The Howard Days 2015 Information Page is now available for your perusal and enjoyment, just by clicking the tab to your left. We’ve updated all the 2015 activities and panel information, plus we continue to provide (hopefully) all the information you’ll need to come on down to Robert E. Howard Days. There will also be info at www.howarddays.com and at the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page, as well as the REH Foundation site www.rehfoundation.org, the Conan Forums and the Two-Gun Raconteur blog.
It’s never to early to plan your trip to Cross Plains; if you’ve been to Howard Days before, you know it’s like a big family reunion. If you’ve never been, come on and find out why it’s The Best Two Days in REH Fandom!
Shown above is the wonderful Postal Cancellation Stamp designed by 2015 Guest of Honor Mark Schultz.
New this year is a Bus Trip to Howard’s grave in Brownwood, planned for Friday at 3:15. Plus we’ve got special guests and some new little things we’re going to try out to enhance your enjoyment. It’s a two-day event that is jam-packed with great fellowship, interesting people and conversation, great food and a laid-back setting, all the while supporting the Legacy of Robert E. Howard!
You won’t be disappointed! Hope we see y’all there!
Three and a half weeks and counting! Howard Days will be here before we know it but the’s still time to make plans to come down for the Two Best Days in Howard Fandom!
If you haven’t already registered, there’s still seating available at the Friday night Celebration Banquet. Not only will you have a great Texas meal, listen to our 2014 Guest of Honor Patrice Louinet and his wonderful French accent and hob nob with Howard fans from all over the world – you’ll have a chance to bid on all kinds of neat Robert E. Howard items in the Silent Auction.
But to insure the Auction (of which 100% of the proceeds go directly to supporting the REH Museum) is of the usual great quality, we still need your help. If you do have any Robert E. Howard items that you might like to donate, now’s the time to send them to:
Project Pride/REH Silent Auction, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443
This is also the address to use for registration (only $15.00 per person for breakfast, lunch and dinner on Friday) or you can use PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com.
Please help us make Robert E. Howard Days just a little bit more special while helping out the Legacy of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard! It is much appreciated! Hope to see you there!
We’ve got a month to go. Thanks to Marty Van Dyke over on Facebook for providing this image. The REH DAYS 2014 tab at the top of the page is still the place for the most complete info on Howard Days, but please check the Howard Days page on Facebook and www.howarddays.com for continuing information.
Hope to see y’all soon!
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!
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 Robert-E-Howard.fr.”
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 www.rehfoundation.org, www.rehtwogunraconteur.com, www.conan.com, and others.
Robert E. Howard Days will take place June 7-8, 2013, at the the Robert E. Howard House & Museum in Cross Plains, Texas.
This annual gathering of fans of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard is presented by the fine folks of Project Pride of Cross Plains, sponsored by the Robert E. Howard Foundation with the help of the members of REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association.
The REH Foundation is proud to announce the 2013 Guest of Honor is Tim Truman, artist and author from Dark Horse Comics. Tim is currently at work on adapting The Hour of the Dragon for Dark Horse.
All of the regularly scheduled events will be taking place again this year: the Howard House and Gift Shop open on Friday & Saturday (and for a short while on Thursday), panels of interest to everyone, the Friday night Celebration Banquet and Silent Auction, the special postal cancellation, the REH Swap Meet at the Pavilion, bus tours of the town + surrounding area, the Saturday night Barbeque at the Caddo Peak Ranch, plus (maybe most importantly) the gathering of friends and fans to honor the Legacy of REH.
Cross Plains Barbarian Days is also that Saturday, and the REH Foundation will host a Legacy Circle Members Luncheon.
The detailed information will be posted soon here and at the REH Foundation site as well as at the Conan Forum and Two-Gun Raconteur.
But now’s the time to make your plans on being there for the best 2+ days in Howard Fandom. If you’re a returning attendee, you know what a great time it is – and if you’ve never been, come to Cross Plains and find out! There’s plenty of room for everyone – it’s TEXAS!
Hope to see you there. We’re in the process of getting the details ironed out, so check back soon. Any questions? Let me know at email@example.com.