Queen's Own
The Official Mercedes Lackey Fan Club

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

Series 3, Vol. 3, No. 9
September 1, 2002

Horses by Maya Carroll

Heyla, Misty fans!

For those of you who just can’t wait for Exile’s Honor (the upcoming novel about Alberich), snippets of the Prologue and first two chapters are now available online at Misty’s new site at


There’s a bunch of other really cool stuff at the site as well. Poke around a bit! You’ll have a lot of fun .

You can see what Herald Auryn Bancroft (Amber Taufen) has been up to at


If any of the rest of you make any headlines, please let us know! We love to hear about and share your accomplishments.

There’s a new QO chapter starting in Florida! The Tayledras Companion hopes to have a website at


soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in joining, contact the new chapter at GoldDragon33312@aol.com.

Back in April we told you about Julie Bowman’s delightful stuffed Companions that she used to make exclusively for members of Queen’s Own. She’s willing to start making them again for us. Prices are:

You can contact Julie at MythJulie@aol.com or through the Mythical Creations website at http://www.centaur.org/mythjulie/index.html.

Danya would love to get more of the old newsletters online, webpages updated, The Compass Rose coded, and so forth. If you live in Southern California and can help out volunteering to babysit while Danya works on QO stuff, please contact her at Legend@malcor.com.

This month’s interview is with Herald Laliea Shathgran (Toni McQuilken). If you would like to be interviewed for the QO newsletter, please send Danya (Legend@malcor.com) your answers to the questions listed below. (If you are a fanzine or newsletter editor who has not yet been interviewed, please let Danya know. There is a separate set of questions for editors.)


Herald-Mage Adept Danya Winterborn and Healer Adept Moonstar

  1. When did you join Queen's Own?

    August 2001.

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

    I ran across one in the book store, and as I was looking for a new fantasy series I bought it (It was the Gryphon series.). After those, I was hooked and I now own every Velgarth novel she has put out including the new Valdemar Companion and the short story books.

  3. What else do you read?

    Just about everything. Literature like Shakespeare, fiction, mystery, fantasy . . . a better question would be what do I not read.

  4. What types of music do you listen to?

    Again, there is not much I don't like. I think rap and heavy metal are the only two I don't have in my collection. I just recently discovered Misty's filk, so I am in the process of finding that right now.

  5. What movies do you enjoy?

    Comedy is my favorite. If I am going to sit still for that long, I want to be amused.

  6. What was the first con you went to?

    Sadly to say, I have yet to attend any. No time and none close by.

  7. Why did you get involved in fandom?

    I wanted to learn more about the books and interact with people who love them as much as I do.

  8. What do you like best about fandom?

    The community. This is the only place I can say something like "I wish my Mindspeech was stronger," or "When will we find out more about Alberich" and not get funny looks.

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

    Well, work mostly. I am an Assistant Editor at a magazine. Other than that, I read, cross-stitch (If anyone knows where I can get some Valdemar-related projects, let me know!) and hang out with friends.

    [Ed. note: Misty did a couple of patterns for old newsletters. I’m not sure if we can get them to scan, but we’ll work on it.]

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

    Well, I am looking forward to the cookbook . . . Other than that, maybe have live chats with ML if she is willing.

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 FESTIVAL. Fax: 805-496-6036. E-mail: goldcoastprod@msn.com. Website: http://www.goldcoastfestivals.com. Address: 2509 Thousand Oaks Bl. Suite 351, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362. Site Address: Lake Casitas, Ojai, CA. Dates: 9/21/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

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.

SAN DIEGO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. Fax: 619-303-5413. E-mail: creativehistory@webtv.net. Website: http://www.thesdrf.com. Address: 2212 Lawton Drive, Lemon Grove, CA 91945. Site Address: Veterans War Memorial Grounds, 2115 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101. Dates: 9/28/02 - 9/29/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


GRAND VALLEY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ravencapt@gj.net. Website: http://www.faires.com/gvrf. Address: P.O. Box 648, Clifton, CO, 81520. Site Address: Intermountain Veterans Memorial Park, 2785 Hwy 50 South, Grand Junction, CO, 81503. Dates: 9/06/02 - 9/08/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

LONG PEAKS SCOTTISH/IRISH FESTIVAL. E-mail: staff@scotfest.com. Website: http://www.scotfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 1820, Estes Park, CO, 80517. Site Address: Stanley Park Fairgrounds, Estes Park. Dates: 9/5/02 - 9/8/02. Open/Close: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


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.

PROSPECT RENAISSANCE FAIRE "CAMELOT RETURNS". E-mail: sandi731@aol.com. Website: http://www.prospectctucc.org/renfair.thml. Address: 52 Cheshire Rd, Prospect, CT, 06712. Date: 9/14/02. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


HOWARD PYLE PIRATE FESTIVAL. E-mail: cbennett@state.de.us. Website: http://www.destateparks.com. Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewis DE, 19958. Date: 9/7/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM.


IOWA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL & HARVEST FAIRE. FAX: 641-357-5177. Website: http://www.festint.com. Address: 508 Fourth Ave North, Clear Lake, IA, 50428-1610. Dates: 8/31/02 - 9/02/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


BRIDGEWATER RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: bwrenfaire@yahoo.com. Website: http://go.to/bridgewaterrenfaire. Date: 9/21/02. Open/Close: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

GREAT PLAINS RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 520-447-2156. E-mail: info@GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Website: http://www.GreatPlainsRenFest.com. Address: Eagles Realm LLC, P.O. Box 16326, Wichita, KS, 67211. Site Address: Wiedemann Park, 1229 E. 85th St. N., Wichita, KS, 67277. Dates: 9/28/02 - 9/29/02. 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.


MICHIGAN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 248-634-7590. E-mail: renfestmi@aol.com. Website: http://www.renaissancefest.com. Address: 12600 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI, 48442. Site Address: 12500 Dixie Highway, Holly, MI, 48442. Dates: 8/17/02 - 9/29/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.


MINNESOTA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 612-445-7380. Website: http://www.renaissancefest.com. Address: 1244 S. Canterbury Rd., Ste. 306, Shakopee, MN, 55379-8944. Dates: 8/17/02 - 9/29/02. 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: P.O. Box 1446, Lakewood, NJ, 08701. Site Address: Pine Park, Lakewood, NJ. Dates: 9/21/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

New Mexico

SILVER CITY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: ravensong@gilanet.com. Website: http://www.gilanet.com/renfaire. Address: P.O. Box 1758, Silver City, NM, 88062. Dates: 9/14/02 - 9/15/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

New York

NEW YORK RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 845-351-5646. E-mail: nyfaire@recfair.com. Website: http://www.renfair.com/NY. Address: 600 Rt. 17A, Tuxedo, NY, 10987. Site Address: RT. 17A, Sterling Forest, Tuxedo, NY, 10987. Dates: 8/03/02 - 9/15/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.


BARON'S HAVEN FREEHOLD CELTIC MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL. E-mail: storm@bhfi.1st.net. Website: http://bhfi.1st.net. Address: 147 College Street, Scio, OH, 43988. Site Address: Cambridge City Park, Cambridge, OH. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

BAYCRAFTERS RENAISSANCE FAYRE. E-mail: bayprice@aol.com. Address: 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH, 44140. Dates: 8/31/02 - 9/2/02. 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: 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.

SOUTHEASTERN OHIO RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: neverthelessprod@hotmail.com. Address: 710C Wheeling Ave., Cambridge, OH 43725. Dates: 9/ 21/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GATES OF THYME RENAISSANCE FAIRE. FAX: 541-994-6304. E-mail: corbincampbell@gatesofthyme.org. Website: http://www.gatesofthyme.org. Address: PO Box 1538, Depoe Bay, OR, 97341. Site Address: Depoe Bay City Park, Hwy. 101 & Schoolhouse Road, Depoe Bay, OR, 97341. Dates: 9/26/02 - 9/29/02.

SHREWSBURY RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: shrew@peak.org. Website: http://www.shrewfaire.com. Address: PO Box 604, Philomath, OR 97370-0604. Site Address: Philomath Fair Grounds, 13th & Main St., Philomath, OR. Dates: 9/14/02 - 9/15/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


GREATER PITTSBURGH RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 724-872-1670. E-mail: info@pgh-renfest.com. Website: http://www.pgh-renfest.com. Address: P.O. Box 1670, Greensburg, PA, 15601. Site Address: 2100 Mt. Pleasant Rd., West Newton, PA, 15089. Dates: 8/17/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 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.


SMOKEY MOUNTAIN RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 423-787-1088. E-mail: smrf37745@hotmail.com. Website: http://www.smrf.net. Address: P.O. Box 1913, Greenville, TN, 37744. Site Address: 1122 W. Old Kentucky Rd., Greeneville, TN, 37743. Dates: 9/14/02 - 9/29/02. Open/Close: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.


TABLEROCK FANTASY FAIRE. E-mail: Pangea@vvm.com. Address: P.O. Box 283, Salado, TX, 76571. Site Address: Tablerock Theater, Salado, TX, Exit 284 I-35. Dates: 9/21/02 - 9/22/02. Open/Close: 9:00 a.m. - dusk.


VIRGINIA RENAISSANCE FAIRE. E-mail: fairemarketing@yahoo.com. Website: http://www.staffordshire-events.com. Address: 5436 Lomax Way, Woodbrige, VA, 22193-3559. Dates: 9/21/02 - 9/22/02 (Graymont Park, Ashland), 10/12/02 - 10/13/02 (Pocahontas State Park, Chesterfield Co.), 10/19/02 - 10/20/02 (Waynesboro).


GREENSPIRE MEDIEVAL ARTS FESTIVAL. Website: http://www.greenspire.org. Address: 5041 9th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. Dates: 9/7/02 - 9/8/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Sun. ‘til 6:00 PM).


ONTARIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL. FAX: 905-878-6043. E-mail: orf@globalserve.net. Website: http://www.rennfest.com/orf/index.html. Address: P.O. Box 486, Milton, ON L9T-4Z1. Site Address: 6252 8th Line, Hornby, ON LOP 1EO. Dates: 7/20/02 - 9/02/02. Open/Close: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

ROYAL MEDIEVAL FAIRE. E-mail: info@royalmedievalfaire.org. Website: http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org. Address: 100 Regina St. S., Waterloo, ON, N2J 4A8. Date: 9/21/02. 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 22. Website: http://www.casfs.org/cucon/. E-mail: cucon@casfs.org. Address: Embassy Suites Phoenix North, Phoenix, Arizona. Dates: 9/6/02 - 9/8/02.


ROC*KON 2002. Website: http://www.rockon.org/. E-mail: RocKonCon@aol.com. Address: Riverfront Hilton Hotel, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.


CONJOSÉ. Website: http://www.sfsfc.org/. E-mail: chairman@conjose.worldcon.org. Address: McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California. Dates: 8/29/02 - 9/ 2/02.

CONQUEST 2002. Website: http://www.con-quest.com/. E-mail: info@con-quest.com. Address: Hyatt Rickeys, Palo Alto, California. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.

GATEWAY. Website: http://www.strategicon.net/. E-mail: strategiconinbox@aol.com. Address: Los Angeles Airport Westin Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.

LOS ANGELES COMIC & SF CON. Website: http://www.comicbookscifi.com/. E-mail: lacbsfcon@aol.com. Address: Shrine Auditorium Expo Center, Los Angeles, California. Dates: 9/17/02.


NAN DESU KON. Website: http://www.ndk.cc/. E-mail: Genkidenki@hotmail.com. Address: Holiday Inn Denver International Airport Area, Denver, Colorado. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.


ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA. Website: http://www.awa-con.com/. E-mail: awaweb@awa-con.com. Address: Sheraton Gateway Hotel & Georgia International Convention Center, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

DRAGONCON. Website: http://www.dragoncon.org/. E-mail: DragonCon@aol.com. Address: Atlanta Hyatt Regency, Atlanta, Georgia. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.


I-CON. Website: http://www.mecca-anime.com/I-Con/i-con.html. E-mail: Paul@mecca-anime.com. Address: Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Ilinois. Dates: 9/14/02 - 9/15/02.


TAGCON MIDWEST. Website: http://www.tagcon.org. E-mail: tbaker@gardenstreet.org. Address: 500 West, Lafayette, Indiana. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.


NUMA REI-NO CON. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/liondancepro/myhomepage/business.html. E-mail: liondancepro@aol.com. Address: Quality Hotel and Conference Center, New Orleans, Louisiana. Dates: 9/6/02 - 9/8/02.


MYRIAD SAGA. Website: http://www.myriadsaga.com/. E-mail: myriad-saga@mailcity.com. Address: Days Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/15/02.

SPX 2002. Website: http://www.spxpo.com/. E-mail: michaelz@cyberunderdog.com. Address: Holiday Inn Select, Bethesda, Maryland. Dates: 9/6/02 - 9/8/02.


FOUNDATION GAMING CONVENTION. Website: http://www.foundation-games.com. E-mail: tim@grebner.com. Address: Okemos Holiday Inn, Lansing, Michigan. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.


ARCANA. Website: http://pages.prodigy.net/rekal/. E-mail: eheideman@mpls.lib.mn.us. Address: Holiday Inn Express-Bandana Square, St. Paul, Minnesota. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

FALLCON 2002. Website: http://www.mncba.com/. E-mail: MNCBA@AOL.COM. Address: Education Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Bloomington, Minnesota. Dates: 9/02.


HUBCON V. Website: http://hubcon.iwarp.com. E-mail: benrix@hotmail.com. Address: Lake Terrance Convention Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/15/02.


COGCON 10. Website: http://www.rollanet.org/~cogcon/. E-mail: cogcon@rollanet.org. Address: University Center East on the University of Missouri-Rolla campus, Rolla, Missouri. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.


STAR TREK. Website: http://www.sfedora.com/. E-mail: sfedora1@aol.com. Address: The Alexis Park Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dates: 9/6/02 - 9/8/02.

New Hampshire

SYRAANDOR: NERO ALLIANCE NEW HAMPSHIRE. Website: http://www.syraandor.com/. E-mail: Jester@Syraandor.com. Address: Claremont, New Hampshire. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02, 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

New Jersey

LOLLAGAZEBO. Website: http://www.wildgazebo.com/. E-mail: info@wildgazebo.com. Address: Embassy Suites Hotel, Piscataway, New Jersey. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.

NERO NJ. Website: http://www.neronj.com. E-mail: neronj@neronj.com. Address: Camp Sacawjewia, Farmingdale, New Jersey. Dates: 8/9/02 - 8/11/02, 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.

New York

BIG APPLE COMIC CON. Website: http://www.bigapplecon.com/. E-mail: bigapplecon@earthlink.net. Address: St. Paul Church Auditorium - Columbus (9th) Ave. & 60th St., New York, New York. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/14/02.


ADVANCE THE COLORS. Website: http://www.hmgsgreatlakes.org. E-mail: HMGSGL1@aol.com. Address: Holiday Inn, Springfield, Ohio. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/15/02.


AURA FANTASY. Website: http://www.auralive.com/. E-mail: cmoore@auralive.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.

XANODRIA HORROR. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 9/21/02 - 9/22/02.

XANODRIA MEDIEVAL FANTASY. Website: http://www.xanodria.com/. E-mail: info@xanodria.com. Address: Blue Mountain Campground, Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Dates: 8/31/02 - 9/ 2/02.


ANIMEFEST! 2002. Website: http://www.animefest.org/. E-mail: info@animefest.com. Address: Hotel Inter-Continental Dallas, Dallas, Texas. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.

PROTOCON 4. Website: http://www.protocon.com/. E-mail: protocon@tamu.edu. Address: Reed Arena At Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas. Dates: 9/6/02 - 9/8/02.

SCI-FI EXPO - GRAPEVINE. Website: http://www.scifiexpo.com/. E-mail: scifiexpo@aol.com. Address: Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas. Dates: 9/7/02 - 9/8/02.


BORODINO 2002. Website: http://www.jodiecon.org. E-mail: borodino02@jodiecon.org. Address: Chamberlin Hotel, Fort Monroe, Virginia. Dates: 9/5/02 - 9/8/02.

GAMECON 17. Website: http://clik.to/novag. E-mail: dluff@erols.com. Address: WestPark Hotel, McLean, Virginia. Dates: 9/28/02 - 9/29/02.

GAMEFEST RICHMOND. Website: http://www.advantageconvention.com/. E-mail: linzee@advantageconvention.com. Address: Holiday Inn Central, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

PATRIOT GAMES. Website: http://www.patriotgames.org/. E-mail: David.Darnell@VRPA.org. Address: Holiday Inn Central, Richmond, Virginia. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

TCEP 9: TAD AND CRAIG'S LITTLE CON OF HORRORS. Website: http://barkingmad.org/. E-mail: info@barkingmad.org. Address: Dulles Days Hotel, Herndon, Virginia. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/ 2/02.

VIA STARDUST: THE 2ND BE-IN. Website: http://www.vialarp.org/. E-mail: stephanie@vialarp.org. Address: Kempton, Virginia. Dates: 8/16/02 - 8/18/02.


FOOLSCAP IV. Website: http://www.foolscap.org. E-mail: pr@foolscap.org. Address: Southcenter Best Western, Tukwila, Washington. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.


MADCON 2002. Website: http://www.madcon.org. E-mail: uss_andromeda@yahoo.com. Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin. Dates: 9/28/02 - 9/29/02.


ACT DIPLOMACY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Website: http://daanz.org.au/dip-tournaments.htm. Address: Canberra RSL Club, Canberra City, ACT, Australia. Dates: 9/02.

CONQUEST 2002. Website: http://www.conquestforever.com. E-mail: president@conquestforever.com. Address: Grand Chancellor - Hotel, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Dates: 9/27/02 - 9/29/02.

ROCKY HORROR DOWN UNDER - AUSTRALIAN CONVENTION 2002. Website: http://www.geocities.com/ozrockycon. E-mail: absfri@hotmail.com. Address: Boggo Road Gaol, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Dates: 9/13/02.


29TH FRENCH NATIONAL SF CONVENTION. Website: http://www.multimania.com/bpara/conv2001/accueil.htm. E-mail: AlainHuet@aol.com. Address: Liège, Belgium. Dates: 8/29/02 - 9/ 1/02.


AMBERCON NORTH. Website: http://acn.ambercons.com/. E-mail: jackgulick@matantisi.com. Address: Embassy Suites Toronto/Markham, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dates: 9/19/02 - 9/22/02.

GATECON 2002. Website: http://www.gatecon.com. E-mail: richard.pasco@virgin.net. Address: The Best Western Richmond Inn & Convention Center, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dates: 9/12/02 - 9/15/02.


TREKCON 2002. Website: http://www.trekcon.com. E-mail: andre@trekcon.dk. Address: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.


ELSTERCON 2002. Website: http://apple.rz.uni-leipzig.de/fksfl.html. E-mail: braatz@rz.uni-leipzig.de. Address: Leipzig, Germany. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.

Northern Ireland

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER CONVENTION. Website: http://www.utevents.co.uk/. E-mail: info@utevents.co.uk. Address: Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Date: 9/28/02.

United Kingdom

COLLECTORMANIA 2. Website: http://www.showmastersonline.com/collectormania.htm. E-mail: showmasters@nimrod.demon.co.uk. Address: Middleton Hall, The Centre: Mk Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, UK. Dates: 9/20/02 - 9/22/02.

COLOURS. Website: http://www.warweb.com/histconv.html. Address: The Hexagon, Reading, UK. Dates: 9/14/02 - 9/15/02.

THE CON WITH NO NAME. Website: http://www.fantasycons.co.uk. E-mail: enquires@fantasycons.co.uk. Address: Britannia Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, UK. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/15/02.

FESTIVAL OF FANTASTIC FILMS. Website: http://www.fantastic-films.com/. E-mail: harrynadler@lineone.net. Address: Renaissance Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, England. Dates: 8/30/02 - 9/1/02.

THE OTHER PARTIZAN 2002. Website: http://www.innotts.co.uk/irregulars/. E-mail: laurence@innotts.co.uk. Address: Kelham Hall, Newark, Notts, UK. Date: 9/1/02.

OXONMOOT. Website: http://www.tolkiensociety.org/oxon/index.html. E-mail: tolksoc@tolkiensociety.org. Address: Woodstock Road at St Antony's College, Oxford England, UK. Dates: 9/13/02 - 9/15/02.

PHALANX. Website: http://www.the-spartans.freeserve.co.uk/. E-mail: show.organiser@the-spartans.freeserve.co.uk. Address: Sutton Leisure Centre, St Helens, Merseyside, UK. Dates: 9/21/02.

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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.

Returning Misty fans who have activated their memberships include:

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 Healer Adept Moonstar:

Heyla all-

The last few months have been difficult for me. I have filed my divorce paperwork, and, assuming everything goes to plan, it should be final in March. It takes six months from when you start the paperwork until it is done.

I am keeping busy with school and am getting into the programming classes, so I am setting up an older computer with Linux to practice on. I am keeping my GPA in the 3.8 range, so doing okay. I am taking "PROGRAMMING CONCEPTS." I will be learning C++.

I am teaching 10 classes a week now at the Petsmart and juggling my schedule to make sure I have childcare. Luckily, for me I have a great boyfriend who is more than happy to watch Alex while I am at work.

I have found myself locking out the world in order to deal with the mixed feelings about life in general in the last couple of months. I am starting to be caught up with stuff now so I expect that will not be to long in returning E-mails that are sent to me now. <Grin> or at least I hope not.

I enjoy hearing from everyone! I hope your lives are a bit less chaotic than mine. <Grin> I have noticed the chat lists are starting to pick up lots of traffic and that is encouraging, as we are hoping for more submissions of personas. The Pending list has about 80 members, and the club list has a few more. I love to see our club grow!




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 is Maya Carroll. 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
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P.O. Box 2970
Claremore, OK 74017


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