A couple of exciting events coming up in the REH world very soon! I just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know about these amazing events.
Robert E. Howard Days 2018 is coming up this June 8-9! (info below)
And starting later this month the Robert E. Howard House Archaeology Project (info below). This is exciting time to be a Robert E. Howard fan!
I hope you will take a moment and check out these fantastic projects!
Robert E. Howard Days 2018
The 2018 version of Robert E. Howard Days takes place on Friday and Saturday, June 8th and 9th, at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas. Once again, fans from all over the world will gather to celebrate the life and legacy of the incomparable Robert E. Howard! We invite you to come and enjoy a REH weekend filled with fellowship, conversation and education and just the good ol’ feeling of a big family reunion!
Project Pride of Cross Plains, along with the Robert E. Howard Foundation and REHupa, the Robert E. Howard United Press Association, will be your sponsors and hosts once again. This year, we will celebrate members of all three of these organizations, along with the hundreds of REH fans from all over the U.S. and the world with our Howard Days theme of CELEBRATING REH FANS.
Our Guest of Honor for 2018 is one of the mainstays of Howard Fandom, “Indiana Bill” Cavalier.
Again this year, Howard Days attendees will enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie felt by REH fans from all over the world! The Robert E. Howard Museum and adjoining Alla Ray Morris Pavilion are the gathering points and will be open to all (at absolutely no cost)! All of our regular activities will be in place: Tours of the REH Museum and grounds are ongoing; a Bus Tour of Cross Plains and environs takes place Friday morning; a Hot Dog Lunch, the Celebration Banquet and a honest to Texas Barbeque feast will keep you fed; numerous panels, seminars, readings and demonstrations will feed your fannish and intellectual curiosities; you can marvel at original Howard manuscripts on display at the Cross Plains Public Library; you can acquire REH books, comics, magazines, art work, t-shirts, hats and souvenirs in the Museum Gift Shop and at the Silent Auction that is held at the Banquet; the Robert E. Howard Foundation Press will be set up to sell true text Howard books; there will be a special REH Days postal cancellation stamp at the Cross Plains Post Office; and, we will have a small Dealers Area adjacent to the Pavilion this year. The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards for excellence in all things Howard will be announced on Friday. This year will initiate “Meet Me at the Library”, where you can hang out and chat with Howard historians and scholars and fans while viewing Howard’s original typescripts at the Cross Plains Library, a perpetual finalist as one of the Best Small Libraries in America! Also at the Library there will be REH/Conan role-playing and board games demonstrated and played.
A seat at the Banquet is $15.00 (Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443 or Paypal at ProjPride@yahoo.com) – but every other activity at Howard Days is FREE!
We have our panels, scheduling, registration and logistics lined up to give you another great experience at Howard Days, so please stay tuned! The Howard Days blog http://www.howarddays.com and the Howard Days and Cross Plains Project Pride Facebook pages will give you plenty of info.
It’s never too early to start planning to join in all the fun and fellowship that Howard Days can provide for you, as we Celebrate the Fans of Robert E. Howard! Y’all come!
Thanks to Bill Cavalier for the info!
Robert E. Howard House Archaeology
In an effort to shed more light on Robert E. Howard the man, Project Pride, the owners of the Robert E. Howard House and Museum are partnering with the National Park Service (NPS) and the Southeastern Archaeology Foundation (SEAF) to sponsor an archaeological excavation at the house where Howard grew up, lived and died, and wrote his powerful and influential fiction.
To find out more info on this project and to see how you can help, please check out this site:
Thanks to Jeffrey Shanks for the info!
I’m backing the Archaeology Project. It’s a worthwhile cause.
As for Howard Days, I’ve never been, but someday I hope to make the pilgrimage.
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Yes, for sure it is. Very excited to see what Jeffery and his team are able to find! I definitely hope to make it to REH days sometime soon! A great event!
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I really wish I could afford flying in from Poland for the REH Days in June. I have been a fan since the 70’s and have collected every magazine, comic and book that he ever worked on…he has been an inspiration for me, my friends and my students since I can remember. Best of luck at the event and the project!
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It looks like a great event! I hope to go there one of these years myself!