Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 4, No. 6
June 1, 2003

Companion by Mary Wilson

Heyla, Misty fans!

Birthday Alert: Reviving an old QO tradition of notifying you of important events in our favorite author’s life, Misty's Birthday is June 24. Larry's birthday is July 28. If you wish to send cards, please use their business address: [Ed. note 2003: The current address is Mercedes Lackey or Larry Dixon, c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. (The QO PO Box in Laguna Beach, CA is only for business mail intended for QO. We don’t handle mail for Misty and Larry.)

Alabama Con Reminder: Misty and Larry are planning to attend! Please see the ad in the con section below and visit the con website at http://www.con-stellation.org/constell/index.html for more information. (Any QO members planning to attend? We’d love to see a group of you from the region go if possible.)

Yet another E-mail Change: As of June 30th, Moonstar’s e-mail address will be healermoon@gmail.com. (Comcast bought her current provider.) Make sure you update your records!

Midsummer Festival Online: Instead of our usual off-line get-together, we’re hoping to try an online festival this year. June 21st is a Saturday. Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com if you are interested in attending an RPG in the QO chatroom on that date. Or on Friday, June 20th or Sunday June 22nd. Give her a range of times you could make it. She’ll pick the most popular time slot and set up the event.

Missing Chapter: Does anyone know if Arrows Online is still functioning? The contact information we have for them no longer works. If you have an update, please send it to Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

Chapter Adoption: Is anyone interested in taking over Golden Grove, the California Chapter of Queen’s Own? Theresa Young would like to step down so someone who actually lives in the region covered by the chapter could take it over. Any takers?

For that matter, several QO chapters are up for adoption. If you are interested in reviving an old chapter, take a look at the list at


Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com, if you are interested in adopting one of the existing chapters. (We now have a mostly-complete list of every chapter that’s ever been started for QO, which we hope to have online soon. So check back in a while if you don’t see something in your area.)

Chapter Spotlight, the Vanyel Fan Club: Several of our chapters are still doing quite well. One of the largest is the Vanyel Fan Club, an online chapter of QO. Here’s what the chapter President, Herald Bastian, has to say about how the chapter began: "I began the VFC during the summer of 1997. It had a brief existence before that as a guestbook-type site collecting people’s e-mail addresses and messages of interest in joining the club should it come into existence. I e-mailed the guy who owned the site and asked him about it. He brainwashed me into taking over the club since its prior president had vanished before doing anything with it." There are currently 84 members of the VFC. Already quite the going concern as a chat list, the chapter hopes to publish its first newsletter soon. If you would like to learn more, see the VFC ads below and visit their website at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/vfcindex.htm.

Hope you all have a grand Midsummer!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for 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 IN THE PINES. FAX: 928-636-6554. E-mail: jpelzer@renaissanceinthepines.com. Website: . Website: http://www.aryalafayre.org. Address: 843 N. Lincoln Street, Stockton, CA, 95203. Site Address: Discovery Park, I-5 and Richards Blvd., Sacraamento, CA. Dates: 7/05/03 - 7/06/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM.

FAIRE 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: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE, SPRING. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: REC, PO Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA, 92427. Site Address: Glen Helen Regional Park, San Bernardino, CA. Dates: 5/3/03 - 6/15/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 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: 6/07/03 - 6/15/03. 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: 6/14/03 - 6/15/03. 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: 6/07/03 - 7/27/03. 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: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 770-964-1477. Website: http://www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com. Address: P.O. Box 986, Fairburn, GA, 30213-0986. Dates: 4/26/03 - 6/08/03. Open/Close: 10:30 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: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03. 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: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

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: 5/31/03 - 6/01/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


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: 6/14/03 - 6/15/03. 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: 6/14/03 - 6/29/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER ST. LOUIS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: inquiry@stlrenfair.com. Website: http://www.stlrenfaire.com. Address: Doug Glenn, PO Box 148, Wentzville, MO, 63385. Dates: 5/17/03 - 6/8/03.

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: 6/14/03 - 6/15/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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: 299l Highway A, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Dates: 5/31/03 - 6/08/03. 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: 6/07/03 - 7/13/03. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

WEST WINDSOR LIONS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Address: Ed DiPolvere, West Windsor Lions Club of NJ, PO Box 295, Princeton Junct., NJ, 08550. Site Address: Mercer County Park, West Windsor, NJ. Dates: 5/31/03 - 6/1/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM (Sat.), 10 AM - 5 PM (Sun.).

New York

STERLING RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 315-947-6905. E-mail: office@sterlingfestival.com. Website: http://SterlingFestival.com. Address: 15421 Farden Road, Sterling, NY, 13156. Dates: 6/28/03 - 8/10/03. 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: 6/28/03 - 7/27/03. 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: 6/07/03 - 6/15/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM 06:00 pm

South Dakota

SIOUXLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: siouxlandrenaissance@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.siouxlandrenfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 88038, Sioux Falls, SD, 57106. Dates: 6/07/03 - 6/08/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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: 6/07/03 - 6/08/03. 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: 4/12/03 - 6/01/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 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: 6/07/03 - 6/22/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 509-487-2102. Website: http://www.nwrf.net. Address: 6493 Hwy. 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA, 99206-9528. Dates: 6/14/03 - 7/20/03. 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: 6/28/03 - 8/24/03. 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.


Con†Stellation XXII: Pegasus. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Address: Con*Stellation XXII: Pegasus, P.O.Box 4857, Huntsville Alabama, 35815-4857. Site Address: Holiday Inn Express, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/10/03-10/12/03. Note: * Guest of Honor: Mercedes Lackey, * Master of Ceremonies: Larry Dixon!


2003: A FAN ODYSSEY. Website: http://www.fanodyssey.org/. E-mail: info@fanodyssey.org. Address: The Four Points By Sheraton, Culver City, California. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

BOOKEXPO AMERICA. Website: http://bookexpo.reedexpo.com/. E-mail: inquiry@bookexpoamerica.reedexpo.com. Address: Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 5/28/03 - 6/1/03.

FANIME 2003. Website: http://www.fanime.com/. E-mail: info@fanime.com. Address: Westin Hotel & Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/22/03.

POLYCON XXI. Website: http://polycon.punk.net/. E-mail: polycon@polycon.org. Address: Trinity Dorm California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Dates: 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.


BEN CON 2003. Website: http://www.bengames.org/bencon/index.html. E-mail: info@bengames.org. Address: Marriott Denver Tech Center, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 6/5/03 - 6/8/03.


RUNECON 2003. Website: http://www.runecon.com. E-mail: runecon@runecon.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Plainville, Connecticut. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.


JACON 4. 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: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.

VULKON TAMPA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Tampa Airport Hilton Westshore, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.


SCI-FI SUMMER. Website: http://www.sfscon.org. E-mail: joeve@bellsouth.net. Address: Atlanta Perimeter Doubletree Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.


CRUISE TREK 2003. Website: http://members.aol.com/cruisetrek/. E-mail: cruisetrek@aol.com. Address: Cruise ship, Honolulu, Hawaii. Dates: 6/1/03 - 6/8/03.


DIECON 3. Website: http://www.diecon.com. E-mail: ipw4@apci.net. Address: Gateway Center Convention Complex, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.

DUCKON 12. Website: http://www.duckon.org/. E-mail: info@duckon.org. Address: Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood, Chicago-Northshore, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Radisson Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/22/03.


OZ-CON. E-mail: cooopster@juno.com. Address: Ramada Inn Downtown, Topeka, Kansas. Dates: 6/14/03 - 6/15/03.


WONDERFEST. Website: http://www.wonderfest.com/. E-mail: info@wonderfest.com. Address: Executive West Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Dates: 6/7/03 - 6/8/03.


BAYOU WARS. Website: http://www.bayouwars.org/. E-mail: hiltonmcm@aol.com. Address: Quality Hotel and Conference Center, Metairie, Louisiana. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

SINCON I. Website: http://www.sincon.org/. E-mail: info@sincon.org. Address: Quality Hotel and Conference Center, Metairie, Louisiana. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.


PORTCONMAINE. Website: http://www.portconmaine.com. E-mail: oriana@blkdragon.com. Address: Best Western: Merry Manor Inn, South Portland, Maine. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.


COLONEL SEBASTIAN T. RAWHIDE'S CIRCUS OF THE SPECTACULAR. Website: http://www.interactivitiesink.com. E-mail: mike@interactivitiesink.com. Address: Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage, Maryland. Dates: 6/03.

GAMES WORKSHOP BALTIMORE GAMES DAY. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center Hall A, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/21/03.


BOSTON COMIC BOOK SPECTACULAR. Website: http://monkeyhouse-entertainment.com. E-mail: primatepro@aol.com. Address: Boston Radisson Hotel, Amesbury, Massachusetts. Dates: 6/8/03.


JAFAX. Website: http://www.jafax.org. E-mail: pr@jafax.org. Address: Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Dates: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03.


KONNIPTION. Website: http://www.konniption.org/. E-mail: register@tranquility.net. Address: Ramada Inn, Columbia, Missouri. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

KRYPTON CON. Website: http://www.kryptoncon.org/. E-mail: coordinator@kryptoncon.org. Address: KCI Expo Center, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/22/03.

New Hampshire

ODYSSEY WRITING WORKSHOP. Website: http://www.sff.net/odyssey/. E-mail: jcavelos@sff.net. Address: Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, New Hampshire. Dates: 6/16/03 - 7/25/03.

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Chiram's Hollow, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 5/17/03, 5/30/03 - 6/1/03, 6/14/03, 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.

New Jersey

BLAIRCON. E-mail: paraut@blair.edu. Address: Blair Academy, Blairstown, New Jersey. Dates: 6/12/03 - 6/15/03.

BUFFYCON. Website: http://www.buffycon.org. E-mail: chair@buffycon.org. Address: Holiday Inn Saddle Brook, Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

I18: INTERCON GAZEBO. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: info@wildgazebo.com. Address: Embassy Suites Hotel, Piscataway, New Jersey. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: rhondaatlaire@yahoo.com. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 6/6/03.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 6/26/03 - 6/29/03.

YURICON. Website: http://www.yuricon.com. E-mail: anilesbocon01@hotmail.com. Address: Gateway Hilton, Newark, New Jersey. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

New York

INTERNATIONAL SCI-FI & FANTASY CREATORS CONVENTION. Website: http://www.innervisioncomics.com/convention/index.htm. E-mail: webmaster@innervisioncomics.com. Address: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York. Dates: 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.

MOONLIGHT RISING. Website: http://www.moonlight-rising.com. E-mail: moonlight-rising@charter.net. Address: Friar Tuck Resort and Convention Center, Catskill, New York. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

NORTHEAST SUPERCON 2003. Website: http://www.supercon.org/. E-mail: subspace@supercon.org. Address: Island Garden, West Hempstead (LONG ISLAND), New York. Dates: 6/03.

7TH ANNUAL GATHERING OF THE GARGOYLES. Website: http://gathering.gargoyles-fans.org/. E-mail: gatheringofgargoyles@yahoo.com. Address: Hotel Pennsylvania, New York, New York. Dates: 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.

North Carolina

ALL-AMERICAN COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW & SALE. Website: http://www.gannmemorials.com. E-mail: ganncorp@aol.com. Address: Costline Convention, 501 Nutt Street, Wilmington, North Carolina. Dates: 6/21/03.

CONCAROLINAS. Website: http://www.secfi.org/concarolinas. E-mail: concarolinas@yahoo.com. Address: Marriott Executive Park, Charlotte, North Carolina. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.

COURTS OF CHAOS CON. Website: http://www.karakash.com/ccc. E-mail: bamafan@worldnet.att.net. Address: Embassy Suites, Raleigh, North Carolina. Dates: 6/19/03 - 6/22/03.

HEROES CONVENTION. Website: http://www.heroesonline.com/. E-mail: shelton@heroesonline.com. Address: Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, North Carolina. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

STARQUEST. Website: http://www.starquest2003.com/. E-mail: advertising@starquest2003.com. Address: M.C. Benton Convention & Civic Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/22/03.


DAGORHIR RAGNAROK XVIII. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com/. E-mail: graymael@dagorhir.com. Address: Spring Valley Campground, Cambridge, Ohio. Dates: 6/22/03 - 6/28/03.

MIDWESTCON 54. Website: http://www.cfg.org/. E-mail: scribe@cfg.org. Address: Blue Ash Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 6/26/03 - 6/29/03.

ORIGINS 2003. Website: http://www.originsgames.com. E-mail: custserv@gama.org. Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 6/26/03 - 6/29/03.


CAMPCON. Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/campcon/. E-mail: msarno@ptdprolog.net. Address: Games Afoot @ Keystone Cards, Sayre, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

GAMES WORKSHOP PHILADELPHIA GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Wyndham Philadelphia at Franklin Plaza, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

HERSHEY COMICON. Website: http://www.hersheycomicon.com. E-mail: hersheycomicon@netrax.net. Address: Cocoaplex Cinema, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/21/03.

MONSTER BASH. Website: http://www.creepyclassics.com/. E-mail: bat13@westol.com. Address: Days Inn Conference Center, North Pittsburgh - Butler, Pennsylvania. Dates: 6/20/03 - 6/22/03.

Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE RI COMIC BOOK & TOY SHOW. E-mail: ryeremian@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn Downtown Providence, Providence, Rhode Island. Dates: 6/1/03.


ADVENTURE CON II. Website: http://toyshow.org. E-mail: info@toyshow.org. Address: Knoxville Expo Center, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dates: 5/31/03 - 6/1/03.


A-KON 14. Website: http://www.a-kon.com/. E-mail: info@a-kon.com. Address: Hyatt Regency Hotel at DFW Airport, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.

GAME DAY 6/7/03 - RECGAMING.COM. Website: http://RecGaming.com. E-mail: brent@RecGaming.com. Address: J. Gilligans Bar & Grill, Arlington, Texas. Dates: 6/7/03.

SAN CON 10. Website: http://home.houston.rr.com/sjgs. E-mail: Mike.Kent@sjcd.edu. Address: San Jacinto College, Central Campus, Houston, Texas. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Dates: 6/14/03 - 6/15/03.


ANIME MID-ATLANTIC. Website: http://www.animemidatlantic.com. E-mail: animemidatlantic@hotmail.com. Address: Sheraton Richmond West, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

CAPITAL ASSOCIATES. Website: http://www.capicons.com/. E-mail: comicshow@aol.com. Address: Tysons Westpark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Dates: 6/22/03.

PATRIOT GAMES. Website: http://www.patriotgames.org/. E-mail: Village6@comcast.net. Address: Holiday Inn South - Kroger Center, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.


HOLODICTION - ADELAIDE. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Hyatt Hotel, Adelaide, Australia. Dates: 6/1/03.

HOLODICTION - MELBOURNE. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. Dates: 6/9/03.

HOLODICTION - PERTH. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Burswood Casino-Hotel, Perth, Australia. Dates: 6/2/03.

HOLODICTION - SYDNEY. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

JUNOBEAR 2003. Website: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~mmjm1/tourney.htm. E-mail: asl-paddo@external.cisco.com. Address: Paddington RSL Club, Paddington, NSW, Australia. Dates: 6/7/03 - 6/8/03.

NSW DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: craigsed@ozE-mail.com.au. Address: Coogee/Randwick RSL, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dates: 6/7/03 - 6/9/03.

PHENOMENON 2003. Website: http://www.vurt.net/phenomenon/. E-mail: psen@apex.net.au. Address: Daramalan College, Dickson ACT, Canberra, ACT, Australia. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/9/03.

SYDNEY SF WEEKEND (SSFW). Website: http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/2003SFWe.html. E-mail: gary-peter.dalrymple@tafensw.edu.au. Address: Discovery Centre meeting room, Level 2 of the Australian Museum near Hyde Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dates: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03.

WARGAMERAU TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.wargamerau.com/events/mainEvent/. E-mail: maineventregos@wargamerau.com. Address: Granville RSL Club, Granville, New South Wales, Australia. Dates: 6/7/03 - 6/9/03.


BLOODY WORDS. Website: http://www.bloodywords.com/. E-mail: info@bloodywords.com. Address: Lord Elgin hotel, Ottawa, Ontario. Dates: 6/13/03 - 6/15/03.

HÂRNCON 2003. Website: http://harncon.harnlist.com. E-mail: questions@harncon.harnlist.com. Address: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

PRAIRIECON XXV. Website: http://www.prairiecon.com. E-mail: president@prairiecon.com. Address: Brandon University Gymnasium, Brandon, Manitoba. Dates: 6/6/03 - 6/8/03.

SFRA 2003. Website: http://www.sfra.org/. E-mail: pbrigg@uoguelph.ca. Address: University Of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario. Dates: 6/26/03 - 6/29/03.

SIEDLERSPIEL 03. Website: http://www.jogocanada.com. E-mail: info@jogocanada.com. Address: Radisson Hotel Downtown, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dates: 6/21/03 - 6/22/03.


PENTA-CON 2003. Website: http://www.urania-dresden.de/SFClub.html. E-mail: info@urania-dresden.de. Address: URANIA Stadtverband Dresden e.V., Florian-Geyer-Str. 6, 01307, Dresden. Dates: 5/30/03 - 6/1/03.


ARCON 19. Website: http://www.fandom.no/arcon/. E-mail: kimst@online.no. Address: Blindern University, Oslo, Norway. Dates: 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.


LINCON 2003. Website: http://www.sverok.se/lincon/. E-mail: isse_h@hotmail.com. Address: Anders Ljungstedts Gymnasium, Link÷ping. Dates: 5/28/03 - 6/1/03.

United Kingdom

SUMMER STABCON. Website: http://www.philm.demon.co.uk/RPGs/conventions.htm. E-mail: bookings@stabcon.org.uk. Address: Woolton Hall, on the Fallowfield Campus of the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Dates: 6/27/03 - 6/29/03.

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

Angel by Michelle Cornett

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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.

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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.

From Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn:

Heyla, folks!

We’re into the end-of-the-school-year madness. Summer school starts immediately after regular school ends, though, so we don’t get a break in routine for a while yet. I’m looking forward to our vacation. We’re hoping to visit Dinosaur National Park, Yellowstone and Lake Tahoe this year, probably in late July through early August. Anyone live between there and Southern California? Let me know if you’d like to try to meet somewhere to say "Heyla!" We’re trying to work as many friends into our itinerary as possible <g>. Also, I’ll be traveling with a computer, but I can’t guarantee that I’ll have access to the Net during that time. So e-mail response will be seriously slow, and the August newsletter is guaranteed to be late (That’s getting to be a bad habit with me that I’d dearly love to break ::sigh::.).

Thanks to all of you who have inquired about my health. I’m still having quite a bit of back trouble from the auto accident, but things seem to be improving slowly. I think it’s just one of those things that is going to take time to get over. At least I’m supposed to get my van fixed next week, which means that my daughter will be able to stop telling me that her "van is wrecked" every time we walk by it <G>. ("Yes, Kassie. Mama and Daddy know all about that. We’ll get it fixed as soon as we can.")

My eldest son, Joe, and I are Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling buddies. We have actual cards as well as GameBoys. I can beat him using the electronic version of the game (He hasn’t developed his deck much yet, and it’s the Japanese as opposed to the American rules.), but he has an Exodia deck for the real cards and mops the floor with me 19 times out of 20 <G>. He’s becoming quite the expert duelist. I want to take him to a real tournament, but they keep holding them on weekends where we have conflicts like wedding, graduations, and everyone in the family catching the flu <g>. Hopefully we’ll get the timing right in the near future and finally get to see some real duelists in action.

John may be only 18-months, but he’s practicing to be a mountain climber. "Hi, Mama!" he gleefully squeals from atop my microwave, dining room table, piano . . . It puts the recent National Geographic coverage on Mt. Everest in a new perspective .

Hope you all have a great summer, and I hope I get the chance to meet some of you in person soon!




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