2016 REHF Awards Preliminary Ballot

   

This is full list of eligible candidates for the 2016 REH Foundation Awards. Legacy Circle Members will select the top three nominees in each category from this preliminary ballot. From those final nominees all 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 10.

 

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]

 

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.)

EMMELHAINZ, NICOLE – “Strange Collaborations: Shared Authorship and Weird Tales” The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
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EVERETT, JUSTIN – “Eugenic Thought in the Works of Robert E. Howard” The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
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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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HOLMES, MORGAN – “Gothic to Cosmic: Sword and Sorcery Fiction in Weird Tales” The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
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LAI, RICK – “The Secret Son of Bran Mak Morn” Blood ‘N’ Thunder #45
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MOTT, WILLIAM MICHAEL – “The Hyborian Sage: Real-World Parallels Between Howard’s Essay and Modern Discoveries” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
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NYIKOS, DANIEL – “‘Against the Complacency of an Orthodox Sun-Dweller’: The Lovecraft Circle and the ‘Weird Class'” The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales
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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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ROEHM, ROB – “The Poetry Contest” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
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SCHERPENHUIZEN, DAVID – “Conan der Ubermensch” 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)”  On an Underwood No. 5
Part 1: Link  Part 2: Link Part 3: Link

BOWLES, DAVID – “Toltec Traces in ‘Thunder-Rider'” On An Underwood No. 5
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DERIE, BOBBY – “Dear Bob; Cordially Yours, Clark Ashton Smith” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
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DERIE, BOBBY – “An Irreparable Loss: Robert E. Howard and Weird Tales, 1936” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
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DERIE, BOBBY – “The Shadow out of Spain (5 parts)” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link Part 3: Link Part 4: Link Part 5: Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “Drafts to H. P. Lovecraft (4 parts)” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link Part 3: Link Part 4: 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

DERIE, BOBBY – “Untrodden Fields: Robert E. Howard’s Sex Library (3 parts)” On An Underwood No. 5
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link  Part 3: Link

GREER, JOHN MICHAEL – “The Cimmerian Hypothesis (3 parts)” The Archdruid Report
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link Part 3: Link

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “The Brazen Peacock” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
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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

SASSER, DAMON – “REH and Callahan County” On An Underwood No. 5 Link

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Byzantine Spies and Venetian Sellouts” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
Part 1: Link Part 2: Link

TUGGLE, MIKE C. – “Robert E. Howard: Southern Writer” The Abbeville Blog
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VICK, TODD – “The Kid, Two-Gun, and History” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
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VICK, TODD – “A Writer, A Saloon, and A Famous Town: Robert E. Howard in Lincoln, NM” On An Underwood No. 5
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VICK, TODD – “Advocating the Need for Critical Research: Robert E. Howard in Academia” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog
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VOLLEN, GUY – “The Short Horrors of Robert E. Howard” Medleyana
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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)

BOWLES, DAVID – Contributed an essay to On An Underwood No. 5

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

EMMELHAINZ, NICOLE – Contributed an essay to Unique Legacy of Weird Tales; gave papers at PCA and NecronomiCon

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

MOTT, WILLIAM MICHAEL – Contributed an essay to TGR #18

NYIKOS, DANIEL – Contributed to Unique Legacy of Weird Tales

PISKE, DAVID – Contributed essay to On An Underwood No. 5

SCHERPENHUIZEN, DAVID – Contributed an essay to TGR #18

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 ANDREW JONES BLOG (Howard Andrew Jones)
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HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom)
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ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)
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THE REH FORUM (Pete Roncoli, et al.)
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REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR BLOG (Damon Sasser)
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ROBERT-E-HOWARD.FR (Claude Ghedir and Patrice Louinet)
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ROBERT E. HOWARD GOODREADS GROUP (Vincent Darlage and Jim MacLachlan)
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The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

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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AIKEN, JASON – Pulp Crazy (video podcast)
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FIFER, CHAD and CHRIS LACKEY – The H. P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast (audio podcast)
Link Link Link Link

FRIBERG, BEN – Howard Days Panels (videos)
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SHAEFFER, SCOTT – REH Panel at NecronomiCon 2015 (video)
Link

ST. MARY, ROB and MIKE WHITE – The Projection Booth (audio Podcast)
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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.)

BARRETT, BARBARA – For her Word of the Week series at TGR and other sties.

BURKE, RUSTY, MARK FINN, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For representing the REH Foundation at NecronomiCon

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

CAVALIER, BILL “INDY” – For representing the REHF at Windy City Pulp and Paper Con

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

RICHARDSON, DEUCE and KEITH TAYLOR – For their fictional biography of Von Junzt at the REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog

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

TAYLOR, KEITH – For his fictional biography of Von Kalmbach at the REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog

 

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.)

ATIYEH, MICHAEL and GUIU VILANOVA – Interior art for Conan the Avenger #13-15 depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk”
Link Link

CAVALIER, BILL – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting Conan.
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CHING, BRIAN and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Avenger #20 depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born”
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COVINGTON, BOB – Cover art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting Cormac Fitzgeoffrey.
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FETHEROLF, CHARLES – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting “The Cobra in the Dream”
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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]

LAMING, MARC and WARREN WUCINICH – Interior art for REH’s Savage Sword #10 depicting “The Gods of Bal-Sagoth”
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LUIS, JOSE, ANDY OWENS, and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Avenger #21 depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born”
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PACE, RICHARD – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting “Old Garfield’s Heart”
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PETERS, MICHAEL – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting “Bran Mak Morn
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PLAVET, TERRY – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting REH’s western heroes
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POWELL, ERIC – Cover art for Conan the Avenger #13-15 depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk”
Link Link Link

REAGAN, BRIAN “MR. ZARONO” – Interior art for REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 18 depicting “The Black Stone”
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RENAUD, PAUL – Cover art for Conan the Avenger #20-21 depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born”
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VILANOVA, GUIU and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Avenger #13-15 depicting “Xuthal of the Dusk”
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 Write-In up to three candidates that meet the above criteria.

Already on the 2016 Final Ballot:
Roy Thomas

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