Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 4, No. 8
August 1, 2003

Elven Lady by Gibel Encarnacion

Heyla, Misty fans!

Hope you are all having a great summer! Sorry for the delay in this newsletter. Danya was on vacation and didnít have Net access on August 1st, so it couldnít be sent out on time.

Thanks to all the volunteers who have been helping us proofread the website and compile various lists from the old newsletters. We truly appreciate everything you have done for us!

Appearance Alert: Misty and Larry are currently on a booksigning tour in the Pacific Northwest. Here are the August dates and locations that we know about where they are scheduled to appear:

Check the Ren. Faire and Con listings below for additional appearance alerts.

Publication news: The upcoming Exileís Valor will be the last book in the Valdemar series for at least the next three years. Misty is putting the series on hiatus while she mulls over where she is going to take the story next. In the mean time, lots of other works are scheduled to appear, courtesy of our favorite author. Misty is apparently working on an adult romance novel for Harelquin as well as on the sequel to Shadow of the Lion and The Outstretched Shadow (Book One of the new Obsidian Trilogy).

E-mail Woes: If you are a member and donít here from us at least once a month, check to make sure that we have a current, working e-mail address for you. We lose several people to bounced mail each month. Also, we seem to have a great deal of trouble with hotmail bouncing back the newsletter to us, often because people have not checked their boxes recently and are over quota. If you miss an issue of the newsletter, contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com, and sheíll be happy to send it to you. (She hopes to get the online version caught up soon, but we donít take bets around here <g>.)

New chapters: Weíve had a bunch of people contact us about starting up new chapters of Queenís Own. There are a German-speaking chapter and an English-speaking chapter under development in Germany, which may or may not become a single chapter. Several Canadians are trying to get new chapters off the ground. The Florida chapter is still forming, as far as we know. Others are in the works as well. Check the chapter listings below and at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochap.htm for a chapter near you. We will be posting the complete list of known chapters and zines that have been approved for QO over the years, many of which will be up for adoption. Let us know if you are interested in joining and/or reviving any of them. If you have created a QO chapter and do not see it listed, please contact us! We may simply have misplaced your submission.

Zhai'helleva,

Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren. Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for 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

California

BIG BEAR CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE: THE ENCHANTED SHIRE. FAX: 909-585-0220. E-mail: lynda@bigbearcityrenaissancefaire.com. Website: http://www.bigbearcityrenaissancefaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 3069, Big Bear City, CA, 92314-3069. Site Address: 1351 Midway Blvd., Big Bear City, CA, 92314. Dates: 8/09/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

HEART OF THE FOREST RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@themeevents.com. Website: http://www.forestfaire.com. Address: As You Like It Productions, 861 Sweetser Ave., Novato, CA, 94945. Site Address: Stafford Lake Park, Navato, CA. Dates: 7/12/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 7 PM.

LONG BEACH CELTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@longbeachcelticfestival.com. Website: http://www.longbeachcelticfestival.com. Address: Pat Moran, P.O. Box 1584, Long Beach, CA, 90802. Site Address: Queen Mary Events Park, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA Dates: 8/2/03-8/3/3. Open/Close: 11 AM - 8 PM.

LONG BEACH RENAISSANCE ARTS FESTIVAL. Address: Ginny Swisher, 2100 E. 2nd St., Suite 503, Long Beach, CA, 90803. Site Address: Special Events Park by the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

PITTSBURG SCOTTISH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: hrrg@aol.com. Website: http://members.tripod.com/PSRF/. Address: 4446 Palo Verde Dr., Pittsburg, CA, 94565. Dates: 8/09/03 - 8/10/08. Open/Close: 11:00 AM.

SAN DIEGO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: queenmum@home.com. Website: http://www.thesdrf.com. Address: Victoria Dietrich, 2212 Lawton Dr, Lemon Grove, CA, 91945. Site Address: Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Dates: 8/2/03 - 8/3/03. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 7 PM..

Colorado

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.

Iowa

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.

Kansas

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.

Kentucky

KENTUCKY CELTIC FESTIVAL AND HIGHLAND GAMES. E-mail: gaelicdreams2000@aol.com. Website: http://kiltedkinsmen.tripod.com. Address: Kilted Kinsmen of Kentucky, 731-A Carter Road, Oak Grove, KY, 42262. Site Address: Trail of Tears Commemorative Park, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240. Dates: 8/10/03 - 8/12/03. Open/Close: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Maine

FESTIVAL OF THE LION. FAX: 508-839-9708. E-mail: info@festivalofthelion.com. Website: http://www.festivalofthelion.com. Address: POB 111, Grafton, MA, 01519. Site Address: 68 Brigham Hill Rd., Grafton, MA. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@mainefaire.com. Website: http://www.mainefaire.com. Address: Valerie Davis, Cloak & Dagger, 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME, 04260. Site Address: Lord Rd, Lebanon, ME 7/12/03 - 8/17/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

Maryland

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.

Massachusetts

THE FESTIVAL OF THE LION RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: al@afairbrother.com. Website: http://www.afairbrother.com/lions. Address: Al Fairbrother, 67 Hampstead Rd., Sandown, NH, 03873. Site Address: Brigham Hill Rd. in Grafton, MA. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 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

ISHPEMING ART FAIRE AND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: globe@chartermi.net. Address: Stacey Willey, 200 W Division St., Ishpeming, MI, 49849. Site Address: Lake Bancroft Park, Ishpeming MI. Dates: 8/2/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 8 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

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.

New York

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.

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 315-947-6905. E-mail: office@sterlingfestival.com. Website: http://SterlingFestival.com. Address: 15421 Farden Road, Sterling, NY, 13156. Dates: 6/28/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Ohio

GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: glmf@knownet.net or questions@medievalfaire.com. Website: http://www.medievalfaire.com. Address: Brook Collin-Hall, P.O. Box 376, Rock Creek, OH, 44084. Dates: 7/4/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 7 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.

Oregon

HISTORIC CELTIC LUGHNASADH GAMES AND FAIR. E-mail: celtic@efn.org. Website: http://www.efn.org/~celtic. Address: Heather Thompson Pres. An Ceangal Mara Foundation, 27 West Fifth Ave., Eugene, OR, 97401. Site Address: Buford Park, Mt. Pisgah, Eugene, OR. Dates: 8/9/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

OREGON DAYS OF OLDE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 503-365-0590. E-mail: dpiercy@pbdesigners.com. Website: http://www.oregonrenfest.com. Address: 5485 Macleay Road SE, Salem, OR, 97301. Site Address: Cascades Gateway Park, Salem, OR. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Pennsylvania

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.

Vermont

KILLINGTON RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 802-775-7070. E-mail: info@killingtonchamber.com. Website: http://www.killingtonchamber.com. Address: Rte. 4, P.O. Box 115, Killington, VT, 05751. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Washington

CAMLANN MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Website: http://www.camlann.com. Address: 10320 Kelly Rd. NE, Carnation, WA, 98014. Dates: 7/12/03 - 08/24/03. Open/Close: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

KENT CANTERBURY FAIRE. E-mail: lopsahi@ci.kent.wa.us. Website: http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/culturalprograms. Address: Mark Hendrickson, Kent Parks, Rec. & Community Center, 220 4th Ave S., Kent, WA, 98032. Site Address: Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park, Senior Activities Center, 742 E. Titus St. Dates: 8/16/03 - 8/17/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 7 PM (Sun. until 6 PM.).

WASHINGTON RENAISSANCE FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: bryonm@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.washingtonrenfaire.com/a>. Address: 12016 134th Ave. KPN, Gig Harbor, WA, 98329. Site Address: Minter Creek Ranch, 10215 State Road 302 NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98329. Dates: 8/02/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Note: Misty and Larry will be here on August 2nd and 3rd!

Wisconsin

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: 6/28/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Canada

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.

HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@mgel.com. Website: http://www.mgel.com. Address: Gilly Geisler, 36 Acacia Close, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 3JR England. Site Address: Herstmonceux Castle, Herstmonceux, East Sussex. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/25/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

WEHERSTMONCEUX CASTLE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: markets.fairs@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. Website: http://www.nottinghamgoosefair.co.uk. Address: Dawn Hurt, Nottingham City Council, Glasshouse St, Nottingham, NG1 3LP. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/25/03. Open/Close: 6 PM - 11 PM (Thur. 12 PM - 11 PM, Fri. & Sat. 11 AM - 11:30 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.

Conventions:

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

Alabama

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!

California

CONCHORD 17. Website: http://www.nyx.net/~bgold/conchord/. E-mail: smithnik@mindspring.com. Address: Warner Center Marriott, Woodland Hills, California. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

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

COSTUME COLLEGE 2003. Website: http://www.costumecollege.org/. E-mail: darla@costumecollege.org. Address: Airtel Plaza Hotel, Van Nuys, California. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

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.

STARMAN FAMILY-CON. Website: http://www.pobox.com/~starman. E-mail: starwerks@bigfoot.com. Address: Ironwood, Grass Valley, California. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

Colorado

TACTICON. Website: http://www.denvergamers.com/tacticon/generalinfo.asp. E-mail: dgagames@aol.com. Address: Marriott Hotel Southeast, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 8/28/03 - 8/31/03.

Florida

ANIME FESTIVAL ORLANDO. Website: http://www.afo-con.org. E-mail: fleggett@gate.net. Address: Wyndham Orlando Resort, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

VAUGHN HEBRON, FORMER FOOTBALL SUPERBOWL CHAMPION. Website: http://www.swainworldcruises.com/hebron. E-mail: Susan@swaintours.com. Address: Carnival Triumph Cruise, Miami, Florida. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/30/03.

Georgia

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

Illinois

FLATCON. Website: http://www.flatcon.com. E-mail: flatcon@flatcon.com. Address: Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

GAMES WORKSHOP CHICAGO GAMES DAY. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Holiday Inn O'Hare International, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 8/2/03.

MIDSUMCON V. Website: http://www.rich-and-sharon.org/game/midsumcon.htm. E-mail: acarver@aol.com. Address: Radisson Hotel Arlington Heights, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dates: 8/3/03 - 8/6/03.

SC2K2, COMMONLY CALLED SCAPERCON. Website: http://www.bluelady.org. E-mail: sc2003@hotmail.com. Address: Raddison Hotel O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

Iowa

ANIMEIOWA 2003. Website: http://www.animeiowa.com/. E-mail: info@animeiowa.com. Address: Collins Plaza, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

Kansas

RA-CON. Website: http://www.ra-con.com/RaConHome.html. E-mail: Clinton@ra-con.com. Address: Century 2 Convention Hall, Wichita, Kansas. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03.

Kentucky

CONGLOMERATION. Website: http://www.members.iglou.com/shadowr. E-mail: shadowr@iglou.com. Address: The Hurstbourne Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

Maryland

FANEX 17. Website: http://www.midmar.com/filmfest.html. E-mail: MMarquee@aol.com. Address: Days Hotel Timonium, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

HORRORFIND WEEKEND. Website: http://www.horrorfindweekend.com. E-mail: mike@horrorfind.com. Address: Hunt Valley Marriott, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03.

1948: SIGNALS. Website: http://www.1948-signals.org/. E-mail: contact@1948-signals.org. Address: Wings of Freedom Airshow, Frederick Municipal Airport, Frederick, Maryland. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03.

OTAKON. Website: http://www.otakon.com/. E-mail: info@otakon.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

Minnesota

DIVERSICON. Website: http://www.sfminnesota.com/diversicon/. E-mail: diversicon@SFMinnesota.com. Address: Holiday Inn Express - Bandana Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

WEEKEND IN THE SHIELD LANDS. Website: http://www.shieldlands.net/. E-mail: rick@shieldlands.net. Address: Best Western Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

Missouri

CONTEMPLATION. Website: http://www.contemplation-inc.org/. Address: Best Western Columbia Inn, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

Nebraska

MAGE-CON SOUTH 18. Website: http://www.mage-page.com/. E-mail: silentpart@yahoo.com. Address: Marina Inn and the South Sioux City Convention Center, South Sioux City, Nebraska. Dates: 8/03.

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: 8/16/03, 8/29/03 - 8/31/03.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: rhondaatlaire@yahoo.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 8/9/03, 8/29/03.

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.

SHORECON2003. Website: http://www.gameconventions.com. E-mail: Rob@gamersrealm.com. Address: Clarion Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dates: 8/28/03 - 8/31/03.

New Mexico

BUBONICON 35. Website: http://bubonicon.home.att.net/. E-mail: grypphon@thuntek.net. Address: Howard Johnson East, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

New York

BIG APPLE ANIME FEST. Website: http://www.bigappleanimefest.com. E-mail: rmaebayashi@bigappleanime.org. Address: Marriot Marquis at Time Square, New York City, New York. Dates: 8/29/03 - 8/31/03.

SHOUJOCON. Website: http://www.shoujocon.com. E-mail: admin@shoujocon.com. Address: Rye Hilton, Rye Brook, New York. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

STAR TREK CONVENTION/WILLIAM SHATNER. Website: http://www.creationent.com. E-mail: Leticia@creationent.com. Address: The Binghamton Forum, Binghamton, New York. Dates: 8/30/03.

STRONG WOMEN OF SCI-FI CONVENTION. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: Leticia@creationent.com. Address: The Brooklyn Marriott Hotel, Brooklyn, New York. Dates: 8/23/03 - 8/24/03.

North Carolina

GAMES WORKSHOP CHARLOTTE GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: The Westin Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

IMPERIAL QUARTERMASTER 2. Website: http://www.imperialquartermaster.com/. E-mail: ts3306@imperialquartermaster.com. Address: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dates: 8/9/03 - 8/10/03.

STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2003. Website: http://www.ic2003.iwarp.com/. E-mail: SFIJack@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn-Airport, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dates: 7/31/03 - 8/3/03.

TRINOC-CON. Website: http://www.trinoc-con.org. E-mail: info@trinoc-con.org. Address: Downtown Durham Marriott, 201 Foster Street, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

Ohio

PULPCON. Website: http://www.girasolcollectables.com/. E-mail: reg@pulpcon.org. Address: The Dayton Convention Centre, Dayton, Ohio. Dates: 7/31/03 - 8/3/03.

Pennsylvania

QEP'A' WA'MAHDICH. Website: http://kli.org/stuff/qepa.html. E-mail: lawrence@kli.org. Address: Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport, Essington, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/30/03 - 8/3/03.

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.

Tennessee

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.

Texas

ARMADILLOCON 25. Website: http://www.fact.org/dillo/. E-mail: ArmadilloConTX@hotmail.com. Address: Hilton North, Austin, Texas. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

Virginia

CAPITAL ASSOCIATES. Website: http://www.capicons.com/. E-mail: comicshow@aol.com. Address: Tysons Westpark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Dates: 8/17/03.

ENDGAME TOURNAMENTS PRESENTS: T-MODE 2003! Website: http://www.endgametournaments.com. E-mail: lawrence@endgametournaments.com. Address: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport, Dulles, Virginia. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/16/03.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: The Doubletree Hotel-Crystal City, Arlington, VA. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

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.

Washington

DRAGONFLIGHT. Website: http://www.dragonflight.org/. E-mail: admin@dragonflight.org. Address: Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03.

Washington, D.C.

T-MODE 2003. Website: http://www.endgametournaments.com/. E-mail: info@endgametournaments.com. Address: Holiday Inn Wash. Dulles, Washington, DC. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/16/03.

Wisconsin

GAMEFEST-MILWAUKEE. Website: http://www.gamefestseries.com. E-mail: linzee@advantageconvention.com. Address: Midwest Express Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

MADCON 2003. Website: http://www.madcon.org. E-mail: uss_andromeda@yahoo.com. Address: Tentatively Crowne Plaza, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

Canada

CANADIAN NATIONAL COMIC BOOK/SCIENCE FICTION/ANIME EXPO. Website: http://www.canadiannationalexpo.com. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

COMIX AND STORIES. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 8/24/03.

CON-VERSION 20. Website: http://www.con-version.org. E-mail: president@con-version.org. Address: The Westin Hotel Calgary, Calgary, Alberta. Dates: 8/15/03 - 8/17/03.

PETER MARSHALL OF HOLLYWOOD SQUARES. Website: http://www.swainworldcruises.com/marshall. E-mail: Susan@Swaintours.com. Address: Cruise on Holland America to Alaska, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 8/16/03 - 8/23/03.

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.

Finland

ANIMECON II. Website: http://animecon.animeunioni.org. E-mail: tomoko@jippii.fi. Address: University of Turku, Turku, Finland. Dates: 8/2/03 - 8/3/03.

FINNCON X/EUROCON 2003. Website: http://www.finncon.org/. E-mail: conitea2003@utu.fi. Address: University of Turku, Turku, Finland. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03.

ROPECON 10. Website: http://ropecon.roolipeli.net/. E-mail: tiedotus@ropecon.roolipeli.net. Address: Dipoli Congress Center, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo, Helsinki, Finland. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

Germany

FEENCON 2003. Website: http://www.FeenCon.de. E-mail: Orga@FeenCon.de. Address: Stadthalle Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Bonn-Bad Godesberg, Northrhine-Westfalia, Germany. Dates: 8/2/03 - 8/3/03.

LOMNITZ-CON 2003. Website: http://www.urania-dresden.de/SFClub.html. E-mail: info@urania-dresden.de. Address: URANIA Stadtverband Dresden e.V., Florian-Geyer-Str. 6, 01307 Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

New Zealand

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

Norway

SHADOWCON 8. Website: http://www.shadowproject.org/. E-mail: shadowcon5@hotmail.com. Address: Sophus Bugges/Sophus Lies Hus Blindern, Blindern, Oslo, Norway. Dates: 8/7/03 - 8/10/03.

Poland

POLCON 2003. Website: http://www.skf.from.hell.pl/cons.html. E-mail: skf@skf.from.hell.pl. Address: Centrum Kultury, Elblag, Poland. Dates: 8/21/03 - 8/24/03.

Slovakia

TATRACON. Website: http://www.tatracon.host.sk. E-mail: tvreduta@mestosnv.sk. Address: Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. Dates: 8/4/03 - 8/10/03.

United Kingdom

A KIND OF MAGIC. Website: http://www.geocities.com/akindamagic03. E-mail: akindamagic03@yahoo.co.uk. Address: The Braintree Institute, Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom. Dates: 8/9/03.

BRITCON 2003. Website: http://www.bhgs.co.uk. E-mail: BHGS@netcomuk.co.uk. Address: Loughbrough University, Loughbrough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. Dates: 8/14/03 - 8/17/03.

CONJURATION. Website: http://www.conjuration.info. E-mail: rjd4@cam.ac.uk. Address: Cambridge, UK. Dates: 8/1/03 - 8/3/03. Location: New Hall College.

FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILMS. Website: http://fantastic-films.com/festival/. E-mail: Gil@manchesterfantasticfilms.co.uk. Address: Renaissance Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, England. Dates: 8/29/03 - 8/31/03.

KING ARTHUR - THE LAST ROMAN. Website: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/. Address: Richmond Castle, North Yorkshire, Sates: 8/30/03 - 8/31/03.

PHOENIXFILES 2003. Website: http://www.phoenixfiles.com. E-mail: Info@Phoenixfiles.Com. Address: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, Surrey, London, UK. Dates: 8/22/03 - 8/24/03.

UNICON. Website: http://www.unicon.org.uk/. E-mail: newbids@unicon.org.uk. Address: University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Spa, UK. Dates: 8/8/03 - 8/10/03.

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

Come and Play by Gibel Encarnacion

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 Iím moving at the end of May. I donít 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 donít 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 itís 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.

Dark Elf by Gibel Encarnacion

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.

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

  • Herald Keri Starfire/Mountainheart (Shara) (June 1996) (Mindspeech, Mindhealing, Firestarting
  • Herald Ashaya Thielle (Nere) (March 1994) (strong Mindspeech)

Lost . . .

One of the challenges running an online club is that people donít 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 Miracle Oceanfire (rhyme_reason@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 Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn:

As most of you know, Iíve had erratic e-mail access over the last couple of weeks because Iíve been on vacation.

We started our trip in Dinosaur National Monument in Utah (Thatís the part of the monument that has the massive display of dinosaur bones that are still in the stone, the way paleontologists found them.). The kids thoroughly enjoyed their visit, and I highly recommend the site to anyone who is interested in dinosaurs. By the way, do you know why it is called a National Monument instead of a National Park? It takes a vote of Congress to make a National Park, but it only takes a Presidential signature to make a National Park. President Roosevelt didnít think he could get Congress to create a National Park for the Green River area, so he added over 300 square acres to the existing 90 acres of Dinosaur National Monument. There are petroglyphs as destinations on many of the hiking trails, and you can also visit a cabin that was built by one of the last pioneer women of the Old West. Quite the fun spot for adventure!

After that it was off to Yellowstone to see Old Faithful and Morning Glory Pool along with the rest of the geysers and springs in the Upper Basin. We were only in the park for one day, but we had a great time hiking the Upper Basin trail. At one point we were trapped behind some birches with another family, trying desperately to hush our littles while a pair of buffalo wandered within about 15 feet of us! Fortunately, bison donít have great eyesight, so once we got the littles to be quiet, the animals wandered off to graze somewhere else.

Next we visited friends in Pocatello, Idaho, which is where my husband lived while he trained as a Nuclear Reactor Operator for the US Navy. It was fun to see a lot of the places that heís talked about over the years. We also had the chance to visit a replica Fort Hall, which was one of the stops on the Oregon Trail. My children loved it, especially my eldest, who is in Y-Guides.

Weíre now in Lake Tahoe. We started out the visit in a hotel on Stateline of the south shore. We took the Heavenly Gondola to the rim for a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding areas. We then did something Iíd been wanting to do for years: We purchased a timeshare on the lake side at the end of the street that leads up to Heavenly Valley! Iím very excited. Iíve vacationed up here for years and always wanted to own property on the lake. So now we can enjoy 6.5 acres of lake front property every year. Iím very jazzed! Other activities included sailing on the Tahoe Queen (a paddle boat) where we heard tales spun by a Mark Twain impersonator, a side trip to Virginia City, Nevada (where I did my fieldwork for my Masters in Folklore and Mythology many years ago), and a tour of the Ponderosa Ranch (Yes, Iím also a Bonanza fan <g>.).

We return home Sunday night. (I start teaching Vacation Bible School early Monday morning, so weíd better make it .)

Hope you all have a great summer.

Zhaiíhelleva,

Danya

Priestess by Gibel Encarnacion

Personals:

  • 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 Queenís 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: Queenís 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 Gibel Encarnacion. 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

Zhai'helleva,

Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and

Healer Adept Moonstar

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