Why Do You Relay?

2015.RFL.Avariel Falcon“Why do you relay?”

It is an excellent question: not so much for self-knowledge, everyone knows their own reasons to relay very well, but it is a good question to ask, to answer and to share. To spread the hope and to show no one is alone in this.

This spring we are asking this question in two ways. There’s a blogger challenge (open for anyone, really) to write about your reasons to relay, to tell your story. However, if you feel the words escaping and you wish to express your reasons in a picture, we have another challenge for you!

Catalina Stalehi, one of our volunteering bloggers, has an absolutely wonderful project going on: she is taking RFL portraits with people’s reasons to relay. Above Avariel Falcon, one of the best unicorns in the Fairelands and also a Faire-sponsor through the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace.

Catalina offers her help in taking these pictures for the Faire: staff and visitors are all welcome to join in! Here is what she has to say:

“This year one of the challenges is the phenomenal question of Why Do You Relay! I’m super excited to see this and can’t wait to see what amazing designs, outfits, and looks are created for this year’s Fantasy Faire!

This past month, Fashion 4 Life jumped in and all of the Miss SL candidates offered their most couture looks incorporated into the reasons why they relay. I’m going to issue a challenge! I wanna see Fantasy Faire blow them out of the water with amazing looks, outfits, and designs as you show why you relay for life. Let’s see what you can do to showcase just how amazing, imaginative, vivid, and colorful Second Life can be!

To get your portrait done for the Why Do You Relay series, please contact me and I’ll be happy to set up an appointment. The pictures are absolutely free and you get full perm copies that you can use in profiles, blogs, posts, or wherever you want.

Yay Fantasy Faire and Relay for Life!!”

I caught the tipped ear of a certain fairy about the matter and she promised that these pictures might very well make an appearance in the Fairelands themselves: the earlier the pictures are taken, the better we can guarantee this. In fact, April 20th was mentioned as the deadline for the pictures that want to make it to the Fairelands in a special exhibition.

If you wish to share your reasons to relay in a portrait, please contact Catalina Stalehi for further information.

You can see the RFL portraits taken so far in Catalina’s Flickr.

Blogger Applications Open!

Bloggers at work during Fantasy Faire 2014: Duchess Flux & Irina Strazytski.

Do you love Fantasy Faire? Do you consider yourself homeless the rest of the year because you feel the Fairelands are your true home? (Shamelessly yoinking this wonderful expression from Caitlin Tobias.)

Do you also happen to blog fantasy regularly? Are you squeeing in advance just thinking about the chance to explore the Fairelands and to immerse yourself into them, to indulge in the inspiration they radiate and turn it into pictures and words?

If so, you might want to read this and then apply away:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/blogger-info/

Words of Power

Are you a weaver of enchanting words, a reader of spellbinding poetry or prose? Then we need you on our quest to create narrative and story events.

In an enchanted grove at this year’s Fantasy Faire, there will be a special place for literary events. Here we shall stage readings, workshops, story-telling sessions and discussion groups, all around the theme of Fantasy.

If you would like to be a part of this Literary Fantasy Festival that will accompany the Faire please complete our simple form, and we will be in touch, as if by magic.

Searching for Song Spinners

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Fantasy Faire Radio is now accepting applications for DJs who would like to be part of the on-air team for 2015. Just follow the link below to the Google Form for the DJ Application. We are looking for DJs who will commit to one or more two-hour set. There are limited slots, so apply soon. Thanks and Go Relay!

http://tinyurl.com/FantasyFaireRadio2015

Ten Shopping Sims of Magic

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This year the Fairelands will hold ten sims for shopping. Ten whole worlds created just to host and accommodate our wondrous creators and to immerse the visitors in the spirit of the Faire while finding the necessary shinies for new shapeshifting transformations.

The sneak peek descriptions and teasers to the sims are:

Aurora (by Beq Janus) – On a world plunged into ice age, men of science seek answers in the etheral shimmering of the planets energy field. Meanwhile the Mystics tell tales of the unweaver at whose feet they lay the blame for their ice-age, their hopes for salvation lie in legends of heroes, ancient tales of lands across the dimensions, their faith hangs on finding the lost knowledge that can bring forth the confluence. The two factions, poles apart in their beliefs are about come together as myth and machine meet beneath the Northern Lights.

Ichi-go Ichi-e (by Sharni Azalee/Marcus Inkpen) – Let your imagination fly you to a land where anything is possible. Walk on water among pink clouds in this surreal landscape where large sakura flowers and other exotic flora tower over you in a beautiful dream forest of pinks and grays and fawn.

Odyssey (by Alia Baroque) – “As you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that your journey be a long one, filled with adventure, filled with discovery.” Barry B. Powell, Classical Myth

Poppetsborough (by Luna Barak/Alrunia Ahn/Kyra Reiter) – Enter a storybook world with the emphasis on the book. Have your favorite stories pop to life as you walk into the book and become the characters of your favorite fairytales.

Spires of Andolys (by Jaimy Hancroft/Eowyn Swords) – Crooked little fantasy styled houses inspired by the fairytales of your childhood. Centered around a magnificent castle that would be the envy of Sleeping Beauty. Careful though, the castle guards a secret dungeon hidden deep within its bowels where the darkest villains are forever forgotten

Sylvan of Spells (by Sweetgwendoline Bailey/Eldowyn Inshan) – Enchanted grove where our stories are collected and nurtured by mystic librarians. Books, scrolls and parchment litter the ground, the debris of the Forest of Enlightenment.

Tangleshimmer Grove (by Searlait Nitschke) – Deep in the heart of the wood is the secret place of Fairies. Golden light bathes the lush green as flowers dance and the early morning dew lays a glistening shimmer over the world.

Vallacia (by Mayah Parx) – A floating market town, a bustling trade hub where denizens of the Fairelands come to trade for even the most obscure of items. Dark & weatherbeaten, all matter of constructions crisscross the waters to keep this hodgepodge of shacks,stalls and barges afloat. Magical mysteries abound in this haven for traders and thieves alike.

Wildehaven Marsh (by Rynn Verwood) – Settled at the edge of a lake, the village was created centuries ago, as a safe haven for those who practiced magic. An air of abandonment floats over the town now, however don’t be fooled, its magic is still much alive as one can see in the soft glows shining through the ivy covered windows.

YoZakura (by Nya Alchemi) – In the late hours of the night, visit the Japanese Hanami Festival and dream… Traveler behold As Midnight courts the Moon and Cherry blossoms dance

You can find the same list here, and by clicking any of the sim names you can get to the current store list for that sim.

The store list is still naturally a work-in-progress. There’s still room for more creators and sponsors, too! If you’re interested, please contact Elizabeth Tinsley for the registration information.

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