Sunday, by long-standing Faire-tradition, holds all the big events.
We had an encore of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing by the Fairelands Players, and since the word had spread in a week, Opal Flight filled to 99 people and we had to do some quick saves to make sure everything was functional. A swift restart and enabling people to watch from Mudrana and Fallen Sands proved to be a good solution.
If you became an instant fan you might take note that “Hey Nonny Nonny“, the incredibly pawtastic song sung by the Tinies, is available for purchase in The Hill, Kakushi Pasu and Opal Flight. Surely this mp3 will be the best ringtone of the year!
After the play we had the last particle performance by Sky Fire, followed by the main event of the day: Live Auction!
This is the occasion we all are waiting for, the wrap-up of the year, the moment when we all sit down and are presented with the gems of the Fairelands, the crowning pieces of the realms that hosted us this year.
This year the total raised through the Live Auction was a staggering 1,016,277 lindens. This includes the Faireland sponsors throwing in a match of 50,000 lindens and half of the sponsorships for The Faireland Players. The other half is kept to create these actor avatars that can be used in our plays. The total relayed by Faire this year broke easily into 8 million with that, and the Faire isn’t even over yet!
The highest bid of the Auction was Jaimy Hancroft getting her hands on this year’s Coolbus: It’s a Sweet Ride! The coolbuses are always sold off at the Live Auction, it’s the only way to get one for yourself. The bus rides are an extremely vitally important serious Faire-tradition since 2013 and if you haven’t been on one, you’re missing out!
At the end of the Live Auction we also declared the winners of this year’s Faire Royalty: King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire. The Faire Folk voted and chose to honor Severus Snape, Princess Leia Organa and Rhiow the Wizard Cat. Congratulations to the reigning monarchs!
After the Live Auction it was time for April Showers Ball, our traditional Masked Ball with DJ Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel, our official Media Partner. This year the Ball was so popular that Opal Flight filled up immediately. We set up overflow parties on the deck of The FaireChylde in Kakushi Pasu and at the party field in The Hill, and partied in three locations at once! Good thing we don’t run out of fantastic places to dance in!
Although Sunday was originally scheduled to be our last day, the Faire Folk donated for an extra official day during the Linden Jail and Bail! In fact, we have heard from a very reliable source that the Fairelands will stay open through May 4th! We welcome all of you to continue exploring and enjoying the Fairelands for as long as they stay connected to our realm. The Fairelands Quest continues to be playable for that duration as well.
Today, Monday 1st, we have our very last scheduled events.
Silent Auction ends 3 PM SLT in Opal Flight. Make sure your bid is the highest before that time!
Fantasy Faire 2017 Closing Party will last for six hours! Join us 1 – 7 PM SLT in Opal Flight! DJ Elrik Merlin, DJ David Abbot and DJ Zander Greene will make the Faire Folk dance and party in true Faire style! The Closing Party will also celebrate the One Team Spirit of the Relay For Life of Second Life and feature smaller RFL teams that have put their own Relay aside for this time, joining their efforts with ours to create a wonderful Faire.
Come join us for one more party to celebrate the Spirit of the Fairelands!
Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 8,181,043 ($ 31,466) by the end of the eleventh day of the Faire. Keep up the fantastic work, Faire Folk!
The Fantasy Faire 2017 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Abstract Soul, [ Aleutia ], AviewTV, Building Daydreams, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Dragon Magick Wares, DRD, Epic Toy Factory, Faida, Fallen Gods Inc., Kei Spot, Little, Big Designs, The Looking Glass, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, MacMoragh an Gabha, meadowWorks, Merchants of Dreams, The NeoVictoria Project, OtherSkin, Poliak’s Emporium, Rivendale, Roawenwood, Ruins of Xenark RP Community, Sanctuary RP Community, Satyr’s Moon, Silvan Moon Designs, Solarium, Spyralle, Steelwood, TIS Club Equipment and Animations, Titans, Velvet Whip and Vengeful Threads.