Fellow blogger, cartoonist and genius Halloween prop-maker, Dave Lowe, who's been a Conan fan for a very long time, sent me a link to a page documenting the history of the Hyborian Players. I remember reading about this group in the back of an old issue of Savage Sword of Conan about this zany gaggle of people doing something theater-like while in strange costumes.
The group is basically made up of a guy in a wizard costume and several hot chicks dressed as Red Sonja. Not a bad way to spend your weekend, if you ask me.
Of course, it's got to be mentioned that one of the many actresses to play the part of Sonja was none other than Wendy Pini, co-creator of the Elfquest comics!
Here's a shot of Wendy back in the 70s all dolled up as the She-Devil with a Sword...
And you can still find photographic evidence all over the web of Mrs. Pini in her Red Sonja garb.
Dig these crazy actors, man!
To read the full history, just make the mouse go click right HERE. Thanks to Dave Lowe for sending us the link!