DURHAM, N.C. — Funcom, an international interactive game developer with a major operation in Durham, is launching a fan club for Conan the Barbarian fans.

The club, which features a newsletter and a special “virtual item” from Conan, is part of launch plans for the forthcoming “Age of Conan” massively multiplayer online game. The title has been picked as one of the showcase titles for Microsoft’s new Vista software.

For more about the newsletter, see: ageofconan.com/en/newsletter.html