Friday, May 28, 2021

Howard Days is Two Weeks Away!


With Howard Days now two weeks away, we're in the process of solidifying all our events, activities and special guests. Hope you can be there for the 35th Year of Howard Days!

First of all, if you haven't reserved your seat at the Friday Night Celebration Banquet, you should do so right away. Seating is limited to 150 and those spots are going very quickly now. PayPal your $15.00 per person reservation to As of tonight, only 13 places are left, so do it now!

5-29-21 UPDATE: THE BANQUET IS SOLD OUT! But don't despair - get your name on the waitlist at There are usually a few cancellations or no-shows. Also, you may still attend both the Silent Auction and after-dinner activities at no cost, there just won't be any chicken fried steak for you in the middle of those activities!

In addition to Roy Thomas as our Guest of Honor and numerous Howard scholars on hand, Howard Days this year will have some special guests as well.

Noted author and essayist and REH Foundation Award winner Fred Blosser will be there. Fans of The Savage Sword of Conan magazine will remember Mr. Blosser from his numerous REH essays that appeared in the pages of SSOC. Mr. Blosser has also collected additional essays into five books about Robert E. Howard: The Annotated Guide to REH's WEIRD FANTASY, SAVAGE SCROLLS: Scholarship from the Hyborian Age, WESTERN WEIRDNESS & VOODOO VENGEANCE: REH's American Horrors, AR-I-ECH:  Howard's Lovecraftian Fiction and SILKEN SWORDS: Women in the fiction of REH.

The top guns of Cabinet Entertainment will also be on hand. As Cabinet is the controlling faction of Conan Properties International, Fred Malmberg, Jay Zetterberg and Steve Booth will be on hand with news of their upcoming Netflicks Conan show, Marvel Comics news and exciting happenings with their videogame empire!

And the gang from our favorite podcast, The Cromcast (also REH Foundation Awards winners) will be at HD this year, not only doing their fun podcast thing, but helping us out by being our video recorders this year.

Fred Blosser, the Cabinet gang and Cromcast will be on hand Friday and Saturday, so Howard Days has ramped it up even more!

And be sure to join everyone in the front yard of the REH Museum on Friday at 12:45, for the unveiling of a new historical marker!

A note about anyone bringing REH items to sell: we will have extra tables (8) set up in the yard around the Pavilion, that will be available on a first come basis. In order to sell your REH (or closely related) items you must first make a $25.00 donation to the Museum and then set up. NO SELLING IN THE PAVILION. And please, your items must be of a REH connection (books, magazines, fanzines, artwork, comics, t-shirts, etc.). Any questions, please contact Bill Cavalier at

We are chomping at the bit to have a great Howard Days this year. After a year off, our plans for our annual family reunion are in place and we're ready. We hope to see you there!

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