Fans of author Robert E. Howard descend on Cross Plains for 2-day conference

For die-hard fans of Robert E. Howard's writings, the day of excitement has finally arrived.

The annual Robert E. Howard Days began on Friday in Cross Plains, celebrating the work of a renowned author best known for penning the "Conan the Barbarian" series.

The two-day conference takes place in Howard's old home in Cross Plains, which has been converted into a museum.

There will be tours, panels and readings, among other interesting activities, at the festival and while it is too late to register for the fan conference, people can still take part in the other festivities for free.

One of the discussions at the fan conference will be about the artifacts that the archaeologists with the National Park Service found behind Howard’s home, who began digging behind his home last month and returned this week to finish to finish the job.

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