Meet Our Sponsors ~ The Arcanum


Zachh Barkley is the wizard creator behind The Arcanum, a store that specializes in satisfying your all your magical requirements. Through the use of cleverly scripted HUDs, Zachh literally puts magic at your fingertips. This year Zachh is sponsoring The DragonSpire, a barren land of stone and crystal, hiding its lavish secrets beneath the shell of the earth. Read Zachh’s previous Fantasy Faire interviews from 2011 and 2012.

What is your favorite fantasy book/movie/rock album. Feel free to elaborate on this and explain why. That is of course the most interesting part.

My favorite rock album is “Once” by Nightwish. I’m obsessed with synths and symphonic rock music. Nightwish pioneered the genre with its cinematic sound combined with rock and heavy metal elements and personally I think its the most amazing combination of music I’ve ever experienced. The music, the poetic lyrics, the purity behind it all is absolutely synergistic and I eargasm everytime I put on a Nightwish song. If you’re interested, go look up “Ghost Love Score” by Nightwish, that song will leave you breathless. You will never look back on conventional (“pop”) crap again! 🙂

My favorite books/movie are that of the Harry Potter series. It’s captivating story, enchanted wizarding world and quirky characters are something you can never forget. It also helped inspire my work here in Second Life.

What is your most memorable Faire experience. This is the fifth Fantasy Faire and I know all of you have been to at least one of these before, some of you have been to all five! So share some of the highlights as you remember them.

My most memorable experience would have to be after one of the Faires where myself and my faire friends (Ember, Zander, etc) decided to start blowing up the rest of the buildings and burning them to the ground. That was a blast!

If you met someone who had never been to the Fantasy Faire before, what would you say to them?

“Hey go check out this worlds faire for Fantasy enthusiasts, hundreds of vendors from all over the Grid gather there to sell merchandise and all of this benefits Relay for Life! How cool is that! Shop and help save lives at the same time!”

All the extra stuff no one ever thinks to ask but you are burning to share.

Despite the fact that I am a wizard (and make magic) in Second Life, I am not a practicing magician in real life.

Visit The Arcanum and see what if feels like to have magic floating in the palm of your hand. Thank you Zachh for chatting with us!



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