This afternoon the 2015 Robert E. Howard Foundation Awards ceremony was held at the Cross Plains Public Library. As in years past, the entertaining but crotchety duo of Rusty Burke and Bill Cavalier presided over the event. Here are the winners:
The Atlantean—Outstanding Achievement, Book By a Single Author:
Deke Parsons – J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert E. Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy (McFarland 2014)
The Hyrkanian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Print)
Jeffrey Shanks – “What the Thak?: Anthropological Oddities in Howard’s Works.” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 17, June 2014.
The Cimmerian—Outstanding Achievement, Essay (Online)
Rob Roehm – “The Legend of the Trunk (8 parts)” REH: Two-Gun Raconteur blog
The Aquilonian—Outstanding Achievement, Periodical
Damon Sasser — REH: Two-Gun Raconteur No. 17
The Venarium Award—Emerging Scholar
Karen Joan Kohoutek – Contributed an essay to the TGR blog on Howard’s use of Voodoo.
The Stygian—Outstanding Achievement, Website
Damon Sasser, et al. – REH: Two-Gun Raconteur (Website and Blog)
The Black River Award—Special Achievement
Ed Chaczyk – Organizing and promoting the online drive to raise money for repairs to the Robert E. Howard house.
The Rankin Award—Artistic Achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work
Tom Gianni – Cover art for Fists of Iron, Round 3 (REHF Press)
The Black Circle Award—Lifetime Achievement (at least 20 years)
Karl Edward Wagner (posthumous)
Black Circle Award Nominee for next year’s ballot
Congratulations to all the winners and I want to thank everyone who voted for and support REH: Two-Gun Raconteur, both the print journal and the blog/website. My thanks also go out the many contributors to the blog and journal who make it all possible.