Monday, February 26, 2018

Howard Days 2018 Schedule - Short Version

Here is the short version of our 2018 schedule. We'll have the longer version with more complete details up soon!


2018 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE
“Celebrating REH Fans”
We would like to dedicate Howard Days 2018 to four of our fallen Cross Plains friends: Tom Stephenson, Kennith Beeler, Don Clark and Tommy Rone. We miss you and will carry on your fine spirit and honor your legacy.

THURSDAY JUNE 7
2:00 – 4:00 pm: The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is open to the public. There are no docents on duty but the Gift Shop will be open and the grounds and Pavilion available to all.
5:00 pm: Fish Fry at the Cross Plains Senior Center.
6:00 pm: Barbarian Festival Parade down Main Street in Cross Plains.
Afterwards, Gathering at the Pavilion

FRIDAY JUNE 8
8:30 – 9 am: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum and Grounds open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office. Friday Only.
9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas. Friday Only.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts available for viewing. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
Also at the Library: “Meet Me at the Library”: various Howard scholars and will be on hand to host and enhance your visit there. Come and enjoy one of the best small town libraries in the U.S.!
11:00: PANEL: From Fan to Pro. Mark Finn, Scott Cupp, Jason Carney + others.
Noon: Hot Dog Lunch hosted by Project Pride at the Pavilion. Donations are welcome!
1:30 pm: PANEL: The “Clubs” of REH. Bill Cavalier, Lee Breakiron, Jeff Shanks, Rusty Burke        
2:30 pm: PANEL: The Third Annual Glenn Lord Symposium. Jeff Shanks (M), Bobby Derie, Karen Kohoutek, Nicole Emmelhainz.
Following this panel will be the presentations of the 2017 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards.
5:30 – 6:30: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site
6:30: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Cross Plains Community Center. Guest of Honor Speaker: Bill Cavalier.
Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion, including extemporaneous prose and poetry readings.

SATURDAY JUNE 9
9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open until late night.
9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House
10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts available for viewing. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.
Also at the Library: “Meet Me at the Library”: various Howard scholars and will be on hand to host and enhance your visit there. Come and enjoy one of the best small town libraries in the U.S.!
10 a.m. to 4 pm: : REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of Museum.
11 a.m. PANEL: Happy 90th Birthday Solomon Kane. Patrice Louinet, Bobby Derie, Dierk Gunther, Karen Kohoutek.
Lunch & Barbarian Festival Activities at your leisure during the day
1:30 pm PANEL: The Games of REH. Bill Cavalier, Steve Booth, Mark Finn, Jeff Shanks. Jason Carney
2:30 pm PANEL: What’s Up with REH? Steve Booth, Paul Herman, Patrice Louinet
4:00: Tour of House Grounds. Rusty Burke
5:00 to 8:00 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Pavilion

There will be some extemporaneous panel-like events and surprises this year!
 Special Announcements at the Pavilion ongoing over both days,
“Meet Me at the Library” – Come hang out with Howard Heads!
Conan Board Game and Role-playing game demonstrations and participation at the Library.
Poetry Readings on Howard's Porch after the BBQ.
Backyard Dig: hear and view the results from a real archeological exploration in Howard’s back yard.

Ongoing Thursday/Friday/Saturday nights: Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PANELS LAST ONE HOUR AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1000 N. MAIN ST. IN CROSS PLAINS, unless noted.



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