Monday dawned slowly on the Fairelands, as the Faire Folk slept in late from all the busy weekend-partying.
Opal Flight was mostly free for art explorers for only The Monarchs had a scheduled dance performance.
The roleplayers’ stories proceeded at steady pace: have you noticed that you can read detailed updates on our website, both daily and in their own pages?
In the Literary Festival there were Region Tours to Egregore and Fallen Sands, as well as Fantasy Writing Prompts, Sounds of Poems and Seanchai Library.
Seanan McGuire, the author of October Daye novels, visited the Literary Festival for an interview! Faire Folk voted October Daye as the Queen of Fantasy Faire last year, so naturally plenty of them showed up, excited to meet the world-builder of the Sidhe in San Francisco.
Seanan talked of her works, her growth as an author and the many challenges of writing. She also answered questions from the audience, and was taught how to move camera in Second Life, just in time to see dinkies, and Pawlice, who later delighted her with the traditional Faireland Greeting of Riverdancing.
Seanan will return to the Faire on Friday when she will do a reading of her own work at 1 – 3 PM!
We also had an impressive line-up of DJs at The FaireChylde, resulting in something special!
“Fairelanders had already been raising mad money all day long, when from a distant shore came a call for Heroes… The Relay For Life of Second Life was only $500 US Dollars away from a 2017 total of $100,000 USD. RFL of SL Chair Nuala Maracas called out for heroes to rally to her aid. The Fairelands responded to that call. In less than an hour, and helped by a generous Match offered by the Faireland Sponsors, the challenge was met, the goal reached, and the Unweaver took one in the teeth!” – Zander Greene
Well done, Faire Folk! That’s the spirit of the Fairelands.
It’s not all Hugo-nominated fantasy authors and Relay record-breaking, you know. Faire also has a dark underside, a tangible threat hanging in the air, promising that any given moment the tranquil peace might be broken. With a fish in the face!
Don’t let appearances deceive you, they are ruthless! Armed with fish (they can’t throw cakes, they’d eat them), these hooligans have been known to assault Faire Folk from left and right (and mostly from below).
Afterwards, it is said, they dance the Triumphant Dance of Their People.
Be aware of your surroundings, Faire Folk, and remember: the Cuter It Is, the Bigger a Pie It Carries!
With that warning, let’s move onto today’s Totally Harmless entertainments!
In Opal Flight we’ll have three dance performances: The Night Theater 1 – 2 PM, Misfit Dance & Performance Art 5 – 6 PM and The Monarchs 7 – 8 PM.
In The Literary Festival we’ll have Fantasy Writing Prompts 10 – 11 AM, Nirvana Open Mic 1 – 2 PM, Morgen Rich talking about the transition from roleplay to author 2 – 3 PM and Seanchai Library 7 – 8 PM. The Literary Festival takes place in Kakushi Pasu.
The LitFest Region Tours will travel to Fallen Sands 12 PM – 1 PM and San Mora 5 – 6 PM and 8 – 9 PM. The tours gather in Kakushi Pasu first before venturing forth.
The roleplay in the Fairelands takes place in four different Fairelands: 12 – 2 PM: Steelwood at The Hill, 2 – 4 PM The Lilypods at Mudrana (with DJ Madonna today), 4 – 6 PM Sanctuary at Raven’s Perch and 6 – 8 PM The NeoVictoria Project at Anansi. There’ll also be a Roleplay Class at Fallen Sands 11 AM – 12 PM.
DJ Madonna will start a party in Mudrana at 1 PM, and then continues playing music for the roleplay of The Lilypods in the same location 2 – 4 PM. Later on DJ Holocluck Henly will claim the deck of the party ship The FaireChylde 7 – 9 PM. Come dance with us, Faire Folk!
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 3,896,411 ($ 14,986) by the end of the fifth day of the Faire. Keep up the fantastic work, Faire Folk!
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