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Calling All Chroniclers: Blogger Applications Open!

The Fairelands are taking form and approaching our mortal realms with increasing speed, day by day coming closer. It’s time to send out the Call for Chroniclers, to summon the Heralds of the Fairelands! In more mundane language: to open the blogger applications.

Blogging the Faire can take many forms, just as the Fairelands do. Perhaps you love visiting events and writing about them, perhaps you want to focus on the review copies and fantastic Faire wares and display those for other shoppers to see, perhaps creating characters and taking pictures on our beloved fantasy continent is more to your style, maybe you want to write about your brave struggles with the immersive Fairelands Quest, maybe you want to share your reasons to Relay while visiting the Memorial, or perhaps you want to participate in the various roleplays going on in the Fairelands and report that.

All I ask, all that the Fairelands ask is that you act as their Herald, as their Chronicler. Spread the word far and wide, enjoy the Faire Life and choose your style of blogging as it best befits you. Come join us in this tenth Fantasy Faire, come celebrate the whole decade of imagination.

Let the Fairelands inspire you to join the legacy!
Onward to the Info and Application!


The Fairelands of the Tenth Edition

How many memories have been made in the Fairelands? How many friends have been found, dances shared, quests completed, amazing moments encountered? In a full decade? Countless.

Fantasy Faire has been a part of the annual cycle of our beloved shared grid for ten years. It has heralded the spring, brought with it fleeting wonders and breathtaking views, inspired imagination and hope for a decade.

This year we bring you the 10th Edition of Fairelands, ready to be explored, shared and enjoyed! There will be ten shopping sims, and five additional ones to feature the various events, quest and Literary Festival. For details about the Fairelands forming the continent this year, please read forward.

Come and join the legacy!

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The First Steps to the Fairelands

Fairelands Junction 2017 – picture by Alisaundra Andel

The forests of the Fairelands Junction remember the shapes they took last year. They remember the roots they’ve grown for a decade. A decade in mortal realms, eons in the Mists. They stir in the approaching light, in the first rays escaping through the portal that connects their realms to ours.

Fantasy Faire celebrates its tenth year this year! A decade of imagination, inspiration and hope, a decade of Fairelands returning in new shapes every spring, a decade of a community that keeps growing with the beloved fantasy continent: changing, shifting, and still staying the same in its core. Still carrying the message of the Fairelands forward.

The first steps toward this year’s Faire have of course been taken months ago, but now we are at the step you’re all interested in: merchant applications are open!

Magical Spell Link to Merchant Applications:

The same form can be used for various sponsor applications — even if you have no store. The sim sponsorships are all taken and the Fairelands are spoken for, reserved for this year’s dance, so to speak. Hunt sponsorships are still open and welcoming more people to support our returning immersive quest.

If you are interested in sponsoring and supporting RFL, but the prices seem too much, there is also Matching Funds sponsorship possibilities. These are simply the funds used to match RFL donations during various events, and get your name mentioned and checked during the event where the money is used. There’s no application for these, instead contact Elizabeth Tinsley straight in-world.

A word of warning to the current Fairelanders in * * Fantasy Faire Backstage * *: there will be a spring cleaning soon. Her High Faireness will empty the group completely, after which we will invite and re-invite people in as they are accepted. No panic!

Also an announcement to the heralds and word-weavers: blogger applications will open on March 19th and will of course be announced here.

Fantasy Faire will be held April 19th – 29th, 2018.

Come and join the most magical of communities on the grid, come and become a Fairelander!

Family Day Out! – picture by Alisaundra Andel

Relay Weekend 2017

Fantasy Faire Campsite – picture by Alisaundra Andel.

It’s Relay Weekend! Fantasy Faire has its own campsite at the track, you can find it at RFL Hero. Come lounge under the trees of the Junction one more time, rest in the hobbit hole of The Hill, have a refreshing shower provided by the elephants from Fallen Sands: come breathe in the air of the Fairelands for a few more days.

The track leads you to the Relay Weekend events, whether you wish to participate in the ceremonies, take part in the themed lap runs, enjoy DJ and live music, snail races, or just explore all the campsites.

The complete schedule, slurls and more information can be found on Relay For Life of Second Life’s website:

Fantasy Faire Campsite – picture by Wildstar Beaumont.

The Enchantment of Entertainment

For three years now Fantasy Faire has included a Faireland dedicated to Arts and Entertainment. This is the place where the dance and particle performances take place, where art galleries are situated, where we host those parties too big to fit on the deck of our beloved party ship, The FaireChylde.

It all begun in 2014 when Haveit Neox set his marvelous art installation around the Palace of Tears, which was our hunt Faireland of the year. At the same time we gathered our first art gallery and placed the paintings on the walls of the Palace. The combination was so brilliant and pleased Her High Faireness so much that for 2015 Haveit Neox was invited to shape a whole world for this purpose.

After that we have seen Poseidon’s Abyss, Sapphire Mirror Lake and now this year, Opal Flight, grow to be a part of the Fairelands, always fitting in perfectly in the chain of worlds, offering an amazing exploration experience and providing wonderfully inspiring setting for the performances.

Each of these worlds created by Haveit Neox — and in growing amounts also Lilia Artis, who was mainly responsible for this year’s world and its story — changes in time, keeps growing through the Faire, ending in an amazing visual finale by the conclusion of the Faire. We could not hope for a better setting for the magic woven on stage.

This year we had 13 groups of performers and a busy entertainment schedule throughout the Faire. Some of them had only one show, some kept going almost daily throughout the Faire, but all of them added to the magic of the Fairelands. The amount of hours put into choreography, settings and practice is mindblowing, and it also showed. If you missed any of their shows, I hope you’ll go and find them in-world and catch one of their shows outside the Faire!

We want to thank the performers for adding their own enchantments to the magic of the Fairelands, thank them for being one with the Faire-Spirit and working together for a common goal. We want to thank Aelva for coordinating the performers, producing both her own show and the Faireland Players Much Ado About Nothing, bringing in new groups and working around the clock to make sure the Faire Folk would have only the best of shows. And we want to thank Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis for having embraced the Fairelands and shaping their own stories to life within them.

Dance & Particle Show Groups at Fantasy Faire 2017

The Story of Opal Flight by Lilia Artis 

The Night Theater – Faun’s Fable – picture by Wildstar Beaumont.

The Fairelands Watch

Fairelands Watch in Messina – The Long Paw of Law is really long! – picture by Wildstar Beaumont

A Secret Document: “Induction into Fairelands Watch”
Totally perfectly legally acquired and published, no gremlins, squirrels or other creatures with sticky-paws were involved.

Dinkies and Tinies !! ATTENSHUN!!!

We changed our group to Fairelands Watch to be in sync with Shakespeare. We will be a part of da plays. Da Watch is in many of his plays. This year is Much Ado About Nothing. Our song is Nonny Nonny and is for sale – make sure everybuddy buys one!!! WOOT !!!

We are da Sheriffs and Constables of the Faireland Watch. My title is High Sheriff. Other titles are Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff, and Constable. Now, between us (dis is sekrit) – the titles mean little other than to fit in the plays we will be participating in. We are not Faireland Security – we are in an entertainment role as are the role playing groups… We are here to add atmosphere. In the years I have been involved, I have seen very few problems and I give credit to the presence of the Sheriffs.

Our primary role is to help with the Jail and Bails. We will use this group to inform you of times and locations. You need to be here early – to get in. When we haz a jail and bail, we get to be the “bad guys”. Everyone will be coming to try to bail out the prisoner and sneer at us. We get to raise all sorts of trubble and shout and harass the prisoner, and laugh – use those gestures! The bail amount isn’t determined by us. Our job is to hit that number.

Other than that – while you are cruising about the Faire being friendly and kind, warrant book close at hand. Please help by giving directions, helping poor lost souls. You may “Fine” people 5 lindens for looking awesome, for walking on the grass, – just be creative, Have fun, let them know the pawlice are here to pertekt them. You can direct them to a kiosk. Main thing !!! WE are here to add to the enjoyment of the Faire, if people are laughing, and having fun wif yer menacing adoreyableness – that is GREAT! GOAL ACCOMPLISHED !!

Yew are all hereby inducted into The FAIRELANDS WATCH!! BE safe out there friends!!


Fanks soo much to this year’s sheriffs, jailbirds, Djs, and every other muckety muck

Linn Darkwatch
Ktahdn Vesuvino
Blaize Batra
Gem Sunskiller
Jennylynn Capalini
Aminata Potez
Abnor Mole
KC. Snagglettoof
Tea Gupte
Akay Utu
Druscilla Ferraris
Clover Dezno
Caleb Kit
Ursual Floresby
Vecchio Barbosa
Zander Greene


High Sheriff OldeSoul Eldemar

Jail and Bail of Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris – picture by Wildstar Beaumont

From the Desk of OldeSoul

Fantasy Faire 2017

“Sitting alone with many friends who have lost their fight in the ACS “Catt Gable” Memorial Garden, I had a chance to reflect on the many things that give me reason to relay and why it is important to me. Our team is very special and a very global team in relay. We are all very close. One event that draws all of us together is Fantasy Faire. The magic of the Fairelands affects each and every one of us. Some come as DJs, performers, others as merchants, sponsors, builders, sheriffs, Jailbirds, bloggers, shoppers and photographers. Speaking for all of us, Fantasy Faire brings together our rules: smile, have fun and do pawsum things. Our motto is “Whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.” The Magic of the Fairelands brings that together for all of us, no matter how we present ourselves in this wonderful world of Second Life.

One lovely addition to the Fairelands this year completed by Shiran Sabra and Secret Rage is the Survivors and Caregiver’s information build on Kakushi Pasu. It is a lovely spot to sit and reflect, get information, or chat with others. There are support groups year round in SL to “allow people to share their experiences, fears, anger, helpful information and more importantly the knowledge they are in a “safe place” among people who are going through or went through similar experiences. They are not alone, the group understands…they all have their own journey. That support may help each member manage their own emotions and pull from the courage of others.”

Also on Kakushi Pasu is another important part of that sim related to Relay For Life. The Mission Info Area created by Ms. Kitty Gumbo is very special. We have used the mission statement for the American Cancer Society in all of our thank yous for any and all contributions. “Fantasy Faire thanks you so much for your generous donation to Relay For Life. The American Cancer Society’s mission is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.” I believe in this mission and have used the ACS website for information on many occasions:

On a more personal level, my father had laryngeal cancer. He was treated with radiation and the cancer was gone. However, the remnants of the treatment caused a hardening and thickening of the carotid arteries. He was on blood thinners which left him very bruised. One day, I got that call, he had fallen. I left as quickly as possible – to be with my mother and brothers. He passed within 42 hours. He was a survivor but my mother was alone for the first time in over 62 years.

Several things interfered as they do with every family and their struggles. I live three hours away from my hometown. Every week for 7 years, I made a trip to do all the grocery shopping, laundry, dr. visits, and during hospital stays and her eventual diagnosis of cancer, I would stay full time for weeks sometimes months. She had a rare form of blood cancer that was taken care of with 8 chemo trips. Cassie and I stayed in touch through Second Life. At night, we were able to dance, build, and relay together. My mother recently passed in November of 2016 as a survivor at age 90.

I honestly do not know what we would have done without Second Life, and Relay For Life gave it even more purpose. I am not a builder – (my boxes are great) I am not a scripter. But as a retired teacher, I am an events coordinator. I found a place where I fit in, in Second Life. My mother got involved in relay also. She thought I was a silly bobcat and would laugh. Fantasy Faire and all the special folks and friends involved mean so much to Cassie and me. Thank you all for being there when we needed you most.”

– OldeSoul Eldemar,
High Sheriff of The Fairelands Watch,
Captain of Team ACTS