Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 2, No. 9
September 1, 2001

Castle (on Moonstar's closet doors) by Laura Cameron

Heyla, Misty fans!

September is shaping up to be its usual busy self. In the category of upcoming events that might interest you, we’re planning a trip to Medieval Times in Buena Park on September 16th. Please contact us at Legend@malcor.com if you would like to join us. There’s also a live action gaming, D&D fantasy style play that is opening in Santa Monica CA on September 7th; you can find more information at http://www.geocities.com/magicopolistheatre. (There probably won’t be an official trip to that one, but it sounds like fun!)

Misty’s secretary, Paul, wrote to say that he will answer questions and post details of any new snippets that are available on the UK mailing list. You can find instructions for joining the list at http://www.herald.co.uk/local_info/lackey_list.html. We hope to have our own Queen’s Own list back up and running soon. In the meantime, remember that we do have the message boards in our private Delphi forum, which are open to all members.

We’ve had a good response to our various series about editors and artists in Queen’s Own. Some folks have asked about having interviews with other members as well. Below, you will find a series of questions. If you would like to be featured in an interview in the Queen’s Own newsletter, copy the list, answer the questions and e-mail your responses to Legend@malcor.com. (Note: Answering the questions will be construed as permission to publish your interview both in the newsletter and-eventually-on the QO Website.) Looking forward to hearing from you!


Herald-Mage Master 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?

Danya Cover by Laura Cameron

Ren Faires:

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


GOLD COAST PIRATE FAIRE. E-mail: goaldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: Condit Wixon, 2509 Thousand Oaks Blvd., #351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Dates: 9/22/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ldsrenfaire@hotmail.com. Address: Laguna del Sol Resort, Wilton, CA. Dates: 9/15/01 - 9/16/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

RENAISSANCE OF KINGS CULTURAL ARTS FAIRE. Website: http://www.RenOfKings.org. Address: Civic Auditorium Park (400 N. Douty St.), Hanford, CA. Dates: 9/06/01 - 9/07/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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.


GRAND VALLEY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ravencapt@gj.net. Website: http://www.faires.com/gvrf. Address: Intermountian Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 Hwy. 50, Grand Junction, CO 81503. Dates: 9/7/01 - 9/9/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

LONG PEAKS SCOTTISH/IRISH FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.scotfest.com. Address: Stanely Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park, CO. Dates: 9/6/01 - 9/9/01. Open/Close: 8:00 AM - 5 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.


SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FRENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 217-272-4424. E-mail: sirfest@aol.com. Address: P.O. Box 379, Hamel, IL 62046. Dates: 9/15/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


IOWA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & HARVEST FAIRE. FAX: 641-357-5177. Website: http://www.festint.com. Address: 508 Fourth Ave. North, Clear Lake, IA 50428. Dates: 9/01/01-9/03/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 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.


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.


MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: renfestmi@aol.com. Website: http://www.michrenfest.com. Address: 12600 Dixie Hwy., Holly, MI 48442. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/30/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Address: 1920 1244 Canterbury Rd. S., Ste. 306, Shakopee, MN 55379. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/30/01. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

New Jersey

LAKEWOOD LIONS CHARITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: Dbroker@aol.com. Website: http://community.nj.com/cc/lakewoodlions. Address: Pine Park, Lakewood, NJ 08701. Dates: 09/15/01 - 09/16/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

New Mexico

SILVER CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ravensong@gilanet.com. Website: http://www.gilanet.com/renfaire. Address: Gaugh Park, Silver City, NM 88062. Dates: 9/16/01- 9/17/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

THE MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: songbird@uptownwench.com. Address: Fort Tyron Park, New York, NY, 10033. Dates: 9/23/01. Open/Close: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Website: http://www.renfair.com. Address: Sterling Forest, Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY. Dates: 7/28/01 - 9/16/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


BAYCRAFTERS RENAISSANCE FAYRE. E-mail: bayprice@aol.com. Address: 28795 Lake Rd. Bay Village, OH 44140. Dates: 9/1/01 - 9/3/01. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 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.

SOUTHEASTERN OHIO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: neverthelessprod@hotmail.com. Address: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH 43725. Dates: 9/22/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6 PM.


GATES OF THYME RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 541-994-6304. E-mail: corbincampbell@gatesofthyme.org. Website: http://gatesofthyme.org. Address: Depoe Bay Park, Shell Ave. & Hwy. 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341. Dates: 09/20/01 - 09/23/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

SHREWSBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shrew@peak.org. Website: http://www.shrewfaire.com. Address: Philomath Fair Grounds, 13th & Main St., Philomath, OR 93770. Dates: 09/08/01 - 09/09/01 & 9/14/01 - 9/15/01 Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. E-mail: info@pgh-renfest.com. Website: http://www.pgh-renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 1670, Greensburg, PA 15601. Dates: 8/18/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close 10:30 AM - 6:30 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.


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.


GREENSPIRE MEDIEVAL ARTS FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.blessed-sacrament.org/greenspire. Address: Blessed Sacrament Church, 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Dates: 9/8/01 - 9/9/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM. Sunday 10:30 AM - 6:00 PM.


ONTARIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. Address: P.O. Box 486, Milton, ON L9T 4Z1. Site Address: off Hwy 401, Trafalgar Rd. Exit. Dates: 7/21/01 - 9/23/01. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

ROYAL MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: info@royalmedievalfaire.org. Website: http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org. Address: Waterloo Park W., Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A8. Dates: 9/15/01. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 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.


COPPERCON 21. E-mail: cucon@casfs.org. Website: http://www.casfs.org/cucon. Address: Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona. Dates: 9/7/01 - 9/9/01.


CONQUEST 2001. E-mail: info@con-quest.com. Website: http://www.con-quest.com. Address: Hyatt Rickeys, Palo Alto, CA. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/03/01.

FARSCAPE. E-mail: tickets@creationent.com. Website: http://www.creationent.com. Address: Hilton Burbank Airport and Convention Center, Burbank, California. Dates: 9/1/01 - 9/3/01.

GAMES WORKSHOP LOS ANGELES GRAND TOURNAMENT. E-mail: Custserv@Games-Workshop.com. Website: http://www.games-workshop.com/news/us/events/events.htm. Address: Los Angeles, California. Dates: 9/29/01 - 9/30/01.

GATEWAY. E-mail: cbrien@libertybay.com. Website: http://strategicon.webjump.com. Address: LAX Wyndham Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 9/01.

SLUG-A-THON 23. E-mail: slugathon@slugathon.com. Website: http://www.slugathon.com. Address: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California. Dates: 9/30/01.


NAN DESU KON. E-mail: Genkidenki@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.ndk.cc. Address: Holiday Inn Denver International Airport Area, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.


FALCON 2001. E-mail: Willi@ConnCon.com. Website: http://www.conncon.com/ConnCon.htm. Address: American Legion Hall, Naugatuck, Connecticut. Dates: 9/8/01.


HURRICON 2001. E-mail: rhettscott@aol.com. Website: http://www.hmgssouth.org/hurricon.htm. Address: Travel Lodge Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

VULKON FORT LAUDERDALE. E-mail: joemotes@aol.com. Website: http://www.vulkon.com. Address: Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.


ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA 7. E-mail: awaweb@awa-con.com. Website: http://www.awa-con.com. Address: Sheraton Gateway Hotel & Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.

DRAGONCON. E-mail: dragoncon@aol.com. Website: http://www.dragoncon.org. Address: Atlanta Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.


FLATCON. E-mail: david@flatlands.org. Website: http://www.flatlands.org. Address: Illinois Wesleyan University Student Center, Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. Dates: 9/22/01 - 9/23/01.


GAMES ON THE HORIZON 2001. E-mail: theconmen@theconmen.com. Website: http://www.theconmen.com. Address: The Family Inn, West Lafayette, Indiana. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/2/01.


GAMEFEST. E-mail: tina@advantageconvention.com. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com. Address: Lexington Center, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.


BARRAGE. E-mail: ggraff@erols.com. Website: http://users.erols.com/ggraff/barrage. Address: Perry Hall Community Hall, Baltimore, Maryland. Dates: 9/22/01.

CAPCLAVE 2001. E-mail: capclave@keithlynch.net. Website: http://www.wsfa.org/capc01. Address: Sheraton College Park, Beltsville, Maryland. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

DAGORHIR. E-mail: RavenRose@Dagorhir.com. Website: http://www.dagorhir.com. Address: Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dates: 9/15/01.

THE EXPO 2001. E-mail: michaelz@cyberunderdog.com. Website: http://www.spxpo.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, Maryland. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.

VIA 1936: HORROR. E-mail: vialarp@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.vialarp.org. Address: Hagerstown, Maryland. Dates: 9/15/01 - 9/16/01.

WILLMARK DYNASTY LARP. E-mail: laranteer@aol.com. Address: Crystal Inn, North East, Maryland. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/02/01.


FREECON. E-mail: free_con@hotmail.com. Website: http://freecon.tripod.com. Address: Ramada Inn, East Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.


ARCANA 31. E-mail: eheideman@mpls.lib.mn.us. Website: http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal. Address: Holiday Inn Express-Bandana Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

FALLCON 2001. E-mail: MNCBA@AOL.COM. Website: http://www.mncba.com. Address: The Thunderbird Hotel and Convention Center, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 9/29/01 - 9/30/01.

WEEKEND IN THE SHIELD LANDS. E-mail: gorta@io.com. Website: http://www.twirp.org. Address: Hawthorn Suites, Duluth, Minnesota. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.


HUBCON IV. E-mail: benrix@hotmail.com. Website: http://hubcon.iwarp.com. Address: Lake Terrance Convention Center, Hattieburg, Mississippi. Dates: 9/22/01 - 9/23/01.


COGCON 9. E-mail: cogcon@rollanet.org. Website: http://www.rollanet.org/~cogcon. Address: University Center East on the University of Missouri-Rolla Campus, Rolla, Missouri. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.

MOOCON. E-mail: bmoy210@aol.com. Website: http://www.moyevents.com. Address: St. Louis, Missouri. Dates: 9/01.


MAGE-CON SOUTH 16. E-mail: grumpmail@home.com. Website: http://www.mage-page.com. Address: Marina Inn, South Sioux City, Nebraska. Dates: 9/01.


STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 9/6/01 - 9/9/01.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Website: http://www.syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

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: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

SHORECON 2001. E-mail: info@completestrategygaming.com. Website: http://www.shorecon2001.com. Address: Hilton Hotel, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Dates: 9/20/01 - 9/23/01.

North Carolina

STAR TREK. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Website: http://www.sfedora.com. Address: Durham Marriott, Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

North Dakota

VALLEYCON XXVI. E-mail: valleycon@hotmail.com. Website: http://valleycon.tripod.com. Address: Quality Inn & Suites, Fargo, North Dakota. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.


ADVANCE THE COLORS 2001. E-mail: HMGSGL1@aol.com. Website: http://advancethecolors.homestead.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Springfield, Ohio. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.


AURA FANTASY. E-mail: gameregistration@auralive.com. Website: http://www.auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/29/01 - 9/30/01.

KINGCON 2001. E-mail: Gallion@aol.com. Website: . Address: Camp Lindenmere, Poconos, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/1/01.

PHILADELPHIA IN 2001: THE MILLENNIUM PHILCON. E-mail: phil2001@netaxs.com. Website: http://www.netaxs.com/~phil2001. Address: Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dates: 8/30/01 - 9/3/01.

XANODRIA FANTASY TOURNEY. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/1/01 - 9/2/01.

XANODRIA HORROR. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Website: http://www.xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/29/01 - 9/30/01.


OUTSIDE CON 14. E-mail: OutSideBob@cs.com. Website: http://www.telalink.net/~badger/outside.html. Address: Camp Marymount, Fairview, Tennessee. Dates: 9/7/01 - 9/9/01.


ANIMEFEST! 2001. E-mail: info@animefest.com. Website: http://www.animefest.org. Address: Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.

SCI-FI EXPO. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com. Address: Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas. Dates: 9/7/01 - 9/8/01.


STAR ISLAND ADVENTURE 2. E-mail: kundar@bigfoot.com. Website: http://www.bigfoot.com/~kundar. Address: Antelope Island, Salt Lake City, Utah. Dates: 9/7/01 - 9/10/01.


FALL FOR THE BOOK. E-mail: rhoyt@gmu.edu. Website: http://www.fallforthebook.org. Address: George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Dates: 9/20/01 - 9/23/01.

TCEP 8. E-mail: tad@barkingmad.org. Website: http://www.barkingmad.org/parties/tcep-8/. Address: Dulles Airport Days Inn, Herndon, Virginia. Dates: 8/31/01 - 9/3/01.


FOOLSCAP III. E-mail: poetelectra@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.alexicom.net/foolscap/index.htm. Address: Southcenter Best Western, Tukwila, Washington. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.


CONQUEST. E-mail: wrags@bigpond.net.au. Website: http://home.vicnet.net.au/~wfoz/cons.htm. Address: Quest Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.

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.

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.

POWERFIST 2001. E-mail: grendal@bigpond.com. Website: http://www.users.bigpond.com/grendal/powerfist/details.html. Address: Lyndale Secondary College, Melbourne, Victoria. Dates: 9/9/01 - 9/10/01.

UNICON 2001. E-mail: unicon@vurt.net. Website: http://vurt.net/~unicon. Address: Melbourne University, Parksville, Victoria. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.


GATECON 2001. E-mail: richard.pasco@virgin.net. Website: http://www.gatecon.com/home.asp. Address: Best Western Richmond Inn Convention Center, Vancouver, British Columbia. Dates: 9/20/01 - 9/23/01.

KINGCON 2001. E-mail: rosedodd@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Rampart/3921/KingCon.html. Address: Colonial Inn, Saint John, New Brunswick. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.


FILK CONTINENTAL 2001. E-mail: kirstin@filk.de. Website: http://www.filkcontinental.de/fc2001/eindex.html. Address: Youth Hostel Freusberg, Kirchen-Freusberg. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

GALILEO 7 V. E-mail: tickets@galileo7.de. Website: http://www.galileo7.de. Address: Estrel Convention Centre, Berlin. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

New Zealand

ARMAGEDDON PULP CULTURE EXPO. E-mail: whoami@ihug.co.nz. Website: http://www.pulpexpo.com. Address: The Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington. Dates: 9/15/01 - 9/16/01.


RAPTUS. THE NORWEGIAN COMICBOOK FESTIVAL. E-mail: raptus@raptus.no. Website: http://www.raptus.no. Address: The Grieg Hall, Bergen. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.


POLCON 2001. E-mail: skf@skf.from.hell.pl. Website: http://www.skf.from.hell.pl. Address: Katowice. Dates: 9/13/01 - 9/15/01.


HYPOTHETICON. E-mail: secretary@hypotheticon2001.co.uk. Website: http://members.tripod.com/~Hypotheticon1999. Address: Central Hotel, Glasgow. Dates: 9/22/01 - 9/23/01.


ISTROCON 2001. E-mail: istrocon@istrocon.sk. Website: http://www.istrocon.sk. Address: Bratislava. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.


HISPACON XIX. E-mail: sagacomic@jazzfree.com. Website: http://salduba2001.8k.com. Address: Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza. Dates: 9/27/01 - 9/30/01.


AKROSTIKON. Website: http://www.jonasweb.nu/akrostikon. Address: Gothenborg. Dates: 9/28/01 - 9/30/01.

United Kingdom

CAVALCADE 2001. E-mail: MPDonnelly@yorkmpd.demon.co.uk. Website: http://www.yorkmpd.demon.co.uk. Address: Whitby Spa Pavillion, Whitby, North Yorkshire. Dates: 9/14/01 - 9/16/01.

DARKSIDE PROMOTIONS STARWARS CONVENTION. E-mail: DARKSIDEHEAVEN@AOL.COM. Address: Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh, nr Southampton, phone: 023 80 457210. Dates: 9/30/01.

FANTASYCON 2001. E-mail: aardvark@fnord.org.uk. Website: http://www.herebedragons.co.uk/bfs. Address: Britannia Hotel, Birmingham. Dates: 9/01.

GEN CON UK 2001. E-mail: swright@wizards.com. Website: http://www.wizards.com/genconuk. Address: Olympia 2, London. Dates: 8/30/01 - 9/2/01.

THE OTHER PARTIZAN 2001. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts. Dates: 9/9/01.

OXONMOOT. E-mail: tolksoc@tolkiensociety.org. Website: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/oxon/index.html. Address: Exeter College, Oxford. Dates: 9/21/01 - 9/23/01.

PHALANX 2001. E-mail: show.organiser@the-spartans.freeserve.co.uk. Website: http://www.the-spartans.freeserve.co.uk. Address: Sutton Leisure Centre, St. Helens, Merseyside. Dates: 9/29/01.

RESURRECTION. E-mail: thedoctor@vortex-events.freeserve.co.uk. Website: http://www.culttv.net/calendar.htm. Address: The Stroke-on-Trent Moathouse Hotel, Staffordshire. Dates: 9/15/01 - 9/16/01.

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

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We have individual handouts for aspiring Heralds, Healers, Bards, Blues, Mercenaries, Tayledras, Shin'a'in, and White Winds Sorcerers/Sorceresses and instructions on how to work for Herald-Mage status if you are already a Herald or for a Kal'enedral if you are already a Shin'a'in. You can find these handouts online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qohandouts.htm.

You need a release form (online at http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qomlrel2.htm) if you write a story set in Misty's worlds or using any of her characters. You do not need a release for a character sketch, poem or filk. All Misty wants to do is protect her characters and her worlds. Send the release form (you do NOT need to include the story) to Misty c/o High Flight Arts and Letters, P.O. Box 2970, Claremore, OK 74017. Do NOT include the original of the release form with your persona material; send it to Misty. Send a copy to us.

All personae materials should be sent to the QO address or submitted by e-mail to Legend@malcor.com and healermoon@gmail.com.

We have no new personae to announce at this time (although three people are very close to approval). Several former members, however, have returned. Check out http://www.dragonlordsnet.com/qolist.htm as well as our Delphi forum to see who has reappeared! (If you know any of the people listed who do not have active memberships, please tell them about us so they can contact us and we can activate their memberships.)

Midsummer Night Rings by Laura Cameron

From Healer Adept Moonstar:

Heyla, all!

Our last two newsletters have been late. Hopefully this will not happen again, but it has been a learning experience for me. The last couple of months I put together the newsletter. This was something that Danya usually did because she is a much faster typist and knows all the short cut keys. She told me that it only took her a few hours to do, and so I offered. We both felt guilty about the tardiness of the last newsletter and want to get a good start on this one. I learned how to do all the formatting and gathering information for the conventions and faires. <grin> It took me about four days to do the August newsletter and this one only took three. I hope you guys don’t find too many mistakes.

This month I am hosting a baby shower for Danya and will soon (I hope) have a web page up with her wish list for the baby up. If any of you wish to send her send her cards or a little something, please e-mail me at healermoon@gmail.com and let me know. I would like to bring anything you guys send to her baby shower on the 22nd. Her baby is likely to be born the first week of November so our answers to your questions may remain slow as we are trying to keep Danya comfortable and out of the hospital until the baby arrives. Thanks for all of your support.

I have had the interior of my house repainted; no more white walls! Jay and I considered it an anniversary gift to ourselves after 8 years of marriage. We both wanted to feel at home now that we are settled out of the military. I must say for me it is a great relief to know I will not have to move in two years.



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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 online version of the newsletter is Laura Cameron. 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


Herald-Mage Master Danya Winterborn and

Healer Adept Moonstar

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