Events

2020 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE


PLEASE CHECK IN 2020 FOR OUR UPDATED SCHEDULE

THURSDAY JUNE 11

2:00 - 4:00 pm: The Robert E. Howard House and Museum is open to the public. There are no docents on duty but the Gift Shop will be open, as will the Pavilion.

5:00 - 7:00 pm: Fish Fry at the Cross Plains Senior Center
6:00 pm: Barbarian Festival Parade, Main Street
Afterwards, Howard Fans gather at the Alla Ray Morris Pavilion next to the House.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL PANELS LAST ONE HOUR AND WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FELLOWSHIP HALL, 1000 N. MAIN ST. IN CROSS PLAINS UNLESS SPECIFIED


FRIDAY JUNE 12

8:30 – until gone: Coffee and donuts at the Pavilion, compliments of Project Pride

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open from Thursday through Saturday.

9 am – 4 pm: REH Postal Cancellation at Cross Plains Post Office. Friday Only.

9 am – 11 am: Bus Tour of Cross Plains & Surrounding Areas. Friday Only. Meet at the Pavilion before 9 am.

10:00 am to 4 pm: The REH Foundation canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of the Museum.

10 am – 4 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts and pulp magazines available for viewing along with the Library's considerable Howard collection. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.

11:00 am. PANEL: 

Noon: HOT DOG! Lunch hosted by Project Pride at the Pavilion.

1:30 pm: PANEL: 

2:30 pm: PANEL: The Fourth Annual Glenn Lord Symposium. Howard scholars will present papers discussing the life and works of Robert E. Howard. 

Following this panel will be the presentations of the 2018 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards.

5:30 – 6:30 pm: Silent Auction items available for viewing & bidding at Banquet site

6:30 pm: Robert E. Howard Celebration Banquet & Silent Auction at the Family Life Center of the Baptist Church on Main St. Guest of Honor Speaker: Roy Thomas

9 pm: Fists at the Ice House: Our perennial favorite boxing show!
Panelists: Chris Gruber, Mark Finn and Jeff Shanks have some surprises for this time!
NOTE: THIS PANEL WILL BE HELD BEHIND THE ICE HOUSE ON THE SLAB WHERE REH ACTUALLY BOXED!

Afterward there will be Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion. Extemporaneous REH poetry reading is liable to break out!


SATURDAY JUNE 13

9 am – 4 pm: Robert E. Howard House Museum open to the public. The adjacent Alla Ray Morris Pavilion will be open from Thursday through Saturday.

9 am – 4 pm: BARBARIAN FESTIVAL at Treadway Park, 3 blocks west of REH House

10 am – 3 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts and pulp magazines available for viewing along with the Library's considerable Howard collection. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented also.

10 am to 4 pm: The REH Foundation canopy and Dealers Area open on grounds east of the Museum.

11 am PANEL: 

Lunch & Festival Activities at your leisure during the day. Feel free to dine al fresco at the Pavilion!

1:30 pm PANEL: 

2:30 pm PANEL: What's Up with REH?

4:30 pm Tour of the Grounds at the Howard Museum.
6:00 to 8:00 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Pavilion, compliments of Janet Swanson.

Afterwards, REH Porchlight Poetry. Readings from the porch of the House where Howard wrote them will include a multi-language presentation of "Cimmeria". All are invited to read and enjoy.

There will be some extemporaneous panel-like events, announcements and surprises again this year all during Howard Days.


And to close out Howard Days, join in the Howard Fellowship at the Pavilion.