Winners of the 2016 REH Foundation Awards

   

 

The winners of the 2016 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards were announced at a ceremony on June 10, at the REH Days celebration in Cross Plains, Texas. The REH Foundation Awards honor 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 and the winners were voted on by the full membership of the Foundation.

 

The Black Circle Award for Lifetime Achievment
ROY THOMAS

 

The Atlantean Award — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)
Winner: BOBBY DERIE – The Collected Letters of REH: Index and Addenda

Other Nominees:
JAMES LAFOND – Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic: The Racially Charged Fiction of Robert E. Howard
PATRICE LOUINET – Le Guide Howard

 

The Hyrkanian Award — Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
JEFFREY SHANKS – “Evolutionary Otherness: Anthropological Anxiety in Robert E. Howard’s ‘Worms
of the Earth’” in The Unique Legacy of Weird Tales

Other Nominees:
DIERK GUENTHER – “A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the ‘Old Frontier’”— Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’” in REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18
JAMES REASONER – “Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard” in REH: Two-Gun Raconteur #18

 

The Cimmerian Award — Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)
Winners: (Tie) BARBARA BARRETT – “Hester Jane Ervin Howard and Tuberculosis” at REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog
(Tie) DAVID PISKE – “Barbarism and Civilization in the Letters of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft: A Summary with Commentary” at On An Underwood No. 5 Blog

Other Nominee:
BOBBY DERIE – “The Mirror of E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Letters of H.P. Lovecraft” at On An Underwood No. 5 Blog

 

The Venarium Award — Emerging Scholar
Winner: BOBBY DERIE

Other Nominees:
DIERK GUENTHER
TODD VICK

 

The Stygian Award — Outstanding Achievement, Website
Winner: REH: TWO-GUN RACONTEUR BLOG (Damon Sasser)

Other Nominees:
BLACK GATE (John O’Neill)
HOWARD WORKS (Bill Thom)
ON AN UNDERWOOD NO. 5 (Todd Vick)

 

The Aquilonian Award — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical
Winner: REH: TWO GUN RACONTEUR (Damon Sasser)

Other Nominees:
THE HYBORIAN GAZETTE (Steve Dilks)
REH FOUNDATION NEWSLETTER (Damon Sasser)

 

The Black Lotus Award – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia
Winner: BEN FRIBERG – 2015 Howard Days Panels (videos)

Other Nominees:
JOSH ADKINS, LUKE DODD, AND JON LARSON – The Cromcast (audio podcast)
SCOTT SHEAFFER – REH Panel at NecronomiCon 2015 (video)

 

The Black River Award — Special Achievement
Winner: ROB ROEHM – For his biographical research on REH.

Other Nominees:
BOB BYRNE – For organizing the “Discovering REH” blog post series at the Black Gate Website
HOWARD ANDREW JONES and BILL WARD – For their “Re-Reading Conan” series.

 

The Rankin Award — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work.
Winners: TOMAS GIORELLO and JOSE VILLARRUBIA: Cover and interior artwork for King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border

Other Nominees:
THOMAS GIANNI – For Fists of Iron Volume 4 cover.
JIM & RUTH KEEGAN: Artwork for The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob comic strip