2018 REH Foundation Awards Winners

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

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

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

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • WINNER: “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)

  • WINNER (tie): “Conan and the OAK”, Bobby Derie (On An Underwood No. 5 6-7/17)
  • WINNER (tie): “Queen by Fire and Steel and Slaughter: Bêlit’s Hymn”, Karen Joan Kohoutek (On An Underwood No. 5 10/22/17)
  • “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)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • WINNER: Dierk Guenther
  • Jason Ray Carney
  • Nicole Emmelhainz

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

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

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • WINNER: 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

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

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

  • WINNER: Tim Truman for interior art for Vampire Classics (Graphic Classics)
  • 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)

There were no eligible candidates for the Valusian award for outstanding achievement in an anthology or collection this year. There was no winner for the Black Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement. Winners were announced during Robert E. Howard Days, held June 8-9, 2018 in Cross Plains TX.

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