Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 1
January 1, 2001

Zahneel in Flight by Jan Tallevast

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Queen's Own is charging into 2001 with a new interview series. This time we are talking with the artists who create the beautiful works that you see in the Queen's Own fanzines and newsletters. Some of these folks are professionals; others are strictly amateurs. Our first interview is with Adam King of Great Falls, Montana. Many thanks to Adam and all of the other talented people who are taking time to participate in this series.

Keep up to date with happenings in Queen's Own chapters around the world by joining the Queen's Own chat list. Also remember to visit our private Delphi Forum. Activities range from local meetings at bookstores/coffee houses to discuss Misty's works to a possible Queen's Own Renaissance Faire trip in April/May/June of this year. We're also having people express interest in Queen's Own Midsummer festivals. If you have a QO chapter that wants to sponsor such an activity, please let us know! We'd love to get fans from all over the world involved in these and other events. (Anyone interested in getting Queen's Own sections back in some of the cons?) Also, if any of you are visiting Disneyland or a similar attraction in Southern California, those places are not too far from where Danya lives and from where Moonstar will be living come June. Drop us a line, and we'll try to set up a Queen's Own event so we can meet you face to face!

Thanks for all of your excellent ideas about directions that we can take the club. You are a creative bunch of people, and we're very excited about continuing to work with you in 2001.

Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    September 1995.

  2. What got you hooked on Misty's books?

    Kendra [Healer Adept Moonstar] bought me the Last Herald Mage Trilogy.

  3. What else do you read?

    Robert Jordan, Piers Anthony, Roger Zelazny.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    Everything. Mostly heavy metal.

  5. What was the first con you went to?

    Never been to one.

  6. Do you sell your work at cons?

    Like I said, never been to one, and I doubt I'd get much for my cheesy sketches.

  7. Who or what inspires your art?

    Lizards. Dragons and other lizard variants are all I can draw decently. I like to put them in human poses.

  8. Do you have any formal training or mentors?


  9. Describe the process you go through when you create a piece of art.

    I see it in my head, and I attempt to get it to look similar on paper.

  10. What other projects besides Queen's Own occupy your time?

    Dragonlords (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com), and I work for a web design company.

    Ren Faires:

    Tayledras Scout and Kyree by Jan Tallevast

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


    A MIDWINTER'S MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. FAX: 813-949-4937 E-mail: mikedenson@mindspring.com. Website: http://www.lakecomoresort.com. Address: 20500 Cot Road, Lutz, FL 33549. Dates: 1/21/00 - 1/24/00. Open/Close: 10:00 AM.

    FLORIDA KEYS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 305-743-4620. E-mail: rosieqeo@aol.com. Address: PO Box 504306, Marathon, FL 33050-4306. Site Address: Marathon Airport (Gulf), Mile Marker 52.5, Marathon, FL 33050. Dates: 1/15/00 - 1/17/00. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

    KIWANIS-LEE COUNTY MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 941-995-0550. Website: http://www.technobytes.com/medfair/index.html. Address: PO Box 50376, Ft. Myers, FL 33905-0376. Site Address: Lakes Regional Park, 7330 Gladiolus, Ft. Myers, FL 33908. Dates: 1/08/00 - 1/09/00. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

    REDLAND RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shrabofarm@aol.com. Website: http://www.redlandrenaissancefaire.com. Address: Friends of the Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Avenue, Homestead, FL 33031. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 5:00 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.

    Skandranon by Jan Tallevast


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


    DARKCON 2001. E-mail: darkyr@darkones.org. Website: http://www.darkones.org. Glendale, Arizona. Dates: 1/01.


    BAY AREA GAMES DAY XIV. E-mail: davekohr@best.com. Website: http://www.best.com/~davekohr/gamesday. Address: Los Altos Public Library, San Francisco, California. Dates: 1/01.

    FURTHER CONFUSION. E-mail: info@furtherconfusion.org. Website: http://www.furtherconfusion.com. Address: The San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo, California. Dates: 1/25/01 - 1/28/01.


    JONESCON 2001. E-mail: afn53824@afn.org. Website: http://www.jonescon.org. Address: Tallest Tree Chung Nhu Center, Gainesville, Florida. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.

    Star Trek. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Delta Resort Hotel , Orlando, Florida. Dates: 1/6/01 - 1/7/01.


    GAFILK 2000. E-mail: xwinger@cwix.com. Website: http://www.gafilk.org. Address: Ramada Atlanta Airport South, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 1/5/01 - 1/7/01.


    WINTER FANTASY 2001. E-mail: cherieh@wizards.com. Website: http://www.wizards.com/rpga/winterfantasy. Address: The Grand Wayne Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Dates: 1/25/01 - 1/28/01.


    INTERCON 2001: A GAME ODYSSEY. E-mail: dwbl@ix.netcom.com. Website: http://www.ilfinfo.org/intercon. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 12/29/00 - 1/1/01.


    ARISIA 2001. E-mailL info@arisia.org. Website: http://www.arisia.org. Address: Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, Boston, Massachusetts. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.

    VERICON. E-mail: avila@fas.harvard.edu. Website: http://www.vericon.org. Address: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.

    CONFUSION. E-mail: confusion@stilyagi.org. Website: http://www.stilyagi.org/cons/confusion. Address: Van Dyke Park Suite, Warren, Michigan. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.


    WINTERCON 2001. E-mail: dolphin2@oeonline.com. Website: http://www.oeonline.com/~dolphin2/winter.html. Address: Kennedy Recreation Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan. Dates: 1/20/01.


    SUPERCON EIGHT. E-mail: supercon@iname.com. Website: http://www.visi.com/%7Enstohlma/supercon. Address: Best Western Fifth Avenue, Rochester, Minnesota. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.


    CZARKON 12. E-mail: takki2takki@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.sff.net/people/sfreader/czarkon.htm. Address: Howard Johnsons East, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.

    ECLIPSE 2001. E-mail: jschmidt@tranquility.net. Website: http://www.tranquility.net/~jschmidt/eclipse. Address: Ramada Inn Conference Center, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 1/01.

    New Jersey

    STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: Meadowlands, Secaucus, New Jersey. Dates: 1/5/01 - 1/7/01.

    SVAHA: CRUCIBLE. E-mail: GazeboGM@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com. Address: The Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.

    New York

    FANGORIA'S WEEKEND OF HORRORS. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: New Yorker Hotel, New York, New York. Dates: 1/27/01 - 1/28/01.

    GENERICON XIV. E-mail: chair@genericon.org. Website: http://www.genericon.org. Address: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.

    RUNNING GAGG V: WHO LET THE NUTS OUT. E-mail: gaggcon@geneseo.edu. Website: http://gagg.geneseo.edu. Address: SUNY Geneseo Student Union, Rochester, New York. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.


    OHAYOCON 2001. E-mail: OhayoConPrez@aol.com. Website: http://www.ohayocon.com. Address: Sheraton Airport Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.

    WSU ADVENTURERS GUILD GAME CONVENTION 11. E-mail: Tim@wolfslairgames.com. Website: http://www.msn.communities/wolfslairgames. Address: Wright State University Student Union, Dayton, Ohio. Dates: 1/13/01 - 1/14/01.


    CHATTACON XXVI. E-mail: chairman@chattacon.org. Website: http://www.chattacon.org. Address: Clarion Hotel, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.

    CHATTANOOGA RAIL GAMING CHALLENGE. E-mail: derrick@chattanooga.net. Website: http://home.chattanooga.net/~derrick/gaming.htm. Address: Country Inn, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.

    GAMEFEST-NASHVILLE. E-mail: tina@advantageconvention.com. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com. Address: Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.


    OWLCON '01. E-mail: owlcon@rice.edu. Website: http://www.rice.edu/owlcon. Address: Rice University, Houston, Texas. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.


    EVECON 18. E-mail: Cherylz@fantek.org. Website: http://www.fantek.org. Address: Mclean Hilton, Tysons Corner, Virginia. Dates: 12/29/00 - 1/1/01.

    JANUARY 13 GAMEDAY. E-mail: dluff@erols.com. Website: http://clik.to/novag. Address: Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling, Virginia. Dates: 1/13/01.

    MARSCON. E-mail: marscon@erols.com. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/va/marscon. Address: Ramada Inn Historic, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.


    RUSTYCON 18. E-mail: bobbied@microsoft.com. Website: http://www.rustycon.com. Address: Everett Holiday Inn, Everett, Washington. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.


    ARCANACON 2001. E-mail: arcanacon@vurt.net. Website: http://www.vurt.net/arcanacon. Address: Collingwood College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 1/25/01 - 1/28/01.

    CANCON 2001. E-mail: unreal@macquarie.matra.com.au. Website: http://usrwww.mpx.com.au/~cgs. Address: Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.


    PANDEMONIUM 17. E-mail: fundhpa@interlog.com. Website: http://www.megacityone.com/panda. Address: Days Inn Toronto - Downtown, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dates: 1/20/01 - 1/21/01.


    WARPCON XI. E-mail: info@warpcon.org. Website: http://www.warpcon.org. Address: University College Cork Campus, Cork, Ireland. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.


    ARMAGEDDOCON. E-mail: con@sf-f.org.il. Website: http://armageddoncon.org. Address: Kibbutz Shefayim (Tel Aviv), Armageddon, Israel. Dates: 12/27/00 - 1/1/01.

    New Zealand

    KAPCON X. E-mail: info@kapcon.iwarp.com. Website: http://kapcon.iwarp.com. Address: VUWSA Building, Victoria University, Kelburn Pde, Wellington, New Zealand. Dates: 1/20/01 - 1/21/01.


    NORDCON 2000. E-mail: papier@gkf.3miasto.pl. Website: http://www.gkf.3miasto.pl. Address: Gdansk, Poland. Dates: 12/30/00 - 1/2/01.


    HOGMANAYCON. E-mail: andy.nimmo@net.ntl.com. Website: http://www.hogmanaycon.org.uk. Address: Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland. Dates: 12/29/00 - 1/1/01.

    United Kingdom

    WINTER STABCON. E-mail: hammy@riverbank.win-uk.net. Website: http://www.sfz.com/events. Address: Woolton Hall Fallowfield Campus of the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Dates: 1/5/01 - 1/7/01.

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

    Sabyll's Nightmare by Jan Tallevast

    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 $0.34 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.

    Local chapters:

    • Austral'a'in: Austral'a'in is a chapter of QO that has been running for more than five years now. Despite the name, which is a combination of Latin and Shin'a'in for "People of the South", we don't just have members south of the equator. Rather, anyone is welcome! Snail Mail: Austral'a'in, c/o Cassandra Vuksa, P.O. Box 1850, Woden ACT 2606 Australia. E-mail: garou@netspeed.com.au.

    • Golden Grove: Membership is open to all. Send all questions to Golden Grove, c/o Theresa Young, 2573 Blue Heron Dr., Hudson, OH 44236. To query by e-mail, contact minna@adelphia.net. Visit our website at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyagg.htm for more information. (See ad below.)

    • Pacific Northwest Collegium: Newsletter: Collegium Chronicles. $8 per year/$4 for a half-year, $2 per issue. Website: http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyacc.htm. General inquiries to: anjakiya@hotmail.com. (See ad below for more details.) Collegium Chronicles Back Issues: The Danya Winterborn Saga: 4 B&W issues: $4.00 each, 2 Full color issues: $6.00. Please allow 2-4 week delivery.

    • The Vanyel Fan Club: The Vanyel Fan Club is a chapter of QO that started out as an independent fan organization. The chapter is devoted to fans of Herald-Mage Vanyel Ashkevron from The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy by Mercedes Lackey. E-mail: Herald Bastian, President aka Western Guardian (herald_bastian@hotmail.com); Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn, Guardian of Questions aka Northern Guardian (Legend@malcor.com); Herald Kaeldra, Guardian of Trainees/New Heralds aka Eastern Guardian (healermoon@gmail.com). (The position of Southern Guardian, editor of the VFC newsletter, is currently open. Several people are interviewing for it.) There are currently no dues, but dues will probably be set at $10 per year for people who wish to subscribe to a hardcopy of the newsletter/zine. For more information, see the VFC website at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/vfcindex.htm.

    Sabyll's Head by Jan Tallevast

    Zines and Newsletters:

    • Austral'a'in: Editor: Cassandra Vuksa, P.O. Box 1850, Woden, ACT 2606, Australia, E-mail: garou@netspeed.com.au. We print fiction (both fanfic on Velgarth and other fantasy stories), poetry, art, reviews, recipes, articles, personas, penpal ads and stacks more! Each issue is eight pages (four double-sided) and you get eight issues a year for the measly cost of $8 Australian (or 8 x 45 cent stamps) for Australians, or $12 Australian (or 15 IRCs) for people overseas. (If you can't get Australian funds or IRCs, e-mail me, because we might be able to negotiate some other form of payment, such as CDs that are unavailable in Australia!) The cost of membership covers postage and printing - we're a strictly not-for-profit group. If you are interested in more information, or have stories or other submissions that you would like to see published, contact me! Attention all writers and artists: Austral'a'in is desperately seeking submissions. We are also always looking for new members. Please? Contact me (Cassandra) at garou@netspeed.com.au for details!

    • 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. Issue one is now available! For the contents list and additional information, visit http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qozine.htm.

    • Collegium Chronicles: Editor: Laura Cameron, Pacific Northwest Collegium. E-mail: anjakiya@hotmail.com. The Venerable Pacific Northwest Collegium is looking for a few good writers and artists for its newsletter Collegium Chronicles. It would e preferable if folks had e-mail access. I am looking for stories that are primarily fantasy--QO persona requirements are acceptable, so long as they are in story format. Poetry, articles and essays also welcome. Come join us in what will be the final year of this nearly decade-long newsletter. $8 per year/$4 for a half-year, $2 per issue. Final issue will be June/July of 2001. Get your dues in early reap the full benefits! Great artwork (see our webpage at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyacc.htm) great stories, news of local events in the Pacific Northwest area. All are welcome. (P.S. If anyone is interested in taking over the Chronicles after next summer, let me know! I'd hate to see such a noble creature die out.)

    • Dreamscape. Editor: Laura Cameron, Pacific Northwest Collegium. E-mail: anjakiya@hotmail.com. A 'zine totally devoted to fantasy art and artists is looking for submissions: black & white AND color. DREAMSCAPE will feature beautiful artwork, articles, Interviews with professional artists and other goodies pertaining to the fantasy art world. The frequency--and size of the 'zine depends on the amount of submissions and interest. The first issue will be out in the Spring of 2001! Approx. 20 pp., $10. Contributors get a $2 discount! If you have ideas, articles, artwork, and general inquiries, please send them to Laura Cameron at the above address (Please include a SASE when requesting information via snail mail.). Please stay tuned for more information!

    • 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, E-mail: krbertke@bertke.com.

    Other Fandoms:

    Shan by Jan Tallevast

    • 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.

    • Marion Zimmer Bradley: Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine. is being discontinued. Please contact us if you have any additional information about the future of her fandom.

    • 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 (Note the new URL!), Legend@malcor.com.

    • Anne McCaffrey/Pern: The Third Pass Weyrs. Contact Weyrwoman Second Naerah at Nyco@aol.com or visit the website at http://www.3rdpass.com/ for more information.

    • 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.

    • Michae 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 email 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 e-mail vze28fbf@verizon.net or snail mail me at Jennifer Mackay-Douglas, 970 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Check out our website at http://geocities.com/area51/atlantis/6270.

    • 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.

    Collegium News:

    Sabyll and Herald Auralynn by Jan TallevastWe 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 in this issue, but we do have almost three dozen people who have told us that they are in the process of working on personae. Look for more fans to join the Queen's Own ranks soon!

    From Healer Adept Moonstar:

    Happy New Year!

    I hope all of your holidays went well. Mine went exceedingly well. My husband has finally signed papers to get out of the military. That means that we will be moving to California at the beginning of June. This will make it easier to coordinate Queen’s Own get-togethers. I especially look forward to living near my co-president and best friend, Danya.

    I also got lots of neat gifts, and was able to see a couple of movies. I recommend The Grinch but would catch Dungeons and Dragons on video. I really want to see Castaway and What Women Want. Anyone who has seen these movies please write a review for The Compass Rose.



    Fan Messages:

    Daja by Jan Tallevast

    The newsletter is routinely posted to the Net. If you are concerned about your address falling into unfriendly hands, don't place a fan message! You may answer fan messages without ever placing one yourself. The editors reserve the right to edit--and shorten!--all messages. (Remember to tell your Post Office about your alternative name if you wish to receive mail addressed to your persona at an addressed where you receive mail under your real name.)

    The only "fee" for a fan message is to write to two other people. If your mailbox is empty, don't complain--write letters!

    • From Jennifer Mackay-Douglas (vze28fbf@verizon.net) to all her old pen pals (and some new ones, I hope): I got married in May 99 and I moved around so much I lost track of my old pen pals. My interests include reading soft SF, short stories (primarily Asimov's because of budget), and fantasy. Nonfiction topics I usually read include: vegetarian cooking, pet care, natural health, history (my hubby and I do Civil War reenacting), and science research on genetic engineering (for my in-progress SF novel). I love going to SF/F cons, enjoy roleplay gaming, watching movies and TV. (I especially love Farscape on the Sci-Fi Channel.) I love all forms of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and a ton of other shows and movies. I enjoy reading Misty, Tad Williams, Kate Elliott, Llewellyn, Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Louise Cooper, Tara K. Harper, and many more! Write me snail mail or email and I'll write you back. :-) Send snail letters via the US Post Awful to: Jennifer Mackay-Douglas, 970 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065.
    • From Crystal Sarakas Kocher (crys@stny.rr.com) 26-year-old radio/television producer looking for friends who enjoy long, silly conversations, dreaming of Valdemar and other such things. I would love to hear from old friends that I have lost touch with over the years and from new friends, too!

    • From White Winds Soceress Shadow Weaver. I am looking for gothic and sci/fi fantasy events in Ohio/KY/Indiana/West Virginia to merchant at. If you have any info please e-mail cimeshadow@aol.com or snail mail Lisa Brawner at P.O. Box 8335, Lexington, KY 40533-8335.

    • From Herald-Mage Hedge Wizard Jensen Redstart/Kat Knafelc dragonfodder@gmail.com. 22-year-old college grad going back for her Master's in Ecology in the fall. Loves reading, writing, fandom, Scooby-Doo and comic books.
    • From Healer Adept Moonstar. Needed February '88 through March '91, Queen's Own newletters. I am creating an archive for the club, and as you can see we are listing all the approved personas on the site. Anyone with these newsletters please send COPIES to the Queen's Own address, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Thank you very much.


    • To Skyler and Torey, from Herald Jacquelle (Joan1431@aol.com): Heyla! Lancer and I just returned from the field, and were hoping to catch up with you before being sent out again. Hope to hear from you! Wind to thy wings, Herald Jacquelle and Lancer.

    • To Aurora Nelson from Herald-Mage Danya Winterborn: Oops! I forgot to scan and run your holiday greetings from Golden Grove! I'll do my best to remember to attach that to the online copy of the December newsletter, and I'll message the chat list when I post it. Sorry!

    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 online version of the newsletter will once again be Jan Tallevast. (Thanks for sending us so much art!). 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


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