2017 REH Foundation Awards Nominees

The Robert E. Howard Foundation announced the nominees for its 2017 REH Foundation Awards.

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

  • On the Precipice of Fascism: The Mythic and the Political in the Works of Robert E. Howard and Ernst Junger, Patrick Burger (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • “The Wild Wild West of Robert E. Howard”, Morgan Holmes (Blood ‘n’ Thunder Summer 2016)
  • “The Outsider Scholar: Robert E. Howard, H. P. Lovecraft, and Scholarly Identity”, Karen Joan Kohoutek (The Dark Man 2/16)
  • “The Sinister Skelos: Robert E. Howard’s Demonic Wizard”, Rick Lai (Blood ‘n’ Thunder Fall 2016)
  • “Nameless Tribes and Races of Men: Anthropological World-Building in ‘Men of the Shadows'”, Jeffrey Shanks (Skelos Summer 2016)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • “Robert E. Howard and the Amateur Press”, Bobby Derie (On an Underwood No. 5 4/16)
  • “Gumshoes, Gats and Gals: Robert E. Howard’s Detective and Crime Stories”, Dierk Guenther (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur 1/16)
  • “‘The Wright Hook’ (or, the origin of ‘Spear and Fang’)”, Patrice Louinet (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur 10/16)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • Dierk Guenther
  • Daniel Look
  • Todd Vick

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

  • Howard Works
  • On an Underwood No. 5
  • REH: Two-Gun Raconteur

The Aquilonian – Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

  • The Dark Man
  • REH Foundation Newsletter

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • The Cromcast, Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd & Jon Larson
  • Howard Days panels, Ben Friberg
  • Chasing Conan, Randall Lobb, Mark Hussey & Isaac Elliot-Fisher

The Black River – Special Achievement

  • Frank Coffman, Dierk Guenther, Daniel Look, Jonas Prida & Jeffrey Shanks
  • Dierk Guenther
  • Patrice Louinet

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

  • Richard Bernal for the cover of The Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins, Volume 1, Robert E. Howard (REH Foundation)
  • Jim & Ruth Keegan for artwork for various titles of The Adventures of Two-Gun Bob series
  • Adrian Smith for artwork for the Conan board game (Monolith)

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement

  • Fred Blosser
  • Billie Ruth Loving (posthumous)
  • Donald A. Wollheim (posthumous)

There were no eligible candidates for the Valusian award for outstanding achievement in an anthology or collection this year.

All members of the REH Foundation can vote for a nominee in any category except for the Black Circle Award, which is restricted to premium members. Voting ends May 10, 2017. Winners will be announced on June 9, 2017 during Robert E. Howard Days, held June 9-10, 2017 in Cross Plains TX.