It’s time. It’s time to turn our weary eyes from the darkness toward the approaching spring. Toward the approaching Fairelands, the promise of hope and delight.
This year Fantasy Faire will run from Thursday April 22 through Sunday May 9. Following the familiar Faire tradition, the busy event schedule will wrap already on Sunday May 2, leaving the rest of the Faire days free for more relaxed exploration.
The application for sponsors and stores is already open, so whether you’re interested in bringing your creations to the Faire or sponsoring the return of the Fairelands in various shapes or forms, check out and fill the form. Further questions on stores, sponsoring opportunities, donations, and anything that has to do with money should be sent to Elizabeth Tinsley (often online as FantasyFaire Resident). Sponsor & Store Application for Fantasy Faire 2021
In addition also the performer signup has begun! Dancers, actors, particle performers and various other artists can sign up to perform at Fantasy Faire. We’re looking for fantasy themed shows (~1h in length) that are family friendly and don’t use any copyrighted material without permission to do so. Performer applications accepted until February 21. Further questions and inquiries should be sent to Aelva Resident. Performer Signup for Fantasy Faire 2021
Blogger applications will open on March 22.
While waiting for the Faire make sure you’ve joined our inworld group Fantasy Faire Fans and/or new Discord channel!
To join the inworld group, copy-paste this in your SL viewer: secondlife:///app/group/7eb1b08b-1b3e-fdfa-1ad6-252c779e1b8b/about
This year we have a nineteenth Faireland, present only during the Relay Weekend on the track. Come wander the slumbering forests, almost ready for their annual rest within the Mists, come meet other Fairelanders, finalize your Faire shopping, and enjoy the touch of peace the Fairelands always bring — before you’ll head out for another lap on the track.
Silvasomnia (RFL CURE) was designed by Saiyge Lotus. It is sponsored by Jeanette’s Joint with additional support from Secrets of Gaia, the Ravenheart Museum, Eagle’s Photo Studio, Teegle, the Lost Unicorn Gallery, the Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Trinity Clothing and Little, Big Designs. The official Fantasy Faire gachas along with numerous other RFL vendors from our sponsors are available for the weekend.
The above is a magnificent picture by Tamzin Xigalia. It has everything a good Faire-picture should have: Faireland environment, Fairelanders of many shape and size, a Faire legend (in this case the Fairechylde, our dragonborne party ship) and of course bunnies! …fine, fine. I’m biased. Bunnies optional!
The problem with highlights is that you have to choose. Especially if you have limited time and defined themes and subjects you want to follow. Even if everyone would be deserving of a mention and a spot in the fae starlight, it isn’t always possible. Blogger highlights for Fantasy Faire are absolutely a case like that. I wanted to present them as themes, as ways and methods to blog the Faire, show examples of the said blogging, and I think for most parts that went well. It of course doesn’t change the fact that many a brilliant post was left unmentioned if the theme it fits had already been highlighted, or if there simply wasn’t time enough to include everyone within the short and busy weeks of the Faire.
The Fairelands Association of Scribbling Secretarial Critters was cleaning the events-information-pile — carefully organizing the papers into yeydone and onoes — and found a rainbow-coloured piece of paper! After carefully testing that it wasn’t a nom, it was turned into a paper plane and promptly flown straight into the outgoing pile, then forgotten for it was the third lunch hour and the waffles had just arrived!
Walton F. Wainwright (Faust Steamer), the co-owner of [ContraptioN], is also the world builder of the Faireland of Auxentios’ Pass. He shares what it was like to build a Faireland for the first time, what it is that he loves most about the Faire, and also reveals the lore and history of Auxentios’ Pass.