Events

2022 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE

THURSDAY JUNE 9

2-4 PM: The Robert E. Howard Museum is open to the public. There are no docents on duty. The Gift Shop is open and the grounds and Pavilion are available to all.

5-7 pm: Fish (and Chicken!) Fry at the Cross Plains Senior Center.

FRIDAY JUNE 10

8:30 am until gone: Coffee and donuts in the Pavilion

9 am - 4 pm: Robert E. Howard Museum and grounds open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open all day until late night.

9 am - 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation Souvenir at Cross Plains Post Office. FRIDAY ONLY. 
NOTE: the Cross Plains P.O. is CLOSED for lunch between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.

9 - 10:45 am: BUS TOUR of Cross Plains & surrounding areas. FRIDAY ONLY.

10 am - 4 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealer's Area open on grounds east of Museum.

10 am - 4 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines. There will also be REH-themed board and role-playing gaming here.

1 - 5 pm: Mark Finn presents a Conan Dungeons & Dragons 5E role-playing scenario in the meeting room at the First united Methodist Church. More info in the Pavilion Friday morning.

11am - Noon: PANEL: The REH Influence on Gaming. A history and overview of the many forms of games initiated by the words of REH. Panelists: Mark Finn, Fred Malmberg, Jason Ray Carney, Bill Cavalier + others. AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

NOON: Hot Dog Lunch in the Pavilion. Hosted by Project Pride. There will be cake to celebrate Conan's birthday!

1 - 2 pm: PANEL: Robert E. Howard in 1932. A discussion of the 90th Anniversaries of Conan, Worms of the Earth, the poem "Cimmeria" plus other notable REH events in '32. Panelists: Patrice Louinet, Rusty Burke, Bobby Dee, Deuce Richardson + others. AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

2 - 3 pm PANEL: The Glenn Lord Symposium. Jason Ray Carney, Moderator. Three 20 minute papers will be presented. Panelists; Dierk Guenther, Nicole Emmelhainz, James McGlothlin.

3 pm: Presentation of the 2022 REH Foundation Awards. Rusty Burke, Bill Cavalier.

5:30 pm: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site.

6:30 pm: The Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Family Life Center of the Baptist Church on Main Street. Guest of Honor Speaker: Fred Malmberg.

9 pm PANEL: Fists at the Ice House. Our perennial favorite presentation about Howard's most prolific writings, his boxing stories. Presented behind the Ice House on Main Street (next to Subway) on the concrete slab where Howard actually boxed! 

AT DARK: The City of Cross Plains presents an open-air showing of The Whole Wide World in Treadway Park, 1 block west of the Museum.

REH Fellowship in the Pavilion will continue.

SATURDAY JUNE 11

9 am - 4 pm: Robert E. Howard Museum and grounds open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open all day until late night.

9 - 10:45 am: WALKING TOUR of downtown Cross Plains, conducted by Rusty Burke. Meet at the Ice House on Main Street (next to Subway) and walk in the steps of Bob Howard.

10 am - 3 pm: REH Foundation Press canopy and Dealer's Area open on grounds east of Museum.

10 am - 4 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts along with original Weird Tales magazines. There will also be REH-themed board and role-playing gaming here.

11 am - Noon: Conan the Barbarian at 40. Enjoy Paul Sammon's presentation of his involvement with the first two Arnold Conan movies.

LUNCH BREAK

1 - 2 pm: PANEL: Adapting REH to the Gaming World. A discussion of writing, illustrating, publishing and what it takes to translate REH's writing into Role-playing, table top and electronic games. Fred Malmberg, Mark Finn, Matt John, Chris Gruber. Joel Bylos and others. AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

2 - 3 pm: PANEL: What's Up with REH? This is our wrap-up panel, devoted to the latest news of Howard publishing, entertainment and how his influence continues. Panelists: Paul Herman, Fred Malmberg, Jay Zetterberg, Steve Saffel + others. AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

4 pm: Tour of Museum Grounds. Rusty Burke will give a tour of the grounds where Howard lived.

5 pm: Sunset Barbeque at the Pavilion. Donated by Jack and Barbara Baum. Come and enjoy real Texas BBQ! This is a fundraiser for the Cross Plains Public Library, so donations are welcomed!

After the BBQ: Porchlight Poetry. Listen to multi-language readings of Howard's "Cimmeria" and celebrate its 90th Anniversary! This is an open mic event and all are encouraged to read Robert E. Howard poetry.

REH Fellowship in the Pavilion will continue.

Note: There will surprise guests, impromptu happenings, spontaneous and unscheduled events occurring all weekend at the Pavilion, so please join in and enjoy the continuing REH Fellowship.

REGARDING DEALER'S TABLES: There will be approximately 8 tables available for set up in the yard, first come first served, one per dealer @ $25.00 for the weekend. Pay in the Gift Shop or in advance at Projpride@yahoo.com, or a check to the POB. REH/related items only.
NO DEALERS IN THE PAVILION PLEASE.

GAMING AT HOWARD DAYS
A REH-themed table-top and role play gaming venue will be available at the Cross Plains Public Library during the day both Friday and Saturday.
We will have more information available at the Pavilion Friday morning
NO GAMING IN THE PAVILION  ON FRIDAY - SATURDAY DURING THE DAY.
During the day, you may game on the tables outside of the Pavilion. After 4 pm on Friday and after 6 pm on Saturday, gaming will be allowed in the Pavilion.

A TENTATIVE GAMING SCHEDULE FOR HOWARD DAYS 2022

Please note that this gaming schedule is not hard and fast and to expect changes, additions, extemporaneous and pop-up games to happen. Please enjoy the freedom to set-up your game and play or demonstrate to other gamers and interested onlookers. Be a Howard Game Ambassador!

Thursday June 9th: Open Gaming IN the Pavilion - ALL DAY.

Friday June 10th: 
10 to 4: Open Gaming on tables set up IN THE YARD at the REH Museum. NO GAMING IN THE PAVILION UNTIL AFTER 4 PM.

10 to 4: REH Table top & RPG gaming at the Cross Plains Public Library.
Check at the Library for specifics.
Tentative Games: Matt John - Conan board game.
                              Bob Byrne: Conan Muchkin card game
Plus other spontaneous games on site.

Also on Friday from 1-5: Mark Finn will present a D&D 5E Conan scenario in the meeting room at the First United Methodist Church. 8 players, pre-gen characters. Sign-up sheet at the Pavilion or at site appearance. FCFS

Saturday June 11th: 
10 to 4: Open Gaming on tables set up IN THE YARD at the REH Museum. NO GAMING IN THE PAVILION UNTIL AFTER 6 PM.

10 to 4: REH Table top & RPG gaming at the Cross Plains Public Library.
Check at the Library for specifics.
Tentative games: Jeb Boyt - Conan 2D20 from 11 to 3.
                             Other table top games To Be Determined on Site.

Open Gaming at the Library will be limited to table space. The adaptability of gamers to find space is noted and appreciated.
Open Gaming at the REH Museum is a little more viable, of course as weather permits.