Sunday, January 1, 2012

RIP, Glenn Lord

Several Robert E. Howard related websites and blogs are reporting that Glenn Lord (1931-2011) passed away sometime yesterday, New Year's Eve.  In case some of you don't recognize the name, Glenn Lord was the person most responsible for helping to get Conan and Howard's other work back  into print in the 1960s and 1970s.  I only met Glenn a couple of times and never really knew him.  By the time I became active in Howard fandom, Glenn wasn't attending many Howard Days, at least that I can recall.  There's nothing I can say that those who knew him well can't say better.  There really hasn't been time for any lenngthy tributes to be written (you can't rush that type of writing), by read these brief tributes and announcements by Mark Finn, Damon Sasser, James Reasoner, Al Harron, and check the REHupa site periodically for more information.  Glenn touched many people in a significant way, and as tributes are posted over the next few days, I'll provide links to all the ones I see.
Sigh.  I really didn't want to start 2012 with this type of post.


  1. This is the first I'd heard of it. I don't know what to say other than how much I truly appreciate all the work and dedication he gave and had. I am very thankful.

  2. Very sad to hear. I met Glenn several times in Cross Plains, Texas. Always a kind word for everyone. Always polite and completely unaware it seemed of his celebrity among Howard fans.

  3. Cross Plains will be colder this year regardless of what the temperature is.