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Press Release 2023

* * Fantasy Faire 2023, April 20 – May 7* *
A Benefit for the American Cancer Society

Many Realms – One Vision.
Fantasy Faire 2023: Building a World Without Cancer

Celebrating its fifteenth year, Fantasy Faire 2023 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 20 to Sunday May 7, treat yourself to shopping, dance and theater performances, DJ parties, auctions, questing, our Literary Festival, fantasy art, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

This year our enchanted goblet overfloweth with events and activities galore. We can no longer contain the Faire programming schedule to a mere ten days, so we announce, with much excitement, that formal programming will be extended for the entire run of the Faire! The magic of fifteen years and hundreds of thousands of Fairelanders have accumulated to bring us 18 full days, and nights, of fabulous Faire fun. Experience all the Fairelands have to offer over three glorious weeks!

As always, you’ll find fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets and exclusive items available from over 350 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across 22 stunning regions designed by the visionary artists behind many of the most adored spots on the Second Life destination guide.

In addition to the sixteen shopping regions there will also be Faireland realms that take us beyond commerce and give us places to celebrate together as a community.  Party with fairies, demons and tinies at the Fairechylde. Adventure with the Bard Queen as you complete the Fairelands Quest. Explore the Fairelands on the Litfest Tours. Immerse yourself in a world of stories with the Litfest, Roleplay and Performance events. Remember loved ones with the Memorial Garden and embrace new dreams with the Worldling Cradle.

Fantasy Faire 2023 will be open to the public April 20 – May 7. The SLurl to the event will be found on the website on our opening day. We welcome you to come and join the story.

Fantasy Faire 2023 is made possible by the generous support of our Region and Event Sponsors, all of whom you can learn more about on the Faire’s website. For more information please contact one of the Faire coordinators:
https://fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com/organizers/

Are you or a loved one battling cancer? Find out how many ways the American Cancer Society is there to help. Visit cancer.org or call (US) 800-227-2345.

Email: FantasyFaireRFL@gmail.com
Website: http://fantasyfaireSL.wordpress.com/
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/fantasyfairesl/
Plurk: http://www.plurk.com/FantasyFaireSL
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FantasyFaireSL
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/fantasyfairesl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FantasyFaireSL
Discord: https://discord.gg/cxN5NEzBe5
RFL in SL: www.relayforlife.org/secondlife

American Cancer Society SLurl:
http://slurl.com/secondlife/American%20Cancer%20Society/127/103/21

Promotional Images

The text and the images are free to use in blog posts about Fantasy Faire 2023. Please maintain the aspect ratio of the images when using them.

Please note that these images are not free to upload to Flickr or Second Life. If you are looking for an exclusive tag, poster, media items or other in-world materials, those will be sent in Fantasy Faire Backstage. If you want to announce the coming of the Faire in Flickr, please do not upload the poster as-is, rather take a picture of yourself in-world with the Faire Emblem or the in-world poster in the background. More about how to use the press materials.

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Blogger Applications Open!

We have reached the one month milestone! In just one month the portals to the Fairelands will open for the fifteenth time.

I know there are plenty of long-time Chroniclers ready to go and weave their stories in pictures and words and even film, and I know there are also many bloggers new to the Faire looking at the application. Be fairely warned: here be dragons. ‘n unicorns. ‘n dinkie cats and petite fairies and walking mushrooms and giants and mermaids and tinies and even those strange beings called hoomans.

Fantasy Faire is not just a shopping event. It is an event of events, of dancing, roleplay, exploration, questing, stories big and small, immersion into something better, something built together as a community. Blogging it calls for your immersion too. Read all of the application carefully, pay attention to the fine print where you promise to bribe pawlice with waffles daily, and decide if you’re ready to move to the Fairelands for 18 days and become a Fairelander.

Blogger Application 2023

Merchant & Sponsor Applications Open!

The Fairelands are approaching our realm and the first news of their shapes of the year have reached us. In addition to the various event regions there will be seventeen Fairelands dedicated to shopping, and this means it is time to send out the call to merchants!

If you are interested in bringing your creations and crafts to the Faire and having a store space there or even sponsoring the Faire this year, click your quill this way: https://bit.ly/FF2023MerchantApplication

Speaking of applications, the performer one is still going on and closing at the end of February. The blogger applications open on March 20th and will be posted here on the website.

PS: If you enjoy company while counting down the days, feel free to join our inworld group or Discord. Or both! Fantasy Faire Fans in Discord: https://discord.gg/cxN5NEzBe5 — inworld group copy-paste for SL viewers: secondlife:///app/group/7eb1b08b-1b3e-fdfa-1ad6-252c779e1b8b/about

Let the preparations begin, we have a Faire to build!

Fairetime Announcement

Somewhere amidst the snow and frost appeared the first voice of spring: small announcement, just a frame for time, a promise. The Fairelands will return. The portals will open on Thursday, April 20th and stay open through Sunday, May 7th.

It is time for the Fairelanders to mark their calendars, begin their countdown clockworks and let the busy work of countless paws, hooves, hands and fins begin. It is time to build the fifteenth Fantasy Faire!

Sponsor & merchant applications will open some time mid-February, and blogger applications will open on March 20th, always exactly one month before the Faire opens.

If you enjoy company while counting down the days, feel free to join our inworld group or Discord. Or both! Fantasy Faire Fans in Discord: https://discord.gg/cxN5NEzBe5 — inworld group copy-paste for SL viewers: secondlife:///app/group/7eb1b08b-1b3e-fdfa-1ad6-252c779e1b8b/about

It is a new year, fellow Fairelanders. A new year following many challenging ones. Take heart, collect courage from each other, and journey together toward the spring, and the arrival of the new Fairelands!

Fantasy Faire at RFL Weekend

It’s time for the Relay Weekend and Fantasy Faire has its own campsite on the track. If you wish to hang out with other Fairelanders, dance to your own drums on the deck of the FaireChylde, or just pause for a peaceful moment before the next lap, feel free to enjoy the site.

The Days of the Faire banner collection is now complete, and all the banners are available at the campsite. This includes the ones released during the Faire, and the new never-seen-before ones. If you want to grab these mementos from the Fairelands of 2022, this is your chance!

Visit Fantasy Faire at RFL Weekend