2017 REH Foundation Awards Winners

The Robert E. Howard Foundation announced the winners for its 2017 REH Foundation Awards on June 10, 2017 during Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains TX.

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)

  • “Nameless Tribes and Races of Men: Anthropological World-Building in ‘Men of the Shadows'”, Jeffrey Shanks (Skelos Summer 2016)
  • “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)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • “‘The Wright Hook’ (or, the origin of ‘Spear and Fang’)”, Patrice Louinet (REH: Two-Gun Raconteur 10/16)
  • “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 Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • Todd Vick
  • Dierk Guenther
  • Daniel Look

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

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

The Aquilonian – Outstanding Achievement, Periodical

  • REH Foundation Newsletter
  • The Dark Man

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

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

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

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

There were no eligible candidates for the Valusian award for outstanding achievement in an anthology or collection this year. None of the candidates for the Black Circle Lifetime Achievement Award achieved the minimum required votes to be awarded.