Here we are in a brand new year, and the distant rumblings of the re-emergence of the Fairelands can be heard distinctly in the not-so-distant future. So the FFR staff is taking a break from the off-season programming you have been enjoying since June, as we turn our sights towards preparations for this year’s Fantasy Faire.
In the meantime, we have some information to share on adjustments we have made this month that we believe will help carry you forward till Faire time:
Our 2018 radio drama broadcast of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and the 2019 Tales from the Fairelands are now available on Mixcloud – FantasyFaireRadioSL.
Beginning Monday, January 13th the broadcast rotation of Tales from the Fairelands will comprise selected episodes from 2016 – 2019: four Faires full of adventures. We hope that these inspired poems and stories will remind you of cherished moments from those years, and whet your appetite for what awaits you in late April.
Continue reading Fantasy Faire Radio Moves into 2020
If you were benighted, bothered, and/or befuddled by the grid failures that disrupted this Fantasy Faire Radio/Seanchai Library co-production when it aired back in October, here’s a great opportunity for you! We know that there are those who missed it that wanted to hear it, and more specifically who wanted to be there in Second Life to experience it live. This Sunday, December 29th, you can have your wish!
Seanchai Library is hosting an encore performance of Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at The Dickens Project on Sunday, December 29th at 2pm Pacific Time. You are invited to join us and cheer for Gabriel John Utterson as he pursues the mysteries plaguing his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, and be prepared to snarl back at Edward Hyde in equal measure. Or tune in to Fantasy Faire Radio.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde on Fantasy Faire Radio
Live from The Dickens Project Opera House
Sunday, December 29th from 2-3:30pm slt
Continue reading Fantasy Faire Radio’s “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde” is back!
In this Season of Hope, we will shut out nothing from our firesides and everyone will be welcome.
~ the character of Charles Dickens from the film “The Man Who Invented Christmas”
“Dickens? Fantasy?,” you say. “Bah, Humbug!,” we say. A Christmas Carol has much that is fantastical: supernatural phenomena, time travel, magical flight, ghosts! Dickens could have hardly made it more of a fantasy if he’d dressed the Ghost of Christmas Past in an Alia Baroque custom skin, and a Faida gown.
Sunday, December 15th from 2-4pm slt Fantasy Faire Radio will embrace the energy of the holidays, and share it with Rock from Dickens Square. DJ Elrik Merlin will play classic rock from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean at The Dickens Project SL. Continue reading Fantasy Faire Radio Rocks The Dickens Project – Sunday, December 15th
Welcome to December! Before you know it, it will be time for another Fantasy Faire. It won’t be too long before Fantasy Faire Radio (FFR) will be switching its focus to preparing for those weeks in late Spring that unite us in a common purpose.
There are still a couple of months, and FFR still has a few off-season tricks up its collective sleeves. This month we’ll be visiting The Dickens Project in SL, a winter holiday tradition produced by FFR sponsor, Seanchai Library.
“Dickens? Fantasy?,” you say. “Bah, Humbug!,” we say. A Christmas Carol has much that is fantastical: supernatural phenomena, time travel, magical flight, ghosts! Dickens could have hardly made it more of a fantasy if he’d thrown in a pack of caroling lycans decked out in garlands of mistletoe.
“I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book to raise the Ghost of an Idea which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their house pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.”
~ from the Preface to A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
FFR has two events from The Dickens Project this month: Continue reading This Month on Fantasy Faire Radio: December 2019
Thank you for tuning in and spreading the word about Fantasy Faire Radio. In spite of the slings and arrows of outrageous grid instabilities, we are very proud of the rebroadcasts of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, and the live broadcast of Robert Louis Stevenson’s “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.” Special thanks goes to CeeJay Writer and Seanchai Library for hosting listening parties for the October 19th and 20th events.
There are no special events scheduled for November (which tends to fly by at light speed anyhow). Plans are in the works for both December and possibly January. Stay tuned (and see below)! Continue reading This Month on Fantasy Faire Radio: November 2019
Broadcast Live from Pixeltrix in Second Life ®
Sunday, October 27, 2019
The novella, by Robert Louis Stevenson, was adapted for radio and live performance in seven voices by Caledonia Skytower and David Abbot.
CORWYN ALLEN: Gabriel John Utterson
Utterson is a lawyer and close loyal friend of Jekyll and Lanyon for many years, as far back as University. He is a measured and at all times emotionless, bachelor – who nonetheless seems believable, trustworthy, tolerant of the faults of others, and indeed genuinely likable. He does not partake in gossip or other views of the upper class out of respect for his fellow man.
ELRIK MERLIN: Narration / Inspector Newcomen / & Richard Enfield.
Enfield is Utterson’s cousin and is a well known “man about town.” He first sees Hyde at about three in the morning in an episode that is well documented as Hyde is running over a little girl. He is the person who mentions to Utterson the actual personality of Jekyll’s friend, Hyde. He says that Hyde is disgusting looking but finds himself stumped when asked to describe the man. Newcomen is a police inspector.
DA5ID ABBOT & KAYDEN OCONNELL: Dr Henry Jekyll & Mr Edward Hyde:
Jekyll is a “large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty with something of a slyish cast”. He has spent a great part of his life trying to repress evil urges that were not fitting for a man of his stature. He creates a serum, or potion, in an attempt to separate this hidden evil from his personality. In doing so, Jekyll transformed into the smaller, younger, cruel, remorseless, evil Hyde. Jekyll has many friends and an amiable personality, but as Hyde, he becomes mysterious and violent. Jekyll remains the natural composite of his good and ill natures. Hyde is entirely evil. Continue reading ABOUT: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
It was just a year ago that Fantasy Faire Radio and Seanchai Library (proud sponsors of FFR) engaged in a joint venture in radio drama to spice up the station’s off-Faire season for listeners and Faire fans. That resulted in a radio drama adaptation of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” which was re-broadcast this past weekend. Well, Fantasy Faire Radio is not done with October just yet.
On Sunday, October 27th at 2pm slt/Pacific, FFR and the Library team up again to present Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, in a new adaptation for radio and live performance in seven voices. The 90-minute presentation will take place live at Pixeltrix – home of the creators of the “Octoberville” and “Wicked Winter” interactive experiences. Pixeltrix is a community that enthusiastically celebrates the holidays, and especially the spirit of Halloween.
Continue reading THIS SUNDAY:“The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” comes to Fantasy Faire Radio