(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.)
Let's start this issue out with a few explanations. I know a lot of you must be wondering why the newsletter hasn't been received since September's issue. This was due to my computer crashing and refusing to work for over two months. Let me tell you, I was pretty miffed about it. I just bought this computer before I started Queen's Own (Sept. 1998). After many a hard and arduous journey, I have arrived at the decision that by next February I am getting a Mac; I am tired of the PC game. To all of you who have PC computers that are happy, I wish I had had your luck.
With a new year and a new millenium starting, I had hoped to have a different look for the newsletter. Something new to take the club into the next century. Well, I've not been able to accomplish much in that area, but you will notice that, the, newsletter, now has COLOR!!! So, now anyone who sends me artwork that has color in X, will be included in the newsletter. Personally, I like color!
As to the competition for the new Queen's Own logo, I've only had three entrants. Herald Alora and Ellen Million are co-winners. You see Herald Alora's work on the new title header and Ellen's work on the envelope and as a water mark on every page. The third entrant submitted wonderful artwork. I'm just sorry I couldn't use it, but it is shown on page 3 of this newsletter. Herald Alora and Ellen each receive a one-year subscription, while Aubrey Smith receives a half-year subscription. Thanks, to all who submitted!
In this issue of the newsletter, you will find an updated "published" list of books for Misty. She's been busy, and we all need to get caught up. I'm also including a list of mailing dates and deadlines for newsletters until Jan. 2001. As you can see, the newsletter is now going to be 8 issues a year. This is due to lack of submissions and my lack of time. If the submissions pick up, then so will the issues! Another new item. Approved personas will be put into the newsletter 4 times a year. This is due to the lack of submissions and the need for space. I do hope those of you still getting everything ready to submit will continue to do so. I will be reviewing them as they come in. I'll just hold off on printing the list once a quarter.
One request that I do have, I have noticed lately that I'm receiving more and more mail with self-addressed stamped envelopes with nothing else included. Kindly help me out and take a few minutes and write down what you want. This would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who sent greetings and holiday cards. Everyone here loved them immensely. I wish I had had more time to prepare something for all of you. Please accept the enclosed card with a wish for all the good things this holiday season and into the next millennium.
and Y2K, too!
|Firebird Arts and Music carries all of Misty’s books and lots of other merchandise. From Babylon 5 soundtracks to Larry’s art prints. From the music of Frank Hayes to porcelain jewelry. From kits for plastic knights to Robin Hood characters to doll-size costume patterns for Heralds & Shin’a’in. From Oneida Indian Nation T-shirts to Celtic design gift wrap. Visit their website at http://firebirdarts.com. If you want a "real" catalog, send $3 to Firebird Arts & Music, PO Box 3068, Portland OR 97294-3268.
To place an order, call 1-800-752-0494. For more information, please use 1-503-255-5751. Firebird does not answer inquiries from prison addresses.
Also new from Firebird is an e-mail list for Misty fans, to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. If you would like to be included, send your email address to Teri: firstname.lastname@example.org.
|For news about TEMPEST, visit their web page http://darkmoon.simplenet.com/tempest. You can send e-mail to Lief and the other band members at email@example.com.|
|[Ed. note 2002: Old text replaced with: "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. ".]|
|Flights of Fantasy [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.] specializes in new and used science fiction & fantasy, mystery & suspense, romance books, role-playing, tabletop gaming and collectible card games. Owner Maria Perry will do special orders in any genre. Looking for a special book? Give Maria your want list--she’ll do her best for you! For orders outside the 518 area code, call [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.]. Webpage http://www.fof.net, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Flights of Fantasy accepts orders from inmates.||Sink or Swim is a helpful guide for aspiring editors, based on the experiences of past and present editors. It costs $1.50 for a copy. Checks should be made payable to Aurora Nelson. Email: temarrea@Yahoo.com, or write Sink or Swim C/O Aurora Nelson [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.].|
|Looking for stationery supplies that mirror your love of sword and sorcery? Questing for the perfect gift for that fantasy enthusiast in your life? Then give Ellen Million Graphics and her band of artist a try! We are your complete source for quality FANTASY STATIONERY! Discover the power of the "Sorceress" and drown in the dark "Bloodfest"; bask in the moment of "Precious Serenity", warmed by the softest "Butterfly Kisses"; enjoy a ride on the "Dragon Sled" while the pegasus are "Soaring", and find "Peace on Earth" with "The Christmas Unicorn" and "Betrothed Warriors". Recoiled products in B&W, single or full color. No SASE needed, just write and ask for your first FREE catalog! Custom work availableif you can dream it, we can draw it. Send inquiries to: Ellen Million Graphics, [Ed Note 2002: Ellen Million Graphics can now be found at http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com.]. (Dealer inquiries welcome)||Future mailing dates for the Newsletter:
With all of the artwork, I have colorized or in same way altered the original. Ellen's work I made lighter so that it would appear to be a watermark. Herald Alora and Aubrey's work I shaded in blue. If for any reason you do not like what I have done, I solely take blame. The artwork, in my humble opinion, was worthy all on its own merit. I only changed what I felt was necessary to bring it all to a whole. Thanks to all the wonderful artists.
This is the runner up. Aubrey Smith did this wonderful piece of work. Many thanks to the few who entered this contest.
Updated List of Misty Books--As of December 1999:
The World of Velgarth: (Listed in historical order)
The Mage Wars Series:
The Heralds of Valdemar Series:
The Last Herald Mage Series:
Vows and Honor Series:
By the Sword
The Mage Winds Series:
The Mage Storms Series:
Diana Tregarde Series:
Bardic Voices Series:
The Lark and the Wren
A Cast of Corbies, with Josepha Sherman
Fairy Tales Retold:
The Fire Rose
With Ellen Guon:
Wing Commander: Freedom Flight
The SERRAted Edge Series:
Reap the Whirlwind with C.J. Cherryh (Book three of the Sword of Knowledge Series)
The Ship who Searched with Anne McCaffrey
The River's Gift
I have been asked many times to compile these books in the order they were published/written. I apologize. I can't. If someone out there has the time, knowledge and the want to--kindly send me a copy with publication dates.
Stories of Misty's in Anthologies
[Ed. Note 2002: Old pricing and contact information withheld. See below.]
Next mailing date is January 2000. Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2000. The earlier the better.
Queen’s Own - Merging of the Ways 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. [Ed. Note 2002: Old address withheld.] This newsletter is published to inform and entertain the club’s membership; no infringement of anyone’s copyrights is intended.
Last issue mailing day helper in July was Jason Hoff. (If you would like to help on mailing day, please call me at [Ed. Note 2002: Phone withheld.], all help is greatly appreciated!)
Border art & all other art--Herald Alora, Ellen Million, Aubrey Smith and Microsoft Clipart.
Editor and President - Robin Ready [Ed. Note 2002: Contact info withheld.]
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)
The featured artist for this edition of the newsletter was uncredited. If you have a clue whom it was, please contact Herald-Mage Adept Danya at Legend@malcor.com. 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:
c/o High Flight Arts and Letters
P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017
Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn
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