All posts by Elrik Merlin

Elrik Merlin – "Rik" to his friends – is the co-host of Designing Worlds, the weekly live TV show about design and designers in virtual worlds on Treet.tv. He's also a regular daily presenter on internet public radio station Radio Riel (radioriel.org). He's been a Second Life resident since early 2007 and also has a presence in several other virtual environments. His Second Life home is in Caledon Rothesay. Elrik's real life persona has been a journalist, broadcaster and audio producer since 1970.

Thanks from Fantasy Faire Radio

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Fantasy Faire Radio will be going off the air for another year, after the end of the Hunt at midnight Pacific Time on May 18/19th.

Before we close down for 2014, the Coordinator of Fantasy Faire Radio, David Abbott, and myself, Technical Director Elrik Merlin, would like to thank everyone who helped to make Fantasy Faire Radio possible this year.

We’d like to thank the roleplay groups who, with the assistance of Saffia Widdershins,  provided us with news stories on how their tales were developing over the course of the Faire; the many live artists, DJs and event commentators who brought the station to life; Samantha Ohrberg for her organisational skills; Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel for her musical support; our anonymous donor who very kindly donated the server system; and of course the region sponsors, whose messages we have been proud to carry throughout the Faire, thanks to Aisling Sinclair’s inimitable presentation. And thanks to the many others who worked behind the scenes.

But most of all we would like to thank you, the listeners to Fantasy Faire Radio, whether you tuned in from the Fairelands as many of you did, or listened across the internet. This year we were heard by over 9,100 unique listeners in 116 countries, and we hope we enhanced your experience of the Faire and the Fairelands over the past weeks.*

We hope to be back next year at the same time. Meanwhile, if you would like to keep up to date with the latest events surrounding Relay for Life of Second Life as we head towards the big weekend itself, July 19th and 20th, visit the Relay For Life of Second Life web site.

But for now, it just remains for us to say goodbye from Fantasy Faire Radio 2014 – and thank you for listening.

*As a radio enthusiast, it’s quite difficult to write a piece like this without, consciously or otherwise, echoing UK “pirate” station Radio London’s Managing Director Philip Birch on the day the station closed down on August 13, 1967. Hear what I mean, from around 8:36…