Monday, May 25, 2015

It Won't Be Long Now!

With a little over two weeks to go, it's time to make your checklist for Robert E. Howard Days

If you haven't already done so, it's not too late to send Howard items to the Silent Auction at the Friday night Banquet, c/o Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443. Or, if you're running a little late it would be ok to bring those items right to the House either on Thursday June 11 (when the House will be open 2-4) or Friday June 12th before noon.

Packing for Howard Days is pretty easy as the weather in Texas in June is nice & warm so plan accordingly. Don't forget to include sunscreen and bug spray - word has it the wet weather Cross Plains has experienced lately will bring the mosquitoes out in full force!

You could also throw in an extra Howard item or two to sell at the Swap Meet at the Pavilion. Skelos Press will have this nifty item available for the first time at Howard Days. We saw one of the originals at Windy City Pulp Con going for $3,750! Jeff Shanks promises this neat facsimile won't be quite that pricey!


While the two-day schedule has remained pretty much the same, we do have one exciting change to mention. On Saturday afternoon the 2:30 "What's Up with REH?" panel has been scratched so that we may bring you an Interview with Brad and Jeff Howard, great grandsons of Dr. Howard's brother, David Terrell Howard! Well known Howard scholar and detective Patrice Louinet will be talking with Jeff and Brad about their fascinating family history. More surprises will ensue from this panel, so be sure to be there.

Of course, there will be other special neat things happening this year at Howard Days - someone unexpected always show up! For so many of us, Howard Days is a great place to re-establish old friendships and make many new ones. There's plenty of room in Texas, so if you're still on the fence, come to Cross Plains and see why Howard Days is The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Six Weeks until Howard Days!

With six weeks to go until Howard Days happens (!) we'd like to ask for your help. Project Pride is the Cross Plains civic organization that does all the work in setting up The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom and they are strictly an all-volunteer group of folks! Consequently, funds are always tight and the maintenance of the Robert E. Howard Museum is an ongoing project for them.
One of their biggest fund-raisers is the Silent Auction held at the Friday night Banquet at Howard Days. All types of REH items are offered on-site at this auction: books, comics, magazines and fanzines, t-shirts, metal, glass and wood 3-d art (see the photo), original artwork and many other items directly related to Ol' Two-Gun Bob Howard.
Project Pride relies on the donations of the many generous fans of REH to help with this auction, so we're asking that you please check over your "Howard stuff" and send along any duplicates or any REH item that you know would help Project Pride further the Legacy of Robert E. Howard. You can mail your items to: Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, Texas 76443.
And, of course, it's still not too late to make plans to come to Cross Plains and enjoy the fellowship of Howard fans from (literally) all over the world. We've got great guests and panels and many activities that can make being a fan of REH even more enjoyable. (Check the schedule in a previous post here or at 
Hope to see you there!
And thanks for your support!