This year we have an incredible lineup of events taking place in the Fairelands.
We have our traditional immersive storydriven hunt. This year the adventure is called: The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land. We have a Literary Festival bringing you writers, readers and literary discussions throughout the Faire. We have dance and particle show performances, DJs, live music, jail and bails, auctions, Pratchett Day, May Day Ball, roleplay, calendar competition… prepare to move into the Fairelands to catch even a fraction of all the events!
We also have a convenient calendar right up there in the tabs: click here to check it out!
Sunday, May 3rd, has the following events:
Sunday, May 3, 8-9am LitFest: Stories within Stories – the Narrative of the Hunt Saffia Widdershins talks about the narratives and characters she drew on to create the Hunt – from sources including classical mythology, folk ballads, legends from around the world, modern fantasy classics, Breton lays and Japanese anime – and combined them with the legends that have grown up around the Faire. Location: Sylvan of Spells
Sunday, May 3, 9-11am Jail & Bail: Clover and Dru iz Framed! Nuuuuuuuu!! Set dem free!! Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris are no strangers to the inside of a Faireland jail cell. But the evidence will show that these Tinies are innocent. Or at least cute enough to warrant acquittal. Fantasy Faire Radio will be there to report the news. And give it a beat you can dance to.
Sunday, May 3, 10-11am Shining Starlettes Dance Group Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 11am-1pm Jail & Bail: Dwarfins Dwarfins managed to evade the Long Paw of Law earlier this week, but they have been finally caught! The industrious dwarfins won’t manage to dig themselves out of this sentence on their own, come help bail them out! Location: Spires of Andolys
Sunday, May 3, 11am–1pm Roleplay: The Rickety Weasels ~ The Tears of Poppetsborough – Finale RP and Dance The final chapter of an adventure that has been playing out since the Faire opened! Come help the Rickety Weasels and the Poppets save their beloved story-book realm. Music compliments of DJ Madonna Daehlie. Location: Poppetsborough
Sunday, May 3, 12–1pm “Fantasme” by The Night Theater Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 12–2pm ColeMarie Soleil: Original Music Set & Particle Show ColeMarie Soleil does an encore of her stunning particle show accompanied by her original music. Come over to become hypnotized by the combination of the magical visuals and enchanting music! Location: Ichi-go Ichi-e
Sunday, May 3, 2-4pm Roleplay: Origins of Sanctuary: Lut’s Story (Sentencing (if needed) and a Meet and Greet The Sanctuary RP with the Child of Lut players will conclude the court case of Lut, ending with the final verdict. What is the outcome, and does the Sultan’s line have a future? Or will it disappear into the black hole of that which never really occurred! Immediately following, please stick around and meet our role players! Location: Spires of Andolys
Sunday, May 3, 3:30-4pm “RFL Butterfly Strong” Dance program by JenzZa Misfit Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
Sunday, May 3, 4-6pm Live Auction The Fantasy Faire Live Auction is one of the hottest tickets each year. One of a kind items from some of the Fairelands finest designers. Music provided by Trader Whiplash, the Voice of Relay himself. Location: Poseidon’s Abyss
In addition we have DJ Madonna Daehlie (11am-1pm), Trader Whiplash (6-8pm) and Nyza Stillwater (8-10pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.
THE FAIRELANDS HUNT: THE LOST LAND
This year’s Fairelands Hunt – the Lost Land – sends you on a search for the Ten Champions chosen by the Bard Queen to mentor, protect and instruct her daughter, the Princess Flora.
Each day the Faire is running, we will be introducing you to a different Champion. They all have stories to tell … and some of these may give you clues to help you find them!
Read The Book of the Champions to find out more!
THE LITERARY FESTIVAL
Story-telling, discussions, workshops, Meet the Author and more! Bring your own fantasy tale or poem to our Open Sessions! Look out for Pratchett Day:Tuesday 28th April.
As always we are going to have a silent auction that lasts throughout the Faire in the Fairelands Junction: you can browse the items that are up for bid in there and already place your bid. The winners will be declared on Saturday, May 2nd, at 5PM SLT.
The live auction at the end of the Faire will see the traditional bidding wars over various actual pieces of the Fairelands themselves; come join the fun!
JAIL & BAILS
Another long-standing Faire tradition is freeing various wrong-doers (or innocent victims) of the decisive martial power of the Fairelands Sheriffs led by the Commandant Xavian Starsider. The tinies and their dinkie officer additions arrest criminals (often found amongst our world builders and creators) and hold them imprisoned until the Faire Folk has gathered enough ransom in the RFL kiosks to bail them out. Join in the fun, bring some tomatoes to throw!
DANCE & PARTICLE SHOWS
There will be several wondrous dance and particle shows in Poseidon’s Abyss, our Arts & Entertainment sim.
This year, for the first time ever, we will be hosting a very special May Day Ball on Friday May 1st from 5pm – 7pm SLT.