Heyla, Misty fans!
The big news for the month is that Golden Grove is under new management. Aurora Nelson retired from the editorship in November 2001 after several years of heading the California chapter of Queen’s Own. Healer Adept Willowstar k'Vala (Theresa Young) and Scout Brightshadow k'Vala (Jaime Paz) are the new co-presidents of the chapter. See below for additional information about the club and their publication.
The revised Helpful Handouts should now be up at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qohandouts.htm. Let us know if you spot any glitches! We have also made a serious dent in those FAQ pages we’ve been promising you forever. While we still have a ways to go, you can see the start at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qojust.htm.
Queen’s Own is hoping to return to the convention circuit in September 2002. We’re talking with the organizers of ConTours 2002: Expeditions in the Multiverse. Their website is at http://contours.roleplayingguild.com/Index.htm. The guest list includes Mark Shepherd and Heather Alexander. The con will be in Burbank, CA, which is within easy driving distance of at least three of us from Golden Grove. If you think you can make it, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com. We’re asking about the possibility of a group price and some QO specific events. (Possibly a QO LARP? That board game that was played at Dragon*Con if we can get ahold of a copy?) At the very least we’d plan to attend the Masquerade as a group. Anyway, something to think about . . .
We’ve heard that the first three chapters of Misty’s book about Alberich are done, but delays have pushed the projected publication date back from October 2002 to Spring 2003.
This month’s respondee to the QO questionnaire is Herald Gwendolyn Katran (Kathleen Wing). If you haven’t replied yet, please send your answers to the questions to Danya at Legend@malcor.com.
Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar
Seventh grade, probably 1989 (although I couldn’t swear; it was a long time ago).
Back then there weren't nearly as many books. I still remember waiting for parts of the LHM series to come out. I enjoyed the characters at first (Talia was someone I could identify with.) and enjoyed the whole world of Valdemar (and nearby locales) unfolding before me.
Most everything that catches my fancy. Of late I have been reading Anne Bishop, Laurell K Hamilton, Sark, The Harry Potter books (because my friends insisted it was a necessity), Eddings, and a ton of others I’m sure are just not coming to me at the moment.
Everything from classical to country to pop to musicals. I especially enjoy Celtic, Creed, all sorts of musicals (especially Les Miz, Mis Saigon, Rent, Blood Brothers to name a few), John Michael Montgomery, Garth Brooks, various 80's bands . . . , mmm, and lots of others.
A few favorite movies are Neverending Story, Princess Bride, the Star Wars movies, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Birdcage, Center Stage, Strictly Ballroom, Kiss Me Guido, and Crimson Tide (an eclectic mix).
Never been to a con (sigh), although I have met up with a few QO people at the Michigan Ren. Fest one long year ago.
I enjoyed meeting other people with similar interests and hobbies as me. I have always enjoyed writing so writing in the fandom was a natural extension of my love of writing especially when I was first developing those skills.
The community. Although it is diverse and spread far and wide, people keep coming back. It’s a joy to meet friends new and old.
Stained glass, scrapbooking, learning American sign language, working as a physical therapist, learning to use my digital camera/photography, writing, singing, music, keeping my cat and my husband out of trouble.
Unsure. Since I have been busy of late, I have not had time to fully utilize all that is available even now.
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
ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX : 520-463-2026. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: 12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ 85219. Dates: 2/02/02 - 3/24/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
CALAVERAS CELTIC FAIRE. FAX: 209-532-8375. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.calaverascelticfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 1381, Columbia, CA, 95310. Site Address: Calaveras Fairgrounds, Highway 49, Angels Camp, CA, 95222. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
CROSSROADS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL OF PALM SPRINGS. FAX: 909-490-0040. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 95, Riverside, CA, 92502-0095. Site Address: Frances Stevens Park, Palm Springs, CA. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02. Open: 10:00 AM.
ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE & SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK. FAX: 805-496-6036. E-mail: email@example.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: 4/06/02 - 4/07/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE RENAISSANCE FAIR. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.cirga.org/fcityfaire.html. Address: P.O. Box 5621, Fresno, CA 93755-5621. Site Address: 1101 E. University Ave., Fresno, CA. Dates: 3/09/02 - 3/10/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.
A MIDWINTER'S MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. FAX: 813-949-4937. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.lakecomoresort.com. Address: 20500 Cot Road, Lutz, FL 33549. Dates: 4/06/02 - 4/07/02.
THE GULF COAST RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 850-470-0012. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://www.gcrf.org. Addrss: 3603 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, FL 32505. Site Address: St. Anne's Church, 5200 Saufley Field Rd., Pensacola, FL 32526. Dates: 3/02/02 - 3/03/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL AT VIZCAYA. FAX: 305-758-0091. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/italyfest/festival.html. Address: 1122 NE 91st St., Miami Shores, FL, 33138-3452. Site Address: 3251 S. Miami Avenue, Coconut Grove, FL, 33129-2831. Dates: 3/14/02 - 3/17/02. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
ACADIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 337-993-1581. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Contribution Solutions Inc., P.O. Box 664, Maurice, LA, 70555. Site Address: Acadian Village, 200 Greenleaf Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506. Dates: 4/06/02 - 4/07/02. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
NORTH CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 919-554-9392. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: http://www.ncrenfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 61280, Raleigh, NC, 27587. Dates: 4/06/02 - 4/07/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.
EXCALIBUR FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://excaliburfaire.com. Address: 1007 Main St., Ste. E, Bastrop, TX, 78602. Dates: 3/09/02 - 3/31/02. 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.
CONSONANCE 2002. Website: http://www.rahul.net/figmo/consonance/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley, Milpitas, California. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
GAMES UNIVERSITY. Website: http://members.aol.com/gamesucon/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Radisson Hotel, Orange County (Fullerton), California. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
STAR TREK GRAND SLAM. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Pasadena Center, Pasadena, California. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
CONNCON 2002. Website: http://www.ConnCon.com. E-mail: Willi@ConnCon.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Stamford, Connecticut. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
ANIME EXPRESS 5. Website: http://www.db.erau.edu/campus/student/clubs/anime/Convention.html. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: IC (Instructional Center) building, at the Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), Daytona Beach, Florida. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
FLORIDA CON-QUEST KISSIMMEE. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/fl/FloridaConQuest. E-mail: FloridaConQuest@aol.com. Address: Kissimmee, Florida. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
FURRY SPRING BREAK. Website: http://www.furryspringbreak.com/. E-mail: Registration@furryspringbreak.com. Address: The Ramada Resort & Conference Center, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FANTASTIC IN THE ARTS 23. Website: http://www.iafa.org/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Ft. Lauderdale Airport Hilton, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dates: 3/20/02 - 3/24/02.
LEGENDS OF THE SPRING 2002. Website: http://msnhomepages.talkcity.com/strategyst/tbga/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Express Hotel, 400 E. Bearss Ave, .Tampa, Florida. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
SLEUTHFEST 2002. Website: http://www.mwa-florida.org/sleuthfest.htm. E-mail: Rwymer55@aol.com. Address: The Deerfield Beach/Boca Raton Hilton Hotel, Boca Raton, Florida. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
VULKON ORLANDO. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Orlando Hilton North, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
FANTASM. Website: http://www.fantasm.org. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 3/28/02 - 3/31/02.
STARFLEET REGION TWO SUMMIT VII. Website: http://www.omnifacets.com/region2/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Sheraton Inn Columbus Airport, Columbus, Georgia. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
CHICAGO COMICFEST. Website: http://motorcityconventions.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Address: Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 3/9/02 - 3/10/02.
LITTLE WARS 2002. Website: http://www.geocities.com/hmgsmidwest/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Marriott Resort, Lincolnshire, Illinois. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
7 YEARS WAR CONVENTION. Website: http://www.erinet.com/bp/sywassoc.html. E-mail: Ziethen@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn Hotel, South Bend, Indiana. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
KANSAS CITY COMICON. Website: http://kansascitycomicon.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Jack Reardon Civic Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 3/16/02 - 3/18/02.
PLANET COMICON. Website: http://www.planetcomicon.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Overland Park International Trade Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
GOTHCON. Website: http://www.gothcon.com/. E-mail: Info4GothCon@aol.com. Address: New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 3/28/02 - 3/30/02.
ENLIGHTENMENT V. Website: http://www.boardgamers.org/specific/aor02.htm. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Hampton Inn, Hunt Valley, Maryland. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
GAMES WORKSHOP BALTIMORE GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 3/16/02 - 3/17/02.
JOHNCON. Website: http://www.jhu.edu/~johncon. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Levering And Gilman Halls, Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
INTERCON-B. Website: http://www.InteractiveLiterature/B/. E-mail: InteractiveLit@yahoo.com. Address: Radisson Hotel and Suites, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
MASSCON IV. Website: http://www.totalcon.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Ayer Masonic Building, Ayer, Massachusetts. Date: 3/23/02.
AMBERCON US. Website: http://acus.ambercons.com/. E-mail: Ambercon@juno.com. Address: Embassy Suites Detroit-Livonia, Detroit-Livonia, Michigan. Dates: 3/21/02 - 3/24/02.
MARMALADE DOG 7. Website: http://www.wmgg.org/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: John T. Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
MARSCON 2002. Website: http://www.marscon.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
MINICON 37. Website: http://www.mnstf.org/minicon/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Hilton Minneapolis & Towers, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/31/02.
COASTCON XXV. Website: http://www.coastcon.org. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Gulf Coast Coliseum, Biloxi, Mississippi. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
BRANSCON. Website: http://www.wizard-guild.com/branscon/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Settle Inn, Branson, Missouri. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
MOOCON ST. LOUIS. Website: http://www.moyevents.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Fantasy Shop, St. Louis, Missouri. Dates: 3/2/02.
DESERT WARS 2002. Website: http://www.hmgs.org/future.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Orleans Casino/Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
GAMA TRADE SHOW. Website: http://www.gama.org/. E-mail: OneGamaGal@aol.com. Address: The Orleans Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 3/18/02 - 3/21/02.
A GAZEBO OF GAMES. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Address: The Somerset Marriott, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 3/2/02.
PRINCECON 27. Website: http://www.princetongames.org/princecon/. E-mail: http://www.bigapplecon.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: St. Paul's Church Auditorium, New York, New York. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/30/02.
CREATION SALUTES XENA AND STRONG WOMEN OF TV AND FILM. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Pennsylvania Hotel, Manhattan, New York. Dates: 3/16/02 - 3/17/02.
LUNACON 2002. Website: http://www.lunacon.org/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: The Rye Town Hilton, Rye Brook, New York. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
NONCON THE NO SUCH CONVENTION. Website: http://www.noncon.net. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
SIMCON XXIV. Website: http://www.simcon.org. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: University Of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Dates: 3/21/02 - 3/24/02.
UBCON 2002. Website: http://wings.buffalo.edu/sa/sarpa/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: University of Buffalo North Campus, Buffalo, New York. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
DURACON. Website: http://pages.hotbot.com/games/duracon/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Hawthorn Suites, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
STELLARCON 26. Website: http://www.uncg.edu/student.groups/sf3/stellarcon.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Marriott Downtown, Greensboro, North Carolina. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
TWISTERCON 2002. Website: http://www.hmgs.org/future.htm. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Bricktown Plaza Conference Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
DAYS OF HONOR. Website: http://www.kag.org/events/doh.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/25/02.
MILLENNICON 16. Website: http://www.millennicon.org/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Kings Island Resort and Conference Center, Kings Island, Ohio. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
GAMESTORM 2002. Website: http://www.pdxgames.com. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Doubletree Columbia River at Jantzen Beach On Hayden Island, Portland, Oregon. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
LEFT COAST CRIME 12. Website: http://www.LeftCoastCrime.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Columbia River DoubleTree Hotel, Portland, Oregon. Dates: 3/21/02 - 3/24/02.
COSCON 2002. Website: http://www.circleofswords.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Days Inn, Butler, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
EAST COAST HOBBY SHOW 2002. Website: http://www.hobbyshow.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Ft. Washington Expo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/25/02.
GROUND ZERO GAMES EAST COAST CONVENTION. Website: http://www.warpfish.com/jhan/ft/gzgecc/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Hotel Brunswick, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
STAR TREK. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Valley Forge Convention Center, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/9/02 - 3/10/02.
XANODRIA HORROR. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
BATTLE OF COWPENS. Website: http://www.warweb.com/histconv.html. E-mail: http://www.chaoscentral.org. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
GALACTICON. Website: http://www.thewebfool.com/galacticon/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Ramada Inn South, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
MIDSOUTHCON 20. Website: http://www.midsouthcon.org/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, Memphis, Tennessee. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
TRICON. Website: http://tricon.freewebtools.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: The Johnson City Parks and Recreation Center, Johnson City, Tennessee. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
AGGIECON. Website: http://aggiecon.tamu.edu. E-mail: YaruGL@tamu.edu. Address: Memorial Student Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dates: 3/21/02 - 3/24/02.
REVELCON 13. Website: http://www.clever.net/cam/revelcon.html. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Courtyard by Marriott, Houston, Texas. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
GAMECON 16. Website: http://clik.to/novag. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: WestPark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Date: 3/30/02.
MADICON. Website: http://www.madicon.org/index.shtml. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/31/02.
TECHNICON 19. Website: http://www.technicon.org/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Best Western Red Lion Inn, Blacksburg, Virginia. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
VIRGINIA FESTIVAL OF THE BOOK. Website: http://www.vabook.org/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Omni Charlottesville Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia. Dates: 3/20/02 - 3/24/02.
NORWESCON 25. Website: http://www.norwescon.org/. E-mail: Info@norwescon.org. Address: Seatac DoubleTree, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 3/28/02 - 3/31/02.
KUBLACON 2002. Website: http://www.beloit.edu/~bsffa/KC. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Beloit College campus, Beloit, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/31/02.
MIDWEST OPEN 2002 - VICTORY IN THE PACIFIC TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.washingtongamers.org/conventions.asp. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Executive Inn, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/2/02 - 3/3/02.
MOOCON MILWAUKEE. Website: http://www.moyevents.com/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
PLATTECON OMICRON. Website: http://pga.spamm.org/plattecon.html. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: University of Wisconsin-Platteville's campus, Platteville, Wisconsin. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
CONQUEST 2002. Website: http://www.conquest.asn.au/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Melbourne High School, South Yarra, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Dates: 3/29/02 - 4/1/02.
SWANCON 2002. Website: http://www.swancon.com/. E-mail: http://wdc2002downunder.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Canberra, Australia. Dates: 3/29/02 - 4/1/02.
HOTLEAD. Website: http://www.quadro.net/~hotlead/. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Victorian Inn, Stratford, Ontario Canada. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
TRUMPETER SALUTE 2002. Website: http://www.trumpeterclub.com/pages/salute.html. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Bonsor Recreation Centre, Burnaby, British Columbia Canada. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
ISTRAKON. Website: http://albus.ipazin.net/istrakon/e-istrakon.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Spomen Dom, Pazin, Istra, Croatia. Dates: 3/15/02 - 3/17/02.
FASTAVAL. Website: http://www.fastaval.dk/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Aarhus, Denmark. Dates: 3/28/02 - 4/1/02.
ANIME MARATHON 2002. Website: http://www.anime-marathon.de. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Bildungszentrum Nord der Deutschen Telekom, Hamburg, Germany. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
DEEPCON 3. Website: http://www.deepcon.it/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Hotel Ambasciatori, Fiuggi Terme, Italy. Dates: 3/7/02 - 3/10/02.
GOTHCON XXVI. Website: http://www.gothcon.se/>. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Hvitfeldska Gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/31/02.
BATTLEFIELD VI. Website: http://www.battlefieldevents.com/. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: The Hotel Leofric, Coventry, UK. Dates: 3/30/02 - 3/31/02.
CONCLAVE 2002. Website: http://www.conclave2002.co.uk. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: The Central Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland. Dates: 3/2/02 - 3/3/02.
CONPULSION 2002. Website: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/geas/convention/index.html. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Teviot Row Union, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dates: 3/16/02 - 3/17/02.
HELICON 2. Website: http://www.smof.demon.co.uk/helicon2.htm. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Hotel de France, St. Helier, Jersey Channel Isles, UK. Dates: 3/29/02 - 4/1/02.
MECON V. Website: http://www.mecon.org. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Staff Common Room, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Dates: 3/8/02 - 3/10/02.
MINAMI CON 8. Website: http://www.minamicon8.anime.org.uk/mc8.nsf. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: Novotel Hotel, Southhampton, England. Dates: 3/1/02 - 3/3/02.
STAR WARS DAY 6. Website: http://www.exewing.btinternet.co.uk. E-mail: email@example.com. Address: Honiton Sports Centre, Honiton, Devon, UK. Date: 3/3/02.
STARFURY: DEFIANT. Website: "http://www.starfury.co.uk. E-mail: SeanHarry@aol.com. Address: Thistle Hotel, Heathrow, London, England, UK. Dates: 3/29/02 - 3/31/02.
TOWERCON 2002. Website: http://www.towercon.co.uk. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: The Claremont Hotel, Blackpool, UK. Dates: 3/22/02 - 3/24/02.
TRIPLES '02. Website: http://www.warweb.com/histconv.html. Address: The Octagon, Sheffield, UK. Dates: 3/23/02 - 3/24/02.
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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 email@example.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.
I have started a new job, and I am getting ready for my upcoming shoulder surgery, helping Danya with the massive updates to our website, starting to learn UNIX and keeping up with schoolwork. I think I am just a little busy. <grin>
Petsmart hired me as a Pet Trainer. I actually got my official looking nametags today. I am still waiting for them to find someone to train me. The Area Pet Trainer has moved, so I am in limbo now while they fill the position. I am teaching the dog and cat seminars, so that is a little money. I taught "You and Your New Cat or Dog" in January and "Housebreaking Your Dog" in February. I don’t know what the class will be this month.
My shoulder surgery is February 27. I will be in the hospital overnight and spend the next week recovering before starting my next class for school. If I am a bit slow at answering your letters, please remember I am recovering from surgery and probably on painkillers.
As you can see, we have done a large update to the site, and we are still finding things we need to change or clarify. The new pending chat list is actually helping us make sure the submission instructions are clear and the FAQ pages are helpful. I have built two Queen’s Own chat lists and the Vanyel Fan Club chat list at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat. If you are interested in these lists, you can subscribe yourself to the Pending list (if you are working on a character) or to Vanyel Fan Club list. If you are interested in the Queen’s Own, member chat list, I will need to approve your request, which I do quickly.
Danya’s husband is helping me to learn UNIX so I can get a day job. He has been assigning me homework, just in case I thought I did not have enough to do. I really appreciate his help.
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org)
The featured artists for this newsletter are Tammy Haffen, Herald Alora 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:
c/o High Flight Arts and Letters
P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017
Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and
Healer Adept Moonstar
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