Events

2019 HOWARD DAYS SCHEDULE

Join us this year as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Project Pride of Cross Plains as well as the 90th Year of Sword & Sorcery fiction, as conceived by Robert E. Howard in his story "The Shadow Kingdom". We also tip our hat to 90 Years of Sailor Steve Costigan. Celebration all around!



THURSDAY JUNE 6

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 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.

FRIDAY JUNE 9

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 to Sunday.

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.

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

10 am – 5 pm: Cross Plains Public Library open. Original Robert E. Howard typescripts and pulp magazines available for viewing. The Conan Board Game and the Conan Role-playing Game will be presented.

11:00 am. PANEL: A History of Project Pride and the Robert E. Howard Museum.
Panelists: To Be Announced

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

1:30 pm: PANEL: The Writers of REH
Panelists: To Be Announced

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

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: David C. Smith

9 pm: Fists at the Ice House: 90 Years of Sailor Steve Costigan
Panelists: TBA

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


SATURDAY JUNE 8

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

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. 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: The Sword & Sorcery Poetry of Robert E. Howard
Panelists: TBA

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

1:30 pm PANEL: Kull, Conan & Solomon Kane - The Original S&S Characters
Panelists: TBA

2:30 pm PANEL: What's Up with REH? There is a lot going on all over the world with Robert E. Howard's name attached. Come and hear all about it. Panelists: TBA

4:30 pm Tour of the Grounds at the Howard Museum. Rusty Burke will take us on a walk-around on the ground where Bob Howard left many footprints. Meet in front of the House.

6:00 to 8:00 pm: Sunset BBQ at the Pavilion.

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.

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