2020 and 2021 REH Foundation Awards Nominees

The Robert E. Howard Foundation announced the final ballot for its 2020 and 2021 REH Foundation Awards.

2020 Nominees

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

  • Silken Swords: An Informal Guide to the Women in the Fiction of Robert E. Howard, Fred Blosser (Pulp Hero)
  • Weird Talers: Essays on Robert E. Howard and Others, Bobby Derie (Hippocampus)
  • History in Robert E. Howards Fantastic Stories: From an Age Undreamed of to the Era of the Old West and Texas Frontier, Dierk Günther (Hiroshima University Library)

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)

  • Canciones De Un Juglar Loco, Francisco Arellano, translated by Javier Martín Lalanda (La Biblioteca del Laberinto)
  • The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, eds. (Vintage)
  • Songs of Giants: the Poetry of Pulp, Mark Wheatley, ed. (Insight)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • “Robert E Howard, H.P. Lovecraft, and the Great War”, Bobby Derie (The Dark Man #10.2)
  • “By This Pen I Rule: Robert E. Howard as Gatekeeper in the Development of Weird Fiction”, Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney (The Dark Man #10.1)
  • “Faces of Kane: Exploring the Identity of Robert E. Howard’s Puritan Swordsman”, Dierk Günther (The Dark Man #10.1)
  • “No Refuge in Idealism: Illusion Meets reality in ‘Xuthal of the Dusk'”, Karen Joan Kohoutek (The Dark Man #10.1)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • Hither Came Conan, Bob Byrne, ed. (Black Gate)
  • The Life and Death of Robert E. Howard, Tim Dedopulos (Conan)
  • “Robert E. Howard as a Writer of Consequence”, David C. Smith (DMR 1/22/19)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • Jason Ray Carney
  • Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney
  • Howard Andrew Jones

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

  • Black Gate, Howard Andrew Jones, ed.
  • The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies, Jaron Carney & Nicole Emmelhainz, eds.
  • Howard History, Rob Roehm, ed.

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • The Cromcast
  • Howard Days 2019
  • Mountain Man: Adventures of Breckinridge Elkins

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

  • Etienne Le Roux for Conan Le Cimmerien – La Citadelle Ecarlate
  • Sana Takeda for covers of Age of Conan: Bêlit #1-5
  • Mark Wheatley for Songs of Giants: The Poetry of Pulp

2021 Nominees

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

  • The Annotated Guide to Robert E. Howard’s Weird Fantasy, Fred Blosser (Pulp Hero)
  • Robert E. Howard: A Closer Look, Charles Hoffman & Marc Cerasini (Hippocampus)
  • Flame and Crimson: A History of Sword-and-Sorcery, Brian Murphy (Pulp Hero)

The Valusian – Outstanding Achievement, Book (anthology/collection)

  • The Rattle of Bones, Ted Abrams & Elizabeth Nee, eds. (Clover)
  • Der Mythos des Cthulhu: Erzählungen, Frank Festa, ed. (Festa Verlag)
  • The Cthulhu Stories of Robert E. Howard, Scott Lee, ed. (Word Fire)

The Hyrkanian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (print)

  • “More Than Meets the Eye: The Women Protagonists of the Conan Stories”, Karen Joan Kohoutek (The Dark Man #11.1)
  • “The Coming of Kull”, Ralph Norris (The Dark Man #11.1)
  • “Robert E. Howard and Jack London’s Martin Eden: Analyzing the Influence of Martin Eden on Howard and his Semi-Autobiography”, Willard M Oliver (The Dark Man #11.1)

The Cimmerian – Outstanding Achievement, Essay (online)

  • “Beyond the Black River: Is It Really ‘Beyond the Brazos River’?”, John Bullard (Adventures Fantastic)
  • “1932, The Year of Conan: Sword and Sorcery and Historical Pessimism”, Jason Ray Carney (DMR 10/26/20)
  • “Unspeakable! The Secret History of Nameless Cults”, Bobby Derie (On An Underwood #5 5/31/20)

The Venarium – Emerging Scholar

  • John Bullard
  • Jason Ray Carney
  • Nicole Emmelhainz-Carney

The Stygian – Outstanding Achievement, Website

  • The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies, Jaron Carney & Nicole Emmelhainz, eds.
  • Howard History, Rob Roehm, ed.
  • REH World, Stale Gismervik, ed.
  • The Robert E. Howard Foundation Newsletter, Lee Breakiron, ed.

The Black Lotus – Outstanding Achievement, Multimedia

  • The Cromcast
  • “The Origins of TDM: Interview with the Founding Editor Rusty Burke” (Pavilion Blog)
  • Tour of Robert E Howard Home

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

  • Gess for Conan Le Cimmerien – Les Mangeurs D’Hommes De Zamboula
  • E.M. Gist for covers of Conan the Barbarian #13-17
  • Park Jae Kwang for Conan Le Cimmerien – Le Peuple Du Circle Noir
  • Andrew C. Robinson for the cover of King-Size Conan

Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement (for both years)

  • Fred Blosser
  • Paul Herman
  • Arlene Stephenson
  • Steve Tompkins

All premium members of the REH Foundation can vote for a nominee in any category. Voting ends May 16, 2021. Winners will be announced during Robert E. Howard Days, held June 11, 2021 in Cross Plains TX.


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  • May 13, 2021 at 11:35 am
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