2019 REH Foundation Awards – Nominees

   

This is full list of eligible candidates for the 2019 REH Foundation Awards. Premium REHF members will vote for the winners from this preliminary list. The awards will be given out at a special ceremony at Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 8.

Premium Members of the REH Foundation click HERE to vote!

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 – Western Weirdness and Voodoo Vengence (Pulp Hero Press) – LINK

DON D’AMMASSA – Masters of Fantasy, Volume One (Managansett Press) – LINK

DON HERRON and LEO GRIN – Famous Someday: A Robert E. Howard Biography (The Cimmerian Press) – LINK

PETER OSTERIED – Die Filmwelten des Robert E. Howard: Conan, Kull und andere Abenteurer (Createspace Independent Publishing) – LINK

DAVID C. SMITH – Robert E. Howard: A Literary Biography (Pulp Hero Press) – LINK

MICHELE TETRO –  Robert E. Howard e gli Eroi dalla Valle Oscura (Odoya) – 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.)

BOBBY DERIE – “That Fool Olson” – Lovecraft Annual 12– LINK

RICK LAI – “Poseidon and the Gods of the Robert E. Howard Universe” – Blood ‘n’ Thunder Presents #4: Pulpourri – LINK

DAMON YOUNG – “I Love, I Slay, And Am Content” – Island Magazine #124 – 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.)

BOB BYRNE – “By Crom: Arthurian Elements in the Conan Canon’” – Black Gate – LINK

BOB BYRNE – “By Crom: Conan and the Khoraja Saga: Beyond Robert E. Howard’s ‘Black Colossus’” – Mighty Thor JR’s Blog – LINK

BENJAMIN CHEAH – “H P Lovecraft and Robert E Howard: A Contrast in Horror” – PulpRev – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “A Lost Weird Anthology, 1932-1933” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK 

BOBBY DERIE – “Bêlit’s Bane: Where the Falling Demon Meets the Rising Ape” – Mighty Thor JR’s Blog – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and the Acolyte: Robert E. Howard and F. T. Laney” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Biographies of H. P. Lovecraft” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Conan and Sappho: Robert E. Howard on Lesbians (2 parts)” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Dear Mr. Jacobi; Cordially, Robert E. Howard” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Fan Mail: Bloch vs. Conan” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Fan Mail: Prohibition in “The Souk”” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “First Fans: Robert E. Howard and Emil Petaja ” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

BOBBY DERIE – “Robert E. Howard’s Reefer Madness” – Messages from Crom – LINK

BOB FREEMAN – “Beyond the Bounds of Reality: Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Sword & Sorcery” – Mighty Thor JR’s Blog – LINK

BEN FRIBERG –“Bigfoot vs. Bigfoot: Biggest Bout of the 19th century! Or…The Four Deaths of Chief Bigfoot” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

MORGAN HOLMES – “Robert E. Howard and the Third Reich”— Castalia House Blog – LINK

ROB KING – “Robert E. Howard on the Llano Estacado and the Collection at Texas Tech University’s Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library”— On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

MATTHEW KNIGHT – “Nosferatu Necronomica – Solomon Kane in the Hills of the Dead” – DMR Books BlogLINK

KAREN JOAN KOHOUTEK – “By the Phoenix on This Sword I Rule” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

JORDI MORERA – “La Pluma Salvaje de Robert E. Howard” – Studia Humanitatis – LINK

DEUCE RICHARDSON – “Stephen Fabian and Robert E. Howard (3 Parts)” – DMR Books Blog – LINK – LINK – LINK

ROB ROEHM – “Footnotes #1 and #2” – Howard History – LINK – LINK

KEITH TAYLOR – “Black Vulmea – Robert E. Howard’s Roughneck Pirate (2 Parts)” – DMR Books Blog – LINK – LINK

BILL THOM – “The Art of Robert E. Howard” – Messages from Crom – LINK – LINK – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Blunders of One Weird Tales Artist: Curtis Charles Senf” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Last Line of the Last Letter” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

TODD VICK – “The Weather is Good but the Beer is Lousy” – On An Underwood No. 5 – LINK

MICHAEL WASHBURN – “Robert E. Howard: Literary Artist or Pulp Hack?” – Book and Film Globe – 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 essays for Black Gate

PHILIP EMERY – Completed Doctoral Thesis on REH and Sword and Sorcery

NICOLE EMMELHAINZ – Presented paper at ICFA.

ROB KING – Contributed essay to On an Underwood No. 5

MATTHEW KNIGHT – Contributed essay to DMR Books Blog

JORDI MORERA – Contributed essay to Studia Humanitatis

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

DMR BOOKS BLOG (Dave Ritzlin) – LINK

HOWARD HISTORY (Rob Roehm) – LINK

HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom) – LINK

MESSAGES FROM CROM – LINK

MIGHTY THOR JRS – (James Schmidt) – LINK

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

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

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

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

EXTRA CREDITS: Lovecraft & Howard – Pulp! Weird Tales (video podcast) – James Portnow, et al. – LINK

HOWARD DAYS 2018 (videos)– Ben Friberg – LINK

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

ROGUES IN THE HOUSE PODCAST – Matt Sullivan, Logan Whitney, and Alex Kostopoulos – 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.)

DIERK GUENTHER and JEFFREY SHANKS – For participating in an REH paper session at ICFA 2017.

MARK HALL – For his years of service as editor of The Dark Man

PATRICE LOUINET  – For his commentary on the Conan graphic novels by Glenat

JEFFREY SHANKS, ANDREW McFEATERS, THADRA STANTON, and HEATHER YOUNG – For the REH House Archaeology Project

ROY THOMAS – for his publication of Barbarian Life, the history of Conan in the comics.

DAMON YOUNG – Reading Workshop on Robert E. Howard at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and contributed article to Island Magazine

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.)

PIERRE ALARY – Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 1 : La reine de la côte noire (Glenat) – Adaptation of “Queen of the Black Coast” – LINK

BILL CAVALIER – Cover Art for Pictures in the Fire (REHF Press) – LINK

TOM GRINDBERG – Cover art for Conan the Pirate sourcebook for Conan RPG (Modiphius) – Depicts “Queen of the Black Coast”– LINK

ANTHONY JEAN – Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 3 : Au-delà de la rivière noire (Glenat) – Adatation of “Beyond the Black River” –  LINK

ROBIN RECHT – Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 4 : La fille du géant du gel (Glenat) – Adaptation “The Frost Giant’s Daughter”- LINK

MANUEL SANJULIAN — Cover art for Ancient Ruins and Cursed Cities (Modiphius) – Depicts “Red Nails” – LINK

RONAN TOULHOAT – Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 2 : Le colosse noir (Glenat) – Depicts “Black Colossus” – 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)

PAUL HERMAN

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