Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 5, No. 11
November 1, 2004

Dolvendusk by Rebecca Fitzgerald

Heyla, Misty fans!

Hope you all had fun at Halloween. Remember, if you took pictures of yourselves in costume, please send them to Danya at Legend@malcor.com. We’d love to include them in the newsletter!

This message from Misty came through on the Mercedes Lackey UK list:

"Friday [10/8/04] Larry had some kind of abdominal injury during akido practice. It didn't get better, so this morning I took him to the Urgent Care.

"He has a sublingual abdominal tear; one step away from a hernia. He is not allowed to lift, pull, stretch, or basically do much of anything except walk around gently for a minimum of six weeks.

"So I am afraid our New Zealand trip is officially canceled. He could use some poor babys right now; he's feeling very low about it."

Thanks to Herald Bastian for helping to compile the information about Ren. Faires for this edition of the newsletter!

Publication News:

Here’s the updated publication schedule for Misty’s forthcoming books:

Scheduled for November 2004: The Fairy Godmother from Harlequin (paperback)

Scheduled for 2005: 1/1/05  Stoned Souls Scheduled for 2005: 2/1/05 This Scepter'd Isle (paperback) Scheduled for 2005: 3/1/05  Sanctuary Scheduled for 2005: 3/1/05  Ill Met by Moonlight Scheduled for 2005: 5/1/05 Mad Maudlin (paperback) Scheduled for 2005: 5/1/05 Music to My Sorrow

Not yet published: Elvenbred Not yet published: Queen of Air & Darkness

As you do your holiday shopping, please consider doing so through the Dragonlords’ Bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkstore.htm. A portion of all proceeds from sales through this site goes to Queen’s Own. This is how we keep memberships in QO free, so we really appreciate your support!

Chapter News:

Adept Starfeather is looking for someone to take over Heartland Arrows. Please message her at adeptstarfeather@marymuse.com if you are interested.

Hope all of you have a Happy Thanksgiving (or whatever your local festival for this season may be!)! See you in December!


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 Renaissance Faires in your area? Send it to us at Legend@malcor.com.


Mobile Zoo Renaissance Faire. Website: http://www.mzrf.com/. E-mail: bwarren@fcs.k12.al.us. Site Address: 3603 Mobile Hwy, Pensacola, FL, 32505. Dates: 11/1/04 - 11/2/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 6 PM.


Devonshire Renaissance Faire. Website: http://www.devonshirefaire.com/. E-mail: devonshire@yahoo.com. Site Address: Los Olivos Park 2802 E. Devonshire Phoenix, Arizona, 85016. Dates: 11/20/04 - 11/21/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

Tuscan Celtic Festival. Website: http://www.tucsoncelticfestival.org/. E-mail: TCFA2003@msn.com. Site Address: Rillito Park Raceway "Rillito Downs", 4502 N First Ave., Tucson, AZ. Dates: 11/6/04. Open/Close: 9 AM - 4:30 PM.


Kearney Park Renaissance Fair. Website: http://www.cirga.org/. E-mail: queensfavr@aol.com. Site Address: Kearney Park 7160 W. Kearney Blvd Fresno, California, 93722. Dates: 11/6/04 - 11/7/04. Open/Close: 10 AM – dusk.


Camelot Days. Website: http://www.camelotdays.com/. E-mail: info@camelotdays.com. Site Address: Topeekeegee Yugnee Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dates: 11/15/04 – 11/16/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5:30 PM.

Cape Coral Medieval Fair. Site Address: Cape Coral, Florida. Dates: 11/1/04 - 11/2/04.

Pirates in Paradise. Website: http://www.piratesinparadise.com/. E-mail: info@piratesinparadise. Site Address: Historic Seaport, Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum and Key West Museum of Art & History at the Custom House, Key West, FL. Dates: 11/25/04 – 12/5/04. Open/Close: 9 AM - 7 PM.

Weeki Wachee Renaissance Fantasy Festival. Site Address: Weeki Wachee Springs Water Park 6131 Commercial Way Weeki Wachee, Florida, 34606. Dates: 11/8/04 - 11/9/04.


Louisiana Renaissance Festival. Website: http://www.la-renfest.com/. E-mail: info@LA-Renfest.com. Site Address: 46468 River Road Hammond, Louisiana, 70401-4248. Dates: 11/6/04 – 12/12/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@shakespearenj.org. Website: http://www.shakespearenj.org. Address: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Box Office, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ, 07940. Dates: 6/8/04 – 12/26/04.

New Mexico

Dona Ana Renaissance Craftfaire. Website: http://www.zianet.com/daac/. E-mail: daac@zianet.com. Site Address: Young Park, Las Cruces, NM. Dates: 11/6/04 – 11/7/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5 PM.

New York

LORD BRANDON'S BAWDY BETROTHAL FEAST. Site Address: The Huntington Townhouse124 E. Jerich Tpk., Huntington Station, New York, 11756. Dates: 9/11/04, 9/18/04, 10/02/04, 10/09/04, 10/30/04, 11/06/04.

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: 10/2/04 – 11/14/04. Open/Close: 10 AM - 5:30 PM.


TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: patty@texrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Address: Pat Brantner, 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX, 77363. Site Address: Plantersville, TX. Dates: 10/2/04 – 11/14/04. Open/Close: 9 AM – dusk.

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.


WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2004. Website: http://www.worldfantasy.org/. E-mail: info@worldfantasy2004.org. Address: Tempe, Arizona. Dates: 10/31/04 – 11/3/04.


DRAGONFEST 2004. Website: http://www.dragonfest.com. E-mail: gabefrimmel@cfwenterprises.com. Address: Glendale Civic Auditorium, Glendale, California. Dates: 11/21/04.


FLORIDA CONQUEST DHR. Website: http://www.floridaconquest.com. E-mail: Floridaconquest@Hotmail.Com. Address: Diamond Head Resort, Florida. Dates: 11/12/04 - 11/14/04.

VULKON ORLANDO. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Address: Orlando Hilton North, Orlando, Florida. Dates: 11/19/04 - 11/21/04.


CHICAGO TARDIS 2004. Website: http://www.chicagotardis.com/. E-mail: info@chicagotardis.com. Address: Sheraton Chicago Northwest, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dates: 11/26/04 - 11/28/04.

ROCKCON 2004. 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: 11/5/04 - 11/7/04.


PENTACON XX. Website: http://www.pentacon.org. E-mail: chairman@pentacon.org. Address: Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dates: 11/6/04 - 11/8/04.


UCON. Website: http://www.ucon-gaming.org/. E-mail: ucon-info@umich.edu. Address: University of Michigan Student Union, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dates: 11/19/04 - 11/21/04.

New Jersey

NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK NON SPORTS CARDS SHOW. Website: http://www.deescards1.com/convention_info.htm. E-mail: deescards1@yahoo.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel Exhibition Center, Secaucus, New Jersey. Dates: 11/19/04 - 11/20/04.


CAMP CARNAGE. Website: http://www.carnagecon.com. E-mail: info@carnagecon.com. Address: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont. Dates: 11/5/04 - 11/7/04.


CAPITAL ASSOCIATES. Website: http://www.capicons.com/. E-mail: comicshow@aol.com. Address: Montgomery County Fairgrounds - Building ,2McLean, Virginia. Dates: 11/7/04


CON*CEPT 2004. Website: http://www.geocities.com/conceptmontreal/. E-mail: cathypl@sympatico.ca. Address: Days Inn Hotel, Montreal, Quebec. Dates: 11/04.

VANCOUVER COMICON. Website: http://users.uniserve.com/~lswong/Comicon.html. E-mail: lswong@uniserve.com. Address: Heritage Hall, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 11/14/04.

United Kingdom

ARMADACON 16 – 2004. Website: http://armadacon.org. E-mail: marionnaomi@blueyonder.co.uk. Address: Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, Devon, United Kingdom . Dates: 11/12/04 - 11/14/04

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

Spring Song by Ellen Million

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.

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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.

There are no new members to announce this month. 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:

The last few months has been hard for me, as my ex has moved to Malaysia; however, I will say among my blessings and bright spots in my life are all my pen friends and Queen's Own pals. Thanks for all the love and support you guys give to me.

I have seen a slow down of submissions, and I know that happens this time of year, but I would love to be bombarded with them to give me fresh reading for my school breaks. Also if you guys have any stories or adventures for your personas write them down and send them out to our various newsletters and zines as they are folding at an alarming rate, starving for submissions.

Lots new at the theaters on my wish list to see: The Incredibles, Alfie, Birth, Polar Express, Bridget Jones 2, and Alexander, just to name a few. If you see these write a review or at least e-mail me and let me know how it is! I recently saw Shark Tale, which was touted as a kids' movie, but I don't think that it was worth the price of admission. I wouldn't have minded paying to rent it, but I don't think it is a great kids movie.

I am much more likely to get to the video store and pick a few movies coming out, like Shrek 2, Spiderman 2, Return of the King [box set], Harry Potter 3 and The Terminal. I will at least rent them and hopefully add them to my collection.

I hope you all have happy holidays and not too much homework!




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 are Ellen Million and Rebecca Fitzgerald 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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