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Second Life denizen and mildly notorious maker-up of stuff. Adventurer, writer, sailor, builder, sometime scoundrel, occasional actor and general gadabout. Tardis test pilot and formulator of random bewms. Tendency to overdress. Frequent punster. Fond of short sentences. Hates writing bios.

A Word from the Management

by Elizabeth Tinsley, Da5id Abbot and Zander Greene

For She is Sovereign, and Her Word is Law

Cancer treatment sucks.

We’re pretty sure it does, anyway: we’ve seen friends and family go through it and the phrase “Laugh a minute” really doesn’t spring to mind anywhere along the way. It’s just one reason why being a Caregiver is hard, because you have to watch as someone you love goes through that. For the survivor actually going through it? We can only imagine. So many of us in the Faire community – and within the Relay – have our own tales of seeing or experiencing that journey, and there’s no doubt in our minds that if we can’t quite yet prevent it all of us want to make the next person’s journey a little easier.

That’s just the treatment, though. Now imagine that you’ve got to travel to get to that treatment, because the nearest centre is a hundred miles away, or two, or three…

That’s where Hope Lodge comes in.

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ACS: Not JUST American!

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Fantasy Faire raises money for Relay For Life, and Relay For Life supports and raises funds for the American Cancer Society. This much we all know, but there’s an assumption on some people’s parts, crossing all nationalities, that the money ACS raises stays entirely within the United States. While it’s not an unreasonable conclusion to draw from the name, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

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