Friday, September 23, 2022

The 36 West Motel is No More

Word has come to us today that the 36 West Motel in Cross Plains is no more. The property was bought and the structure has been removed.

Since Howard Days began in 1986, the 36 West was "the" place to stay for Howard Days activities, as it was located next door to the Robert E. Howard house.

In truth, the 36 had seen its better days before the 1990's, but it was always a serviceable place to stay for fans who came to Howard Days. However, the last several years it had  become pretty run-down and fell out of favor with most Howard Days attendees. But there was still that convenience of being right  next door. Sigh.

No plans have been announced as to the future of the property. We certainly could hope for a nice new motel on the spot that would compliment Woody's Car Museum as well as the Howard Museum.

There will be 36 West stories to be told in the Pavilion at Howard Days 2023, coming April 28-29 at the Howard Museum in Cross Plains. Hope you can be there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022



After considerable discussion, polling and debate, Project Pride of Cross Plains and The Robert E. Howard Foundation are pleased to announce the dates for Robert E. Howard Days 2023: April 28 & 29.

The main reason for the date change from June is due to the furnace-like temperatures that attendees have endured for the last two Howard Days. Moving the event to late April will provide everyone with a more inviting environment and make the outdoor activities more pleasant.

The theme of Howard Days 2023 will be "100 Years of Weird Tales" in celebration of the century birthday of The Unique Magazine. Not only was Weird Tales Bob Howard's first and foremost market, it provided us with a plethora of famous writers, like H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith and many others. We will celebrate Howard's impact in the pages of WT, of course, along with Weird Tales' pioneering of several literary genres.

The Guest of Honor at Howard Days 2023 is To Be Announced. He or she will headline all the regular events that happen at Howard Days; plus there's always room for surprises and continued Howard Fellowship.

We hope you can make plans to join us! Check back here soon for all the updates. Y'all come!