Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 5, No. 5
May 1, 2004

Ironheart on Guard by Lily Evans

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! We hope you all have a great month.

This is our third anniversary of running QO. It’s hard to believe that the last three years have gone so quickly! You are receiving this newsletter late because Danya was in Bochum, Germany, giving a lecture entitled "The Campanians of the Round Table: The Artorii, Flora and the Holy Grail" on April 30th then in Campania, Italy doing a bit of fieldwork before returning to her new home (Yes, she moved within hours of leaving the country for a week. No, that wasn’t on purpose, but sometimes you have to jump at life’s opportunities when they present themselves <G>.)

There are 579 people with approved personae in Queen’s Own (472 Heralds, 9 Herald-Mages, 28 Bards, 1 Blue, 3 Guards, 22 Healers, 3 Mercenaries, 11 Shin’a’in, 3 Sorcerers/Sorceresses, 34 Tayledras and 2 "Others"; the numbers don’t add up exactly because of a few characters Judith, the first president, approved in two categories before the rule that we can’t combine handouts was adopted.). The newsletter goes out monthly to 136 active members. (Not bad, since we started out three years ago with the newsletter going out to about a dozen members <g>.) We’re still trying to sort out how many active and inactive chapters and zines we have. (We’ll give you those statistics when we get the time to verify that information.) Before our mailing lists glitched a couple of weeks ago (see below), we had about 150 people actively working on developing personae, so we’re hoping to see the club continue to grow.

Publication News: The release date for The Wizard of Karres seems to have been moved up to June.

Coming up in September, Misty’s The Outstretched Shadow: The Obsidian Trilogy: Book One will be released in paperback.

October will be a busy month for Misty releases. Look for To Light A Candle: The Obsidian Trilogy, Book 2 (with James Mallory) October 1, 2004 (That’s according to the press. Misty’s website says that the book being released is Shadow Mountain, also with James Mallory, and that the sequel, To Light a Candle, won’t be released until later.). Sanctuary (the sequel to Joust and Alta) should hit the bookstore shelves. Also in October, we are anticipating the hardcover release of Phoenix and Ashes (which is set in the same universe as Fire Rose and Serpent's Shadow). Exile’s Valor should be released in paperback the same month.

Stoned Souls is still on track for release January 1, 2005.

Misty is also working on Ill Met By Moonlight with Roberta Gellis (sequel to This Scepter'd Isle), Much Fall Of Blood with Flint and Freer (sequel to This Rough Magic), and Music To My Sorrow with Rosemary Edgehill (sequel to Mad Maudlin).

In Memoriam: We have received word that Julianna J. "JJ" Routhier (Herald Kevyn Micahsdaughter) has crossed to the Havens. We shall miss her greatly. Her husband, Joshua Routhier, writes: "My wife JJ loved this group very much but I must ask as she is no long with us that her e-mail be removed from this list." If you have JJ’s address on your system, please honor his request.

Mailing Lists: We had a major glitch with our mailing lists a few weeks back. For some unknown reason our provider deleted all of them. If you are a member of Queen’s Own and wish to rejoin the QO chat list, you may do so at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm. If you are not yet a member of QO and wish to join/rejoin the Pending list, you’ll need to sign up again at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochat.htm. (We did not have rosters for those two lists, so they could not be restored.) Danya has restored the Vanyel Fan Club list from an old roster; if you are a newer member, you need to resubscribe. You should be able to do so at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/vfcchat.htm. Also, if you were a member of the Dragonlords writers’ group Scriptorium, you’ll need to sign up again at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/write.htm. (There was no roster for that one, either.) We’re sorry for the inconvenience, and we’ll be looking into the possibility of changing to a more reliable provider once Danya gets time to settle into her new home.

Wedding News: Jennifer Mackay AKA Herald Mallea D'Lar writes: "I am getting married on Aug. 21, 2004. My fiance's name is Michael Galicia. He is of Filipino heritage, born in Canada, but naturalized and raised in the USA. He is on active duty in the Army at Fort Lewis, WA.

"We have been very busy planning and getting ready for our wedding. He is waiting for his medical retirement from the Army due to a severe neck injury he suffered last year when his unit was preparing to leave for Iraq. Mike served in the first Gulf War, and I'm glad he didn't wind up going, otherwise I wouldn't have met him! :) He's the sweetest, gentlest, kindest man, and I'm very lucky! :) I'm very happy, as well as busy, but otherwise I'm holding my sanity together.

"Just thought I'd share this news with the other members of QO."

Chapter News: Announcing a new chapter of Queen’s Own! Herald Lily has opened the Valdemar Estate Waystation in Australia. See their ad below for details.


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for May. 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.


RENAISSANCE IN THE PINES. Fax: 928-636-6554. E-mail: info@renaissanceinthepines.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinthepines.com. Address: Box 792, Williams, AZ, 86046. Site Address: Fort Tuthill County Park, Williams, AZ, 86046. Dates: 6/05/04 - 6/06/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


CROSSROADS EUROPEAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. E-mail: prince@renaissanceinfo.com. Address: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Prod., PO Box 1959, Corona, CA, 92878. Site Address: Crossroads Riverview Park, Corona, CA. Dates: 4/17/04 – 5/31/04.

OJAI RENAISSANCE FAIRE & SHAKESPEARE AT THE LAKE. Fax: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 351, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362. Dates: 5/08/04 - 5/09/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE—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: 4/17/04-5/31/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com. E-mail: info@garenfest.com. Address: Norma Pope, PO Box 986, Fairburn, GA, 30213. Site Address: Exit 61 off I-85. Dates: 4/17/04 – 6/6/04. Open/Close: 10:30 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: 5/21/04 - 6/13/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New Jersey

WEST WINDSOR LIONS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Fax: 609-799-2616. E-mail: maryweaver@longandfoster.com. Address: P.O. Box 295, Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550. Site Address: Mercer County Park, Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor, NJ. Dates: 6/05/04 - 6/06/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

New York

STOCKWOOD RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 908-638-8141. E-mail: info@stockwoodfaire.com. Website: http://www.stockwood.net. Address: Lundegaard Productions, P.O. Box 155, High Bridge, NJ, 08829. Site Address: Twin Lakes Lodge, Lucas Ave., Hurley, NY. Dates: 4/24/04 - 5/02/04. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM.


GLASTONBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: buckout@casco.net. Website: http://www.coastarts.org. Address: POB 1315, Newport, OR, 97365. Site Address: South Beach State Park, South Beach, OR, 97366. Dates: 5/08/04 - 5/09/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


KUTZTOWN RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.geocities.com/kumrc2000. E-mail: medieval@kutztown.edu. Address: Student Union Building, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, 19530. Site Address: DMZ on the South Campus, Kutztown, PA. Dates: 5/1/04 - 5/2/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


SCARBOROUGH FAIRE, THE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: shatch@scarboroughrenfest.com. Website: http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com. Address: Southwest Festivals, Inc., Coy Sevier, 2511 FM66, Waxahachie, TX, 75168. Site Address: 2511 FM66, Waxahachie, TX. Dates: 4/10/04-5/31/04. Open/Close: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM.


NORTHERN LIGHTS RENAISSANCE AND ART FAIRE. E-mail: kschmitz@northernlightsfair.com. Website: http://www.northernlightsfair.com. Address: Northern Lights Group, E7115 1058th Avenue, Wheeler, WI, 54772. Dates: 5/29/04 - 6/27/04. 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.


MOBICON VII. Website: http://www.mobicon.org. E-mail: webcrafter@mobicon.org. Address: Airport Plaza Hotel, Mobile, Alabama. Dates: 5/21/04 - 5/23/04.

PERSACON. Website: http://www.persacon.com/. E-mail: PersaConInfo@aol.com. Address: Ramada Inn Huntsville, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.

ROCKET CITY FURMEET. Website: http://narf.wereanimal.net/. E-mail: koakako@hotmail.com. Address: Radisson Suites, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.


LEPRECON 30. Website: http://www.leprecon.org. E-mail: lep30@leprecon.org. Address: Sheraton Crescent Hotel, I-17 & Dunlap Rd., Phoenix, Arizona. Dates: 5/7/04 - 5/9/04.


BAYCON 2004. Website: http://www.baycon.org. E-mail: info@baycon.org. Address: San Jose DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose, California. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/31/04.

GAMEX 2004. Website: http://www.strategicon.net. E-mail: ravengeist@aol.com. Address: Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/31/04.

KUBLACON GAME CONVENTION. Website: http://www.kublacon.com. E-mail: anthony@kublacon.com. Address: Burlingame Hyatt Regency, Burlingame, California. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/31/04.

WONDERCON. Website: http://www.wondercon.com/. E-mail: cciweb@nucgen.com. Address: Moscone Center, San Francisco, California. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


BEN CON 2004. Website: http://www.bengames.org/bencon/index.html. E-mail: info@bengames.org. Address: Denver Marriott Southeast, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 5/27/04 - 5/30/04.


RUNECON 2004. Website: http://www.RuneCon.com. E-mail: RuneCon@RuneCon.com. Address: Plainville Ramada Inn, Plainville, Connecticut. Dates: 5/22/04 - 5/24/04.


OASIS 17. Website: http://www.oasfis.org/oasis_17.html. E-mail: jcr49@cfl.rr.com. Address: Radisson Plaza, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.

VULKON TAMPA. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: ,a href="mailto:joemotes@aol.com">joemotes@aol.com. Address: Tampa Airport Hilton Westshore, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


BATTY'S BEST GAME FEST. Website: http://www.battysbest.com/bbgf.html. E-mail: info@battysbest.com. Address: Courtyard by Marriott - Atlanta Northlake, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 5/14/04 - 5/16/04.


ANIME CENTRAL. Website: http://www.acen.org. E-mail: akane@oldcrows.net. Address: Hyatt Regency O'Hare & Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 5/14/04 - 5/16/04.

FLASHBACK WEEKEND BUFFY & ANGEL FAN EVENT. Website: http://www.flashbackweekend.com. E-mail: flashbackweekend@ameritech.net. Address: Holiday Inn O'Hare International, Rosemont, Illinois. Dates: 5/14/04 - 5/16/04.

SPRING OFFENSIVE. Website: http://Springoffensive@yahoogroups.com. E-mail: Mikemissey@hotmail.com. Address: Illinois Central Collage, Washington, Illinois. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


UGACON. E-mail: Ugacon@Aol.Com. Address: I.P.F.W. (Indiana Purdue Ft. Wayne), Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Dates: 5/1/04 - 5/2/04.


DEMICON. Website: http://www.demicon.org. E-mail: info@demicon.org. Address: Hotel Fort Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


CALL TO ARMS 2004. Website: http://www.hahmgs.org/. E-mail: bbeal@cysource.com. Address: Best Western Inn & Conference Center, Overland Park, Kansas. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


BALTICON 38. Website: http://www.balticon.org. E-mail: bsfs@bsfs.org. Address: Wyndham Baltimore Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/31/04.


CONQUEST 35 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, KANSAS CITY. Website: http://www.kcsciencefiction.org/con35.htm. E-mail: ssaterfield@kc.rr.com. Address: The Kansas City Airport Hilton, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.


MISCON 18. Website: http://www.miscon.org. E-mail: enigma@bigsky.net. Address: Ruby’s Inn and Convention Center 4825 North Reserve Missoula, Montana, 59808. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.

New Jersey

A GAZEBO OF GAMES. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: info@wildgazebo.com. Address: Sheraton Raritan Center in Edison, Edison, New Jersey. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.

SVAHA: IF YOU WANNA MAKE AN OMELET . . . Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Address: Sheraton Raritan Center in Edison, Edison, New Jersey. Dates: 5/21/04 - 5/23/04.

North Carolina

ANIMAZEMENT. Website: http://www.animazement.org/. E-mail: information@animazement.org. Address: Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.


BLOCK PARTY. Website: http://www.buckeyeboardgamers.org/blockparty.htm. E-mail: ricmanns@c3bb.com. Address: Ramada Inn - Airport East, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.

CAPCON XXVII. Website: http://www.mgaosu.org. E-mail: flora.1@osu.edu. Address: The Ohio State University Campus, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 5/12/04 - 5/14/04.

DRUMS ALONG THE MAUMEE # 5. Website: http://www.HMGSGL.com. E-mail: JThoma227@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn - Toledo West Location - 2340 South Reynolds,Toledo-Ohio. Dates: 5/14/04 - 5/15/04.


VULKON HOUSTON. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Houston Airport Hotel, Houston, Texas. Dates: 5/7/04 - 5/9/04.


MALICE DOMESTIC XVI. Website: http://www.malicedomestic.org/. E-mail: Chair@malicedomestic.org. Address: Sheraton National Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 4/30/04 - 5/2/04.


CONCOMCON 11. Website: http://www.swoc.org/ccubed. E-mail: isaacada1@yahoo.com. Address: Ellensburg Inn, Ellensburg, Washington. Dates: 5/04.


ANIME NORTH. Website: http://www.animenorth.com/. E-mail: info@animenorth.com. Address: Regal Constellation Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04. Location:

CANGAMES. Website: http://www.iosphere.net/~cangames/. E-mail: cangames77@yahoo.ca. Address: Rideau Curling Club, Ottawa, Ontario. Dates: 5/21/04 - 5/23/04.

GREAT CANADIAN BAYCON. Website: http://www.greatcanadianbaycon.ca/. E-mail: baycon@interlynx.net. Address: Hamilton Convention Centre, Hamilton, Ontario. Dates: 5/1/04 - 5/2/04.

TORONTO COMICON (HOBBYSTAR). Website: http://www.canadiannationalexpo.com. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 5/2/04.

TORONTO SCIFI-CON. Website: http://www.canadiannationalexpo.com. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 5/30/04.

VANCOUVER COMICON. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 5/30/04.

The Netherlands

ANIME 2004. Website: http://www.jpop-foundation.com. E-mail: info@jpop-foundation.com. Address: Theaterhotel Almelo. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.

United Kingdom

24 THE EVENT. Website: http://www.crashdown-events.co.uk. E-mail: steven.frost@crashdown-conventions.co.uk. Address: Thistle Hotel Heathrow, London. Dates: 5/28/04 - 5/30/04.

PARTIZAN 2004. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars/. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts. Dates: 5/30/04.

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

Promise by Lily Evans

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.

Local chapters:

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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.

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.

Gwena by Lily Evans

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Heyla All-

As I have had a very momentous week, I am writing early so that we can have the newsletter done before Danya goes to Germany.

The good news is that I got my first IT (Information Technology) job in tech support for a company called Agricultural Data Systems (http://www.touchmemory.com). I am very happy with the salary and hours. For the first time in years I will have Saturdays off. I start on Monday (April 12th), and I have a little homework to do before I start.

I finish school on May 19th and go to Phoenix in July for my graduation ceremony. I plan on leaving Thursday, July 22nd, and returning on Sunday, July 25th. I plan on touring the PetSmart headquarters while I am there. One of the tech managers made me promise to say hi to the programmers on the 4th floor.

The bad news is that I got in a serious car accident on the 6th of April. A semi tractor-trailer was trying to merge into my lane. I tried to move over to the left, but there was a car there. So I overcorrected back to the right as I hit the brakes. The end result of this was my truck rolling two and a half times across three lanes of traffic before landing on the passenger side window. Luckily I was in a well-built car and wearing a seat belt. I didn’t break anything or need stitches. I did have a bad road rash covering the top half my arm and two serious divots (holes) in my elbow as well as probable soft tissue damage to my left shoulder and wrist. I have appointments to have this checked out next week.

My last day at PetSmart is June 12th, and, with my school schedule and new job, this means my replies are likely to be slowed even further. I apologize in advance. Please keep writing!




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 Lily Evans 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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