Lot of material this year, many old faces, some new ones.
As usual there are some very difficult choices to be made.
I'm not surprised to see you get so many nominations Bobby, you've been publishing such consistently excellent material. Pleased to see Jason's forum here nominated again, and DMR Books too. I am also pleased to see Pulp Rev author Benjamin Cheah on the list. He's been writing some great articles and is manfully holding the fort single handed over at pulprev.com these days it seems.
"...I want to know where I came from and why and what relation I hold to the rest of the universe."
- Robert E. Howard to Tevis Clyde Smith, week of 20 Feb 1928, CL1.170
Winner: JEFFREY SHANKS, ANDREW McFEATERS, THADRA STANTON, and HEATHER YOUNG – For the National Park Service Robert E. Howard House Archaeology Project
Finalists: MARK HALL – For his years of service as editor of The Dark Man ROY THOMAS – for his publication of Barbarian Life, the history of Conan in the comics.
The Rankin — Artistic achievement in the depiction of REH’s life and/or work
Winner: TOM GRINDBERG – Cover art for Conan the Pirate sourcebook for Conan RPG (Modiphius) – Depicts “Queen of the Black Coast”
Finalists: BILL CAVALIER – Cover Art for Pictures in the Fire (REHF Press) RONAN TOULHOAT – Conan le Cimmérien, Tome 2 : Le colosse noir (Glenat) – Depicts “Black Colossus”
Black Circle Award – Lifetime Achievement
Finalists: FRED BLOSSER PAUL HERMAN DONALD WOLLHEIM (posthumous) As a 60% majority vote was not achieved for any candidate, there is no Black Circle Award winner this year.
Crom Award (Board of Directors Award)
Winner: PROJECT PRIDE – For over three decades of interpreting and promoting the life and work of Robert E. Howard through the REH House and Museum. The Crom Award is a special recognition given very infrequently by the REH Foundation Board of Directors.