Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 5, No. 7
July 1, 2004

Horse Head by Jan Tellevast

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy Fourth of July to all of our members in the US! Hope you all have a happy and sane holiday.

Danya has been hard at work on the new King Arthur movie, which will open July 7th in the states. (It will open July 30th in the UK. We don’t have a release date for Tokyo or the rest of Europe yet. Have any of you who live overseas heard anything about it yet?) She gave over 500 interviews (along with John Matthews; they formed quite the team!) last week, so you should be seeing her real name (Linda A. Malcor) in print. The August issue of Realms of Fantasy contains an interview with screenwriter David Franzoni (of Gladiator fame), who apparently mentions Danya a couple of times (She’s still trying to get a copy of the issue.).

Publication News: Stoned Souls (with Josepha Sherman) has a release date of Jan. 1, 2005, but you can preorder your copy at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm. A portion of all proceeds from orders placed through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore goes to support Queen’s Own. This is how we keep memberships free, so we really appreciate your support!

The Fairy Godmother will be released in paperback November 2004.

Expect the paperback of Exile’s Valor in early October 2004. Also in early October the hardcover version of Phoenix and Ashes will hit the bookstore shelves.

The paperback edition of The Outstretched Shadow (Book 1 of the Obsidian Trilogy) will make its appearance in August 2004. Also in August, look for The Wizard of Karres, with Eric Flint and David Freer.

Lost Lands of Witch World: Comprising Three Against the Witch World, Warlock of the Witch World, and Sorceress of the Witch World, with Andre Norton, are now available at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm.

Chapter News: The Western Canadian Chapter of QO, the Mountain Shadow Collegium, and their zine Northwest Passages are back, once again under the leadership of Herald Darvith (aka Jennefer Rogers). Keep watch at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochap.htm and in the next newsletter for details about how to join. Fanzine info will be posted at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qofanfic.htm as soon as we receive it.

Stephanie Harris is looking for a co-President to help run Southern Arrows. The chapter is also looking for members. Contact Stephanie at sblackwell@knology.net for more details.

Have a great summer!


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 Renaissance 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. Website: http://www.aroyalafayre.org. Address: 843 N. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA, 95203. Site Address: Discovery Park, I-5 and Richards Blvd., Sacramento, CA. Dates: 7/24/04 - 7/25/04. 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: 7/17/04 - 7/18/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

HEART OF THE FOREST RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@themeevents.com. Website: http://www.forestfaire.com. Address: 861 Sweetser Ave., Novato, CA, 94945. Site Address: Stafford Lake Park, 3549 Novato Blvd., Novato, CA. Dates: 7/17/04 - 8/15/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


Colorado Renaissance Faire. E-mail: info@coloradorenaissance.com. Website: http://www.coloradorenaissance.com. Address: Jim Paradise, 409 S. Wilcox, Ste F, Castle Rock, CO 80104. Site Address: Park Rd., Larkspur, CO. Dates: 6/12/04 – 8/1/04. Open/Close: 10 AM – 6:30 PM.


PARK CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 203-366-3835. E-mail: parkcityrenfaire@aol.com. Website: http://www.parkcityrenaissancefaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 320686, Fairfield, CT, 06432. Site Address: 4452 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, 06605. Dates: 7/17/04 - 7/25/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


WESTERN MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 231-843-6863. E-mail: taliasen@carrinter.net. Website: http://www.digitalalloy.com/wmrf.com. Address: P.O. Box 411, Ludington, MI, 49431. Site Address: Western Michigan Fair Grounds, Ludington, MI. Dates: 7/03/04 - 7/04/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


STIRLING RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: info@stirlingfaire.com. Website: http://www.stirlingfaire.com. Address: Stirling Renaissance Faire, 3456 Grimes Ave., Robbinsdale, MN, 55422-2808. Dates: 6/12/04 – 7/5/04. Open/Close: 10 AM -7 PM.


VERMONT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: ann1@vtrenfest.com. Website: http://www.vtrenfest.com. Address: Ann Weinstein, 122 West Minster St., Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. Dates: 6/26/04 – 7/11/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.


STONE TOWER GLENN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: celticwarrior24485@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.stonetowerglenn.org. Address: Chris Pugh, 1044 Deerfield Valley Rd, West Augusta VA, 24485. Site Address: Natural Chimney's Regional Park, Mount Solon, VA. Dates: 6/19/04 – 6/20/04, 8/20/04 – 8/21/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 509-487-2102. E-mail: geraldw@cet.com. Website: http://www.nwrf.net. Address: 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99206-9528. Dates: 6/19/04 - 7/25/04. Open/Close: 11:00 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: 7/31/04 - 9/06/04. 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.


HEXACON 14. Website: http://www.hexacon.org. E-mail: hex14@hexacon.org. Address: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, 50 E. Third St., Tempe, AZ. Dates: 7/30/04 - 8/1/04.

WESTERCON 57: CONKOPELLI. Website: http://www.conkopelli.org. E-mail: info@conkopelli.org. Address: The Wigwam Resort, Litchfield Park, Arizona. Dates: 7/2/04 - 7/5/04.


ANIME EXPO 2004. Website: http://www.anime-expo.org/. E-mail: reg@anime-expo.org. Address: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. Dates: 7/2/04 - 7/5/04.

COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL. Website: http://www.comic-con.org/. E-mail: CCIWEB@NUCGEN.COM. Address: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, California. Dates: 7/22/04 - 7/25/04.

POLYCON XXII. Website: http://www.polycon.org. E-mail: http://www.ConnectiCon.org/. E-mail: thehappyguy@ConnectiCon.org. Address: University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut. Dates: 7/16/04 - 7/18/04.


FLORIDA CONQUEST KISSIMMEE. Website: http://www.floridaconquest.com. E-mail: Floridaconquest@Hotmail.Com. Address: Double Tree, Kissimmee, Florida. Dates: 7/16/04 - 7/18/04.

GRAILQUEST 2004. Website: http://www.grailquestcon.com. E-mail: emip@grailquestcon.com. Address: World Golf Village, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida. Dates: 7/16/04 - 7/18/04.


CAMPBELL CONFERENCE. Website: http://www.ku.edu/~sfcenter/campbell-conference.htm. E-mail: jgunn@ku.edu. Address: University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. Dates: 7/9/04 - 7/11/04.


OTAKON. Website: http://www.otakon.com/. E-mail: info@otakon.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 7/30/04 - 8/1/04.

SHORE LEAVE 26. Website: http://www.shore-leave.com. E-mail: information@shore-leave.com. Address: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 7/9/04 - 7/11/04.


MICHICON. Website: http://www.mdgcons.com/michicon.html. E-mail: info@mdgcons.com. Address: Italian Community Cultural Center, Warren (North Of Detroit), Michigan. Dates: 7/18/04 - 7/20/04.


CONVERGENCE. Website: http://www.convergence-con.org. E-mail: info@convergence-con.org. Address: Radisson Hotel South, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 7/2/04 - 7/4/04.


SHOWMECON 2004. Website: http://www.showmecon.com. E-mail: mstadter@sbcglobal.net. Address: St. Louis Airport Hilton, St. Louis, Missouri. Dates: 7/30/04 - 8/1/04.


WRITERCON 2004. Website: http://www.the-sandlot.com/writercon/. E-mail: writercon@yahoo.com. Address: Imperial Palace Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 7/30/04 - 8/1/04.

New Hampshire

OGC. Website: http://www.ogc-con.com. E-mail: Dariananh@yahoo.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Nashua, New Hampshire. Dates: 7/23/04 - 7/25/04.

New Jersey

DEXCON 7 - AMERICA PLAYS AGAIN! Website: http://www.dexposure.com/dexcon7.html. E-mail: info@dexposure.com. Address: The East Brunswick Hilton, East Brunswick, New Jersey. Dates: 7/14/04 - 7/18/04.

SVAHA: FULL DISCLOSURE. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Address: Sheraton Raritan Center in Edison, Edison, New Jersey. Dates: 7/04.

New York

GALACTICON 2004. Website: http://www.gwfwrestling.com. E-mail: galacticon@gwfwrestling.com. Address: Sheldon mansion, Jamestown, New York. Dates: 7/10/04 - 7/11/04.

North Carolina

TRINOC-CON. Website: http://www.trinoc-con.org. E-mail: info@trinoc-con.org. Address: Durham Civic Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 7/23/04 - 7/25/04.


ANTHROCON 2004. Website: http://www.anthrocon.org/. E-mail: anthrocon@anthrocon.org. Address: The Adam's Mark Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/8/04 - 7/11/04.

HISTORICON 2004. Website: http://www.hmgs.org/eastcons.htm. E-mail: sweethoneymelon@hotmail.com. Address: Lancaster Host Resort, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dates: 7/22/04 - 7/25/04.


LIBERTYCON 17. Website: http://www.libertycon.org/. E-mail: uncletimmy@libertycon.org. Address: Ramada Inn South, East Ridge, Tennessee. Dates: 7/23/04 - 7/25/04.


SCI-FI EXPO – RICHARDSON. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Richardson Civic Center, Richardson, Texas. Dates: 7/9/04 - 7/11/04.


GAMEFEST-MILWAUKEE. Website: http://www.gamefestseries.com. E-mail: linzee@gamefestseries.com. Address: Midwest Airlines Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 7/9/04 - 7/11/04.


TOY, MODEL AND COLLECTABLES SHOW. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 7/11/04.


FORUMCON. Website: http://42.berget.dk/forumcon.html. Address: Danish Technical University, Copenhagen. Dates: 7/16/04 - 7/18/04.


GÖCON 2004. Website: http://goe-con.de.vu. E-mail: scg-con@web.de. Address: CinemaxX / Cinema Göttingen, Göttingen / West Germany, Niedersachsen. Dates: 7/9/04 - 7/10/04.

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. Dates: 7/10/04 - 7/11/04.


CONTINUUM 2004. Website: http://www.convivium.org.uk/. E-mail: info@continuum2001.co.uk. Address: Glasgow Thistle Hotel, Glasgow, Strathclyde. Dates: 7/14/04 - 7/16/04.

HAVACON 2004. Website: http://www.ussvaliant.org.uk. E-mail: HAVACON@aol.com. Address: Marriott Hotel, Glasgow. Dates: 7/24/04 - 7/26/04.

United Kingdom

CONTINUUM. E-mail: lawrence.whitaker@ntlworld.com. Address: University Halls of Residence, Leicester, Leicestershire. Dates: 7/23/04 - 7/26/04.

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

Dragonflight by Jan Tellevast

Member News:

For definitions of our fannish jargon, read the 12-page booklet "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send $1.00 and a $0.37 stamp (or $1.00 and 2 IRCs) to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA, 92652. Make checks payable to "Linda Malcor" in US funds only.

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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.

There are no new personae to announce this month, but we have several people who are close to approval. We hope to be able to introduce them to you in August!

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

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

Lost . . .

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

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

Mely by Jan Tellevast

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Summer is here, and my diploma sits on my desk! Yes, after two and a half very long years, I now have my Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. I had planned on spending the summer relaxing and getting into my new job and hopefully taking a vacation to Phoenix for the graduation ceremony.

However, UoP offered me my first class free if I started in June instead of September. It really wasn't a choice; this offer saved me about $1700. I have started grad school at University of Phoenix in MBA-Technology Management. In August I will be adding a second major, Master of Information Systems/Management. Another three years of school. Part of it may be that I am not sure what I would do without having too much to do.

I am settled into my new job and doing very well. By the end of the day, I am not eager to chat on the phone as I am working tech support and I am on the phone from when I get there until I leave. The tech manager wants me to have her job so they are really tough on me to learn the system and all the little tricks with it. I am happy they have that much faith in me.

I think I have been keeping up my e-mail better than in months past, and, hopefully, that trend will stay. I am making more time for family and friends. I am counting down the days until Danya's Pampered Chef party, even though I don't have money to buy anything. "grin"

I haven't seen as many personas come in. I am sure that is partially due to the weirdness of the lists and the fact that Danya has been busy with the movie coming out and her move. I have finally recovered from my car accident and just asked for an avalanche of homework. We are working on it, guys. We are hoping to start getting together for Queen's Own sessions and hopefully start having coffee's again also.

I must admit guys I am seriously considering a move to Phoenix were I can afford my dream home. If any of you know anything about the area please, please e-mail me.




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 Jan Tellevast 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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