Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 6, No. 2
February 1, 2005

Male by Devin Harris

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope everything is going well with all of you. Do write us, and let us know what’s happening in your lives. We love to hear from you!

Publication News: The paperback edition of This Scepter’d Isle (with Roberta Gellis) should now be available at your local bookstore.

Sanctuary, the next installment in the Joust series, is coming to a bookstore near you in March, as is the mass-market paperback edition of Alta. Also in March, look for the hardcover edition of Ill Met By Moonlight, the next installment in the SERRAted Edge series (this one coauthored with Roberta Gellis).

Mad Maudlin (with Rosemary Edghill) should arrive in paperback in May, and the paperback of This Rough Magic (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer) is scheduled to follow in June.

Bedlam’s Edge, the next installment in the Bedlam’s Bard series and coauthored with Rosemary Edghill, is on track for release in August. Children of the Night should be re-released in August as well.

Thanks to all of you who support QO by making purchases through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm). We really appreciate the help with the club’s expenses so that we can keep the memberships in QO free.

Chapter News: The Queen’s Own chapters that are still functioning are Herald’s Companion (covering Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia), Sapphire and White (covering the Great Lakes Region), Valdemar Estate Waystation (covering Australia), German Heartstone (covering Germany; this is a German language chapter), and the Vanyel Fan Club (an international online chapter). We think the Western Canadian Mountain Shadow Collegium is still up and running as well. We aren’t certain about Arrows OnLine since we haven’t heard from them for a while. We believe that the rest of the QO chapters are up for adoption, if anyone is interested in trying to restart one of them. You can find the complete list of approved chapters http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochap.htm. QO chapters may:

If you are the leader of a running chapter, please check your listing in the QO newsletter (below) to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date.

Believe it or not, spring festivals are fast approaching. We’ll see you in March!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for February. Faires are indexed alphabetically by state. Have any information about any other Renaissance Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: arizonarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: Jeffrey Siegel,12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ, 85219. Dates: 2/5/05 – 3/27/05. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SOUTH. E-mail: info@ren-fest.com. Website: http://www.ren-fest.com. Address: Bobby Rodriguez Productions, Inc., 800 NW 57th Pl, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33309. Site Address: Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach, FL. Dates: 2/12/05 – 3/13/05. Open/Close: 10 AM – Sunset.

HOGGETOWNE MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: piperlr@ci.gainesville.fl.us. Website: http://www.gvculturalaffairs.org. Address: Linda Piper, PO Box 490, Station 30, Gainesville, FL 32602. Site Address: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville, FL. Dates: 1/29/05 – 2/6/05. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 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.


CONVERGENCE. E-mail: info@convergence-con.org. Website: http://www.convergence-con.org/. Address: 1437 Marshall Avenue, Suite 203, St. Paul, MN, 55104. Site Address: Sheraton South, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN, 55435. Dates: 7/1/05 – 7/3/05. Guests: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon!

United Kingdom

REDEMPTION. Website: http://www.smof.com/redemption. E-mail: redemptioninfo@smof.com. Address: Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Dates: 2/25/05 – 2/27/05.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://www.geocities.com/jengacons/.

Red Moon by Devin Harris

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.

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Other Fandoms:

Secrets by Devin Harris

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 new personae to announce, but several people are working on what should be their final rewrites (nudge, nudge <g>).

If you were working on a persona who is no longer listed at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm that means we have not heard from you in over a year. To revive your persona, simply message Danya at Legend@malcor.com and tell her that your persona is in "Deep Storage." She will pull it out for you and reactivate your submission.

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

Lost . . .

One of the challenges running an online club is that people don’t always leave a forwarding address when they move . We are missing current e-mail addresses for the following members:

If you know any of these folks, please have them contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com with a current e-mail address.

Dragonrider by Devin Harris

From Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn:

Looks as if I’m heading into another busy year! As of this month I’m officially 43 . . . Doesn’t seem possible. Where do the years go?

Dux (my new collie pup) has already doubled in size since we picked him up from the breeder. Our extremely wet weather here in California doesn’t seem to be bothering him, and he’s learning all the stuff a good pup needs to know rather quickly <G>.

I’ll be heading to San Diego in March to give a lecture on San Galgano and the Sword in the Stone. If any of you will be in the area, let me know. Maybe we can get together to say "Heyla!"

I will most likely be returning to Italy at the end of June, and I may be making a trip to the United Kingdom this year as well. I’d love to see any QO fans, if time allows.

My interview didn’t make it onto the King Arthur DVD, which is disappointing. Oh, well. As they say, that’s Hollywood .

I’m up to my proverbial ears in writing assignments, which is keeping life interesting. Please bear with me if newsletters are released a bit late. (I have to take the paying assignments first.) I do hope to find time to do a little QO fan fiction this year, though. I have an idea for a backstory about Kaylan that’s been bugging me for a while . . .




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 Devin Harris, who granted us special permission to display these pieces. 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


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and

Healer Adept Moonstar

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