It’s Relay Weekend, and time to head to the track to run laps, light luminaries, and enjoy the creativity and company of your fellow relayers.
Fantasy Faire’s campsite was this year created by Ketsui Naidoo, one of the world builders of Isles of Tarrin, and it features the beautiful new FaireChylde, so you can have an impromptu dance party break from doing the laps.
There’s also the full collection of the Days of the Faire banners for sale. This year there were more Fairelands than there were days, so only the first part of the banners were released during the Faire. Now the full collection (including the first part in case you missed them at the Faire) is available at Fantasy Faire’s campsite.
There are many small teams that I coordinate for Fantasy Faire, but all of them have to do with either the website, or with spreading the word about the Faire outside the Faire itself. They all have to do with recording memories for the future, for making sure the beauty and the details of each Faire are preserved.
The Live Auction had left the waves of Paer Thura in a mess. There was flopsid buses, stray Nuu lunches, amok chikins loose and Junction knows what else. The Critter Cleaning Crew was certainly kept busy!
Extra leftover noms were safely gathered in quickly filling tummies, Paer Thura centaurs curled down for a nap after all the excitement, and one industrious smol critter tower of one critter on top of the other was wheelbarrowing cushions back to the flopsi pile when one stray leaflet fell to the ground, having been securely hidden under the pillow of Her High Faireness herself.
Another critter found it and decided Paer Thura was certainly clean enough by now, and devoted herself into the higher arts of plane making. It took at least five critter towers to get the paper plane high enough to throw (causing all the towers to collapse-splash into the water), but eventually it flew allover the Fairelands, spreading vitally important message about dinkie litterboxes and glowsticks.
And the critters? They changed into a dinkini (just one for a whole pack of critters) and went to a party!
The final weekend of this year’s Faire is now over, and that means that both Silent and Live Auction are now wrapped as well.
Silent Auction ended on Saturday after a tense quick-clicking combat and brought over 500,000 lindens into the RFL kiosk.
Sunday was spent in the marathon of excitement that is known as the Live Auction. Build sets to make yourself a Faireland, already-familiar-and-loved landmarks from the Fairelands and highlights of the Faire were auctioned off in heated bidding wars and the RFL kiosk barely held itself up with the 2,347,688 linden dollars that were poured into it by the end of the evening.
Somewhere during the auction the threshold to 20 million lindens was broken, and not much later, 21 million lindens. Guess that 21 for 21 was not just about the amount of regions! We are currently at 21,578,147 linden dollars relayed to Relay For Life and American Cancer Society. That is 86,312 US dollars.
There are no words grand enough for that statement. We need to come up with new ones. So, that’s Faire work! Thank you, Fairelanders.
Beq Janus and Elizabeth Jarvinen (polysail) are the world builders of the Faireland of Ostara. Beq talks about all the Fairelands she’s built, how the inspiration and building process of Ostara worked between her and Elizabeth, and the secrets to be found within this mysterious region.