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Robert E. Howard Days Are Here Again!

Robert E. Howard

It’s that time of the year — Robert E. Howard Days return to Cross Plains, Texas, June 8 and 9. The annual festival celebrates the life and work of the Conan writer and gathers his fans from around the world in the town where he created all of his work.

There will be tours of the Howard House Museum and the town of Cross Plains, a banquet, a barbecue, a silent auction, panels, a swap meet and the Barbarian Festival.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of Conan’s debut in Weird Tales (in the short story “The Phoenix on the Sword,” published December 1932), and there’s going to be a birthday celebration — with cake!

Howard died in Cross Plains on June 11, 1936 at age 30.

For more info and the schedule of events go here.

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  1. Enrico
    Enrico06-01-2012

    Oh my, thanks! I live 2hrs from Caddo Plains and I was going to miss it!

  2. Enrico
    Enrico06-01-2012

    I meant Cross Plains.

  3. James Aquilone
    James Aquilone06-01-2012

    Enrico, if you go, take some pics and we’ll put them up on our Facebook page. Same goes for anyone else who has photos of the festivities.

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