Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 4
April 1, 2001

Queen by Cassandra Vuksa

Heyla, Misty fans!

Herald-Mage Danya has one more article to code for the next issue of The Compass Rose, and then it will be available online. Sorry for the delay. (In addition to having to bring a new computer system online, Danya has found out she’s pregnant again, so things have gotten a bit behind <g>.)

This month we’re going to take a brief hiatus from our artist interviews to talk about another type of art: costume design. As several of our chapters gear up to attend special events, Renaissance Faires and conventions, we’ve been receiving questions yet again about how to find or make various Misty-oriented costumes. We’ll start by discussing the most frequent requests: Herald’s Whites.

In Arrow’s Flight, Misty describes Talia’s whites as a raime shirt, leather breeches, and a leather tunic that pulled on over her head. Everything was in white. That’s the basic Herald’s uniform.

When Talia has to attend a formal court function in Arrow’s Flight, she wears an ankle-length gown of silk and velvet, slippers that tie to her ankles with ribbons, no train, detachable sleeves, and a silver ribbon in her hair. It’s unclear whether the outfit is all in white, but presumably that is the case since Talia is on duty as Queen’s Own at the time, and all Heralds must wear all white when they are on duty. Queen Selenay also wears a white shirt and skirt, with either a white tunic or vest, when she holds court; her materials are usually velvet and silk as well.

Cloaks vary from horseman’s type to full-length with hood. The important factor is that the cloaks are completely white.

In Winds of Change Elspeth gives instructions to the hertasi who want to improve the look of her whites. Essentially, she tells them that the clothing must be nonreflective, silent (no bells or anything else that will make noise), tailored (at least to the point that nothing will catch on anything while she’s fighting or riding), and, above all, white. No off-white, cream, eggshell or anything else is acceptable. The hertasi come back with something that makes her look something like a female version of Buffalo Bill: cut-out leather vest with fringe, cut-out leather trousers, silk shirt, and both half boots and full boots. Everything is in white, as per Elspeth’s instructions.

When Elspeth gets back to Haven in Winds of Fury, the Heralds in the Circle see her new whites and start lusting after them <g>. The result is that Herald’s Whites are still available in the "uniform" style that Talia wore but individualized versions, such as Elspeth’s, start cropping up, particularly among the new Herald-Mages.

So on our alternate timeline, people have quite a bit of latitude when it comes to creating Whites. Stick to Elspeth’s rules:

Medieval and Renaissance patterns are recommended. Simplicity pattern 8587 A (vest-you might want to exclude the short sleeves), B (shirt with slit at neck), C (trousers) works well. Simplicity pattern 9452 offers several options for a cloak/cape. Remember that there are no buttons or zippers or Velcro mentioned; everything fastens with ties, laces or other such devices. Muslin or linen would work well for the shirt, although you could certainly go to silk if you were so inclined. If you can’t afford leather or suede for the trousers and vest, there are a variety of fabrics available in white. Steer clear of things like polyester. Cotton, linen, silk and other such natural fabrics are preferred. Artists’ renditions of the boots vary, but since the Heralds use stirrups, some sort of heel would be advisable, even though that isn’t strictly true to medieval style. Either half boots or full boots (below the knee) would be acceptable. (There is nothing to suggest that Heralds use the sort of hip-high or thigh-high cavalry boots that show up in the Renaissance. Also, most Renaissance Faires prefer it if you keep leather fringe off your boots.) You can decorate your Whites with embroidery, beading and so forth to your heart’s content as long as you don’t jingle when you walk <g>.

We’ll take a look at some other costume design ideas in future issues of this newsletter as space permits.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Changling by Cassandra Vuksa

Here are the faires we know about that are happening in April. 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


SOUTHEAST RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 205-824-8962. E-mail: HP40Teresa@aol.com . Website: http://www.horsepens40.com. Address: Attn Teresa Delfavero, 1211 28th Street South, Birmingham, AL 25205. Site Address: HP 40, County Road 42, Steele, AL 35987. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.


CROSSROADS EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, CORONA, CA. FAX: 909-490-0040. E-mail: rensite@renaissanceinfo.com . Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Crossroads Productions, PO Box 95, Riverside, CA 92502-0095. Site Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, River Road at Archibald, Corona, CA. Dates: 4/14/01 - 5/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

OJAI RENAISSANCE FAIRE & SHAKESPEARE AT THE LAKE. FAX: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/01/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM


EAGLE LAIRE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Address: P.O. Box 826, Fremont, IN 46737. Site Address: Moose Lodge, 1665 E. State Rd 120, Fremont, IN 46737. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM.


NEWMAN UNIVERSITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 316-942-4483. E-mail: albersb@newmanu.edu . Website: http://www.ksnewman.edu/Fairerec.html. Address: University Relations, Newman University, 3100 McCormick Avenue, Wichita, KS 67213-2097. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 919-554-9392. E-mail: fairqueen1@aol.com. Website: http://www.ncrenfaire.com. Address: PO Box 61280, Raleigh, NC 27587. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/01/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


EXCALIBUR FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: info@excaliburfaire.com. Website: http://excaliburfaire.com. AddressL 1007 Main, Ste. E, Bastrop, TX 78602. Dates: 3/10/01 - 4/01/01.

FOUR WINDS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 903-561-4590. E-mail: fourwinds@etgs.com. Website: http://www.fourwindsfaire.com. Address: Box 1467, Whitehouse, TX 75791-1467. Site Address: 21778 County Rd 2138, Troup, TX 75789-5709. Dates: 3/17/01 - 4/22/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

SCARBOROUGH FAIRE. Website: http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com. Address: Waxahachie, Texas. Dates: 4/14/01 - 6/3/01. Open/Close: 10 AM - 7 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.


ARIZONA BOOK FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@azcurrentevents.com. Website: http://www.azbookfest.org. Address: Margaret T. Hance Deck Park, Phoenix, Arizona. Date: 4/7/01.


2001: A FAN ODYSSEY. E-mail: stanconinfo@visto.com. Website: http://www.onholyground.net/2001con.html. Address: Four Points Hotel Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

CONFURENCE 12. E-mail: info@confurence.net . Website: http://www.confurence.net/cf12. Address: Hilton Burbank Airport, Burbank, California. Dates: 4/19/01 - 4/22/01.

FANIME CON 2001. E-mail: registration@fanime.com. Website: http://www.fanime.com. Address: Fanime Pre-Registration, PO Box 8068, San Jose, CA, 95155-8068. Site Address: Westin Hotel & Convention Center, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, 95054. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

NEBULA AWARDS WEEKEND. E-mail: photolaw@ix.netcom.com. Website: http://www.sfwa.org/awards. Address: Westwood Doubletree Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

STAR TREK GRAND SLAM. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Pasadena Center, Pasadena, California. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

WONDERCON. E-mail: joe@flyingcolorscomics.com. Website: http://www.wondercon.com. Address: Oakland Convention Center and Oakland Marriott, Oakland, California. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.


STARFEST. E-mail: starland@starland.com. Website: http://www.starland.com. Address: Holiday Inn DIA Convention Center, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

WEEKEND IN RAVEN'S BLUFF. E-mail: mrooney430@email.msn.com. Website: http://www.bengames.org/wirb/index.html. Address: Aurora, Colorado. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.


FLORIDA CON-QUEST TAMPA. E-mail: FloridaConQuest@aol.com. Website: http://www.floridaconquest.com. Address: Tampa Airport Ramada Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.

KLINGON KON. E-mail: emily@makeitsoproductions.com. Website: http://www.makeitsoproductions.com. Address: Adam's Mark Hotel, Jacksonville, Florida. Dates: 4/28/01 - 4/29/01.

VULKON ORLANDO. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com. Address: North Hilton and Towers, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.


ATLANTA COMICON. E-mail: atlantacomicon@atlantacomicon.com. Website: http://www.atlantacomicon.comM. Address: Gwinnett Civic Center, Gwinnett, Georgia. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.

FANTASM. E-mail: info@fantasm.org. Website: http://www.fantasm.org. Address: Crown Plaza, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 4/12/01 - 4/15/01.


CHICAGO COMICFEST. E-mail: michael@motorcityconventions.com, gary@motorcityconventions.com. Website: http://motorcityconventions.com. Address: Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.

CODCON. E-mail: allenj@cdnet.cod.edu. Website: http://www.Codscifi.8m.com. Address: College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn (Chicago), Illinois. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

DAGORHIR SPRINGFEST. E-mail: kegg@dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. Address: Bloomington, Illinois. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

EGYPTIAN CAMPAIGN 2001. E-mail: ScotMKeene@aol.com. Website: http://www.siu.edu/~gamesoc. Address: Southern Illinois University at Cabondale's Student Center, Carbondale, Illinois. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.

LITTLE WARS. E-mail: NFMSC@aol.com. Website: http://www.hmgs.invisionas.com/Littlewars/2001/index.html. Address: Marriott Lincolnshire Resort, Lincolnshire, Illinois. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

MOOCON GRAND RAPIDS. E-mail: bmoy210@aol.com. Website: http://www.moyevents.com. Address: Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 4/01.

SPRING OFFENSIVE XI. E-mail: thegameroom@mwonline.net. Website: http://www.springoffensive.com. Address: Illinois Central College, East Peoria, Illinois. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.


THE W/NO NAME. E-mail: theconmen@theconmen.com. Website: http://www.theconmen.com. Address: Woodland Park, Portage, Indiana. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.


SOUTHERN KENTUCKY FESTIVAL OF BOOKS. E-mail: earlene.chelf@wku.edu. Website: http://www.sokybookfest.org. Address: Warren County Convention Center, Bowling Green, Kentucky. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/7/01.


NEW ENGLAND MINI-CON. E-mail: crazies@qaimlyn.com. Website: http://umfotaku.megami.net/convention. Address: University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.

REVELATIONS. E-mail: Revelations4@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.dreamersden.com/Revelations.html. Address: Southern Maine Technical Center, Portland, Maine. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.


VIA 1936: HORROR - EILEAN MOR. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.rpg.net/via/1936. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


CORFLU 18. E-mail: webber@world.std.com. Website: http://world.std.com/~webber/corflu18. Address: The MidTown Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

5 CON 2001. E-mail: scum@stuaf.umass.edu. Website: http://www.umass.edu/rso/scum. Address: University of Massachusetts Amherst, Northampton, Massachusetts. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

OURCON. E-mail: ourcon@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.umass.edu/rso/gameclub. Address: University of Massachusetts Campus Center, Amherst, Massachusetts. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.


DEMENTIA. E-mail: 2001@TheLandOfDementia.com. Website: http://www.thelandofdementia.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Southfield, Michigan. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

MARMALADE DOG GAMEFEST 6. E-mail: aris_redwind@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.wmgg.org. Address: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


MICROCON 2001. E-mail: MNCBA@AOL.COM. Website: http://www.mncba.com. Address: Maplewood Community Center, Maplewood, Minnesota. Date: 4/22/01.

MINICON 36. E-mail: request@minicon35.mnstf.org. Website: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon. Address: Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.

WIRB - A WEEKEND IN RAVEN'S BLUFF. E-mail: gorta@io.com. Website: http://www.twirp.org. Address: Mirkwood Coffee Comics & Games, Richfield, Minnesota. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.


GALAXYQUEST CON II. E-mail: galaxyquestcon@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.watervalley.net/users/galaxyquestcon. Address: Yocona River Inn, Oxford, Mississippi. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.


CONCOCTION:01. E-mail: mark@schmidthaus.net. Website: http://concoction.freeyellow.com. Address: Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, Missouri. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.


CONVICTION. E-mail: Ginniepwwo@aol.com, DoktorZen@juno.com. Phone: (402) 457-5773. Address: Quality Inn Central, Omaha, Nebraska. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

New Hampshire

ECONOCON V. E-mail: gaming@mail.plymouth.edu. Website: http://oz.plymouth.edu/~gaming/conV.html. Address: Hartman Union Building, Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire. Date: 4/21/01.

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Website: http://www.syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

New Jersey

CHILLER THEATRE. E-mail: webmaster@chillertheatre.com. Website: http://www.chillertheatre.com. Address: Meadowlands Sheraton, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

JERSEYDEVILCON. E-mail: JerseyDevilCon@aol.com. Website: http://jerseydevilcon.hypermart.net/Homepage.html. Address: Holiday Inn, South Plainfield, New Jersey. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

MONCON 2001. E-mail: keryth@bellatlantic.net. Website: http://gameconvention.com. Address: Holiday Inn (Exit 105 Garden State Parkway), Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

WEEKEND IN RAVENS BLUFF 7. E-mail: surekha73@home.com. Website: http://www.camelbone.com/weekend7. Address: Holiday Inn, Tinton Falls, NJ (Exit 105 of the Garden State Parkway), Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

New York

EERIECON 3. E-mail: eeriecon@juno.com. Website: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/9159/eeriecon.html. Address: Days Inn Riverview at the Falls, Niagara Falls, New York. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

FANGORIA'S WEEKEND OF HORRORS. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: New Yorker Hotel, New York City, New York. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.

I-CON 20. E-mail: jadams@phazetech.com. Website: http://www.phazetech.com/ICON. Address: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

POINTCON XXIV. E-mail: Brownt@trenwick.com. Website: http://www.usma.edu/uscc/dca/clubs/clubshome.html. Address: Eisenhower Hall, West Point, New York. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/21/01.


CAMP DOVER PEACE CONFERENCE 2001. E-mail: kordite@fyi.net. Website: http://www.fyi.net/~kordite/dover/home.htm. Address: Days Inn Hotel, New Philadelphia, Ohio. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

CAPCON XXIV. E-mail: flora.1@osu.edu. Website: http://www.mgaosu.org. Address: Ohio Union on the Columbus Campus of The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

FRIGHT VISION 2001. E-mail: FS-1@webtv.net. Website: http://www.frightvisioncons.com/fv2001.htm. Address: Sheraton Cleveland City Centre, Cleveland, Ohio. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01


PITTSBURGH COMICON. E-mail: pcomicon@nb.net. Website: http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com. Address: Pittsburgh ExpoMart, Pittsburgh (Monroeville), Pennsylvania. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.

Rhode Island

WIZARDS GATHERING 2001. E-mail: nproulx@aol.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/nproulx. Address: Roger Williams Living and Convention Center, Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Date: 4/21/01.

South Carolina

COLLECTICON 2001. E-mail: becausetycan@cs.com. Address: Columbia, South Carolina. Dates: 4/7/01.

ROUNDCON 2001. E-mail: Roundcon@aol.com. Website: http://www.roundcon.org. Address: Holiday Inn NE, Columbia, South Carolina. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

South Dakota

BLACK HILLS WRITERS CONFERENCE. E-mail: sandycarl@aol.com. Address: Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center Best, Rapid City, South Dakota. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.


KUBLAKHAN 30. E-mail: frankdkk@email.msn.com. Website: http://www.telalink.net/~badger/kubla30.html. Address: Days Inn Airport/Opryland Area, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.


GAMECON 14. E-mail: sos@cheerful.com. Website: http://clik.to/novag. Address: WestPark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Date: 4/7/01.


GAME FAIRE 2001. E-mail: Goribob@AOL.com. Website: http://www.gorillabobs.com. Address: Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, Washington. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

NORWESCON 24. E-mail: Info@norwescon.org. Website: http://www.norwescon.org. Address: Seatac DoubleTree, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 4/12/01 - 4/15/01.

SAKURA CON. E-mail: isaaca@theglobe.com. Website: http://www.sakuracon.org. Address: Holiday Inn, Everett, Washington. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.


CHAOTICON X. E-mail: uwgbgamersclub@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Avatar/9178/index.html. Address: University Union Phoenix Rooms on the UW-Green Bay Campus, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.

KUBLACON 2001: A GEEK ODYSSEY. E-mail: misuinas@stu.beloit.edu. Website: http://www.beloit.edu/~bsffa/KC. Address: Beloit College Campus, Beloit, Wisconsin. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

ODYSSEY CON 2001. E-mail: oddcon@oddcon.org. Website: http://www.venture-1.com/~oddcon. Address: The Edgewater Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.


BATTLE IN THE VINES ROGUE TRADER TOURNIE. E-mail: uno@imneverwrong.com. Website: http://users.bigpond.net.au/PiquetStockade. Address: Cessnock PCYC Club, Cessnock, NSW, Australia. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01

CONQUEST 2001. E-mail: enquiries@conquest.asn.au. Website: http://www.conquest.asn.au. Address: Melbourne High School, South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/16/01.

FAUXCON III. E-mail: fatherfaux@priest.com. Website: http://www.pipeline.com.au/users/wes/roleplay/fauxcon/fauxcon3/Fauxcon3.htm. Address: Moe Senior Citizens Club Hall, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 3/29/01 - 4/1/01.

HIGHLANDER DOWNUNDER. E-mail: sonjav@powerup.com.au. Website: http://www.powerup.com.au/~sonjav. Address: Mercure Hotel, Brisbane, Australia. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

HISTORICON 2001. E-mail: gazron@one.net.au. Website: http://users.bigpond.net.au/PiquetStockade. Address: The Sylvania Heights Community & Youth Club, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.

HOLODICTION - MELBOURNE. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au. Address: Eden on the Park, Melbourne, Australia. Date: 4/22/01.

HOLODICTION - SYDNEY. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au. Address: Gazebo Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Date: 4/21/01.

SWANCON 2001. E-mail: swancon2001committee@egroups.com. Website: http://www.sf.org.au/swancon2001. Address: The Rydges Hotel Perth, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/16/01.

SYDCON 01. E-mail: delamotte@optushome.com.au. Website: http://www.sydcon.ign.com.au. Address: University of New South Wales, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01.

VICTORIAN DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. E-mail: rstephenson@mfbb.vic.gov.au. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. Address: Melbourne High School, Melbourne, Australia. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/16/01.


BRAZILIAN DIPLOMACY TOURNAMENT. E-mail: restitutti@bestway.com.br. Website: http://www.bestway.com.br/~mfrest/COBRADIP-I.htm. Address: University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.


FANTASTIC PULPS SHOW & SALE. E-mail: girasol@interlog.com. Website: http://www.interlog.com/~girasol. Address: Girasol Collectibles, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Date: 4/28/01.

FILKONTARIO. E-mail: hayman@bserv.com. Website: http://www.bserv.com/community/fkoa.htm. Address: Quality Hotel Toronto Airport, Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

HOTLEAD. E-mail: mantofam@quadro.net. Website: http://www.quadro.net/~hotlead. Address: Victorian Inn, Stratford, Ontario Canada. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

ORION 2001. E-mail: info@rigelgroup.org. Website: http://www.rigelgroup.org. Address: Primrose Best Western Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.


ANIME MARATHON 2001. E-mail: marathon@tomodachi.de. Website: http://anime.no.tomodachi.de/html/marathon/index-e.html. Address: Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

FEDCON 9. E-mail: < ahref="mailto:info@fedcon.de">info@fedcon.de. Website: http://www.fedcon.de. Address: Maritim Hotel, Bonn, Germany. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.

MARBURGCON XII. E-mail: info@phantastik-forum.de. Website: http://www.phantastik-forum.de. Address: Burgergerhaus Wehrda, Marburg, Germany. Dates: 4/22/01 - 4/24/01.

TDP CON 2001. Website: http://www.onholyground.net/hlevents.html. Address: Congress Center, Dusseldorf, Germany. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.


ELF FANTASY FAIR 2001. E-mail: info@elffantasy.nl. Website: http://www.elf-fantasy.com. Address: Historical Theme Parc ARCHEON in Alphen a/d Rijn, Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Holland. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.


DOMINICON. E-mail: info@dominicon.ie. Website: http://www.dominicon.ie. Address: NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/2/01.

SILLICON 3. E-mail: stocs@redbrick.dcu.ie. Website: http://sillicon.redbrick.dcu.ie. Address: DCU Student Centre, Dublin, Ireland. Dates: 4/6/01 - 4/8/01.


IGOR - ISRAELI GATHERING OF ROLEPLAYERS. E-mail: asaf@forum2.org. Website: http://igor.corky.net. Address: Kfar-Batya campus, Tel Aviv, Israel. Dates: 4/4/01 - 4/5/01.


LITUANICON 2001. E-mail: Sigita.Abramaviciute@vdu.lt. Website: http://www2.omnitel.net/feniksas/Lituanicon01. Address: Kaunas, Lithuania. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/29/01.

New Zealand

ODYSSEYCON. E-mail: enquiries@odysseycon.sf.org.nz. Website: http://odyssey-con.sf.org.nz. Address: Hotel Grand Chancellor, Auckland, New Zealand. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/16/01.

South Africa

SCHPATCON 2001. E-mail: schpatcon@go.postal.at. Website: http://www.rpga.co.za. Address: Tokai Library, Tokai, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/28/01.


GOTHCON XXV. E-mail: ice@netg.se. Website: http://www.gothcon.se. Address: Hvitfeldska Gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/15/01


METUCON 2001. E-mail: wwwsffs@metu.edu.tr. Website: http://www.metucon.com. Address: Middle East Technical University Campus, Ankara, Turkey. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/23/01.

United Kingdom

AD 2001 THE ODDESSEY. E-mail: AD2000@cvandal.demon.co.uk. Website: http://www.ad2000convention.freeserve.co.uk. Address: The Palace Hotel, Manchester, UK. Dates: 4/27/01 - 4/30/01.

AN EVENING WITH VIRGINIA HEY. E-mail: wolf359con@aol.com. Website: http://www.wolfevents.co.uk. Address: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow Airport, England, UK. Date: 4/14/01.

BATTLEMASTERS. E-mail: eurolog@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.eurolog.org. Address: Loughborough University, Louchborough, Liecester, UK. Dates: 4/21/01 - 4/22/01.

BLUEBOX IV. E-mail: awasales@amboseli.co.uk. Website: http://www.allworldart.com. Address: Aztec Hotel, Bristol, UK. Dates: 4/14/01 - 4/16/01.

JEDICON UK. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com. Address: Towngate Theatre, Basildon, Essex, UK. Date: 4/22/01.

PARAGON. E-mail: dowd.paragon@keepsake-web.co.uk. Website: http://www.keepsake-web.co.uk/paragon. Address: Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK. Dates: 4/13/01 - 4/16/01.

SALUTE 2001. E-mail: Warlords@Salute.co.uk. Website: http://www.salute.co.uk. Address: Olympia 2 Exhibition Hall, London, UK. Date: 4/21/01.

STUDENT NATIONAL WARGAMING AND ROLEPLAYING CHAMPIONSHIPS. E-mail: fas9jgui@dmu.ac.uk. Website: http://homepages.webleicester.co.uk/daggers/nationals/webpages. Address: De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. Dates: 4/20/01 - 4/22/01.

TRAVELLERCON 2001. E-mail: cnw@globalnet.co.uk. Website: http://www.philm.demon.co.uk/RPGs/conventions.htm. Address: Salem Community Centre, West Yorkshire, UK. Dates: 4/28/01 - 4/29/01.

TRIPLES. Website: http://www.jprice.force9.co.uk/mwc/On_Manoeuvres/Conventions/triples_2000.htm. Address: The Octagon, Sheffield, UK. Dates: 4/7/01 - 4/8/01.

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

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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.

We have no personae to announce this month, but almost 40 people have them in progress (including Danya's Adept rank; see below). We hope to see some new ones next month.

From Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn:


I’m sorry the coffee chat didn’t materialize in March. Would anyone like to try for some time in the first week of May when Moonstar will be in Southern California for a visit? Contact me at Legend@malcor.com if you’re interested, and I’ll try to set something up.

The QO trip to the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire will be Saturday, June 2nd. Please let me know if your would like me to order a ticket for you. (Remind me, even if you’ve already told me. I tend to be extremely scatter-brained while I’m pregnant, and I don’t want to accidentally leave anyone out.) Tickets should be in roughly the $15 range.

The QO Midsummer Festival for Southern California will be held June 23rd in Aliso Viejo. Contact me at Legend@malcor.com for directions and additional information. (Anyone else trying to put together a Midsummer Festival? Do let us know so we can advertise it in the newsletter.)

I’m also working on my Adept rank . I published a book (and more articles than I care to think about) on the historical King Arthur. I’m working on the paper discussing the ethics and morality of Adept-level power and possession, and I’m currently researching constraints that must be placed on the arbitrator. Oh, and I learned the magic tricks . Now I just have to find the time to finish all that . . . Any of you other Herald-Mages working on the next rank?



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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.

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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 artists for this online version of the newsletter are Cassandra Vuksa and Jan Tallevast. 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.

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