2018 REH Foundation Awards – Preliminary Ballot

   

This is full list of eligible candidates for the 2018 REH Foundation Awards. Legacy Circle Members will select the top three nominees in each category from this preliminary ballot. From those final nominees all Premium REHF members will vote for the winners. The awards will be given out at a special ceremony at Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 8.

Legacy Members can vote HERE.

 

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

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

 

FRED BLOSSER — AR-I-E’CH and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction (Black Stone Press) – LINK

FRED BLOSSER – Savage Scrolls: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age (Volume 1) (Pulp Hero Press) – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – The Robert E. Howard Bar Guide (Self Published) – LINK

JOSEPH WILLIAM MAREK – The Work and Life of Robert E. Howard (Createspace Independent Publishing) – LINK

 

The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)

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

[No eligible candidates]

 

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)

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

 

BILL CAVALIER – “Robert E. Howard and his Influence on Dungeons and Dragons” – Knights of the Dinner Table 236 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives” – Occult Detective Quarterly 3 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “The Boys from Atlantis” – Skelos 3 – LINK

LAURENT DI FILIPPO — “Conan entre personnage transmédia, monde transmédial et réalisations locales” – Revue Française en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication 10 – LINK

DIERK GUENTHER – “Local Color and Its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories” – The Dark Man 8.2 – LINK

CHARLES HOFFMAN – “’The Shadow Kingdom’ and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy” – Skelos 2 – LINK

LUIS FELIP LOPEZ-ESPINOSA — “Robert E. Howard: La espada salvaje de la ideología Robert” — THÉMATA: Revista de Filosofía 55 – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Mistaken Identity of a Barbarian: Conan, Hero or Anti-Hero?” – The Dark Man 8.2 – LINK

 

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)

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

 

KEITH ALLISON – “The Challenge of the Challenge from Beyond” – The Cultural Gutter – LINK

PHIL BERESFORD – “A Brief History of Conan the Barbarian” – Starburst Magazine – LINK

LEE BREAKIRON – “The Rise of the New Hyborian Legion (2 parts)” – REHEAPA – LINKLINK

ALAN BROWN – “Storming the Gates of Geekdom: Conan the Warrior by Robert E. Howard” – TOR.com – LINK

BOB BYRNE – “Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!” – Black Gate – LINK

JASON RAY CARNEY – “The Stars Rush Like a Blow to the Face: Post Oaks and Sand Roughs and the Freedom of the Unreal.” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Friend of a Friend: Robert E. Howard and Frank Belknap Long (2 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and the OAK (5 Parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “F. Thurston Torbett and F. Lee Baldwin on Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Weird Talers: Robert E. Howard and Seabury Quinn” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “A Lost Correspondence: Robert E. Howard and Stuart M. Boland” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “The Two Bobs: Robert E. Howard and Robert H. Barlow” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

H.P – “Summer of Conan (3 Parts) – Every Day Should Be Tuesday – LINK – LINK – LINK

JODY LINDKE – “Why Conan Endures: an Updated Article from the Archives on Robert E Howard’s Birthday.” – Advanced Dungeons & Parenting – LINK

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK –“The Weird Tales Tourist, New Orleans: Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

JAMES McGLOTHLIN – “A Tale of Two Robert E. Howard Biographies”— Black Gate – LINK

M. HAROLD PAGE – “Why Isn’t Conan a Mary Sue?” – Black Gate – LINK

KEITH TAYLOR – “Burning Mist and Golden Mire (2 Parts)” – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur – LINK – LINK

DAVID THOMAS – “Sorcery! A Look at Magic in Robert E Howard’s Conan stories” – Conan the Cimmerian Blog – LINK – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Kid, Two-Gun, and History.” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

TODD VICK – “Bootleggers & Gangsters: A Day in the Life of Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

JOHN C. WRIGHT – “Conan: Phoenix on the Sword” – Castalia House – LINK

 

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar

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

 

BOB BYRNE – Contributed essay for Black Gate

JASON RAY CARNEY – Contributed essay to On an Underwood No. 5; presented papers at ICFA and Glenn Lord Symposium

NICOLE EMMELHAINZ – Presented paper at ICFA.

LUIS FELIP LOPEZ-ESPINOSA – Contributed article to THEMATA journal

GUENTHER, DIERK – Contributed article to The Dark Man; presented papers at ICFA and Glenn Lord Symposium

LAURENT DI FILIPPO – Contributed article to Revue Française en Sciences de l’Information et de la Communication

JAMES McGLOTHLIN – Contributed essay for Black Gate

M. HAROLD PAGE – Contributed essay for Black Gate

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website or Periodical

(Eligible candidates are limited to print or digital magazines, journals, blogs, or internet sites with substantive 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. Print periodicals must have had an issue published in the previous calendar year. Non-static social media like Facebook and Twitter would not be eligible.)

BLACK GATE (John O’Neill) – LINK

CONAN THE CIMMERIAN BLOG (David Thomas) – LINK

THE DARK MAN (Mark Hall) – LINK

HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom) – LINK

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

THE SWORDS OF REH FORUM (Jason Aiken, et al.) – LINK

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

ROBERT-E-HOWARD.FR (Claude Ghedir and Patrice Louinet) – LINK

ROBERT E. HOWARD GOODREADS GROUP (Vincent Darlage and Jim MacLachlan) – LINK

REH ELECTRONIC AMATEUR PRESS ASSOCIATION (Frank Coffman, et al.) – LINK

REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Lee Breakiron) – LINK

 

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

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

 

THE CROMCAST (audio podcast) – Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd, and Jon Larson – LINK

HOWARD DAYS 2017 (videos)– Ben Friberg – LINK

H.P. LOVECRAFT LITERARY PODCAST (audio podcast) – Chad Fifer and Chris Lackey – LINK – LINK – LINK – LINK

LAST ATLANTEANS (audio podcast) – James Howard – LINK

LITERARY WONDER AND ADVENTURE PODCAST (audio podcast) – Robert Zoltan – LINK

THE PEOPLE’S GUIDE TO THE CTHULHU MYTHOS (audio podcast) – Daniel Spitzer (et al.) – LINKLINK

WEIRD FICTION ROBERT E. HOWARD (video) – Michael Moir – LINK

 

The Black River—Special Achievement

(The following eligible candidates have produced or contributed something special that doesn’t fit into any other category: scholarly presentations, biographical discoveries, etc.)

 

JOHN BULLARD and PAUL HERMAN – For representing the REHF at the World Fantasy Convention

JASON RAY CARNEY, NICOLE EMMELHAINZ, and DIERK GUENTHER, – For participating in an REH paper session at ICFA 2017.

SCOTT CONNORS, KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK, JONAS PRIDA, RICK LAI, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH panel at NecronomiCon Providence.

SCOTT CUPP, MARK FINN, JEFFREY SHANKS, and ADRIAN SIMMONS – For participating in an REH panel at the World Fantasy Convention

BOBBY DERIE, CHARLES RUTLEDGE, and JEFFREY SHANKS –For participating in an REH panel at Monsterama

DERRICK HUSSEY – For establishing the Robert E. Howard Fellowship Endowment at the University of Texas.

PATRICE LOUINET and JEFFREY SHANKS – For serving as advisors on the Conan Role Playing Game from Modiphius.

 

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

(Art must have made its first public published appearance in the previous calendar year.)

 

SIMON BISLEY  – Cover art for Conan the Thief RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Rogues in the House” – LINK

GERALD BROM– Cover art for Conan RPG Core Book (Modiphius) depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk” – LINK

SERGIO DAVILA and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Slayer #7-11 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK

PHROILAN GARDNER  – Cover art for Conan the Barbarian RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Frost Giant’s Daughter” – LINK

PHROILAN GARDNER – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #9-10 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

TOM GRINDBERG – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #9-10 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

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

VAL MAYERIK  – Cover art for The Book of Skelos RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Hour of the Dragon” – LINK

LIAM SHARP  – Cover art for Conan the Mercenary RPG book (Modiphius) depicting “Black Colossus” – LINK

TIM TRUMAN – Interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics) depicting “Horror from the Mound” – LINK

DEERAJ VERMA and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Slayer #12 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK

ADMIRA WIJAYA – Cover art for Conan the Slayer #7–8 depicting “Devil in Iron” – LINK – LINK

 

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement

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

Legacy Members can Vote for or Write-In up to three candidates that meet the above criteria. Please send Write-In votes to REHFAwards@gmail.com

FRED BLOSSER

LIN CARTER (posthumous)

MARC CERASINI

LYON SPRAGUE De CAMP (posthumous)

CHARLES HOFFMAN

BILLIE RUTH LOVING (posthumous)

GEORGE SCITHERS (posthumous)

JAMES VAN HISE

DONALD WOLLHEIM (posthumous)

 

Current Members of the Black Circle:

Glenn Lord

Rusty Burke

Don Herron

Novalyne Price Ellis

Bill Cavalier

Dennis McHaney

Damon Sasser

Patrice Louinet

Karl Edward Wagner

Roy Thomas