2017 REH Foundation Awards – Preliminary Ballot

   

This is full list of eligible candidates for the 2017 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.

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.)

BURGER, PATRICK – On the Precipice of Fascism: The Mythic and the Political in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood 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.)

BUTLER, JOHN – “Howardlandia, Inc.” Weird Fiction Review #6 – Link

CARNEY, JASON RAY—“Disintegrating Verse: The Poetry of the Shadow Modernists and the Ephemerality of the Ordinary” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

CIRILLI, MATTHEW—“Literary Gothicism in Robert E. Howard’s ‘Red Nails’” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

COFFMAN, FRANK – “The Poets of Weird Tales” – Spectral Realms 4 & 5 – Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “Fragments from the Lost Letters of H.P. Lovecraft to Robert E. Howard” – Lovecraft Annual #10 – Link

DOWD, CHRISTOPHER —“The Irish-American Identities of Robert E. Howard and Conan the Barbarian” – New Hibernia Review 20.2 (Summer 2016) – Link

EMERY, PHILIP—“Bersker Synecdoche: Howard’s Aesthetic of Violence” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

GARSTAD, BENJAMIN—“Robert E. Howard’s Critics and the Question of Racism” – Weird Fiction Review #7 – Link

GRAMLICH, CHARLES—“The Beautiful and the Repellent: The Erotic Allure of Death and the Other in the Writers of Weird Tales” – Weird Fiction Review #7 – Link

HOLMES, MORGAN—“Robert E. Howard and the Clayton Magazines” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder #46-47 – Link

HOLMES, MORGAN—“The Wild Wild West of Robert E. Howard” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder #48 – Link

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “The Outsider Scholar: Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and Scholarly Identity” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

LAI, RICK—“The Sinister Skelos: Robert E. Howard’s Demonic Wizard” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder #49-50 – Link

McILVAINE, ROBERT—“The Influence of Joseph A. Altsheler’s Apache Gold on Howard’s ‘The Haunted Mountain’” – The Dark Man 8.1 – Link

SHANKS, JEFFREY – “Nameless Tribes and Races of Men: Anthropological World-Building in ‘Men of the Shadows’” – Skelos #1 – Link

SPURLOCK, J. DAVID – “Conan & Frazetta: Celebrating 50 Years of Sword & Sorcery” – San Diego Comic-Con International 2016 Souvenir BookLink

 

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.)

ADAMS, FRED – “Esau Cairn – A Man Outside His Epoch” – Black Gate Link

BREAKIRON, LEE – “An American Barbarian Storms France” – REHEAPALink

BREAKIRON, LEE – “Let There Be Updates” – REHEAPALink

BYRNE, BOB – “Steve Harrison: REH’s Private Detective” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

COFFMAN, FRANK – “The Poem “Cimmeria” and Howard’s Use of Blank Verse” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

CORNELIUS, JIM – “Charlie Siringo — A Cowboy Detective” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

CORNELIUS, JIM – “Her Wild Old Past” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

CUPP, SCOTT A. – “The OCD of Collecting Howard” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “The Satanic Robert E. Howard (3 Parts)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “Conan and Canevin” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “The Swords of Robert E. Howard (3 Parts)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “Robert E. Howard’s Arkham” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “That Fool Olsen” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “Ebony and Crystal: REH, CAS, and Fraternal Good Wishes” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

DERIE, BOBBY – “Robert E. Howard and the Amateur Press (5 Parts)” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “Dr. Isaac M. Howard, Pellagra, and Homeopathy” – On an Underwood No. 5  – Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “Conan and the Dweller (4 Parts)” – On an Underwood No. 5  – Link

DERIE, BOBBY – “Howard, Lovecraft, & ‘The Sin-Eater’” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

GUENTHER, DIERK – “Gumshoes, Gats and Gals: Robert E. Howard’s Detective and Crime Stories” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog Link

HARDY, DAVE – “Henry Plummer: The Innocents and The Vultures” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

HOLMES, MORGAN – “Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft on Immigration” – Castalia House Blog – Link

JONES, HOWARD ANDREW – “The Ne’re-do-well Hero of “Gates of Empire” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “Ishtar and Salome in the Hall of Mirrors” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “When Ishtar Met the AEsir” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur BlogLink

KOHOUTEK, KAREN JOAN – “Others and Skull-Face” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

LAI, RICK—“Pools of the Black Mass” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

LOOK, DANIEL M. – “A Nontraditional Approach to the Posthumous Collaborations of de Camp and Howard” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog  – Link

LOUINET, PATRICE – “’The Wright Hook’ (or, the origin of ‘Spear and Fang’)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

MAYNARD, WILLIAM PATRICK – “Steve Harrison Reconsidered” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

MAZAK, KAROLY – “REH and Weird Tales” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

PRASIL, TIM – “A New Theory on Robert E. Howard’s Conrad and Kirowan Tales” – The Merry Ghost Hunter – Link

ROEHM, ROB – “’The Howards are a moving people.’” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

ROMEO, GARY – “Those Were Books! (2 Parts)” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Burning Sappho” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

TAYLOR, KEITH – “The Flappers of REH’s Day” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Who Are Those Guys?” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

TAYLOR, KEITH – “Worship the Golden Calf” – REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog – Link

VICK, TODD – “An Escape from The Depression: The Fantasy Fan, Marvel Tales & The Pulps” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

VICK, TODD – “The Thing About Conan Is . . .” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

VICK, TODD – “On the Trail of Grotz: A Lone Scout, A Picture, and a Road Trip” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

VICK, TODD – “Cannonballs, Boxers, and Music Halls: Robert E. Howard’s Stay in San Antonio” – On an Underwood No. 5Link

 

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)

BYRNE, BOB – Contributed to TGR Blog and organized “Discovering REH” series for Black Gate

CARNEY, JASON RAY – Contributed article to The Dark Man; presented paper at PCA

CIRILLI, MATTHEW – Contributed article to The Dark Man

EMERY, PHILIP – Contributed article to The Dark Man

GUENTHER, DIERK – Contributed to TGR blog; presented papers at PCA, ICFA, American Literature Society of Japan National Conference, and Glenn Lord Symposium

LOOK, DANIEL – Contributed to TGR blog; presented papers at PCA, ICFA, and Glenn Lord Symposium;

MAZAK, KAROLY – Contributed to TGR blog.

McILVAINE, ROBERT – Contributed article to The Dark Man

VICK, TODD – Contributed essays to On an Underwood No. 5; Editor of On an Underwood No. 5 blog; presented paper at PCA and Glenn Lord Symposium

 

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)
Link

HOWARD ANDREW JONES BLOG (Howard Andrew Jones)
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

 

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

THE DARK MAN (Mark Hall)
Link

REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Damon Sasser)
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)

ADKINS, JOSH, LUKE DODD, AND JON LARSON – The Cromcast (audio podcast) – Link

AIKEN, JASON – Pulp Crazy (video podcast) – Link

FRIBERG, BEN – Howard Days Panels (videos) – Link

RANDALL LOBB and MARK HUSSEY – Chasing Conan (video interviews from the Riddle of Steel documentary) Link

SHANKS, JEFFREY – REH Panel at International Conference of the Fantastic in the Arts (video) – 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.)

FRANK COFFMAN, DIERK GUENTHER, DANIEL LOOK, JONAS PRIDA, and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH paper session and panel at ICFA 2016.

JASON RAY CARNEY, DIERK GUENTHER, DANIEL LOOK, and TODD VICK – For presenting papers on REH at PCA/ACA 2016

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

GUENTHER, DIERK – For giving a presentation on REH at the Annual National Conference 2016 of the American Literature Society of Japan in Okayama.

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

KING, ROB – For creating the Cross Plains Review digital archive of back issues for the Southwest Collection at Texas Tech.

LOUINET, PATRICE – For serving as advisor on the Conan boardgame from Monolith.

SPURLOCK, J. DAVID – For organizing the REH and Frazetta 50th Anniversary panel at SDCC.

TAYLOR, KEITH – For his fictional biography of Helen Taveral 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.)

BERNAL, RICHARD – Cover art for The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Volume 1Link

BISLEY, SIMON – Cover art for Conan the Avenger #25 depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born” – Link

CRITCHLOW, CARL – Cover art for Conan RPG Quickstart Rules by Modiphius depicting “Beyond the Black River” – Link

CHING, BRIAN and MICHAEL ATIYEH – Interior art for Conan the Avenger #22–25  depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born” – Link

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

RENAUD, PAUL – Cover art for Conan the Avenger #22–24 depicting “A Witch Shall Be Born” – Link

SMITH, ADRIAN – Artwork for Conan boardgame by Monolith (depicting various REH characters) – 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.

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