Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 1, Vol. I, No. 9
June 1996

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

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Dear Misty fans:

Border by Jane CallardMisty's Birthday is June 24, Larry's is July 28. Send cards to 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].

Here is a list of short stories by Misty.

"A Different Kind of Courage" Free Amazons of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Set a Thief" Renunciates of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Object Lesson" Domains of Darkover, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"Sword Sworn" Sword & Sorceress III, ed. by Marion Zimmer Bradley
"A Tale of heroes" Sword & Sorceress IV
"Keys" Sword & Sorceress V
"The Making of a Legend" Sword & Sorceress VI
"The Talisman" Sword & Sorceress VII
"Wings of Fire" Sword & Sorceress VIII
"A Woman's Weapon" Sword & Sorceress IX
"Friendly Fire" Sword & Sorceress X
"A Dragon in Distress" (with Lisa Waters) Sword & Sorceress XII
"Werehunter" Tales of the Witchworld, Vol 1, ed. by Andre Norton
"DeathAngel" & "Merovingen Ecology" Merovingen Nights I - Festival Moon, ed. by C.J. Cherryh
"A Plague on Your Houses" Merovingen Nights 2, Fever Season
"A Tangled Web We Weave" Merovingen Nights 3, Troubled Waters
"More Than Meets The Eye" Merovingen Nights 4, Smugglers Gold
"Merovingen Folklore" Merovingen Nights 4, Smugglers Gold
"Turning Point" Merovingen Nights 5, Divine Right
"Don't Look Back" & "Friends Like These" Merovingen Nights 6, Flood Tide
"Proving Ground" Merovingen Nights 7, Endgame
"Fiddler Fair" Magic in Ithkar 3, ed. by Andre Norton
"Balance" & "Dragon's Teeth" Spellsingers ed. by Alan Bard Newcomer
"A Friend in Need" Winds of Change - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 3 ed. by R. Pini
"Phantom of the Berry Patch" Winds of Change - Blood of Ten Chiefs, Vol 3 - Pini
"Skitty" Catfantastic, ed. by Andre Norton
"Nightside" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 6, Fall '89
"Roadkill" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 9, Summer '90
"Satanic, Versus" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 10, Fall '90
"Killer Byte" Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine # 24, Spring '94
"The Cup and the Cauldron" Grails: Quests, Visitations and other Occurrences, reprinted as Grails: Quests of Dawn
"Last Rights" (with Larry Dixon) Dinosaur Fantastic, ed. by Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg
"Dumb Feast" Christmas Ghosts, ed. by Mike Resnick
"Dance Track" (with Larry Dixon) By Any Other Fame, ed. by Mike Resnick & Martin H. Greenberg
"Operation Desert Fox" (with Larry Dixon) BOLOS: Honor of the Regiment, created by Keith Laumer
"A Tale of Two Skitties" Catfantastic III, ed. by Andre Norton & Martin H. Greenberg
"Jihad" Alternate Warriors, ed. by Mike Resnick
"Once and Future" Excalibur, ed. by Richard Gilliam, Martin H. Greenberg & Edward E. Kramer
"Hallowmas Night" Lammas Night, ed. by Josepha Sherman
"Wet Wings" Sisters in Fantasy 2, ed. by Susan Schwartz & Martin H. Greenberg

If I've missed anything, please let me know so I can list it in a future newsletter.

Storm Breaking is scheduled for an October release (I want it NOW, don't you?). The Friends of Valdemar, a short story collection, will be released this winter. The paperback version of The Fire Rose has a November release date. Bardic Voices I-III, a three-in-one trade paperback, has a February release date.

A subscription to Marion Zimmer Bradley's FANTASY Magazine [Ed. Note 2002: Info withheld. This magazine has ceased publication.]

The Spring catalog of Firebird Music is filled with treasures, including the emblem of the elite Silver Gryphon Guards. This stylized Gryphon design by Larry Dixon can be yours on a T-shirt, as a patch, or as a silver and black cloisonné pin. Firebird carries music for every taste from filk & folk to the soundtracks from Babylon 5 and Alien Nation; books by Josepha Sherman, Tanya Huff, Barbara Hambly and others; T-shirts, Celtic knot pewter pendants, videos of Steeleye Span and Tempest - 62 pages of treasure. And, of course, all of Misty's books and related music, art, jewelry, and stationary can be ordered from Firebird. Check out Firebird's most up-to date product information on the World Wide Web at [Ed. Note 2002: Out-of-date info withheld. Firebird is now located at http://www.firebirdarts.com/].

This fall Baen is re-issuing The Lark & the Wren, Knight of Ghosts and Shadows by Misty and Ellen Guon, and Born to Run by Misty and Larry, as well as the Wing Commander novel by Misty and Ellen, Freedom Flight, and the Misty/Piers Anthony collaboration, If I Pay Thee Not in Gold, all in paperback. Also from Baen in November is Josepha Sherman's sequel to The Shattered Oath, Forging the Runes. Lois McMaster Bujold's Shards of Honor and Barrayar will be released in one volume as Cordelia's Honor. The new Miles Vorkosigan adventure, Memorv, has an October release date.


Please send a SASE when writing to a zine or chapter, or a self-adressed envelope and 2 IRC;s if writing from a different country, unless told otherwise.

For definitions of our fannish jargon, read "Pros & Cons: An Introduction to Fandom" written by Elizabeth Barrette. Send a dollar and a 32 cent stamp (or 2 IRC's) to the QO address for this 12 page booklet.

Local Chapters

Other Fandoms

[Ed. Note 2002: We decided not to include these in the online version because most of the information is out of date.]

A comment from a chapter president: " Motivating people to do something, to write or draw isn't so easy." SUPPORT OUR ZINES!! SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL CHAPTER!!! All the zines and chapters listed in Member News need contributors and subscribers. Artists, Poets, Writers--please share your talent and enthusiasm. No members, no local chapters; no contributors, no newsleters or zines.

[Ed. Note 2002: We decided not to include the lis of zines in the online version because most of the information is out of date.]

Collegium News

We have individual hanout sheets for aspiring Herald, Bard, Healer, Tayledras, Shin'a'in, White Winds Sorcerer/ess and Mercenary, and instructions on how to work for Herald-Mage status if you are already a Herald. Send a SASE to teh QO address and specify which handout you are requesting. Please, one to a customer. Club dues pay for paper and photocopying.

From Herald Housemother

To all who have been away at school or are going away fo rhte summer, remmeber to send me your address change. Some colleges reurn mail rather than forwarding it.

I really appreciate typed addresses, especially e-mail addresses. You know you live at 22S rather than 225, but I have to guess. And e-mail? I print 'em the way I see 'em, sometimes with disastrous results.

It seemed so simple, my plan to keep track of your subscritpion, but that was when the newsletter went out the second Saturday of the month, with no newsletter in April, August, or December. Now I've decided to space the newsletters five or six weeks apart, and I've completley confused myself about when subscriptions end. Projected mailing dates for the rest of '96 are 7/20. 8/24. 9/28, 11/2 and 12/7. Prpposed dates for 1997 are 1/11, 2/22, 4/5, 5/17, 6/28, 8/2, 9/13, 10/25, and 12/6. If the date on your mailing label doesn't seem right, check with me. As I said, I'm confused; why shouldn't you be?

Thanks to all who sent me birthday greetings. I'm feeling younger this year than last, probably because of an improvement in my health. Life is good here in New Jersey.

The Silver Gryphon is available from the Science Fiction Book Club for just $8.98) plus shipping and handlings--at least $3 more). If you would like membership information (6 free books, must buy 4 more within two years), send me a SASE. IF you sent me a SASE in the past, heard nothing from me, and are still interested, just write and tell me. SFBC and I had problems when I notified them of an address change, and they assured me my street didn't exist. They have finally accepted my current address, so I am feeling kinder toward them.

Fan Messages:

[Ed. Note 2002: Fan Messages are not being posted online because of the personal information they contained.]


There are a few Personals that are addressed to folks who are no longer on the QO mailing list, in the hopes that one of you might know their whereabouts and pass the message along.

[Ed. Note 2002: Personals are not being posted online because of the personal information they contained. Dues and Disclaimer information replaced with the current info below.]

Editor, President, Dogsbody, Housemother--Judith Louvis [phone withheld]
Mailing Day Helpers (last issue)--Helen Edwards and Rusty--Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your loyalty & dependability! Helen, enjoy your vacation in England!

Need by Jake Adamo

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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)

The featured artists for this newsletter were Jane Callard and Jake Adamo. 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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