Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 8
August 1, 2001

Phemonial Demonoid by Michell Cornette

Heyla, Misty fans!

Terribly sorry this newsletter is so late getting out! We promise that the September one won’t be so seriously delayed.

Much has been happening, as those of you who frequent our Delphi Forum know. We are having two chapters fold, as we would desperately like to find some volunteers to help keep them alive.

First, Aurora Nelson no longer has the time to run Golden Grove, the California chapter of Queen’s Own. This is very sad news, especially since it looked for a while as if the newsletter was going to be converting to a ‘zine format because of the size of the submissions she was receiving. In addition to publishing a newsletter, Golden Grove has a website and chatlist. If you live in California and would like to take over the management of this chapter and newsletter, please contact us at Legend@malcor.com. The Chapter will officially close November 24, 2001, unless someone steps forward. After that date, the Golden Grove e-mail and website will cease to work. Aurora will continue to use the temarrea@yahoo.com e-mail address for correspondence, and Danya will try to maintain the website portion until a new editor can be found.

Second, Laura Cameron is looking for someone to take over the Pacific Northwest Collegium and its newsletter, The Collegium Chronicles. She no longer has time to run the chapter. If you live in the Pacific Northwest or are a member of the PNC and you would like to help keep this publication alive, please contact Laura at anjakiya@hotmail.com.

Our other chapters are also looking for members and for people to help organize activities. You’ll find the contact information below. These publications can always use fan fiction, so, please, submit as often as you can. Most take art, poems, games, recipes and other things as well! Contact the various editors for more information.

On a happier note, the last of the re-issues of Companions' Grove should be ready to go to press, as should the newest compilation of The Danya Winterborn Saga (a series of short stories by Herald-Mage Danya Winterborn, which have appeared in various QO publications over the last few years; Laura Cameron has created a gorgeous cover for this issue, and there are new interior illustrations as well.). Anyone interested in purchasing copies of Companions’ Grove can find more information at http://www.greendragonpress.net/misty.htm.

If you currently run a chapter of Queen’s Own, we invite you to write up an article about your organization, and we will be happy to publish that in this newsletter. (Try to keep it to about 500-750 words.) Tell us where you are, who you accept as members, what sort of activities you sponsor in the course of the year, what publications you put out, if you have a website and/or chatlist, how your group was formed, and anything else you think might be of interest to QO members. We look forward to hearing from you!

Finally, we think we’ve come up with a new list to replace the List Bot QO chatlist, which ceased to function as of August 6th. We will let you know when we work out the details.

We’re about half way through putting together the September newsletter for QO, so that one should be out soon. (If you have any personals or fan messages for the September newsletter, please send them ASAP to Legend@malcor.com .) Thanks for bearing with us! We hope you’ve all had a terrific summer!


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

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Ren Faires:

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


LONG BEACH RENAISSANCE ARTS FESTIVAL. Address: Special Events Park, Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA 90814. Dates: 8/25/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE, FALL. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: P.O. Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA 92427. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SANTA BARBARA RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND MIDSUMMER MARKET. FAX: 415-897-2162. E-mail: office@themeevents.com. Website: http://www.liveoakfaire.com. Address: 861 Sweetser Ave., Novato, CA 94945. Dates: 7/14/01 - 8/15/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


KENTUCKY CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES. E-mail: gaelicdreams2000@aol.com . Website: http://kiltedkinsmen.tripod.com. Address: Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 8:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.mainefaire.com. Address: Cloak & Dagger, 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME 04260. Site Address: Rte. 202, Lebanon, ME. Dates: 7/28/01 - 8/25/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


THE MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD 21032. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


FESTIVAL OF THE LION. FAX: 508-839-9708 E-mail: d_robbins@charter.net. Website: http://afairebother.com/lions.htm. Address: P.O. Box 111, Grafton, MA 01519. Dates: 8/25/01-8/26/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: renfestmi@aol.com. Website: http://www.michrenfest.com. Address: 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/30/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Address: 1920 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste. 306, Shakopee, MN 55379. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/30/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

New York

NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: Sterling Forest, Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY. Dates: 7/28/01 - 9/16/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: office@sterlingfestival.com. Website: http://www.sterlingfestival.com. Address: 115385 Farden Rd., Sterling, NY 13156. Dates: 7/7/01 - 8/19/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

North Carolina

ELIZABETHAN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@thelostcolony.com . Address: Roanoke Island Festival Park, Ft. Raleigh National Festival Park, Manteo, NC 27954. Dates: 8/18/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: glmf@knownet.net . Website: http://www.medievalfaire.com. Address: PO Box 376 Rock Creek, OH 44084. Dates: 6/30/01 - 8/5/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 513-897-7003 E-mail: info@renfestival.com . Website: http://www.renfestival.com. Address: 317 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Note: Herald's Companion subscribers and owner will be making several trips to this faire. Contact Herald's Companion (krbertke@bertke.com ) for any requested meetings.


HISTORIC CELTIC LUGHNASADH GAMES & FAIR. E-mail: celtic@efn.org. Website: http://www.celtic.net/acm. Address: Buford Park, Mr. Pisgah, Eugene, OR 97401. Dates: 8/5/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

OREGON DAYS OF OLDE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 503-365-0590 E-mail: dpiercy@pbdesigners.com. Website: http://www.pbdesigners.com/daysofolde/. Address: Cascades Gateway Park, Salem, OR 97301. Dates: 8/25/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@pgh-renfest.com. Website: http://www.pgh-renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 1670, Greensburg, PA 15601. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: royalspk@parenaissancefaire.com. Website: http://www.parenaissancefaire.com. Address: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA. Dates: 8/18/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


KILLINGTON RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 802-775-7070 Website: http://www.killingtonchamber.com. Address: Rte. 4, P.O. Box 115, Killington, VT 05751. Dates: 8/19/01 - 8/20/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 5:00 AM.


CAMLANN MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Website: http://angelfire.com/wa/camlann. Address: 10320 Kelly Rd. NE., Carnation, WA 98014. Dates: 7/14/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

KENT CANTERBURY FAIRE. Address: Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park, 742 E. Titus ST., Kent WA 98032. Dates: 8/18/01 - 8/19/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

WASHINGTON RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: bryonm@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.gigharborrenfaire.com. Address: 12016 134th Ave. KPN, Gig Harbor, WA 98329. Dates: 8/4/01 - 8/12/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 847-395-0547. E-mail: lmcfeters@recfair.com. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: 12550 120th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142-7337. Dates: 6/30/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

POOR MAN’S PENNSIC. E-mail: tabz@tznet.com/falconskeep. Address: 1025 Smith St. Stevens Point, WI 54481. Site Address: Northwood City Park. Dates: 8/4/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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.


CONCHORD 15. E-mail: conchord@sundry.hsc.usc.edu. Website: http://www.conchord.org. Address: Van Nuys Airtel Plaza, Van Nuys, CA Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.

CONQUEST 2001. E-mail: info@con-quest.com. Website: http://www.con-quest.com. Address: Hyatt Rickeys, Palo Alto, CA. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/03/01.

FANGORIA’S WEEKEND OF HORRORS. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Pasadena Civic Center, Pasadena, California. Dates: 8/11/01 - 8/12/01.

LIVING THE DREAM. E-mail: Karen@mydailyplanet.com. Website: http://www.mydailyplanet.com/LivingTheDream.htm. Address: Ren-Mar, 846 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA. Dates: 8/16/01 - 8/19/01.

MYTHCON 32. E-mail: bonnier@fpcberkeley.org. Website: http://www.mythsoc.org. Address: Clark Kerr Campus, University of California, Berkeley, California. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/6/01.

REUNION - A FAN-RUN HIGHLANDER CONVENTION. E-Mail: reunioncon@reunioncon.org. Website: http://reunioncon.org. Address: Westin LAX, Los Angeles, CA. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

VULKON. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com. Address: Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, CA. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/5/01.

WORLD ANIMATION CELEBRATION. E-mail: wacfestusa@aol.com. Website: http://www.wacfest.com. Address: American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, California. Dates: 8/7/01 - 8/12/01.


VAMPIRE THE LARP & MASQUERADE CRUISE. E-mail: Travelwaves@aol.com. Website: http://www.travelwavesinc.com/larprp.html. Address: Royal Caribbeans Sovereign of the Seas from Port Canaveral Florida to the Bahamas, Port Canaveral, Florida. Dates: 8/26/01 - 8/30/01.


DRAGONCON. E-mail: dragoncon@aol.com. Website: http://www.dragoncon.org. Address: Atlanta Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.


MOSCON 23. E-mail: jmgustafson@turbonet.com. Website: http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/vfcindex.htm. Address: University Inn, Moscow, Idaho. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.


WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO. E-mail: Jmclauch@aol.com. Website: http://www.wizardworld.com/wizent/conv_2001.cfm. Address: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.


GAMES ON THE HORIZON 2001. E-mail: theconmen@theconmen.com. Website: http://www.theconmen.com. Address: The Family Inn, West Lafayette, Indiana. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/2/01.


ANIMEIOWA 2001. E-mail: info@animeiowa.com. Website: http://www.animeiowa.com. Address: Collins Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.


POGOTHON. E-mail: LordOtaku@kscable.com. Website: http://www.homestead.com/pogothon. Address: Abbyville Gym, Sterling, Kansas. Dates: 8/11/01 - 8/12/01.

RA-CON. E-mail: Clinton@ra-con.com. Website: http://www.ra-con.com. Address: Clarion Hotel, Wichita, Kansas. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.


CONGLOMERATION. E-mail: Shadowr@iglou.com. Website: http://www.members.iglou.com/shadowr/conglomeration.htm. Address: Holiday Inn Lakeview, Louisville, Kentucky. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.


CRESCENT CITY CON XVI. E-mail: CCCNO@AOL.COM. Website: http://crescentcitycon.com. Address: The Best Western Landmark Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/5/01.


DRAGORHIR. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dragorhir.com. Address: Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dates: 8/25/01.

A HORRORFIND WEEKEND. E-mail: convention@horrorfind.com. Website: http://www.horrorfind.com/show/horrorfind-weekend.html. Address: BWI Airport Marriot, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

MYRIAD SAGA. E-mail: myriad-saga@mailcity.com. Website: http://www.myriadsaga.com. Address: Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.

OTAKON. E-mail: info@otakon.com. Website: http://www.otakon.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.

WILLMARK DYNASTY LARP. E-mail: laranteer@aol.com. Address: Crystal Inn, North East, Maryland. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/02/01.


WIFCON 2001. E-mail: fmf@pipeline.com. Website: http://www.pipeline.com/~fmf. Address: Johnson & Wales Inn, Seekonk, Massachusetts. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/19/01.


DIVERSICON. E-mail: diversicon@SFMinnesota.com. Website: http://www.sfminnesota.com. Address: Holiday Inn Express, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/5/01.

STAR TREK, XENA, SCI-FI MULTI MEDIA. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 8/25/01 - 8/26/01.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Website: http://www.syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE (EXPLORERS). E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Website: http://www.laire.com. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

SVAHA: ACROSS ENEMY LINES. E-mail: GazeboGM@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com. Address: The Somerset Marriott, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

New Mexico

BUBONICON 33. E-mail: cwcraig@nmia.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/bubonicon. Address: Howard Johnson East, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.


PHILADELPHIA IN 2001: THE MILLENNIUM PHILCON. E-mail: phil2001@netaxs.com. Website: http://www.netaxs.com/~phil2001. Address: Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 8/30/01 - 9/3/01.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountian Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 8/4/01 - 8/5/01.

Rhode Island

NECRONOMICON. E-mail: necronomicon@necropress.com. Website: http://www.necropress.com/necronomicon. Address: Marriott Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.


FESTIVAL OF THE SUMMER SOLSTICE. E-mail: Arathea@hotmail.com. Website: http://members.spree.com/sip/arathea/parthenon.htm. Address: The Parthenon, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 8/21/01 - 8/22/01.

MEPHIT FURMEET. E-mail: furmeet@mindspring.com. Website: http://mephitfurmeet.org. Address: Holiday Inn - Memphis East, Memphis, Tennessee. Dates: 8/31/01.


ANIMEFEST! 2001. E-mail: info@animefest.com. Website: http://www.animefest.org. Address: Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.


GAMECON. E-mail: sos@cheerful.com. Website: http://clik.to/novag. Address: WestPark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Dates: 8/19/01.

GAMEFEST - RICHMOND. E-mail: tina@advantageconvention.com. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com. Address: Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.

PATRIOT GAMES. E-mail: David.Darnell@VRPA.org. Website: http://www.patriotgames.org. Address: Richmond Raceway Complex, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.

SOUTHERN GATHERING. E-mail: SouthernGathering@lycos.com. Website: http://southerngathering.tripod.com. Address: Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.

TCEP 8. E-mail: tad@barkingmad.org. Website: http://www.barkingmad.org/parties/tcep-8/. Address: Dulles Airport Days Inn, Herndon, Virginia. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

VIA STARDUST BE-IN: OCTOBER 1970. E-mail: solmstead-dean@erols.com. Website: http://www.vialarp.org. Address: Springfield, Virginia. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.


DRAGONFLIGHT 2001. E-mail: convention@dragonflight.org. Website: http://www.dragonflight.org. Address: Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

Washinton D. C.

STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: Doubletree Hotel-Crystal City, Washington DC. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/5/01.


GENCON 2001. E-mail: GenConEvents@wizards.com. Website: http://www.GenConGameFair.com. Address: Midwest Express Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 8/2/01 - 8/5/01.


MANIFEST 2001. E-mail: manifest@metva.com.au. Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~sfoz/cons.htm. Address: Old Arts Building Melbourne University, Melbourne, Australia. Dates: 8/11/01 - 8/12/01.


QEP’A’CHORGHDICH. E-mail: lawrence@kli.org. Website: http://www.kli.org/stuff/qepa.html. Address: Hotel Van Belle, Brussels, Belgium. Dates: 8/8/01 - 8/12/01.


CANADIAN NATIONAL ANIME/COMIC BOOK/SCIENCE FICTION EXPO. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Website: http://www.hobbystar.com/torontoconventions.html. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

CAN-CON 2001. E-mail: cancon@achilles.net. Website: http://home.achilles.net/~cancon. Address: Chimo Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario. Dates: 8/17/01 - 8/19/01.

CONVERSION XVIII. E-mail: president@con-version.org. Website: http://www.con-version.org. Address: Metropolitan Centre, 333 4th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.

VICTORIA COMIC BOOK, SCI-FI AND FANTASY CONVENTION (2001). E-mail: bcode@tourvic.com, tpurdy@tourvic.com. Website: http://victoriacomiccon.com. Address: Victoria, Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia. Dates: 8/4/01 - 8/6/01.


ROPECON 2001. E-mail: tiedotus@ropecon.roolipeli.net. Website: http://ropecon.roolipeli.net. Address: Dipoli Congress Center, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo, Helsinki. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/12/01.


PENTA-CON 2001. E-mail: info@urania-dresden.de. Website: http://www.hutschi.com/pentacon.htm. Address: URANIA Stadtverband Dresden e.V., Florian-Geyer-Str. 6, 01307 Dresden. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.


ICON. E-mail: icon_info@yahoo.com. Website: [Removed]. Address: Crokers, Bridge Hotel, The Quay, Waterford. Dates: 8/18/01 - 8/20/01.

New Zealand

WELLINGTON DIPLOMACY OPEN. E-mail: ymmij@paradise.net.nz. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. Address: Wellington, New Zealand. Dates: 8/01.


SHADOWCON 6. E-mail: shadowcon5@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.shadowproject.org. Address: Sophus Bugges/Sophus Lies Hus Blindern, Blindern, Oslo. Dates: 8/2/01 - 8/4/01.


EUROCON 2001 - ATLANTYKRON. E-mail: traian@go.ro. Website: http://www.atlantykron.org. Address: Atlantykron, Capidava. Dates: 8/16/01 - 8/19/01.


VOLGOCON 2001. E-mail: volgocon2001@aport.ru. Address: Volgograd Dates: 8/22/01 - 8/26/01.

South Africa

DRAGONFIRE 13. E-mail: queries@clawsmail.zzn.com. Website: http://play.at/dragonfire. Address: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape. Dates: 8/9/01 - 8/12/01

United Kingdom

CLARECRAFT DISCWORLD EVENT 2001. E-mail: info@clarecraft.com. Website: http://www.clarecraft.com. Address: Campgrounds, Suffolk. Dates: 8/3/01 - 8/5/01.

CYBERCON 2001. E-mail: graham.collier@ntlworld.com. Website: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/dawn.marks. Address: Hilton Hotel, Belfast, Co Antrim. Dates: 8/25/01 - 8/26/01.

EBORACON. E-mail: eboracon@psych.york.ac.uk. Website: http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~amr107/eboracon/index.html. Address: Langwith College, University of York, York. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01

FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILMS. E-mail: harrynadler@lineone.net. Website: http://www.fantasic-films.com. Address: Renaissance Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

FURRYCON SOUTH 2001. E-mail: Furrycon@sfcp.co.uk. Website: http://www.sfcp.co.uk. Address: Stakis Bedford Hotel, Brighton. Dates: 8/10/01 - 8/14/01.

GEN CON UK 2001. E-mail: swright@wizards.com. Website: http://www.wizards.com/genconuk. Address: Olympia 2, London. Dates: 8/30/01 - 9/2/01.

HARMUNI. E-mail: harmuni@oreos.org. Website: http://www.filk.co.uk/harmuni.html. Address: Langwith College in York University, York. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/26/01.

NCC 2001. E-mail: Info@ncc-cons.co.uk. Website: http://www.ncc-cons.co.uk. Address: Jarvis Piccadilly Hotel, Manchester, Lancashire. Dates: 8/24/01 - 8/27/01.

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

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From Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn:

Heyla, all!

Again, I apologize about the delays we’ve been experiencing with Queen’s Own. Most of them are the result of my health. I have a very serious case of gestational diabetes, and my blood sugar levels have been dangerously low much of this month. Moonstar has been an absolute gem about watching my kids when I’m too ill to take care of them. I truly appreciate having her live so close. My baby, John Alayn (It’s a boy!), is due November 20th, but I will probably be induced on or near November 6th because of my health. So far John is healthy and developing normally. The goal now is to keep me out of the hospital until he’s delivered and to keep him out of the ICU after delivery. Moonstar will keep you posted about what’s happening if I become unable to do so.

I’ve had gestational diabetes with all three of my pregnancies. My other two children had no medical problems, and last year my diabetes disappeared within 6 hours after my daughter’s birth! So I have high hopes for things returning to a semblance of normal before the end of this year.

Thanks to all of you who have sent cards and good wishes. I’m sorry if I haven’t responded to some of you individually. I have a limited amount of time that I’m feeling well enough to sit at a keyboard and take care of my correspondence. I hope to catch up eventually <g>!

I’m very excited about The Danya Winterborn Saga coming out with Companions’ Grove. Some of you may know that the first Danya story was scheduled to appear in the next issue when the ‘zine folded a few years back. It’s nice to see that story and the others that have followed it appearing in the first issue of the new incarnation of this excellent fanzine. I can’t wait to see my copy <g>!

Hope you all had a wonderful summer.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn

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