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15
Sep

Steve Tompkins Collection in the works

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

Before his death in 2009 Steve Tompkins was probably the most erudite of the Howard scholars on the scene. Now, Leo Grin has received the blessing of Steve’s family and put out a call for material by the late, great critic. Here’s what he’s looking for:

• As complete a bibliography as possible of what Steve published in various fanzines, websites, and comic book letter columns.
• e-texts of these items, either from the original Word docs, or from OCR.
• scans of the actual printed pages, to compare to the e-texts as necessary when editing.
• any email correspondence or paper letters anyone cares to share. Where personal confidences must be retained, strip out the offending passages and replace them with a “***REDACTED***” placeholder.
• Any remembrances of things Steve said to you in person or over the phone, no matter how fleeting or seemingly trivial. Just tell the story and context as best you can. Doesn’t have to be composed for deathless publication, just the facts for now.

If anyone would like to help in this endeavor, shoot us an email at info@rehfoundation.org and we’ll get you in touch with Mr. Grin.

13
Apr

Pre-Orders Coming Soon

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

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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)

19
Mar

Recent News

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

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At the suggestion of a few people who know more about public relations than we do, we’ve created a Twitter account for the Robert E. Howard Foundation. We’re still figuring out how best to use it, but for now you can look for little nuggets regarding Howard’s life, his typescripts (see below), and other assorted information that comes to us. There will, no doubt, be live tweets from Howard Days this year. Follow us @REHFoundation. I don’t doubt that there will be a Facebook page in the near future.

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In other news, the limited edition of Mark Finn’s Blood and Thunder is now SOLD OUT. We’ll be moving the title to our Lulu store as soon as it gets reformatted.

Finally, Legacy Circle members will be receiving an email regarding this year’s REH Foundation Awards very soon. Your participation is much appreciated.

1
Feb

Pirate Adventures now shipping

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

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We just received word that Pirate Adventures has arrived and pre-ordered copies are being shipped. Remember, we are a non-profit volunteer organization and it will take some time for all of the orders to get out. Patience.

We’ve also updated our U.S. shipping rates as follows:

Media Mail: $3; Priority: $9; Flat-rate (3-4 books, depending on size): $12.50; Large Flat-rate (5-8 books, depending on size): $17.00.

24
Dec

Pirate Adventures

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

UPDATE: This collection is now available.

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The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Pirate Adventures. This volume checks in at 257 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 200 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Tom Gianni and introduction by yours truly. The book is expected to ship by the end of January or early February 2013. Order yours today.

Price

Pirate Adventures is $36 for REHF Premium members, $40 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 are

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

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.

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Contents

Introduction by Rob Roehm

The Pirate (v)
A Pirate Remembers (v)
A Buccaneer Speaks (v)
The Isle of Pirate’s Doom
A Song of the Anchor Chain (v)
Blades of the Brotherhood (Malachi Grim version)
Buccaneer Treasure (v)
Swords of the Red Brotherhood
Flint’s Passing (v)
Black Vulmea’s Vengeance
A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure (v)

Miscellanea
List of Names (The Treasure of Henry Morgan)
The Treasure of Henry Morgan (unfinished, with previously unpublished draft page)
Untitled, “So there I was . . .” (unfinished)
Untitled, “Help! Help! . . .” (unfinished, previously unpublished)
Untitled Synopsis (The Shadow in the Well)
The Shadow in the Well (unfinished draft)

Humor
A Pirut Story
Bill Boozy was a pirate bold (v)
At the Inn of the Gory Dagger (v)

21
Aug

Coming Attractions

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

It’s been a while since our website was updated, so I thought I’d better post something just so everyone knows that we’re still here. The Foundation’s Board of Directors (mostly Paul Herman) have been keeping busy sorting through Glenn Lord’s vast collection of Robert E. Howard material. Many previously unknown items have been discovered, including the drawing above, though nothing earth shattering (no previously unknown Conan novels). Foundation members can look forward to some great stuff in future Newsletters.

In other news, all pre-orders and orders for Adventures in Science Fantasy have been shipped and should have been received by now. With the exception of Collected Poetry, all of the volumes pictured as you scroll down the right side of the page are available for purchase. We’ve only got two or three copies of Collected Letters volume 1 left, so if anyone wants a complete set, they’d better act soon.

We’ve got lots of volumes in the works, including several volumes of Boxing Stories, Western Stories, and a collection of Howard’s autobiographical work (including the novel Post Oaks and Sand Roughs), but the book closest to publication is entitled Pirate Treasury. This will include the first book publication of the Malachi Grim version of “Blades of the Brotherhood” (our Legacy Circle members received a facsimile copy of this story in 2007). It will also include the world premiere of the incomplete, untitled story that begins “Help! Help! They’re murderin’ me!” This story is listed in The Last Celt but was not located until very recently, well after the publication of The Last of the Trunk. There are other goodies included as well, all items taken from Howard’s original typescripts or manuscripts. Contents listed below (subject to change):

Pirate Treasury

The Pirate (verse)
A Pirate Remembers (verse)
A Buccaneer Speaks (verse)
The Isle of Pirates Doom
A Song of the Anchor Chain (verse)
Blades of the Brotherhood
Buccaneer Treasure (verse)
Swords of the Red Brotherhood 
Flint’s Passing (verse)
Black Vulmea’s Vengeance
A Dying Pirate Speaks of Treasure (verse)

Miscellanea

List of Names (The Treasure of Henry Morgan)
The Treasure of Henry Morgan
Untitled, “So there I was . . .”
Untitled, “Help! Help! . . .”
Untitled Synopsis (The Shadow in the Well)
The Shadow in the Well—unfinished draft

Humor

A Pirut Story
Bill Boozy was a pirate bold (verse)
At the Inn of the Gory Dagger (verse)

12
Apr

Adventures in Science Fantasy

   Posted by: Rob Roehm

UPDATE: This collection is SOLD OUT!

The REH Foundation Press is proud to present Adventures in Science Fantasy, a collection of Robert E. Howard’s sort of science fiction stories. Michael A. Stackpole, author of Conan the Barbarian (the novelization of the recent film) and many other books, writes in his introduction:

Howard’s stories do not adhere to one definition of science fiction, which holds that science must be part of the solution of any problem. In fact, in most of these stories, the application of science is the genesis of the problem, and man’s heroic spirit is the solution.

This volume checks in at 298 pages, and will be printed in hardback with dust jacket, in a limited quantity of 300 copies, each individually numbered. Cover art by Mark Schultz; introduction by Michael A. Stackpole; and edited by Rob Roehm. The book is expected to ship by the end of April or early May.

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Contents

The Science Fiction of Robert E. Howard: Introduction by Michael A. Stackpole

Adventures in Science Fantasy

The Last Laugh
The Gondarian Man
The Supreme Moment
The People of the Black Coast
King of the Forgotten People
Almuric
The Challenge from Beyond

Miscellanea

A Twentieth Century Rip Van Winkle
The Iron Terror
The Last Man
The Last White Man
A Room in London
The Man Who Went Back
Untitled Synopsis (“Hunwulf”)

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)