2016 REH Foundation Awards Nominees

   

We are proud to announce to official nominees for this year’s REH Foundation Awards, honoring the top contributions from the previous year in Howard scholarship and in the promotion of Howard’s life and works. The top three nominees in each category were selected by the Legacy Circle members of the Foundation from an outstanding pool of eligible candidates and their contributions represent the best of the best. (Categories with more than 3 nominees represent a tie in the voting)

All members of the REH Foundation will be eligible to vote on these nominees to determine this year’s winners (with the exception of the Black Circle which requires a premium membership). Voting deadline is April 3rd! The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 10.

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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.)

DERIE, BOBBY – The Collected Letters of REH: Index and Addenda (REH Foundation Press)
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LAFOND, JAMES – Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic: The Racially Charged Fiction of Robert E. Howard (Punch Buggy Books)
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LOUINET, PATRICE – Le Guide Howard (ActuSF)
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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 this year]

 

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.)

 

GUENTHER, DIERK – “A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the “Old Frontier”—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
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REASONER, JAMES – “Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard”REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
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SHANKS, JEFFREY – “Evolutionary Otherness: Anthropological Anxiety in Robert E. Howard’s ‘Worms of the Earth’” The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
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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.)

BARRETT, BARBARA – “Hester Jane Ervin Howard and Tuberculosis (3 parts)”  REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog
Part 1: Link  Part 2: Link Part 3: Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “The Mirror of E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Letters of H.P. Lovecraft (3 parts)” On An Underwood No. 5
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link  Part 3: Link

PISKE, DAVID – “Barbarism and Civilization in the Letters of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft: A Summary with Commentary (6 parts)” On An Underwood No. 5
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link Part 3: Link Part 4: Link Part 5: Link Part 6: Link

 

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar
(The following candidates have recently begun making significant contributions to Howard scholarship through publications and/or presentations. Previous winners are not eligible)

DERIE, BOBBY – Contributed essays to TGR blog, On An Underwood No. 5, and compiled the The Collected Letters of REH: Index and Addenda

GUENTHER, DIERK – Contributed an essay to TGR #18; presented paper at PCA; participated in panel at HDs

VICK, TODD – Contributed essays to TGR and On An Underwood No. 5; Editor of On An Underwood No. 5 blog

 

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website
(Eligible candidates are limited to internet sites with substantive 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.)

BLACK GATE (John O’Neill)
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HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom)
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ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)
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REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR BLOG (Damon Sasser)
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The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical
(Eligible candidates must be a periodical primarily devoted to the life and work of Robert E. Howard with at least one issue published during the previous calendar year)

THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE (Steve Dilks)
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REH: TWO GUN RACONTEUR (Damon Sasser)
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REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Damon Sasser)
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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)

ADKINS, JOSH, LUKE DODD, AND JON LARSON – The Cromcast (audio podcast)
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FRIBERG, BEN – Howard Days Panels (videos)
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SHEAFFER, SCOTT – REH Panel at NecronomiCon 2015 (video)
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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.)

BYRNE, BOB – For organizing the “Discovering REH” blog post series at the Black Gate Website

JONES, HOWARD ANDREW and BILL WARD – For their “Re-Reading Conan” series at www.howardandrewjones.com/

ROEHM, ROB – For his biographical research published at the REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog, On an Underwood No. 5, and the Black Gate website.

 

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.)

GIANNI, THOMAS – For Fists of Iron Volume 4 cover.
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GIORELLO, TOMAS and JOSE VILLARRUBIA: Cover and interior artwork for adaptation of “Wolves Beyond the Border” King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border issue 1 (Dark Horse).
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KEEGAN, JIM & RUTH: Artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob,” [Various titles]
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Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement (Voting limited to Premium Members)
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.)

THOMAS, ROY (Approve or Disapprove – 60% approval required)

Roy Thomas was the main impetus behind the Marvel comic series Conan the Barbarian for which he wrote for many years. That best-selling series and it’s sister titles, King Conan and Savage Sword of Conan introduced many thousands of readers to the character, and through Roy’s efforts in promoting Robert E. Howard, to the original stories as well. In 2006 he authored Conan: The Ultimate Guide to the World’s Most Savage Barbarian and was guest of honor at Howard Days.

 

List of approved eligible candidates compiled by Legacy Circle members for 2017 ballot:

BLOSSER, FRED
CERASINI, MARC
De CAMP, LYON SPRAGUE (posthumous)
HOFFMAN, CHARLES
LOVING, BILLIE RUTH (posthumous)
PROJECT PRIDE
SCITHERS, GEORGE
VAN HISE, JAMES
WOLLHEIM, DONALD