Sunday, May 16, 2021

Less Than a Month to HOWARD DAYS!

Howard Days is happening June 11th & 12th and there's still plenty of time to make your plans to join us in Cross Plains, Texas! But now is also the time to do the pre-planning to help make Howard Days happen!

As the theme this year is "REH in Comics", we've got Roy Thomas as our Guest of Honor. Roy is the man who started Conan's journey into pop culture and he'll be on hand to not only talk about that history but to give you information about his up-to-date involvement with Robert E. Howard's most famous creation.

But Howard Days is much more than one single theme; it's a gathering for everyone to celebrate the life and legacy of the greatest adventure writer who ever lived: Robert E. Howard. Your trip to Cross Plains will bring you in touch with Howard fans from all over the world (even in these hard-travelling times) and your knowledge and appreciation of Ol' Two Gun Bob Howard will continue to grow as you enjoy the wonderful Howard Fellowship provided during the weekend.

Project Pride of Cross Plains is the civic organization that is the backbone of Howard Days. They maintain the world-famous Robert E. Howard Museum for visitors all year long and then break out the major hospitality at Howard Days. Project Pride is an all-volunteer organization and they get by on donations, 100% of which goes to the Museum.

With that in mind, if you can't join us this year, please consider a donation towards the REH Museum to show your continued support for the great work they are doing. And another way of donating is by sending Howard items to Project Pride for the Silent Auction that happens in conjunction with the Friday Celebration Banquet at Howard Days.

This is a highlight of Howard Days, where all types of Howard items are available for bidding: books, paperbacks, comics, magazines, fanzines, artwork and art objects, posters - well, you know this drill! So, if you can thin out your REH collection a bit by donating items to the Silent Auction, you'll be helping maintain Howard's legacy and supporting Project Pride. And, it's tax deductible!

Donations of Howard items or money can be sent to: Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, TX 76443. You can also donate your dough to PayPal at It will be much appreciated!

Speaking of the Celebration Banquet, there are still dinner reservations available. Please join us for some authentic Texas grub and an enjoyable evening of auction bidding and listening to Roy Thomas speak! You may send $15.00 per person for your reservation to the addresses above.

And please note: this $15.00 reservation is the ONLY cost for you the entire weekend of Howard Days. Everything else: Museum admission, tours, panels, pavilion drinks, dealers' area, hot dog lunch on Friday and BBQ dinner on Saturday plus much more are FREE. And you don't need a dinner spot to come and bid on the Silent Auction items! (But how can you pass up the great food and Howard fellowship?)

It's never too late to make plans to come to Howard Days! It's Texas, so there's room for everyone! And if you are there on Friday at 12:45, you will be witness to a very special presentation!

In the words of one of the founders of Howard Days, the late Billie Ruth Loving: Y'all come!

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