Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 4, No. 11
November 1, 2003


Heyla, Misty fans!

Hope you all had a fabulous Halloween/Samhain! Remember to send us pictures of your costumes if you happened to don something inspired by one of Misty’s works. Send e-copies to Danya at Legend@malcor.com (preferably in jpeg format). Hard copies should be sent to the QO PO Box at the address listed below. We look forward to seeing your creations!

Did anyone meet Misty and Larry at CON†STELLATION XXII: PEGASUS? If so, please write to us and tell us about your experience. We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks go once again to Elizabeth Vines for helping to compile this month’s list of Ren. Faires. We appreciate all the help we get from people who send us material and who help to proofread our site. We couldn’t do this without you!

Publication News: Exile's Valor, the sequel to Exile’s Honor, is scheduled for release this month. This is your reminder that this will be the last major Valdemar book for several years as the series is going on hiatus while Misty concentrates on her other projects. Brain Ships, with Anne McCaffrey and Margaret Ball, is now available, as is Charmed Destinies, which contains three novellas by Misty, Rachel Lee and Catherine Asaro.

Sun In Glory (A Valdemar Anthology) is still scheduled for release in early December; this collection will contain the story of how Talia became a Sun Priest. If the anthology does well, there are hopes that several more such anthologies will be published while we are waiting for the next Valdemar novel. So definitely consider this book for a holiday purchase! This Rough Magic, with Eric Flint and David Freer, remains scheduled for release December 1, 2003. (The Shadow of the Lion, the first book in the series, came out in paperback last month.)

Remember to look for The Fairy Godmother in January 2004. This is Misty’s new offering from Harlequin. (Yes, it’s an adult romance novel, not fantasy fiction.)

In February 2004, This Scepter’d Isle, with Roberts Gellis, is scheduled to be released in hardcover. A Circus Of Witches, Queen of Air and Darkness, Phoenyx And Ashes and Altan, Book Two in the same series with Joust, are also pending publication. Joust should be out in paperback in March 2004. Stoned Souls, with Josepha Sherman, has had its release date pushed back to January 2005.

You can find these and other titles through the Mercedes Lackey section of the Dragonlords’ Bookstore http://Firebirdarts.com, copies of Charmed Destinies and Outstretched Shadow (Well, one copy of that.) and a few other snippets. We're supposed to have some of the Velgarth maps around, but I'm not promising those until I've seen them. Before it ships everything will be signed by at least one of the respective creators. I will get Outstretched Shadow signed by both! That's definitely in the pot.

"Mr. Mallory doesn't come out of his shell much (he and I have that in common perhaps); anyway, I made him grudgingly promise to sign a copy of Shadow. At the time he said that he had only signed one of them to date, so this will be the second copy signed by Mr. M. Perhaps I caught him at a bad time--when he comes out to visit he does miss his dogs ;)

The Rules

"There will be at least one prize, consisting of at a minimum two signed novels, and some music; as well as any other interesting trinkets that come my way before the deadline. Other prizes may be awarded based on amusement factor and whimsy. The decision of the judge (me, with help from anyone that's passing) will be final. No cash alternative. If you don't like the prize, that's tough. It's not like you paid for it. Competition closes December 1st 2003. All entries must be received by midnight, Central USA time, November 30th, 2003. We reserve the right to use winner(s) names and submissions in publicity, and just to show them off. Entering the competition implies consent to publish. We reserve the right to close the competition early, or extend the date. If entries appear to have been tampered with electronically, (and I'm good folks. Don't try me. I do know when an image has been digitally edited!), we reserve the right to reject them. No correspondence will be entered into. Batteries not Included. Contents of this e-mail may settle in transit.

"So, all that aside, what do you have to do to enter?

"Send me a picture relevant to Misty and/or Larry. [Ed. note: Paul clarified in a later post that he means ‘picture’ as in ‘photo.’] For example, you skydiving while reading Winds of Change, a copy of Brightly Burning used as a campfire (You think we'd be upset? Heck no. We would hope you'd buy another copy!), or any other clever idea you come up with. Just a fanpic holding the book will count--but I'm betting the winner will be far more imaginative. I can't wait to see the results.

"Pictures must be received as attachments to e-mail sent to mistysdesk@mercedeslackey.com. All pictures MUST be smaller than 80 kilobytes and can be any format you wish. (If you are having size issues, might I recommend jpeg, or jpeg2000 even). Any submission larger than 80 kilobytes will not even make it to my mailbox--I'm setting my spam killer at that line. Beware! If you send a large file and my spam killer decides to blacklist you, that's not my fault.

"No entries to be made to this mailing list. ANYONE doing so, will A) Find the pictures chopped off anyway, and B) Be automatically excluded from the competition. Please don't spam the list!

"Come December, we'll have a look through what we've got, and see which ones to award prizes to. This gives you about six weeks.

"Have fun folks. I know I've laid out the law here, but to run this sort of thing, you have to. I'm hoping this is a fun competition. When sending the pictures, you might want to tell us about them too!


Chapter News: Sapphire and White, the Great Lakes chapter of Queen’s Own, has been adopted. See their ad below for more details. Welcome back!

New Address: Misty has a new address! Please send all fanmail and release forms to Mercedes Lackey or Larry Dixon, c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. (Anything sent to the old address will be returned to you as undeliverable.)

Happy Thanksgiving!


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Ren. Faires:

Here are the Faires we know about for November. 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


MOBILE ZOO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: GCRenFaire@aol.com. Website: http://www.mzrf.com. Address: Steven Melei, Mobile Zoo Renaissance Faire, 3603 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL, 32505. Site Address: Site: Mobile Zoo, 11561 Ward Road West, Wilmer, AL. Dates: 11/1/03 - 11/2/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM (Sun. 11 AM - 6 PM).


DEVONSHIRE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 602-262-6001. E-mail: devonshire@digitalswirl.com. Website: http://www.devonshirefaire.com. Address: 2802 E. Devonshire, Phoenix, AZ, 85016. Site Address: Los Olivos Park, 2802 E. Devonshire, Phoenix, AZ, 85016. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


THE ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE AND SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK-FALL. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: Condit Wixon, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362. Site Address: Felicita Park, Escondido, California. Dates: 11/1/03-11/2/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

KEARNEY PARK RENAISSANCE FAIR. FAX: 559-485-7949. E-mail: queensfavr@aol.com. Website: http://www.cirga.org/kearneyfaire.html. Address: 4413 E. Ashcroft, Fresno, CA, 93726-2616. Site Address: Kearney Park, 7160 W. Kearney Blvd., Fresno, CA, 93722. Dates: 11/08/03 - 11/09/03. Open/Close: 10:00 AM.


PIRATES IN PARADISE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@piratesinparadise.com. Website: http://www.piratesinparadise.com. Address: Julie McEnroe, PO Box 1153, Key West, FL, 33041. Site Address: Historic Seaport, Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL. Dates: 11/27/03 - 12/7/03. Open/Close: 9 AM - 7 PM.


THE LOUISIANA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.larf.org. Address: 46468 River Road, Hammond, LA, 70401. Dates: 11/1/03 - 12/7/03.

New Mexico

DONA ANA ARTS COUNCIL RENAISSANCE CRAFT FAIRE. E-mail: daac@zianet.com. Website: http://www.zianet.com/daac. Address: Judith Finch, Dona Ana Arts Council, P.O. Box 1721, Las Cruces, NM, 88004. Site Address: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM. Dates: 11/1/03 - 11/2/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

North Carolina

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: Jeffrey Siegel, P.O. Box 165, Davidson, NC, 28036. Site Address: Junction of Poplar Tent Rd. and Hwy 73 in Huntersville, NC. Dates: 10/4/03 - 11/16/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5:30 PM.


TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: orvis@texrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Address: Orvis Melvin, 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX, 77363. Dates: 10/4/03 - 11/16/03. Open/Close: 9 AM - dusk.

United Kingdom

DUNSTABLE TUDOR FESTIVAL. E-mail: jean.yates@southbeds.gov.uk. Website: http://www.tudorfestivalf.com. Address: Jean Yates, Dunstable Town Centre Mgr, SBDC District Offices, Dunstable, Beds, ENGLAND, LU6 1LF. Dates: 11/22/03. Open/Close: 10 AM - 4 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.


TUS-CON XXX. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~basfa/. E-mail: basfa@earthlink.net. Address: InnSuites Hotel, Tucson, Arizona. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


BASCON 2003. Website: http://www.bascon.org. E-mail: info@BASCon.org. Address: DoubleTree or the Embassy Suites, San Francisco, California. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

DRAGONFEST 2003. Website: http://www.dragonfest.com. E-mail: dragonfest@earthlink.net. Address: Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California. Dates: 11/16/03.

FARSCAPE. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center, Burbank, California. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.

LOSCON 30. Website: http://www.loscon.org/loscon/30/. E-mail: Loscon30.info@loscon.org. Address: Burbank Hilton and Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 11/28/03 - 11/30/03.


GEOCON. Website: http://bengames.org/geocon/index.html. E-mail: tcreese2112@earthlink.net. Address: Red Rocks Community College, Boulder, Colorado. Dates: 11/9/03 - 11/10/03.


ELLIS-CON XV. Website: http://www.cttech.org/ellis/student/simulation-club/main.htm. E-mail: John.Haskell@po.state.ct.us. Address: H.H. Ellis Regional Vocational Technical School, Danielson, Connecticut. Dates: 11/15/03.


FLORIDA CONQUEST DHR. Website: http://www.floridaconquest.com. E-mail: Floridaconquest@Hotmail.Com. Address: Diamond Head Resort, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.

SCREAMFEST 2003. Website: http://www.screamfest2003.com. E-mail: Punkineaty@Aol.Com. Address: Holiday Inn, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dates: 11/8/03 - 11/9/03.

VIRGINIA HEY CRUISE. Website: http://www.SwainWorldCruises.com. E-mail: Susan@Swaintours.com. Address: Holland America Cruise Line, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dates: 11/30/03 - 12/ 7/03.

VULKON ORLANDO. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Orlando Hilton North, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


GOTHCON. Website: http://www.gothcon.org. E-mail: Ruach93@aol.com. Address: Sheraton Colony Square, Midtown, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 10/30/03 - 11/1/03.


BATTLECON. Website: http://www.battlegroundsinc.com. E-mail: bzmomof5@direcway.com. Address: Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield, Illinois. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

CHICAGO TARDIS 2003. Website: http://www.chicagotardis.com/. E-mail: info@chicagotardis.com. Address: Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dates: 11/28/03 - 11/30/03.

CHICAGOLAND GAMERS CONCLAVE V. Website: http://www.chicagogamecon.org. E-mail: geninfo@chicagogamecon.org. Address: Indian Lakes Resort, Bloomingdale, Illinois. Dates: 11/28/03 - 11/30/03.

MIDWEST FURFEST. Website: http://www.furfest.org/. E-mail: info@furfest.org. Address: Hyatt Regency, Woodfield, Illinois. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.

ROCKCON 2003. Website: http://www.rock-con.com. E-mail: info@rock-con.com, events@rock-con.com. Address: Wedgebury ISC, 8800 East Riverside Blvd, Rockford, IL, 61111. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

WINDYCON XXX. Website: http://www.windycon.org/. E-mail: Windycon@windycon.org. Address: Hyatt Regency Woodfield, Schaumburg, Illinois. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.


GAMEFEST-INDY. Website: http://www.gamefestseries.com. E-mail: linzee@gamefestseries.com. Address: Four Points by Sheraton Indianapolis-East, Indianapolis, Indiana. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.

PENTACON XIX. Website: http://www.pentacon.org. E-mail: chairman@pentacon.org. Address: Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.


KANSAS CITY COMICON. Website: http://www.kansascitycomicon.com/. E-mail: yrogerg@ukans.edu. Address: Shawnee Civic Center, Shawnee, Kansas. Dates: 11/15/03 - 11/16/03.


SUGOI CON 2003. Website: http://www.sugoicon.org/news.html. E-mail: SugoiGenInfo@fuse.net. Address: Cincinnati Marriott at River Center, Covington, Kentucky. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.


1948: SIGNALS. Website: http://www.1948-signals.org/. E-mail: contact@1948-signals.org. Address: Frederick, Maryland. Dates: 11/8/03 - 11/9/03.

CAPCLAVE 2003. Website: http://www.wsfa.org/. E-mail: capclave@keithlynch.net. Address: Hilton Silver Spring, Silver Spring, Maryland. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.

DARKOVER GRAND COUNCIL MEETING XXVI. Website: http://www.darkovercon.com/. E-mail: jaelle@darkovercon.com. Address: The Holiday Inn, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 11/28/03 - 11/30/03.

EURO QUEST. Website: http://euroquest.gamesclubofmd.org/. E-mail: doncon99@toad.net. Address: Days Hotel, 9615 Deerco Road, Timonium, MD. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

FALL IN! Website: http://www.fall-in.org/. E-mail: frdhubig@concentric.net. Address: Maryland State Fair Grounds, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


SUPER MEGAFEST. Website: http://www.supermegashow.com. E-mail: kspromo@aol.com. Address: Sheraton Framingham Hotel, Framingham, Massachusetts. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.

UNITED FAN CON XIII. Website: http://www.unitedfancon.com. E-mail: infobot@unitedfancon.com. Address: Marriott Hotel, Springfield, Massachusetts. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.


UCON. Website: http://www.ucon-gaming.org/. E-mail: ucon-info@umich.edu. Address: University of Michigan Student Union, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


AXECON. Website: http://www.shieldlands.net/. E-mail: rick@shieldlands.net. Address: Best Western Downtown, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

VALLEYCON 28. Website: http://www.valleycon.com/. E-mail: conchairs@valleycon.com. Address: Moorhead Conference Center, The Courtyard Marriott, Moorhead, Minnesota. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.


COASTCON JR. 12. Website: http://coastcon.org. E-mail: chairman@coastcon.org. Address: Airport Holiday Inn (Hwy. 59), Gulfport, Mississippi. Dates: 11/15/03 - 11/16/03.


CONTRACEPTION 15. Website: http://www.sff.net/people/sfreader/contraception.htm. E-mail: ssatterfield@kc.rr.com. Address: Comfort Inn, Independence, Missouri. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

SHAUNCON XXI. Website: http://www.rpgkc.org. E-mail: RPGKC@aol.com. Address: Blue Ridge Mall, Kansas City, Missouri. Dates: 11/20/03 - 11/23/03.


LAS VEGAS COMIC CON. Website: http://www.lasvegascomiccon.com. E-mail: Angie@lasvegascomiccon.com. Address: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Chiram's Hollow, Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 10/18/03, 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

New Jersey

ECLECTICON. Website: http://members.aol.com/JRD803/eclecticon.htm. E-mail: Eclecticon@juno.com. Address: Ramada Hotel, Newark, New Jersey. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: rhondaatlaire@yahoo.com. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 11/21/03.

LOLLAGAZEBO. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: info@wildgazebo.com. Address: Sheraton Edison in Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

New York

5TH NATIONAL COMIC BOOK, ART, TOY & SCI-FI EXPO. Website: http://www.bigapplecon.com/. E-mail: bigapplecon@earthlink.net. Address: The Metropolitan Pavillion - 125 W. 18th St., New York City, New York. Dates: 11/28/03 - 11/30/03.

ASTRONOMICON. Website: http://www.rochesterfantasyfans.org/conpage.html. E-mail: ralston@aol.com. Address: Sheraton Four Points, Rochester, New York. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.

CREATION SCI-FI SUPER-SALE. Website: http://www.creationent.com/. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Address: Brooklyn Marriott Hotel, Brooklyn, New York. Dates: 11/29/03 - 11/30/03.

UNY-CON. Website: http://www.uny-con.com. E-mail: director@uny-con.com. Address: Four Points Clarion Hotel, Rochester, New York. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.

North Carolina

MACE. Website: http://www.justusproductions.com. E-mail: justusprod@aol.com. Address: Radisson Hotel, High Point, North Carolina. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


GAMES WORKSHOP COLUMBUS GRAND TOURNAMENT. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Address: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

MID-OHIO-CON. Website: http://www.wfcomics.com/midohiocon/. E-mail: MidOhioCon@wfcomics.com. Address: Hilton Columbus Hotel at Easton Town Center, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 11/29/03 - 11/30/03.


AMBERCON NORTHWEST. Website: http://www.amberconnw.org. E-mail: simone@wyrdrune.com. Address: McMenamins Edgefield Resort, Troutdale, Portland, Oregon. Dates: 11/20/03 - 11/23/03.

NERDCON. Website: http://www.kermanenterprises.com/cavenerds/nerdcon.html. E-mail: ada@kermanenterprises.com. Address: Coachman Inn, 1572 NE Burnside St., Greshamn, OR, 97030. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

ORYCON. Website: http://www.orycon.org/orycon25. E-mail: patriciaannewells@yahoo.com. Address: DoubleTree Columbia River, Portland, Oregon. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


AURA FANTASY. Website: http://www.auralive.com/. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

South Carolina

BEACH BASH. Website: http://beachbash.virtualave.net/index.html. E-mail: apsara_chaouw@yahoo.com. Address: The Breakers Resort Hotel, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.


STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 11/7/03.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Knoxville, Tennessee. Dates: 11/8/03.

STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: Johnson City, Tennessee. Dates: 11/9/03.

VULKON NASHVILLE. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Sheraton Nashville Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

WARGAMERS REUNION. Website: http://www.hmgs-midsouth.org/. E-mail: patrick@perspectiveinc.net. Address: Holiday Inn, Memphis, Tennessee. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.


ITZACON 5. Website: http://www.phoenix-entertainment.net/itzacon4/index.html. E-mail: info@a-kon.com. Address: Hyatt DFW Airport, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Dates: 11/29/03 - 11/30/03.

MILLENNIUM 6. Website: http://www.millenniumcon.com, E-mail: jeff.mcculloch@fms.treas.gov, Address: Red Lion Hotel, Austin, Texas, Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.


ANIME. Website: http://www.animeusa.org/. E-mail: marcyu@yahoo.com. Address: Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 11/21/03 - 11/23/03.

MAGFEST 2.0. Website: http://www.magfest.org/. E-mail: tgz@orotech.net. Address: Clarion Hotel, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

NEKOCON 6. Website: http://www.nekocon.org/. E-mail: info@nekocon.org. Address: Holiday Inn Executive Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

RISING STAR 12. Website: http://www.rising-star.org. E-mail: ConChair@rising-star.org. Address: Glenvar High School, Salem, Virginia. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

Washington, D.C.

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2003. Website: http://www.worldfantasy.org/. E-mail: info@worldfantasy2003.org. Address: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. Dates: 10/30/03 - 11/2/03.


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 20. Website: http://www.bobw.com.au/. E-mail: alc@nlc.net.au. Address: Rydges Lakeside Hotel, Canberra, London Circuit, Canberra City ACT. Dates: 11/15/03 - 11/16/03.

FSF PRESENTS JOHN RHYS-DAVIES. Website: http://www.fsf.com.au/. E-mail: fsf_presents@fsf.com.au. Address: Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 11/22/03.

GONG CON. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: scolman@optushome.com.au. Address: North Wollongong PCYC. Dates: 11/29/03 - 11/30/03.

HOLODICTION - MELBOURNE. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: maria@photonpublishing.com.au. Address: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.

HOLODICTION - SYDNEY. Website: http://www.photonpublishing.com.au/. E-mail: maria@photonpublishing.com.au. Address: Wesley Convention Centre, Sydney. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.


CRISIS 03. Website: http://www.tsoa.be. E-mail: willieb@skynet.be. Address: Metropolis Business Centre, Antwerp, Belgium. Dates: 11/8/03.


BREAKTHROUGH 2003. Website: http://www.trumpeterclub.com. E-mail: big_dog@telus.net. Address: The Guildford Sheraton Hotel, Vancouver (Surrey), British Columbia. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

CON*CEPT 2003. Website: http://www.monsffa.com/. E-mail: cathypl@sympatico.ca. Address: Days Inn Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Dates: 11/8/03.

MSFX - MONTREAL SCIENCE FICTION EXPO. Website: http://www.hobbystar.com. E-mail: james@hobbystar.com. Address: Palais des Congres, 201 avenue Viger Ouest, downtown Montreal, Quebec. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.

TORONTO ANIMECON. Website: http://www.canadiannationalexpo.com. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 11/9/03.

TORONTO COMICON. Website: http://www.torontocomicon.com. E-mail: paradisecomics@wiznet.ca. Address: Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

TORONTO SCIFI-CON. Website: http://www.canadiannationalexpo.com. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Address: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Dates: 11/30/03.

VANCOUVER COMICON. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 11/16/03.


DREIEICH CONVENTION 2003. Website: http://www.dreieichcon.de. E-mail: wiric@gmx.net. Address: Bürgerhaus Dreieich Fichtestreet 5, 063303 Dreieich (Near Frankfurt), Hessen. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.

GERMANCITYCON. Website: http://www.germancitycon.de. E-mail: info@germancitycon.de. Address: Hotel-Pyramide, Fuerth, Nuremberg, Bavaria. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.

MIDGARD-SÜDCON. Website: http://www.suedcon.de. E-mail: info@suedcon.de. Address: Castle Wildenstein (a real medieval Castle!), Leibertingen, Baden-Württemberg. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

RING*CON 2003. Website: http://www.ringcon.de/. E-mail: webmaster@ringcon.de. Address: Maritim Hotel, Bonn. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.


DADI.COM. Website: http://www.dadiepiombo.com. E-mail: losart@libero.it. Address: University of Crema, Crema, Lombardy. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/23/03.

LUCCA COMICS & GAMES. Website: http://www.luccacomics.com/03/default.asp. E-mail: comics&games@lunet.it. Address: Fair Point, Lucca, Tuscany. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.


HEXCON 2003. Website: http://www.hexcon.no. E-mail: hexcon@pvv.org. Address: Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag. Dates: 11/7/03 - 11/9/03.

United Kingdom

ALTERNATE UNIVERSE. Website: http://www.L3conventions.co.uk/alternateuni.htm. E-mail: info@L3conventions.co.uk. Address: The Thistle London Heathrow, London, England. Dates: 11/14/03 - 11/16/03.

ARMADACON 2003. Website: http://www.armadacon.org. E-mail: enquiries@armadacon.org. Address: Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, Devon. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

AYA AGAIN 2003 (AYACON 4). Website: http://www.ayacon.org.uk. E-mail: filia@anime.org.uk. Address: Moat House Hotel, Northampton, Northamptonshire. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

MIDCON 2003. Website: http://www.sfcp.co.uk/. E-mail: midcon@sfcp.co.uk. Address: Royal Angus Hotel, St. Chad's, Queensway, Birmingham. Dates: 11/22/03 - 11/24/03.

NOSFERATU NIGHTS. Website: http://www.sector14.co.uk/. E-mail: enquiries@sector14.co.uk. Address: Pages Bar, London, England. Dates: 11/15/03.

WOLF SG-6. Website: http://www.wolfevents.net/home/index.shtml. E-mail: wolfevents@aol.com. Address: Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool, England. Dates: 10/31/03 - 11/2/03.

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

Linda A. Malcor as Danya Winterborn

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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: