Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 1, Vol. XI, No. 6
April 1998

(Note: These are excerpts from the original newsletter that was published on this date. The Queen's Own address has been updated. The current President of Queen's Own is Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn. For more information, see http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qo.htm.)

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Dear Misty Fans,

Coming from BAEN in April is Fiddler Fair, advertised as "a command performance by Fantasy's grand diva". This paperback is $5.99.

"Mercedes Lackey has, in a few short years, soared to the peak of the fantasy field, and her thousands of enthusiastic readers clamor for more and more. Now comes a volume demonstrating the wide range of her talent, running the gamut from her beloved Bardic fantasies to urban fantasy set in the modern world; from science fiction adventure to chilling horror. And throughout Fiddler Fair, Lackey's sheer storytelling skill will hold the reader spellbound. Learn what happens when animal rights fanatics try to 'liberate' genetically reconstructed dinosaurs. Follow Lawrence of Arabia into the desert to meet a power beyond human comprehension; and be with King Arthur, reborn into the present day, when he again gains possession of the enchanted sword Excalibur. And, in a very weird encounter of the most bizarre kind, learn why an alien from an UFO took an unusual interest in a battered Chevy pickup truck.

"Fiddler Fair is a feast for the multitudes of Lackey fans everywhere and for new readers, a powerful introduction to the most significant new fantasy writer of the decade."

Fiddler Fair, Oathblood, and the rest of Misty's books can be ordered from Firebird Arts & Music, as can Misty related T-shirts, jewelry, CD's and cassettes, stationery, and doll size costume patterns. Browse through the Firebird catalog at http://firebirdarts.com. For a printed copy, send $3 to Firebird Arts & Music PO Box 30268 Portland OR 97294-3268. When ordering, call 1-800-752-494; for more information, use 1-503-255-5751.

The enclosed counted cross-stitch patterns are a gift for you from Misty. This is the kind of thing she does to relax! [Ed. note 2002: Not included in the online version.]

Local Chapters:

Other Fandoms:

[Ed. Note 2002: We decided not to include these in the online version because most of the information is out of date.]

Member News:

[Ed. Note 2002: Replacing old info with current: 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 $0.34 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.]

Well! Thanks to QO you now have many great pen pals and anticipate having a lot of future fun writing letters. But you've realized you only have your fluffy-edges college notebook paper to write on. Where do you turn to find stationery that best suits your FANTASY interests? Ellen Million Graphics, of course! With over 60 designs created by nine unique artists, every catalog is brimming with adventure and enchantment! EMG offer stationery, cards, postcards, bookmarks, prints and (new) magnets in monotone or full-colored; all sure to dazzle and delight - make great gifts! Heralds & Companions, dragons, unicorns, warriors, horror & mystery, sword & sorcery! No SASE needed, just write and ask for your first FREE catalog! [Ed. Note 2002: Ellen Million Graphics can now be found at http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com.]

[Ed. Note 2002: We decided not to include the list of zines in the online version because most of the information is out of date.]

Fan Messages:

[Ed. Note 2002: Fan Messages are not being posted online because of the personal information they contained.]

Spring is a season that lifts the spirit. The days are longer, birds are singing, flowers and shrubs are in bloom . . . .But for all too many of us, there is no feeling of joy. Here is an important message from Herals Alora:

"Depression is an illnes that is misunderstood, minimized, silenced, and generally overlooked. Major depressive disorder affects 1 in 20 Americans, twice as many women as men, and day after day it affects one's thoughts, feelings, physical health and ehavior. Family history/genetics, medical illnesses, substance abuse, life conditions, and other psychiatric conditions are causes of depression. Some recurring symptoms are loss of interest or energy, feeling sad and worthless and isolated, anxiety, feeling guilty or hopeless, changes in appetite, problems thinking clearly or remembering, indecisiveness, insomnia, inflicting injuries to oneself, and becoming obsessed with thoughts of suicide. Physical and psychological symptoms occur: headache, pain, digestive problems, panic attacks. If you feel you are depressed, seek help immediately. It's easy to become emotionally overwhelmed and to shut yourself away from all others, but this is when you need to talk about how you feel with family and friends. You can NOT heal yourself. Go to your doctor and explore the cause(s) of your depression and how best to treat it. Therapy and medication are available. Remember, depression is NOT a weakness or something to be ashamed about. It is a medical illness and it is treatable. For additional information, brochures, support services and procrams, contact Depression Awareness Recognition Treatment (D/ART) [Ed. Note 2002: Out-of-date Phone withheld; http://www.lorenbennett.org/dart.htm.]; National Mental Health Assoc. (NMHA) [Ed. Note 2002: Out-of-date Phone withheld; http://www.nmha.org/.]; National Depressive & Manic-Depressive Assoc. (NDMDA) [Ed. Note 2002: Out-of-date Phone withheld; http://www.ndmda.org/.]

"If you'd like the addresses in addition to the phone numbers, I can provide you with them [Ed. Note 2002: See the links above.], or if you'd like any further information on depression, or have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Due to my own personal battle with depression I will do my best to help in any way I can. Sometimes it's easier to talk to someone's who's been there too."


[Ed. Note 2002: Personals are not being posted online because of the personal information they contained.

[Ed. Note 2002: Dues and Disclaimer information replaced with the current info below.]

Editor, President, Dogsbody, Housemother--Judith Louvis [phone withheld]
Mailing Day Helpers (last issue): Arielle Amethyst Willow'Wind and Spiritblade

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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.

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

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

There was no featured artists for this edition of the newsletter. 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 Adept Danya Winterborn

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