Vix Nirvana, the creator and owner of Storybook shares with us her reasons to become a Faire-sponsor, her love for fantasy and the story of how a unicorn became an artist.
This is your first year sponsoring Fantasy Faire. What made you decide to become a sponsor?
Firstly, it is the cause behind Fantasy Faire. I am passionate about raising funds for ACS after they helped with a situation in my life and being able to work with an event that helps with that is something I want to be a big part of. Secondly, fantasy is life to me. I love everything that goes into this event. The imagination that goes into creating such a vivid set of worlds just amazes and inspires me.
How did you begin building in Second Life? What inspires you to create?
I have always wanted a career in the arts. When being a rock star was dashed from my dreams I only had being a Unicorn and an Artist left. 3D art and the gaming industry is more my speed (mainly because I am already a Unicorn.) There is a bigger freedom to explore with the SL platform and express myself as a freelance styled artist.
What are you bringing to the Faire this year? Give us some sneak peeks or teasers!
Something wicked this way comes? … we shall see! The darkness is hiding what Storybook brings!
What calls you to fantasy? When was the first time you encountered the genre and realized you enjoyed it?
Sleeping Beauty. The Disney movie that introduced me to dragons. I was a wee Vix and just started doodling dragons that reminded me of Maleficent. I think the explosion of fantastic movies from the 80’s was really what embedded such a craving for the fantasy genre. The majesty of it all and the grandeur with all of the magic.
Do you have a favourite Faire memory? What are you looking forward to most this year?
Every year I am just excited to see what people come up with and to see the builds. That’s where the memories come in. All of the amazing landscapes that the group of sim creators put together is amazing.
Thank you for taking the time to chat with us, Vix! Thank you for joining us in bringing the Fairelands back!