Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 10
October 1, 2001

Elven Queen by Michell Cornette

Heyla, Misty fans!

We’ve heard from a number of you over the last few weeks. Our hearts go out to all who have been touched by the tragedy of September 11th. We are inspired by the stories you have told us about how you have found various ways to help. It is comforting to know that the Heraldic spirit is alive and well among the members of Queen’s Own.

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge all of the modern-day Heralds that we’ve seen in action during the past few weeks: the firefighters and police officers who lost their lives trying to save others, the people who helped their colleagues to safety and those who stayed behind so friends and strangers would not die alone, the rescue workers and medical personnel who have worked so long and hard, helping the survivors and reaching out to the families and friends of those who did not survive . . . We have also heard stories of heroic animal companions: the guide dog who led a blind woman down and out of the building from one of the floors in the 70s, the rescue dogs who worked alongside their human counterparts . . . The tales go on and on . . .

We also ask your continued vigilance in combating the hate crimes that have occurred in some areas. Just as the Valdemarans in the Storms series needed to learn to overcome their prejudices against the Karsites after centuries of war, we modern folk of the real world need to remind ourselves and others that a few bad people do not make all members of a given ethnic group evil. We encourage you to reach out to the Middle Eastern people you know and give them a friendly word, support their businesses, and otherwise encourage them in this difficult time.

In fan club news, we are still working to reestablish our chat list. We think we’ve found a solution to this, and we hope to be contacting you about it soon.

Misty has been extremely busy publishing. Brightly Burning and The Fire Rose are out in paperback. Take a Thief, the new Valdemar novel about Skif, is due out this month in hardcover. The paperback for Beyond World’s End, the continuation of the Bedlam series, and Spirits White as Lightning (with Rosemary Edgehill) are scheduled for release in December. Shadow of the Lion is expected in March 2002, and Elvenborn is slated to appear in April 2002. As you add to your collections and do your holiday shopping, please think about ordering through the Mercedes Lackey section of the Dragonlords’ Bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkfanml.htm. A portion of every purchase goes to help pay for our website, PO box and all the other expenses of running this club, which is how we have been able to keep the memberships free so far. We truly appreciate your support.


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

Loki by Michell Cornette

Ren Faires:

Here are the faires we know about that are happening in October. 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


ALABAMA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Phone: 256-768-3031. E-mail: bwarren@fcs.k12.al.us. Website: http:/www.geocities.com/alabamarenfaire Snail Mail: Bill Warren, P.O. Box 431, Florence, AL 35631. Site Address: Wilson Park, Florence, AL. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Sunday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.


LONDON BRIDGE RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Phone: 909-943-5949. E-mail: renmail@renaissanceinfo.com. Website: http://www.renaissanceinfo.com. Snail Mail: Tom Wilson, Crossroads Productions, P.O. Box 1959, Corona, CA 92878. Site Address: London Bridge Beach Park, Lake Havasu, AZ. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


DAY OF ST. FRANCIS RENAISSANCE FAYRE. Phone: 760-757-3250. Site Address: Mission San Luis Rey Parrish, Oceanside, CA. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

FOLSOM RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shilton@folsom.ca.us. Phone: 916-355-7279. Snail Mail: Folsom Parks and Rec., 50 Natoma St., Folsom, CA 95630. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE OF KINGS CULTURAL ARTS FAIRE. Fax: 559-582-1152. E-mail: info@RenOfKings.org. Website: http://www.RenOfKings.org. Phone: 559-251-9257. Snail Mail: Hanford CA City Rec. Dept., Attn: D. Terrell, 315 N. Douty St., Hanford, CA 93230. Site Address: Civic Auditorium Park, 400 n. Douty St., Hanford, CA 92320. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE, FALL. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: P.O. Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA 92427. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

ST. PAUL NEWMAN CENTER RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: on@csufnewman.com. Website: http://www.csufnewman.com. Phone: 559-434-4363. Snail Mail: Judy Clifford, 1572 E. Barstow, Fresno, CA 93710. Site Address: Barstow Frontage Rd, NW of CA State Fresno, CA. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Sunday open till 4:00 PM)


THE CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: producer@mythicaljourneys.com. Website: http://www.ctfaire.com. Address: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, CT. Dates: 9/29/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


STRONGHOLD'S OLDE ENGLISH FAIRE. Phone: 815-732-6111. E-mail: info@strongholdcenter.org. Website: http://www.strongholdcenter.org. Snail Mail: Stronghold Conference Center, Atten: Butler-Mrkvicka, P.O. Box 199, Oregon, IL 61061. Site Address: Stronghold Conference Center, Illinois Rt. 2 N. in Oregon, IL. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


PERRY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL RENNAISANCE FAIRE. Phone: 812-547-8361. E-mail: mikegibson58@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.swindiana.net/~gibsons/index.html. Snail Mail: Perry County Renaissance Faire, P.O. Box 552, Tell City, IN 47586. Site Address: City Hall Park, Tell City, IN. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


WYBREG VILLAGE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Phone: 888-243-4340 E-mail: brock@renfound.org. Website: http://renfound.org. Snail Mail: Renaissance Foundation, P.O. Box 40, Bonaparte, IA 52620. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


BRIDGEWATER RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: bridgewaterrenfaire@go.to. Website: http://go.to/bridgewaterrenfaire. Site Address: Baxter Springs High School, Baxter Springs, KS. Dates: 10/13/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

GREAT PLAINS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 520-447-2156. E-mail: info@GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Website: http://www.GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Address: Wiedemann Park, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Wichita, KS 67277. Dates: 9/28/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: renfest@kcrenfest.com. Website: http://www.kcrenfest.com. Address: 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS. Dates: 9/1/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


HASTINGS BATTLE AND MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Phone: 856-779-1262. E-mail: eogwulf@hotmail.com. Snail Mail: Joe Carpenter, Markland Ltd., P.O. Box 715, Greenbelt, MD 20768. Site Address: Marietta Masion, Glendale, MD. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

THE MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD 21032. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


KING RICHARD’S FAIRE. Website: http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net. Address: P.O. Box 419, Rt. 58, Carver, MA 02330. Dates: 9/1/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Phone: 616-735-9014. E-mail: divinity373@hotmail.com. Website: http://www2.gvsu.edu/~gvren. Snail Mail: 1415 Hillcrest NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504. Site Address: Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


AGE OF CHIVALRY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Phone: 702-455-8289. E-mail: fim@co.clark.nv.us. Snail Mail: Fred McElhaney, Clark County Park & Rec., 2601 E. Sunset Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89120. Site Address: Sunset Regional Park, Las Vegas. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM.

New Hampshire

PISCATAQUA FAIRE. Phone: 603-436-2848. Website: http://www.artfest.org. Site Address: Pierce Island Park, Portsmouth, NH. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

New Jersey

FAMILY HARVEST FESTIVAL AND MEDIEVAL FAIRE. Fax: 973-248-0766. Phone: 973-632-0693. E-mail: paladinmusic@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.thepaladin.com. Snail Mail: P.O. Box 179, Pompto Plains, NJ 07444. Site Address: Four Sisters Winery, Route 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New Mexico

FARMINGTON RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Phone: 505-327-0076. E-mail: MortL@TEArts.org. Snail Mail: Mort Lord, P.O. Box 5425, Farmington, NM. Site Address: Rocky Reach Landing, Farmington, NM. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

North Carolina

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 704-896-5533. Phone: 704-896-5555. E-mail: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Snail Mail: P.O. Box 165, Davidson, NC 28036. Site Address: 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078. Dates: 10/06/01 - 11/18/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 513-897-7003 E-mail: info@renfestival.com . Website: http://www.renfestival.com. Address: 317 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, OH 45177. Dates: 8/25/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM. Note: Herald's Companion subscribers and owner will be making several trips to this faire. Contact Herald's Companion (krbertke@bertke.com ) for any requested meetings.


KING ARTHUR FAIRE. Phone: 918-377-4072. E-mail: wnp@brightok.net. Website: . Snail Mail: P.O. Box 311, Davenport, OK 74026. Site Address: 4302 N. Graham Rd., Stroud, OK 74079. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: royalspk@parenaissancefaire.com. Website: http://wwwparenaissancefaire.com. Address: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA. Dates: 8/18/01 - 10/21/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


DRACHENBURG RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Phone: 615-841-3498. Website: http://www.drachenburg.8m.net. Snail Mail: Tina Plunk, 495 Campbell Hollow Road, Bethpage, TN 37022. Site Address: US Hwy 31E. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/28/01. Open/Close 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

WEST TENNESSEE MEDIEVAL AND FANTASY FAIRE. Phone: 901-884-2977. E-mail: camp5@usit.net. Snail Mail: Charles and Liz Camp, 3124 Lynn St., Union City, TN 38261. Site Address: Graham Park, Union City, TN. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


HAWKWOOD MEDIEVAL FANTASY FAIRE. Website: http://www.hawkwood.org. Address: P.O. Box 3222, Grapevine, TX 76099. Site Address: 20 miles north of Ft. Worth, TX. Dates: 9/1/01 - 10/14/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 10 PM., Sundays 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Fax: 936-894-2391. Phone: 800-458-3435. E-mail: info@texasrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Snail Mail: 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX 77363. Dates: 10/6/01 - 11/18/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.


RADFORD HIGHLANDERS FESTIVAL. Phone: 540-831-5324. Website: http://www.radford.edu. Snail Mail: Kitty Irwin, P.O. Box 6916, Radford, VA 24142. Site Address: Moffett Field, RU Campus. Dates: 10/12/01.

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.


CON*STELLATION XX: CAMELOPARDALIS. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Website: http://www.con-stellation.org/. Address: Airport Sheraton, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/19/01 -10/21/01.


ZONIECON 4. E-Mail: zoniecon@skunkworks.dynip.com. Website: http://skunkworks.dynip.com/zoniecon/. Address: Best Western Executive Inn, Tucson, Arizona. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.


KONCENTRICITY: GROUND ZERO. E-mail: iamchaosangel@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.koncentricity.org/. Address: Little Rock Expo Center, Little Rock, Arkansas. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.


ANI-MAGIC 2001. E-mail: info@ani-magic.org. Website: http://www.ani-magic.org/. Address: Best Western Antelope Valley Inn and Conference Center, Lancaster, California. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/8/01.

GMT GAMES WEEKEND 2001 II. E-mail: gmtgames@aol.com. Website: http://www.gmtgames.com/. Address: Hanford Mall, Hanford, California. Dates: 10/01

GROUND ZERO GAMES WEST COAST CONVENTION. E-mail: ted@naxera.com. Website: http://www.naxera.com/gzgwcc/index.html. Address: Comfort Inn, Oakland, California. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.

INTERNATIONAL CAMARILLA CONVENTION 2001. Website: http://vampire.tamu.edu/camarilla/icc/. Address: Hilton Burbank Airport & Convention Center, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 10/18/01 - 10/21/01.

JAGNIK INVASION 2001- JAG CONVENTION. E-mail: convention@jagnik.com. Website: http://www.jagnik.com. Address: Four Points Sheraton LAX, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/15/01.

SILICON 2001. E-mail: dann_lopez@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.awit.com/silicon/index.htm. Address: Sunnyvale, California. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.


DEATH EQUINOX '01. E-mail: jsailing@netonecom.net. Website: http://cyberpsychos.netonecom.net/death-equinox/con.html. Address: The Ramada Inn, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 10/4/01 - 10/7/01.

HENTAI CON. E-mail: gaijin99@cox-internet.com. Website: gaijin99@cox-internet.com. Address: Denver, Colorado. Dates: 10/01.

MILEHICON 33. E-mail: lindanel@ix.netcom.com. Website: http://www.milehicon.org/. Address: Sheraton Hotel, Lakewood, Colorado. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.


BABYLON 5/EARTH FINAL CONFLICT CRUISE. E-mail: starmagic@ioncannon.com. Website: http://starmagicproductions.ioncannon.com/. Address: Carnival Cruise Line Ship will be leaving from the Port of Miami, Miami, Florida. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/15/01.

FLORIDA CON-QUEST NAPLES. E-mail: FloridaConQuest@aol.com. Website: http://www.floridaconquest.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Naples, Florida. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.

GAMEFEST-JACKSONVILLE. E-mail: tina@advantageconvention.com. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com/. Address: Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, Jacksonville, Florida. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

HORNBLOWER 2001. E-mail: hornblower2001tpa@yahoo.com. Website: http://members.tripod.com/hh2001tampa/. Address: Wyndham Harbour Island Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 10/18/01 - 10/22/01.

NECRONOMICON 2001. E-mail: RaggedyAnn@stonehill.org. Website: http://www.stonehill.org/necro.htm. Address: Radisson Inn--Sabal Park, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.


ARCHON 25. E-mail: archon_hotline@zellich.net. Website: http://www.stlf.org/archon/. Address: Holiday Inn and Gateway Center, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

DITTO 14 & FANHISTORICON 11. E-mail: rhes@enteract.com. Website: http://www.enteract.com/~rhes/ditto14.html. Address: Jumer’s Chateau, Bloomington, Illinois. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

ROCKCON 2001. E-mail: bigmuddyhga@juno.com. Website: http://www.apci.net/~ipw4/bigmuddy/eventlis.htm. Address: ISC Indoor Sports Complex, Rockford, Illinois. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01.

SUCCESSORCON 7. E-mail: sejanus778@aol.com. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/sejanus778/myhomepage/index.html. Address: Radisson Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois. Dates: 10/27/01.

ZEBRACON 15. E-mail: KarenZCon@aol.com. Website: http://www.rowanstudio.com/bilp/zc15.htm. Address: Sheraton North Shore, Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.


MAQUIS GRAS 2001. E-mail: bejen@maquis.com. Website: http://www.maquis.com/mfa/gras1.htm. Address: Ramada Inn, Portage, Indiana. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.


ICON 26. E-mail: penfold@inav.net. Website: http://www.mindbridge.org/icon/. Address: Ramada Westfield Hotel, Coralville, Iowa. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.


DAGORHIR AUTUMN CAMPOUT. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com/. Address: Little Bennett Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

FARPOINT 2001. E-mail: farpointcon@bigfoot.com. Website: http://www.bcpl.net/~wilsonr/. Address: Hunt Valley Marriott, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 10/01.

FESTIVAL OF DARKNESS. E-mail: contact@festivalofdarkness.com. Website: http://www.festivalofdarkness.com/. Address: Charles Theater, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 10/11/01 - 10/14/01.

INTERCON XVI. E-mail: intercon16@millkern.com. Website: http://www.larpa.org/intercon/i16. Address: Days Hotel Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.

VIA GRAND PRIX. E-mail: via@rpg.net. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.


GREAT AMERICAN ANIME/COMIC BOOK/SCIENCE FICTION EXPO. E-mail: info@hobbystar.com. Website: http://hobbystar.com/boston/. Address: The Hynes Convention Center, Boston, Massachusetts. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.

VIABLE PARADISE IV. E-mail: mvsfa@mindspring.com. Website: http://www.sff.net/paradise. Address: Island Inn, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Dates: 10/14/01 - 10/20/01.


CONCLAVE XXVI. E-mail: conclave@conclavesf.org. Website: http://conclave.hamjudo.com/. Address: Holiday Inn - South Convention Center, Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.


CONSUME! AKA RELAXACON 2001. E-mail: relaxacon2001@hotmail.com. Website: http://relaxacon.tripod.com/. Address: Ramada Inn Northwest, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.


NUKE-CON. E-mail: nuke-con@tconl.com. Website: http://nuke-con.homepage.com/. Address: Ramada Inn-Airport, Omaha, Nebraska. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE (EXPLORERS). E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Website: http://www.laire.com. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

WILD GAZEBO BOARDGAMING DAY. E-mail: GM@wildgazebo.com. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. Address: Somerset Marriott, Somerset, New Jersey. Dates: 10/6/01.

New York

ALBACON 2001. E-mail: d-singer@hall-of-mirrors.com. Website: http://www.albacon.org/. Address: Ramada Inn, Schenectady, New York. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

COUNCIL OF FIVE NATIONS XXIV. E-mail: swa@swa-gaming.org. Website: http://www.swa-gaming.org/. Address: Studio of Bridge and Games, Schenectady, New York. Dates: 10/01.

GAMING DAY AT WEST POINT. E-mail: surdu@acm.org. Website: http://www.itoc.usma.edu. Address: West Point, West Point, New York. Dates: 10/13/01.

North Carolina

TRINOC*CON 2001. E-mail: Trinoccon@aol.com. Website: http://www.trinoc-con.org/. Address: Regal University Inn, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.


BUCKEYE GAMING FEST. E-mail: cratex@earthlink.net. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~cratex/Tournaments/BuckeyeGameFest/BuckeyeGamingFest.html. Address: Signature Inn, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/27/01.

CLEVELCON. E-mail: PaladinGH@gateway.net. Website: http://www.wwwebit.com/paladingh. Address: Aqua Marine, Sheffield Lake, Ohio. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01.

CONTEXT XIV. E-mail: mevans@gcfn.org,gross.3@osu.edu. Website: http://www.contextcon.com/. Address: Trueman Club Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 10/4/01 - 10/6/01.

OVFF XVII. E-mail: OVFF@aol.com. Website: http://www.ovff.org/. Address: Wyndham Dublin Hotel, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.

VULKON CLEVELAND. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com/. Address: Holiday Inn Strongville, Cleveland, Ohio. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.


PRAXIS 2001. E-mail: praxis@praxisfoundation.org. Website: http://www.praxisfoundation.org. Address: Radisson Hotel Greentree, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

SIBCON 2001. E-mail: cosguild@circleofswords.com. Website: http://www.circleofswords.com. Address: Days Inn, Bulter, Pennsylvania. Dates: 10/20/01.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. Address: Blue Mountian Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01.

Rhode Island

WIZARDS GATHERING 2001. E-mail: nproulx@aol.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/nproulx/. Address: Newport Ramada Inn, Newport, Rhode Island. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.


NATIONAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@storytellingfoundation.net. Website: http://www.storytellingfestival.net/. Address: Jonesborough, Tennessee. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

WESTTENNCON 2001. E-mail: wormmy@aeneas.net. Website: http://www.westtenncon.com/. Address: Holiday Inn, Jackson, Tennessee. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01.


GAMES WORKSHOP DALLAS GRAND TOURNAMENT. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. Address: Dallas, Texas. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01.

NERD - CON XX. Address: Clarion Inn, Houston, Texas. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

SCI-FI EXPO - PLANO. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. Address: Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01.


ANIME USA. E-mail: marcyu@yahoo.com. Website: http://animeusa.hypermart.net/ausa2001/. Address: Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel, Arlington, Virginia. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

NEKOCON. E-mail: info@nekocon.org. Website: http://www.nekocon.org/. Address: Holiday Executive Center, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.


CONIFUR NORTHWEST. E-mail: cfnw-info@conifur.org. Website: http://www.conifur.org/. Address: Best Western Executive Inn, Fife, Washington. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.

INCON 2001. E-mail: hrothgar@uswest.net. Website: http://incon.skywalk.com/. Address: Spokane Shilo Hotel, Spokane, Washington. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.


MAD CON 2001. E-mail: info@madcon.org. Website: http://www.madcon.org/. Address: Alliant (Dane Co.) Expo Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/28/01.

JVL-CON 2001. E-mail: Rayshobby@aol.com. Website: http://members.aol.com/rayshobby2/index2.html. Address: Best Western, Janesville, Wisconsin. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/28/01.

R.P.C. CON 2001. E-mail: navalgazette@mindspring.com. Website: http://bowsprit.home.mindspring.com/rpccon1.html. Address: Best Western Executive Inn, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dates: 10/13/01


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 13. E-mail: alc@nlc.net.au. Website: http://www.bobw.com.au/. Address: Southern Cross Hotel, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 10/01.

MOAB - MOTHER OF ALL BATTLES. E-mail: makind@fisheries.nsw.gov.au. Website: http://users.bigpond.net.au/PiquetStockade. Address: The Sylvania Heights Community & Youth Club, Sylvania Heights, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 9/29/01 - 10/1/01.

NECRONOMICON 13.2001. E-mail: necro@Necronomicon.org. Website: http://www.necronomicon.org. Address: Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 9/1/01 - 10/1/01.

OCTOBEAR 2001. E-mail: boxcars@ozemail.com.au. Website: http://members.optusnet.com.au/~mmjm1/tourney.htm. Address: The Paddington Woollahra RSL Club, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales. Dates: 10/6/01 - 10/7/01.

PHENOMENON 2001. E-mail: crash@spirit.com.au. Website: http://www.vurt.net/phenomenon. Address: Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capitol Territory. Dates: 9/29/01 - 10/2/01.

STAR WALKING. E-mail: multiverse@multiverse.org.au. Website: http://www.multiverse.org.au/. Address: Charles Pearson Theatre, Education Resource Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria. Dates: 10/13/01.


F.A.C.T.S. 2001. E-mail: Emmanuel.Vanmelkebeke@pi.be. Website: http://www.ping.be/facts/. Address: I.C.C. (Citadelpark), Ghent, O-Vlaanderen. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01.


CONCINNITY 2001. E-mail: Concinnity@geocities.com. Website: http://www.members.tripod.com/~AndrewMcGibbon/Concinnity.html. Address: Embassy Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

CON-FUSION. E-mail: macabailmdk@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.spikyfishthing.com/con-fusion/. Address: Clearihue Building, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia. Dates: 10/19/01 - 10/21/01.

MIGSCON 22. E-mail: migscon@email.com. Website: http://mx5.xoom.com/migscon/. Address: Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ontario. Dates: 10/01.

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL WRITERS FESTIVAL. E-mail: viwf@writersfest.bc.ca. Website: http://www.writersfest.bc.ca/. Address: Granville Island, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 10/17/01 - 10/21/01.


BUCHMESSE CON 2001. E-mail: buchmessecon@gmx.de. Website: http://www.buchmessecon.de.vu. Address: Eppertshausen. Dates: 10/13/01.

DARK SIDE CON 2001. E-mail: MTschentschel@aol.com. Website: http://www.darksidecon.de. Address: Jugengästehaus am Aasee, Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Dates: 10/12/01 - 10/14/01.

HANSECON 17. E-mail: hra.hanse@freenet.de. Address: Burgstraße 33, 60316 Frankfurt, Lübeck. Dates: 10/25/01 - 10/29/01.

SPIEL 2001. Website: http://www.merz-verlag.com/e/Spiel_2000_e/Spiel_e.html. Address: Messe, Essen. Dates: 10/18/01 - 10/21/01.


INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION CONFERENCE. E-mail: pastourm@enl.auth.gr. Website: http://www.enl.auth.gr/sf. Address: Aristole University, Thessaloniki. Dates: 10/18/01 - 10/21/01.


GAELCON 2001. E-mail: gaelcon@ireland.com. Website: http://www.irishgaming.com/gaelcon/. Address: Clontarf Castle, Dublin. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/29/01.

OCTOCON 2001. E-mail: info@octocon.com. Website: http://www.octocon.com. Address: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin. Dates: 10/13/01 - 10/14/01.

WOLFHOUND. E-mail: oconnor@iol.ie. Website: http://www.iol.ie/~oconnor/. Address: National Musuem, Collins Barracks, Dublin. Dates: 10/7/01.

The Netherlands

UTOPIA II. E-mail: nicoline.van.den.berg@tip.nl. Website: http://www.starfall.net/utopia/. Address: Scheveningen. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/21/01.

New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. E-mail: bjc@stevensons.co.nz. Website: http://thingy.apana.org.au/~ozdip/dip-tournaments.htm. Address: Newmarket Returned Services Club, Auckland. Dates: 10/20/01 - 10/22/01.


IMLADRIS. Website: http://konwenty.fandom.art.pl/imladris/. Address: Krakow. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/29/01.

ZAHCON 2001. E-mail: zahcon@fantastyka.net. Website: http://konwenty.fandom.art.pl/zahcon01.htm. Address: Torun. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.


BASKENTCON3. E-mail: Gozcubukcu@superonline.com. Website: http://www.baskentcon.cjb.net/. Address: Baskent University Eskisehir yolu, Ankara. Dates: 10/27/01 - 10/29/01.

United Kingdom

ANIMECON UK 2001. E-mail: info@animecon.org.uk. Website: http://www.animecon.org.uk. Address: Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

CULT TV 2001 - THE 8TH ANNUAL CULT TV FESTIVAL. E-mail: CultTVuk@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.CultTV.org. Address: The Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, Mersyside. Dates: 10/26/01 - 10/29/01.

DEV-CON 2001. E-mail: Dev-con2001@talk21.com. Address: Exeter Phoenix Centre, Exeter, Cornwall. Dates: 10/27/01.

MILFORD 2001. E-mail: arcady@fastnet.co.uk. Website: http://www.jeapes.ndirect.co.uk/milford/. Address: Bowden Close Hotel, Devon. Dates: 10/01.

SUPERNOVA RETRIBUTION. E-mail: mail@supernova-conventions.com. Website: http://www.supernova-conventions.com/. Address: The Raddison Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London. Dates: 10/5/01 - 10/7/01.

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

Necromancer by Michell Cornette

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Reverse Kitsuni by Michell Cornette

From Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn:

Heyla, all!

Thanks to all of you who have been sending me cards and messages, wishing me well. Such thoughtfulness goes a long way toward combating the depression I sometimes feel as I continue to struggle with gestational diabetes. My baby (John) is doing well so far and is not showing any signs of birth defects. The goal at the moment is to keep me out of the hospital until he is born in November and then to make sure that he doesn’t have to spend any time in the Intensive Care Unit for newborns.

I want to take this opportunity to offer a special thanks to Moonstar for the lovely shower that she threw for me and for all the help she is providing during my pregnancy. She is truly rising above and beyond the call of duty. She’s a very special friend.

If I take a while to respond to any messages that you send me, please bear with me. I don’t have much time during the average day when I’m feeling well enough to answer letters anymore. I promise I’ll catch up eventually (though some replies may be postponed until after John is born)! I appreciate your understanding and the good thoughts and wishes that you send my way.

Have a fabulous Halloween/Samhain/etc. this year! I’ll be dressing up as Herald Danya, wearing the new whites I had made earlier in the year. (Whites are about all that will fit me at this stage of pregnancy. Let’s hear it for those baggy medieval shirts and trousers that are adjustable with laces!) If you take pictures of yourselves in costume, send us a .jpg, and we’ll use those for the artwork in our online version of the newsletter when I’m able to catch up on my coding.

Oh, and a special, very loud "Huzzah!" for the new issue of Companions’ Grove, which features most of my Danya Winterborn stories. Blue Devyn (Editor Devin Harris) has done a superb job of producing the ‘zine, and Laura Cameron’s illustrations are absolutely stunning. I encourage all of you to order a copy. It’s beautiful!

My best to all of you!



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