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LIVE'N'LOUD will be holding a drawing for a copy of THE COMING OF CONAN THE CIMMERIAN, autographed by illustrator Mark Schultz.

For $5/ticket or $4/ticket when you buy 3 tickets at the LIVE'N'LOUD booth at All-Con, you can have a chance to own 1 of a select few copies that Mark Schultz autographed to help LIVE'N'LOUD raise money for production costs. All proceeds will go to help cover the costs of production/post-production for the documentary about Robert E. Howard.


For Immediate Release - January 23, 2005


Dallas, TX - LIVEíNíLOUDís Ethan Nahtť will be discussing pulp collecting and his documentary on Texas author Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian, King Kull of Atlantis, Solomon Kane and others). Mr. Nahtť, a fan of the pulp magazines that were popular throughout the early part of the 20th century, will be conducting a panel on the first evening at All-Con about collecting pulps along with some interesting facts regarding artists and writers. He will also bring a few items for viewing dating back to the 1920ís. Even if you donít own any pulp magazines or have never even read a pulp, but are interested, you are welcome to attend. This panel is for novices and die-hards alike! The Q&A panel will also feature guest speakers Paul Herman and Bill Linblad.

Mr. Herman not only collects Howard material, pulps and rare books, but he edits Howard material that has been published in 6 books to date for Wildside Press. He is currently working on a bibliography of Howard material for Wildside Press.

Mr. Linblad is a living encyclopedia of information when it comes to science fiction and fantasy authors. In addition to his vast knowledge of authors and their stories, he attends conventions and sells a variety of books - some of them being rare or hard to find. He occasionally has a few autographed selections by some of the masters of the sci-fi/fantasy genre.

On the second and third days of All-Con, Mr. Nahtť will be presenting a panel on Robert E. Howard and showing a rough demo (approximately 23 minutes in length) of his 2-part documentary on the authorís short, but prolific life. The focal point of the demo is geared more to a brief bio of who Howard was, featuring interviews with such people as Gary Gianni (artist), Joe R. Lansdale (author) Rusty Burke (Howard scholar) and others who knew Howard before his suicide in 1936.

Mr. Nahtť will be joined once again by Mr. Herman, who will have a Power Point presentation discussing some of the more interesting and hard-to-find publications featuring Howardís work and giving a quick historical look at how the authorís work has been kept alive nearly 70 years after his death.

Joining them will be Mrs. Barbara Baum with Robert E. Howard Properties. Mrs. Baum is a former school teacher and now works non-stop, along with her husband, Jack, on handling most things dealing with Robert E. Howard, including what is currently in the works. For fans wanting to know the most up-to-date details of the various related projects and the future of REH, Mrs. Baum is the lady in the know.

There will be plenty of informational flyers on hand for all panels as well as at the LIVEíNíLOUD booth. The panels are free with paid admission to All-Con. For more information about All-Con, visit their site at Tickets may be purchased through the site or at Titan Comics (214) 350-4420.

All-Con will be February 4, 5 & 6, 2005 @ the Sterling Hotel in Dallas, Texas (Hwy. 183 & Regal Row - just south of Texas Stadium). See check the All-Con web site for schedule, ticket prices and details.

For those interested in the LIVEíNíLOUD panels, the current information is as follows:

  • Feb. 4 - P.E.O.N. TX (Pulp Enthusiasts Of North Texas) 9:00 - 10:00 PM
  • Feb. 5 - Robert E. Howard 4:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Feb. 6 - Robert E. Howard 12:00 - 2:00 PM

All 3 panels are scheduled to appear in The Panel Room. Schedule is subject to change. There will be a Q&A at all panels. Feel free to bring something to take notes with. LIVEíNíLOUD asks that there be no videotaping of the documentary or the Power Point presentation allowed. Attendees may feel free to videotape or photograph during the remainder of the panels. (Subject to approval of cameras and recording devices by All-Con. Please note any and all rules at All-Con in regards to photography.)