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Donations Needed for the REH Silent Auction

Posted by indy on 18th April 2014

One of the highlights of Robert E. Howard Days every year is the wonderful Celebration Banquet that Project Pride throws for all the registered attendees. Along with the great Texas grub and fine dinner conversation, Guest of Honor Patrice Louinet will present a short talk about his involvement with REH.
But, if a highlight can have a highlight, the REH Silent Auction is it! Held in conjunction with the dinner at the Cross Plains Community Center, the Auction features scores of Robert E. Howard items for your silent bidding. There is always a wide selection of unique and eclectic Howard items: books, magazines, fanzines, chapbooks, statues, posters, original art, videos & cd’s, comic books and so on – an amazing array of Robert E. Howard stuff! Shown above is a relief carving I did a few years ago that has been recycled twice! (I bought it back for myself last year!) One year there was an original, large hand-drawn map of the Hyborian World and you will always fine some rare REH collectible among all of the esoteric offerings. You never know what will be there, which is a HUGE part of the fun – especially when friendly bidding wars ensue!
But all this fun of a Silent Auction can’t happen without your generous donation. Now’s the time to go through your Howard collection and see if there’s something you could donate to the Silent Auction. All of the money from the Silent Auction goesdirectly towards the upkeep of the Robert E. Howard Museum. It’s a great way for you to not only share some of your extra Howard stuff with the world but you will continue to insure the Legacy of REH. Winner winner chicken-fried steak dinner!
So, with eight weeks to go until Howard Days, now’s the time to gather up those Howard items and send them to: REH Silent Auction c/o Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443. You’ll be glad you did (the donations are tax-deductible), just not as glad as the folks doing the bidding!


Posted in Cross Plains, REH Celebration, REH Days |

A Primer (of sorts) for Howard Days

Posted by indy on 2nd April 2014

The theme of Howard Days this year is Howard History, which relates to how much REH enjoyed re-writing history in the “guise of fiction”. The panels at HD this year will reflect that, and shown above is a new publication from the REH Foundation Press that could almost act as a primer for those attending Howard Days this year.

The SPEARS OF CLONTARF Typescript: Early Draft is now available through the REH Foundation’s website and will show you the way Bob Howard did indeed re-write historical events. For a fascinating facsimile look at an original REH typescript plus other goodies in a spiffy package, here’s the info:

To help celebrate the 1,000-year anniversary of the historic Battle of Clontarf—and Robert E. Howard’s interest in it—the REH Foundation is offering a facsimile version of an early draft of “Spears of Clontarf.” Also included is Howard’s letter to publisher Harry Bates and an introduction by Rusty Burke. Printed and shipped from Lulu printing, the paperback book is 8.5 X 11, perfect bound, with 36 pages. Cover art by John Watkiss.

Ordering information:

U.S. and Canadian residents pay $20 (REHF members $18), which includes postage.
Non-US residents pay $27 (REHF members $24), which includes postage.
Lulu shipping does not offer insurance, but if you would like tracking information on your order, U.S. and Canadian orders add $5; all others add $10.
To order, pay directly via PayPal at their website, Send the appropriate amount to Be sure to include a note explaining your order. To order via check (personal or cashier’s) or money order send to: The REH Foundation Press, PO Box 251242, Plano, TX 75025. ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN US DOLLARS. Be sure that all the necessary shipping information is included and accurate. NO FOREIGN MONEY ORDERS. Books will not be shipped prior to checks clearing the bank. If you have any questions or comments regarding pricing or shipping, please contact us at

Posted in History, Howard's Writing, REH Days, REH Foundation |

Robert E. Howard Days 2014 Updates!

Posted by indy on 22nd March 2014

The REH DAYS 2014 Information Page is alive and kicking! Click on the REH DAYS 2014 tab at the top of this page and you’ll get (almost) all the info you’ll need to know about The Best Two Days in Robert E. Howard Fandom!

All the favorite activities are still in place for the June 13-14 event: the Howard Museum and Pavilion in Cross Plains are open to all, the Gift Shop is open as well, there are a total of seven panels that cover fan and scholarly endeavors and the Bus Tour of Cross Plains & surrounding environs happens on Friday. You can get a special REH Days postal cancellation at the CP Post Office, there’s a REH Swap Meet both days at the Pavilion, a Silent Auction at the Celebration Banquet Friday night and an authentic Texas chuck wagon BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch Saturday evening. The award-winning Cross Plains Public Library will be open: you can view their stellar REH collection and view the actual typewritten manuscripts that Bob Howard produced on his Underwood #5 a few blocks away! We also celebrate his poetic words by reading them aloud from the very front porch of the house where they were written!

Our Guest of Honor for HD 2014 is Patrice Louinet, one of the finest REH scholars in the world! Join Patrice and a number of other familiar names in Howard Fandom as they share not only their knowledge of Ol’ Two-Gun but their friendship and good humor in the warm, welcoming environs of Cross Plains, Texas.

But the best part of Howard Days is the sharing of fellowship for those who have gathered to honor Robert E. Howard’s storied legacy. Howard Days has become a family reunion of sorts for so many folks, where new friendships are forged and old ones renewed. We can walk the grounds and view the exact spot from which Robert E. Howard transformed the dry Texas dust into so many fantastic worlds of adventure. If you’ve enjoyed REH at all, visiting his home during Howard Days is not only a fine tribute to him but also a wonderful weekend adventure you won’t soon forget!

So check out the REH Days page and we hope you can make it for two days of fun, fellowship and festivities! Y’all come!

P.S. Visit the REH Days Facebook page too! We’re also going to start up a dedicated REH Days blog so stay tuned for more info!


Posted in REH Celebration, REH Days |

Help Out the House

Posted by indy on 15th February 2014

The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, is in need of a little help! Repairs are almost constantly needed for this 100+ year old structure. Some of you fine folks in Howard Fandom have started a grassroots effort to Help out the House by sending them a couple of bucks for upkeep, repairs and a new coat coat of paint. (All are needed.) Any amount is appreciated!

When the House was originally purchased by Project Pride back in 1989, many people were generous with their donations to help turn this historic structure into the Mecca that it has become for fans of Robert E. Howard. Rusty Burke once said that if everyone who had ever read a REH story would donate just one dollar, they would have no money problems!

So, if you can see your way clear, send a couple of pazoors to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443 or via Pay Pal at

It will be much appreciated!

Posted in Cross Plains, REH Days |

Robert E. Howard Days 2014 Guest of Honor: Patrice Louinet

Posted by indy on 16th January 2014

The Robert E. Howard Foundation, REHupa and Project Pride of Cross Plains, Texas are most pleased to announce that Patrice Louinet is the 2014 Guest of Honor at REH Days, in Cross Plains on June 13 & 14.

Mr. Louinet’s name is easily recognized by Howard fans everywhere as being one of the premier scholars in Robert E. Howard studies. From his first “real” essay in The Dark Man #4 to his editing, essay and preparation work on Wandering Star’s The Ultimate Triumph, The Coming of Conan and The Bloody Crown of Conan, along with Del Rey’s The Conquering Sword of Conan and volumes for the REH Foundation Press, Patrice has been a major factor in the revival of not only Howard’s work but of the ongoing REH scholarship.

Well, what has he done for us lately, you ask? I’ll let him explain: “I am equally proud of what I have been doing here, to wit: I have edited and translated 10 Howard books so far, with the 11th in the works (and should be published around June) with Editions Bragelonne. My work on that series (ie translations, intros and essays) earned me the ‘Special Award’ of the Imaginales in 2012, the Imaginales being France’s most important festival/con in the Fantasy genre. Spreading the Good Word in every conceivable way I can think of, I was heavily involved in the audio edition of the Howard books, have been writing and developing a documentary on Bob H. for the past year, have spoken REH at La Sorbonne, on national tee-vee and radio and am the co-creator of”

Patrice also mentions that there should be a number of major announcements in the next few days/weeks so he’ll be adding to this list. Quite a bio for quite a Guest of Honor!

Robert E. Howard Days 2014 is shaping up to be a really good one, so start making your plans to join us in Cross Plains June 13th & 14th for two days of the very best time in Howard Fandom. We’ll be getting the REH DAYS 2014 information up & running soon. Check back here periodically and also look to the Robert E. Howard Facebook page, along with,,, and others.

Posted in Cross Plains, REH Celebration, REH Days, REH Foundation |


Posted by indy on 3rd June 2013

It’s time to (metaphorically) blaze our pistolas and brandish our Bowies – Robert E. Howard Days is this week in Cross Plains, Texas! If you’re a returning attendee, you know what a blast it is. If you’ve never been, when you do come on down you’ll know why there are so many returning attendees!

The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom officially starts on Friday the 7th, runs through Saturday the 8th and is chock full of All Things Howard! The Robert E. Howard Museum is open to all from 9 to 4 each day; buy REH items in the Gift Shop; purchase Howard books directly from the REH Foundation Press; you can listen to our GOH Tim Truman talk about his involvement with Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard; you can take a Bus Tour of Cross Plains and the surrounding countryside; a total of seven panels will be presented (one at the Ice House where REH mixed it up!); we have a REH Swap Meet at the Pavilion; there’s a Celebration Banquet and a way-cool Silent Auction; the Cross Plains Post Office will stamp your mail with a Howard Days cancellation postmark; you can enjoy some real Texas vittles at the Caddo Peak Ranch Barbeque,; read or listen to REH Porchlight Poetry; view original Howard typescripts and a great collection at the Cross Plains Library – whew, it’s one of those exhausting weekends that makes you glad to be a fan of Robert E. Howard!

And the best part about all these activities: you will be doing it among old and new friends who have gathered in Fellowship to support the Legacy of a true American (and Texas!) original – Robert E. Howard.

See you there!

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One Week to REH Days!

Posted by indy on 31st May 2013

The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom start next Friday, June 7, at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas!

It’s never too late to decide to saddle up your pinto and come to Texas. All the activities, house & bus tours, panels and even a real Texas chuck-wagon brisket barbeque are presented at no charge. The only real fee is the $15.00 Friday night Banquet, which I understand is sold out – however, there might be a spot for you if you show up and plunk down 15 smackers.

Howard Days has become more like a family reunion, where we all celebrate the Legacy of our most famous relative.

I guarantee it’ll be a great time in the name of Robert E. Howard. Check the REH DAYS 2013 tab at the top of this page for all the info you’ll ever need about Howard Days. If that’s not enough, e-mail me at and I can help you out!

Hope to see all my old and new friends at Howard Days! Y’all come!

See you soon!

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Howard Days is a Month Away!

Posted by indy on 8th May 2013

Robert E. Howard Days is happening June 7th & 8th and we certainly hope to see you there! A month is still plenty of time to make plans and besides, Texas is a really big state, so there’s room for everybody. Check out the REH DAYS tab at the top of this page for complete, updated information. If you’re planning on coming to the Celebration Banquet, please pre-register by June 1st. It’s only $15.00 per person and that will provide you with four meals! You can pay by check or Pay Pal at:

Speaking of the Banquet, the REH Silent Auction that takes place there on Friday night is always looking for donations to be auctioned! You can help support Project Pride and the Robert E. Howard Museum by donating your REH and related items. Books, magazines, fanzines, artwork, posters, movies, photos, t-shirts – anything related to Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard would help support the continuing of the Legacy of REH.

You can send both your auction items and your pre-registration directly to: PROJECT PRIDE, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443.

Indy thanks you very much!

Any questions or comments:

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REH Days is A-Comin’!

Posted by indy on 1st May 2013

Hope you’ve been making your plans to get on down to Cross Plains, Texas June 7-8 for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

Almost all of the info you need to know about Howard Days can be found by clicking the little REH DAYS 2013 tab at the top of this page. I’ve got things updated: the “TO BE ANNOUNCED” panel on Saturday is now the REH and Texas panel. Hopefully we’ll have Texans Mark Finn, Paul Herman and Damon Sasser sitting in on this one, joined by former Texan Rusty Burke. At least, that’s the plan.

Like I said, hope your plan is to join us. Gonna be another good one!

Any questions? will get you some answers!

Indy over & out.

Posted in Cross Plains, REH Days |

Robert E. Howard Days Info

Posted by indy on 15th April 2013

I’ve got the REH Days info tab at the top of this page up to date with this June’s schedule. Indy Sez click and peek!

The 2:00 panel on Saturday is still “To Be Announced”. We might make that a “catch-all” panel that includes information from the REH Foundation plus news of the World Science Fiction Convention to be held in San Antonio, Texas. The bell has tolled there for lots of Robert E. Howard activity – panels, displays and other cool stuff – which is only fitting for a Texas convention. Mark Finn has been wrangled into, uh…I mean graciously accepted the role of lead dog in hopes of lassoing the Howard Heads Gang into doing right by Ol’ Two-Gun.

So, it’s looking like two trips to the Lone Star state for this ol’ cowboy this year. First up is Howard Days June 7-8 – there’s still plenty of time and plenty of room for you to come on down! Check the REH DAYS tab, saddle that bay mare, strap on the Bowie and those pistolas and head for the Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

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