Queen's Own
Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 2, Vol. I, No. 5
March 13, 1999

(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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Queen's Own/Merging of the Ways

The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

Border ArtMark Shepherd, Lazerwarz Available 5/99 from Baen Books:

Lazerwarz by Mark Shepherd the third in the Elvendude series.

From Fast Food to Fast Lasers--Dobie's ambitions didn't extend much past working in fast food--until the Lazerwarz arena came to town. There he discovered the world of laser tag and, with it, a warrior's persona he never knew he possessed. Then a goddess in disguise picks him up in a shiny red Corvette, and the fireworks really get started.

Just to recap what was in the last newsletter, I will be putting new releases from Josepha Sherman, Mark Shepherd and Holly Lisle, and, of course, Misty herself, in the newsletters from now on! I've gotten good responses so far, so I'll keep the releases coming!

This just in!!! Do you like Fantasy and Science Fiction? Join the N3F and find fan­dom in your mailbox!

The National Fantasy Fan Federation is a general interest fan club whose members meet largely through correspondence, both regular and e-mail. It was founded more than 50 years ago when all types of imaginative literature, including science fiction, were called fantasy. The club's purpose is to bring together fans of every type and to provide a place where new fans can explore the diversity of fan­dom. They have 2 bi-monthly publications. One, Tightbeam, contains letters of comment, articles, book reviews and other fannish material. The other, The Na­tional Fantasy. Fan, contains club business and information about all the activities available within the club. Dues for this ultimate fantasy and science fiction club are [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.]. For further information on N3F activities or membership, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.]. Their website is [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.]. Join us, we would love to have you!

Happy 17th Birthday Tarah We love you Schmoo! Steve & Kathi
A note from the editor:

I have recently found out that the address for Stamps for Life is no longer a valid address. If anyone has any information regarding this, please contact me. Thanks!

Remember, the newsletter is now available in e-mail format for only [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.], no matter where you are in the world. If you would like to change to e-mail format, either email me or mail me with your snail mail and your e-mail address!!

Firebird Arts and Music carries all of Misty’s books and lots of other merchandise. From Babylon 5 soundtracks to Larry’s art prints. From the music of Frank Hayes to porcelain jewelry. From kits for plastic knights to Robin Hood characters to doll-size costume patterns for Heralds & Shin’a’in. From Oneida Indian Nation T-shirts to Celtic design gift wrap. Visit their website at http://firebirdarts.com. If you want a "real" catalog, send $3 to Firebird Arts & Music, PO Box 3068, Portland OR 97294-3268. To place an order, call 1-800-752-0494. For more information, please use 1-503-255-5751. Firebird does not answer inquiries from prison addresses.

Also new from Firebird is an e-mail list for Misty fans, to keep you up-to-date on the latest news. If you would like to be included, send your email address to Teri: firebird@firebirdarts.com.

For news about TEMPEST, visit their web page http://darkmoon.simplenet.com/tempest. You can send e-mail to Lief and the other band members at tempest_rock@hotmail.com.
[Ed. note 2002: Old text replaced with: "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. ".]
Flights of Fantasy [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.] specializes in new and used science fiction & fantasy, mystery & suspense, romance books, role-playing, tabletop gaming and collectible card games. Owner Maria Perry will do special orders in any genre. Looking for a special book? Give Maria your want list--she’ll do her best for you! For orders outside the 518 area code, call [Ed. note 2002: Old contact information withheld.]. Webpage http://www.fof.net, E-mail: fof@albany.net. Flights of Fantasy accepts orders from inmates.
Sink or Swim is a helpful guide for aspiring editors, based on the experiences of past and present editors. It costs $1.50 for a copy. Checks should be made payable to Aurora Nelson. Email: temarrea@Yahoo.com, or write Sink or Swim C/O Aurora Nelson [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.].
Looking for stationery supplies that mirror your love of sword and sorcery? Questing for the perfect gift for that fantasy enthusiast in your life? Then give Ellen Million Graphics and her band of artist a try! We are your complete source for quality FANTASY STATIONERY! Discover the power of the "Sorceress" and drown in the dark "Bloodfest"; bask in the moment of "Precious Serenity", warmed by the softest "Butterfly Kisses"; enjoy a ride on the "Dragon Sled" while the pegasus are "Soaring", and find "Peace on Earth" with "The Christmas Unicorn" and "Betrothed Warriors". Recoiled products in B&W, single or full color. No SASE needed, just write and ask for your first FREE catalog! Custom work availableif you can dream it, we can draw it. Send inquiries to: Ellen Million Graphics, [Ed Note 2002: Ellen Million Graphics can now be found at http://www.ellenmilliongraphics.com.]. (Dealer inquiries welcome)

[Ed. Note 2002: Personals have been withheld from the online version of this newsletter because of the private information they contained.]


[Ed. Note 2002: Penpal notices have been withheld from the online version of this newsletter because of the private information they contained.]


  • Arrows OnLine - To find Arrows OnLine on America OnLine, follow these directions: Keyword: books. Click on Chat & Messages. The next window you see will have a scroll down box on the left side, scroll down until you see MERCEDES LACKEY. Once on the page, go to the listbox for MESSAGE BOARDS. Select: MERCEDES LACKEY FANDOM and there you are! For an Orientation Kit, meeting info, information on the chapter Fanzine and more, email [Ed. Note 2002: Addresses withheld] and they’ll be there to help.

  • Herald Jaala stands on a table and claps her hands to gain the attention of he Herald's Revel: "OK folks, ,just a short commercial break to tell you about a wonderful chapter called Austral'a'in. It's two years old in November, and is open to new members not just from Australia (as the name implies) but, from the world over. We print loads of fanfic, as well as poems, reviews, artwork and whatever else is submitted!!" She grins impishly, flicking a dark lock of hair back from her face. "For your money, you get eight issues a year, of eight pages each. The costs are, for Australians, [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.]. For people overseas [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date information withheld.]. We'd love to be able to charge the same for people all over the world, but we just can't afford it with the steep price of postage." Taking a bow, Herald Jaala sits. A slender woman, Healer Cinnamon, with long curly hair the colour of her name, stands. "She forgot to mention, that we also have a. 50 page fanzine full of fanfic and Misty related poems and artwork for sale at the same cost as a year's subscription to the newsletter. Tfae address for both is Austral'a'in C/0 Cassandra Vuksa [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date address withheld.]. Thanks for listening!"

  • "Hmm. What exactly is that `zine, Companion's Choice anyway? Maybe I should get more information." If you've ever wondered that (or even if you haven't), then you've come to the right place! With this one little ad­dress you can get answers to all of your questions and maybe even meet a few nifty people. (Well, what have you got to loose? It's better than doing nothing!) So write me about this very exciting (or at least semi-entertaining) chapter of Queen's Own at Emily Watts [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date address withheld.]. Remember, at the very least, you'll start getting more in your mailbox!

  • The Herald’s Companion - Herald’s Companion C/O Karen Bertke 5694 Scarborough Drive Cincinnati OH 45238.

  • Pacific Northwest Collegium - C/O Laura Cameron/Moonglade K’Shena [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld.]

  • The Vales is a yearly zine. Kendra Renaud,[Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • On The Wing costs $2.00, and is nearly 20 pages in length. This zine is completely dedicated to the Tayledras. I am also accepting submissions, stories, art, poetry, etc. Please contact me at: Kendra Renaud, [Ed. Note 2002: Address withheld; no longer published.]

  • Rea climbs up on her chair. "Okay guys, I didn't think that I'd be doing this again, but here I am. Y'all remember Golden Grove?, the CA Chapter QO newsletter? Well, since it's been dead a couple of years, I'm taking it over. The first issue was out. March first. Subscriptions cost 12 stamps/$4.00 for twelve issues. To all the old members: I've mailed flyers to y'all, but some of you have moved, and your forwarding has expired. Write me! No SASE needed, just legibly print your address on a sheet of paper. Write to GG c/o Aurora Nelson: [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date address withheld.] or you can e-mail me at [Ed. note 2003: Out-of-date address withheld.]." Rea sits down at her desk and con­tinues working on the first new GG issue, hoping people will send submissions too!.
Again, no personas to recognize ... Makes one wonder ...

If information is needed to complete, start or finesse your persona, write me! I'm happy to be of service!

Other Fandoms

  • Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Fantasy Magazine. Open it up and find stories that transport you from everyday into a magical place populated by fantastic beings and governed by mystical forces. Four issues a year, [Ed. Note 2002: Old info withheld.]

  • Michael Praed - Michael Praed Network Newsletter C/O Kate Raymond PO Box 516 Midlothian IL 60445.

  • Doctor Who and other Media - The Prydonians of Prynceton PO Box 3194 Princeton NJ 08543-3194. Dues are $12 ($22 for first class postage) for their monthly newsletter, The Prydonian Renegade.

  • Tanya Huff - NINE ABOVE! PO Box 204 Brattlenboro, VT 05302-0204.

  • Anne McCafffrey/Pern - Contact Weyrleader R’nier at dragonfodder@gmail.com for current information.

  • Adrian Paul of Highlander - Peace APFC PO Box 4593 North Hollywood, CA 91617 or Peace APFC PO Box 519 Bromley Kent BR2 9WX ENGLAND.

  • Lois Bujold can be reached at lois@dendarii.com. "The Bujold Nexus" is at http://www.dendarii.com. For a sample issue of the Dendarii Dispatch and information of Lois’s fan club, send a SASE to Dendarii Dispatch C/O Kaye Carrasco PO Box 1414 Roswell NM 88202-1414 USA.

  • Pandemonium - The official Melanie Rawn club invites you to join their ranks. SASE for more information: Irena Pereira PO Box 18A146 Los Angeles, CA 90018.

  • Dragonlords of Dumnonia - Contact L.A. Malcor at legend@oxy.edu or visit the website at http://wwww.dragonlordsnet.com for more information.

[Ed. Note 2002: Old pricing and contact information withheld. See below.]

Next date is April 24, 1999. Deadline far submissions is April 17, 1999. The earlier the better folks.

Queen’s Own - Merging of the Ways 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. [Ed. Note 2002: Old address withheld.] This newsletter is published to inform and entertain the club’s membership; no infringement of anyone’s copyrights is intended.

Last issue mailing day helper in December was Jason Hoff (If you would like to help on mailing day, please call me at 818l386/2063, all help is greatly appreciated!)

Border art - Holly Wedo

Editor and President - Robin Ready [Ed. Note 2002: Contact info withheld.

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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 artist for this edition of the newsletter was uncredited. If you have a clue whom it was, please contact Herald-Mage Adept Danya at Legend@malcor.com. 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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