Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Red Sonja & the Hyborian Players!

Hey! Let's keep this Red Sonja thing going, shall we? Onward!

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!


wiec? said...

that Frank Thorne in the wizard costume is excellent and he keeps some cool looking company. terrific photos.

by the by really digging what you guys have been doing with Crom! as of late. keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

According to the Internet Movie Database, Wendy Pini auditioned for the role of Sonja for the 1985 movie, but for some reason, they went with Brigitte Nielsen instead. What were they thinking?!?

Peter von Karajan said...

For me... Linda Behrle is the ultimate Red Sonja. She's got the body, she's got the attitude.

And she also portrayed Thorne's Ghita of Alizarr (a sort of bad ass cousin to Red Sonja).

Kike said...

¡Pero que tias más buenas, madre mía! Sobre todo las dos primeras estan ríquisimas...

Mike D. said...

Reminds me of the Frank Thorne Sonja story..where he is surrounded by different versions of Red Sonja...he lived it.