If you are a fan of Robert E. Howard, Howard's work, or REH Research then this weekend is a MUST event.
This will be my fourth year at REH Days and I can honestly tell you that every year it gets better. Don't do like I did and put it off, make plans now.
Here's a look at this year's schedule:
REH Days 2015 Panel Schedule
FRIDAY June 12
11 am: Conan Vs. Cthulhu. Join us for an enlightening discussion of Howard’s writing in the Cthulhu Mythos and Lovecraft’s writing in the Howard Mythos. Panelists: To Be Announced. At the Cross Plains Library.
1:30 pm: The Mark Schultz Hour. Our artist/writer Guest of Honor talks about his great career in an interview-style setting. At the Cross Plains Library.
2:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards. Find out who won the REHF Awards for 2014, presented by Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier and a cast of dozens. At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.
9:00 pm: Fists at the Ice House. A perennial favorite is back! Presented on the very spot where REH actually boxed, come celebrate the completion of the four-volume Boxing series from the REHF Press. Presented on site behind the Texas Taxidermy building on Main Street by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, Jeff Shanks and Patrice Louinet.
SATURDAY June 13
10:30 am: A Means to Freedom. The two-volume set of the letters between Robert E. Howard and H.P. Lovecraft are discussed. Panelists include Rusty Burke, one of the editors. At the Cross Plains Library.
1:30 pm: Robert E. Howard and Fantasy Gaming. 2015 will be THE year of REH and fantasy gaming with a new Conan board game AND a Conan role-playing game both coming out! We’ll also discuss Howard’s influence on the creation of fantasy role-playing games. There’ll be a bunch of panelists on this one: Patrice Louinet, Tim Brown, Jeff Shanks, Mark Finn, Mark Schultz - all refereed by Bill Cavalier. At the Cross Plains Library.
2:30pm: What’s Happening with Bob Howard. This is our wrap-up panel with upcoming REH news, announcements and future plans from the REH Foundation plus lots of questions from Ed Chaczyk! Panelists include the Foundation Board, Mark Schultz, the gaming guys plus others! At the Cross Plains Library. This is a 30 minute panel.
Special Guest this year is artist and writer Mark Schultz. In REH fandom Mark Schultz is well known for his illustrations and cover art for the Del Rey book The Coming of Conan The Cimmerian, the illustrations for Conan the Cimmerian: Volume 1 published by Wandering Star, the Cross Plains comic book Robert E. Howard's Worms of the Earth #2, and is also known for his work with DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Xenozoic, Carbon, and much more.
So . . . mark your calendars, arrange your schedules and make plans to attend this years REH Days. I promise you will thoroughly enjoy it.
Below are a few pics I managed to snap from REH Days 2014 . . .
|Where writing greatness occurred.|
|The REH House|
|Jeffrey Shanks waiting for his panel to begin.|
|Rusty Burke and Patrice Louinet|
|Rusty Burke, Thomas Gianni, & Bill "Indy" Cavalier|
|Mark Finn & Chris Gruber|
|James Reasoner & Dave Hardy|
|The view from the top of Caddo Peak|
|Bill Cavalier & Rusty Burke|
|Sunset discussions at the Caddo Peak BBQ|
|Spoils from the Banquet Auction|
|More Spoils from the weekend|