Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 1, Vol. V, No. 10
July 1992

(Note: These are excerpts from the original newsletter that was published on this date. The Queen's Own address has been updated. The current President of Queen's Own is Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn. For more information, see http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qo.htm.)

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Dear Misty Fans,

flowersGood news for you Wing Commander fans! The promo from Baen books reads: "One of Baen's Biggest Stars and a Team Leader from Wing Commander Team Up on a Tie-In to the Bestselling Computer Game of all Time!" Yes, it's another collaboration from Misty and Ellen Guon, and it's a Wing Commander book, to be released in time for Christmas.

WING COMMANDER: FREEDOM FLIGHT features Ralgha nar Rhallas, captain of a war cruiser, noble lord of the Kilrathi Empire - and a rebel.... Captain K'Kai of Firekka, first of her winged species to leave her planet for the stars . . . . Captain Ian St. John, call sign "Hunter," hotshot human pilot - he thinks he's just in it for the hot flying . . . . Rikik, K'Kai's niece, hereditary leader of her clan - all she wants to do is follow in her notorious relative's footsteps and fly the stars . . . . They were as disreputable a gang of misfits as ever flew between the stars. But together they could free a world . . . . WOW!

Tornadoes tore through Oklahoma June 19th. On June 20th Larry posted this on GEnie: "Tornadoes are funny things.

"Misty and I came home from Tulsa yesterday, after spending advance money on some rather nice sound equipment, to find my new garage blown apart. It was blown apart with my 'S7 in it. In the light of day, we found something rather fascinating this morning.

"We found the path of the tornado that hit the garage cleanly etched out in our field, meandering to the garage only, and hooking behind it to the twenty feet between the Aerie proper and the old garage, where it threw a footlocker of camping gear through the porch railing.

"And there the tornado lifted, two feet or so from the Aerie. Pretty nifty . . . .

"Lost two portfolios and an archive file. And a box of uncirculated prints. The good news for you all is that the prints and art you have are now even more collectible. It's a pretty cool planet, all in all....

"As disasters go, this isn't one. Rubber, plastic, metal, glass, and enamel is all a car is. Paper, graphite, and acrylic is all art is. And wood and metal is all construction is. We have resources, and are dealing with it, no problem. As far as the portfolios--I can make more art. There are people who are on Welfare who lost their homes... Don't get too upset over this . . . if you want to get upset over something, our agent, Russell Galen--who is also a dear personal friend--just lost a lung this week to a large but benign cancer. Send your good thoughts his way. He deserves an enormous amount of credit from the fans. It has been his work from the beginning that has brought our work to you folks . . . "

The George Alec Effinger Medical Fund announces a new fund raiser, the "WORLDCON-FOR-A-BUCK" raffle. Win a chance to attend WorldCon '93 in San Francisco for only a dollar. The Grand Prize includes airline travel from anywhere in the continental US, WorldCon membership, and 4 nights hotel accommodations and meal allowance.

All you have to do to enter is write your name, address and telephone number on as many index cards or 3z5 pieces of paper as you like. Drop them in an envelope, with one dollar for each chance, and mail them to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] before September 3rd. Checks are to made payable to The George Alec Effmger Medical Fund. All donations and/or chances are to be sent directly to the NFSFA address.

"NFSFA" stands for "Niagara Falls Science Fiction Association." They're putting in a bid for WorldCon '98 with the slogan "The Falls is Great for '98." Watch for NFSFA members at conventions you attend and offer your support. I think an affordable WorldCon here in the Northeast is a great idea.

Would you like to hear the Irish pub music mentioned in Born to Run? Send for Serrated Edge, a new release from Firebird Arts & Music. The music, Celtic rock, is performed by TEMPEST. The band makes a "guest appearance" in the fourth SERRAted Edge book, Chrome Circle.

Send a #10 SASE for Firebird's catalog of filk, books, collectibles, and other treasures to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] . For credit card orders you can call [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] . For Oregon and international calls, use [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] .

Convention News:

ATTENTION all lucky people in the Dayton, Ohio area: Misty will be doing a book signing at Books and Company this Friday evening, July 24, between 7:30 and 9:30. The store will hand out line numbers starting at 6:30. You may bring already purchased books to be signed (but it's polite to buy something while you're there). The address is [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] . Books and Company is celebrating science fiction month with 13 % off all SF/F titles. They will take phone orders for autographed copies of Misty's books (accompanied by a credit card number, off course.) The store hopes to have in stock by this time both the paperback version of Winds of Fate, and the Misty/Anne McCaffrey collaboration, The Ship Who Searched. QO member Karen Bertke can give you directions. Call her at [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] .

RiverCon XVII is July 31-August 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Louisville, Kentucky. Misty is Guest of Honor and lots of QO folk plan to attend. It's a bit late to send for info but you can make a room reservation at the Hyatt by calling [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] , and membership for the Con is $25 at the door. Hope to see you there!

For you Iowa area residents, Misty and Larry plan to attend ICON October 2-4 in Coralville. For information, write to Icon [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.] .

News from Members:

First, news for club members: Welcome to all new members, and thank you to all "old-timers" who are staying with us, both for your money and your kind words and enthusiasm. There is no August newsletter; the deadline for news and fan messages for the September issue is September 4th, earlier is better.

All our zines need stories and artwork! You want to be a writer or artist? Support our QO zines!

The GEnie Chapter (Modems of the Queen) is growing by leaps and bounds. Anyone interested should contact April Masters e-mail at [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. For those who have a computer and modem but aren't online, send a SASE via USMAIL to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.], and she'll send info about how to sign on to GEnie and where to find them. Valdemar Voices, Modem's fanzine is opening up submissions to everyone. Send a SASE for information and guidelines. Send SASE's too for information on an Atlanta chapter of QO and for the address of World Fantasy Con in Pine Mountain, GA October 29-November 1, where Anne McCaffrey is GoH. All inquiries go to April Masters [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

Hark! The Pacific Winds Collegium is completed! Shadowl, the editor-in-chief says "We are very, very vacant! We need Heralds, Bards, Healers, writers, artists, and anyone else who is interested. Please write to Shadowl, c/o [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. Please include 30 cents for your first stamp. Our first newsletter will be out in mid­August."

"Heyla to all members of Haven Sent, the Texas QO Chapter. Fear not, things will soon be back on track. I have taken over the chapter leadership and am trying to get everything together. Any new or old members, feel free to write me (SASE's please!) with suggestions, ideas, etc. Hopefully, the first newsletter can go out soon. Write [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]"

The Guilded Magicks Zine is looking for poetry, stories, songs, art work, articles on any fannish topic, and even ads for other zines. Use your imagination and the universe of your choosing. For guidelines and price information, send a SASE to The Guilded MaQicks Zine c/o [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

The old man took his seat in front of the group. The adults looked more eager than the children. Clearing his throat the storyteller began: "Once upon a time there was a Zine called The Tales-Men." For guidelines, send a SASE to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. Jenilyn is looking for artists, poets, and writers. Do you have an area of expertise that you'd like to share? Be a columnist for Tales-Men.

Legend #4, a Robin of Sherwood zine, is now available. For more information, contact [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

The Maiden left the Dragon's lair, her dashing knight at her side. The people cheered as she held her Book aloft. To them she cried: "I have a new story to tell. I have vanquished the dragon and stolen his tale!" The Storyteller is ready! It's $3 an issue and can be paid for in stamps. From DarkAngel: I am indisposed this summer. Sorry, all. Please send your subscriptions, submissions, and requests for guidelines for the Storyteller to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

Sapphire Dragons is still looking for submissions. For more information on this combined Pern/Valdemar universe, please send a SASE to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

The Mid-Western (KS, MO, CO, OK, AR, NE, & IA) Chapter is still here, and our first newsletter is out. If interested, contact [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. If you wrote for information earlier but didn't get anything please write again. Some newsletters were returned.

From Lynn Tucker comes word that Companions' Grove needs submissions for its next issue. Den Elms' novella, Shards of Autumn, a look at the darker side of Valdemar, is still available for $6.50. For guidelines and price information for Companions' Grove, send a SASE to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

From Stephanie Wong of Arrow's Message: My summer address will be [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. In late August, I'll be back in Berkeley. Volume 3, Issue #2 of Arrow's Message is ready. Subscriptions are $4 an issue or $15 a year. Send a SASE for guidelines.

From Meri Anthony [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]: Stormwinds, a Valdemar/Velgarth zine, is attempting a comeback. Please send an S.A.S.E. for details. (Winds of Velgarth still needs help.)

Companion's Rest, Issue 6, will be ready to be mailed before the end of the summer. Send subscription money and/or your SASE for submission guidelines to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].

Living in a town where the librarians glare at you over their bifocals? Afraid to ask even the sweet-little-old-lady librarians a question about the world of Fantasy? Well, fear no more! Ask me and I will do my best to find your answer. First rule - ask for what you want, not for what you think will be found. Please enclose a SASE with your question and send to [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.].


Congratulations to Johanna Novales, Mary Richards, Cindy West, Cherie Lombardi, Nancy Oberlander, Daniela Scheele, Tracy Patton, Royce Day, Erica Kennedy, and Gelinda S. Shipman. Your personas will be properly welcomed into the Collegium in the September newsletter.

All would-be Herald-Mages: To prove your right to call yourself a Herald-Mage you must [Ed note 2004: Out-of-date guidelines withheld. The instructions for how to become a Herald-Mage are at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qohm.htm.]. Send nothing to me! The September newsletter will have the address for your material.


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Queen's Own is the official Mercedes Lackey Appreciation Society. We are a not-for-profit organization. Address of publication (until October 1): [Ed. note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]. This newsletter is published solely to inform and entertain the club's membership; no infringement of anyone's copyrights is intended.

Next Mailing Day: September 12.

Editor, President, Dogsbody, Housemother - Judith Louvis [Ed. note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.](call only before 10 pm!)
Archivist and Organizer extraordinaire - Patricia Riggs, [Ed. note 2004: Out-of-date contact info. withheld.]
Mailing Day Helpers (last issue) Suzanne Brenner and her friend Deirdre, Leanne Brownlee, Frank Burkhead, Damonica DeRohn, Joanne Mattern, Sarah Meng, and Randy Sumner.

What do you get when you cross a Tayledras with a duck? Darkwind Duck, of course!
(From Ricky Kimsey by way of Lynn Tucker)

Have a glorious summer! Judith

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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.

Editor/President Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn (L.A. Malcor; AOL-IM SN Shashtah; Legend@malcor.com)

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
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Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn

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