Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 3, No. 10
October 1, 2002

Cat Leisure by Gibel Encarnacion

Heyla, Misty fans!

Can you believe that this is the thirtieth newsletter that we’ve put out since we became the co-Presidents of Queen’s Own?! Our monthly newsletter is now sent out to 118 people (up a bit from the couple dozen or so we started out with <g>). In this issue we welcome four more members, which brings us to a total of 574 approved personae! We have at least half a dozen more pending approval, and there are several dozen folks on the Pending List who are hard at work creating their personae.

We are seeing a lot of interest from overseas. We have a new QO chapter forming in Germany. We will let you know as soon as we have contact information and a working URL for this new organization. Unfortunately, Austral’a’in, our Australian chapter of QO, is about to publish its final issue. Is anyone interested in adopting this excellent organization, which Cassandra Vuksa has run so well for so many years? If so, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

Misty has her own website again! The new URL is: http://www.mercedeslackey.com. Check it out for the latest publication information and other goodies.

By way of publication news, Exile’s Honor, the new Valdemar novel about Alberich, is out! Watch your local bookstores for it or visit the Valdemar page of our online bookstore at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/bkmlvs.htm. (Remember, a portion of the proceeds of books purchased through our store goes toward keeping QO memberships free. We greatly appreciate your support!) Also, Take a Thief, Shadow of the Lion, and The Valdemar Companion will all be coming out in paperback soon.

With Moonstar working six days a week and my eldest son in Kindergarten and to his ears in activities, we’re finding ourselves rather crunched for time when it comes to taking care of all the little things that go into running QO. Does anyone have old newsletters that are not yet online that s/he could type in for us? (We have the copies, but no time to type them in.) Does anyone live in Southern California who could watch Danya’s kids for a while so she can code the old newsletters and The Compass Rose? Can anyone help with compiling the list of Ren. Fairs and Cons for each QO newsletter? If you can help out with any of these tasks, please contact Danya at Legend@malcor.com.

Don’t forget! There’s a copy of the hardbound, 3-1 volume set, Queen’s Own (all three Arrows stories in one book) that will go to the person who contributes the most art and/or stories to our approved fanzines. The winner will be announced in our December newsletter. There’s still time to submit.

We do not have an interviewee this month. If you would like to participate, please send Danya (Legend@malcor.com) your answers to the questions below. (If you are an editor, contact Danya; there is a separate questionnaire for people who are in charge of publications.)


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

  2. What got you hooked on Misty's books?

  3. What else do you read?

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

  5. What movies do you enjoy?

  6. What was the first con you went to?

  7. Why did you get involved in fandom?

  8. What do you like best about fandom?

  9. What other things besides Queen's Own occupy your time?

  10. What types of things would you like to see Queen's Own do in the coming years?

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. FAX: 256-768-3005. E-mail: bwarren@fcs.k12.al.us. Website: http://alabamafaire.topcities.com. Address: P.O. Box 431, Florence, AL 35631-0431. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


FOLSOM RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shilton@folsom.ca.us. Address: Folsom Parks and Recreation, 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. Dates: 10/19/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

HANFORD CA, RENAISSANCE OF KINGS CULTURAL ARTS FAIRE. FAX: 559-582-1152. E-mail: info@RenOfKings.org. Website: http://www.RenOfKings.org. Address: Hanford CA City Rec Dept, Attn: D Terrell, 315 N Douty St., Hanford, CA, 93230-3951. Site Address: Civic Auditorium Park, 400 North Douty Street, Hanford, CA, 93230-3909. Dates: 10/05/02 - 10/06/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM.

RENAISSANCE PLEASURE FAIRE, FALL. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: REC PO Box 9188, San Bernardino, CA, 92427. Dates: 9/14/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

SAINT PAUL NEWMAN CENTER RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 559-436-3430. E-mail: om@csufnewman.com. Website: http://www.csufnewman.com. Address: St. Paul Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Ave., Fresno, CA 93710. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM.


CONNECTICUT RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 860-928-2553. E-mail: producer@mythicaljourneys.com. Website: http://www.ctfair.com. Address: 390 Woodstock Ave., Putnam, CT, 06260. Site Address: Woodstock Fairgrounds, Route 169, Woodstock, CT, 06267. Dates: 9/28/02 - 10/13/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


OLDE ENGLISH FAIRE. FAX: 815-732-7325. Website: http://www.strongholdcenter.org. Address: P.O. Box 199, Oregon, IL, 61061. Site Address: 1922 Illinois Rt. 2 N, Oregon, IL 61061. Dates: 10/05/02 - 10/06/02. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


PERRY COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL RENNAISANCE FAIRE. E-mail: mikegibson58@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.swindiana.net/~gibsons/index.html. Address: Perry County Renaissance Faire, P.O. Box 552, Tell City, IN, 47586. Site Address: City Hall Park, Tell City, IN. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/27/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


KANSAS CITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 816-561-6493. E-Mail: renfest@kcrenfest.com. Website: http://www.kcrenfest.com/. Address: P.O. Box 32667, Kansas City, MO, 64171. Site Address: 628 N. 126th St., Bonner Springs, KS, 66012-9045. Dates: 8/31/02 - 10/14/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 410-573-1508. E-mail: rennfest@erols.com. Website: http://www.rennfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 315, Crownsville, MD, 21032-0315. Dates: 8/24/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


KING RICHARD'S FAIRE. FAX: 612-238-9916. E-mail: info@kingrichardsfaire.net. Website: http://www.kingrichardsfaire.net. Address: P.O. Box 419, Route 58, Carver, MA, 02330. Site Address: 235 S. Main St, Route 58, Carver, MA, 02330. Dates: 8/31/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: divinity373@hotmail.com. Website: http://www2.gvsu.edu/~gvren. Address: 1415 Hillcrest NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504. Site Address: Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI. Dates: 10/12/02 - 10/13/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New Jersey

FAMILY HARVEST FESTIVAL AND MEDIEVAL FAIRE. FAX: 973-248-0766. E-mail: http://www.thepaladin.com/medievalfaire2002.html. Address: P.O. Box 179, Pompto Plains, NJ, 07444. Site Address: Four Sisters Winery, 783 Route 519, Belvidere, NJ, 07823. Dates: 10/05/02 - 10/06/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

North Carolina

CAROLINA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 704-896-5533. E-mail: carolinarenfest@royalfaires.com. Website: http://www.royalfaires.com. Address: P.O. Box 165, Davidson, NC, 28036-0165. Site Address: 16445 Poplar Tent Rd., Huntersville, NC, 28078-4620. Dates: 10/05/02 - 11/17/02. 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: P.O. Box 68, Harveysburg, OH, 45032-0068. Site Address: 317 Brimstone Rd., Wilmington, OH, 45177-8531. Dates: 8/24/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


CAERLEON MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: caerleonfaire@mail.com. Website: http://members.dencity.com/caerleonfair. Address: Oklahoma City, OK, 73139. Site Address: Norman, OK. Dates: 10/19/02 - 11/03/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

KING ARTHUR FAIRE. FAX: 918-968-0534. E-mail: wnp@brightok.net. Website: http://www.kingarthurfaire.com. Address: P.O. Box 995, Stroud, OK, 74079. Site Address: 4802 N. Graham Road, Stroud, OK, 74079. Dates: 10/04/02 - 10/06/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


PENNSYLVANIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: tom@parenfaire.com. Website: http://www.parenaissancefaire.com. Address: Mount Hope Estate & Winery, P.O. Box 685, Cornwall, PA, 17016. Site Address: 83 Mansion House Rd., Manheim, PA. Dates: 8/17/02 - 10/20/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM.


TEXAS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 936-894-2391. E-mail: info@texrenfest.com. Website: http://www.texrenfest.com. Address: 21778 FM 1774, Plantersville, TX, 77363. Dates: 10/05/02 - 11/17/02. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.


VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: fairemarketing@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.staffordshire-events.com. Address: 5436 Lomax Way, Woodbrige, VA, 22193-3559. Dates: 10/12/02 - 10/13/02 (Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield Co.), 10/19/02 - 10/20/02 (Waynesboro).

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 XXI: PAVO. Website: http://www.con-stellation.org/. E-mail: constell@con-stellation.org. Address: Tom Bevill Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.


ANI-MAGIC 2002. Website: http://www.ani-magic.org/. E-mail: info@ani-magic.org. Address: Best Western Antelope Valley Inn and Conference Center, Lancaster, California. Dates: 10/02.

CONJECTURE. Website: http://www.conjecture.org/. E-mail: info@conjecture.org. Address: Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel, San Diego, California. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

LOS ANGELES COMIC & SF CON. Website: http://www.comicbookscifi.com/. E-mail: lacbsfcon@aol.com. Address: Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 10/15/02.

SILICON 2002. Website: http://siliconventions.org. E-mail: colmahouse@yahoo.com. Address: The Crown Plaza Hotel, Foster City, California. Dates: 10/11/02 - 10/13/02.


FLORIDA CON-QUEST FT. MYERS. Website: http://www.angelfire.com/fl/FloridaConQuest. E-mail: FloridaConQuest@aol.com. Address: Ft. Myers, Florida. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/27/02.

HALLOWEEN HORROR FEST II. Website: http://www.owlgoingback.com/HalloweenFest/index.html. E-mail: hwa@horror.org. Address: Winter Park Borders, Winter Park, Florida. Dates: 10/26/02.

NECRONOMICON 2002. Website: http://www.stonehill.org/. E-mail: RaggedyAnn@stonehill.org. Address: Holiday Inn-Crown Plaza, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.


ARCHON 26. Website: http://www.stlf.org/archon/. E-mail: archon_hotline@zellich.net. Address: Holiday Inn and Gateway Center, Collinsville, Illinois. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.


FIELDS OF HONOR 2002. Website: http://www.regalminiatures.com/fieldsof.htm. E-mail: Darryl@regalminiatures.com. Address: Four Points Sheraton Des Moines Airport, Des Moines, Iowa. Phone: (800) 325-3535. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

ICON 27. Website: http://www.mindbridge.org/icon. E-mail: icon@mindbridge.org. Address: Clarion Hotel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.


BORDER WARS XV. Website: http://www.hahmgs.org/. E-mail: bbeal@cysource.com. Address: Best Western Inn, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 10/11/02 - 10/13/02.

KANSAS CITY COMICON. Website: http://kansascitycomicon.com/. E-mail: yrogerg1@eagle.cc.ukans.edu. Address: Jack Reardon Civic Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Dates: 10/19/02 - 10/20/02.


CAPCLAVE 2002. Website: http://www.wsfa.org/. E-mail: capclave@keithlynch.net. Address: Sheraton College Park, Beltsville, Maryland. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

INTERCON XVII. Website: http://www.larpa.org/intercon/xvii/. E-mail: intercon17@larpa.org. Address: Days Hotel - Timonium, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.


MASS CONFUSION. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~monsterfashion/index.html. E-mail: Monsterfashion@earthlink.net. Address: Haverhill, Massachusetts. Dates: 10/02.


CONCLAVE 27. Website: http://conclave.hamjudo.com. E-mail: conclave@conclavesf.org. Address: Holiday Inn South Convention Center, Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/27/02.


CONSUME!/RELAXACON 2002. Website: http://relaxacon.tripod.com/. E-mail: relaxacon@hotmail.com. Address: Ramada Northwest Inn, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/27/02.

WORLD FANTASY CONVENTION 2002. Website: http://www.worldfantasy.org/. E-mail: wfc@dreamhavenbooks.com. Address: Hilton Minneapolis and Towers, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dates: 10/31/02 - 11/3/02.


NUKE-CON 2002. Website: http://www.nuke-con.com. E-mail: nukecon@hotmail.com. Address: Days Inn Carlisle- Hotel, Omaha, Nebraska. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 10/31/02 - 11/3/02.

New Jersey

LAIRE - LIVE ACTION ROLEPLAYING EXPERIENCE. Website: http://www.laire.com. E-mail: r.farmer@att.net. Address: Camp Sacajawea Girl Scout Camp, Sparta, New Jersey. Dates: 10/18/02, 10/26/02.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

RAILCON 2002 AT SHORECON. Website: http://www.shorecon2002.com. E-mail: info@completestrategygaming.com. Address: Cherry Hill Hilton Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dates: 10/10/02 - 10/13/02.

SHORECON 2002. Website: http://www.shorecon2002.com. E-mail: info@completestrategygaming.com. Address: Cherry Hill Hilton Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dates: 10/10/02 - 10/13/02.

New York

ALBACON 2002. Website: http://www.albacon.org/. E-mail: committee@albacon.org. Address: Ramada Inn, 450 Nott Street, Schenectady, New York. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

North Carolina

TRINOC-CON. Website: http://www.trinoc-con.org. E-mail: Trinoc-Con Info. Address: Downtown Durham Marriott, 201 Foster Street, Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

North Dakota

VALLEYCON 27. Website: http://www.valleycon.com/home.php. E-mail: conchairs@valleycon.com. Address: Doublewood Hotel, Fargo, North Dakota. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.


BUCKEYE GAMING FEST. Website: http://home.earthlink.net/~cratex/. E-mail: cratex@earthlink.net. Address: Ramada Inn East-Airport, Columbus, Ohio. Dates: 10/02.

CINEMA WASTELAND MOVIE AND MEMORABILIA EXPO. Website: http://videowasteland.com/show.html. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Strongsville, Ohio. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.


CONTACT SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY GAMING & COMICS CONVENTION. Website: http://pages.sbcglobal.net/raging_wolf/, E-mail: nahimana_tala@sbcglobal.net, Address: Econo Lodge, Tulsa, Oklahoma, Dates: 10/11/02 - 10/13/02,


MEPACON. Website: http://www.mepacon.com. E-mail: mc@mepacon.com. Address: Wind Gap American Legion, Wind Gap, Pennsylvania. Dates: 10/19/02.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 10/12/02 - 10/13/02.


BOUCHERCON 2002. Website: http://www.bouchercon2001.com/bclinks.html. E-mail: acs@crimeandspace.com. Address: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas. Dates: 10/17/02 - 10/20/02.

THE DALLAS COMIC & TOY FEST 5. Website: http://www.herorealm.com/HotFish/dctf5.htm. E-mail: hotfishstudios@hotmail.com. Address: Richardson Civic Center, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/27/02.

INTERNATIONAL CAMARILLA CONVENTION 2002. Website: http://vampire.tamu.edu/camarilla/icc/. E-mail: steve@camarilla.org. Address: Hyatt Regency Airport & Convention Center, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 10/24/02 - 10/27/02.

SCI-FI EXPO - PLANO. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Plano Center, Plano, Texas. Dates: 10/12/02 - 10/13/02.


FALL FOR THE BOOK. Website: http://www.fallforthebook.org/. E-mail: writing@gmu.edu. Address: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Dates: 10/3/02 - 10/6/02.


ANGLICON XV. Website: http://www.anglicon.com/. E-mail: anglicon@rocketmail.com. Address: Holiday Inn, South Everett, Washington. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

CONIFUR NORTHWEST. Website: http://www.conifur.org/. E-mail: cfnw-info@conifur.org. Address: Best Western Executive Inn, Fife, Washington. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

INCON. Website: http://incon.skywalk.com/. E-mail: hrothgar@uswest.net. Address: Spokane Shilo Hotel, Spokane, Washington. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.


JVL-CON 2002. Website: http://si-fi-nut.com. E-mail: rayshobby@aol.com. Address: Ramada Inn, Janesville, Wisconsin. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/28/02.


BEST OF BOTH WORLDS 17. Website: http://www.bobw.com.au/. E-mail: alc@nlc.net.au. Address: Millennium Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/27/02.

HOLODICTION - MELBOURNE. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Carlton Crest Hotel, Melbourne, Australia. Dates: 10/02.

HOLODICTION - SYDNEY. Website: http://www.startrek.com.au/. E-mail: holodiction@startrek.com.au. Address: Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, Australia. Dates: 10/02.


CON-FUSION. Website: http://www.spikyfishthing.com/con-fusion/. E-mail: c-finfo@spikyfishthing.com. Address: University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

GRIMMCON. Website: http://www.grimmcon.com. E-mail: richard@grimmcon.com. Address: The Parkway Place, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 10/18/02 - 10/20/02.

V-CON 27. Website: http://www.v-con.ca/. E-mail: Lorna@shadowydreamer.com. Address: Surrey Inn, 9850 King George Hwy., Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Dates: 10/11/02 - 10/13/02.


FABULA X. Website: http://www.sciencefiction.dk. E-mail: fabula@sciencefiction.dk. Address: Frederiksberg, Denmark. Dates: 10/02.


BUCHMESSE CON 2002. Website: http://www.buchmessecon.de.vu. E-mail: buchmessecon@gmx.de. Address: Eppertshausen, Germany. Dates: 10/12/02.

FILK CONTINENTAL 2002. Website: http://www.filkcontinental.de/. E-mail: kirstin@filk.de. Address: Youth Hostel Freusburg, Kirchen-Freusberg, Germany. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/7/02.

SPIEL 2002. Website: http://www.merz-verlag.com/e/spiel/. E-mail: info@merz-verlag.com. Address: Essen Fair Grounds, Messe Essen, Germany. Dates: 10/17/02 - 10/20/02.


GAELCON 2002. Website: http://www.gaelcon.com. E-mail: info@gaelcon.com. Address: Clontarf Castle Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/28/02.

OCTOCON 2002. Website: http://www.octocon.com. E-mail: info2002@octocon.com. Address: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland. Dates: 10/19/02 - 10/20/02.


MOONBOUND III. Website: http://mario.lapam.org/Moonbase99/. E-mail: moonbase_99@libero.it. Address: Europe Palace, Modena, Italy. Dates: 10/12/02 - 10/13/02.

New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. E-mail: bjc@stevensons.co.nz. Address: Newmarket Returned Services Club, Auckland, New Zealand. Dates: 10/26/02 - 10/28/02.

United Kingdom

CONQUEST2002. Website: http://communities.msn.co.uk/Conquest2002ScifiConvention/. E-mail: Joseph@oriontwo.freeserve.co.uk. Address: The Essex County Hotel, Southend on sea, Essex, England. Dates: 10/4/02 - 10/6/02.

CULT TV 2002 - THE 9TH ANNUAL CULT TV FESTIVAL. Website: http://festival.CultTV.net. E-mail: enquiries@CultTV.net. Address: Southport Theatre And Floral Hall Complex, Southport, Merseyside, England. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/28/02.

WOLF SG-5. Website: http://www.wolfevents.co.uk/. E-mail: information@wolfevents.co.uk. Address: Norbreck Castle, Blackpool, England. Dates: 10/25/02 - 10/27/02.

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

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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.

Formerly accepted members, returning to Queen’s Own:

Welcome back! 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 Herald-Mage Danya Winterborn:


My life turned into a real zoo this September, between my eldest son starting Kindergarten and my mother moving to a new condo! I’ve added PTA, Soccer, Y-Guides, School Fundraisers, homework (Yes, they do have homework in Kindergarten these days.), Back-to-School Night, Classroom Volunteer time and a bunch of other stuff to my already overloaded schedule. My asthma had taken a real turn for the worse, what with all the local forest fires, but the recent rain has improved our air quality-any my health-dramatically. I apologize for being so slow about responding to those of you who have contacted us, and I truly wish I had more time to code material for QO’s website. Without Moonstar to watch my kids anymore, though, things are simply going to be a bit slower getting online. (Is anyone in Southern California who could come visit for a few hours now and then and watch my kids while I code? If so, contact me at Legend@malcor.com.)

In spite of the chaos around here, I’ve actually been making some significant progress with my research about Lucius Artorius Castus, the man who I think was the historical King Arthur. I’m now in touch with an antiquities dealer in Florida who may have a piece of Castus’s grandfather’s sarcophagus and more information on the family villa in Campania. Perhaps it’s a good thing that I’ve been delayed in finishing Castus’s biography. The recent finds have added a lot of certainty to what I can say about this second-century Roman officer. I now have more than enough material to put together the biography-when I get a chance to sit and write <g>.

I finally cleared enough of the "To-Be-Read" material off my nightstand that I have plenty of room for Exile’s Honor when it arrives "G". I’ve already enjoyed reading the sample chapters online, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the book!

In the meantime, I’ll be reviewing the wonderful personae that the people on our Pending List have been sending to us. I’m very excited to see so many new members joining QO.

Happy Halloween and Samhain!




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