Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 6, No. 5
May 1, 2005

Companion by Sara Haas

Heyla, Misty fans!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there! Hope you have a great day. (We’re supposed to get rain here in Southern California . . . suppose we should be used to it by now .) The big news this month is that Moonstar has moved. Please make note of her new e-mail address: healermoon@gmail.com. Most of the website should now reflect the change. Let Danya know at Legend@malcor.com if we missed anything! Moonstar and Danya have now been running QO for five years! Doesn’t seem possible . . . As they say, “Time flies when you’re having fun” . This year, our ranks have swelled to 582 people with approved personae in Queen’s Own: 474 Heralds, 9 Herald-Mages, 29 Bards, 1 Blue, 22 Healers, 3 Mercenaries, 11 Shin’a’in, 3 Sorceressess, 35 Tayledras and 2 “other” folks. The numbers don’t entirely add up because of some crossover characters like our 5 Shin’a’in-Heralds, 1 Herald-Sorceress and 1 Shin’a’in-Herald-Mercenary. And let’s not forget our stack of 29 NPC’s: 16 Heralds (including 1 Shin’a’in-Herald), 4 Bards, 4 Healers, 1 Kal’enedral, 3 Tayledras and 1 Sorceress. There are 7 active chapters of QO, including 2 online chapters, and several chapters are up for adoption. If you are interested in joining or adopting a chapter, please visit http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qochap.htm. Publication news: Sanctuary, the third installment of the Dragon Jousters series, is set for release in May; you’ll also be able to pick up Mad Maudlin in paperback, coauthored with Rosemary Edghill. This Rough Magic, coauthored with Eric Flint and Dave Freer, should hit shelves in paperback this June. Bedlam’s Edge, the next installment in the Bedlam’s Bard series coauthored with Rosemary Edghill, is still on track for an August release, as is the re-release of Children of the Night. The fourth and newest installment in Misty’s Elemental Masters series, The Wizard of London, is coming in early October. While you’re there, you can pick up a paperback copy of the third Elemental Masters book, Phoenix and Ashes. Special thanks to Amber Taufen for her help compiling this edition of the Queen’s Own newsletter! We really appreciate the assistance. Have a fantastic Spring!


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.


MAY IN THE MEADOWS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.mayinthemeadows.com. Address: Andrea Goosney & Lauri Alexander, 1955 S. Stapley Dr., PMB # 174, Mesa, AZ, 85204. Site address: Prescott Valley Civic Center, Prescott Valley, AZ. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


HEART OF THE FOREST RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT LAKE TAHOE. E-mail: office@RedBarnProductions.org. Website: http://www.forestfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 744, Novato, CA, 94948. Site Address: Historic Camp Richardson Resort, Highway 89. Dates: 5/4/05-5/12/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

KORONEBURG OLDE WORLD FESTIVAL. E-mail: renmail@renaissanceinfo.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com/riverview. Address: P.O. Box 1959, Corona, CA, 92878. Site Address: 14600 River Rd., Corona, CA. Dates: 4/16/05-5/30/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sun. till 6 p.m.).

OJAI RENAISSANCE AND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: Contact: Condit Wixon, Gold Coast Productions, 2219 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362. Site Address: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

THE RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Website: http://www.renfair.com/socal/index.php. Address: Renaissance Entertainment Corp., P.O. Box 1550, Irwindale, CA, 91706. Site Address: Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area, 15501 E. Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA. Dates: 4/16/05 -5/22/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

PLACERVILLE RENAISSANCE MAY FAIRE. E-mail: vokeefe@cedarspringsonline.com. Website: http://www.cedarspringsonline.com/mayfaire/index.htm. Address: Cedar Springs Waldorf School, 6029 Gold Meadows Rd., Placerville, CA, 95567. Site Address: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, off Highway 50 on Placerville Dr., Placerville, CA. Dates: 5/14/05-5/15/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun. till 5 p.m.).

SHASTA HIGHLANDS RENAISSANCE AND CELTIC FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@shastahighlands.org. Website: http://www.shastahighlands.org. Address: Don Reynolds, 1925 Shasta St, Suite A, Redding, CA, 96001. Site Address: Anderson River Park, Anderson, CA. Dates: 4/31/05 -5/1/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


COLORADO MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.medievalworld.us/coloradocastle/. Site Address: Mountain View Stables & Arena, 2100 SE Frontage Rd., Fort Collins, CO. Dates: 5/3/05-5/5/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


GEORGIA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@garenfest.com. Website: http://www.georgiarenaissancefestival.com. Address: Norma Pope, P.O. Box 986, Fairburn, GA, 30213. Dates: 4/16/05 – 6/5/05. Open/Close: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


DES MOINES RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: gregfest@netins.net. Website: http://www.festint.com/dsmfaire/index.shtml. Address: Festivals International, 508 N. Fourth Ave., Clear Lake, IA, 50428. Site Address: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Campground #3, Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA. Dates: 5/28/05-5/30/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.


MARYLAND FAERIE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@marylandfaeriefestival.org. Website: http://www.marylandfaeriefestival.org/. Site Address: Patuxent 4H Center, 18405 Queen Anne Rd., Upper Marlboro, MD. Dates: 5/21/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


KNIGHTLY TOURNEYS AT THE CASTLE. E-mail: jeremy@knightlyarts.com. Website: http://www.knightlyarts.com/. Address: Academy of Knightly Arts, 44 Julian St., Haverhill, MA, 01832. Site Address: Winnekenni Castle, 347 Kenoza Ave., Haverhill, MA. Dates: 5/14/05-5/15/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


MAYFAIRE. E-mail: mayfaireren@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.mayfaireren.com. Address: 5520 31st St., Kalamazoo, MI, 49048. Site Address: Calhoun County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MI. Dates: 5/21/05-5/30/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


GREATER ST. LOUIS RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT WENTZVILLE. E-mail: info@stlrenfaire.com. Website: http://www.stlrenfaire.com. Address: Doug Glenn, P.O. Box 148, Wentzville, MO, 63385. Site Address: Rotary Park, Wentzville, MO. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

MOUNTAIN KINGDOM RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: m.kingdom@mchsi.com. Website: http://www.mkrenfest.com. Address: Joyce Bennet, 537 W. Commercial, Mansfield, MO, 65704. Site Address: 654 Highway U, Mansfield, MO. Dates: 4/16/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


NEBRASKA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: gregfest@netins.net. Website: http://www.festint.com/nebfaire/index.shtml. Address: Festivals International, 508 N. Fourth Ave., Clear Lake, IA, 50428. Site Address: Giles Castle (Scary Acres), 17272 Giles Rd., Omaha, NE. Dates: 5/14/05-5/15/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (Sun. till 6 p.m.).

New Jersey

MYSTIC REALMS FANTASY FESTIVAL. E-mail: mellish@mysicrealms.com. Website: http://www.mysticrealms.com. Address: P.O. Box 267, Pittman, NJ, 08071. Site Address: 12A Watsontown-New Freedom Rd., Pine Hill, NJ. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WEST WINDSOR LIONS RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.eastkingdom.org. Address: West Windsor Lions Club of NJ, P.O. Box 295, Princeton Junction, NJ, 08550. Site Address: Mercer County Park Skating Rink, Old Trenton Rd., Trenton, NJ. Dates: 5/20/05-5/22/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Mexico

ANCIENT MESA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: evolutione@qwest.net. Website: http://www.evolutionincorp.com/renaissance. Address: Evolution Events Inc., 6101 Candelaria NE, Suite 2G, Albuquerque, NM, 87110. Site Address: Expo New Mexico (State Fairgrounds), Albuquerque, NM. Dates: 5/20/05-5/22/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Sun. till 5 p.m.).

North Carolina

MOUNTAIN RENAISSANCE ADVENTURE FAIRE. E-mail: mrafaire@aol.com. Website: http://www.rennfaire.org/. Site Address: Enka Campus, Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, 340 Victoria Rd., Asheville, NC. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE FAIRE AT OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. E-mail: cmrf@osu.edu. Website: http://cmrf.org.ohio-state.edu. Address: P.O. Box 3614, Columbus, OH, 43210. Site Address: South Oval at Ohio State University. Dates: 5/7/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

RAVENWOOD CASTLE SPRING FAIRE. E-mail: ravenwood@hocking.net. Website: http://www.ravenwoodcastle.com. Address: Sue Maxwell, 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH, 45654. Site Address: Ravenwood Castle, 65666 Bethel Rd., New Plymouth, OH, 45654. Dates: 5/21/05-5/22/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


THE OKLAHOMA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: thecastle@thecastle.org. Website: http://www.okcastle.com/prices.html. Address: 3400 Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, OK, 74401. Site Address: 3400 Fern Mountain Rd., Muskogee, OK. Dates: 4/30/05-5/22/05. Open/Close: 10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.


GLASTONBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: buckout@casco.net. Website: http://www.coastarts.org/Glastonbury/glastonbury04.html. Address: P.O. Box 1315, Newport, OR, 97365. Site Address: South Beach State Park, Newport, OR. Dates: 5/7/05-5/8/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


ENDLESS MOUNTAINS MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: impactjousters@aol.com. Website: http://www.impactjousters.com/emmf.htm. Site Address: Coal Street Park, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Dates: 5/28/05-6/12/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


TENNESSEE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.tnrenfest.com/index.htm. Address: 2124 New Castle Rd., Arrington-Triune, TN, 37014. Site Address: 2124 New Castle Rd., Arrington-Triune, TN. Dates: 5/7/05-5/30/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


SCARBOROUGH FAIRE, THE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: office@scarboroughrenfest.com. Website: http://www.scarboroughrenfest.com. Address: Southwest Festivals, Inc., Coy Sevier, PO Box 538, Waxahachie, TX, 75168. Site Address: 2511 FM66, Waxahachie, TX. Dates: 4/9/05 – 5/30/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.


VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.varf.org/. Address: 5436 Lomax Way, Woodbridge, VA, 22193. Site Address: Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA. Dates: 5/21/05-6/12/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


NORTHWEST RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: hammer_0_god@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.nwrf.com. Address: P.O. Box 75685, Seattle, WA, 98175. Site Address: 6593 Highway 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA. Dates: 5/21/05-6/26/05. Open/Close: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.


COTSWOLD RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: cotswoldrenfaire@aol.com. Website: http://www.wolfs-head-prod.com/. Address: Suzanne Bracken, 6157 N. Sheridan Rd. 23L, Chicago, IL. Site Address: 1015 Bloomfield Rd., Lake Geneva, WI. Dates: 5/14/05-5/22/05. Open/Close: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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.


OPUS FANTASY ARTS FESTIVAL. Website: http://opusfest.com. E-mail: info@opusfest.com. Site address: Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 6363 E. Hampden Ave., Denver, CO. Dates: 5/20/05-5/22/05.


MARYLAND REGIONAL SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY CONVENTION. Website: http://www.balticon.org. E-mail: balticoninfo@balticon.org. Site address: Wyndham Baltimore – Inner Harbor, 101 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD. Dates: 5/27/05-5/30/05.


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


MISCON19. Website: http://www.miscon.org. Site address: Ruby’s Inn & Convention Center, 4825 North Reserve, Missoula, MT. Dates: 5/27/05-5/30/05.


MARCON. Website: http://www.marcon.org. Site Address: Hyatt Hotel, 75 E. State St., Columbus, OH. Dates: 5/27/05-5/29/05.


REGION 12 SUMMIT - STAR TREK. Website: http://www.r12summit.com. Site Address: Holiday Inn, 2515 W. Sixth Ave., Stillwater, OK. Dates: 5/21/05.


COSTUMECON 23. Website: http://www.costume-con.org/CClink/CC23.shtml. E-mail: cgalway@xmission.com. Address: Marriott Hotel, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 4/29/05 – 5/2/05.

CONDUIT XV. E-mail: info@conduit.sfcon.org. Website: http://conduit.sfcon.org/CONduit/. Address: Prime Hotel Salt Lake City Convention Center, 215 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 5/27/05-5/29/05.


CREATIONCON XENA & STRONG WOMEN. Website: http://www.creationent.com/cal/xesea.htm. Site address: Renaissance Hotel, 515 Madison St., Seattle, WA. Dates: 5/13/05-5/15/05.

TOLCON. E-mail: info@tolcon.org. Website: http://tolcon.org/. Site address: Sea-Tac Radisson, 17001 Pacific Highway South, Seattle, WA. Dates: 5/13/05-5/15/05.


CONSTELLATION 4: PEGASUS. E-mail: info@constellation-conventions.com. Website: http://www.constellation4.com. Site address: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Paris, France. Dates: 5/14/05-5/15/05.

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

Costume by BriAnne Searles

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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Herald Antalyah and her daughter

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 have no new personae to announce this month, but several people are very close to completion. 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.

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Surrounded by boxes, heaving a sigh of relief that the cable guy finally set up the Internet, I am nearly done moving and have vowed to save money to hire an actual moving company next time.  I have just a few boxes left at my old apartment, and no time to unpack the boxes in my new apartment. As I have thrown out my shoulder and am on strict doctor's orders to do nothing for the next few days.

Added to the move was the heart break of finding all my four footed babies homes. Trying to move with any pets is difficult and to move with the amount I had was impossible. The only apartment that was in my price range was out of reach with additional pet deposit and rent. They have all gone to various rescues, all of which I need to thank. I have a big gaping hole in my heart, I am happy that I can visit Sasha, my shepherd mix I have had for 12 years and happy that my breeder will likely keep my kittens until next year when I am fairly sure I will be in a better financial position to afford to pay the additional apartment fees for animals.

My son has started at his new school this week, and he doesn't seem to have many of the common new school phobias of kids his age. Since baseball season has started we decided to ask what my son knew about baseball, and he said "I don't know much but I do know that the batter has to hit the ball before the Vampire gets it." I think he may have watched Van Helsing one to many times.

This next weekend to be spent cleaning the old apartment and catching up on my school work I am overly behind on, I will likely not be overly chatty on the lists or emails for the next couple of weeks while things settle out. Please be sure to note the new e-mail address: healermoon@gmail.com.




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 newsletter are BriAnne Searles and Sara Haas. 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


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Healer Adept Moonstar

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