L. Sprague de Camp, a SFWA Grand Master and winner of the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, wrote the definitive biography of Conan's creator, Robert E. Howard. De Camp died in 2000.
Lin Carter was the key figure behind the popular Ballantine Adult Fantasy Series of the 1970s. He died in 1988.
Björn Nyberg first began collaborating with de Camp on Conan works in the 1950s. He lives in France.