Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 3
March 1, 2001

Breena the Raven by Michelle Cornette

Heyla, Misty fans!

We're sorry that the next issue of The Compass Rose is not online yet and that the last issue of the newsletter still has to be coded. Herald-Mage Danya's computer is in the process of turning itself into a boat anchor, however. Those publications will be available online soon after she manages to get a new laptop.

In the meantime, there is much to report. Misty is hoping for her next hardback to be released in March or April. Amazon.com says that the paperback edition of Brightly Burning will be out in June, but we might get lucky and see that sooner. Keep watch on our Mercedes Lackey pages of the Dragonlord's Bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm.

Queen's Own continues to grow. We have more than tripled our mailing list since our first online newsletter went out online in May 1, 2000. Longtime members from the original club continue to find us online and rejoin. Visit the persona page (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qolist.htm) to see which memberships have been activated. If you happen to know any of the owners/creators of personae who are not activated yet, please let those folks know where we are. Anyone who created an approved persona is entitled to full, free membership in QO. We simply have to have them contact us with their e-mail address. New members are joining as well. Check the Collegium News section of this newsletter for our latest additions. (We know of about three dozen folk who are working on personae as well.)

The Herald's Waystation (http://deserthorses.com/heraldswaystation) is open for business in Texas! You can read details about the newest QO chapter in the Local Chapter section. Be sure to visit their marvelous site! (How's that Northeastern US chapter coming along? Haven't heard from you folks in a while.)

A surprise that's dear to our hearts is the planned return of Companions' Grove. Members of the original QO club fondly remember this 'zine as one of the best Misty fanzines ever. We've had a new member Devin Harris contact the original publisher, Lynn Tucker, and obtain permission to revive the publication. You can find submission information in the Fanzine section below.

Be sure to check out the QO Delphi Forum and the QO chat list, if you haven't already done so. Group trips to Ren. Faires are being planned, Midsummer festivals, QO sections of cons, online chat sessions, coffee break discussions at Barnes & Noble, Medieval Times outings and other fun things are being planned at locations all over the world. We've found patterns for people to use to make Heraldic Whites, and some people have volunteered to be local seamstresses/tailors. The hunt is also on for suitable boots. Don't miss out on the fun with your fellow Misty fans!

This month's interview is with our very own Herald Alora and one of the best-loved and prolific artists in Misty fandom. Her drawings have graced many QO publications, and you have seen some of her work in our online newsletter.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    I joined QO in May of 1992.

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

    I got into Misty's books mainly due to the fact it revolved around horses and magic. I started with the Arrows trilogy. I became emotionally tied to the characters and storylines, and I truly loved all of her books.

  3. What else do you read?

    I read a lot of fantasy, starting when I was very young. I have always loved unicorns and pegasi, and etc. A natural progression, to delve into books and escape to other worlds and lives . . . I don't read as much as I used to unfortunately, but I do have many books yet to read and there are always more I yearn to explore.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    I like various kinds of music, but the majority tends to be '80's, soundtracks, traditional, alternative, and New Age. I absolutely adore Loreena McKennitt, Enya, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, and so many others.

  5. What was the first con you went to?

    The first con I attended was the Worlds Fantasy Convention "94 in Berkeley, CA. QO had a gathering there, and I met Misty. I've attended few cons or similar events, but hope to be able to attend more in the future.

  6. Do you sell your work at cons?

    I do not sell my artwork at cons mainly because I haven't attended many and I would like to be there in person to oversee such an art show and get feedback from the con attendees. I do want to attend and be a part of con art shows once I am in a better position to do so and offer an array of quality artwork. I have sold my artwork through friends and family, and some freelancing in general. Also, I've entered a few art contests and a couple of art shows as well.

  7. Who or what inspires your art?

    Many things inspire my artwork. Books, stories, book covers, the media, music, many other artists give me inspiration and ideas, and just having a good imagination! Also, my family and friends inspire me.

  8. Do you have any formal training or mentors?

    Currently I have not attended any art college, but it has always been my goal and continues to be. I have taken art classes throughout junior and high school and a couple of private painting classes. It mainly comes from a natural ability, or artistic talent, and many years of unending practice and expression. As for mentors, my mom was the artist of the family and has always encouraged me. Along the way there have been art teachers and other artists that have bestowed upon me knowledge and support.

  9. Describe the process you go through when you create a piece of art.

    The process I go through is I usually have an idea, which I sketch out or write down my thoughts about. Then when I actually can focus on devoting time to my art I start drawing the idea or image(s) out. I am rather a perfectionist and often try to be too precise, but when I'm happy with the pencil drawing I shade it in, or go over it with pens for a black and white image. Sometimes I paint or color pencil the work, or leave it unfinished when I'm undecided. At times I just start with a blank piece of paper and a pencil, and really have no set objective. I have several sheets of paper with written ideas yet to be drawn upon.

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

    Besides projects for QO I also produce art for the club N3F, other newsletters and amateur presses, and some charities as well (animal-related). Mainly I try to draw for myself and for my own need for expression, self-exploration and well being. I do like having others to share my creations with through fandom and beyond.

Ren Faires:

Ivory Crow by Michelle Cornette

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


ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE & SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. FAX: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Site Address: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido, CA 92025. Dates: 3/3/01 - 3/4/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RENAISSANCE FAIR. E-mail: mrviii@aol.com. Website: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/01/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM


RINGLING MUSEUM MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 941-351-5827. Website: http://www.renaissancefest.com. Address: 1244 Canterbury Rd Ste 306, Shakopee, MN 55379-8944. Site Address: Medieval Faire-Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bayshore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243-2161. Dates: 3/2/00 - 3/5/00. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 919-554-9392. E-mail: fairqueen1@aol.com. Website: http://www.ncrenfaire.com. Address: PO Box 61280, Raleigh, NC 27587. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/01/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


EXCALIBUR FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: info@excaliburfaire.com. Website: http://excaliburfaire.com. AddressL 1007 Main, Ste. E, Bastrop, TX 78602. Dates: 3/10/01 - 4/01/01.

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


LEFT COAST CRIME 11. E-mail: lccinfo@lcc2001.com. Website: http://www.lcc2001.com. Address: Anchorage Hilton, Anchorage, Alaska. Dates: 2/15/01-2/18/01.


BAY AREA GAMES DAY XV. Website: http://www.best.com/~davekohr/gamesday. Address: Los Altos Public Library, San Francisco, California. Date: 3/17/01.

CONSONANCE. E-mail: figmo@rahul.net. Website: http://www.rahul.net/figmo/consonance. Address: San Francisco, California. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

FANIME CON 2001. E-mail: registration@fanime.com. Website: http://www.fanime.com. Address: Fanime Pre-Registration, PO Box 8068, San Jose, CA, 95155-8068. Site Address: Westin Hotel & Convention Center, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, California, 95054. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

GAMES UNIVERSITY. E-mail: GamesUCon@aol.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/gamesucon. Address: Radisson Hotel, Fullerton, California. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

STAR TREK GRAND SLAM. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Pasadena Center, Pasadena, California. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.


CONNCON 2001. E-mail: Willi@ConnCon.com. Website: http://www.ConnCon.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, Connecticut. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: The Sheraton Waterbury, Waterbury, Connecticut. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.


FURRY SPRING BREAK. E-mail: Registration@furryspringbreak.com. Website: http://www.furryspringbreak.com. Address: The Ramada Resort & Conference Center, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARTS. E-mail: mbartter@truman.edu. Website: http://www.iafa.org. Address: Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Dania, Florida. Dates: 3/21/01 - 3/25/01

MEGACON 2001. E-mail: info@megaconvention.com. Website: http://www.megaconvention.com. Address: Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

SLEUTHFEST 2001. E-mail: Lindabell002@aol.com, < ahref="mailto:President@mwa-florida.org">President@mwa-florida.org. Website: http://www.mwa-florida.org/sleuthfest.htm. Address: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel & Resort, Hollywood, Florida. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

VULKON FORT LAUDERDALE. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com. Address: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dates: 3/17/01 - 3/18/01.


GOTHCON. E-mail: SeraphimInc@aol.com. Website: http://www.gothcon.com. Address: Quality Inn Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

MAGNUM OPUS CON 16. E-mail: moc@panpipes.net. Website: http://www.magnumopuscon.com. Address: The DoubleTree Suites - Perimeter, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 3/15/01 - 3/18/01.


CHICAGO COMICFEST. E-mail: michael@motorcityconventions.com, gary@motorcityconventions.com. Website: http://motorcityconventions.com. Address: Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


7 YEARS WAR ASSOCIATION CONVENTION. E-mail: Ziethen@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn Hotel, South Bend, Indiana. Dates: 3/30/01 - 3/31/01.


STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.


NEW ENGLAND MINI-CON. E-mail: crazies@qaimlyn.com. Website: http://umfotaku.megami.net/convention. Address: University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, Maine. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


DAGORHIR. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. Address: Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dates: 3/17/01.

ENLIGHTENMENT IV. E-mail: doncon99@toad.net. Website: http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/aor01.htm. Address: Hampton Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

JOHNCON '01. E-mail: ze@jhu.edu. Website: http://come.to/johncon. Address: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR - GERMANY. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.rpg.net/via/1936. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 3/3/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR - EILEAN MOR. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.rpg.net/via/1936. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


CORFLU 18. E-mail: webber@world.std.com. Website: http://world.std.com/~webber/corflu18. Address: The MidTown Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

INTERCON-A. E-mail: interactivelit@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.InteractiveLiterature.com. Address: Radisson Hotel & Suites, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.


AMBERCON US. E-mail: Ambercon@juno.com. Website: http://acus.ambercons.com. Address: Embassy Suites, Livonia, Metro Detroit, Michigan. Dates: 3/22/01 - 3/25/01.

DEMENTIA. E-mail: 2001@TheLandOfDementia.com. Website: http://www.thelandofdementia.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Southfield, Michigan. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

MARMALADE DOG GAMEFEST 6. E-mail: aris_redwind@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.wmgg.org. Address: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/1/01.


COASTCON XXIV. E-mail: info@coastcon.org. Website: http://www.coastcon.org. Address: Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

GALAXYQUEST CON II. E-mail: galaxyquestcon@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.watervalley.net/users/galaxyquestcon. Address: Yocona River Inn, Oxford, Mississippi. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.


BRANSCON. E-mail: lauriefox@mail.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/ShaunCon/BransCon.html. Address: Branson, Missouri. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

NAME THAT CON 14. E-mail: ntc@stlf.org. Website: http://www.stlf.org/ntc. Address: Ramada Inn, Eureka, Missouri. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.


CONVICTION. E-mail: Ginniepwwo@aol.com, DoktorZen@juno.com. Phone: (402) 457-5773. Address: Quality Inn Central, Omaha, Nebraska. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

WILLYCON. E-mail: scifict@wscgate.wsc.edu. Website: http://www.wsc.edu/student/activities/clubs/sfclub/willycon.htm. Address: Wayne State College, Wayne, Nebraska. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.


GAMA TRADE SHOW. E-mail: OneGamaGal@aol.com. Website: http://www.gama.org. Address: The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 3/19/01 - 3/22/01.

New Jersey

PRINCECON XXVI. E-mail: sgu@princeton.edu. Website: http://www.princetongames.org. Address: Aaron Burr Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

New York

BIG APPLE COMIC CON. E-mail: contact@ba2k.net. Website: http://www.ba2k.net. Address: St. Paul's Church Auditorium, New York, New York. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/10/01.

I-CON 20. E-mail: jadams@phazetech.com. Website: http://www.phazetech.com/ICON. Address: Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

LUNACON 2001. E-mail: lunacon@lunacon.org. Website: http://www.lunacon.org/lunacon/lunacon.html. Address: The Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook, New York. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

North Carolina

DURACON 3. E-mail: kwinz@nc.rr.com. Website: http://pages.hotbot.com/games/duracon. Address: Hawthorn Suites, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

STELLARCON 25. E-mail: stellarcon@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.uncg.edu/student.groups/sf3/stellarcon.htm. Address: The Greensboro Hilton, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.


MILLENNICON. Phone: (513) 933-0452. E-mail: millennicon@mvfl.org. Website: http://www.millennicon.org. Address: 143 Schloss Lane, Dayton, OH, 45418. Site Address: Kings Island Resort & Conference Center, Kings Island, Ohio. Dates: 3/23/01-3/25/01.


STEELCON. E-mail: ganex@provalue.net. Website: http://members.dencity.com/steelcon. Address: Stillwater Holiday Inn, Stillwater, Oklahoma. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

TWISTERCON 2001. E-mail: jlaw2424@gateway.net. Website: http://www.tornadoalley.org/Twistercon/twistercon.htm. Address: Bricktown Plaza Conference Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.


GAME STORM 2001. E-mail: jadeofvegas@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.pdxgames.com. Address: Red Lion Coliseum, Portland, Oregon. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.


AURA FANTASY. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Website: http://www.auralive.com. Address: Robin Hill Camping Resort, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/10/01 - 3/11/01.

COLD WARS 2001. E-mail: jdrye@spa.com. Website: http://coldwars2000.webjump.com. Address: Lancaster Host Resort Hotel, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.

COSCON 2001. E-mail: cosguild@circleofswords.com. Website: http://www.circleofswords.com. Address: Days Inn, Butler, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.

EAST COAST HOBBY SHOW 2001. E-mail: info@hobbyshow.com. Website: http://www.hobbyshow.com. Address: Ft. Washington Expo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/24/01 - 3/26/01.

GROUND ZERO GAMES EAST COAST CONVENTION. E-mail: jhan1@home.com. Website: http://people.canoe.ca/jhan/ft/gzgecc/home.html. Address: Hotel Brunswick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

XANODRIA HORROR. E-mail: xpi-is@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/24/01 - 3/25/01.


GALACTICON. E-mail: Galactic01@aol.com. Website: http://www.thewebfool.com/galacticon. Address: Ramada Inn South, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

MIDSOUTHCON 19. E-mail: info@midsouthcon.org. Website: http://www.midsouthcon.org. Address: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.


AGGIECON 32. E-mail: aggiecon@msc.tamu.edu. Website: http://aggiecon.tamu.edu. Address: Texas A&M University, Memorial Student Center, College Station, Texas. Dates: 3/22/01 - 3/25/01.

REVELCON 12. E-mail: candacevp@aol.com. Website: http://www.clever.net/cam/revelcon.html. Address: Houston, Texas. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

SCI-FI EXPO - PLANO. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com. Address: Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Dates: 3/24/01 - 3/25/01.


LIFE, THE UNIVERSE & EVERYTHING 19. E-mail: ltue@earthling.net. Website: http://come.to/LTU&E. Address: Brigham Young University, Wilkinson Student Center, Provo, Utah. Dates: 3/1/01 - 3/3/01


MADICON. E-mail: conchair@madicon.org. Website: http://www.madicon.org. Address: Taylor Hall, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

TECHNICON 18. E-mail: info@technicon.org. Website: http://www.technicon.org. Address: Best Western Red Lion Inn, Blacksburg, Virginia. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK 6. E-mail: vabook@virginia.edu. Website: http://www.vabook.org. Address: Court Square, Charlottesville, Virginia. Dates: 3/21/01 - 3/25/01.


LEPRACON 2001. E-mail: thebadger1@juno.com, hungrytygre@hotmail.com. Website: http://users.owt.com/kevins/lepracon.htm. Address: Double Tree Inn, Wenatchee, Washington. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01


MOOCON MILWAUKEE. E-mail: bmoy210@aol.com. Website: http://www.moyevents.com. Address: 1047 Broadway, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

ODYSSEY CON 2001. E-mail: oddcon@oddcon.org. Website: http://www.venture-1.com/~oddcon. Address: The Edgewater Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.


FAUXCON III. E-mail: fatherfaux@priest.com. Website: http://www.pipeline.com.au/users/wes/roleplay/fauxcon/fauxcon3/Fauxcon3.htm. Address: Moe Senior Citizens Club Hall, Victoria, Australia. Dates: 3/29/01 - 4/1/01.

JESTERCON 2001. E-mail: sclarke1@tassie.net.au. Website: http://www.perform.utas.edu.au/Students/sclarke/index.html. Address: Launceston College, 107-119 Patterson Street, Launceston TAS 7250, Tasmania, Australia. Dates: 3/10/01 - 3/12/01.

MILLENIUM FREECON. E-mail: gary-peter.dalrymple@tafensw.edu.au. Website: http://members.optushome.com.aussff/milfrcn2.html. Address: Discovery Centre Meeting Room, The Australian Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Dates: 3/24/01 - 3/25/01.

PHALANGITE FURY 2001. E-mail: trailape@primus.com.au. Website: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Labyrinth/3927. Address: Holsworthy Barracks Maxwell Club Theatre, Holsworthy, NSW, Australia. Dates: 3/10/01 - 3/11/01.


FILKONTARIO. E-mail: hayman@bserv.com. Website: http://www.bserv.com/community/fkoa.htm. Address: Quality Hotel Toronto Airport, Mississauga, Ontario Canada. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

HOTLEAD. E-mail: mantofam@quadro.net. Website: http://www.quadro.net/~hotlead. Address: Victorian Inn, Stratford, Ontario Canada. Dates: 3/30/01 - 4/1/01.

SALUTE 2001. E-mail: big_dog@telus.net. Website: http://nhmgs.simplenet.com/conventions.html. Address: Bonsoor Recreation Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia Canada. Dates: 3/17/01 - 3/19/01.

TRUMPETER SALUTE. E-mail: big_dog@telus.net, erichotz@direct.ca. Website: http://nhmgs.simplenet.com/conventions.html. Address: Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia Canada. Dates: 3/17/01 - 3/19/01.


DOMINICON. E-mail: info@dominicon.ie. Website: http://www.dominicon.ie. Address: NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland. Dates: 3/31/01 - 4/2/01.

K2. E-mail: lir@lspace.org. Website: http://freespace.virgin.net/omentide.omentide/K2.htm. Address: Killarney Country Club, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/12/01.

LEAMHCON 2001. E-mail: aidan@leamhcon.com. Website: http://www.leamhcon.com. Address: Lucan Community College, Lucan, Co. Dublin, Ireland. Dates: 3/25/01.

MECON DELTA. E-mail: info@mecon.co.uk. Website: http://www.mecon.co.uk. Address: Senior Staff Common Room, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, Antrim, Northern Ireland. Dates: 3/9/01 - 3/11/01.

TRI-CON. E-mail: ghazghkull@hushmail.com. Website: http://www.irishgaming.com/con_calendar.asp. Address: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.


DEEPCON 2. E-mail: mmartini@italway.it. Website: http://www.deepcon.it. Address: Hotel Ambasciatori, Fiuggi Terme, Italy. Dates: 3/8/01 - 3/11/01.

United Kingdom

BASILDON. E-mail: info@scifishows.com. Website: http://www.scifishows.com. Address: Basildon Sports Centre, Basildon, Essex, UK. Dates: 3/25/01.

CONPULSION 2001. E-mail: geas@ed.ac.uk. Website: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/geas/CONVENTION. Address: Teviot Row Union, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dates: 3/17/01 - 3/18/01

KILLERCON 2001. E-mail: killercon@gamesoc.org.uk. Website: http://www.gamesoc.org.uk/killercon. Address: Royal Holloway, University of London (Surrey), Egham, Surrey, UK. Dates: 3/2/01 - 3/4/01.

MICROCON 2001. E-mail: John.Toon@reuters.com. Address: Devonshire House, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. Dates: 3/3/01 - 3/4/01.

MINAMI CON 7. E-mail: minami@anime.org.uk. Website: http://www.minamicon7.anime.org.uk/mc7.nsf. Address: Novotel Hotel, Southhampton, England. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

PORTMERICON 2001. E-mail: sixofone@netreach.net. Website: http://www.netreach.net/~sixofone. Address: Hotel Portmeirion, Northern Wales, UK. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

STARFURY 2001. E-mail: SeanHarry@aol.com. Website: http://www.starfury.co.uk. Address: Heathrow Park Hotel, Heathrow, London, England, UK. Dates: 3/16/01 - 3/18/01.

STAR WARS DAY V. E-mail: exewing@btinternet.com. Website: http://www.exewing.btinternet.co.uk. Address: Honiton Sports Centre, Honiton, Devon, UK. Dates: 3/4/01.

TOWERCON 2001. E-mail: dictator@towercon.co.uk. Website: http://www.towercon.co.uk. Address: The Claremont Hotel, Blackpool, UK. Dates: 3/23/01 - 3/25/01.

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

Fox by Michelle Cornette

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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Naga by Michelle Cornette

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.

Great Talon by Michelle Cornette

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

This morning I noticed that my email box was woefully empty. That is that I have no submissions for the Art Contest. With all of our wonderful artists this is a little surprising to me. You have two more weeks to submit. In case you missed the details of the contest here they are again.

Valdemar related Artwork to be submitted to use on the next three issues of Children of Velgarth.

All Artwork must be submitted by March 15, 2001. Herald-Mage Danya Winterborn and myself will decide the winner no later than April 1, 2001.

The winner will receive two free issues of Children of Velgarth. All files must be in .jpg or .gif format. Snail Mail submissions are also accepted; But must be received no later than March 15, 2001.

Send submissions and/or questions to healermoon@gmail.com or snail mail submissions to:

Queen's Own
P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Multiple submissions are allowed. This can definitely increase your odds of winning. I know you guys are worried your art "isn't going to be good enough." You are all wonderful artists and have an equal chance of winning. Please submit.

In other news, I am still gearing up for my move in early June. I just took a four day seminar with my husband about transitioning out of the military. Surprise is that there are at least three more meetings we have to attend to get ready to move and learn about terminal leave and pay. Plenty to keep me busy. I still love hearing from you all, but I have noticed my response time can be up to 10 days. Don't think I have forgotten you.



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!


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 artist for this online version of the newsletter is Michelle Cornette (Thanks for sending us so much art!). 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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