Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 2, Vol. I, No. 8
July 17, 1999

(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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Queen's Own/Merging of the Ways

The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

VULCAN’S HEART By Josepha Sherman with Susan Shwartz Pocket Books, 1999; Hardcover, $23.00; ISBN: 0-671-01544-3. Vulcan's Forge by Josepha Sherman and Susan Shwartz was widely praised as a ground breaking Star Trek® adventure that provided captivating new insights into both Spock and his native Vulcan. Now those same authors return with an engrossing new novel that bridges two generations of Star Trek heroes--and reveals a crucial lost chapter in the history of Spock. 2329: Now a diplomat for the United Federation of Planets, Spock agrees to a bonding with Commander Saavik. More than a betrothal, less than a wedding, the sacred Vulcan rite is attended by both Spock's father, Sarek, and a nervous young Starfleet lieutenant named Jean-Luc Picard. 2344: Ambassador Spock receives a top-secret communication from the heart of the Romulan Empire. Decades before, Spock had met and be-trayed an honorable Romulan commander during the so-called "Enterprise incident." Now she needs his help to prevent a catastrophe that could threaten the peace of the entire quadrant. Spock risks everything by traveling incognito to Romulus itself, but his covert mission becomes even more perilous when both Saavik and Picard cross the Neutral Zone in search of him. Enmeshed in the treacherous political intrigues of the Romulan capital, undone by a fire that grows ever hotter within his blood, Spock must use all his logic and experience to survive a crisis that will ultimately determine the fate of empires. This was found on Simon & Schuster, Inc. website: http://www.simonsays.com.

A note from the Editor, President and she who wears too many hats!

Hello, all. Well, things have been looking up here at least in the membership department! I would like to hit 1,000 before the end of the year, but first we have to get above 300 ::grin:: I’m doing my best and so are you, I’ve had a LOT of renewals lately and I wish to thank all of you personally for helping this club to continue. Without members I would just be wasting time . . .

Just so you all know, and are prepared. I will be starting back to school in August and I’ve got a full schedule, and work and Arrows OnLine (I’ve recently been asked to step in for awhile while the Co-Deans get caught up with Real Life--I know how that feels and have accepted). I feel it is my duty to tell you in advance that I will be busy. This does NOT mean the club takes a back seat, just that the front seat is getting a little crowded, and my replies may not be as timely as you may like.

The majority of you have been wonderful about my slow response time lately, and for that I am grateful. For those few who feel I have let you down, I do apologize and will try to do better in the future, but I am only human. Also, I have had a recent problem with some Penal Institutions. They are not delivering Queen’s Own mail because I do not have a phone book listing for Queen’s Own, therefore I must not be legitimate. I’ve looked into this matter, and it will cost the club almost $10 a month to run a Yellow Pages ad, and I can’t run a White Pages ad unless I get a separate line for business use (That is about $25 a month). While I truly feel bad that some people will not be receiving the newsletter, I can’t see spending that much of the club’s money, especially since it will be ongoing. If you have any suggestions that may help me get around this, I welcome them. Until then, rest assured that those affected by this will retain credit for their dues and when it becomes possible again to send the newsletters to them, you will get them. Thanks again for being such a wonderful group of people!


Firebird Arts and Music carries all of Misty’s books and lots of other merchandise. From Babylon 5 soundtracks to Larry’s art prints. From the music of Frank Hayes to porcelain jewelry. From kits for plastic knights to Robin Hood characters to doll-size costume patterns for Heralds & Shin’a’in. From Oneida Indian Nation T-shirts to Celtic design gift wrap. Visit their website at http://firebirdarts.com. If you want a "real" catalog, send $3 to Firebird Arts & Music, PO Box 3068, Portland OR 97294-3268. To place an order, call 1-800-752-0494. For more information, please use 1-503-255-5751. Firebird does not answer inquiries from prison addresses.

Also new from Firebird is an e-mail list for Misty fans, to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. If you would like to be included, send your email address to Teri: firebird@firebirdarts.com.

For news about TEMPEST, visit their web page http://darkmoon.simplenet.com/tempest. You can send e-mail to Lief and the other band members at tempest_rock@hotmail.com.
[Ed. note 2002: Old text replaced with: "For definitions of our fannish jargon, read the 12-page booklet "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send $1.00 and a $0.34 stamp (or $1.00 and 2 IRCs) to Queen's Own, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA, 92652. Make checks payable to "Linda Malcor" in US funds only. ".]
Flights of Fantasy [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.] specializes in new and used science fiction & fantasy, mystery & suspense, romance books, role-playing, tabletop gaming and collectible card games. Owner Maria Perry will do special orders in any genre. Looking for a special book? Give Maria your want list--she’ll do her best for you! For orders outside the 518 area code, call [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.]. Webpage http://www.fof.net, E-mail: fof@albany.net. Flights of Fantasy accepts orders from inmates.
Sink or Swim is a helpful guide for aspiring editors, based on the experiences of past and present editors. It costs $1.50 for a copy. Checks should be made payable to Aurora Nelson. Email: temarrea@Yahoo.com, or write Sink or Swim C/O Aurora Nelson [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.].
Looking for stationery supplies that mirror your love of sword and sorcery? Questing for the perfect gift for that fantasy enthusiast in your life? Then give Ellen Million Graphics and her band of artist a try! We are your complete source for quality FANTASY STATIONERY! Discover the power of the "Sorceress" and drown in the dark "Bloodfest"; bask in the moment of "Precious Serenity", warmed by the softest "Butterfly Kisses"; enjoy a ride on the "Dragon Sled" while the pegasus are "Soaring", and find "Peace on Earth" with "The Christmas Unicorn" and "Betrothed Warriors". Recoiled products in B&W, single or full color. No SASE needed, just write and ask for your first FREE catalog! Custom work availableif you can dream it, we can draw it. Send inquiries to: Ellen Million Graphics, [Ed Note 2002: Ellen Million Graphics can now be found at http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com.]. (Dealer inquiries welcome)

[Ed. Note 2002: Personals have been withheld from the online version of this newsletter because of the private information they contained.]


[Ed. Note 2002: Pen-Pal messages have been withheld from the online version of this newsletter because of the private information they contained.]

I am still taking suggestions. I have some wonderful responses, but I haven't heard from enough people to justify a majority! Please write me or e-mail with any suggestions, comments or concerns as soon as possible.

I am still looking for artwork and a new Queen's Own Logo. Please send all artwork to the Queen's Own PO box and label the envelope "Artwork". I'm hoping to have some stationary, bookmarks, postcards and whatever else takes my fancy!!

Your editor and president ~ Robin


  • Arrows OnLine - To find Arrows OnLine on America OnLine, follow these directions: Keyword: books. Click on Chat & Messages. The next window you see will have a scroll down box on the left side, scroll down until you see MERCEDES LACKEY. Once on the page, go to the listbox for MESSAGE BOARDS. Select: MERCEDES LACKEY FANDOM and there you are! For an Orientation Kit, meeting info, information on the chapter Fanzine and more, email [Ed. Note 2002: Addresses withheld] and they’ll be there to help.

  • Austral’a’in, C/O Cassandra Vuksa PO Box 1850, Woden ACT 2606 AUSTRALIA . You get eight issues a year, of eight pages each. The costs are, for Australians, $8 a year or 8 x 45 cent stamps. For people overseas $12 Australian or 15 IRC’s.

  • Companion’s Choice: Emily Watts 3619 Mary Circle Ames IA 50014-3501.

  • The Herald’s Companion - Herald’s Companion C/O Karen Bertke 5694 Scarborough Drive Cincinnati OH 45238.

  • Pacific Northwest Collegium - C/O Laura Cameron/Moonglade K’Shena [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.]

  • The Vales is a yearly zine. Kendra Renaud,[Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • On The Wing costs $2.00, and is nearly 20 pages in length. This zine is completely dedicated to the Tayledras. I am also accepting submissions, stories, art, poetry, etc. Please contact me at: Kendra Renaud, [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • Golden Grove , the CA Chapter QO newsletter. [Ed. Note 2002: Old info withheld. See new info at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/danyagg.htm.

  • Sonoran Collegium is currently organizing itself! Although we are geographically in Southern Arizona, all are welcome here! The 'zine will be published bi-monthly, and dues are currently $4 US or 6 IRC's elsewhere. If you are interested, please send SASE to us at: [Ed. note 2002: Out-of-date Address withheld.]

Other Fandoms

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine. Open it up and find stories that transport you from everyday into a magical place populated by fantastic beings and governed by mystical forces. Four issues a year, [Ed. Note 2002: Old info withheld.]

  • Michael Praed - Michael Praed Network Newsletter C/O Kate Raymond PO Box 516 Midlothian IL 60445.

  • Doctor Who and other Media - The Prydonians of Prynceton PO Box 3194 Princeton NJ 08543-3194. Dues are $12 ($22 for first class postage) for their monthly newsletter, The Prydonian Renegade.

  • Tanya Huff - NINE ABOVE! PO Box 204 Brattlenboro, VT 05302-0204.

  • Anne McCafffrey/Pern - Contact Weyrleader R’nier at dragonfodder@gmail.com for current information.

  • Adrian Paul of Highlander - Peace APFC PO Box 4593 North Hollywood, CA 91617 or Peace APFC PO Box 519 Bromley Kent BR2 9WX ENGLAND.

  • Lois Bujold can be reached at lois@dendarii.com. "The Bujold Nexus" is at http://www.dendarii.com. For a sample issue of the Dendarii Dispatch and information of Lois’s fan club, send a SASE to Dendarii Dispatch C/O Kaye Carrasco PO Box 1414 Roswell NM 88202-1414 USA.

  • Pandemonium - The official Melanie Rawn club invites you to join their ranks. SASE for more information: Irena Pereira PO Box 18A146 Los Angeles, CA 90018.

  • Dragonlords of Dumnonia - Contact L.A. Malcor at legend@oxy.edu or visit the website at http://wwww.dragonlordsnet.com for more information.

[Ed. Note 2002: Old pricing and contact information withheld. See below.]

Next mailing date is July 17 [sic], 1999. Deadline for submissions is July 10 [sic], 1999. The earlier the better.

Queen’s Own - Merging of the Ways 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. [Ed. Note 2002: Old address withheld.] This newsletter is published to inform and entertain the club’s membership; no infringement of anyone’s copyrights is intended.

Last issue mailing day helper in May was Jason Hoff. (If you would like to help on mailing day, please call me at [Ed. Note 2002: Phone withheld.], all help is greatly appreciated!)

Border art & all other art--(Please send more border art!!)

Editor and President - Robin Ready [Ed. Note 2002: Contact info withheld.

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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)

There was no featured artist for this edition of the newsletter. 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 Adept Danya Winterborn

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