Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA

Series 3, Vol. 4, No. 9
September 1, 2003

Tanya by Jessica Ebert

Heyla, Misty fans!

If you had the pleasure of meeting Misty during her recent signing tour, we’d love to here from you! Send Danya (Legend@malcor.com) a written account of the event you attended, and we’ll try to run the pieces in the QO newsletter.

Also, if you attend any Ren. Faires, Cons, book signings or other events of interest to QO members, let us hear about those, too! We want to know what all of you are up to <G>. (By the way, a special thank you to Elizabeth Vines for helping compile our Ren. Faire listings for this edition of the newsletter!)

Publication News: Our favorite author has been very busy (and it looks as if she will be staying that way for quite some time <G>.)!

This October Misty joins James Mallory to bring us The Outstretched Shadow (formerly entitled Shadow Mountian). This is the first book in a brand new series that is currently called The Obsidian Trilogy. Elvenblood, with Andre Norton, will be released in paperback in October as well. (The next installment, Elvenbred, is being written.)

Exile's Valor, the sequel to Exile’s Honor, is scheduled for release in November (but there’s a possibility it might show up as early as October, so keep your eyes peeled). This will be the last major Valdemar book for several years as the series is going on hiatus while Misty concentrates on her other projects. (Exile’s Honor will be out in paperback on October 7, 2003.) Brain Ships, with Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball, is scheduled for release November 1st. Charmed Destinies, which contains three novellas by Misty, Rachel Lee and Catherine Asaro, will also be out November 2003.

For your Christmas lists, Sun In Glory (A Valdemar Anthology) (An alternate title was Homecoming and Other Tales of Valdemar; we’re pretty certain Misty isn’t coming out with two Valdemar anthologies in the same month .) is scheduled for release in December; this collection will contain the story of how Talia became a Sun Priest. If the anthology does well, there are hopes that several more such anthologies will be published while we are waiting for the next Valdemar novel. So definitely consider this book for a stocking stuffer! Misty teams up with Eric Flint and Dave Freer, who were her co-authors for The Shadow of the Lion, to bring us This Rough Magic, which is scheduled for release December 1, 2003. (The Shadow of the Lion should be out in paperback in October 2003.)

Misty has followed in the footsteps of her infamous detective Di Tregarde and actually written an adult romance! Coming from Harlequin, January 2004 is The Fairy Godmother (sometimes titled The Godmother Heir, but we think The Fairy Godmother will be the real title). Also in January 2004, look for Stoned Souls, with Josepha Sherman.

Other upcoming titles to look for include Not yet published: A Circus Of Witches, Queen of Air and Darkness, Phoenyx And Ashes and Altan, Book Two in the same series with Joust, the latter of which should appear in paperback in March 2004.

You can find these and other titles through the Mercedes Lackey section of the Dragonlords’ Bookstore http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm. A portion of the proceeds goes directly to support QO. This is how we keep our memberships free, so we greatly appreciate your support!

QO Membership Seal: We have not had any submissions to this contest, so we’re going to extend the deadline for another month. Please send your ideas to Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

RPG Opportunity: Thanks to everyone who showed up at the August 25th event. We had a great time! The next QO RPG will be held Sunday, September 28th at 7 PM Pacific Time. The chatroom is located at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qorpg.htm (as are the RPG rules and instructions). If you would like e-mail reminders of this and other events that happen between editions of our newsletter, members of QO can join the QO chatlist at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm. We also discuss such things in our Delphi Forum, which is open to QO members only (You can find the link to the forum at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qodelphi.htm.).

Chapter News: We now have a complete list of the chapters and zines that were ever formed under the QO banner-at least those that are mentioned in the newsletters that we’ve managed to post online. Danya hopes to update the QO Chapter and Fanfiction pages soon with that information, putting up the old organizations and publications for adoption. (We’ve found that it’s sometimes easier to revive an old chapter or publication than for someone to start a new one from scratch.) We eventually hope to have little historical bits (such as original founding dates and past leaders/publishers) available as well.

A while back we were contacted by some folks who were starting up a chapter of QO in Florida. We haven’t heard from them in some time, and their start-up URL comes up as "Not Found." If anyone has information about this group, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

In the meantime, Florida QOers may wish to check out Southern Arrow. One of the oldest chapters of QO, Southern Arrow has been adopted by Herald Sitara (ravindraanima@gmail.com). The new Southern Arrow website is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gaqueensown/. See the ad below for more information. Herald’s Waystation, http://deserthorses.com/heraldswaystation, also accepts members from the Gulf Coast states.

We’ve also had several people contact us about starting (or restarting) a Canadian chapter of QO. Have any of those plans gotten off the ground? The URLs we have for your potential sites do not work. Please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com with updated information.

A fan from South Africa would like to know if there are any other QO members in the country who would be interested in forming a chapter. Please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com if you would like to be involved in such a chapter.

Hope you all had a great summer!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren. Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for September. Faires are indexed alphabetically by state. Have any information about any other Ren. Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com


GOLD COAST PIRATE FESTIVAL. FAX: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Bl., Suite 351, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362. Site Address: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: REC P.O. Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA, 92427. Site Address: Casa de Fruta, Hollister, CA. Dates: 9/13/03 - 10/19/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

SAN DIEGO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 619-303-5413. E-mail: creativehistory@webtv.net. Website: http://www.thesdrf.com. Address: 2212 Lawton Drive, Lemon Grove, CA, 91945. Site Address: Veterans War Memorial Grounds, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA, 92101. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


GRAND VALLEY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ravencapt@gj.net. Website: http://www.faires.com/gvrf. Address: P.O. Box 648, Clifton, CO, 81520. Site Address: Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 Hwy 50 South, Grand Junction, CO, 81503. Dates: 9/05/03 - 9/07/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

LONG PEAKS SCOTTISH/IRISH FESTIVAL. E-mail: staff@scotfest.com. Website: http://www.scotfest.com. Address: Dr. James Durward, PO Box 1820, Estes Park, CO, 80517. Site Address: Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park, CO. Dates: 9/4/03 - 9/7/03. Open/Close: 8 AM - 5 PM.


CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 860-928-2553. E-mail: producer@mythicaljourneys.com. Website: http://www.ctfair.com. Address: 390 Woodstock Ave., Putnam, CT, 06260. Site Address: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Route 169, Woodstock, CT, 06267. Dates: 9/27/03 - 10/12/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


IOWA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AND HARVEST FAIRE. E-mail: gregfest@netins.net. Website: http://www.festint.com. Address: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Intl., 508 4th Ave. N., Clear Lake, IA, 50428. Site Address: Middle Amana Park, Amana Colonies, near Iowa City Dates: 8/30/03 - 9/1/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 PM.


GREAT PLAINS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 520-447-2156. E-mail: info@GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Website: http://www.GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Address: Eagles Realm LLC, P.O. Box 16326, Wichita, KS, 67211. Site Address: Wiedemann Park, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Wichita, KS, 67277. Dates: 9/27/03 - 9/28/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 816-561-6493. E-mail: renfest@kcrenfest.com. Website: http://www.kcrenfest.com/. Address: P.O. Box 32667, Kansas City, MO, 64171. Site Address: 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS, 66012-9045. Dates: 8/30/03 - 10/13/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 410-573-1508. E-mail: rennfest@erols.com. Website: http://www.rennfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD 21032-0315. Dates: 8/23/03 - 10/19/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


KING RICHARD'S FAIRE. FAX: 612-238-9916. E-mail: info@kingrichardsfaire.net. Website: http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net. Address: P.O. Box 419, Route 58, Carver, MA, 02330. Site Address: 235 S. Main St, Route 58, Carver, MA, 02330. Dates: 8/30/03 - 10/19/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 248-634-7590. E-mail: renfestmi@aol.com. Website: http://www.renaissancefest.com. Address: 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI, 48442. Site Address: 12500 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI, 48442. Dates: 8/16/03 - 9/28/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.renaissancefest.com. Address: Mid-America Festivals, Stacy Bruesewitz, 1920 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste 306, Shakopee, MN, 55379-8944. Dates: 8/16/03 - 9/28/03. Open/Close: 9 AM - 7 PM.


NEBRASKA RENAISSANCE FAIRE & MED. PAGEANT. E-mail: gregfest@netins.net. Website: http://www.festint.com. Address: Greg Schmidt, Festivals Int'l, 508 4th Ave. N, Clear Lake, IA, 50428. Site Address: C.J. Holling Camp, Ashland NE, just off I-80 between Omaha and Lincoln. Dates: 9/26/03 -9/28/03, 10/4/03 - 10/5/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 7 PM (Fri. 3 PM - 7 PM).

New Jersey

LAKEWOOD LIONS CHARITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: Dbroker@aol.com. Website: http://community.nj.com/cc/lakewoodlions. Address: P.O. Box 1446, Lakewood, NJ, 08701. Site Address: Pine Park, Lakewood, NJ. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

New Mexico

SILVER CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: annaravensong@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.gilanet.com/renfaire. Address: Anna Ravensong, P.O. Box 1758, Silver City, NM, 88062. Site: Gough Park, Silver City, NM. Dates: 9/13/03 - 9/14/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM (Sun. 12 PM - 6 PM).

New York

THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL AT FORT TRYON PARK. E-mail: songbird@uptownwench.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/whidc or http://www.uptownwench.com. Address: WHIDC, Ellen Merle-Rao, 57 Wadsworth Ave., New York, NY, 10033. Site Address: Fort Tryon Park, around Manhattan's Cloisters. Date: 9/21/03. Open/Close: 12 noon - 6 PM.

NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 845-351-5646. E-mail: nyfaire@recfair.com. Website: http://www.renfair.com/NY. Address: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY, 10987. Site Address: RT. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY, 10987. Dates: 8/02/03 - 9/14/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


BARON'S HAVEN FREEHOLD CELTIC MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: storm@bhfi.1st.net. Website: http://bhfi.1st.net. Address: 147 College Street, Scio, OH, 43988. Site Address: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 513-897-7003. E-mail: info@renfestival.com. Website: http://www.renfestival.com. Address: P.O. Box 68, Harveysburg, OH 45032-0068. Site Address: 317 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, OH, 45177-8531. Dates: 8/23/03 - 10/19/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

SOUTHEASTERN OHIO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: neverthelessprod@hotmail.com. Address: Nevertheless Productions, Joshua Brockwell, 649 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH, 43725. Site Address: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 PM.


GATES OF THYME RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 541-994-6304. E-mail: corbincampbell@gatesofthyme.org. Website: http://www.gatesofthyme.org. Address: P.O. Box 1538, Depoe Bay, OR, 97341. Site Address: Depoe Bay City Park, Hwy. 101 & Schoolhouse Road, Depoe Bay, OR, 97341. Dates: 9/25/03 - 9/28/03.

SHREWSBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shrew@peak.org. Website: http://www.shrewfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 604, Philomath, OR, 97370-0604. Site Address: Philomath Fair Grounds, 13th & Main St., Philomath, OR. Dates: 9/13/03 - 9/14/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 724-872-1670. E-mail: info@pgh-renfest.com. Website: http://www.pgh-renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 1670, Greensburg, PA, 15601. Site Address: 2100 Mt. Pleasant Rd., West Newton, PA, 15089. Dates: 8/16/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: tom@parenfaire.com. Website: http://www.parenaissancefaire.com. Address: Tom Roy, Mount Hope Estate & Winery, P.O. Box 685, Cornwall, PA 17016. Site Address: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA Dates: 8/16/03 - 10/26/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6:30 PM.

Rhode Island

THE THREE MUSKATEERS FAIRE. E-mail: info@pasttimes1.com. Website: http://www.belcourtcastle.com. Address: David Stickney, Pastimes, 70 Revere St., Revere MA, 02151. Site Address: Belcourt Castle, 657 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI. Dates: 8/30/03 - 9/1/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.


SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 423-787-1088. E-mail: smrf37745@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.smrf.net. Address: P.O. Box 1913, Greenville, TN, 37744. Site Address: 1122 W. Old Kentucky Rd., Greeneville, TN, 37743. Dates: 9/13/03 - 9/28/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


TABLEROCK FANTASY FAIRE. E- mail: Pangea@vvm.com. Address: TFF c/o D.R. Hood, PO Box 283, Salado, TX, 76571. Site Address: Tablerock Theater, Salado, TX, Exit 284 on I-35. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


BARD ON THE BEACH. Website: http://www.bardonthebeach.org. Dates: 6/11/03 - 9/21/03. Address: 1101 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C., V6H 1G2.

ONTARIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 905-878-6043. E-mail: orf@globalserve.net. Website: http://www.rennfest.com/orf/index.html. Address: P.O. Box 486, Milton, ON, L9T-4Z1. Site Address: 6252 8th Line, Hornby, ON, LOP 1EO. Dates: 7/19/03 - 9/01/03. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

ROYAL MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: info@royalmedievalfaire.org. Website: http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org. Address: City of Waterloo, 100 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON N2J 4A8. Site Address: Waterloo Park W., Waterloo, Ontario. Date: 9/20/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 PM.

For additional Ren Faire information, visit the Renaissance Faire Homepage at http://www.renfaire.com/ and the Renaissance Magazine site at http://www.renaissancemagazine.com.


These are the upcoming cons we know about. Have any information about conventions in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


Con†Stellation XXII: Pegasus. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Address: Con*Stellation XXII: Pegasus, P.O.Box 4857, Huntsville Alabama, 35815-4857. Site Address: Holiday Inn Express, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/10/03-10/12/03. Note: * Guest of Honor: Mercedes Lackey, * Master of Ceremonies: Larry Dixon!


COPPERCON 23. Website: http://www.casfs.org/cucon/. E-mail: cucon@casfs.org. Address: Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix, Arizona. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


BAY AREA GAMES DAY XXIX. Website: http://www.best.com/~davekohr/gamesday/. Address: Los Altos Public Library, San Francisco, California. Dates: 9/6/03.

CONQUEST 2003. Website: http://www.con-quest.com/">http://www.con-quest.com/. E-mail: info@con-quest.com. Address: Hyatt Rickeys, Palo Alto, California. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.

CREATION SCI-FI SUPER-SALE. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, San Francisco, California. Dates: 9/6/03.

GATEWAY 2003. Website: http://www.strategicon.net/. E-mail: strategiconinbox@aol.com. Address: Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.

GMT WEST. Website: http://www.gmtgames.com/. E-mail: alewis@gmtgames.com. Address: Hanford Mall, Hanford, California. Dates: 9/03.


MAJESTICON©. Website: http://www.majesticon.com/. E-mail: Cheryl@Arnak.Com. Address: Hilton Tech Center, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 9/21/03.

NAN DESU KON. Website: http://www.ndk.cc/. E-mail: Genkidenki@hotmail.com. Address: Holiday Inn Denver International Airport Area, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.


WEEKEND IN THE PRINCIPALITY OF ULEK. Website: http://www.frag-orlando.com/. E-mail: president@frag-orlando.com. Address: Radisson Plaza Orlando in Downtown Orlando, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.


ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA. Website: http://www.awa-con.com/". E-mail: awaweb@awa-con.com. Address: Sheraton Gateway Hotel & Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

DRAGONCON. Website: http://www.dragoncon.org/. E-mail: dragoncon@dragoncon.org. Address: Atlanta Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.

GALACTIC CONQUEST. Website: http://galacticquest.com. E-mail: galacticquest@mindspring.com. Address: University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/20/03.


I-CON 2003. Website: http://www.mecca-anime.com/I-Con_2003/i-con_2003.html. E-mail: Paul@mecca-anime.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Springfield, Illinois. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.

THE MIDWEST NONSPORT CARD EXPO. Website: http://www.nonsportcardexpo.com/. E-mail: paul@nonsportcardexpo.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Tinley Park, Illinois. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.

ROYALFEST 2003. Website: http://www.royalfest.com. E-mail: royalfest_comic_con@hotmail.com. Address: Gateway Center, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03.

WEEKEND ON THE VELVERDYVA. Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WeekendontheVelverdyva/. E-mail: jcts@iland.net. Address: The Gateway Convention Center, Collinsville (10 Miles East Of St. Louis), Illinois. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.


TAGCON MIDWEST. Website: http://www.tagcon.org. E-mail: tbaker@gardenstreet.org. Address: Rabbit Hill 500 West, N 40o 32’ 25” W(-) 86o 47’ 04” (GPS,)Lafayette, Indiana. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.

TOBECONTINUED. Website: http://www.2becontinued.com/. E-mail: flash@msffa.org. Address: Radisson Hotel & Star Plaza Theater, Merrilville, Indiana. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.


STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Hyatt Regency Crown Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.


BALTIMORE COMIC-CON. Website: http://comicon.com/baltimore. E-mail: cardscomicscollectibles@yahoo.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03.

SPX 2003. Website: http://www.spxpo.com/. E-mail: michaelz@cyberunderdog.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, Maryland. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


BOSTON COMIC BOOK SPECTACULAR. Website: http://monkeyhouse-entertainment.com. E-mail: primatepro@aol.com. Address: Boston Radisson Hotel, Amesbury, Massachusetts. Dates: 9/21/03.

VIABLE PARADISE WRITER'S WORKSHOP. Website: http://www.sff.net/paradise. E-mail: mvsfa@mindspring.com. Address: Island Inn, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dates: 9/28/03 - 10/3/03.


CARPOUT 2003. Website: http://www.carp-mi.net/carpout/index.html. E-mail: carp-mi@iname.com. Address: Holiday Inn Express Conference Center, East Lansing/Okemos, Michigan. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


ARCANA 33. Website: http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal/. E-mail: eheideman@qwest.net. Address: Holiday Inn Express-Bandana Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.


HUBCON XI. Website: http://hubcon.iwarp.com. E-mail: benrix@hotmail.com. Address: Lake Terrance Convention Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.


COGCON 11. Website: http://www.rollanet.org/~cogcon/. E-mail: cogcon@rollanet.org. Address: UMR Multipurpose Building, University Center East on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus, Rolla, Missouri. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.halfwaytohollywood.com/. E-mail: UrsusPub@aol.com. Address: Hotel Phillips, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/21/03.


TOY & GAME INVENTOR'S FORUM. Website: http://www.toysngames.com/tgif/. E-mail: yort@toysngames.com. Address: Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Chiram's Hollow, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 9/13/03, 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

New Jersey

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.

New York

BIG APPLE COMIC CON. Website: http://www.bigapplecon.com/. E-mail: bigapplecon@earthlink.net. Address: St. Paul Church Auditorium - Columbus (9th) Ave. & 59th St,.New York City, New York. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/6/03.

North Carolina

SOUTHERN FRONT. Website: http://www.trianglesimsociety.org/. E-mail: trianglesimulations@yahoo.com. Address: Holiday Inn Crabtree, Raleigh, North Carolina. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.


ADVANCE THE COLORS. Website: http://www.hmgsgreatlakes.org. E-mail: atc@hmgsgl.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Springfield, Ohio. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.

THIRD ROCK SQUARED. Website: http://www.thirdrockconvention.org. E-mail: secchdhd@fuse.net. Address: Hampshire House Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/6/03.

VULKON CLEVELAND. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn Independence, Cleveland, Ohio. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


1936: HORROR. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. E-mail: stephanie@vialarp.org. Address: Gammons Land, Kempton, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.

AURA FANTASY. Website: http://www.auralive.com/. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.

SIBCON 2003. Website: http://www.circleofswords.com/cos/sitehtml/conventions.html. E-mail: cosguild@circleofswords.com. Address: Days Inn, Butler, PA, Butler, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 8/30/03 - 9/1/03.


MEPHIT FURMEET. Website: http://mephitfurmeet.org/. E-mail: furmeet@mindspring.com. Address: Holiday Inn - Memphis East, Memphis, Tennessee. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.


GAMES WORKSHOP DALLAS GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Hyatt Regency DFW, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

PROTOCON 5. Website: http://www.protocon.com/. E-mail: mail@protocon.com. Address: Memorial Student Center at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.

THE TEXAS SUPERHERO & VILLAIN COLLECTORS SHOW. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/comics/tsvc/index.html. E-mail: ctr21001@yahoo.com. Address: The Crockett Center, 6301 Hwy. 29,0Austin, Texas. Dates: 9/13/03.


FALL FOR THE BOOK. Website: http://www.fallforthebook.org/. E-mail: writing@gmu.edu. Address: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Dates: 9/17/03 - 9/20/03.

GAMEFEST-RICHMOND. Website: http://www.gamefestseries.com/. E-mail: linzee@gamefestseries.com. Address: Arthur Ashe Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.

TCEP X MACHINA. Website: http://www.barkingmad.org/. E-mail: info@barkingmad.org. Address: Dulles Days Hotel, Herndon, Virginia. Dates: 8/29/03 - 9/1/03.


CONIFUR NORTHWEST. Website: http://www.conifur.org/. E-mail: shandower@conifur.org. Address: Sheraton Tacoma Convention Center, Tacoma, Washington. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

FOOLSCAP V. Website: http://www.foolscap.org. E-mail: chair@foolscap.org. Address: Bellevue Hilton, Bellevue, Washington. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.


JVL-CON V. Website: http://si-fi-nut.com/jvl-con.html. E-mail: rayshobby@aol.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Janesville, Wisconsin. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.

OSHCON. Website: http://www.oshcon.org. E-mail: info@oshcon.org. Address: Masonic Temple, 204 Washington Ave., Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03.


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 19. Website: http://www.bobw.com.au/. E-mail: alc@nlc.net.au. Address: Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, London Circuit, Canberra City ACT. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/21/03.

FSF PRESENTS HARRY KIM. Website: http://www.fsf.com.au/. E-mail: fsf_presents@fsf.com.au. Address: Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 9/14/03.


AMBERCON NORTH. Website: http://acn.ambercons.com/. E-mail: shadowplay@matantisi.com. Address: Town Inn Suites, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 9/18/03 - 9/21/03.

GATECON. Website: http://www.gatecon.com. E-mail: gatecon.c4@virgin.net. Address: Best Western Richmond Inn, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 9/11/03 - 9/14/03.

IMPOSSIBLE REALITIES. Website: http://www.impossible-realities.net. E-mail: registration@impossible-realities.net. Address: Knights of Columbus Building, 24 Coburg Street, Saint John, New Brunswick. Dates: 9/13/03 - 9/14/03.

TORCON 3. Website: http://www.torcon3.on.ca/. E-mail: info@torcon3.on.ca. Address: Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 8/28/03 - 9/1/03.

VANCOUVER COMICON. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 9/7/03.


AURYN 2003. Website: http://www.fsfev.de/Events/auryn2003/auryn2003.htm. E-mail: info@fsfev.de. Address: Waldheim Tannenberg, Boblingen, Baden-Wurttemberg. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.

CONNICHI 2003. Website: http://www.connichi.de. E-mail: info@connichi.de. Address: "DasHaus" - Haus der Jugend, Kassel "Stadthalle Kassel.” Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.

DARKSIDECON 4. Website: http://www.darksidecon.com. E-mail: MTschentschel@aol.com. Address: Haus Koenig Ludwig, Recklinghausen, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


PHOENIX CONVENTION (P-CON). Website: http://www.slovobooks.com/phoenix/. E-mail: phoenixconvention@yahoo.co.uk. Address: Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin. Dates: 9/27/03 - 9/28/03.


MODCON 2003. Website: http://www.treemme.org/modcon/. E-mail: modcon@treemme.org. Address: Polisportiva Sacca, Via Paltrinieri, Modena. Dates: 9/26/03 - 9/28/03.

The Netherlands

ECHO BASE CON. Website: http://www.echobase.nl/con/english/. E-mail: info@swfanclub.nl. Address: De Blokhoeve, Blokhoeve 1, Nieuwegein. Dates: 9/27/03.

New Zealand

ARMAGEDDON PULP CULTURE EXPO. Website: http://www.pulpexpo.com/. E-mail: whoami@ihug.co.nz. Address: Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington, North Island. Dates: 9/20/03 - 9/22/03.


RAPTUS 2003. Website: http://www.raptus.no. E-mail: raptus@raptus.no. Address: Bergen Konferanse Senter, Skandic Hotel Bergen, Bergen. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.


BACHANLIA FANTASTYCZNE. Website: http://www.adastra.of.pl. E-mail: w.gruszczynski@ziel.gazeta.pl. Address: Zielona Góra. Dates: 9/5/03 - 9/7/03.


ISTROCON 2003. Website: http://www.istrocon.sk/. E-mail: istrocon@istrocon.sk. Address: Bratislava. Dates: 9/12/03 - 9/14/03.


ESPATREK 2003 - VI CONGRESO NACIONAL DE STAR TREK. Website: http://www.espatrek.com. E-mail: dani_simon@terra.es. Address: Colegio Mayor (student's hall) - University of Alicante, Alicante. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/21/03.

United Kingdom

BASILDON SCIFI, MOVIE, TRADING CARD SHOW. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Address: Basildon Sports Centre, Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex. Dates: 9/21/03.

CHILLER FEST. Website: http://www.scifishows.com/. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Address: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London. Dates: 9/27/03 - 9/28/03.

CLACTON SCI-FI CONVENTION. Website: http://www.clactonscifi.net. E-mail: m.beales@tesco.net. Address: Highfield Holiday Park, London Road, Clacton, Essex. Dates: 9/14/03.

MILFORD 2003. Website: http://www.sff.net/people/ben-jeapes/milford/index.htm. E-mail: arkady@btinternet.com. Address: Hedley House Hotel, York, England. Dates: 9/27/03 - 10/4/03.

THE OTHER PARTIZAN 2003. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars/. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts. Dates: 9/14/03.

OXONMOOT. Website: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/oxon/index.html. E-mail: tolksoc@tolkiensociety.org. Address: Woodstock Road at St Antony's College, Oxford, England. Dates: 9/19/03 - 9/22/03.

PHALANX. Website: http://www.phalanxshow.co.uk/. E-mail: info@phalanxshow.co.uk. Address: Sutton Community & Leisure Centre, St. Helens, Merseyside. Dates: 9/20/03.

USURPER CON 2003. Website: http://www.usurpercon.co.uk. E-mail: usurpercon@hotmail.com. Address: Jury's Inn Hotel, Croydon, Greater London. Dates: 9/27/03.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://go.to/conventions.

Female Costume by Jessica Ebert

Member News:

For definitions of our fannish jargon, read the 12-page booklet "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send $1.00 and a $0.37 stamp (or $1.00 and 2 IRCs) to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA, 92652. Make checks payable to "Linda Malcor" in US funds only.

Local chapters:

Zines and Newsletters:

  • Austral'a'in: Editor: Cassandra Vuksa. We print fiction (both fanfic on Velgarth and other fantasy stories), poetry, art, reviews, recipes, articles, personas, pen pal ads and stacks more! This fanzine is up for adoption. Austral'a'in is up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting the chapter, contact Cassandra Vuksa, garou@netspeed.com.au.

  • Children of Velgarth: Editor: Kendra Renaud, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. I publish new and old personae, even previously published persona if asked by members in this new, official QO zine. I will only accept what was sent in for your persona to Queen's Own to be recognized. Any fan fiction written later should be sent to one of the other zines who really need it to keep their zines going. This fanzine will be published periodically when it reaches 80 pages or so to keep costs at $5.00 payable in U.S. funds or 12 IRCs. Make checks payable to "Kendra Renaud". The fee covers the cost of printing and mailing; you may share (but not duplicate!) copies of the fanzine. Watch the Queen's Own newsletter for release dates. Volume 2, Issue 2 is now available! For the contents list and additional information, visit http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qozine.htm. (Special Note: Make sure you use the P.O. Box Address and not my home address since I’m moving at the end of May. I don’t want any orders to go astray.)

  • Companions' Grove: still needs stories, and artists to illustrate stories! (Remember, all contributors get a free copy of the zine in which their work appears.) Volume Eight is full, and awaiting the illustrations and final layout. ** If you contributed a story or promised me artwork for Volume Eight and have not heard from me recently, please get in touch with me, as I had to reformat my hard drive and lost my zine correspondence and address book earlier this year. If I don’t hear from you by September 2003, I will have to drop your contribution from the zine. ** Volume Nine is open to submissions. Current prices (not including shipping) are:

    • Companions' Grove Volume One - $4.75 (40 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Two - $6.35 (56 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Three - $5.95 (51 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Four - $4.95 (42 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Five - $7.75 (69 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Six - $6.55 (57 pages, color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Seven - $5.95 (52 pages, color cover)
    • The Danya Winterborn Saga - $5.20 (52 pages, b/w front and back covers)
    • Endgame - $3.85(36 pages, b/w cover)
    • Fire Eyes - $4.40 (43 pages, b/w cover)
    • Shards of Autumn - out of print, see note below
    • The Sum of Duty - $5.80 (57 pages, b/w cover)
    • Do or Dye: A Guide to Companion Camouflage - $1.25 (20 pages, digest size, b/w cover, saddle stapled)
    • Cat's Cradle - $7.60 (76 pages, monochrome green cover)

    For orders shipping in the US, I've instituted a maximum shipping cost of $3.85. Multi-zine orders, which can be shipped in a flat rate envelope (usually 3 of the smaller zines, or 2 of the larger zines), will be sent Priority Mail; larger orders will be sent Media Mail Insured, which is only slightly slower and doesn't have the zone rates (which wouldn't work with my shopping cart). Smaller orders will be sent First Class.

    I take credit cards via PayPal, which is the cart's only payment option, but the cart can be used to calculate shipping, and checks/money orders mailed to Green Dragon Press, c/o Devin Harris, 4531 N. Kelishan St., Pahrump, NV 89060.

    Except as noted, zines are printed on high-quality, bright white paper, comb bound, with cardstock covers. Story excerpts and cover art-as well as submission guidelines and PayPal ordering information-can be found at http://www.greendragonpress.net/misty.htm. To order via snail mail, send check or money order (payable to Devin Harris; US funds only) to Green Dragon Press, c/o Devin Harris, 4531 N. Kelishan St., Pahrump, NV 89060.

    Note regarding Shards of Autumn: While this zine is officially out of print and no longer available on the website, a few copies are left over from convention appearances. Any remaining copies from MediaWest will be available at that con until they sell out; the others are being returned to me and will be auctioned off at http://www.auctionfen.com until they are gone. I also occasionally auction off zines which returned from cons a bit shopworn, so it’s a good site to check periodically.

  • Companion's Quarterly. The snail mail newsletter of Herald's Waystation (See chapter description above.). We are not going to charge new members for the first 3 newsletters; after that it will be 75 cents per newsletter. Snail mail: Jan Tallevast, Rt 1 Box 137, Milford, Tx 76670. E-mail: heraldauralynn@hotmail.net and HeraldEnyo@gmail.com. For more information visit our website at http://deserthorses.com/heraldswaystation.

  • Golden Grove: Editor: Theresa Young. E-mail: minna@adelphia.net. A subscription to the newsletter is $4 US or twelve stamps per year. Foreign subscriptions are nine IRCs a year. Send your subscription requests and all questions to Golden Grove, c/o Theresea Young, 2573 Blue Heron Dr., Hudson, OH 44236. Visit our website at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyagg.htm for more information.

  • Herald's Companion: Editor: Karen Bertke, 5694 Scarborough Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45238. If anyone has friends stationed overseas for the war, let us know and we'll send them a feezil mascot (to make anything feezilable).

  • Riding Circuit, a quarterly zine of Velgarth fanfiction seeks submissions. The first issue is due out in early April, and I look forward to stories of Heralds, Hawkbrothers, Bards and other people of Velgarth. Art and poetry are also welcome. Submissions may be sent by mail to: Mary Wilson, P.O. Box 235, Mitchellville, IA, 50169 or e-mailed to adeptstarfeather@marymuse.com. Visit our website http://www.marymuse.com/HeartlandArrows/RC.html for more information.

  • Tales of the Southern Bard: TOTSB needs members and submissions. TOTSB will be a quarterly, snail-mail zine and will feature short stories, poetry, reviews and artwork of fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres. Aimed specifically for the South all are welcome to join. If interested please contact Herald Valana/Rachel Valentine at SouthernBard@eudoramail.com for submission guidelines and information on how to join or visit TOTSB's homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/southernbard/Tales_of_the_Southern_Bard.htm.

  • Tales of the Unicorn: After a decade hiatus it's back . . . Tales of the Unicorn. Tales seeks fantasy fiction of all types, though we are most open to sword and sorcery, high fantasy, and magical fantasy. Tales will be published quarterly with the first issue coming in late April. Art and poetry are also welcome. Visit our website at http://www.marymuse.com/HeartlandArrows/TotU.html for more information. Submissions may be sent to adeptstarfeather@marymuse.com or by mail to Mary Wilson, PO Box 235, Mitchellville, IA, 50169.

Other Fandoms:

  • Lois Bujold: Lois Bujold can be reached at lois@dendarii.com. "The Bujold Nexus" is at http://www.dendarii.com. You can receive information about their newsletter, the "Dendarii Dispatch" by contacting Lyn Belzer, Editor, 25-16 18th St., #2 Long Island City, NY 11102.

  • CrossGen Comics: Exciting New Fantasy Comic Books. Follow Prince Ethan's adventures the third Wednesday of each month as he gains the powerful sigil and accidentally puts his world on the brink of war. Meridian, on sale the fourth Wednesday of each month, is the fantastic saga of a teenage girl and her plight to save her floating island home. Go to http://www.crossgen.com, or call 1-888-COMICBOOK for details on a retail location near you.

  • Tanya Huff: Nine Above! is a list for fans of author Tanya Huff. This list provides announcements about Tanya's latest work, publication dates, and personal appearances. NA! also provides a forum for Tanya's fans to communicate with each other, and will have discussion as well as announcements. Lurking is fine, but participation is encouraged. When you join, we'd love for you to send a "hello" to the group at large, telling us who you are! To start sending messages to members of this group, simply send email to nineabove@egroups.com.

  • L.A. Malcor: Dragonlords of Dumnonia: L.A. Malcor, http://www.dragonlordsnet.com, Legend@malcor.com.

  • Adrian Paul of Highlander: Peace, APFC P.O. Box 4593, North Hollywood, CA 91617 or Peace, APFC P.O. Box 519, Broley, Kent, BR29WX, England.

  • Michael Praed: Michael Praed Network Newsletter, c/o Kate Raymond, P.O. Box 516, Midlotioan, IL 60445.

  • Melanie Rawn: Pandemonium - The official Melanie Rawn club invites you to join their ranks. SASE for more information: Irena Pereira, P.O. Box 18A146 , Los Angeles, CA 90018.

  • N3F is one of the oldest general interest SF/F clubs, started in 1941. Members meet by snail mail and E-mail to discuss SF, Fantasy, and Horror genres. (Some gather at cons, too.) We have plenty to offer the hungry SF/F/H fan! Members receive Tightbeam, the club's quarterly zine, and The National Fantasy Fan, our bi-monthly zine. For inquiries, please snail mail me at N3F Secretary, Dennis Davis, 25549 Byron Street, San Bernadino, CA, 92404-6403. Check out our website at http://www.simegen.com/fandom/n3f.

  • Star Trek: The USS Starfire is a writing group that writes original fiction set in the Star Trek universe. To find our more about our group, please visit our website at http://www.epix.net/~ckocher/starfire.html or e-mail us at trek01@epix.net.

  • Doctor Who and other Media: The Prydonians of Prynceton, P.O. Box 3194, Princeton, NJ 08543-3194.

Collegium News:

We have individual handouts for aspiring Heralds, Healers, Bards, Blues, Mercenaries, Tayledras, Shin'a'in, and White Winds Sorcerers/Sorceresses and instructions on how to work for Herald-Mage status if you are already a Herald or for a Kal'enedral if you are already a Shin'a'in. You can find these handouts online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qohandouts.htm.

You need a release form (online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qomlrel2.htm) if you write a story set in Misty's worlds or using any of her characters. You do not need a release for a character sketch, poem or filk. All Misty wants to do is protect her characters and her worlds. Send the release form (you do NOT need to include the story) to Misty c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. Do NOT include the original of the release form with your persona material; send it to Misty. Send a copy to us.

All personae materials should be sent to the QO address or submitted by e-mail to Legend@malcor.com and healermoon@gmail.com.

  • Welcome, Herald Tanya Leagallow, Chosen by the stallion Danen and Gifted with double-strength Mindspeech and Bardic. Jessica Ebert wrote about her persona and Tanya’s family and friends, designed a costume and drew a picture of her persona.

  • Welcome to Bard Elarose, who has Bardic Gift, Creativity and Talent. Eleanor Ide wrote about her persona and Elarose’s family and friends, learned to play a musical instrument, wrote stories that she sent to our zines, created a costume, performed before an audience, worked as a newspaper reporter, composed lyrics and joined a folk dance group!

  • Congratulations to Herald Sitara Mayim, Chosen by Delwyn and Gifted with strong Empathy, Mindspeech and low Farsight. Stephanie Blackwell wrote about Sitara and her family and friends, wrote a poem, sent a picture and is starting a chapter of Queen’s Own.

  • Herald Valana Dorrandale has been found to have Mage Gift! Rachel Valentine wrote a story about the event. She is now approved to start working toward the rank of Herald-Mage, Hedge-Wizard.

If you are a returning member who has recently activated your membership in Queen’s Own and we have forgotten to list you, message Danya at Legend@malcor.com, and she’ll make sure you are greeted in the next newsletter.

Lost . . .

One of the challenges running an online club is that people don’t always leave a forwarding address when they move . We are missing current e-mail addresses for the following members:

  • Tayledras Mage Autumnwynd k'Vaia (autumnwynd@aol.com)
  • Herald Deborah (sjupiterdebi@home.com)
  • Herald Ian Hawkwood (ianhawke1@aol.com)
  • Herald Kendryl Shadowwolf (kscarpat@altavista.com)
  • Herald Lisbeth Maye (wizardshome@hotmail.com)
  • Herald Miracle Oceanfire (rhyme_reason@hotmail.com>)
  • Healer Adept Sierra k'Treva (katsanders@buffymail.com)
  • Bard Valiena (laughsong@aol.com)
  • Herald Alia Melyngar (aliamelyngar@aol.com)
  • Herald Kalendel (itsmyage@aol.com)
  • Guardsman Faolan Ixran (Timmeu@scubadiving.com)
  • Healer Darnellon Gaither (mdprier@aol.com)
  • Herald Taras Taltos (billernoe@hotmail.com)
  • Scout Skyfire k'Chona (liquid_twinkie@hotmail.com)
  • Herald Paf (jaro@attbi.com)
  • Herald Fiona L'Aren (divagypsy@yahoo.com)

If you know any of these folks, please have them contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com with a current e-mail address.

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Here it is back to school time for everyone in my house, likely for you also. I have started into the Unix class I have been looking forward to for a long time now. I am still in the "Oh, lookie at all the homework!" stage of the class. My fiancé, Erik has finally started back to college again and is in Applied Management; it is taking both of us to figure it out as his book it is very badly written. Also, Alex is over-excited about his second year of preschool, due to start on the 9th.

Add to the mix I am starting to do a little private dog training on the side of my already full plate, but the pay is nice and working with one dog at a time will be a nice change. I decided to call my little venture "Dog's Best Friend." I am curious what everyone thinks of the name.

Happily chaotic household.

I am so happy at all the new personas coming in, and most of them are very well written with others only needing minor changes. Please everyone when you send in your personas label them with your first and last name . . . such as something from me would be "KeniRenaudBio.doc" this is much less likely to get lost than "persona.doc"; we have several dozen such files in our computers, and we are not sure what to do with them. I am noticing more of you are putting the heading in each file. Thank you! That is helping tremendously. I enjoyed the RP we had in August and look forward to seeing more of you in September.



Male Costume by Jessica Ebert


  • From Herald Valana Dorrandale/Rachel Valentine: Help!! College student drowning in mundane world! Do you like books (Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Mickey Zucker Reichert, C.S. Friedman, Tanya Huff, Lynn Flewelling, Anne Rice, etc.), Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, movies, cats, dogs, fish, horses, mountains, music, play an instrument? Then what are you waiting for; write to me! Snail mail: Rachel Valentine, 10412 Sagebrush Way, Knoxville, TN, 37932 or e-mail raeval23@yahoo.com.

  • From: Herald Jhenna Leisater: I'm looking for members of Queen's Own who reside in Southern Idaho. Where I live there aren't all that many Misty fans, and I'd love to talk to people who appreciate her books as much as I do. You can reach me at my general e-mailing address: heraldjhennaleisater@yahoo.com.

  • From Jennifer M. Mackay/Herald Mallea D'Lar. My interests are wide and long, so write me to find out more! Currently, I enjoy reading mostly Fantasy and SF. Some of my favorite authors are: Misty, JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Kate Elliott, Patricia Kenneally-Morrison, Morgan Llewellyn, and many more! I am an unpublished author working on an SF novel and a fantasy novel, plus various short stories. I enjoy watching movies, going to the beach, the mountains, and the bookstore! I also love listening to music (My tastes vary.). If you write or e-mail, I'm sure we can find something in common! Letters via Post Awful: Jennifer M. Mackay, P.O. Box 66408, Portland, OR 97290-6408. E-mail: mackayjennifer@netscape.net, mackayjenn@hotmail.com.

  • From Herald-Mage Danya. To: All. Re: Help Wanted! We need:

    • Monthly help compiling the list of Ren. Faires and Cons.
    • People to type in old newsletters.
    • People to proofread the website.
    • People to pull information from the old newsletters that we would like to add to the website.
    • Child care for Danya so she can code.

    If you can be of assistance, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

  • From White Winds Sorceress Cime Shadow Weaver. To All. Shadows of Goddess is now an online store. I offer 10 % discount to Queen’s Own members. Be sure to tell me you are though. (:) I offer new items weekly. http://www.ebaystores.com/shadowsofthegoddess. My e-mail address is cimeshadow@aol.com.

  • From: Healer Adept Moonstar. To: All. Re: Release Forms for Personas. I still need release forms from many of you for your personas. I received most of the releases for Issue 1, and only one release for each of Issue 2 and Issue 3. Please send copies of your release forms to: Queen’s Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

  • From Herald-Mage Danya. To: All. Re: Cookbook. If you've read my persona submission in CoV, you know that I like making up medieval-style recipes. I'm thinking about compiling a cookbook based on meals that Misty describes in the Velgarth series. If anyone is currently reading the books, could you note the book and page any food items are mentioned on and send them to me at Legend@malcor.com? Thanks!

Queen's Own is the official Mercedes Lackey Appreciation Society. Our purpose is to share our enjoyment of Misty's worlds. We are a fan-run not-for-profit organization, not a business. Our address of publication: P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652 USA. This newsletter is published solely to inform and entertain the club's membership; no infringement of anyone's copyrights is intended.

Newsletters are published on (or near) the first of each month.

Co-Editor/Co-President Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn (L.A. Malcor; AOL-IM SN Shashtah; Legend@malcor.com)

Co-Editor/Co-President Healer Adept Moonstar (Kendra Renaud; AOL-IM SN healermoon; healermoon@gmail.com)

The featured artist for this newsletter is Jessica Ebert. All drawings in this newsletter are © to the credited artist. All rights reserved. If you would like your art to be featured in the online version of the QO newsletter, send .gifs or .jpgs to Legend@malcor.com or hardcopy to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

Mercedes Lackey does not receive mail at the Queen's Own address. Fanmail to Mercedes Lackey and releases for fan fiction should be sent to:

Mercedes Lackey
c/o High Flight Arts and Letters
P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and

Healer Adept Moonstar

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