Sunday, April 21, 2024


With a mere seven weeks to go, Howard Days looms on the horizon. Actually, it will be here before we know it, so time's a-wastin' to make plans to attend!

As seats for the Friday night Celebration Banquet at the Cross Plains Community Center are going fast, making a reservation should be your first order of business! For only $25.00 you get a delicious country-fried steak dinner with all the fixin's, to enjoy among the company of fellow REH fans, while listening to Guest of Honor Rob Roehm talk about his travels in the footsteps of Bob Howard. Registration may be had via PayPal at or by sending your dough to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, Texas 76443.

Now would also be a good time to help out Project Pride with donations of a REH/related item or three for the Silent Auction, held during the Banquet in the adjacent American Legion Hall. 100% of the proceeds from the auction go to Project Pride for the yearly upkeep of the Robert E. Howard Museum. Please send your items to the address above or bring them to the Museum on Thursday or Friday.

The Big Deal for Howard Days 2024 will be the unveiling and dedication of Robert E. Howard's Writing Table. Thanks to the tireless work of Paul Herman, working through the Robert E. Howard Foundation, Howard's fully restored writing table is coming home at last. After eight decades, the very table upon which Howard created so many words, worlds and works of wonder, is back in the very spot where he accomplished so much. This iconic artifact will be in place at Howard Days 2024 and you may sit before it for photos, dreams and memories. (Table is shown here in its unrestored state.)

The Howard Days guest list is also growing. This year we will welcome Jim Zub, the current writer for Conan the Barbarian comics; author and editor Howard Andrew Jones will join us, as will John C. Hocking, author of Conan and the Emerald Lotus. Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Hocking have novels upcoming from Titan Press/Heroic Signatures and will appear along with Mr. Zub on several panels. Shawn Curley from H.S. will be bringing his new REH podcast and web endeavors to Cross Plains and we'll look for updates on those.

On Saturday the 7th, the Cross Plains Chamber of Commerce will have a Summer Bash Festival in Treadway Park (1 block west of the Museum). The Cross Plains Review office will be open Friday from 10:30 to 12 for a tour and some Howard Days souvenirs.

Check out the Schedule for all the happenings at Howard Days this year! There will be a lot of extemporaneous events popping up as well - one of those deals where 'ya gotta be there' to enjoy. Excitement will permeate the air at Howard Days!

So, we hope to see you in Cross Plains on June 7th & 8th for The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom! Y'all come!

Sunday, April 7, 2024


With two months to go, it's time to get down to brass tacks and make your plans to attend Howard Days June 7th & 8th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas!

Here we have the official Howard Days Registration Form. You can use these images and get yourself registered for all the activities at this year's event! 

Remember that the only *real* cost for attending Howard Days is a ticket the Friday night Banquet; as seating is limited, advanced registration is required. Your $25.00 fee helps pay for other aspects of Howard Days and donations to Project Pride are always most welcomed. All of the tours, panels and other activities are presented free of charge. That's a deal you can't pass up!

We are also showing the Schedule of Events. Please note that the City of Cross Plains is having a Summer Bash Festival in Treadway Park (next to the Howard Museum), where there will be vendors, food, music, activities, entertainment and good ol' Family Fun.

Howard Days will be here before we know it! Make your plans now to come to Cross Plains and enjoy The Best Two Days in Howard Fandom!

Friday, March 8, 2024


With only three months to go until Howard Days, it's time to make your plans to join us June 7th & 8th at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas! While we are busy getting the panel scheduling tightened up, we do have some additional information to pass along in the meantime.

Project Pride, the driving force behind Howard Days, likes to send out flyers to previous attendees and those are ready to go. There is a registration form attached to the flyer that you can use to reserve yourself a seat at the Friday night Celebration Banquet. The cost is only $25.00 for the opportunity to have some authentic Texas chow, hear Guest of Honor Rob Roehm speak and rub elbows with Howard fans from all over the world!

Please note that the Banquet fee is the ONLY cost for the entire two days of this event. Everyone is welcome to Howard Days to enjoy the two days worth of free REH activities. The $25.00 registration fee is payable only if you want to partake of the Banquet.

Registration is now open. Send your $25.00 (per person) to Project Pride, POB 534, Cross Plains, Texas 76443 or you may PayPal at

Regular - free - activities always in place at Howard Days include visiting the Robert E. Howard Museum, taking any of the four tours provided (House, Bus, Walking & Grounds), enjoying the adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion, collecting an exclusive postal cancellation stamp souvenir at the Cross Plains Post Office, viewing original Howard manuscripts and Weird Tales magazines at the Cross Plains Library, attending the numerous panels devoted to the life and work of REH, enjoying a Hot Dog Lunch on Friday and a Sunset Bar-B-Que on Saturday, partaking of the Porchlight Poetry readings of REH poetry - and, best of all: partaking of the fine Howard Fellowship that finds you among fans of Bob from all over the world!

Plus a number of extemporaneous events and special happenings are lining up to enhance Howard Days 2024!

On Thursday, June 6, when the Museum is open from 2 to 4, we are going to have a special Installation Ceremony of Howard's Writing Table! As we mentioned earlier, Bob's table has been procured for the Museum by Paul Herman and the Robert E. Howard Foundation and is currently undergoing restoration. So this year you will be able to sit at the actual table where Bob Howard pounded out nearly 3 million words on a beast of an Underwood No.5 typewriter. And there are new photos of REH to be displayed in the hallway.

We know of some special guests who will be showing up as well, including Jim Zub, who is the current writer for Titan Comics' CONAN the BARBARIAN comic book. 

Among other media notables appearing are Shawn Curley, the developer behind Heroic Signatures new REH podcasts and YouTube videos; (hopefully) the Cromcast podcast gang will be in town; and Stephanie Childress hopes to come in to do an oral history of Howard Days with interviews of attendees.

Finally (for now) we need to inform you that the Banquet and Silent Auction venue has changed. This year we are going back to the Cross Plains Community Center for the Banquet and we will have the Silent Auction next door at the American Legion Hall. The CC is a bit smaller than our previous venue, so it's even more important to get your Banquet Registrations in maybe a little early this year.

These three months will fly by! Hope to see y'all in Cross Plains June 7 & 8!

Friday, February 9, 2024


 With only four months to go until Howard Days (June 7-8) at the Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains, Texas, we are in the process of getting our panels and activities lined up, travel plans are being made and the anticipation of good Howard Fellowship under the warm Texas sun is becoming more real every day!

The underlying theme for this year's event is REH in 1934, a 90th anniversary look at why 1934 was such a banner year for Ol' Two-Gun. In addition to writing Conan, El Borak, Breckinridge Elkins and Red Sonya of Rogatino stories and starting a relationship with Novalyne Price, Bob hit the road and traveled quite a bit around the American Southwest and even into Mexico.

With that in mind, let's meet Rob Roehm, Howard Days 2024 Guest of Honor. Among Rob's other accomplishments (which you can find under the "GUEST" tab), Rob is the only person we know of who has traveled to every location in the U.S. that Howard wrote about visiting.

Rob has extensively detailed his travels to dozens of cities and places Howard visited and has documented it all with photos, courthouse papers, newspaper clippings and interesting stories. One of the panels we will present will be "Travels with Bob" - a great look into the life and wanderings of Robert E. Howard.

We will also have a group present gathering up oral histories of Howard Days with interviews, and Project Pride is preparing their own Howard Days history.

So, Howard Days 2024 will be a time to share old memories and make new ones, all in support of the Legacy of the Incomparable American Original, Robert E. Howard. There's plenty of time to make plans to come to Cross Plains in June - but it never hurts to start a little early.

Most of the information you need can be found under the tabs under our header, so start clicking! We'll see you in June!

Monday, January 15, 2024


    As snow and cold sweep across the nation, it's time to turn our thoughts to warmer climes - mainly: ROBERT E. HOWARD DAYS on June 7th & 8th in Cross Plains, Texas!

The wheels are in motion to provide you with another spectacular time at Howard Days. While we've got our standard programming well into the planning stage, there will be some new activity going on to entertain and enlighten you as to the World of Robert E. Howard!

Howard Days is not your regular convention of like-minded enthusiasts, it is more like a family reunion where folks gather to enjoy, support and carry on the Legacy of Ol' Two-Gun Bob Howard. Enjoy Howard Fellowship while relaxing in the shade of the adjacent Pavilion at the site of the REH Museum in lovely Cross Plains, Texas. Listen to Howard fans, scholars and enthusiasts as they speak of all phases of Howard's life and career, and enjoy spirited discussions about his writings and creations among Howard fans from all over the world. Enjoy the Museum Gift Shop and various dealers of Howard merchandise in the yard. 

Here is the basic schedule we follow during Howard Days, but there's plenty of time for additions and surprises that make HD such a unique event.

2024 Howard Days Schedule

Thursday June 6

2 - 4 pm: Robert E. Howard Museum & grounds open.

Friday June 7

9 am - 4 pm: Robert E. Howard Museum & grounds open.

9 am - 4 pm: Howard Days souvenir postal cancellation available

9 - 10:45 am: Bus Tour

1 am - 4 pm: Cross Plains Library open.

11 am - Noon: Panel

Noon: Hot Dog lunch in Pavilion

1:30 - 2:30 pm: Panel

2: 30 - 3:30 pm: The Glenn Lord Symposium

3:30: The Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards presentation

5:30: Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction

9 pm: Fists at the Ice House panel

Saturday June 8

9 am - 4 pm: Robert E. Howard Museum & grounds open.

9 - 10:45 am: Walking Tour of Cross Plains

1 am - 3 pm: Cross Plains Library open.

11 am - Noon: Panel


1:30 - 2:30 pm: Panel

2: 30 - 3:30 pm: Panel

4 pm: Tour of Howard house/grounds

5 pm: Sunset BBQ

Afterward: Porchlight Poetry

This is our "bare bones" scheduling. We are developing our panel topics now and will be posting them soon, so stay tuned. But this is enough for now and it's never too soon to start your planning to attend Howard Days! We already have friends coming from England, France, Norway and Japan!

Further general information is always available here by clicking on the various tabs, and will help you as you make your plans to come on down to Texas! Also check the Robert E. Howard Days Facebook page and the REH Foundation website.

And here's a little teaser for you: the Robert E. Howard Museum has acquired the original writing table that Bob Howard used when he wrote all of his marvelous stories and poems! Paul Herman has worked tirelessly to enable this to happen. The table is currently being restored to its' former glory and we plan to have an installation ceremony during Howard Days. Come witness this major event in Howard History, have your picture taken as you sit at the Table and feel the magic in the air. This is a very big deal and you can be part of it at Howard Days 2024!

Y'all come!