Features an in-depth look at the very first Robert E. Howard Days in 1986, complete with lots of pictures, along with a series of excerpts from the highly anticipated Howard biography by [redacted], a tantalizing tidbit from Don Herron’s interview with Howard friend and contemporary Norris Chambers, rousing battle poetry from Darrell Schweitzer, a huge Lion’s Den, and more.
Features comprehensive coverage of the historic 2006 centennial edition of Robert E. Howard Days in Cross Plains, Texas. Includes sixteen thousand words of reminiscences, full reports on all panels and activities, pictures, and more.
Features a symposium on the rarest of all Howard books, the Herbert Jenkins edition of A Gent from Bear Creek. Four different articles present a host of new discoveries related to this edition that will knock your socks off, plus bring you up to date on all the latest data regarding how many have been found worldwide, how much they are worth, and where you can see them yourself.
Features a detailed exploration of the creation of Howard’s first American hardcover, Skull-Face and Others, an article on some mindblowing authentic Howard book finds, an article about discovering a previously unknown Howard connection with a famous author, a trip report of Pulpcon 2006, letters, art, and more.
Features a long interview with Norris Chambers, one of the few surviving people who knew Robert E. Howard and his family, Howardian eulogies for both Sword-and-Sorcery writer David Gemmell and fan extraordinaire Darrell C. Richardson, a new poem by Weird Tales editor Darrell Schweitzer, Halloween illustrations of Howard’s “Wolfshead” and “Black Canaan,” and a meaty and contentious Lion’s Den.
Features a detailed analysis of one of the most valuable Howard collectibles in existence, a look at a seminal literary influence on REH, a personal and illuminating reminiscence of L. Sprague de Camp, the story of a remarkable 1985 trip to Cross Plains by a most determined Howard fan, a new poem by James Ruffini, a jam-packed Lion’s Den, and more.
Features a lengthy symposium on the two main anthologies that appeared during the Centennial Year, with four articles totaling tens of thousands of words, poetry by Fred Phillips, a meaty Lion’s Den, and more.
Features a series of translated pieces from a hot new French volume of Howardian criticism, an interesting new take on the subtext of Howard’s “Red Nails,” a piece on the influence of Howard’s historicals on the creation of Conan and his Hyborian Age, a poem by Clark Ashton Smith disciple Donald Sidney-Fryer, The Lion’s Den, and more.
Features a lengthy essay on Howard’s relationship with the standout pulp Argosy, a piece on the tantalizing theme of devolution within REH’s invented history, a trip report from Howard Days 2008, a quick rundown of the 2008 Cimmerian Awards, plus poetry by Donald Sidney-Fryer, art from Socar Myles, and the Lion’s Den letters column.