Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 5
May 1, 2001

Arab by Laura Felton

Heyla, Misty fans!

Welcome to the one year anniversary issue of the Queen’s Own newsletter under the co-Presidency of Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar! Moonstar gives you details about what has happened in the past year and how the club is growing.

In other news, the hardcover of Elvenborn should be out any day, and the paperback of Brightly Burning is scheduled for release in June. The hardcover of The Serpent’s Shadow came out in March, and the paperback for The Fire Rose became available in January. If you wish to purchase any of these or other works by Misty, please do so through the Dragonlord’s Bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm. (The Mercedes Lackey page is at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm.) A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to pay for our website, PO box and other business expenses. This is how we keep memberships in QO free, so we really appreciate your support.

We’re really looking forward to the special events coming up in Southern California. On May 16th, both Danya and Moonstar will be at a Barnes & Noble to discuss Misty’s works. Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com for the time and directions. On June 2nd, QO will be making an official trip to the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire. There are still a couple of tickets available, if you are interested. Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com for more information. On June 23rd we’ll be holding a QO Midsummer Festival in Aliso Viejo, CA. Both of the QO co-Presidents will be in attendance, and it looks as if Aurora Nelson, president of Golden Grove, will be able to attend as well. [Ed. Note: Aurora is no longer president of Golden Grove, 2/16/02.] We’re very excited about this event! Contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com for directions and additional information. We know that get-togethers are being planned elsewhere in the world as well. Keep watch in this newsletter for details. We’ll let you know what’s going on where as soon as we find out <g>! Oh, and keep watch on the boards in our Delphi forum. Lots of planning goes on there!

That said, we now return to our series of artist interviews. In this issue we talk with Herald An’Talyah Brighthawk, whose work you’ve seen in some of our newsletters and on the Dragonlords website.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    Wow. I'm pretty sure I was a junior in High School, so that'd make it around 1994-1995-ish. My persona was approved in May of 1995.

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

    Well, the first book of Misty's I ever read was Winds of Fate. How confused was I! I bought it because I liked the cover, and at the time, I hadn't gotten myself used to looking inside the covers to see if it was part of a series. But I ended up *really*, *really* liking it and from there, it was history. I had to get my hands on every Valdemar book I could. Later, I started reading some from her other series.

  3. What else do you read?

    I read anything from New Age and Self-Help books to Erotica, Dark Fantasy (which is one of my most favorite things to read. Me without a Laurell K. Hamilton and/or Tanya Huff book to read is torture. :)~), and pure good old fashioned fiction. If it looks and sounds good, I'll give it a try. Especially if it was recommended to me.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    I'm a rock/alternative kinda gal, but again, like books, my music collection is very eclectic. Filk mingles with rock and Middle Eastern, and Celtic rubs shoulders with classical and folk. :)

  5. What was the first con you went to?

    Dragon*Con, 1996. :)

  6. Do you sell your work at cons?

    No, and likely never will, for a couple different reasons, but mostly because there's no desire for me to do that. It's purely hobby and not exactly sell-worthy. :)

  7. Who or what inspires your art?

    Anything fantasy, or fantasy-like because it's different from the "norm". If it doesn't exist, you can let your imagination run wild.

  8. Do you have any formal training or mentors?


  9. How often do you draw?

    When I get that little tickle in my head and itching in my fingers. So, not too often. :) I have to feel like drawing, or otherwise, chances are it won't turn out to good.

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

    Lately, just life. ::chuckle:: I've been trying to get some of my own writing done, but there just isn't the time. Eventually. :)

Ren Faires:

Dragon by Laura Felton

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


CENTRAL VALLEY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 707-864-5706. E-mail: hisrev@community.net. Website: http://www.hisrev.org. Address: 4921 Springwood Cir., Fairfield, CA 94585-3903. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/6/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

CROSSROADS EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, CORONA, CA. FAX: 909-490-0040. E-mail: rensite@renaissanceinfo.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Crossroads Productions, PO Box 95, Riverside, CA 92502-0095. Site Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, River Road at Archibald, Corona, CA. Dates: 4/14/01 - 5/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SAN DIEGO SEASIDE RENAISSANCE & ENLIGHTENMENT FESTIVAL. FAX: 760-967-0300. E-mail: promotesd@aol.com. Website: http://promotesandiego.com. Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, PMB 108-A4, Carlsbad, CA 92008-2999. Site Address: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014-2216. Dates: 5/12/01 - 5/20/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


SALISBURY FAIRE. FAX: 515-274-0184. E-mail: salhouse@dwx.com. Website: http://www.salisburyhouse.org. Address: 4025 Tonawanda Dr., Des Moines, IA 50312. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


GREATER ST. LOUIS RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT WENTZVILLE. FAX: 636-916-1643. E-mail: inquiry@stlrenfaire.com. Website: http://www.stlrenfaire.com. Address: PO Box 148, Wentzville, MO 63385. Site Address: Rotary Park, Wentzville, MO 63385. Dates: 5/11/01 - 5/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 417-924-8619. E-mail: mansfieldhouse@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.themansfieldhouse.com. Address: PO Box 628, Mansfield, MO 65704. Site Address: 299l Highway A, Mansfield, MO 65704. Dates: 6/2/01 - 6/10/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY RENAISSANCE KINGDOM. FAX: 908-903-0481. E-mail: dunn-ley@njkingdom.com. Website: http://www.njkingdom.com. Address: 28 Fordham Rd., Somerset, NJ 08873. Site Address: 345 Davidson Ave., Somerset, NJ 08873-4119. Dates: 5/19/01 - 6/24/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

STOCKWOOD RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 908-638-8141. E-mail: info@stockwoodfaire.com. Website: http://www.stockwoodfaire.com. Address: Lundegaard Productions, P.O. Box 155, High Bridge, NJ 08829. Site Address: Twin Lakes Lodge, Hurley, NY. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/6/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.


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.


TENACITY 1. E-mail: paulette.baker@mindspring.com. Address: Radisson Hotel, Birmingham, Alabama. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


LEPRECON 27. Website: http://www.leprecon.org. E-mail: lep27@leprecon.org. Address: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


ROC*KON 2001. Website: http://www.rockon.org. E-mail: pengwen@ipa.net . Address: Best Western Innetowne, Little Rock, Arkansas. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


BAY AREA GAMES DAY XVI. Website: http://www.best.com/~davekohr/gamesday. Address: Los Altos Public Library, San Francisco, California. Date: 5/5/01.

BAYCON 2001. Website: http://www.baycon.org. E-mail: info@baycon.org. Address: San Jose DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, California. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

CONDOR 2K+1. Website: http://members.home.net/dkeais/condor. E-mail: dkeais@home.com. Address: DoubleTree Hotel - Del Mar, San Diego, California. Date: 5/01

GAMEX 2001. Website: http://strategicon.webjump.com. E-mail: cbrien@libertybay.com. Address: LAX Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

GMT GAMES WEEKEND 2001. Website: http://www.gmtgames.com. E-mail: gmtgames@aol.com. Address: Hanford Mall, Hanford, California. Date: 5/01.

HERCULES & XENA. Website: http://www.creationent.com. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Pasadena Center, Pasadena, California. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

KUBLACON. Website: http://www.kublacon.com. E-mail: info@KublaCon.com. Address: Oakland Airport Hilton, Oakland, California. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.


JACON 2001. Website: http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~jaco. E-mail: twinkle6@prodigy.net. Address: UCF Student Union on the University of Central Florida Campus, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 5/11/01 - 5/13/01.

OASIS 14. Website: http://oasfis.org. E-mail: jcr@digital.net. Address: Radisson Plaza Orlando, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

RECON 2001. Website: http://www.hmgssouth.org/recon.htm. E-mail: rhettscott@aol.com. Address: Travel Lodge (formerly Best Western) at Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


VULKON ATLANTA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.


ANIME CENTRAL 2001. Website: http://www.acen.org. E-mail: aceninfo@acen.org. Address: Sheraton Arlington Park, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dates: 5/11/01 - 5/13/01.

BOOKEXPO AMERICA. Website: http://bookexpo.reedexpo.com. E-mail: inquiry@bookexpoamerica.reedexpo.com. Address: McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 5/30/01 - 6/3/01.

CARVERCON 2001. E-mail: acarver@aol.com. Address: Radisson Hotel, 75 W. Algonquin, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 or Anthony Carver, P.O. Box 87138, Chicago, IL 60680-0138. Phone: 1-773-874-3781. Dates: 5/24/01 - 5/27/01.

DUCKON X. Website: http://www.duckon.org. E-mail: info@duckon.org. Address: Lisle Hyatt Corporetum, Lisle, Illinois. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.

GAMEFEST V. Website: http://www.gamebase7.org. E-mail: johnkavain@hotmail.com. Address: Holy Innocents Fr. Pajack Hall, Chicago, Illinois. Date: 5/19/01.


DEMICON XII. Website: http://dragon.e-qual.net/demi.html. E-mail: jroth@theclc.com. Address: University Park Holiday Inn, Des Moines, Iowa. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

JEN-CON. Website: http://cornell-iowa.edu/chess_and_games. E-mail: j-reiser@cornell-iowa.edu. Address: Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/5/01.


CALL TO ARMS 2001. Website: http://www.hahmgs.org/calltoarms.htm. E-mail: bbeal@cysource.com. Address: Best Western Inn & Conf Cntr., Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


ODYSSEY CON 2001. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/scifi/odcon. E-mail: odfellows@excite.com. Address: Old Hall High Gymnasium, Harlan, Kentucky. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


BALTICON 35. Website: http://www.balticon.org. E-mail: dale@bsfs.org. Address: Baltimore Omni Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

GAMES DAY 2001. Website: http://www.rtgames.com/gcom/gamingevents.html. E-mail: GamesofMD@aol.com. Address: Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Hall, Cockeysville, Maryland. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR - LIEUTVIA. Website: http://www.vialarp.org. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/5/01.


THE BLACK ROAD. Website: http://www.theblackroad.org. E-mail: info@theblackroad.org. Address: The Embassy Suites, Marlborough, Massachusetts. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


MEDIAWEST*CON 2001. Website: http://members.aol.com/MdiaWstCon/mwc.htm. E-mail: MdiaWstCon@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn South, Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

MOTOR CITY COMIC CON. Website: http://motorcityconventions.com. E-mail: michael@motorcityconventions.com, gary@motorcityconventions.com. Address: Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


MARSCON. Website: http://www.marscon.com. E-mail: 2001info@marscon.org. Address: Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 5/11/01 - 5/13/01.


CONQUEST 32. Website: http://www.kcsciencefiction.org/con32.htm. E-mail: SFreader@unicom.net. Address: Park Place Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.


MISCON 15. Website: http://www.miscon.org. E-mail: enigma@bigsky.net, web_being@miscon.org. Address: Doubletree Edgewater, Missoula, Montana. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.


ALPHACON. Website: http://www.alphaconcentral.com. E-mail: djlldl@aol.com. Address: Omaha Civic Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

New Hampshire

NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Syraandor site, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

New Jersey

ATOMIC GENERATION COLLECTIBLES CONVENTION. Website: http://www.atomicgeneration.com. E-mail: hercules@snip.net. Address: Runnemede Holiday Inn, Runnemede, New Jersey. Dates: 5/6/01.

DREAMATION 2001. Website: http://www.dexposure.com/dreamation.html. E-mail: becca@dexposure.com. Address: Sheraton Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

SVAHA: EMERGENCE. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com. E-mail: GazeboGM@hotmail.com. Address: The Somerset Marriott, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

New York

SFRA 2001. Website: http://www.klink.net/~fcs/sfra2001.html. E-mail: wombat@sff.net. Address: Schenectady Ramada Inn & Convention Center, Schenectady, New York. Dates: 5/24/01 - 5/27/01.

North Carolina

ANIMAZEMENT 2001. Website: http://www.animazement.org. E-mail: maxwellj@ipass.net. Address: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.


DRUMS ALONG THE MAUMEE - 2. Website: http://drumsalongthemaumee.homestead.com. E-mail: JTHOMA227@AOL.COM. Address: The Clarion Hotel, Toledo, Ohio. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/19/01.

MARCON 36. Website: http://www.marcon.org. E-mail: info@marcon.org. Address: Hyatt Regency and Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

PALADIN GAME HUNTER'S GAME AUCTION. E-mail: PaladinGH@gateway.net. Address: SPELLBINDERS 257 S. Water St. Kent, Ohio 44240. Date: 5/5/01.

STEEL VALLEY CON 2001. Website: http://www.cc.ysu.edu/gaming-guild/SVC2001/SVCon.htm. E-mail: gaming-guild@cc.ysu.edu. Address: Belmont Inn & Suites, Youngstown, Ohio. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

THE WOMEN OF STAR TREK VOYAGER CONVENTION. Website: http://www.makeitsoproductions.com. E-mail: emily@makeitsoproductions.com. Address: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio. Dates: 5/26/01 - 5/27/01.


XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 5/19/01 - 5/20/01.

South Dakota

MAGE-CON NORTH VII. Website: http://www.mage-page.com. E-mail: grumpmail@home.com. Address: Ramkota Best Western Inn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.


DAGORHIR BELTAINE VII. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. E-mail: kegg@dagorhir.com. Address: Long Ago, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 5/3/01 - 5/6/01.

LIBERTYCON 15. Website: http://www.libertycon.org. E-mail: libcon@cdc.net. Address: Ramada Inn South, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

NASHCON 01. Website: http://www.stuckindoors.com/showevent.asp?affiliate=26Pjzt&eventid=455DCy4. E-mail: gaiserco@bellsouth.net. Address: Downtown Sheraton, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.


LONG RANGE DESERT CONVENTION. Website: http://www.klio.net/LRDC/. E-mail: desertrat@professorbeaker.com. Address: Vintage Villas, Austin, Texas. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


CONDUIT 11. Website: http://www.conduit.sfcon.org. E-mail: conduit@conduit.sfcon.org. Address: Airport Hilton, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.


MALICE DOMESTIC XIII. Website: http://users.erols.com/malice. E-mail: malice@erols.com. Address: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


ANGLICON XIV. Website: http://www.webwitch.com/anglicon. E-mail: anglicon@rocketmail.com. Address: Seatac Radisson Hotel, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.

ENFILADE! Website: http://nhmgs.simplenet.com/conventions.html. E-mail: timac@mindspring.com. Address: Best Western Executive Inn & Convention Center, Tacoma/Fife, Washington. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

FRENZY. Website: http://www.frenzyexpo.com. E-mail: info@frenzyexpo.com. Address: Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Dates: 5/14/01 - 5/17/01.

WORLD HORROR CONVENTION. Website: http://www.whc2001.org. E-mail: whc2001@uswest.net. Address: Seattle Marriott Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.


WESTCON VI. Website: http://www.dwave.net/~roygbiv/sfevents.html. E-mail: roygbiv@dwave.net. Address: Wausau West High School, Wausau, Wisconsin. Date: 5/12/01.

WISCON 25. Website: http://www.sf3.org/wiscon. E-mail: wiscon.concom@lists.best.com. Address: Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.


AURAN BIG WEEKEND. Website: http://www.thebigweekend.com. E-mail: k.done@qut.edu.au. Address: Griffith University, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Mt. Gravatt, Queensland, Australia. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/7/01.

CSFCON. Website: http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/CSFCon.html. E-mail: vanessa.jacobsen@cbr.defence.gov.au. Address: The Canberra Museum and Gallery, London Crt., Canberra City, Australia. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/6/01.

FRIENDS OF SCIENCE FICTION. Website: http://www.fsf.com.au. E-mail: bookings@fsf.com.au. Address: Lidcombe Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dates: 5/19/01 - 5/20/01.

QUEENSLAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: garyjohnson@uq.net.au. Address: Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/6/01.

WSGS 2001. Website: http://www.zipworld.com.au/~wsgs. E-mail: wsgs@zipworld.com.au. Address: The Blacktown Police Citizens Youth Club (PCYC), Blacktown, NSW, Australia. Dates: 5/5/01 - 5/6/01.


ANIME NORTH 2001. Website: http://www.animenorth.com. E-mail: info@animenorth.com. Address: Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

CANGAMES 2001. Website: http://www.iosphere.net/~cangames. E-mail: cangames@iosphere.net. Address: Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario Canada. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.

CLOSE QUARTERS STANDBY 4. Website: http://www.oversight.org. E-mail: oversight_1@hotmail.com. Address: Toronto Airport Marriott, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

COSTUMECON 19. Website: http://www.costume-con.org/CC19. E-mail: capsam@nucleus.com. Address: Westin Hotel, Calgary, Alberta Canada. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

KEYCON. Website: http://members.tripod.com/~keycon2001. E-mail: nsv@mb.sympatico.ca. Address: Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. Dates: 5/18/01 - 5/20/01.

VCON 26. Website: http://www.v-con.org. E-mail: dmcgover@direct.ca. Address: Surrey Inn, 9850 King George Hwy., Burnaby, British Columbia Canada. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.


CONCLAVE 2001. Website: http://www.thegatheringlimerick.com. E-mail: conclave@thegatheringlimerick.com. Address: Jury's Hotel on the Ennis Road, Limerick, Ireland. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

The Netherlands

STARCON 2001. Website: http://www.dutchstarcon.com. E-mail: cantina@home.nl. Address: Hotel "De Druiventros" in Berkel-Enschot tilburg, nb, The Netherlands. Date: 5/12/01.

New Zealand

ARMAGEDDON BUFFY INVITATIONAL. Website: http://www.pulpexpo.com. E-mail: whoami@ihug.co.nz. Address: Aotea Centre Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. Date: 5/26/01.


LINCON 2001. Website: http://www.sverok.se/lincon. E-mail: rick_s_chris@hotmail.com. Address: Anders Ljungstedts Gymnasium, Linköping, Sweden. Dates: 5/23/01 - 5/27/01.

United Kingdom

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CONVENTION 2001. Website: http://batb-bfc.intercosmos.com/AMIT/index.html. E-mail: amit.convention@btinternet.com. Address: Davenport Park Hotel, Stockport, Manchester, UK. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/6/01.

DIONYSIA 2001. Website: http://www.dionysia.ukf.net. E-mail: dionysia_2001@hotmail.com. Address: Britannia Hotel, Marsh Wall, London, UK. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/28/01.

DUGGLEY BUG BALL VI. Website: http://members.aol.com/dudleybug. E-mail: dudleybug@aol.com. Address: Rowley Regis College, West Midlands, UK. Date: 5/5/01.

ECLECTIC 21. Website: http://www.eclectic21.co.uk. E-mail: eclectic21@burble.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Leicester, UK. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

ODYSSEY 2001. Website: http://www.sector14.co.uk. E-mail: odyssey@sector14.co.uk. Address: The Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK. Dates: 5/4/01 - 5/7/01.

PARTIZAN 2001. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts, UK. Date: 5/27/01.

SECCOND. Website: http://www.seccon.org.uk. E-mail: seccond@sjbradshaw.cix.co.uk. Address: DeVere Hotel, Swindon, UK. Dates: 5/25/01 - 5/27/01.

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

Gwen by Gwenaelle Durand

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Cyril of Nightglade by Michelle Cornette

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

This is a very special newsletter for us. It marks our first year running Queen’s Own, and most of our feedback so far has been great. We thank you for that and want you to know we love hearing from you. I believe that is what makes our club so special. I know many of you; we have become friends through e-mail, and it makes me happy that we are all so close. Beyond gushing, there are three topics I wish to address this issue.

The first is our club has grown from twenty members when we started to eighty members now. It is delightful when old members come out of the woodwork. We also approved twelve of those members ourselves. We have 85 people currently working on personas, some of which we expect to be finished soon. The Queen’s Own website has had over 13,500 visitors this year! The Delphi forum for members has about 350 posts, which is nearly one a day. The subjects cover many of our common interests and are a great way to get to know each other. This is one of my favorite ways to find out how you all are doing.

Secondly, I was asked recently by a friend "Why should I join Queen’s Own? It seems like a lot of work when I can read the newsletters with art for free." Our club is so much more than receiving the newsletter in your box on the first of each month. You get invited to the private areas of Queen’s Own including the Delphi forum and chat as well as the e-mail chats. This summer there are at least three get-togethers in Southern California for Queen’s Own members, and others are being planned around the world. I think one of the best things about becoming a member is creating your persona. Misty really wants to emphasize education in her club as well as community service. Danya and I wholeheartedly support both pursuits. It was one of our reasons for continuing the club. In Queen’s Own you meet lots of like-minded people-I know I have.

Lastly, I want to mention Children of Velgarth, vol. 2, issue 2, is due out May 1st. Please send all checks to the P.O. Box. I am going to move at the end of May, and I don’t want any lost orders. In case you hadn’t heard Jan Tellevast won the art contest with her "Healer" piece. Everything published in the newsletter and zine from now on will be considered for the art contest, which will be a yearly event. The next winner will be announced April 1, 2002.

On a personal note, my move to California is impending. The movers are packing everything up on the 24th and 25th of May, and everything will be picked up Memorial Day. To make matters more confusing, I am not sure when I am leaving Montana. I can guarantee I will be in California by June 14th and probably sooner. I will also be in California May 10-19 to close escrow on my new house, and my husband is going to a job fair. The best part is I get to stay with my best friend and co-President Danya.

Keep writing my friends; there are two new newsletters, which need submissions.



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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.

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 artists for this online version of the newsletter are Michell Cornette, Herald Alora, Laura Felton and Gwenaelle Durand. 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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