Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 3, No. 6
June 1, 2002

Bree Sitting by Chell Cornette

Heyla, Misty fans!

The big news of the month is that we have been granted permission to hold online RPGs in our private chatroom on Delphi! We will be posting the rules on our website within the next few weeks. We will let you know when those pages are up and when the events will be held. You can also learn some details on the message boards in our private Delphi Forum (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qodelphi.htm) and on our QO chatlist (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm). If you want to participate and have not yet accepted the invitation to our private forum that you were issued when you joined QO, please contact Herald-Mage Adept Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

The DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology is now available! It contains a story by Misty in which she receives a midnight visit from several of her characters who have a bone to pick with her about the way she wrote about them. Very clever-and lots of Valdemar trivia from Vanyel, Kerowyn, Myste, Talia and others in addition to tidbits from Di Tregarde, Tannim and others! Larry Dixon also has a story in the collection. His contribution is set after the founding of k’Valdemar and features details about Healers, the Guard and gryphons. You can see the coverart at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkmlvs.htm#DAW.

The new Valdemar novel about Alberich, Exile’s Honor, is running a bit behind schedule. (Alberich wasn’t cooperating as a character, and Misty had to do some major rewriting.) In the meantime, do check out Misty’s short story in the DAW Anthology. There seems to be a preview of “Coming Attractions,” so to speak . Word on the Mercedes-Lackey mailing list (Mercedes-Lackey@lists.herald.co.uk; http://lists.herald.co.uk/mailman/listinfo/mercedes-lackey) is that Misty and Larry have plans to put in an appearance at a con sometime this summer. We’ll let you know when we find out which one.

By way of correspondence, the new dean of Arrows OnLine writes:

"I would like to introduce myself. My name is Monty Haggerman. I am very happy and honored to be the new Dean of Arrows Online. Herald Ryha has informed me of some of my duties and responsibilities but if there are more (or any advice!) please let me know.

"There is one very important thing that I would like for you to know and that is that I am a HOST on AOL. My screen name is HOST EBK Royal. With this position I HOST chats. Currently the chat that I HOST is Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar and Urban Fantasies. Although I see no reason for any conflict, there might be some confusion with me jumping back and forth from Tayledras Royal and HOST EBK Royal. (Mostly in my own head I'm sure)

"Thanks again Laura for your support and faith in me!

"Monty Haggerman
Tayledras Royal
Dean: Arrows Online"

Teri Lee of Firebird Arts & Music (http://www.firebirdarts.com) writes:

"The Map of Valdemar is at the printers and is expected sometime in the next month or so. This is the Larry Dixon map from the front of the Valdemar Companion. This will be printed on tan parchment paper in dark brown ink. $15.00 plus shipping."

Each of Firebird’s online newsletters is now featuring a new "Ask Misty" question and answer. This is also the place to find Misty-related audio recordings. Check the website for a list of Faires and Cons where Firebird will be present.

In this month’s interview we meet the other co-President of Golden Grove, Theresa Young (The interview with Jaime Paz was in the May 2002 newsletter.). Enjoy!


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    I joined in March of 2002.

  2. What got you hooked on Misty's books?

    I first read Winds of Fate, and I loved it. After that, I just kept reading her books. I got the first one purely by chance. I helped out in our school library, and the cover attracted me, so I took it down to check it out.

  3. What else do you read?

    I read anything. There are books I don't like, and topics that aren't my favorite, but I'll read it anyway. My favorite things to read are fiction, and Shakespeare. I love reading anything about the Renaissance, and I like biographies as well.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    I listen to classical music, preferably Tchaikovsky, anime music, and J-pop. Other than that, I really don't listen to music. I don't mind a lot of music, and the only type I really dislike are bands like Tool, and others that have music like that.

  5. What was the first con you went to?

    The first con I ever went to was in August of 2001, and it was Otakon. I had such a great time, even though our hotel was a quarter of a mile away and it poured down rain all three days. I didn't have any clothing dry at the end of Sunday, and my suitcase was wet as well. I've never minded getting stuck in the rain since, and I'd do it all over if I could.

  6. What do you like the best about Queen's Own?

    The thing I like best about the Queen's Own are the people who are in it. Everyone I've talked to is a wonderful person, who has an interesting point of view and who's willing to share it.

  7. Why did you choose to the editor of a Queen's Own fanzine/newsletter?

    I chose to be the editor of a newsletter because I love writing. I love anything about it, and I had some free time that would have been better spent doing this. Besides, I get to read stories first!

  8. What does putting out an issue of your fanzine/newsletter involve?

    Putting out an issue is something I'm still working on. So far, it involves finding interesting things to put in it, and organizing it all into something that makes sense. After that, I'll let you know.

  9. What do you like to see in the way of story and/or art submissions to your fanzine/newsletter?

    In the way of art submissions, I like anything. I like a variety of styles and subject matter, but it doesn't really matter. I prefer colorful pieces, but black and white can also be good when done well. As for stories, if it's well written, chances are I'll like it. Any type of story is great, and people who have enough courage to submit their stories deserve to have them read.

  10. What other projects besides Queen's Own occupy your time?

    Other projects besides Queen's Own. Wow. Well, I don't have many projects, per say, because I do so many other things. I'm preparing to write a book now, so I work on that a lot each day. I'm a student, so I go to school and have homework to do as well. I've been taking fencing for 3-and-a-half years, and fence in competitions as well as classes. I have a rose garden that I work on a bit, and I do fansub distribution on a small scale. That's pretty much everything I do.

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


THREE BARONS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: http://www.3barons.org. Address: Carol LaLone, Three Barons Renaissance Faire, Inc. P.O. Box 233617, Anchorage, A5 99523-3617. Site Address: Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage, AK. Dates: 6/2/02-6/10/02. Open/Close: 12 noon - 9 PM (Sun. until 7 PM).


RENAISSANCE IN THE PINES. Fax: 928-636-6554. E-mail: jpelzer@renaissanceinthepines.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinthepines.com. Address: Box 792, Williams, AZ, 86046. Site Address: 225 West Grant, Williams, AZ, 86046. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/16/02 Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


FAIR OAKS TUDOR FAYRE. Fax: 916-966-9863. E-mail: recreation@fairoakspark.org. Website: http://www.fairoakspark.org. Address: 4150 Temescal, Fair Oaks, CA, 95628. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM- 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: P.O. Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA, 92427. Site Address: Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy., Devore, CA 92428. Dates: 5/04/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

VALHALLA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 530-544-7348. E-mail: sbd97@earthlink.net. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/sltcarlson/. Address: 3839 Oak Glen Dr., Santa Rosa, CA, 95404. Site Address: Camp Richardsons Resort, 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


A RETURN TO CAMELOT. E-mail: arturnto_camelot@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.faires.com/camelot. Address: Grand Junction Jaycees, P.O. Box 2326, Grand Junction, CO, 81502. Site Address: Intermountain Veterns Memorial Park, 2785 Hwy. 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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: 6/08/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 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: 3002 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, 06605. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


JACON. Website: http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~jaco/. E-mail: twinkle6@prodigy.net. Address: UCF Student Union on the University of Central Florida Campus, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com. Address: Norma Pope, P.O. Box 986, Fairburn, GA, 30213. Dates: 4/20/02 - 6/2/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6 PM.


JUBILEE COLLEGE OLDE ENGLISH FAIRE. Address: Jim Trumminelli, 11817 Jubilee College Rd., Brimfield, IL 61517. Site Address: 11817 Jubilee College Road, Brimfield, IL. Dates: 6/15/02-6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


THE MWD WATERLOO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 319-235-7489. E-mail: serfboard@hotmail.com. Website: http://members.home.net/iowafaire/index.tom. Address: Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA, 50701. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/02/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

A RENAISSANCE AFFAIRE. FAX: 515-279-3316. E-mail: d_jwelch@iowatelecom.net. Address: 300 S. Delaware St., Osceola, IA 50213. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE FAIRE OF THE MIDLANDS. FAX: 402-342-4114. E-mail: vgaevents@aol.com. Website: http://www.faire.org. Address: Vic Gutman & Associates, P.O. Box 31134, Omaha, NE, 68131-0134. Site Address: Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs, IA. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

RENAISSANCE OF FAIRE. E-mail: JCIIHotAir@webtv.net. Address: Josh Swallow, 3721 Cottage Grove, Des Moines, IA 50311. Dates: 6/24/02 - 6/25/02.


EAGLE LAIRE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: julegannon@hotmail.com. Address: P.O. Box 826, Fremont, IN, 46737. Site Address: E-Z Campgrounds, 50 West, Fremont, IN, 46737. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


RAVENHEARST MEDIEVAL FANTASY. E-mail: firstdragon@ravenhearst.com. Website: http://www.ravenhearst.com. Address P.O. Box 54715, Lexington, KY, 40505-4715. Site Address Kentucky Horse Park, Ironworks Pike, Lexington, KY, 40511. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/30/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


MID MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: melissaa@iland.net. Website: http://ladymelissamacleod.homestead.com/HamletOfMidMo.html. Address: c/o Melissa Alexander, 18999 Hwy. CC, Houstonia, MO, 65333. Site Address: Missouri State Faire Grounds, Sedalia, MO, 65301. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 AM.

MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 417-924-8619. E-mail: mansfieldhouse@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.MissouriRenaissanceFaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 628, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Site Address: Mansfield House, 299l Highway A, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Dates: 6/01/02 6/2/02 and 6/8/02 - 6/9/02. 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: 6/08/02 - 7/14/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

WEST WINDSOR LIONS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 609-799-2616. E-mail: lweaver@comcast.net. Address: Ed DiPolvere, West Windsor Lions Club of NJ, P.O. Box 295, Princeton Junct, NJ, 08550. Site Address: Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/02/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

PAST TIMES RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT ALBA VINEYARDS. FAX: 908-995-7155. E-mail: crimsonhartcanton@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.geocities.com/crimsonfaire/faire.html. Address: Past TimeS Renaissance Faire - Coordinator Office, P.O. Box 81, Buttzville, NJ, 07829. Site Address: Alba Vineyard & Winery, 269 Route 627, Milford, NJ, 08848. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 315-947-6905. E-mail: office@sterlingfestival.com. Website: http://SterlingFestival.com. Address: 15421 Farden Road, Sterling, NY 13156. Dates: 6/29/02 - 8/11/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 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: 6/29/02 - 7/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

South Carolina

LANGSTON'S JEWEL MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 803-731-9663. E-mail: langstonsjewelmedfaire@yahoo.com. Address: PMB 125, 655 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC, 29210. Site Address: 678 Hwy 702. Chappells, SC, 29037. Dates: 6/08/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

South Dakota

SIOUXLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: siouxlandrenaissance@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.siouxlandrenfest.com. Address: POB 88038, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106. Dates: 6/08/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 972-938-1890. E-mail: TheRenFest@aol.com. Website: http://www.ScarboroughRenFest.com. Address: P.O. Box 538, Waxahachie, TX, 75168-0538. Site Address: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX, 75165-5527. Dates: 4/13/02 - 6/02/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


SHAKESPEARE AND FRIENDS IN THE PARK. FAX: 423-272-0328. E-mail: info@shakespeareandfriends.org. Website: http://www.shakespeareandfriends.org. Address: 116 E. Main St., Rogersville, TN, 37857. Site Address: 116 E. Main St., Rogersville, TN, 37857. Dates: 6/08/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


VERMONT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 802-463-3783. E-mail: info@vtrenfest.com. Website: http://www.vtrenfest.com. Address: 122 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. Site Address: Fort Drummer State Park, Old Guilford Road., Brattleboro, VT, 05301. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


POTOMAC CELTIC FESTIVAL. E-mail: prez@pobox.com. Website: http://www.PotomacCelticFest.org. Address: Bernard Argent, P.O. Box 11160, Burke, VA, 22009. Site Address: Morven Park Equestrian Center, Leesburg, VA. Dates: 6/08/02 - 6/09/02.


NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 509-487-2102. Website: http://www.nwrf.net. Address 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99206-9528. Dates: 6/15/02 - 7/21/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 7:00 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: 6/29/02 - 6/30/02. 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: 6/29/02 - 8/25/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


BRISBANE MEDIEVAL FAYRE. E-mail: madilayn@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.brisbanemedievalfayre.com. Address: Terry, Maria, or Megan, +61 7 3831 4933. Site Address: Musgrave Park, West End, Brisbane. Dates: 6/08/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 9 AM - 10 PM (Sun. till 4:00 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.


DEEPSOUTHCON 40. Website: http://www.con-stellation.org/dsc40/. E-mail: dsc40@con-stellation.org. Address: Huntsville Hilton, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

MOBICON 2002. Website: http://www.mobicon.org/. E-mail: president@mobicon.org. Address: Ramada Inn on the Bay, Mobile, Alabama. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/3/02.


MONSTERGAME.CON. Website: http://www.consimworld.com/monstergamecon/. E-mail: kranz@consimworld.com. Address: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona. Dates: 5/30/02 - 6/3/02.


2002: A FAN ODYSSEY. Website: http://www.onholyground.net/2002con.html. E-mail: stanconinfo@yahoo.com. Address: Four Points Hotel Sheraton Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02.

COMIC BOOK & SCI-FI CONVENTION. Website: http://www.justcoolonline.com. E-mail: hulksmash@sbcglobal.net. Address: American Legion Hall, Ventura, CA. Dates: 6/2/02.

JOSHUA CON II. Website: http://home1.gte.net/beattie5/joshua/. E-mail: joshua.con@verison.net. Address: Lancaster, CA. Dates: 6/02.

POLYCON XX. Website: http://polycon.punk.net/. E-mail: polycon@polycon.org/a>. Address: Trinity Dorm California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.


BEN CON 2002. Website: http://www.bengames.org/bencon/index.html. E-mail: info@bengames.org. Address: Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO. Dates: 6/6/02 - 6/9/02.


RUNECON 2002. Website: http://www.runecon.com. E-mail: runecon@runecon.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Plainville, Connecticut. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


DEREKCON 26. Website: http://www.geocities.com/vsolfronk/nasamwdeepsouth.html. E-mail: Darnd022263@aol.com. Address: Borderlands, Jacksonville, Florida. Dates: 6/26/02.


SCI FI SUMMER ATLANTA 2002. Website: http://www.sci-fi-summer.com. E-mail: joeve@bellsouth.net. Address: Doubletree Guest Suites, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.


DIECON 2. Website: http://www.diecon.com. E-mail: ipw4@apci.net. Address: Gateway Center Convention Complex, Collinsville, IL. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.

DUCKON 11. Website: http://www.duckon.org/. E-mail: info@duckon.org. Address: Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, IL. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Radisson O'Hare Hotel, Rosemont, Chicago, IL. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.


BAYOU WARS. Website: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/6068/BayouWars2000.htm/a>. E-mail: HCMcManus@AOL.COM. Address: Quality Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02.


TORCH OF FREEDOM. Website: http://www.intercom.net/~bglassco/Torch/Torchhome.htm. E-mail: esglasb@es.cc.va.us. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

VIA 1936: HORROR. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Address: Greater Baltimore-Washington Area, Maryland. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02, 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.


STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Sheraton Framingham - Tara, Framingham, Boston, MA. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02.


CONTRAPTION 2002. Website: http://www.contraption.org/. E-mail: contraption@contraption.org. Address: Doubletree Hotel at Detroit Metro Airport, Romulus, MI. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.

JAFAX 7. Website: http://www2.gvsu.edu/~anime/jafax/. E-mail: anime@river.it.gvsu.edu. Address: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI. Dates: 6/24/02 - 6/25/02.

MDG MICHICON GAMEFEST 2002. Website: http://www.mdgcons.com. E-mail: rlfix@aol.com. Address: Italian American Cultural Center, Warren, MI. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.


CONJURATION 2002. Website: http://www.conjuration.org. E-mail: lknisely.sknisely@verizon.net. Address: Ramada Inn, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.

New Hampshire

ODYSSEY. Website: http://www.nhc.edu/odyssey/. E-mail: jcavelos@mindspring.com. Address: New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH. Dates: 6/10/02 - 6/19/02.

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Syraandor site, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.

New Jersey

ASIAN FANTASY FILM EXPO 3. Website: http://www.daikaiju.com/affe/. E-mail: twozbar@verizon.net. Address: Holiday Inn & Conference Center, Saddle Brook, NJ. Dates: 6/15/02 - 6/16/02.

BLAIRCON. Website: http://www.epgs.org. E-mail: paraut@blair.edu. Address: Blair Academy, Blairstown, NJ. Dates: 6/20/02 - 6/23/02.

GARDEN STATE GAMEFEST. Website: http://www.timewarpgames.com/gamefest. E-mail: eric@wrevenge.com.au. Address: Bergen Mall, Paramus, NJ. Dates: 6/1/02.

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, NJ. Dates: 6/7/02.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, NJ. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

New York

CONTATA 3. Website: http://www.rishathra.com/contata/. E-mail: Contata2002@excite.com. Address: NYC Area, NY. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.

INTN'L SCI FI & FANTASY CREATORS CONVENTION. Website: http://www.innervisioncomics.com/convention/index.htm. E-mail: webmaster@innervisioncomics.com. Address: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Meadowlands Crowne Plaza Hotel, New York City Area, NY. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/2/02.

North Carolina

CONCAROLINAS. Website: http://www.secfi.org/concarolinas. E-mail: concarolinas@yahoo.com. Address: Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, NC. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/2/02.

COURTS OF CHAOS CON. Website: http://www.karakash.com/ccc. E-mail: bamafan@worldnet.att.net. Address: Embassy Suites, Raleigh, NC. Dates: 6/20/02 - 6/23/02.

HEROES CONVENTION. Website: http://www.heroesonline.com/. E-mail: shelton@heroesonline.com. Address: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.


MIDWESTCON 53. Website: http://www.cfg.org/. E-mail: ScottSt@ix.netcom.com. Address: Blue Ash Hotel, Cincinnati, OH. Dates: 6/27/02 - 6/30/02.


AURA FANTASY. Website: http://www.auralive.com/. E-mail: cmoore@auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, PA. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.

MONSTER BASH. Website: http://www.creepyclassics.com/. E-mail: bat13@westol.com. Address: Days Inn Conference Center, North Pittsburgh - Butler, PA. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.

South Carolina

SPARTACON 2002. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/rpg/spartacon/. E-mail: b29349@yahoo.com. Address: Wilson World Hotels & Suites, Spartanburg, SC. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02.


ADVENTURE CONVENTION. Website: http://Toyshow.Org. E-mail: info@toyshow.org. Address: Merchants I-75 Expo Center, Knoxville, TN. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/2/02.


CONSORTIUM. Website: http://www.con-sortium.org/. E-mail: randresakis@houston.rr.com. Address: Hobby Airport Radisson, Houston, TX. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

THE DALLAS COMIC & TOY FEST 4. Website: http://www.herorealm.com/HotFish/dctf4.htm. E-mail: hotfishstudios@hotmail.com. Address: Richardson Civic Center, Dallas, TX. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02.

HOLLYWOOD EXPO - GRAPEVINE. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Convention Center, Grapevine, TX. Dates: 6/16/02 - 6/17/02.

HOLLYWOOD EXPO - PLANO. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Plano Center, Plano, TX. Dates: 6/29/02 - 6/30/02.

SAN CON IX. Website: http://home.houston.rr.com/sjgs/sancon.html. E-mail: mkent@sjcd.cc.tx.us. Address: San Jacinto College, Central Campus, Houston, TX. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.

PROJECT A-KON 2002. Website: http://www.a-kon.com/. E-mail: info@a-kon.com. Address: Hyatt Regency Hotel at DFW Airport, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


6TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE GARGOYLES. Website: http://gathering.gargoyles-fans.org/. E-mail: gatheringofgargoyles@yahoo.com. Address: The Holiday Inn Downtown Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.

ANIME MID-ATLANTIC. Website: http://www.animemidatlantic.com. E-mail: animemidatlantic@hotmail.com. Address: Holiday Inn Koger Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.


C^3(CONVENTION COMMITTEE CONVENTION). Website: http://www.swoc.org/ccubed. E-mail: isaacada1@yahoo.com. Address: Ellensburg Inn, Ellensburg, Washington. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


GAMEFEST MILWAUKEE. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com/. E-mail: linzee@advantageconvention.com. Address: Midwest Express Center, Milwaukee, WI. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.


CONVERGENCE. Website: http://www.vicnet.net.au/~converge/. E-mail: converge@vicnet.net.au. Address: Cato Conference Centre, Melbourne, VIC. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/10/02.

DOWNUNDER CON FESTIVAL. Website: http://members.aol.com/prydonians/cons.html. E-mail: eric@wrevenge.com.au. Address: Airlie Beach, QLD. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/30/02.

HOLODICTION - ADELAIDE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Hindley Park Royale, Adelaide. Dates: 6/02.

HOLODICTION - BRISBANE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Brisbane. Dates: 6/02.

HOLODICTION - MELBOURNE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne. Dates: 6/02.

HOLODICTION - PERTH. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Perth. Dates: 6/02.

HOLODICTION - SYDNEY. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Wentworth Hotel, Sydney. Dates: 6/02.

MIDWINTER YULETIDE COSTUME BALL. Website: http://www.isisinternational.s5.com/index.html. E-mail: isisi@today.com.au. Address: Melbourne. Dates: 6/22/02.

NSW DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: craigsed@ozE-mail.com.au. Address: Coogee/Randwick RSL, Sydney, NSW. Dates: 6/8/02 - 6/10/02.

RELAXA CON. Website: http://psiphi.server101.com/relaxa.con/. E-mail: eric@wrevenge.com.au. Address: Whitsunday Terraces Resort, Airlie Beach, Queensland. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/17/02.

WARGAMERAU TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.wargamerau.com/. E-mail: carnivean@bigpond.com. Address: Earlwood-Bardwell Park - RSL and Bowls Club, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 6/8/02 - 6/10/02.


BLOODY WORDS. Website: http://www.bloodywords.com/. E-mail: info@bloodywords.com. Address: Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

CRUISE TREK 2002. Website: http://members.aol.com/cruisetrek/. E-mail: cruisetrek@aol.com. Address: Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 6/24/02 - 7/1/02.

PRAIRIECON XXIV. Website: http://www.prairiecon.com/home.html. E-mail: generalinformation@prairiecon.com. Address: Brandon University Gymnasium, Brandon, Manitoba. Dates: 6/7/02 - 6/9/02.


COLONIACON 15. Website: http://www.coloniacon.de. E-mail: sfcd@geocities.com. Address: Berlin. Dates: 6/22/02 - 6/23/02.

New Zealand

CON WITH THE WIND. Website: http://con-with-the-wind.sf.org.nz/. E-mail: enquiries@con-with-the-wind.sf.org.nz. Address: Wellington, New Zealand. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/3/02.


CONFUSE 2002. Website: http://www.lysator.liu.se/confuse/. E-mail: info@bloodywords.com. Address: Ryds Herrgård, Linkoping. Dates: 6/14/02 - 6/16/02.

United Kingdom

NOCTURNAL: INFERNO. Website: http://www.nocturnal.uk.net. E-mail: john@nocturnal.uk.net. Address: Britannia Sacha's Hotel, Manchester, UK. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/3/02.

SECTOR 14: ECLIPSE. Website: http://www.sector14.co.uk/. E-mail: eclipseenquiries@hotmail.com. Address: Heathrow Park Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK. Dates: 6/8/02 - 6/9/02.

SECTOR 14: HOMECOMING. Website: http://www.sector14.co.uk/. E-mail: homecomingenquiries@sector14.co.uk. Address: Normandy Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland. Dates: 6/1/02 - 6/2/02.

SFRA 2002. Website: http://www.sfra.org/sfra2002.htm. E-mail: http://www.sfx.co.uk. E-mail: information@wolfevents.co.uk. Address: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, UK. Dates: 6/21/02 - 6/23/02.

SUMMER STABCON. Website: http://www.philm.demon.co.uk/RPGs/conventions.htm. E-mail: hammy@riverbank.win-uk.net. Address: Woolton Hall, on the Fallowfield Campus of the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Dates: 6/28/02 - 6/30/02.

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

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 $0.34 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.

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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.

Returning Misty fans who have activated their memberships include:

Welcome back! 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 Cateryna Cyray (KimChrist@Home.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)
  • Herald Trieenia Featherfire (sylverstorme@aol.com)
  • Bard Valiena (laughsong@aol.com)

Also, Healer Adept Sierra k'Treva, your account is over quota and your messages are bouncing.

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

From Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn:

Real life has become a bit hectic around here lately. We’re coming to the end of the school year (which is always a crazy time). My mother has developed a bunch of critical health problems (She just had her thyroid removed on May 31st.) and is looking for a new home. Moonstar is selling her home and moving, and we’ve seriously outgrown our current home and are thinking about moving as well.

I plan to put all the chaos on hold, however, from June 14th - June 23rd when I will be taking the first vacation I’ve had since 1995. My family and I will be traveling to Alameda for a few days to visit friends, and then we’re heading up to Lake Tahoe, with day trips planned to Virginia City, Nevada, Carson City, and various other locations near the lake. I’m very much looking forward to the break (not to mention help with childcare and the glory that is maid service !). I’ll be traveling with a computer, as always, but I may not be as speedy in replies as I usually am. (Not that I’ve been all that speedy lately, a lapse which I regret but for which I have no current remedy until real life decides to settle down. Sorry!)

In the meantime, I’ve been plowing through Misty’s Elemental Mage series, which I’m enjoying quite a lot. I have also finished reading Misty’s and Larry’s short stories in the DAW 30th Anniversary Fantasy Anthology. Good stuff!

I’m looking forward to getting our QO RPGs off the ground, which will hopefully happen sometime this summer. Moonstar and I have worked out the details. I’ll put up the related webpages (with instructions as to how we are going to conduct these sessions, etc.) some time after I return from our vacation.

Happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there!



Centaur by Adam King

Fan Messages:

The newsletter is routinely posted to the Net. If you are concerned about your address falling into unfriendly hands, don't place a fan message! You may answer fan messages without ever placing one yourself. The editors reserve the right to edit--and shorten!--all messages. (Remember to tell your Post Office about your alternative name if you wish to receive mail addressed to your persona at an addressed where you receive mail under your real name.)

The only "fee" for a fan message is to write to two other people. If your mailbox is empty, don't complain--write letters!

  • From White Winds Sorceress Shadow Weaver (cimeshadow@aol.com). I am looking for gothic and sci-fi fantasy events in Ohio/KY/Indiana/West Virginia to merchant at. If you have any info please e-mail cimeshadow@aol.com or snail mail Cimeshadow Weaver, 2119 Jasmine Dr., Lexington, KY, 40504.

  • From Jennifer Mackay-Douglas (vze28fbf@verizon.net) to all her old pen pals (and some new ones, I hope): I got married in May 99 and I moved around so much I lost track of my old pen pals. My interests include reading soft SF, short stories (primarily Asimov's because of budget), and fantasy. Nonfiction topics I usually read include: vegetarian cooking, pet care, natural health, history (my hubby and I do Civil War reenacting), and science research on genetic engineering (for my in-progress SF novel). I love going to SF/F cons, enjoy roleplay gaming, watching movies and TV. (I especially love Farscape on the Sci-Fi Channel.) I love all forms of Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and a ton of other shows and movies. I enjoy reading Misty, Tad Williams, Kate Elliott, Llewellyn, Tolkien, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. LeGuin, Louise Cooper, Tara K. Harper, and many more! Write me snail mail or email and I'll write you back. :-) Send snail letters via the US Post Awful to: Jennifer Mackay-Douglas, 970 Main Street, Clifton Park, NY 12065.

  • From Crystal Sarakas Kocher (crys@stny.rr.com) 26-year-old radio/television producer looking for friends who enjoy long, silly conversations, dreaming of Valdemar and other such things. I would love to hear from old friends that I have lost touch with over the years and from new friends, too!

  • From Herald-Mage Hedge Wizard Jensen Redstart/Kat Knafelc dragonfodder@gmail.com. 22-year-old college grad going back for her Master's in Ecology in the fall. Loves reading, writing, fandom, Scooby-Doo and comic books.


  • From Blue Devyn. To MediaWest*Con Attendees. Cat's Cradle will be available at the MediaWest*Con orphan zine table for $8.00; if you pre-pay for the zine and pick it up at the con, your price will be $7.00. Pre-orders can be accepted until May 1 (I'll be shipping the zines to the con within a few days of that date). If you will be attending the convention, please e-mail devin@greendragonpress.net for information about pre-orders.

  • 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: QO Newsletter. Needed February 88 through March 91, Queen's Own newsletters. I am creating an archive for the club, and as you can see we are listing all the approved personas on the site. Anyone with these newsletters please send COPIES to the Queen's Own address, P.O. Box 749, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Thank you very much.

  • 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 Michell Cornette and Adam King. 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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