REH Foundation Award Nominees

The Robert E. Howard Foundation has announced the nominees for the REH Foundation Awards. These awards recognize Howard scholarship and the promotion of Howard’s life and works. Members of the REH Foundation are entitled to vote on the nominees. The winners will be announced at a special ceremony at Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains on June 10.

The Atlantean — Outstanding Achievement, Book (non-anthology/collection)

  • The Collected Letters of REH: Index and Addenda, by Bobby Derie
  • Dark Art of an Aryan Mystic: The Racially Charged Fiction of Robert E. Howard, by James LaFond
  • Le Guide Howard, by Patrice Louinet

The Valusian — Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)

  • No eligible candidates this year

The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)

  • “A Farewell to the Old West – The End of the ‘Old Frontier’—Robert E. Howard’s ‘Old Garfield’s Heart’,” by Dierk Guenther
  • “Not Your Ordinary Gun-Dummy: The Western Heroes of Robert E. Howard,” by James Reasoner
  • “Evolutionary Otherness: Anthropological Anxiety in Robert E. Howard’s ‘Worms of the Earth’,” by Jeffrey Shanks

The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)

  • “Hester Jane Ervin Howard and Tuberculosis (3 parts),” by Barbara Barrett
  • “The Mirror of E’ch-Pi-El: Robert E. Howard in the Letters of H.P. Lovecraft (3 parts),” by Bobby Derie
  • “Barbarism and Civilization in the Letters of Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft: A Summary with Commentary (6 parts),” by David Piske

The Venarium — Emerging Scholar

  • Bobby Derie: Contributed essays to TGR blog, On An Underwood No. 5, and compiled the The Collected Letters of REH: Index and Addenda
  • Dierk Guenther: Contributed an essay to TGR #18; presented paper at PCA; participated in panel at HDs
  • Todd Vick: Contributed essays to TGR and On An Underwood No. 5; Editor of On An Underwood No. 5 blog

The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website

  • Black Gate, edited by John O’Neill
  • Howard Works, edited by Bill Thom
  • On an Underwood No. 5, edited by Todd Vick
  • REH: Two Gun Raconteur Blog, edited by Damon Sasser

The Aquilonian — Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

  • The Hyborian Gazette, edited by Steve Dilks
  • REH: Two Gun Raconteur, edited by Damon Sasser
  • REH Foundation Newsletter, edited by Damon Sasser

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • The Cromcast, Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd, and Jon Larson
  • Howard Days Panels, Ben Friberg
  • REH Panel at NecronominCon 2015, Scott Sheaffer

The Black River—Special Achievement

  • 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 at
  • Rob Roehn for his biographical research published at the REH: Two-Gun Raconteur Blog, On an Underwood No. 5, and the Black Gate website.

The Rankin — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work

  • Thomas Gainni for Fists of Iron Volume 4 cover.
  • Tomas Giorello and José Villarrubia for cover and interior artwork for adaptation of “Wolves Beyond the Border” in King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border issue 1
  • Jim and Ruth Keegan for Artwork for “The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob”

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement (Voting limited to Premium Members, 60% approval required)

  • Roy Thomas

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