Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 6, No. 3
March 1, 2005

Embrace by Devin Harris

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all you Irish (and honorary Irish ) folk out there! Hope all is going well with the lot of you. Do drop us a line and tell us what you are doing. We love to hear from you!

The Renaissance Pleasure Faire of Southern California (the one featured in Bedlam’s Bard) is going to be held April 16 - May 22, 2005, Saturdays and Sundays, at the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area. Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com if you are interested in getting a QO group together to attend.

Publication News: Sanctuary, the next installment in the Joust series, and the mass-market paperback edition of Alta should now be available in your bookstores. The hardcover edition of Ill Met By Moonlight, the next installment in the SERRAted Edge series (this one coauthored with Roberta Gellis) has also hit the shelves.

Mad Maudlin (with Rosemary Edghill) is still scheduled to arrive at bookstores in paperback in May.

The paperback of This Rough Magic (with Eric Flint and Dave Freer) should be available for purchase starting in June.

Bedlam’s Edge, the next installment in the Bedlam’s Bard series (coauthored with Rosemary Edghill), is still on track for release in August. Di Tregarde fans, look for the re-release of Children of the Night in August as well.

Thanks to all of you who support QO by making purchases through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore (http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm). We really appreciate the help with the club’s expenses so that we can keep the memberships in QO free.

Chapter News: If you are the leader of a running chapter, please check your listing in the QO newsletter (below) to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date.

Hope all of you have a wonderful spring break/celebration/etc.!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for March. Faires are indexed alphabetically by state. Have any information about any other Renaissance Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: arizonarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: Jeffrey Siegel,12601 East Highway 60, Apache Junction, AZ, 85219. Dates: 2/5/05 – 3/27/05. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


CALAVERAS CELTIC FAIRE. Site Address: Calaveras Fairgrounds Highway 49 Angels Camp, California, 95222. Dates: 3/12/05 - 3/13/05.


FLORIDA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL SOUTH. E-mail: info@ren-fest.com. Website: http://www.ren-fest.com. Address: Bobby Rodriguez Productions, Inc., 800 NW 57th Pl, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 33309. Site Address: Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach, FL. Dates: 2/12/05 – 3/13/05. Open/Close: 10 AM – Sunset.

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.


CONVERGENCE. E-mail: info@convergence-con.org. Website: http://www.convergence-con.org/. Address: 1437 Marshall Avenue, Suite 203, St. Paul, MN, 55104. Site Address: Sheraton South, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Bloomington, MN, 55435. Dates: 7/1/05 – 7/3/05. Guests: Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon!

United Kingdom

Paragon2 (Eastercon: British National SF Convention). Website: http://www.paragon2.org.uk. E-mail: members@paragon2.org.uk. Address: Hanover International Hotel, Hinckley, Leicestershire. Dates: 3/25/05 – 3/28/05.

For additional Convention information, visit Convention Outpost by Jenga at http://www.geocities.com/jengacons/.

Evil Pink by Devin Harris

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 $0.37 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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Fae Warrior by Devin Harris

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.

If you were working on a persona who is no longer listed at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm that means we have not heard from you in over a year. To revive your persona, simply message Danya at Legend@malcor.com and tell her that your persona is in "Deep Storage." She will pull it out for you and reactivate your submission.

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.

Little Girl by Devin Harris

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

I have been overwhelmed by personal events the last few months. My ex-husband's move to Malaysia has really made life challenging; however, I am very happy to say that the support I have received from Queen's Own folk has made my life so much easier. As many of you have probably guessed, and rightly pointed out, my Vanyel prints are much better here with me than anywhere else, though I know any of you would love them as much as I do. And for that I thank you so much.

I didn't really take into account how much work a Master's degree really is and for that I apologize to the many of you that I owe letters. My life is pretty much full with my homework and being sure that my son gets his homework done on time.

I have taken a few moments off to sneak to the movies, and I must say that Hitch was great, though I am not sure I would recommend it with casual daters <Grin>. I am excited for Bambi to be released to DVD and will be getting The Incredibles on the 15th. Have any of you seen any good movies lately? Write a review! I would love to see all you write something: a review, a story, a poem, your favorite recipe (Karen puts those into the Herald's Companion.).

I have noticed a bigger influx of personas, and I can hope you guys keep writing and keep our zines going. I have noticed many of the fanzines tapering off.




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 newsletter is Devin Harris, who granted us special permission to display these pieces. 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


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and

Healer Adept Moonstar

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