Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Howard Days is 4 Months Away!

 With the cold and snowy weather embracing most of the U.S. right now, let's turn our thoughts to warmer times, even warmer friends and fine fellowship! There is no better way to do that than by coming to Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas!

In 2023, Howard Days happens on April 28th & 29th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas! We will be celebrating 100 Years of Weird Tales! Howard fans know the importance of The Unique Magazine to Howard's career, so we will enjoy leaning more in celebration!

After enduring a second consecutive year of brain-searing heat in 2022, it was decided to try a cooler time to hold our event and late April was selected. We realize this may not accommodate everyone and we will see how things go for 2023 as to making future decisions.

In the meantime, we are preparing for our annual event with all the enthusiasm and fervor as in years past. All of the familiar events at Howard Days are in place: the REH Museum is open to all; tours of the museum, grounds and the city of Cross Plains and local environs are geared up; entertaining panels are being scheduled; we'll feed you with a Hot Dog Lunch, a Celebration Banquet and a Sunset Bar-B-Que, you can have your mail stamped with an exclusive to Howard Days souvenir postal cancellation; there's a Silent Auction filled with collectible and unique Howard items, ditto the Museum's Gift Shop; there's an open-air Pavilion in which to relax with a cool drink and Howard Fellowship (and a small Dealers Area); the Cross Plains Public Library will be showing not only their collection of original REH typescripts but also, in keeping with our theme, will display the many issues of original Weird Tales magazines they have on hand. There will be REH poetry readings (which include a multi-language reading of "Cimmeria" plus the selection of poems REH had printed in Weird Tales).

Also this year, we've got a couple of surprises in the works: a special panel and a special publication. We'll just tease you with those right now and get the details to you soon.

And, there will be the wide array of Howard scholars, enthusiasts and fans from all over the world, highlighted by our 2023 Guest of Honor, John Gregory Betancourt. As a former Editor of the 1987 revival of Weird Tales Magazine, John will be on hand to talk about his writing and publishing career and his involvement with the most important vehicle for the writings of Robert E. Howard.

So, come to Cross Plains and help celebrate Robert E. Howard and 100 Years of Weird Tales!

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