2018 REH Foundation Awards Nominees

The Robert E. Howard Foundation announced the nominees for its 2018 REH Foundation Awards.

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

  • AR-I-E’CH and the Spell of Cthulhu: An Informal Guide to R. E. Howard’s Lovecraftian Fiction, Fred Blosser (Black Stone)
  • Savage Scrolls: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age (Volume 1), Fred Blosser (Pulp Hero)
  • The Robert E. Howard Bar Guide, Bobby Derie (self-published)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • “Robert E. Howard and his Influence on Dungeons and Dragons”, Bill Cavalier (Knights of the Dinner Table #236)
  • “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives”, Bobby Derie (Occult Detective Quarterly Fall 2017)
  • “Local Color and Its Underlying Meaning in Robert E. Howard’s Weird Western, Southern Gothic Horror, and Detective Stories”, Dierk Guenther (The Dark Man 8/17)
  • “‘The Shadow Kingdom’ and the Origins of Gothic Horror in Robert E. Howard’s Heroic Fantasy”, Charles Hoffman (Skelos Winter 2017)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • “The Rise of the New Hyborian Legion”, Lee Breakiron (REHeapa Vernal Equinox 2017 – Autumnal Equinox 2017)
  • “Robert E. Howard Wrote a Police Procedural? With Conan?? Crom!!!”, Bob Byrne (Black Gate 9/18/17)
  • “Conan and the OAK”, Bobby Derie (On An Underwood No. 5 6-7/17)
  • “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn”, Karen Joan Kohoutek (On An Underwood No. 5 10/22/17)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • Jason Ray Carney
  • Nicole Emmelhainz
  • Dierk Guenther

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

  • Howard Works
  • On An Underwood No. 5
  • REH Foundation Newsletter

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • The Cromcast, Josh Adkins, Luke Dodd & Jon Larson
  • Howard Days 2017, Ben Friberg
  • Weird Fiction Robert E. Howard, Michael Moir

The Black River – Special Achievement

  • Scott Connors, Karen Joan Kohoutek, Jonas Prida, Rick Lai & Jeffrey Shanks
  • Derrick Hussey
  • Patrice Louinet & Jeffrey Shanks

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

  • Simon Bisley for the cover of the Conan the Thief RPG book (Modiphius)
  • Gerald Brom for the cover of the Conan RPG Core Book (Modiphius)
  • Tim Truman for interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics)

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement

  • Fred Blosser
  • Charles Hoffman
  • Billie Ruth Loving (posthumous)

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

All premium members of the REH Foundation can vote for a nominee in any category. Voting ends April 30, 2018. Winners will be announced during Robert E. Howard Days, held June 8-9, 2018 in Cross Plains TX.


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