website “The Mystery of the Wichita Falls Country” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201&paged=2 TGR Website

ROMEO, GARY Sand Roughs #12 http://www.robert-e-howard.org/home.html

SASSER, DAMON “The ‘Lone Wolf’ of the Texas Rangers” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=19899#more-19899 TGR Website “The Man Who Killed John Wesley Hardin” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=15412#more-15412 TGR Website “REH and the Stoic”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17777#more-17777 TGR Website “Murderers and Outlaws of Cave-In Rock”  http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=17913#more-17913 TGR Website “Where Howard Discovered the Picts” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201201 TGR Website

TAYLOR, KEITH “How Many Yar Alis?” in two parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201209 TGR Website “Moses Was Our Leader” in two parts: Part 1 http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Wild Wicked Deeds Around” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?m=201202 TGR Website “Ruthless Cattle Barons and Little Farmers” in four parts: Part 1: http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18251#more-18251 TGR Website “The Ring of…Set?” http://rehtwogunraconteur.com/?p=18909#more-18909 TGR Website

The Venarium Award – Emerging Scholar Nominees have never won an REHF Award before, and in the last year have displayed the beginnings of what could be a movement into the upper echelon of Howard movers and shakers. Any one person can only be nominated for this award once, in the year they make their first big push into the wider world of Howard publishing and scholarship.

WRITE IN candidate: _________________

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

FINN, MARK for his involvement with the Cross Plains Public Library, helping to popularize Robert E. Howard in his hometown.

LENO, BRIAN for his exhaustive series of boxing posts related to Robert E. Howard at the Two-Gun Raconteur website.

LOUINET, PATRICE for sharing his discovery of new Robert E. Howard photos with Faustine and Leroy Butler, Howard’s neighbors in the mid-1920s.

SASSER, DAMON for collecting and posting all the information on the Glenn Lord updates. It gate fans a focal point someplace to go for funeral news, Glenn Lord remembrances. Having all this kept rumors to a minimum and gave fans a forum for their grief.

The Rankin Award – 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.)   BURTON, DAVID: for “Miss High-Hat” illustration (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

CARNEVALE, MASSINI: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 2 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

CAVALIER, BILL: for illustration for shield wall illustration of “Robert E. Howard and the Lone Scouts: The Birth of The Junto” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and REHF Christmas card illustration.

CHEN, JO: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 [cover] (Dark Horse).

CLOONAN, BECKY: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1-3 [interiors and cover for #1] (Dark Horse).

CORLEY, M. S.: artwork for adaptation of “The Thing on the Roof,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 4 (Dark Horse).

COVINGTON, BOB: for scenes from “The Footfalls Within” and inside front and back covers (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FABIAN, STEVE: for illustration of Conan and the Harpies (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

FERNANDEZ, LEANDRO: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issue 2 [cover] (Dark Horse).

FRANCAVILLA, FRANCESCO: artwork for adaptation of “Sword Woman,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

FURMAN, NATHAN for illustrations to “When the Dam Breaks: Violence and Wild Water” and “Ace Jessel and the Ghost of Tom Molineaux” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

GIORELLO, TOMAS: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 (Dark Horse).

GUZMAN, GABRIEL: artwork for adaptation of “Delcardes’ Cat,” Kull: The Cat and the Skull:  issue 4 (Dark Horse).

HINKLE, CLAYTON for illustration to “Introducing…in this corner…Kid Socko” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

HOUSTON, DAVID for art and design of “All the Crowd” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles] (Dark Horse).

LEON, JOHN PAUL: artwork for adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast,” Conan the Barbarian: issues 1 and 3 [covers] (Dark Horse).

MITTEN, CHRIS: artwork for adaptation of “The Forest of Villefere,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse).

ORDOLIS, JIM: for illustration to “The Diablos Trail” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PACE, RICHARD: for Sonora Kid back cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and artwork for adaptation of “Men of the Shadows,” Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword: issue 5 (Dark Horse)

PAREL, GERALD: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issue 1 [cover] (Dark Horse).

PAVLET, TERRY: for front cover (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

PETERS, MICHAEL L.: for illustrations of Rogues in the House Plates 1, 2, 3 and 4 (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16) and the Howard Museum t-shirt design.

ROBINSON, ANDREW: artwork for adaptation of “Phoenix on the Sword,” King Conan:  issues 1-4 [covers] (Dark Horse).

SCHULTZ, MARK: cover art for Adventures in Science Fantasy (REHFP)

WEHRIE, JOE for illustration to “One Gent too Many on Bear Creek” (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, No. 16)

The Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement 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.)

SASSER, DAMON

THOMAS, ROY

Black Circle Award – 2014 nominees

BLOSSER, FRED

CERASINI, MARC

De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)

HOFFMAN, CHARLES

LOUINET, PATRICE

LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)

WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

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)

26
Mar

Voting Begins

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The Robert E. Howard Foundation is now collecting ballots from its members for the 2012 REH Foundation Awards. Follow the voting rules here and send your ballots to REHFAwards@gmail.com before April 15, 2012. The list of nominees follows:

The Atlantean Outstanding Achievement, Book (This is for scholarly work relevant to Robert E. Howard, not collections of his fiction. For the purposes of this award, a book is any REH-related publication which is perfect-bound and over 50 pages, single or co-authored.)

BEELER, ANN – Footsteps of Approaching Thousands

BARBARIAN FESTIVAL COMMITTEE – Cross Plains Remembered

The ValusianOutstanding Achievement, Anthology (This is for scholarly work relevant to Robert E. Howard, not collections of his fiction. For the purposes of this award, an anthology is a book, perfect-bound and over 50 pages, that collects scholarly REH-related articles and essays by multiple authors.)

McHANEY, DENNIS – Anniversary: Glenn Lord and The Howard Collector

ROEHM, ROB – Lone Scout of Letters

School Days in the Post Oaks

The HyrkanianOutstanding Achievement, Essay (Essays must have made their first public published appearance, online or print, in the previous calendar year. Short interviews, speeches, most book introductions, short reviews and other minor works do not count.) [NOTE: Multi-part blog posts can only be nominated when completed. The date of the final installment will determine the year of its eligibility.]

BAUM, JACK “Howard Finds” in REH Foundation Newsletter vol 5, no 1

BREAKIRON, LEE “Arrested Development: The Fanzines of Arnie Fenner & Byron Roark” in Two-Gun Raconteur 15

BURKE, RUSTY* “Gloria” in The Dark Man, Vol 6, No 1&2 (co-written with Rob Roehm)

FINN, MARK “The New Robert E. Howard Manifesto” from the Two-Gun blog

“Six Guns and Scimitars” in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #1

“Southwestern Discomfort” from the REHupa website, posted December 22, 2011

HOLMES, MORGAN “Top Notch, Street & Smith and F. Orlin Tremaine” in Two-Gun Raconteur 15

JONES, HOWARD ANDREW “Howard’s Journey” in Sword Woman (Del Rey)

LENO, BRIAN* “Robert E. Howard and the Crabs on the Coast” from the Two-Gun Blog, posted July 4

“Atali, the Lady of Frozen Death” in Two-Gun Raconteur 15

LOUINET, PATRICE “Robert E. Howard, Founding Father of Modern Fantasy for the First Time Again” in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies

MURPHY, BRIAN* “Tolkien and Howard: Still the Two Towers of Fantasy” from the Black Gate blog, posted January 6, 2011

ROEHM, ROB* “The Vinson Papers,” Parts 1 through 10 plus Addendum, from the Two-Gun blog, posted July 2 through July 25

“Sick Days” from the Two-Gun blog, posted March 6

“Gloria” in The Dark Man, Vol 6, No 1&2 (co-written with Rusty Burke)

SAMMON, PAUL M. “Behind the Phenomenon” in REH: Two-Gun Raconteur 15

SASSER, DAMON* “Cecil Lotief and a Gift from the Middle East” (Appeared 7/15)

“REH Splashes the “Spicys” (5 Parts appearing 8/15 – 9/27)

“Would you shoot a brave man in the back?” (3 Parts appearing 11/2 – 12/1)

SHANKS, JEFFREY* “Gouged Eyes and Chawed Ears: The Rough-and-Tumble World of Breckinridge Elkins” Two-Gun Raconteur #15

“Theosophy and the Thurian Age” in The Dark Man, Vol 6, No 1&2

STURRIDGE, MATHEW DAVID “Romanticism and Fantasy” in five parts (Aug 28, 2011 – Oct 24, 2011) Black Gate blog

TAYLOR, KEITH* “John A. Murrell – The Hellbender” Two-Gun blog, Oct 27th 2011

“Robert E. Howard’s Historical Sense” Two-Gun blog, Oct 12th 2011.

“The Blood of Belshazzar: Archetypal Cursed Gem” Two-Gun blog, June 9th, 2011

*Published several blog posts that might qualify in the essay category.

The AquilonianOutstanding Achievement, Periodical (For the purposes of this award, a periodical is any publication which has a stated intention of being a continuous series of items, even if only one issue appeared during the year in question, and even if the periodical’s length would otherwise qualify it as a book.)

HALL, MARK – The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies vol. 6

LORD, GLENN – The Howard Collector #19

ROBERT E. HOWARD FOUNDATION – The REHF Newsletter vol. 5

SASSER, DAMON – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur # 15

The StygianOutstanding Achievement, Website (Nominees are limited to Internet sites with a main purpose of archiving REH scholarship. Chat groups and e-mail lists do not qualify. To get on the ballot, each website must have updated their content at least once in the past year.)

BARRETT, BURKE, CAVALIER, FINN, SASSER, SHANKS – REHupa blog

COFFMAN, BREAKIRON – REH-e-upa website

HARRON, AL – Blog that Time Forgot and Conan Movie Blog

LENO, ROEHM, SASSER, TAYLOR – Two-Gun Raconteur

REH FOUNDATION (Bill Thom) – Howard Works

The CimmerianOutstanding Achievement, Blog Posts (Vote for at least three, identifying which should win 1st place, 2nd place, or 3rd place. Nominees have added to the Howardian discussion and/or pool of knowledge in some meaningful way.)

BARRETT, BARBARA –  The Cimmerian Blog, REHupa.com, Black Gate

BURKE, RUSTY – REHupa.com

CAVALIER, BILL “INDY” – REHupa.com

FINN, MARK – REHupa.com

HARRON, AL – The Cimmerian Blog, The Blog that Time Forgot

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH – Jim & Ruth’s Two-Gun Blog

LENO, BRIAN – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog

ROEHM, ROB – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog

SASSER, DAMON – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog, REHupa.com

SHANKS, JEFFREY – REHupa Blog

TAYLOR, KEITH – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog

The Venarium AwardEmerging Scholar (Nominees have never won a Foundation Award before, and in the last year displayed the beginnings of what could be a movement into the upper echelon of Howard movers and shakers. You can only be nominated for this award once, in the year you make your first big push into the wider world of Howard publishing and scholarship.)

SHANKS, JEFFREY – A former blogger on the defunct Cimmerian blog, in 2011 Jeff was one of the more active posters at rehupa.com, had two articles published, and presented at the Popular Culture Association’s conference. [VOTE either APPROVE or DISAPPROVE]

The Black River AwardSpecial Achievement (The following nominees have produced something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

EVERETT, JUSTIN and DIERDRE PETTIPICE for chairing the pulp studies session at the 2011 PCA/ACA conference and specifically calling for and chairing two sessions on Robert E. Howard.

FINN, MARK and JEFF SHANK for braving the ivory towers of academia and presenting papers on REH at the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in the new Pulp Studies category.

ROEHM, ROB for his work in tracking down information, photos and documents for Lone Scout of Letters, School Days in the Post Oaks and The Collected Letters of Doctor Isaac M. Howard.

The Rankin Award 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.)

KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH for their ongoing “Adventures of Two-Gun Bob” strip in Dark Horse Comics and their covers for Spicy Adventures, Tales of Weird Menace, and Steve Harrison’s Casebook, all published by the Robert E. Howard Foundation Press.

FURMAN, NATHAN for “REH’s Heroes of the Historicals Portfolio,” Two-Gun Raconteur #15

GIORELLO, TOMAS  for King Conan: The Scarlet Citadel, Dark Horse Comics

GUZMAN, GABRIEL for Kull: The Cat and the Skull, Dark Horse Comics

HINKLE, CLAYTON for “Sailor Costigan and the Yellow Cobra” illustrations, Two-Gun Raconteur #15

MANCHESS, GREGORY for Solomon Kane: Red Shadows, Dark Horse Comics

PETERS, MICHAEL L. for the cover of Two-Gun Raconteur #15

SCOTT, GREG for “El Borak: The Incident at Hakim’s Rest,” in Robert E. Howard’s Savage Sword #2, Dark Horse Comics

WATKISS, JOHN for illustrations in Sword Woman and Other Historical Adventures, published by Del Rey

The Black Circle Award Lifetime Achievement (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.)

McHANEY, DENNIS

SASSER, DAMON

Nominees: The Black Circle Award 2013 — Nominees for next year’s Award (Use your votes here to nominate people for next year’s Black Circle Award ballot. All nominees who get at least 25% of this nominating vote will appear on the final ballot next year. Once someone gets onto the Black Circle ballot they are removed from the nominating list below, and they remain on the final winner-take-all ballot above from then on, until they either win or stand alone on the ballot and fail a 60% approve vote, in which case they are bumped back down to the nominating ballot for possible reappraisal in future years. Anyone on the below ballot who gets no nominating votes in a given year is removed from the ballot until such time as a Foundation voter casts a write-in vote for them again.)

BLOSSER, FRED

CERASINI, MARC

De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)

HOFFMAN, CHARLES

LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)

THOMAS, ROY

WAGNER, KARL EDWARD (posthumous)

9
Jan

Hoffman is Guest of Honor

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The Robert E Howard Foundation, along with The Robert E Howard United Press Association and Project Pride, is pleased to announce that Charles Hoffman has accepted our invitation to be Guest of Honor at Robert E. Howard Days, June 8-9, 2012.

Chuck’s seminal essay, “Conan the Existentialist,” appearing in Amra 61 in March 1974, is widely regarded as the first true literary criticism of Howard’s work. Before its appearance, discussions of REH tended to take the form of book reviews or light-hearted “Hyborian scholarship.” Chuck was the first to stake out a claim for Howard as a writer whose work would repay critical scrutiny; he demonstrated clearly that the claim that “philosophical meanings” were absent from Howard’s work was untrue. He revised the essay for a later appearance in the magazine Ariel, and it has since been reprinted in Cromlech #1 and The Barbaric Triumph.

Chuck co-authored, with Marc Cerasini, Robert E. Howard: Starmont Reader’s Guide 35, a book that remains the most impressive critical overview of Howard’s entire corpus. A revised edition, originally planned for publication in 2006, will be published by the Foundation in 2012.

Chuck and Marc edited the first two issues of the journal Cromlech, the first publication devoted to serious scholarship and criticism of REH. Rusty Burke has cited it as the inspiration for his creation of The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies.

Chuck has written a number of acclaimed essays on Howard’s work for The Dark Man, The Cimmerian, and Spectrum, as well as for Two-Gun Bob: A Centennial Study of Robert E. Howard (Hippocampus Press, 2006), Crimson Shadows: The Best of Robert E. Howard, Volume One (Del Rey, 2007), and The Robert E. Howard Reader (Borgo Press, 2010).

We know that Howard fans will enjoy this rare opportunity to meet Chuck in person and to share in his penetrating insights and his witty, sometimes piquant observations on Howard and popular culture.

15
Jun

The REH Foundation Awards & Other News

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

 

On Friday, June 11, 2010, the first annual Foundation Awards Ceremony took place after the banquet during Howard Days. The ceremony covered two years worth of awards as no awards were given last year. To see the list of winners and nominees, go here.

We’ve received a few questions about book availabilty. The Collected Poetry of Robert E. Howard is SOLD OUT, but copies remain of all our other publications.

For members who couldn’t make it to Howard Days this year, start checking your mailboxes for the latest Newsletter; Legacy Circle members can also look forward to the never before published alternate version of “Black Canaan,” which we made a nifty little booklet of and handed out (with this year’s membership pin) at the Legacy Circle luncheon in Cross Plains.

1
Mar

The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

The departure of The Cimmerian early last year left a gaping hole in Howard fandom; not only were we used to receiving a bi-monthly publication devoted to Robert E. Howard, we were also surprised two or three times a year with a Cimmerian Library chapbook, yearly slip-cases, and the annual Cimmerian Awards, which honored the best in Howardian scholarship for the previous year. While no other publication has stepped up to match editor Leo Grin’s brainchild, the Robert E. Howard Foundation has decided to pick up the awards concept, which began in 2005, and continue where they left off.

The nominees for the 2009 and 2010 Foundation Awards can be found here. The rules for voting are at the end of each year’s nominees. For this year only, anyone who was a member of the Foundation (Supporting, Friend, or Legacy Circle) at any time prior to January 1, 2010 can vote. The 2011 awards will be decided by those who were members in 2010.

Browse the categories and nominees, read the rules for voting, and send your ballots to REHFAwards@gmail.com Be sure to include your name with your ballot if you want your votes to count. Polls close March 31, 2010. Winners will be announced at Robert E. Howard Days in June.

7
May

Howard Days – Coming Soon

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

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Robert E. Howard Days 2009 will be here before you know it. This year’s theme is the Poetry of REH. The Guest of Honor is the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate, Larry D. Thomas, with Special Guest, Donald Sidney-Fryer. You won’t want to miss it.

For complete details, click here.

Project Pride and The Robert E. Howard Foundation are pleased to announce that this year’s guest for Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains will be Mark Finn.

Finn is the author of Blood & Thunder: The Life and Art of Robert E. Howard (Monkeybrain Books, 2006), the 2007 Cimmerian Award winner for Book by a Single Author, which was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award and was a finalist for the Locus Award for Best Non-Fiction.

Finn has written about REH for The Dark Man, The Cimmerian, and Dark Horse Comics, among others, and his “Fists of Robert E. Howard” in The Barbaric Triumph won the 2005 Cimmerian Award for Best Essay. He also writes regularly for The Cimmerian Blog. As Creative Director for The Violet Crown Radio Players, Mark has adapted several of Howard’s Steve Costigan stories for performance. He has been one of the most instrumental voices in bringing Howard’s boxing fiction greater exposure and critical attention, and he is a lively and entertaining speaker and raconteur.

We are delighted to have Mark join us the weekend of June 13-14, 2008, as we celebrate Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains.

On June 8, 2007, the first ever Legacy Circle Members Luncheon was held near Brownwood, Texas at the Star of Texas Bed & Breakfast. It was a beautiful day, with a few clouds and mild temperatures, just right for an outdoor event in the wonderful gardens of Star of Texas which were done up in Texas motif. A hot Texas barbeque with all the fixin’s was served, along with cold drinks, and apple cobbler for dessert.We were fortunate to be joined by Greg Manchess, artist for Del Rey’s The Conquering Sword of Conan. Everyone enjoyed the company, as well as the birds, the butterflies, and the battleaxes on display (Don, the owner of the B&B, made them!). Afterwards, Rusty Burke gave a short talk on the history of Lake Brownwood (just over the hill) and the related REH story “Wild Water”. The event then closed with the LC members receiving a package of goodies, including the first ever REHF Newsletter, a chapbook titled Rhymes of Texas and the Old West, a copy of an original typescript of an unpublished early draft of “Wild Water”, and their 2007 REHF lapel pins.

A couple pictures taken at the event are shown below. Here’s hoping next year’s REH Days Legacy Circle event is twice is big! How to become a Legacy Circle member? See here.