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Donations Needed for the REH Silent Auction

Posted by indy on 18th April 2014

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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!

 

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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 projpride@yahoo.com.

It will be much appreciated!

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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 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.

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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? 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net will get you some answers!

Indy over & out.

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Robert E. Howard Days 2013 Schedule

Posted by indy on 13th March 2013

For those of you clamoring for information (I can hear you clamoring out there!), here’s a summary look at what we have scheduled for Howard Days this year.

The basic theme of Howard Days this year is REH in the Comics. We have at least three panels where the impact of REH in comic books will be discussed by both pros and fans, but that’s not all! Rob Roehm and his dad Bob Roehm will present a fascinating look at their travels with Ol’ Two-Gun. And there’s the ever-popular To Be Announced panel, so stay tuned for that one. We’re also repeating what turned out to be a pretty popular panel: Fists at the Ice House at 9 pm on Friday. (Note: this schedule is subject to change…)

All the normal goings-on are still happening: House tours, Gift Shop, bus tour, special REH postal cancellation, swap meet, Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction, REH Foundation Awards & Legacy Circle Members Luncheon, Poetry Readings at the House and the Caddo Peak Ranch Barbeque. Plus we’ve got a few surprises for HD attendees this year, so you won’t want to miss out!

I’m in the process of updating the REH DAYS page with more details and should have it up & running very soon. In the meantime, hope this information helps! Also, you can register at any time – check out the info at the bottom of the page.

2013 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE SUMMARY VERSION

FRIDAY JUNE 7

8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.

9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office

9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas

10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open

11:00: PANEL: REH in the Comics

Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations Welcome.

10:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet

1:30 pm: PANEL: Tim Truman, Guest of Honor

2:30 pm: PANEL: Travels with Bob, Rob and Bob

5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site

6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center.

Following the Banquet & Silent Auction: The Fourth Annual Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards.

9:00 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House (meet at the Pavilion and walk to the Ice House).

Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.

SATURDAY JUNE 8

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.

9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL held this year at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House

10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open

10:30 am PANEL: REH and Dark Horse Comics

10:00 a.m. to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet

Noon: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Legacy Circle Members Luncheon.

Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day

2:00 pm PANEL: To Be Announced

3:30 pm PANEL:What’s Up with REH? (at the Pavilion)

5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch

PLEASE NOTE: The Robert E. Howard House Museum will be open again this year on Thursday (June 6th) from 2-4 pm. No docents on duty.

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.

The cost for pre-registration this year is only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com

Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2013 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443

Please pre-register before June 1, 2013.

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Robert E. Howard Days 2013

Posted by indy on 17th February 2013

 

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 2cavaliers@sbcglobal.net.

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It’s Time for Howard Days!

Posted by indy on 4th June 2012

Saddle up your palomino, check the saddle bags, keep your powder dry and slap the Bowie on the whetstone – it’s time for Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas!

The best two days in REH Fandom will commence officially on Friday June 8th, but there’s a whole passle of folks who arrive on Thursday and even Wednesday to enjoy the fine hospitality afforded us by the wonderful Cross Plains people and especially by the gang at Project Pride.

Howard Days activities unofficially start on Thursday: the Robert E. Howard Museum will be open from 2-4 pm for the early arrivals. Come on by and get a less crowded look at the House – while there are no docents on Thursday,  you can still tour the inside and marvel at the fact that Robert E. Howard created his many worlds of wonder right there in that tiny room. That’s something that blows my mind to this day! Relax in the adjacent open air Pavilion, which is our main meeting place for the course of the weekend.

Thursday late afternoon we usually caravan to Humphrey Pete’s in Brownwood for dinner and much conversation (mostly swapping lies), followed by a sunset trip to Greenleaf Cemetery to pay our respects to Ol’ Two-Gun and his family. All are welcomed to join us – Howard Days is like a big family reunion anymore – we’re happy to see y’all!

Susan McNeel tells me that if you are not inclined to trek to Humphrey Pete’s, there’s a Fish Fry at the Senior Center in Cross Plains on Thursday evening. Show up there and support the Seniors while getting some good fish fry supper! They’ll be glad to see you!

Whatever you decide to do over the time of Howard Days (don’t forget the Barbarian Festival at Treadway Park on Saturday), I can guarantee you’ll have a good time. I have never been disappointed going to Cross Plains, where my old and new friends gather ever year to honor the Legacy of Robert E. Howard, Author and Poet Extraordinaire!

Hope to see you there!

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Howard Days is Just Around the Corner!

Posted by indy on 28th May 2012

The best two days in Robert E. Howard Fandom are nigh upon us! I hope to see a number of both old and new Howard fans at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains June 7-8-9; we’ve got some excellent events planned along with some great Texas grub to keep you fueled for all the activities.  (Click the REH DAYS 2012 tab at the top of this page to find out what’s going on!)

The kind folks at Project Pride in Cross Plains, who are the main sponsors of Howard Days, have asked me to remind everyone that if you are coming down to please register and send your $15 (total) for the three meals they are going to serve you. Project Pride would really like to know in advance how many folks are coming in, primarily so they can accurately feed everyone for the Friday Night Banquet. While you don’t need to register for just coming to Howard Days (all the activities, House tours, panels, etc. are free) Project Pride would like to be able to accommodate everyone with the meals. The deadline for registering is June 1, but through Sunday the 3rd should do the trick. You can send a check ($15.00 per person to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443) or pay via PayPal at ProjPride@yahoo.com.

5-30-12 UPDATE: The site of the Friday Night Celebration Banquet has changed back to the Cross Plains Community Center, due to a scheduling conflict at the Baptist Church. So, same REH time, same REH station!

And while you’re at it, if you haven’t sent your REH item donations to the Silent Auction, there is still time to do that, even if you aren’t coming to Howard Days. It is much appreciated as the money goes to Project Pride’s annual upkeep of the Robert E. Howard Museum. Or you can bring them to the House on Friday the 8th and Arlene will make sure they get into the Auction.

Much appreciated, y’all. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Howard Days next week! Safe travels!

 

 

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REH Days Celebrates Conan’s Birthday!

Posted by indy on 7th May 2012

We’re down to one month to go until Robert E. Howard Days! On June 8th folks from all over the US and the world will converge on Cross Plains, Texas, where we’ll share in the fellowship of being fans of the works of the incomparable Robert E. Howard. 2012 marks the 80th birthday of REH’s most famous creation, Conan the Cimmerian, so come to Texas for Howard Days and make sure you have a slice of Conan’s birthday cake! I told you there would be cake!

The Robert E. Howard Museum will be shining under the Texas sun, open for all to explore and enjoy, thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Project Pride organization in Cross Plains. Every year I get a special thrill just being in the same house where my favorite author lived and worked and it’s a special joy to read his poetry out loud next to room where it was created. If you haven’t experienced this, give yourself a treat!

Once again this year there will be all kinds of interesting panels about REH and Conan, but we’re also presenting a tribute to our dear departed friend and mentor, Glenn Lord. A narrated bus tour of Cross Plains is on tap, a special souvenir postal cancellation is available and the Pavilion will be open for a Swap Meet for REH items. We’ll do another poetry reading under the street lamp in the backyard, after we try something new: a Friday night (9 pm) panel presentation at the Ice House uptown: Fists at the Ice House. Bring your flashlights!

We can’t forget about the Celebration Banquet on Friday night (where we’ll also present the 3rd Annual Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards). A popular part of the Banquet is the Silent Auction – if you haven’t already sent your donated items for the Auction to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443 – this is Indy asking you to please do so! Generous folks like y’all help keep Project Pride perking right along with upkeep on the Howard House, among other things.

The Cross Plains Library will host most of the Panels in their award-winning library – if you could see your way clear to make a small donation to them for their wonderful hospitality and generosity, your reward will be that great “pay-it-forward” feeling!

The Barbeque at Caddo Peak Ranch happens on Saturday night – nothing tastes better than brisket and beans under the Texas sky! Plus you can climb to the highest point in Callahan County and *almost* see Bob Howard’s house from there!

If you do plan on coming down, take the time to register by June 1st so the Project Pride folks can be sure they can accommodate everyone. Check the REH DAYS 2012 tab at the top of this page for a complete schedule and all the info you’ll need to make sure you have a great time celebrating Robert E. Howard. In your mind you can brandish those Bowies and blaze those pistolas for two of the best days you can have in June. And it’s only a month away!

Y’all come and we’ll see you there!

 

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ROBERT E. HOWARD DAYS 2012

Posted by indy on 5th March 2012

Robert E. Howard Days 2012 is happening June 8th and 9th in Cross Plains, Texas, and we’d surely like to see you there! This annual festival to celebrate the life and work of Ol’ Two-Gun Bob Howard features the gathering of Howard fans from all over the world at the very spot where he created all of his marvelous work.

Project Pride of Cross Plains, The Robert E. Howard Foundation and the Robert E. Howard United Press Association join forces each June to present two days of REH fellowship and everyone is invited. Come and enjoy tours of the Howard House and the town of Cross Plains, a Bus Tour, a Banquet and a Barbeque, panels, a silent auction, swap meet, a commemorative postal cancellation, plus some special events – and best of all, the opportunity to gather with fellow Howard fans to celebrate his life and legacy.

This years is the 80th anniversary of the birth of REH’s most famous creation, Conan of Cimmeria, and we’re having a party! While nobody knows the words to Happy Birthday in the original Cimmerian tongue, there will be cake! (Without the 80 candles – too much of a fire hazard!)

So make plans to join us in Cross Plains June 8th and 9th. I’m in the process of getting the fully detailed schedule together, but all of the usual fun activities continue this year. Here’s a short schedule so you can start planning. Hope to see you there!

2012 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE 

FRIDAY JUNE 8

8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.

9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office

9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains

10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open

11:00: PANEL: Glenn Lord Tribute

Noon: Lunch hosted by Project Pride. Donations Welcome.

11:00 am to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet

1:00 pm: PANEL: Conan the Existentialist

2:30 pm: PANEL: Conan’s Birthday!

5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site

6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center

Following the Banquet & Silent Auction: The Third Annual Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards at the Cross Plains Community Center

Afterward there will be some extemporaneous REH Poetry Reading at the Pavilion.

SATURDAY JUNE 9

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public.

9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL held this year at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House

10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open

10:30 am PANEL: REH at the Gates of Academia

Noon to 4 pm: Pavilion available for REH items Swap Meet

Noon: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Legacy Circle Members Luncheon.

Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day

2:00 pm PANEL: To Be Announced

3:30 pm PANEL:What’s Up with REH? at the Pavilion

5 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Caddo Peak Ranch

HOWARD DAYS PRE-REGISTRATION

PLEASE NOTE: You do not have to pre-register to partake of the weekend’s festivities. All are welcome to attend, visit the House and enjoy all of the activities free of charge. Project Pride likes to pre-register folks primarily to get a head count of how many will be attending the Banquet on Friday night. All the panels, tours, Swap Meet, Pavilion activities etc. are presented at no cost. Your registration fee covers coffee & donuts Friday morning, lunch at the Pavilion Friday noon, the Friday Banquet and the Saturday BBQ.

The cost for pre-registration this year is still only $15 per person. Please send your name(s) & address with a check or money order or  register via PayPal: ProjPride@yahoo.com

Project Pride
Attn: REH Days 2011 Pre-registration
PO Box 534
Cross Plains, TX 76443

Please pre-register before June 1, 2012.

 

 

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