Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 6
June 1, 2001

Companion by Laura Felton

Heyla, Misty fans!

A thousand apologies for taking so long to put out the June newsletter! As most of you know, Moonstar moved from Montana to California at the time we would normally be putting together the newsletter, and Danya’s gestational diabetes went out of control, leaving her feeling too ill to put the newsletter together herself. Fortunately, "real life" is getting somewhat back under control so we can get this newsletter out <G>.

We do not have an artist interview this time (If you are an artist who has not replied to the questionnaire yet, we’d sure like to see something come in for the next newsletter-hint, hint <G>.). We do, however, have a report on the first major event for this incarnation of Queen’s Own: the Official Queen’s Own outing to the Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California!

Twelve of us made it (At least we think all twelve got there; we failed to make connections with three of the attendees.). Some us were in costume. Danya wore her new whites (shirt, pants and vest-still can’t find those white boots!). We spent quite a bit of time in the kids section (petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, and so forth) because a big chunk of our party consisted of children. (Nice to see those future fans coming along!) Most of us had Toad-in-the-Holes for lunch, which was a picnic near a lovely little lake that none of us remembered being there last year. The highlight of the day was the jousting (We’re pretty sure we recognized some of the folks from Medieval Times out there.). We had a blast and hope to see more of you next year.

We also want to remind you about the Middsummer Festival, which will be held on Saturday, June 23rd. Message Danya at Legend@malcor.com for details and directions. We’re planning a BBQ at a local park, Misty-music (courtesy of Moonstar’s CD collection), and good conversation (There’s a fun play area for the kids as well.) We look forward to seeing you! (It’s not too late to RSVP, if you have not already done so.)

Herald’s Waystation reports that it held its first Renaissance Faire outing and had a grand time as well. You can read the details in the Queen’s Own Delphi Forum.

Our very own Bard Magpie performed (with Minstrosity) at the Fantasy Faire in Walworth Wisconsin and the Waterloo Renaissance Festival in Waterloo, IA. She (and Minstrosity) will also be performing for all seven weekends of the Kansas City Faire.

And Cassandra Vuksa, editor of Austral’a’in, sends the following notice:

I have decided to run a competition. Till the end of June (the 30th) I will be collecting submissions for Austral'a'in, and the best one will win its author/artist/poet/etc a year's free membership of said newsletter, regardless of where they are located in the world.

Tempted? E-mail me at garou@netspeed.com.au with your submission!

Incidentally, I had someone recently send me a US $10 for a subscription renewal and I discovered that the banks charge $5 (Australian) to convert it. This means that at the current exchange rate US $10 is enough to pay for a year's membership of the newsletter! (Just a thought for those who can't get IRCs or money orders . . . ) It does have to be a note, not change, however, because the banks don't change change! :)

So send all your money (::laughs::) to:

PO Box 1850
Woden ACT 2606
Until next month . . .


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Staff by Laura Felton

Ren Faires:

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


RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: PO Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA 92427. Site Address: Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy., Devore, CA 92428. Dates: 5/5/01-6/17/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


MID MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: melissaa@iland.net. Website: http://home.beseen.com/friends/ladymelissamacleod. Address: c/o Melissa Alexander,18999 Hwy. CC, Houstonia, MO 65333. Site Address: Missouri State Faire Grounds, Sedalia, MO 65301. Dates: 6/16/01 - 6/17/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 417-924-8619. E-mail: mansfieldhouse@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.themansfieldhouse.com. Address: PO Box 628, Mansfield, MO 65704. Site Address: 299l Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704. Dates: 6/2/01 - 6/10/01. 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: 5/19/01 - 6/24/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


SCARBOROUGH FAIRE. Website: http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com. Address: Waxahachie, Texas. Dates: 4/14/01 - 6/3/01. Open/Close: 10 AM - 7 PM.


YE MERRIE GREENWOOD FAIRE. E-mail: eaglcrst@gte.net. Website: http://www.wizkeep.com. Address: 6015 W 20th Ave., Kennewick, WA 99338-1502. Site Address: Howard-Amon Park, Richland, WA 99352. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/01/01. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 5:00 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: 6/30/01 - 8/26/01. Open/Close: 10:00 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.


MOBICON 2001. Website: http://www.mobicon.org. E-mail: president@mobicon.org. Address: Ramada Inn on the Bay, Mobile, Alabama. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.


AGAMEMCON V. Website: http://www.agamemcon.org. E-mail: orrock@ix.netcom.com. Address: Hilton Burbank Airport, Burbank, California. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

THE 5TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE GARGOYLES. Website: http://gathering.gargoyles-fans.org. E-mail: kapogge@excite.com. Address: The Sheraton Universal, Universal City, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/25/01.

POLYCON 2001. Website: http://polycon.punk.net. E-mail: polycon@polycon.org. Address: Trinity Dorm California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.


BEN CON 2001. Website: http://bengames.org. E-mail: info@bengames.org. Address: Holiday Inn Southeast, Aurora, Colorado. Dates: 6/7/01 - 6/10/01.


BURROUGHS BIBLIOPHILES DUM DUM. Website: http://www.jeddak.com/dum_dum.html. E-mail: erbania@juno.com. Address: Ramada Inn & Conference Center, 503 West Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, Florida 33609. Dates: 6/21/01 - 6/24/01.

THE L.R.P.G. GAMING DAY 2001. E-mail: eotlf@mindspring.com. Address: 3500 South Florida Ave., Lakeland, Florida. Date: 6/16/01.


FESTIVAL OF DREAMS. Website: http://www.larp.com/festival. E-mail: festival@chimera-interactive.com. Address: Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

LUNAREVOLUTION. Website: http://www.lunarevolution.com. E-mail: lunarevolution@hotmail.com. Address: Savannah Marriott, Savannah, Georgia. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

WARFAIR 2001. Website: http://www.warfair.com. E-mail: warfair@mindspring.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6345 Powers Ferry Rd. N.W., Atlanta, Georgia. Phone: 770-955-1700. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.


DIECON. Website: http://www.diecon.com. E-mail: ipw4@apci.net. Address: Gateway Center Convention Complex, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.

QUINCON 2001. Website: http://www.quincon.org. E-mail: Sejanus778@aol.com. Address: Tangerine Bowl Convention Center, Quincy, Illinois. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

SCI-FI FAN FESTIVAL 2001. Website: http://www.scififanfestival.com. E-mail: H1m2s3@aol.com. Address: Radisson Hotel O'Hare, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Radisson O'Hare Hotel, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.


WONDERFEST. Website: http://www.wonderfest.com. E-mail: info@wonderfest.com. Address: Executive West Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Dates: 6/2/01 - 6/3/01.


BAYAU WARS. Website: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/6068/BayouWars2000.htm. E-mail: HCMcManus@AOL.COM. Address: Quality Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

HOLLYWOOD EXPO. Website: http://www.hollywoodexpo.com. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Shreveport Expo Hall, Shreveport, Louisiana. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/1/01.


COUNTERPOINT FOUR. Website: http://www.filker.org/conterpoint. E-mail: steveb@Radix.Net. Address: Woodfin Suite Hotel, Rockville, Maryland. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

DAGORHIR. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Address: Gaithersburg, Maryland. Date: 6/30/01.

DAGORHIR PRE RAGNOROK BATTLE. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Address: Greenbelt National Park, Greenbelt, Maryland. Date: 6/2/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR - LIEUTVIA. Website: http://www.vialarp.org. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

WBC. Website: http://www.boardgamers.org. E-mail: doncon99@toad.net. Address: Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 6/26/01 - 7/1/01.


CONTRAPTION 2001. Website: http://www.contraption.org. E-mail: contraption@contraption.org. Address: The Eastin Hotel, Roseville, Michigan. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

MICHICON 2000. Website: http://www.oeonline.com/~dolphin2/michicon.html. E-mail: dolphin2@oeonline.com. Address: Italian Cultural Center, Warren, Michigan. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.


AREA (19)51 SCIENCE FICTION FILMFEST. Website: http://www.kcsciencefiction.org/1951.htm. E-mail: UrsusPub@aol.com. Address: Englewood Theatre, Independence, Missouri. Dates: 6/17/01 - 6/24/01.

CONJURATION. Website: http://home1.gte.net/conjure. E-mail: conjure@gte.net. Address: Columbia Inn Best Western, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.

HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.halfway2hollywood.com. E-mail: UrsusPub@aol.com. Address: The Englewood, the Fine Arts, and the Rio theaters, Independence, Missouri. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/24/01.

SAGACON. Website: http://sagacon.8m.com. E-mail: info@sagacon.8m.com. Address: Day Inn Hotel and Conferance Center, Springfield, Missouri. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

THUNDERCON 2001. Website: http://www.rpgkc.org. E-mail: RPGKC@aol.com. Address: Olathe Holiday Inn - Olathe Kansas, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 6/14/01 - 6/17/01.


CONCUSSION 2001. Website: http://straylight.unl.edu/concussion. E-mail: comics@inetnebr.com. Address: Downtown Holiday Inn, Lincoln, Nebraska. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

New Hampshire

MIKKAKAN. Website: [REMOVED.]. E-mail: [REMOVED]. Address: Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Merrimack, New Hampshire. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.

ODYSSEY. Website: http://www.nhc.edu/odyssey. E-mail: jcavelos@mindspring.com. Address: New Hampshire College, Manchester, New Hampshire. Dates: 6/11/01 - 7/20/01.

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

New Jersey

ASIAN FANTASY FILM EXPO 2. Website: http://www.daikaiju.com/affe. E-mail: twozbar@verizon.net. Address: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/16/01.

CLAVECON II. E-mail: clavecon@hotmail.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Fanwood, New Jersey. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.

RAMAPOCON 3. Website: http://www.ramapocon.com. E-mail: scottl@ramapocon.com. Address: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

SVAHA: COMMENCEMENT. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com. E-mail: GazeboGM@hotmail.com. Address: The Somerset Marriott, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

New York

NORTHEAST SUPERCON 2001. Website: http://www.supercon.org. E-mail: subspace@supercon.org. Address: Island Garden, West Hempstead (LONG ISLAND), New York. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/1/01.

North Carolina

COURTS OF CHAOS CON 2001. Website: http://www.karakash.com/ccc. E-mail: bamafan@worldnet.att.net. Address: Embassy Suites, Raleigh, North Carolina. Dates: 6/21/01 - 6/24/01.

HEROES CONVENTION. Website: http://www.heroesonline.com. E-mail: shelton@heroesonline.com. Address: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.


DAGORHIR RAGNAROK XVI. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. E-mail: kegg@dagorhir.com. Address: Spring Valley, Cambridge, Ohio. Dates: 6/17/01 - 6/23/01.

MIDWESTCON 52. Website: http://www.cfg.org. E-mail: ScottSt@ix.netcom.com. Address: Blue Ash Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 6/21/01 - 6/24/01.

TRANQUILLITY BASE 2001. Website: http://www.tranbase.com. E-mail: skypacer@aol.com. Address: Albert B. Sabin Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 6/2001.


1898 TOURNAMENT ON OLYMPIA. E-mail: dbuchanan@indsm.org. Address: Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Date: 6/16/01.

AURA FANTASY. Website: http://www.auralive.com. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/23/01 - 6/24/01.

MONSTER BASH. Website: http://www.abulsme.com/creepy/bash.html. E-mail: bat13@westol.com. Address: Days Inn Conference Center, North Pittsburgh - Butler, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.


THE BORG COLLECTIVE. Website: http://www.makeitsoproductions.com. E-mail: emily@makeitsoproductions.com. Address: Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/1/01.

CONSORTIUM - A SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, & GAMING CONVENTION. Website: http://www.con-sortium.org. E-mail: corvaire_y@yahoo.com. Address: Radisson Hobby Airport, Houston, Texas. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

DALLAS COMIC AND TOY FEST 3. Website: http://web.pulse.net/hotfish>. E-mail: hotfishstudios@hotmail.com. Address: Richardson Civic Center (75 and Arapaho), Dallas, Texas. Dates: 6/16/01 - 6/17/01.

PROJECT A-KON 12. Website: http://www.a-kon.com. E-mail: info@a-kon.com. Address: The Westin Park Central Hotel and across the street the Sheraton Park Central, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.

SCI-FI EXPO - GRAPEVINE. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas. Dates: 6/16/01 - 6/17/01.


ANIME MID-ATLANTIC. Website: http://www.animemidatlantic.com. E-mail: animemidatlantic@hotmail.com. Address: Holiday Inn Koger Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.

CONTERPOINT. Website: http://www.radix.net/~steveb/conterpoint.htm. E-mail: steveb@Radix.Net. Address: Ramada Inn Quantico, Triangle, Virginia. Dates: 6/16/01 - 6/18/01.


CONCOMCON. Website: http://www.sfnorthwest.org/ccubed. E-mail: JMPBaker@aol.com, skrog@oz.net. Address: Snoqualmie Summit Inn, Snoqualmie, Washington. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.


MILWAUKEE SUMMER REVEL 5. Website: http://www.rli-net.net/~melka/msr/index.htm. E-mail: Everen@execpc.com. Address: Sheraton Milwaukee-Brookfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 6/14/01 - 6/17/01.


FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION. Website: http://www.fsf.com.au. E-mail: bookings@fsf.com.au. Address: Lidcombe Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Date: 6/3/01.

HOLODICTION ODYSSEY - ADELAIDE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Hindley Park Royale, Adelaide, Australia. Date: 6/11/01.

HOLODICTION ODYSSEY - MELBOURNE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Eden on the Park, Melbourne, Australia. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.

HOLODICTION ODYSSEY - SYDNEY. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

MULTIVERSE 4. Website: http://www.multiverse.org.au. E-mail: multiverse@multiverse.org.au. Address: Edmund Barton Centre, 488 South Road Moorabbin, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/11/01.

NSW DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: craigsed@ozemail.com.au. Address: Coogee/Randwick RSL, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dates: 6/9/01 - 6/11/01.

SAGA 2001. Website: http://www.ign.com.au/~saga. E-mail: saga@ign.com.au. Address: The University of New South Wales, Kensington (Sydney), NSW, Australia. Dates: 6/9/01 - 6/11/01.


ATLANTICON. Website: http://www.atlanticon.org. E-mail: info@atlanticon.org. Address: Delta Prince Edward, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.

BLOODY WORDS. Website: http://www.bloodywords.com. E-mail: info@bloodywords.com. Address: Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/9/01.

DPG EXPO IV. Website: http://is2.dal.ca/~dpg. E-mail: dpg@is2.dal.ca . Address: Daltech Gymnasium, Daltech University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Dates: 6/9/01 - 6/10/01.

GRIMMCON. Website: http://www.grimmcon.com. E-mail: kikhum@grimmcon.com. Address: The Parkway Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 6/1/01 - 6/3/01.

PRAIRIECON XXIII. Website: http://www.prairiecon.com. E-mail: prairiecon@hotmail.com. Address: Brandon University Gymnasium, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Dates: 6/8/01 - 6/10/01.

SEATREK 2001. Website: http://www.scifi-cruises.com. E-mail: cpaigetrvl@aol.com. Address: Carnival's Spirit Cruise from Vancouver - Alaska, Vancouver , British Columbia, Canada. Dates: 6/13/01 - 6/20/01.


JAPAN EXPO. Website: http://www.japan-expo.com. Address: Espace Austerlitz, Paris, France. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.


FEENCON.01. Website: http://beam.to/feencon. E-mail: gildenmeister@gfrev.de. Address: Kulturzentrum Herne, Herne (Northrhine West), Germany. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/1/01.


Q-CON 2001. Website: http://www.quis.qub.ac.uk/ds. E-mail: Dragonslayers@qub.ac.uk. Address: Staff & Post Graduate Common Room, College Gardens, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Ireland. Dates: 6/29/01 - 7/1/01.


MOONBOUND TWO. Website: http://mario.lapam.org/Moonbase99/moonboundtwo/default-ing.htm. E-mail: moonbase_99@libero.it. Address: Europe Palace, Modena, Italy. Dates: 6/16/01 - 6/17/01.


ARCON. Website: http://www.fandom.no/arcon. E-mail: kimst@online.no. Address: Blindern University, Oslo, Norway. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.


FANTASTIKA 2001 (SWECON). Website: http://fantastika.dynarc.se/english.html. E-mail: c.gomez@telia.com, tomas.cronholm@mbb.ki.se. Address: Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.


CRUISE TREK 2001. Website: http://members.aol.com/cruisetrek. E-mail: cruisetrek@aol.com. Address: Istanbul , Turkey. Dates: 6/26/01 - 7/8/01.

United Kingdom

2001: A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH SCIENCE FICTION. Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/~asawyer/2001.html. E-mail: asawyer@liverpool.ac.uk. Address: University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK. Dates: 6/28/01 - 7/1/01.

NOCTURNAL 3K. Website: http://www.nocturnalconventions.co.uk. E-mail: loki@sector14.co.uk. Address: Radisson Heathrow Hotel, Heathrow, London, England, UK. Dates: 6/15/01 - 6/17/01.

STARFURY: CHARIOTS OF WAR 3. Website: http://www.cleopatra2525.co.uk. E-mail: SeanHarry@aol.com. Address: Radisson Edwardian Hotel, London, England, UK. Dates: 6/30/01 - 7/1/01.


CYBERCON. Website: http://cybercon.rpghost.com. E-mail: effie@effierover.com. Dates: 6/22/01 - 6/24/01.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://go.to/conventions.

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From Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn:

Heyla, all!

I really enjoyed the Renaissance Faire trip, and I’m looking forward to the Midsummer Festival. Thankfully, I’m starting to feel a bit better, and it looks as if my doctors will have be back on my feet again soon. (As you have probably figured out by now, I don’t do pregnancy well, but the kids sure come out cute <g>!)

Moonstar has almost finished settling into her new home. It’s really nice having her only two doors down from me. That’s going to make running the club a lot easier.

Speaking of the club, we have several submissions for personae pending. We’re going through them now, and soon we will be getting back to those of you who have been waiting so patiently for our comments.

We’ve also had several longtime members of QO contact us, and their memberships have been activated. Check out the persona list at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qolist.htm for e-mail addresses of currently active members. (And if you spot any approved members who have not contacted us, we’d appreciate your contacting them and telling them about the club.)

There have been several e-mail and URL changes for various members and fanzines/newsletters. I’m getting to those as fast as I can. I’ll also update the Firebird links in the near future; they updated their site, so I have to adjust the links.

The next issue of The Compass Rose will indeed be out as soon as I get the time to edit the last article. Sorry for the delay!

Please keep sending art. I’m in dreadfully short supply, which is part of what is causing the delay in getting the newsletter online.



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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 online version of the 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


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Healer Adept Moonstar

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