All posts by Caitlin Tobias

An SL explorer, blogger, Einzelgänger, wannabee fashionista, Dutch, traveller, terrible builder, shopper, usually friendly - just very private.

Four minutes….

As the Faire will close soon, later today – or perhaps they will stay materialised a bit longer as has happened before! – this will be my last blog-post for this years amazing experience.

I’ve enjoyed exploring, taking pictures, the parties, the Quest, the literary Festival, meeting people, shopping and trying to make videos of all the wonderful things I have seen.

Fantasy Faire 2016 - In the deep waters of OtherWorld

Admitting I have not blogged as much as I had planned, but then…real life happened and if anything….I can tell you it was a blessing and a joy to log in to the Fantasy Faire after a day of sitting in a hospital waiting room. Yes, this years Faire was more than ever a reminder to me why Relay for Life is so damn important. It hit closer to home than I wished it would.

My thanks go to all of you visiting, shopping (and thus donating), the creators and sim designers, the lovely people in the group chats, the photographers, the party-people, the artists….well, all of you!

I will miss the Fairelands, till they will appear again in 2017….till then, I have made this video, The Fantasy Faire 2016 in 4 minutes, as a memory and to look back at. I hope you enjoy it too.

See you all next year, be safe, be good you!




“Knowing someone isn’t coming back
doesn’t mean you ever stop waiting”
― Toby Barlow

A few years ago I ran into the above quote and it is true. I, for one, never stop waiting. Even while knowing better.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, it is – for me – something that keeps memories alive. Happy memories. And good thoughts.
Fantasy Faire 2016 - Fairelands Junction - I

Anyway, speaking of memories! My first stop at the Fairelands is always the Fairelands Junction, specifically The Wall of Remembrance, by Saiyge Lotus. Every year I find it a place of peace, pondering, memories and yes, perhaps…waiting.

The Junction is not only the place where all the portals are to enter the Fairelands, but also a place to come back to.

The Wall will not only be my first stop but will also be the last I visit before the Fairelands will dematerialise again, this coming Sunday.

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Waiting - A blogpost
For now I will keep enjoying it, just like the other lands and keeping the good memories. And smile.




The Sounds of Poems in OtherWorld

OtherWorld, the bright and mysterious land created and sponsored by Elicio Ember – Cerridwen’s Cauldron, is the home of the Literary Festival of the Fantasy Faire.

Last night I attended the “Sounds of Poems”, a wonderful way to explore the place – zooming with my camera – while listening to several writers who read their, or other peoples, poems. I has something calming and relaxing, and I recommend you give it a try if you haven’t already!

Since this Literary Festival is mainly readings done in voice, I made a short video – with sound! – as to give you a short impression.

OtherWorld is, as said, mysterious and bright and a true Fantasy, so of course I took some pictures as well.

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Sounds of Poems in OtherWorld - A blogpost     Fantasy Faire 2016 - Sounds of Poems in OtherWorld - A blogpost

Sapphire Mirror Lake, beneath the surface

Sometimes it is good to be a bit clumsy! This afternoon I was admiring the wonderful artwork and Gallery in Sapphire Mirror Lake, the arts and entertainment sim, when I tripped over a rock (and lost a new shoe!) and fell in the water.

Fantasy Faire 2016 Sapphire Mirror Lake - II - Blogpost!

As I was trying to attach my shoe back, I ended up on the bottom of the lake. It is a good thing my mesh hair and new outfit are waterproof and once I got my shoe back on I realised I was lucky to have fallen ……Under the surface of this epic lake is a whole other world.  And another gallery with artworks!

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Underwater gallery @Sapphire Mirror Lake

Of course, normal – not clumsy – visitors will use the official entrance, but hey hoo…I thought I was pretty lucky to discover all the underwater-goodness and better: my camera still worked and I was able to make a video of it!

Have you been there yet? No, you say?! Oh come on…here is a Slurl!


By now the Fairelands are open and it is wonderful to sit somewhere and watch the visitors stroll by in awe and admiration of the gorgeous buildings and lands.
Fantasy Faire 2016 - Breeze - I

As by magic…the pictures I took and posted last week in my first blog for 2016 have now completely rezzed and they are visible to the human eye! Isn’t that mysterious?
I cannot explain it, it just happened and so I can show the same images again – in this post –  but this time you do not need to guess anymore or wonder why they seemed so pixelated – believe me, it all has to do with the pure magic of the Faire…!

Fantasy Faire 2016 - Sapphire Mirror Lake - III

If you haven’t been able to visit the Fairelands yet, but are curious, I have a short video for you, to make you want to login and come over!

Happy Faire everyone and see you on the Fairelands!