Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 3, No. 5
May 1, 2002

Herald-Calisa by Devin Harris

Heyla, Misty fans!

Wow! Can you believe it? This is our second anniversary issue! A lot of things have happened over the past two years, some of which Moonstar details in this month’s note from her. We have had over 53,600 hits to our website, and our traffic continues to grow every week. We are tremendously grateful for the prominent mention we received in The Valdemar Companion, which has helped many former members find us and which has led dozens of future members to us as well. We continue to add and revive chapters. (See their ads below.) We have added an overview of our regional chapters at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochap.htm. Check it out! Please help support your local QO organization. This is part of how we keep our fantastic zines running!

On a related note, Tayledras Royal k'Vesia, the new Dean Arrows Online, a Chapter of Queen's Own, invites you to join him for:

Mercedes Lackey's Book Chat Discussion
Wednesday Nights
9-10 EST
Reading Room on AOL

This discussion is open to anyone who loves Mercedes Lackey’s works; you do not have to be a member of Arrows or QO to participate. Check out the Arrows message boards for the weekly topic.

The official QO trip to the Southern California Renaissance Pleasure Faire (which was featured in Bedlam’s Bard) will be May 19th. If you are planning to attend, let us know so we can make arrangements to meet you either at the front gate at opening or elsewhere during the day.

Do you have a school paper you are particularly proud of or an article that you have written? Perhaps you’ve seen a movie or read a book and would like to share your thoughts? The Compass Rose, our nonfiction journal, is taking submissions for the next issue, which will hopefully be out in June. You can find submission details at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qojournal.htm.

On the non-Misty front, Ron Brown of RB Publishing sent us the following message:

"L.W. Currey and RB Publishing will soon be releasing Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Non-Fiction--Revised Edition. This book was originally published in 1979, and quickly became the primary resource for collectors and book dealers in determining first edition and state of Science Fiction and Fantasy Books through 1977. It has been out of print since and sells for over $200 when and if found. Mr. Currey has just revised this work and it will be available on CD ROM sometime between May 1, and June 1, 2002. It can be ordered now, however, at a significant PRE-PUBLISHING DISCOUNT. This discount will be for a limited time and for a limited number of copies. If interested, you can go to: http://www.cd-bookshop.com and get more details."

It looks as if Battlestar Galactica will become a 4-hour miniseries, featuring some of the original cast. This endeavor is a tribute to the power of fans to influence what we read and see. For more details, visit http://www.battlestarfanclub.com.

Our interviewee for this issue is Jaime Paz (aka Scout Brightshadow k'Vala), one of the co-Presidents of Golden Grove, the California chapter of Queen’s Own.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    My persona was approved in the February 2001 newsletter.

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

    Gryphons (from a computer game and from my love of mytholigical creatures).

  3. What else do you read?

    Harry Potter, Star Wars (used to anyway), and LotR.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    Almost any, with the exception of music that makes absolutely no sense (heavy metalish stuff).

  5. What was the first con you went to?

    Haven't been to one yet.

  6. What do you like the best about Queen's Own?

    There are other people out there that are like me!! We help each other too, personally if it just so happens .

  7. Why did you choose to the editor of a Queen's Own fanzine/newsletter?

    It needed to be done. A fanzine is important for bringing in more people and expanding our Queen's Own club, and it brings more enjoyment in joining a club as well.

  8. What does putting out an issue of your fanzine/newsletter involve?

    Considerable time, patience, and the energy and passion to do so.

  9. What do you like to see in the way of story and/or art submissions to your fanzine/newsletter?

    Any at all, as long as it's based on QO. I'm actually planning myself in submitting a few stories I'm writing up to the fanzine (as well as to the other fanzines)

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

    A story set in the time of Heralds of Valdemar series, only after the events of the Mages Storms and Darian’s tale. About another Eastern Empire attack and the return of a demon. More on that later . . .

Ren Faires:

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


CEDAR SPRINGS RENAISSANCE MAYFAIRE. FAX: 530-642-1904. Address: 6029 Gold Meadows Rd., Placerville, CA, 95067. Site Address: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville, CA, 95067. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

CROSSROADS EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL, CORONA, CA. FAX: 909-490-0040. E-mail: . Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 95, Riverside, CA, 92502-0095. Site Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, River Road at Archibald, Corona, CA. Dates: 4/13/02 - 5/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: renmail@renaissanceinfo.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 95, Riverside, CA 92502-0095. Dates: 4/13/02 - 5/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: P.O. Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA, 92427. Site Address: Glen Helen Regional Park, 2555 Glen Helen Pkwy., Devore, CA 92428. Dates: 5/04/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SAN DIEGO SEASIDE RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND ENLIGHTENMENT FESTIVAL. FAX: 760-434-3489. E-mail: theladysullivan@aol.com. Website: http://sandiegorenaissance.com. Address: 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Suite 108-A4, Carlsbad, CA, 92008-2999. Site Address: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014-2216. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/20/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SHASTA HIGHLANDS CELTIC AND RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 530-244-0331. E-mail: shastahighlands@mindspring.com. Website: http://www.shastahighlands.org. Address: 1925 Shasta St, Suite A, Redding, CA, 96001. Site Address: Anderson River Park, Anderson, CA, 96007. Dates: 4/27/02 - 4/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

TULARE COUNTY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: tulfair@prodigy.net. Website: http://www.stmortimer.org. Address: 1372 E. Finch, Tulare, CA, 93274-3035. Dates: 4/27/02 - 4/28/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

VALHALLA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 530-544-7348. E-mail: sbd97@earthlink.net. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/sltcarlson/. Address: 3839 Oak Glen Dr., Santa Rosa, CA, 95404. Site Address: Camp Richardsons Resort, 1900 Jameson Beach Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


JACON. 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: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com. Address: Norma Pope, P.O. Box 986, Fairburn, GA, 30213. Dates: 4/20/02 - 6/2/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6 PM.


THE MWD WATERLOO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 319-235-7489. E-mail: serfboard@hotmail.com. Website: http://members.home.net/iowafaire/index.com. Address: Waterloo Center for the Arts, 225 Commercial St, Waterloo, IA, 50701. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/02/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SALISBURY FAIRE. E-mail: salhouse@dwx.com. Website: http://www.salisburyhouse.org. Address: Salisbury House Foundation, 4025 Tonawanda Dr., Des Moines, IA, 50312. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02. Open/Close: 10 AM - 7 PM, Sun. til 6 PM.


HIGGINS FAIRE. E-mail: higgins@higgins.org. Website: http://www.higgins.org. Address: Higgins Armory Museum, Malory Truman, 100 Barber Ave., Worcester, MA, 01606. Date: 5/4/02. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

PRINCE WILLIAM'S FAIRE. E-mail: s_s_p_96@hotmail.com. Address: Timothy Bembenek, Sword & Shield Productions, 118 Auburn St, Auburn, MA, 01501. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/19/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER ST. LOUIS RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT WENTZVILLE. FAX: 636-916-1643. E-mail: inquiry@stlrenfaire.com. Website: http://www.stlrenfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 148, Wentzville, MO, 63385. Site Address: Rotary Park, Wentzville, MO, 63385. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

MISSOURI RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 417-924-8619. E-mail: mansfieldhouse@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.MissouriRenaissanceFaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 628, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Site Address: 299l Highway A, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/09/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

HUNTINGTON RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Address: Unitarian Universalists, 109 Brown's Rd., Huntington, NY, 11743. Site Address: The Castle, Brown's Rd. in Huntington Village, NY. Dates: 5/25/02 - 5/26/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Sat, 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM Sun.

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, Lucas Ave., Hurley, NY. Dates: 5/04/02 - 5/05/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.

North Carolina

MOUNTAIN RENAISSANCE ADVENTURE FAIRE. E-mail: rca@asapgroup.com. Website: http://www.rennfaire.org. Address: Robert Akers, PO Box 18921, Asheville, NC, 28814. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/12/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT OHIO STATE UNIV. E-mail: cmrf@osu.edu. Website: http://www.osu.edu/students/cmrf/. Address: Council for the Medieval and Renaissance Faire, P.O. Box 3614, Columbus, OH, 43210. Site Address: South Oval at Ohio State University. Dates: 5/4/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RAVENWOOD CASTLE SPRING FAIRE. E-mail: castle@ohiohills.com. Website: http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com. Address: Sue Maxwell, Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH, 45654. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - ­ 5:00 PM.


OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT THE CASTLE AT MUSKOGEE, OK. E-mail: thecastle@thecastle.org. Website: http://www.thecastle.org. Address: The Castle, 3400 Fern Mountain Road, Muskogee, OK, 74401. Dates: 5/4/02 - 5/19/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.

GLASTONBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Address: 777 W. Olive St., Newport, OR, 97365. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/12/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


GLASTONBURY FAIRE. Website: http://www.coastarts.org. Address: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts, PO Box 1315, Newport, OR, 97365. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/12/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


KUTZTOWN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: medieval@kutztown.edu. Website: http://www.geocitites.com/kumrc2000/faire2002.html. Addresss: Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530. Dates: 5/04/02 - 5/05/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


SCARBOROUGH RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 972-938-1890. E-mail: TheRenFest@aol.com. Website: http://www.ScarboroughRenFest.com. Address: P.O. Box 538, Waxahachie, TX, 75168-0538. Site Address: 2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX, 75165-5527. Dates: 4/13/02 - 6/02/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Websire: http://www.tnrenfest.com. Address: The Freemans, 2124 New Castle Rd., Arrington, TN, 37014. Dates: 5/4/02 - 5/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


VERMONT RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 802-463-3783. E-mail: info@vtrenfest.com. Website: http://www.vtrenfest.com. Address: 122 Westminster Street, Bellows Falls, VT, 05101. Site Address: Fort Drummer State Park, Old Guilford Road, Brattleboro, VT, 05301. Dates: 6/01/02 - 6/16/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 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.


LEPRECON 28. Website: http://www.leprecon.org/. E-mail: mwillmoth@compuserve.com, inverted@primenet.com. Address: Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix, Arizona. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

MONSTERGAME.CON. Website: http://www.consimworld.com/monstergamecon/. E-mail: kranz@consimworld.com. Address: Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, Tempe, Arizona. Dates: 5/30/02 - 6/3/02.


ROC*KON 2002. Website: http://www.rockon.org/. E-mail: RocKonCon@aol.com. Address: Little Rock, Arkansas. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.


BAYCON 2002. Website: http://www.baycon.org/. E-mail: info@baycon.org. Address: San Jose DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, California. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/27/02.

KUBLACON: THE KHAN OF CONS. Website: http://www.kublacon.com/. E-mail: anthony@kublacon.com. Address: Oakland Airport Hilton, Oakland, California. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/27/02.


RE-CON I. Website: http://www.gamers-haven.org. E-mail: paul.gross@carson.army.mil. Address: Satellite Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.


RUNECON 2002. Website: http://www.runecon.com. E-mail: runecon@runecon.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Plainville, Connecticut. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


OASIS 15. Website: http://oasfis.org/. E-mail: jcr@digital.net. Address: Radisson Plaza Orlando, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.


VULKON ATLANTA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Atlanta Marriott Century Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.


DIECON 2. Website: http://www.diecon.com. E-mail: ipw4@apci.net. Address: Gateway Center Convention Complex, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.

GAMES WORKSHOP CHICAGO GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Holiday Inn O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, Illinois. Dates: 5/4/02 - 5/5/02.


PORTAGE GAME FEST 2002. Website: http://www.theconmen.com. E-mail: theconmen@theconmen.com. Address: Woodland Park, Portage, Indiana. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

STAR WARS CELEBRATION II. Website: http://www.starwarscelebration.com. E-mail: evtcustserv@wizards.com. Address: Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.


DEMICON XIII. Website: http://dragon.e-qual.net/demi.html. E-mail: jroth@theclc.com. Address: University Park Holiday Inn, Des Moines, Iowa. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.

JEN-CON. Website: http://www.cornellcollege.edu/chess_and_games/. E-mail: k-dougherty@cornellcollege.edu. Address: Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/4/02.


CALL TO ARMS 2002. Website: http://www.hahmgs.org/cta.htm. E-mail: bbeal@cysource.com. Address: Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/6/02.


GAMEFEST LOUSIVILLE. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com/. E-mail: linzee@advantageconvention.com. Address: Kentucky Fair And Expo Center, Lousiville, Kentucky. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

WONDERFEST. Website: http://www.wonderfest.com/. E-mail info@wonderfest.com. Address: Executive West Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky. Dates: 5/25/02 - 5/27/02.


BALTICON 36. Website: http://www.balticon.org/. E-mail: http://www.interactivitiesink.com. E-mail: buggy@smart.net. Address: 6802 Bradford Place, Laurel, Maryland. Dates: 5/11/02 , 5/18/02.

GAMES DAY 2002. Website: http://www.rtgames.com/gcom/. E-mail: GamesClubofMD@home.com. Address: Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Hall, Cockeysville, Maryland. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.


THE BLACK ROAD. Website: http://www.theblackroad.org. E-mail: info@theblackroad.org. Address: The Embassy Suites, Marlborough, Massachusetts. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.


MEDIAWEST*CON 2002. Website: http://members.aol.com/mdiawstCon/mwc22.htm. E-mail: MdiaWstCon@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn South, Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/27/02.

MOTOR CITY COMIC CON. Website: http://motorcityconventions.com. E-mail: michael@motorcityconventions.com, gary@motorcityconventions.com. Address: Novi Expo Center, Novi, Michigan. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.


KEYCON. Website: http://members.tripod.com/~keycon2001/. E-mail: nsv@mb.sympatico.ca. Address: Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.


CONQUEST 33. Website: http://www.kcsciencefiction.org/con33.htm. E-mail: SFreader@unicom.net. Address: Park Place Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

NAME THAT CON 15 - PROTOCON. Website: http://www.namethatcon.com/. E-mail: ntc@namethatcon.com. Address: Holiday Inn Airport North, St. Louis, Missouri. Dates: 5/10/02 - 5/12/02.


MISCON. Website: http://www.miscon.org. E-mail: enigma@bigsky.net. Address: Doubletree Edgewater 100 Madison, Missoula, Motana, 59802. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Syraandor site, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 5/10/02.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 5/18/02.

New York

BOOKEXPO AMERICA. Website: http://bookexpo.reedexpo.com/. E-mail: inquiry@bookexpoamerica.reedexpo.com. Address: Jacob Javits Center, New York, New York. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.

North Carolina

ANIMAZEMENT. Website: http://www.animazement.org/. E-mail: information@animazement.org. Address: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

DIXIECON 16. Website: http://www.diplomaticcorps.org/ComingEvents/DipDixie02/DipconBid.html. E-mail: David_Hood@w3link.com. Address: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.


CARD-CON 2002. Website: http://michael.welker.tripod.com/cardcon.htm. E-mail: mwelker@franuniv.edu. Address: Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

DRUMS ALONG THE MAUMEE - #3. Website: http://drumsalongthemaumee.homestead.com/. E-mail: JThoma227@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn Toledo - West - 2340 South Reynolds Road, Maumee, Ohio. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/18/02.

MARCON 37. Website: http://www.marcon.org. E-mail: marchair@cshellsweb.com. Address: Columbus Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

TOPACON 2002. Website: http://www.geocities.com/topacon/2002.html. E-mail: bayoubrigh@yahoo.com/a>. Address: LaPointe US Army Reserve Center Dayton, Ohio. Dates: 5/25/02 - 5/26/02.


HERSHEY COMICON. Website: http://www.hersheycomicon.com. E-mail: hersheycomicon@netrax.net. Address: Cocoaplex Cinema, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/4/02.

WIZARD WORLD EAST. Website: http://news.wizardworld.com/Comics/WizWorldEast.asp. E-mail: Jmclauch@aol.com. Address: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 5/10/02 - 5/12/02.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 5/25/02 - 5/26/02.

South Dakota

MAGE CON NORTH 8. Website: http://www.mage-page.com/. E-mail: grump@mage-page.com. Address: Ramkota Best Western Inn, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/27/02.


DAGORHIR BELTAINE 8. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com/. E-mail: BigBadger@Beltaine8.com. Address: Montgomery Bell State Park, Dickson, Tennessee. Dates: 5/2/02 - 5/5/02.

NASHCON. Website: http://www.geocities.com/hmgs_ms/. E-mail: gaiserco@bellsouth.net. Address: Downtown Sheraton, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

NASHVILLE ANIME, COMIC, AND GAMING CON. E-mail: COMICCITY@COMCAST.NET. Address: Clarion Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 5/3/02.


EPISODE II EXPO - PLANO. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

PROJECT A-KON 2002. Website: http://www.a-kon.com/. E-mail: info@a-kon.com. Address: Hyatt Regency Hotel at DFW Airport, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.


CONDUIT. Website: http://www.conduit.sfcon.org/. E-mail: conduit@conduit.sfcon.org. Address: Wyndham Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.


MALICE DOMESTIC XIV. Website: http://users.erols.com/malice/. E-mail: malice@erols.com. Address: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.


ANGLICON XV. Website: http://www.webwitch.com/anglicon/. E-mail: anglicon@rocketmail.com. Address: Seatac Radisson Hotel, Seattle, Washington. Dates: 5/02.

C^3(CONVENTION COMMITTEE CONVENTION). Website: http://www.swoc.org/ccubed. E-mail: isaacada1@yahoo.com. Address: Ellensburg Inn, Ellensburg, Washington. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/2/02.

ENFILADE! Website: http://www.nhmgs.org/conventions.html#enfilade. E-mail: treasurer@nhmgs.org. Address: Best Western Executive Inn, Tacoma, Washington. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.


WISCON 26. Website: http://www.sf3.org/wiscon/. E-mail: wiscon_concom@yahoogroups.com. Address: Concourse Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/27/02.


AURAN BIG WEEKEND. Website: http://www.thebigweekend.com/. E-mail: jrcollins@pacific.net.au. Address: Griffith University, Mt. Gravatt, Queensland, Australia. Dates: 5/4/02 - 5/6/02.

CSF CON II. Website: http://members.optushome.com.au/aussff/CSFCon02.html. E-mail: saxifrage10@yahoo.com.au. Address: Novotel Hotel, Canberra, ACT, Australia. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

FSF PRESENTS: J AUGUST RICHARDS AND ANDY HALLETT. Website: http://www.fsf.com.au/. E-mail: bookings@fsf.com.au. Address: Lidcombe Catholic Workmens Club, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02.


ALBERTA COMIC COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION COMIC & TOY SHOW. Website: http://www.cadvision.com/acca. E-mail: reddskullcomics@home.com. Address: Red & White Club, McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dates: 5/5/02.

ANIME NORTH. Website: http://www.animenorth.com/. E-mail: info@animenorth.com. Address: Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

CANGAMES 2001. Website: http://www.iosphere.net/~cangames/. E-mail: cangames@iosphere.net. Address: Rideau Curling Club, 715 Cooper Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

GAMES WORKSHOP CANADIAN GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Humber College North Campus, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02.

THE GAUNTLET ~ A WITCHBLADE FAN CONVENTION. Website: http://www.oversight.org/wbhome.html. E-mail: jeana@oversight.org, Address: International Plaza Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 5/24/02 - 5/26/02.

LA FEMME NIKITA LARP. Website: http://www.geocities.com/covertfreeform/. E-mail: spikerayne@techie.com. Address: Centralia Conference Centre, Huron Park, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 5/02.


CONNICHI 2002. Website: http://www.connichi.de. E-mail: info@connichi.de. Address: "DasHaus" - Haus der Jugend, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.

FEDCON 10. Website: http://www.fedcon.de/. E-mail: info@fedcon.de. Address: Maritim Hotel, Bonn, Germany. Dates: 5/10/02 - 5/12/02.


CONCLAVE EIRE. Website: http://www.conclave2002.co.uk E-mail: conclave@thegatheringlimerick.com. Address: Limerick, Ireland. Dates: 5/4/02 - 5/5/02.

New Zealand

ARMAGEDDON 2002 ANGEL EVENT. Website: http://www.pulpexpo.com/. E-mail: whoami@ihug.co.nz. Address: Quality hotel - Logan Park Greenlane, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand. Dates: 5/25/02.

CON WITH THE WIND. Website: http://con-with-the-wind.sf.org.nz/. E-mail: enquiries@con-with-the-wind.sf.org.nz. Address: Wellington, New Zealand. Dates: 5/31/02 - 6/3/02.


LINCON 2002. Website: http://www.sverok.se/lincon/. E-mail: isse_h@hotmail.com. Address: Anders Ljungstedts Gymnasium, Link÷ping, Sweden. Dates: 5/8/02 - 5/12/02.

United Kingdom

AUTOGRAPHICA 2002. Website: http://www.autographica.co.uk. E-mail: garry@autographica.co.uk. Address: Northampton Moat House Hotel, Northampton, UK. Dates: 5/17/02 - 5/19/02.

BATTLEGROUP NORTH - YORK. E-mail: towells@tykes007.fsnet.co.uk. Address: Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington, York, UK. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/12/02.

DAMN FINE CONVENTION. Website: http://www.damnfineconvention.org.uk. E-mail: info@damnfineconvention.org.uk. Address: Shepperton, UK. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/6/02.

DUGGLEY BUG BALL. Website: http://members.aol.com/dudleybug/. E-mail: dudleybug@aol.com. Address: Hilton Metropole, Birmingham, UK. Dates: 5/11/02 - 5/12/02.

LONDON EXPO. Website: http://www.londonexpo.com. E-mail: info@londonexpo.com. Address: Excel Convention Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, London, E16, UK. Dates: 5/18/02 - 5/19/02.

PARTIZAN 2002. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars/. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts, UK. Dates: 5/26/02.

STARFURY: BAD GIRLS - WILD BOYS. Website: http://www.starfury.co.uk. E-mail: SeanHarry@aol.com. Address: Thistle Hotel, Heathrow, London, England, UK. Dates: 5/3/02 - 5/5/02.

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

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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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.

We do not have any new members to announce in this newsletter, but we do have almost five dozen people currently working on their personae. We hope to be welcoming them soon.

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.

Several former members have returned. Check out http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qolist.htm as well as our Delphi forum to see who has reappeared! (If you know any of the people listed who do not have active memberships, please tell them about us so they can contact us and we can activate their memberships.)

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:

Also, Healer Adept Sierra k'Treva, your account is over quota and your messages are bouncing.

If you know any of these folks, please have them contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com with a current e-mail address.

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Here we are at our two-year anniversary. We currently have about 120 members, and about 80 people currently on our Pending Chat List working on their personas, and several people not on the list that we know are hard at work as well. The club is growing rapidly. Foremer members who happen by the site or read about it in The Valdemar Companion contact us at least once a month. Danya and I are busy trying to keep the website updated and adding more information, including F.A.Q. pages and many informational pages. This year we restructured nearly the entire site, adding more persona types to choose from and ways to advance most of the personas to higher rank. It has helped a great deal that I now live down the street from Danya and can speak with her in person about various tasks we are working on. Also, for those of you who have not sent me your release forms, please do!

I want to thank the Queen’s Own folk as well for being so supportive of me. I know many of you know I have some personal relationship problems right now, and I have had nothing but hugs and support from all of you. Thank you so much!

On a happy personal note, I have completed my Petsmart training, and I am now officially a Pet Trainer and will be teaching classes later this week. I graduated a “Senior Pet Instructor,” which is a higher level than I thought I would graduate and brings more money with it.

I have also finished my surgeries and am nearly finished mending. I would say I am back to 95%. I do not think I will need any more surgeries for a long, long time. With my shoulder surgery, my rotator cuff was damaged but did not need to be rebuilt; the surgeon removed over a ½ inch of bone, and it has helped not only my shoulder but my back as well. I did have endometriosis, which was cleaned up, and lots of scar tissue was removed. It is too soon to tell if that is what was causing the pain or not, but I am much recovered from the surgery in any case.

I look forward to hearing from all of you. I read all the fanzines. Please contribute! Many of you are talented writers and artists, and we love to see your work!



Anime Trainee by Devin Harris

Fan Messages:

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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; healermoon@gmail.com)

The featured artist for this newsletter is Devin Harris (Blue Devyn). 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
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P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


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