Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 4, No. 7
July 1, 2003

Warden by Gibel Encarnacion

Heyla, Misty fans!

Hope you all are having a great summer!

Appearance Alert: Mercedes Lackey will be the Guest of Honor at the WRITER'S WEEKEND in Mercer Island, Washington, 7/25/03 - 7/27/03. See their ad in the Con section below for details. Both Misty and Larry will be appearing at CON†STELLATION XXII: PEGASUS in Huntsville, Alabama, 10/10/03-10/12/03. See their ad in the Con section as well.

Travel Plans: Danya will be traveling to Las Vegas, Dinosaur National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Pocatello (Idaho) and Lake Tahoe from July 19-August 3. She may or may not have e-mail access during that time (We’re still working on that.). Please pardon delays in response time! She’ll get back to you on queries as soon as she can. Also, this means that the August newsletter will definitely be late, since she won’t have time to compile it <G>. If you happen to live somewhere along that route and want to meet for coffee or dessert or something, do let her know at Legend@malcor.com, and she’ll try to set up something with you.

Birthday Wishes: Happy Birthday to Misty (June 24) and Larry (July 28). If you wish to send cards, please use their business address: Mercedes Lackey or Larry Dixon, c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. (The QO PO Box in Laguna Beach, CA is only for business mail intended for QO. We don’t handle mail for Misty and Larry.)

Publication News: Coming up from Misty: Mad Maudlin (with Rosemary Edghill), The Shadow of the Lion (anthology), The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy: Book One (with James Mallory), Exile’s Valor (October 2003), Exile’s Honor (Mass Market Paperback, October 2003), Elvenborn (with Andre Norton, Mass Market Paperback, October 2003), Charmed Destinies (anthology, November 2003), Brain Ships (edited by Anne McCaffrey, anthology), Sun in Glory (Valdermar anthology, December 2003), This Rough Magic, The Fairy Godmother (January 2004), and Stoned Souls (with Josepha Sherman). Yes, Misty has been very busy . Keep watch for these new releases at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm. Remember, a portion of all purchases made through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore goes to Queen’s Own. This is how we keep our memberships free, so we truly appreciate your support!

E-mail Change Reminder: As of June 30th, Moonstar’s e-mail address will be healermoon@gmail.com. (Comcast bought her current provider.) Make sure you update your records!

Midsummer Festival: Thanks to everyone who showed up at our online Midsummer Festival! We had a great time! Members of the QO chat list are tossing around times and ideas for another RP. If you would like to join the list, QO members may do so at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm. (We also send alerts about events and other stuff that pops up between newsletters to that list, so if you want to keep current, join the list!)

Zhai'helleva and Happy Fourth of July,

Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for 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


A ROYAL AFAYRE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 720-293-6660. E-mail: jasmineh@earthlink.net http://www.aryalafayre.org. Address: 843 N. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA, 95203. Site Address: Discovery Park, I-5 and Richards Blvd., Sacraamento, CA. Dates: 7/05/03 - 7/06/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM.

CENTRAL COAST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: hisrev@xprs.net. Website: http://www.hisrev.org. Address: Larry Gunn, 10147 Monte Custo Dr, Kelseyville CA, 94851. Site Address: El Chorro Regional Park, on Hwy 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Dates: 7/19/03 - 7/20/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.

HEART OF THE FOREST RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@themeevents.com. Website: http://www.forestfaire.com. Address: As You Like It Productions, 861 Sweetser Ave., Novato, CA, 94945. Site Address: Stafford Lake Park, Navato, CA. Dates: 7/12/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 7 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: 6/07/03 - 7/27/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


PARK CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: parkcityrenfaire@aol.com. Website: http://www.parkcityrenaissancefaire.com. Address: Realistic ReEnactments, P.O. Box 320686, Fairfield, CT, 06432. Site Address: Veteran's Memorial Park, 4452 Park Ave., Bridgeport, CT. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/20/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


MAINE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@mainefaire.com. Website: http://www.mainefaire.com. Address: Valerie Davis, Cloak & Dagger, 12 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME, 04260. Site Address: Lord Rd, Lebanon, ME 7/12/03 - 8/17/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.


ROBIN HOOD FAIRE AT HAMMOND CASTLE. E-mail: info@pasttimes1.com. Website: http://www.hammondcastle.org. Address: David Stickney, Pastimes, 70 Revere St, Revere MA, 02151. Site Address: Hammond Castle, Gloucester, MA. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/20/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


ROBIN ON SHERWOOD CONVENTION. E-mail: ChrisRHood@aol.com. Website: http://dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl/~tirza/RoS/. Address: Christine Alexander, 2536 Dundee Dr, Warren, MI. Site Address: Holiday Inn, Farmington Hills, MI. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.

SILVER LEAF RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: moradesame@aol.com. Website: info@uppergreatlakesrenfaire.org. Website: http://www.uppergreatlakesrenaire.org. Address: Mary Powell, P.O. Box 131, Ironwood, MI 49938. Site Address: Norrie Park, Ironwood, MI. Dates: 7/12/03-7/13/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 6 PM.


GENOA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: antiplus@nanosecond.com. Website: http://www.genoaevents.com. Address: Martha Williams, 2242 Main St. Genoa, NV, 89411. Site Address: 12 miles E. of Lake Tahoe in Genoa, NV. Dates: 7/26/03 - 7/27/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM (Sun. until 5 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: 6/07/03 - 7/13/03. 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: 6/28/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


GREAT LAKES MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: glmf@knownet.net or questions@medievalfaire.com. Website: http://www.medievalfaire.com. Address: Brook Collin-Hall, P.O. Box 376, Rock Creek, OH, 44084. Dates: 7/4/03 - 8/10/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 7 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: 6/28/03 - 7/27/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


UTAH MIDSUMMER RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: bryant@color-country.net. Website: http://www.UMRF.net. Address: Jack & Beverly Tripp, P.O. Box 1443, Cedar City, UT, 84721. Dates: 7/9/03 - 7/12/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 8 PM.


KENT CANTERBURY FAIRE. E-mail: lopsahi@ci.kent.wa.us. Website: http://www.ci.kent.wa.us/culturalprograms. Address: Mark Hendrickson, Kent Parks, Rec. & Community Center, 220 4th Ave S., Kent, WA, 98032. Site Address: Mill Creek Canyon Earthworks Park, Senior Activities Center, 742 E. Titus St. Dates: 8/16/03 - 8/17/03. Open/Close: 11 AM - 7 PM (Sun. until 6 PM.).

NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 509-487-2102. Website: http://www.nwrf.net. Address: 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99206-9528. Dates: 6/14/03 - 7/20/03. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

PACIFIC NORTHWEST SCOTTISH HIGHLAND GAMES & CLAN GATHERING. E-mail: scots4ev@sshg.org. Website: http://www.sshg.org. Address: SSHGA, P.O. Box 75685, Seattle WA, 98125-0685. Site Address: King County Fairgrounds, Enumclaw, WA. Dates: 7/26/03 - 7/27/03. Open/Close: 8 AM - 6 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: 6/28/03 - 8/24/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


ABBEY MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT AND BANQUET. E-mail: tournament@abbeymuseum.asn.au. Website: http://www.abbeytournament.com. Address: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture, Queensland 4510. Site Address: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Queensland. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/13/03. Open/Close: 10 AM. - 4 PM (Banquet at 6:30 PM Sat.).

United Kingdom

JOUST-A WEEKEND OF MEDIAEVAL MAYHEM. E-mail: info@joust.info. Website: http://www.joust.info. Address: The Grail Presents Ltd., 271 Royal College St, Camden Town, London, NW1 9LU. SiteAddress: Berkeley Castle, Berkeley, Goucesterhire. Dates: 7/26/03 - 7/27/03. 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.


Con†Stellation XXII: Pegasus. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Address: Con*Stellation XXII: Pegasus, P.O.Box 4857, Huntsville Alabama, 35815-4857. Site Address: Holiday Inn Express, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/10/03-10/12/03. Note: * Guest of Honor: Mercedes Lackey, * Master of Ceremonies: Larry Dixon!

HAVEN 2003. Website: http://www.haven-con.com. E-mail: staff@haven-con.com. Address: Montgomery Civic Center, Montgomery, Alabama. Dates: 7/3/03 - 7/6/03.


HEXACON 13. Website: http://www.hexacon.org. E-mail: hex13chair@casfs.org. Address: Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix, Arizona. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.


ANIME EXPO 2003. Website: http://www.anime-expo.org/. E-mail: reg@anime-expo.org. Address: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Dates: 7/3/03 - 7/6/03.

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL. Website: http://www.comic-con.org/. E-mail: CCIWEB@NUCGEN.COM. Address: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. Dates: 7/17/03 - 7/20/03.

FOLLOW YOUR HEART: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BY THE BAY. Website: http://con2003.batbtunnels.org/. E-mail: suze1@attbi.com. Address: Crown Plaza - Union Square, San Francisco, California. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


XIV-KHAN. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/xkhan/kgames.html. E-mail: Penny.Tegen@atsc-dsc.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.


CONNECTICON 2003. Website: http://www.ConnectiCon.org. E-mail: thehappyguy@ConnectiCon.org. Address: University of Hartford Campus, West Hartford, Connecticut. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.


METROCON 2003. Website: http://www.animemetro.com/metrocon. E-mail: events@animemetro.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Brandon, Florida. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

NIMBUS 2003. Website: http://www.hp2003.org. E-mail: seventhsqueal@yahoo.com. Address: Disney's Swan Hotel, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 7/17/03 - 7/20/03.

VIDCON. Website: http://www.stonehill.org. E-mail: deb@stonehill.org. Address: Crowne Plaza Sabal Park, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

VULKON TAMPA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Tampa Airport Hilton Westshore, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.


HAWAII ALL-COLLECTORS SHOW. Website: http://www.ukulele.com/collect.html. E-mail: show@ukulele.com. Address: Neal Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

SUPERMAN FAN & COLLECTORS CONVENTION OF HAWAII. Website: http://www.supermanhawaii.com. E-mail: info@SupermanHawaii.com. Address: Leeward Community College, Pearl City, Hawaii. Dates: 7/12/03.


URNSTCON II. Website: http://urnstcon.guildsites.org/. E-mail: urnstcon@yahoo.com. Address: Best Western Clover Creek Inn, Montpelier, Idaho. Dates: 7/10/03 - 7/13/03.


BOTCON 2003. Website: http://www.botcon.com. E-mail: info@botcon.com. Address: Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.


GENCON 2003. Website: http://www.gencon.com/. E-mail: wescarpenter@charter.net. Address: Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dates: 7/24/03 - 7/27/03.

INCONJUNCTION. Website: http://www.inconjunction.org. E-mail: conchair@inconjunction.org. Address: Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.


CAMPBELL CONFERENCE. Website: http://www.ku.edu/~sfcenter. E-mail: jgunn@ku.edu. Address: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


1936: HORROR. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. E-mail: stephanie@vialarp.org. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 7/26/03.

SHORE LEAVE 25. Website: http://www.shore-leave.com. E-mail: information@shore-leave.com. Address: Hunt Valley Marriott Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


CONCERTINO 2003. Website: http://www.lovesong.com/massfilc/concertino/index.html. E-mail: info@massfilc.org. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Worcester, Massachusetts. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

MCATU (EM-CAT-U) MAGICIANS, CLOWNS & TWISTERS. Website: http://mcatu.com. E-mail: info@mcatu.com. Address: Boston Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.

READERCON 15. Website: http://www.readercon.org/. E-mail: info@readercon.org. Address: The Burlington Marriott, Burlington, Massachusetts. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


PROTOSPIEL 2003. Website: http://protospiel.home.att.net/. E-mail: thenewpennyangels@yahoo.com. Address: Minnesota Room, 3rd Floor of the MSU Union Building, Campus of Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 7/9/03 - 7/12/03.

WEEKEND IN SHERWOOD 2003--ROBIN OF SHERWOOD CONVENTION. Website: http://dutepp0.et.tudelft.nl/~tirza/RoS/. E-mail: ChrisRHood@aol.com. Address: Farmington Hills Holiday Inn, Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.


CONVERGENCE. Website: http://www.convergence-con.org. E-mail: info@convergence-con.org. Address: Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.


SHOWMECON. Website: http://www.showmecon.com/. E-mail: artshow@showmecon.com. Address: Four Points Sheraton, Earth City, Missouri. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

New Hampshire

ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP. Website: http://www.sff.net/odyssey/. E-mail: jcavelos@sff.net. Address: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire. Dates: 6/16/03 - 7/25/03.

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Chiram's Hollow, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 7/12/03, 7/25/03 - 7/28/03.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: rhondaatlaire@yahoo.com. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 7/18/03.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03, 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

SVAHA: REVELATIONS. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Address: Sheraton Raritan Center in Edison, Edison, New Jersey. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

North Carolina

STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2003. Website: http://www.ic2003.iwarp.com/. E-mail: SFIJack@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn-Airport, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dates: 7/31/03 - 8/3/03.


PULPCON. Website: http://www.girasolcollectables.com/. E-mail: reg@pulpcon.org. Address: The Dayton Convention Centre, Dayton, Ohio. Dates: 7/31/03 - 8/3/03.

WARPARTY 2003. Website: http://www.hmgsgl.com/warparty.htm. E-mail: warparty@hmgsgl.com. Address: Chas. A. Brigham, Jr. Masonic Temple (new location), 11665 Lebanon Rd, Symmes Township, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 7/12/03.


CONESTOGA. Website: http://www.tulsafandom.com. E-mail: kd.wentworth@sff.net. Address: Sheraton Tulsa 10918 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74146. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.


ANTHROCON 2003. Website: http://www.anthrocon.org/. E-mail: anthrocon@anthrocon.org. Address: The Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/18/03 - 7/20/03.

CONFLUENCE 15. Website: http://trfn.clpgh.org/parsec/conflu/index.html. E-mail: confluence@spellcaster.org. Address: Four Points Sheraton, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.

HISTORICON 2003. Website: http://www.hmgs.org/eastcons.htm. E-mail: sweethoneymelon@hotmail.com. Address: Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/24/03 - 7/27/03.

1936: HORROR. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. E-mail: stephanie@vialarp.org. Address: Gammons Land, Kempton, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/13/03.

QEP'A' WA'MAHDICH. Website: http://kli.org/stuff/qepa.html. E-mail: lawrence@kli.org. Address: Comfort Inn Philadelphia Airport, Essington, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/30/03 - 8/3/03.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/19/03.


LIBERTYCON 16. Website: http://www.libertycon.org/. E-mail: uncletimmy@libertycon.org. Address: Ramada Inn South, East Ridge, Tennessee. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.

MYTHCON XXXIV. Website: http://www.mythsoc.org/. E-mail: mvanloo@dmci.net. Address: Scarritt-Bennett Center, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/28/03.


BIG-D COLLECTIBLE SHOW. Website: http://home.swbell.net/donmaris/bigdshow.html. E-mail: donmaris@wt.net. Address: Hampton Inn Military Pkwy & Hwy. 635 Mesquite, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/13/03.

SCI-FI EXPO - RICHARDSON. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, Texas. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


CASTLECON 16. Website: http://www.fantek.org. E-mail: tracker_t@yahoo.com. Address: Reston Sheraton, Reston, Virginia. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.


VIKINGCON 19. Website: http://www.bsffc.org/vikingcon/. E-mail: chair@vikingcon.org. Address: Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington. Dates: 7/03.

WESTERCON 56: SEATAC 2003. Website: http://www.webwitch.com/westercon56/. E-mail: info@wester56.org. Address: DoubleTree Hotel Seattle Airport, SeaTac, Washington. Dates: 7/3/03 - 7/6/03.

WRITER'S WEEKEND. Website: http://www.WritersWeekend.com. E-mail: info@annamoss.com. Address: P.O. Box 1063 Mercer Island, WA 98040. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03. Note: * Guest of Honor: Mercedes Lackey!


AUSTRALIAN NAPOLEONIC CONGRESS. Website: http://www.goulburnwargamesclub.org.au. E-mail: goulburn@pcycnsw.org.au. Address: Goulburn Police Community Youth Club, Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia. Dates: 7/19/03 - 7/20/03.

CONTINUUM. Website: http://www.continuum.org.au. E-mail: info@continuum.org.au. Address: Cato Convention Centre, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

DWARFCON. Website: spericks@bigpond.net.au. Address: Carwatha College, Browns Road in Noble Park North, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.


AI-KON 2003. Website: http://www.ai-kon.org. E-mail: info@ai-kon.org. Address: University of Manitoba Campus, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dates: 7/25/03 - 7/27/03.

TORONTO TREK 17. Website: http://www.tcon.ca/. E-mail: tcon@icomm.ca. Address: Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

TOY AND COLLECTABLES SHOW. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. Dates: 7/6/03.

Czech Republic

PARCON & AVALCON. Website: http://www.avalcon.cz. E-mail: vaclav.pravda@seznam.cz. Address: Cultural House Junior, Chotebor, Czech Republic. Dates: 7/3/03 - 7/6/03.


JAPAN EXPO. Website: http://www.japan-expo.com/. E-mail: jean-francois.dufour@japan-expo.com. Address: Espace Austerlitz, Paris, France. Dates: 7/4/03 - 7/6/03.

New Zealand

AUCKLAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip- tournaments.htm. E-mail: grant_steel@roadshow-films.co.nz. Address: Newmarket Returned Services Club, Auckland, New Zealand. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/13/03.

BUCKETS OF DICE 2003. Website: http://saga.xi.co.nz. E-mail: uoc_saga@hotmail.com. Address: UCSA building, 90 Ilam Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

South Africa

ICON. Website: http://www.geon.co.za. E-mail: magic@icon.co.za. Address: Jabula Recreation Centre, Sandringham, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

United Kingdom

ATTACK! 2003. Website: http://www.geocities.com/ddwguk/attack.htm. E-mail: general_attack@hotmail.com. Address: The Corn Exchange, Devizes, Wiltshire, Great Britain. Dates: 7/12/03 - 7/13/03.

CONSTRUCTION. Website: http://www.interaction.worldcon.org.uk/cstn1.htm. E-mail: info@interaction.worldcon.org.uk. Address: Hanover International Hotel & Club, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, Wales, UK. Dates: 7/11/03 - 7/13/03.

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  • Austral'a'in: Editor: Cassandra Vuksa. We print fiction (both fanfic on Velgarth and other fantasy stories), poetry, art, reviews, recipes, articles, personas, pen pal ads and stacks more! This fanzine is up for adoption. Austral'a'in is up for adoption. If you are interested in adopting the chapter, contact Cassandra Vuksa, garou@netspeed.com.au.

  • 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. Volume 2, Issue 2 is now available! For the contents list and additional information, visit http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qozine.htm. (Special Note: Make sure you use the P.O. Box Address and not my home address since I’m moving at the end of May. I don’t want any orders to go astray.)

  • Companions' Grove: Editor: Devin Harris (Blue Devyn). Companions' Grove still needs stories and artists…particularly artists willing to illustrate stories! ! (Remember, all contributors get a free copy of the zine in which their work appears.) Volumes Seven and Eight are full, and awaiting the illustrations and final layout. Volume Nine is open to submissions. Unfortunately, I’ve had to increase some prices, due to an increase in the cost of running the zines and another upcoming postal increase. Current prices (not including shipping within the U.S.) are:

    • Companions' Grove Volume One - $4.00 ($4.75 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Two - $5.60 ($6.35 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Three - $5.20 ($5.95 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Four - $4.20 ($4.95 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Five - $7.00 ($7.75 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Six - $5.80 ($6.55 with color cover)
    • Companions' Grove Volume Seven - $5.20 ($5.95 with color cover)
    • The Danya Winterborn Saga - $5.20
    • Endgame - $3.85
    • Fire Eyes - $4.40
    • Shards of Autumn - $3.90
    • The Sum of Duty - $5.80
    • Do or Dye: A Guide to Companion Camouflage - $1.25
    • Cat's Cradle - $7.60

    For orders shipping in the US, I've instituted a maximum shipping cost of $3.85. Multi-zine orders which can be shipped in a flat rate envelope will be sent Priority Mail; larger orders will be sent Media Mail Insured, which is only slightly slower and doesn't have the zone rates (which wouldn't work with my shopping cart). Smaller orders will be sent First Class.

    I take credit cards via PayPal, which is the cart's only payment option, but the cart can be used to calculate shipping, and checks/money orders mailed to Green Dragon Press, c/o Devin Harris, 4531 N Kelishan St, Pahrump, NV 89060.

    Zines are printed on high-quality, bright white paper, comb bound, with cardstock covers. Story excerpts and cover art-as well as international pricing, submission guidelines, and PayPal ordering information-can be found at http://www.greendragonpress.net/misty.htm . To order via snail mail, send check or money order (payable to Devin Harris; US funds only) to Green Dragon Press, c/o Devin Harris, 4531 N. Kelishan St., Pahrump, NV 89060. People outside the US should go directly to http://www.greendragonpress.net/international.htm and check out the price break for buying zines in threes, before they go to the main page and get scared by the per-zine shipping.

  • Companion's Quarterly. The snail mail newsletter of Herald's Waystation (See chapter description above.). We are not going to charge new members for the first 3 newsletters; after that it will be 75 cents per newsletter. Snail mail: Jan Tallevast, Rt 1 Box 137, Milford, Tx 76670. E-mail: heraldauralynn@hotmail.net and HeraldEnyo@gmail.com. For more information visit our website at http://deserthorses.com/heraldswaystation.

  • 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. If anyone has friends stationed overseas for the war, let us know and we'll send them a feezil mascot (to make anything feezilable).

  • Riding Circuit, a quarterly zine of Velgarth fanfiction seeks submissions. The first issue is due out in early April, and I look forward to stories of Heralds, Hawkbrothers, Bards and other people of Velgarth. Art and poetry are also welcome. Submissions may be sent by mail to: Mary Wilson, P.O. Box 235, Mitchellville, IA, 50169 or e-mailed to adeptstarfeather@marymuse.com. Visit our website http://www.marymuse.com/HeartlandArrows/RC.html for more information.

  • Tales of the Southern Bard: TOTSB needs members and submissions. TOTSB will be a quarterly, snail-mail zine and will feature short stories, poetry, reviews and artwork of fantasy, science fiction, and horror genres. Aimed specifically for the South all are welcome to join. If interested please contact Herald Valana/Rachel Valentine at SouthernBard@eudoramail.com for submission guidelines and information on how to join or visit TOTSB's homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/southernbard/Tales_of_the_Southern_Bard.htm.

  • Tales of the Unicorn: After a decade hiatus it's back . . . Tales of the Unicorn. Tales seeks fantasy fiction of all types, though we are most open to sword and sorcery, high fantasy, and magical fantasy. Tales will be published quarterly with the first issue coming in late April. Art and poetry are also welcome. Visit our website at http://www.marymuse.com/HeartlandArrows/TotU.html for more information. Submissions may be sent to adeptstarfeather@marymuse.com or by mail to Mary Wilson, PO Box 235, Mitchellville, IA, 50169.

Other Fandoms:

  • 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.

  • 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, Legend@malcor.com.

  • 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.

  • Michael 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 E-mail 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 snail mail me at N3F Secretary, Dennis Davis, 25549 Byron Street, San Bernadino, CA, 92404-6403. Check out our website at http://www.simegen.com/fandom/n3f.

  • 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.

Cat Stretch by Gibel Encarnacion

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.

  • Welcome, Herald Kelles, Chosen by Solari and Gifted with strong Mindspeech, strong Foresight, and strong Firestarting. Elizabeth Vines wrote about Kelles and her family and friends, wrote an additional story, composed three poems and learned to ride a horse.

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:

  • Tayledras Mage Autumnwynd k'Vaia (autumnwynd@aol.com)
  • Herald Deborah (sjupiterdebi@home.com)
  • Herald Ian Hawkwood (ianhawke1@aol.com)
  • Herald Kendryl Shadowwolf (kscarpat@altavista.com)
  • Herald Lisbeth Maye (wizardshome@hotmail.com)
  • Herald Miracle Oceanfire (rhyme_reason@hotmail.com>)
  • Healer Adept Sierra k'Treva (katsanders@buffymail.com)
  • Bard Valiena (laughsong@aol.com)
  • Herald Alia Melyngar (aliamelyngar@aol.com)
  • Herald Kalendel (itsmyage@aol.com)
  • Guardsman Faolan Ixran (Timmeu@scubadiving.com)
  • Healer Darnellon Gaither (mdprier@aol.com)
  • Herald Taras Taltos (billernoe@hotmail.com)
  • Scout Skyfire k'Chona (liquid_twinkie@hotmail.com)
  • Herald Paf (jaro@attbi.com)
  • Herald Fiona L'Aren (divagypsy@yahoo.com)

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:

I have been so busy with schoolwork ::sigh::. Sometimes it sucks to be a senior <grin>. I am sure you guys notice the week I am not in school as I send out a flurry of e-mails to try to remain caught up.

I dislocated my shoulder in late June; yes, it was the one that I just had surgery on. I am not sure why it popped out; I was not lifting anything heavy, just reaching for something. I will be going back to the doctor to see what happened. Anyway it is back in the socket but very, very sore.

I wish I had some great stories to tell you, but I don't. I have been living and breathing networking homework. My class ends July 9th, and I will be sending out e-mail. Then I start with my second networking class on the 17th. All the hard work is paying off as I am keeping a GPA over 3.5.

My son is enjoying his summer break, and I am hoping to get him to Disneyland a couple of times before our passes expire in July <grin>.

Keep in touch everyone!




  • From Herald Valana Dorrandale/Rachel Valentine: Help!! College student drowning in mundane world! Do you like books (Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, Mickey Zucker Reichert, C.S. Friedman, Tanya Huff, Lynn Flewelling, Anne Rice, etc.), Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, movies, cats, dogs, fish, horses, mountains, music, play an instrument? Then what are you waiting for; write to me! Snail mail: Rachel Valentine, 10412 Sagebrush Way, Knoxville, TN, 37932 or e-mail raeval23@yahoo.com.

  • From: Herald Jhenna Leisater: I'm looking for members of Queen's Own who reside in Southern Idaho. Where I live there aren't all that many Misty fans, and I'd love to talk to people who appreciate her books as much as I do. You can reach me at my general e-mailing address: heraldjhennaleisater@yahoo.com.

  • From Jennifer M. Mackay/Herald Mallea D'Lar. My interests are wide and long, so write me to find out more! Currently, I enjoy reading mostly Fantasy and SF. Some of my favorite authors are: Misty, JRR Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Kate Elliott, Patricia Kenneally-Morrison, Morgan Llewellyn, and many more! I am an unpublished author working on an SF novel and a fantasy novel, plus various short stories. I enjoy watching movies, going to the beach, the mountains, and the bookstore! I also love listening to music (My tastes vary.). If you write or e-mail, I'm sure we can find something in common! Letters via Post Awful: Jennifer M. Mackay, P.O. Box 66408, Portland, OR 97290-6408. E-mail: mackayjennifer@netscape.net, mackayjenn@hotmail.com.

  • From Herald-Mage Danya. To: All. Re: Help Wanted! We need:

    • Monthly help compiling the list of Ren. Faires and Cons.
    • People to type in old newsletters.
    • People to proofread the website.
    • People to pull information from the old newsletters that we would like to add to the website.
    • Child care for Danya so she can code.

    If you can be of assistance, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

  • From White Winds Sorceress Cime Shadow Weaver. To All. Shadows of Goddess is now an online store. I offer 10 % discount to Queen’s Own members. Be sure to tell me you are though. (:) I offer new items weekly. http://www.ebaystores.com/shadowsofthegoddess. My e-mail address is cimeshadow@aol.com.

  • From: Healer Adept Moonstar. To: All. Re: Release Forms for Personas. I still need release forms from many of you for your personas. I received most of the releases for Issue 1, and only one release for each of Issue 2 and Issue 3. Please send copies of your release forms to: Queen’s Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

  • From Herald-Mage Danya. To: All. Re: Cookbook. If you've read my persona submission in CoV, you know that I like making up medieval-style recipes. I'm thinking about compiling a cookbook based on meals that Misty describes in the Velgarth series. If anyone is currently reading the books, could you note the book and page any food items are mentioned on and send them to me at Legend@malcor.com? Thanks!

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 artists for this newsletter are Gibel Encarnacion and Michelle Cornett. 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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