Amra

Amra was a fanzine devoted to the fantasy pulp fiction of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan the Barbarian (‘Amra’ was an alias used by Conan). The zine was created in the late 1950s as a newsletter for the Hyborian Legion, a circle of Howard fans. Most of its 76 issues were edited by George H. Scithers; the last one appeared in 1982. Amra was slightly larger than octavo sized and was offset-litho printed. Issues featured fanfiction, poetry, illustrations, editorials, etc. During its lifespan, Amra won the Best Fanzine Hugo award twice (1964 and 1968).