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!

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