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
Kendra [Healer Adept Moonstar] bought me the Last Herald Mage Trilogy.
Robert Jordan, Piers Anthony, Roger Zelazny.
Everything. Mostly heavy metal.
Never been to one.
Like I said, never been to one, and I doubt I'd get much for my cheesy sketches.
Lizards. Dragons and other lizard variants are all I can draw decently. I like to put them in human poses.
I see it in my head, and I attempt to get it to look similar on paper.
Dragonlords (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com), and I work for a web design company.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.darkones.org. Glendale, Arizona. Dates: 1/01.
BAY AREA GAMES DAY XIV. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.best.com/~davekohr/gamesday. Address: Los Altos Public Library, San Francisco, California. Dates: 1/01.
FURTHER CONFUSION. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.furtherconfusion.com. Address: The San Mateo Marriott, San Mateo, California. Dates: 1/25/01 - 1/28/01.
JONESCON 2001. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Delta Resort Hotel , Orlando, Florida. Dates: 1/6/01 - 1/7/01.
GAFILK 2000. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.gafilk.org. Address: Ramada Atlanta Airport South, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 1/5/01 - 1/7/01.
WINTER FANTASY 2001. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.ilfinfo.org/intercon. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 12/29/00 - 1/1/01.
ARISIA 2001. E-mailL email@example.com. Website: http://www.arisia.org. Address: Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers, Boston, Massachusetts. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.
VERICON. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.vericon.org. Address: Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.
CONFUSION. E-mail: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.oeonline.com/~dolphin2/winter.html. Address: Kennedy Recreation Center, Lincoln Park, Michigan. Dates: 1/20/01.
SUPERCON EIGHT. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.tranquility.net/~jschmidt/eclipse. Address: Ramada Inn Conference Center, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 1/01.
STAR TREK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
FANGORIA'S WEEKEND OF HORRORS. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.chattacon.org. Address: Clarion Hotel, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.
CHATTANOOGA RAIL GAMING CHALLENGE. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://home.chattanooga.net/~derrick/gaming.htm. Address: Country Inn, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.
GAMEFEST-NASHVILLE. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com. Address: Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.
OWLCON '01. E-mail: email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://clik.to/novag. Address: Eastern Loudoun Regional Library, Sterling, Virginia. Dates: 1/13/01.
MARSCON. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.rustycon.com. Address: Everett Holiday Inn, Everett, Washington. Dates: 1/12/01 - 1/14/01.
ARCANACON 2001. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.vurt.net/arcanacon. Address: Collingwood College, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 1/25/01 - 1/28/01.
CANCON 2001. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://usrwww.mpx.com.au/~cgs. Address: Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia. Dates: 1/26/01 - 1/28/01.
PANDEMONIUM 17. E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.warpcon.org. Address: University College Cork Campus, Cork, Ireland. Dates: 1/19/01 - 1/21/01.
ARMAGEDDOCON. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://armageddoncon.org. Address: Kibbutz Shefayim (Tel Aviv), Armageddon, Israel. Dates: 12/27/00 - 1/1/01.
KAPCON X. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com. Website: http://www.gkf.3miasto.pl. Address: Gdansk, Poland. Dates: 12/30/00 - 1/2/01.
HOGMANAYCON. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.hogmanaycon.org.uk. Address: Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland. Dates: 12/29/00 - 1/1/01.
WINTER STABCON. E-mail: email@example.com. 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
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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; email@example.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.
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