Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 3, No. 7
July 1, 2002

Man by Laura Felton

Heyla, Misty fans!

June turned out to be a little more chaotic than either of us had planned. Danya’s mother had thyroid surgery, Danya and her three children all got sick (Her husband stayed well fortunately), Moonstar moved, Danya went on vacation, Moonstar started divorce proceedings and Danya’s mother sold her home. Add all that on top of what we normally have going on in our lives, and we turned into two rather overworked women . That means that a few things (such as the coding of past newsletters for our website) got put on hold. We’re finally getting caught up on our mail.

The chatlists (both the QO chat list and the Pending list) hit some bug and were accidentally deleted. We are still trying to fix them. Hopefully we will have everyone resubscribed soon. There may be a few glitches, though, where some of you are accidentally dropped. If that happens to you, simply resubscribe to the list. We’ll sort out duplicate subscriptions on the administrative end. Also, if you wind up on a list you don’t want to be on, simply let us know, and we’ll remove you as soon as we can.

We missed having our Midsummer Festival this year, so we’re going to use that event as the centerpiece for our first online RPG, which will be held in our private Delphi chatroom. The event will be on a Monday, most likely at 7 PM PDT. We haven’t settled on the exact date yet. We’ll let you all know via e-invitation when we have the details worked out. Keep watch on the QO website for details about the rules for participating, a description of the fictional setting, and other items of interest related to this topic.

Starting with this issue, we will no longer be publishing Fan Messages. We haven’t been asked to post any new ones for many months now, so there doesn’t seem to be interest in that section of the newsletter anymore. We are going to maintain the Personals section as a place you can post messages to your friends, but most people seem to be using the chatlist and the Delphi Forum message boards to keep in touch.

By way of publication news, Take a Thief will be out in Mass Market Paperback in October 2002. Elvenborn: Halfblood Chronicles, Bk. 3 (which Misty co-authored with Andre Norton) is scheduled for release in August 2002.

This month we chat with Herald Laliea Shathgran. If you would like to be featured in our QO newsletter, simply copy the questions below and send them to us along with your answers. We’d love to get to know you all!


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    August 2001.

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

    I ran across one in the bookstore, and, as I was looking for a new fantasy series, I bought it (It was the Gryphon series.) After those, I was hooked, and I now own every Velgarth novel she has put out, including the new Valdemar Companion and the short story books.

  3. What else do you read?

    Just about everything: literature like Shakespeare, fiction, mystery, fantasy . . . A better question would be what do I not read.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    Again, there is not much I don't like. I think rap and heavy metal are the only two I don't have in my collection. I just recently discovered Misty's filk, so I am in the process of finding that right now.

  5. What movies do you enjoy?

    Comedy is my favorite. If I am going to sit still for that long, I want to be amused.

  6. What was the first con you went to?

    Sadly to say, I have yet to attend any. No time and none close by.

  7. Why did you get involved in fandom?

    I wanted to learn more about the books and interact with people who love them as much as I do.

  8. What do you like best about fandom?

    The community. This is the only place I can say something like "I wish my Mindspeech was stronger," or "When will we find out more about Alberich?" and not get funny looks.

  9. What other things besides Queen's Own occupy your time?

    Well, work mostly. I am an Assistant Editor at a magazine. Other than that, I read, cross-stitch (if anyone knows where I can get some Valdemar-related projects, let me know!) and hang out with friends. [Ed. note: Misty designed a couple of cross-stitch patterns that went out in old QO newsletters. Are people interested in having us try to figure out how to make those available to you online?]

  10. What types of things would you like to see Queen's Own do in the coming years?

    Well, I am looking forward to the cookbook . . . Other than that, maybe have live chats with ML if she is willing.

Ren Faires:

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


EAGLE RIVER RENAISSANCE VILLAGE. E-mail: melkal@gci.net. Address: 10145 Preuss Lane, Eagle River, AK 99577. Site Address: Eagle River Town Square Park, Eagle River, AK 99577. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02. Open/Close: 12:00 Noon- 7:00 PM.


A ROYAL AFAYRE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 720-293-6660. E-mail: jasmineh@earthlink.net. Website: http://www.aryalafayre.org. Address: 843 N. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA 95203. Dates: 7/06/02 - 7/07/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

CENTRAL COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 707-864-3706. E-mail: hisrev@community.net. Website: http://www.hisrev.org. Address: 4921 Springwood Cir., Fairfield, CA 94585-3903. Dates: 7/20/02 - 7/21/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


COLORADO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 303-688-5677. E-mail: pfrank@coloradorenaissance.com. Website: http://www.ColoradoRenaissance.com. Address: 409 South Wilcox, Suite #F, Castle Rock, CO, 80104-1962. Site Address: General Delivery, Larkspur, CO 80118-9999. Dates: 6/08/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@mainefaire.com. Website: http://www.mainefaire.com. Address: Cloak & Dagger, 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME, 04260. Dates: 7/20/02 - 8/18/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


ROBIN HOOD FAIRE AT HAMMOND CASTLE. FAX: 978-283-1643. E-mail: david@pastimes1.com. Website: http://www.hammondcastle.org. Address: Pastimes, 70 Revere St., Revere, MA, 02151. Site Address: 80 Hesperus Ave., Gloucester, MA. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


SILVER LEAF RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 616-649-4989. E-mail: moradesame@aol.com. Website: http://www.silverleafrenfaire.org. Address: P.O. Box 2346, Portage, MI 49081-2346. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

WESTERN MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: taliasen@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.digitalalloy.com/wmrf.com. Address: 6334 W. Dewey Rd., Ludington, MI, 49431. Dates: 7/06/02 - 7/07/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY RENAISSANCE KINGDOM. FAX: 908-903-0481. E-mail: dunn-ley@njkingdom.com. Website: http://www.njkingdom.com. Address: 28 Fordham Rd., Somerset, NJ, 08873. Site Address: 345 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ, 08873-4119. Dates: 6/08/02 - 7/14/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 315-947-6905. E-mail: office@sterlingfestival.com. Website: http://SterlingFestival.com. Address: 15421 Farden Road, Sterling, NY 13156. Dates: 6/29/02 - 8/11/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 440-474-4283. E-mail: questions@medievalfaire.com. Website: http://www.medievalfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 376, Rock Creek, OH, 44084. Site Address: 3033 State Route 534, Rock Creek, OH, 44084. Dates: 7/06/02 - 8/11/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

MEDIEVAL FANTASY FAIRE. FAX: 419-334-7774. E-mail: tei@nwonline.net. Website: http://www.medievalfantasy.net. Address 1313 Tiffin St., Fremont, OH 43420. Dates: 6/29/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


JOURNEY TO CAMELOT MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 425-675-5242. E-mail: sherri@journeytocamelot.com. Website: http://www.journeytocamelot.com. Address: P.O. Box 1293, Scappoose, OR, 97056. Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


UTAH MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 435-586-9054. E-mail: bryant@netmark.cedarcity.com. Address: P.O. Box 1443, Cedar City, UT 84721-1443. Site Address: 200 N. Main, Cedar City, UT. Dates: 7/10/02 - 7/13/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM.


CAMLANN MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Website: http://www.camlann.com. Address: 10320 Kelly Rd. NE, Carnation, WA 98014. Dates: 7/13/02 - 8/25/02. Open/Close: 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 509-487-2102. Website: http://www.nwrf.net. Address 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99206-9528. Dates: 6/15/02 - 7/21/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


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: 6/29/02 - 8/25/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


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: 7/20/02 - 9/02/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 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.


FBICON. Website: http://www.flyingbuffalo.com/. E-mail: webmaster@flyingbuffalo.com, FBINC@aol.com. Address: Quality Suites, Scottsdale, AZ. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

HEXACON 12. Website: http://www.casfs.org/hexacon/index.html. E-mail: the_lop@casfs.org. Address: Embassy Suites North, Phoenix, AZ. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.


ANIME EXPO 2002. Website: http://www.anime-expo.org/. E-mail: reg@anime-expo.org. Address: Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach Hyatt Hotel and the Long Beach Westin Hotel, Long Beach, CA. Dates: 7/4/02 - 7/7/02.

COSTUME COLLEGE 2002. Website: http://www.costumecollege.org/. E-mail: darla@costumecollege.org. Address: Airtel Plaza Hotel, Van Nuys, CA. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.

WESTERCON 55: CONAGERIE. Website: http://www.westercon.org/55/. E-mail: bep@deltanet.com. Address: Los Angeles Airport Wyndham Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. Dates: 7/4/02 - 7/7/02.


MYTHCON 33. Website: http://www.mythsoc.org/. E-mail: mvanloo@dmci.net. Address: Boulder Ramada Inn and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival's Mary Rippon Theatre, Boulder, CO. Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/29/02.


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CONVENTION 2002. Website: http://www.dreamthedream.org/. E-mail: stevenvm@worldnet.att.net. Address: Holiday Inn International Drive Resort, Orlando, FL. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.

CONGAMES 2002. Website: http://www.stonehill.org/. E-mail: congames@att.net. Address: Holiday Inn-Crown Plaza, Tampa, FL, Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/28/02.

FLORIDA CON-QUEST FT. LAUDERDALE. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/fl/FloridaConQuest. E-mail: FloridaConQuest@aol.com. Address: Inverrary Plaza Resort, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dates: 7/4/02 - 7/7/02.

JERRY DOYLE CRUISES THE CARIBBEAN WITH FANS. Website: http://www.SwainWorldCruises.com. E-mail: Susan@Swaintours.com. Address: Holland America Cruise Line, Maasdam, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dates: 7/21/02 - 7/28/02.

VIDCON 2002. Website: http://www.stonehill.org/. E-mail: deb@stonehill.org. Address: Holiday Inn-Crown Plaza, Tampa, FL. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

VULKON TAMPA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Tampa Airport Hilton, Tampa, FL. Dates: 7/18/02 - 7/19/02.


SCI-FI SUMMER. Website: http://www.sci-fi-summer.com/. E-mail: joeve@bellsouth.net. Address: Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.


HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW. Website: http://www.ukulele.com/collect.html. Address: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.


FLATCON. Website: http://www.flatcon.com/. E-mail: flatcon@flatcon.com. Address: Shirk Center, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington/Normal, IL. Dates: 7/20/02 - 7/21/02.

G-FEST 2002. Website: http://g-fan.com/. E-mail: johnlees@hanoversd.mb.ca. Address: Arlington Radisson Hotel, Heights, IL. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.

WIZARD WORLD CHICAGO. Website: http://news.wizardworld.com/Comics/WizWorldChi.asp. E-mail: Jmclauch@aol.com. Address: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.


BOTCON 2002. Website: http://www.botcon.com. E-mail: info@botcon.com. Address: Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, IN. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

INCONJUNCTION 2002. Website: http://www.inconjunction.org. E-mail: conchair@inconjunction.org. Address: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, IN. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.


SCI-FI EXPO - BOSSIER CITY. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Convention Center, Bossier City, LA. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.


OTAKON. Website: http://www.otakon.com/. E-mail: info@otakon.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

SHORE LEAVE 24. Website: http://www.shore-leave.com. E-mail: information@shore-leave.com. Address: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, MD. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.


READERCON 14. Website: http://www.readercon.org/. E-mail: info@readercon.org. Address: The Burlington Marriott, Burlington, MA. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.


CONVERGENCE. Website: http://www.convergence-con.org. E-mail: info@convergence-con.org. Address: Radisson South, Bloomington, MN. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, NH. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, NJ. Dates: 7/19/02.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, NJ. Dates: 7/4/02 - 7/7/02.

SHOUJOCON. Website: http://www.shoujocon.com. E-mail: admin@shoujocon.com. Address: New Brunswick Hilton New Brunswick, NJ. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.

SVAHA: NO SLEEP TIL WRESKA. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: http://www.bigapplecon.com/. E-mail: bigapplecon@earthlink.net. Address: St. Paul Church Auditorium - Columbus (9th) Ave. & 60th St,.New York, NY. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/13/02.

UB SUMMER GAMES. Website: http://www.ubsarpa.com, E-mail: condir@keean.ws. Address: University At Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/28/02.

North Carolina

QUEENS CON 1. Website: http://more.at/phantom_of_krankor. E-mail: phantom_of_krankor@more.at. Address: Holiday Inn University, Charlotte, NC. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.


DAGORHIR RAGNAROK XVII. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com/. E-mail: graymael@dagorhir.com. Address: Wisteria, Pomeroy, OH. Dates: 7/7/02 - 7/13/02.

ORIGINS 2002. Website: http://www.originsgames.com. E-mail: marketing@gama.org. Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH. Dates: 7/4/02 - 7/7/02.

SCAP. . . ERR WHATEVER 2002. Website: http://www.bluelady.org/. E-mail: miranda@bluelady.org. Address: Cincinnati Marriott North, Cincinnati, OH. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.

WAR PARTY. Website: http://www.hmgsgreatlakes.org. E-mail: Sejanus778@aol.com. Address: Knights of St. John Hall, Cincinnati, OH. Dates: 7/20/02.


CONESTOGA 2002. Website: http://www.sff.net.people/sfreader/conestoga.htm/a>. E-mail: kd.wentworth@sff.net. Address: Sheraton Tulsa, Highway 169 At East 41St, Tulsa, OK. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.


ANTHROCON 2002. Website: http://www.anthrocon.org/. E-mail: anthrocon@anthrocon.org. Address: The Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.

CONFLUENCE 14. Website: http://trfn.clpgh.org/parsec/conflu/index.html. E-mail: confluence@spellcaster.org. Address: Four Points Sheraton, Pittsburgh, PA. Dates: 7/26/02-7/28/02.

GYRICON. Website: http://www.gyricon.com. E-mail: angussmith65@yahoo.com. Address: Marriott Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel, Philadelphia, PA. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.

HISTORICON 2002. Website: http://www.hmgs.org/eastcons.htm. E-mail: sweethoneymelon@hotmail.com. Address: Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster, PA. Dates: 7/25/02 - 7/28/02.

QEP'A' HUTDICH. Website: http://kli.org/stuff/qepa.html. E-mail: lawrence@kli.org. Address: Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, King Of Prussia, PA. Dates: 7/31/02 - 8/4/02.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, PA. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/14/02.


BIG-D COLLECTIBLE SHOW. Website: http://home.swbell.net/donmaris/bigdshow.html. E-mail: donmaris@wt.net. Address: Mesquite Convention Center Hwy 635 & Military Parkway, Dallas, TX. Dates: 7/20/02 - 7/21/02.


ENDERCON. Website: http://hatrack.com/endercon.shtml. E-mail: oscinfo@hatrack.com. Address: Utah Valley State College, Orem, UT. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/6/02.


CASTLE CON. Website: http://www.fantek.org/fantek2/ccon/index.html. E-mail: cherylz@fantek.org. Address: Sheraton Reston Hotel, Reston, VA. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.


VIKINGCON 19. Website: http://www.bsffc.org/vikingcon/. E-mail: vikingcon@sfnorthwest.org. Address: Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 16. Website: http://www.bobw.com.au/. E-mail: alc@nlc.net.au. Address: Millennium Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/28/02.

DWARFCON. Website: http://www.bad-sports.com/~dwarfcon/index.html. E-mail: spericks@bigpond.net.au. Address: Lyndale Secondary College, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.

PHATCON:PERTH HEROIC ADVENTURE TOURNAMENT CONVENTION. Website: http://play.at/thehall. E-mail: manji@bigpond.net.au. Address: The Hall Of Heroes And Heroines Gaming Club, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. Dates: 7/02.


CRUISE TREK 2002. Website: http://members.aol.com/cruisetrek/. E-mail: cruisetrek@aol.com. Address: Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 6/24/02 - 7/1/02.

IMPOSSIBLE REALITIES. Website: http://www.impossible-realities.net. E-mail: bob@impossible-realities.net. Address: Knights of Columbus Hall, 24 Coburg Street, Saint John, New Brunswick. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.

TORONTO TREK 16. Website: http://www.icomm.ca/tcon/. E-mail: tcon@icomm.ca. Address: Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.

Czech Republic

EuroCon 2002. Website: http://www.avalcon.cz. E-mail: vaclav.pravda@seznam.cz. Address: Cultural House Junior, Sokolovna, Chotebor & Prague, Czech Republic. Dates: 7/1/02 - 7/7/02.


ROPECON 2002. Website: http://ropecon.roolipeli.net/. E-mail: tiedotus@ropecon.roolipeli.net. Address: Dipoli Congress Center, Otaniemi Campus, Espoo, Helsinki, Finland. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/28/02.


JAPAN EXPO. Website: http://www.japan-expo.com/. E-mail: jean-francois.dufour@japan-expo.com. Address: Espace Austerlitz, Paris, France. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.


FEENCON.2002. Website: http://beam.to/feencon. E-mail: gildenmeister@gfrev.de. Address: Kulturzentrum Herne, Herne (Northrhine West), Germany. Dates: 7/20/02 - 7/21/02.

NEWWORLDSCON 2002. Website: http://www.newworldscon.de. E-mail: info@chakotay.de. Address: Leipzig, Germany. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/14/02.


U-CON THE 41ST JAPAN NATIONAL SF CONVENTION. Website: http://homepage2.nifty.com/u-con/. E-mail: u-con@mbf.nifty.com. Address: Hotel Gyokusen, Tamayu Township, shimane pref., Japan. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/14/02.

New Zealand

AUCKLAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: willb@esp.co.nz. Address: Newmarket Returned Services Club, Auckland, New Zealand. Dates: 7/14/02 - 7/15/02.

United Kingdom

AMBERCON UK. Website: http://www.aparker.co.uk/amber/. E-mail: ssu96sp@reading.ac.uk. Address: Renaissance Hotel, Reading, England. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.

ATTACK! 2002. Website: http://www.geocities.com/ddwguk/attack.htm/a>. E-mail: general_attack@hotmail.com. Address: Devizes Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/14/02.

BIFROST 2002. Website: http://www.bifrost.org.uk/. E-mail: info@bifrost.org.uk. Address: Haden Hill Leisure Centre, Cradley, Heath, Birmingham, UK. Dates: 7/6/02.

CONSTRUCTION. Website: http://www.DragonEvents.ltd.uk. E-mail: Construction@dragonevents.ltd.uk. Address: Cardiff, Wales, UK. Dates: 7/27/02 - 7/29/02.

CONTAGION 2002. Website: http://www.contagion.co.uk. E-mail: info@contagion.co.uk. Address: Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland. Dates: 7/13/02 - 7/15/02.

CONVULSION 2002. Website: http://www.glorantha.co.uk/convulsion/convulsion.html. E-mail: d.scott@ic.ac.uk. Address: Digby Hall, University of Leicester, Leicester, England, UK. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/22/02.

MANORCON. Website: http://www.diplom.org/manorcon. E-mail: manorcon@diplom.org. Address: Shackleton Hall, Birmingham University, Birmingham, England, UK. Dates: 7/19/02 - 7/21/02.

NCC 2002. Website: http://www.ncc-cons.co.uk/a>. E-mail: Info@ncc-cons.co.uk. Address: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, UK. Dates: 7/26/02 - 7/29/02.

NEXUS 2002. Website: http://www.enterthenexus.com/. E-mail: nexus2001@enterthenexus.com. Address: Jarvis International Hotel, Bristol, UK. Dates: 7/5/02 - 7/7/02.

STARFURY: CHARIOTS OF WAR IV. Website: http://www.starfury.co.uk. E-mail: SeanHarry@aol.com. Address: Thistle Hotel, Heathrow, London, England, UK. Dates: 7/12/02 - 7/14/02.

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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.

Returning Misty fans who have activated their memberships include:

Welcome back! 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.

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Heyla all-

I have not disappeared despite evidence to the contrary. I have been overly busy. I did go on vacation to Colorado and Wyoming for a week. I put 3000 miles on my pickup in 8 days. <WOW>

My divorce is getting ugly and taking lots of energy from me. On the bright side, my ex has now moved to Ventura a good two hours north and the distance will make my life a bit easier.

I also moved to a little smaller place with much cheaper rent, and my boyfriend moved in with me. This was an unexpected development but has turned out to be very nice. I was surprised with a great number of things in this relationship but am excited at the same time.

I am finishing my latest class, "Business Systems Analysis 2" and it has an overwhelming amount of information. I know it will make much more sense after I take a few more classes! <Grin>

In my off week before I start the next class, I plan to finish unpacking, catching up with e-mail (Sorry to some of you who have not heard from me in a month.), updating my website . . .ummmm . . . I think that may even be too much. <Grin>

I will become more caught up with everyone I promise!




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 Laura Felton. 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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