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Press Release 2023
* * Fantasy Faire 2023, April 20 – May 7* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society
Many Realms – One Vision.
Fantasy Faire 2023: Building a World Without Cancer
Celebrating its fifteenth year, Fantasy Faire 2023 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday May 7, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.
This year our enchanted goblet overfloweth with events and activities galore. We can no longer contain the Faire programming schedule to a mere ten days, so we announce, with much excitement, that formal programming will be extended for the entire run of the Faire! The magic of fifteen years and hundreds of thousands of Fairelanders have accumulated to bring us 18 full days, and nights, of fabulous Faire fun. Experience all the Fairelands have to offer over three glorious weeks!
As always, you’ll find fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items available from over 350 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across 22 stunning regions designed by the visionary artists behind many of the most adored spots on the Second Life destination guide.
In addition to the sixteen shopping regions there will also be Faireland realms that take us beyond commerce and give us places to celebrate together as a community. Party with fairies, demons and tinies at the Fairechylde. Adventure with the Bard Queen as you complete the Fairelands Quest. Explore the Fairelands on the Litfest Tours. Immerse yourself in a world of stories with the Litfest, Roleplay and Performance events. Remember loved ones with the Memorial Garden and embrace new dreams with the Worldling Cradle.
Fantasy Faire 2023 will be open to the public April 20 – May 7. The SLurl to the event will be found on the website on our opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.
Fantasy Faire 2023 is made possible by the generous support of our Region and Event Sponsors, all of whom you can learn more about on the Faire’s website. For more information please contact one of the Faire coordinators:
Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-227-2345.
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife
American Cancer Society SLurl:
The text and the images are free to use in blog posts about Fantasy Faire 2023. Please maintain the aspect ratio of the images when using them.
Please note that these images are not free to upload to Flickr or Second Life. If you are looking for an exclusive tag, poster, media items or other in-world materials, those will be sent in Fantasy Faire Backstage. If you want to announce the coming of the Faire in Flickr, please do not upload the poster as-is, rather take a picture of yourself in-world with the Faire Emblem or the in-world poster in the background. More about how to use the press materials.
Blogger Applications Open!
We have reached the one month milestone! In just one month the portals to the Fairelands will open for the fifteenth time.
I know there are plenty of long-time Chroniclers ready to go and weave their stories in pictures and words and even film, and I know there are also many bloggers new to the Faire looking at the application. Be fairely warned: here be dragons. ‘n unicorns. ‘n dinkie cats and petite fairies and walking mushrooms and giants and mermaids and tinies and even those strange beings called hoomans.
Fantasy Faire is not just a shopping event. It is an event of events, of dancing, roleplay, exploration, questing, stories big and small, immersion into something better, something built together as a community. Blogging it calls for your immersion too. Read all of the application carefully, pay attention to the fine print where you promise to bribe pawlice with waffles daily, and decide if you’re ready to move to the Fairelands for 18 days and become a Fairelander.
Merchant & Sponsor Applications Open!
The Fairelands are approaching our realm and the first news of their shapes of the year have reached us. In addition to the various event regions there will be seventeen Fairelands dedicated to shopping, and this means it is time to send out the call to merchants!
If you are interested in bringing your creations and crafts to the Faire and having a store space there or even sponsoring the Faire this year, click your quill this way: https://bit.ly/FF2023MerchantApplication
Speaking of applications, the performer one is still going on and closing at the end of February. The blogger applications open on March 20th and will be posted here on the website.
PS: If you enjoy company while counting down the days, feel free to join our inworld group or Discord. Or both! Fantasy Faire Fans in Discord: https://discord.gg/cxN5NEzBe5 — inworld group copy-paste for SL viewers: secondlife:///app/group/7eb1b08b-1b3e-fdfa-1ad6-252c779e1b8b/about
Let the preparations begin, we have a Faire to build!
Invitation to Perform Fantasy Faire 2023
We have now opened applications to perform at Fantasy Faire 2023!
Dancers, Actors, Music & Magic Makers, come and join us at the Fantasy Faire 2023 to show off your talents at one of the biggest events of the SL year! Share your art with the Faire visitors and by doing so help raise funds for RFL.
The Faire will open this year on Thursday, April 20th and closes on Sunday, May 7th.
This year we are planning on filling the three Faire weekends with performances and having a calmer middle of week, instead of our usual week and half of full performances.
Hopefully, this will open room for more prime time performance space for all. During the weekends we aim to pack our program with a variety of acts performed during all hours of the day to accommodate our worldwide Faire Travelers.
Interested? Fill out the form on the link below:
Do pick as many dates as you find suitable/ possible for you to perform and we will try to distribute the time slots as evenly as possible between those interested.
The last day to sign up is February 26th and the sooner we have you on our list, the bigger your chance to get your preferred days and times.
For any further questions please message Aelva Resident, notecards if I am not online or responding, and I shall help you as best I can:)
Let the Magic Begin!