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Fantasy Faire and The Panthea of Hope

Fantasy Faire is in full swing and hopefully, you have been able to venture to all the sims and soak in the magic we are graced with each year. This year brings 15 sims to the grid, with 11 of these sims housing more than 200 of our little world’s fantasy designers. Their creativity and talent shine with their vision and each has created exclusive items with proceeds to champion Relay for Life. There are a number of designers that have been participating annually since Fantasy Faire’s inception along with many new faces. As you stroll the sims be sure to peek inside the stores and let your imagination … as well as your linden… fly. Your patronage, no matter how small, will support the vision of a world free from cancer. For more information on the Fantasy Faire fashion and accessories in the image, please check out “Panthea of Hope” on my blog Threads & Tuneage

“Hope” is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land
And on the strangest sea,
Yet never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

By: Emily Dickinson

The Fantasy Faire 2017 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors: Abstract Soul, [ Aleutia ], AviewTV, Building Daydreams, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Dragon Magick Wares, DRD, Epic Toy Factory, Faida, Fallen Gods Inc., Kei Spot, Little, Big Designs, The Looking Glass, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, MacMoragh an Gabha, meadowWorks, Merchants of Dreams, The NeoVictoria Project, OtherSkin, Poliak’s Emporium, Rivendale, Roawenwood, Ruins of Xenark RP Community, Sanctuary RP Community, Satyr’s Moon, Silvan Moon Designs, Solarium, Spyralle, Steelwood, TIS Club Equipment and Animations, Titans, Velvet Whip and Vengeful Threads.

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Fantasy Cabaret at Sapphire Mirror Lake

LGC Fantasy Faire

There have been some amazing live performances at Fantasy Faire this year, and this weekend was no exception when the Lady Garden Cabaret took the stage on beautiful Sapphire Mirror Lake. The house was packed and the sim was quickly full ~ yes, these ladies are that good!  The incredible show was a mixture of fairy tale inspired ensembles with no imagination spared for the elaborately decorated sets.

If you missed the show, don’t fret. An encore presentation will begin promptly at 11am (SLT) on Sunday, May 1 on Sapphire Mirror Lake. If you didn’t catch the show, I can’t recommend it any higher. The ladies are also performing tomorrow, April 29th at 3pm (SLT) at the Lady Garden Cabaret on Pegasoi if you are unable to attend the Sunday show.


Head to Threads and Tuneage for the fashion scoop of the above image, Arabesque.

Duchess and Sorchiee Reporting from Malfience ~ Fantasy Faire 2016 ~

Hello and Good Day Fantasy Faire! Sorchiee here reporting from the gorgeous Malfience SIM with my oh-so-adorable bestie and seasoned Fantasy Faire Camera Woman, Duchess Flux! After yesterday’s debacle we just HAD to get this right. Alia may have foiled us yesterday, but have no fear The Elves are here! Today’s Faire scheduled was packed with fun activities and missions. We couldn’t just sit back and let Alia have all the fun. Nope. We wanted in on this fantasy goodness so we grabbed out gear and headed to the local hotspot for some one-on-one interviews with the men who know the ends and outs of the “Tale of Exiles” quest better than anyone else!Interview

“Good Morrow fine Sir!” Duchess greeted in her mellifluous voice. The Elven Guard just stood there staring straight ahead. “Sir?” Duchess asked tilting her head. “Sir!” She stamped her foot before him and folded her arms across her chest. I looked from the Guard to her puzzled.

“Maybe he’s under orders to keep silent?” I asked quizzically.

Maleficence FF“Yeah, but is he under orders to be a rock?!” Duchess huffed at the Guard. She smirked at me and said, “I’m gonna poke him.” I shook my head frantically.

“No! Don’t do that. We could get placed in jail or worse, we could be sacrificed to the Faire Gods!” I whimpered covering my eyes. Duchess shrugged non-chalantly and with all the flair in the world, she extended her index finger and shoved it straight into the Guards Arm! I closed my eyes tightly and held my breath just as Duchess yowled in pain!

Maleficence Sorchiee“My finger! That dumb Guard broke my finger!” She carried on yowling and crowing for a good minute while I peeked through my spread fingers. The Guard had not moved a single muscle and had continued to keep his silence…

“Wait a second…” I walked forward and touched the guard’s hand…He was icy cold. “Duchess! It’s a statue for crying out loud!” I smacked my forehead against my palm.Maleficence Fantasy Faire 2016

“Yeah! No duh, Dumbledore!” Duchess grumbled clutching her index finger and looking all-in-all displeased. I held back a giggle and looked the stone Guard up and down. Foiled again! I’m sure Alia figured we’d go straight to the Elven Guards to gather some serious intel. Suddenly we spotted a purple pixie skipping toward us with jazz hands. “Cole!” I called out smiling from ear to ear. “Boy am I glad we ran into you. What’s the deal with the stone Guards?” I asked.

“Stone Guards? I don’t see any stone Gurads.” Cole shrugged and skipped off with her jazz hands. I turned back to the guard but he wasn’t there! The other guard had vanished too!

Maleficence Dryad 2“What in the world is going on here?!” I cried. Duchess had retreated to the shade of a giant willow and planted (get it? Planted?! Ya know, because she’s a Dryad? Bahahahahahahahha) herself firmly beneath it. I glanced over toward her and sighed. “Yeah…This is gonna be a long day.” I mumbled. This is Sorchiee and Duchess reporting from Malfience. Stay classy, Fantasy Faire.

To learn about the outfits Duchess Flux and Sorcha Irelund are wearing check out the Fantasy Faire fashion blog post on Threads and Tuneage


Duchess and Sorchiee Reporting from The Golden Delta

Breaking News from The Golden Delta ~ Fantasy Faire 2016 ~

Hi there! This is Sorcha Irelund (Sorchiee to my friends) reporting LIVE from the 2016 Relay For Life Fantasy Faire in Second Life! I’m here with my best friend and Fantasy Faire Camera Woman, Duchess Flux and we’re hot on the trail of some breaking news! An anonymous tip came in about twenty minutes ago claiming that an illegal Barge race was taking place on The Golden Delta SIM. Duchess and I jumped into action and grabbed our gear, setting off to The Golden Delta. Okay, this is where things get a little chaotic.  The Golden Delta is a gorgeous desert dotted with bits of lush, green foliage; however…it’s also covered in sand and it’s boiling hot…and the Scorpions are the size of a horse. I’m not exaggerating. Okay, Maybe a little bit. Hey! Creative license…

The Golden Delta
The Golden Delta  ~ Sponsored by  Fallen Gods Inc. (Alia Baroque)

“To the Camels!” Duchess called over her shoulder as I lugged a big bag of heavy gear whilst the tiny, perfect elf skipped along before me. Did I mention it was boiling hot? Like. It was hot hot. Not just hot. No. Hot Hot. Needless to say, I was not pleased. It felt like it took forever to get to the Nile though in reality it took a five second teleport. Finally, we arrived on the scene. My swollen rump was aching and I could feel the freckles start to dot my skin as the sun beat down on both Duchess and myself.

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The Immortal City bathed in gold and turquoise where the river and sands of life draw the passing of time.

“Um…Where is everyone?” I asked looking out toward a very empty Nile. There was literally no one here. I dropped the gear and plopped myself down into the sand where with my luck, a Scorpion would find a quick bite. Duchess shrugged and frolicked toward the water’s edge. “I don’t see anyone!” she called over her shoulder. I buried my face in my hands and bit back a frustrated scream. “I thought there was a Parade happening at this time?” I called out to Duchess. “It’s lovely here!” Duchess giggled playfully. “Yeah, It is lovely” I mumbled as my brain raced from one thought to another, “Where did you say that tip came from?” Duchess looked over at me with horror flashing across her face. Our eyes met and we both screamed, “Alia!” I smacked my head and stood up in a huff. “This is his doing…I can smell it!” I said making my nose wiggle in distaste. “You fed him to the kraken last year and sent him to Hell the year before, and I bet you a thousand Linden he’s behind this false lead.” Duchess stood with her mouth agape as she let that set in. “Yeah… I bet you he’s at the Faire right now covering OUR story!”. I grabbed the gear bag and reached for Duchess. “Come on, Elf. Let’s get our story back!” I looked up and gave a half hearted smile toward Duchess just as a giant scarab landed on my face. This is Sorchiee and Duchess reporting from The Golden Delta, Stay Classy Fantasy Faire.

For details on what Duchess Flux & Sorcha Irelund are wearing head over to Threads and Tuneage for the fashion scoop.

Fantasy Faire 2015

We Did It!Duchess here, coming to you live from Fantasy Faire where we just hit the 30,000 USD mark!!! A record! I am so proud of everyone who participated in making this year such a success! There is still some time to get to the Faire and show some linden love, but sadly the Faire is officially closing tonight… so you have to get here sooner, rather than later, as no one is sure the exact time the sims will fade (a little bird said there could be a few more days!!) There are 13 beautiful sims to explore like this one here, Tangleshimmer Grove, which is sponsored by Roawenwood and created by Searait! The sim is magically enchanted and a wonderful place to meditate and think. It is a favorite of fae. It is perhaps the most peaceful feeling of the sims at the Faire and one of my favorites!

I know I say this every year, but a little less than two weeks is way too short for Fantasy Faire. With only eleven days to explore 13 sims, I wish I did not have a full time job. LOL. The last day of the Faire is such a sad time for me…. And tomorrow I will be waiting in anticipation for next year’s Faire….. Hopefully next year will be longer…. One can still hope…..

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you did to make Fantasy Faire such an overwhelming success. A piece of my heart lives here and tonight it couldn’t be more swollen with pride.



The Waterhorse of Vallacia

The Waterhorse of Vallacia

The hippocampus is my all-time favorite mythological creature, so much so that our collective sims are named after them. I about passed out when I saw meadowWork’s Waterhorses for Fantasy Faire! They are stunningly magical and perfect in just about every way imaginable. Garvie is my official FF 2015 hero! meadowWorks is on the water filled sim of Vallacia. The build reminds me of a small water village I used to visit in the summers while surfing off the coast of a small Peloponnese Island. The colorful sails on the boats are pure genius, this is a great build to explore. Ah Pura Vida baby! Splash on over and drop some linden love!

I am loving the way this outfit by AZUL moves. The fantastical elements stole my heart and I love watching the flexi butterflies swarm my avatar. Wings, Dress and butterflies are all included! The outfit looks awesome with White Widows new tattoos and this breezy style hair by Mina – that is to die for!!!

Go get your Relay on!!!

OUTFIT: Pepeke by AZUL ~ Exclusive Pre-Release for Fantasy Faire 2015 @ YoZakura {April 23 to May 3}
HAIR: Elvira by MINA ~ Available at upcoming FaMESHed {May 1 to May 27}
TATTOO: Whiplash by White Widow ~ Available at upcoming Event@1st {May 1 – May 25}
HORNS: Aaravali Headdress {Pure} by The Plastik ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
NECKLACE: Pikorua Necklace by Empyrean Forge ~ Exclusive for Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Aurora {April 23 to May 3}
WAND: Sparkly Wand of Butterflies by Talevin’s Designs Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
CIRCLET: Warden Tiara {Pink Gold} by Fujiwara’s World ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Poppetsborough {April 23 to May 3}
HEELS: Crystal Pumps {pink} by Eudora 3D ~ Available at Uber Miami Neon round {April 25 to May 23}

Enchanted Tree by Boudoir ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Wildehaven Marsh {April 23 to May 3}
Morgana Fountain and Morgana Ruined B by Atelier Visconti ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ YoZakura {April 23 to May 3}
Waterhorses {Alia’s Mirror & Hippocampus} by meadowWorks ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Vallacia {April 23 to May 3}
Beast’s Treasure {pink} by Cubic Cherry ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Spires of Andolys {April 23 to May 3}

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Welcome to the Odyssey

Welcome to the OdysseyAlia Baroque’s (of Fallen Gods Inc.) Odyssey build at Fantasy Faire 2015 is absolutely stunning. The region is packed with amazing designers and more beautiful nooks and crannies than one could ask for! Ancient temples dot the sim and float above crystal clear waters with emerald waves. His temple is for sale too! Ah, it is perfection!

The Plastik released an amazing fantasy skin called Valari and these killer horns that are adorned with a baby dragon, Chrysophylax. My hooves hit the sim running and I left my friends with a trail of dust as I galloped through Sylvan of Spells. Day 5 of Fantasy Faire and I still have not seen everything!!! Irina and I will begin our reporting this week….. so stay tuned as we are sure to get into some grand trouble!

HAIR: Longfall Hair {Pastels/Common} by Tableau Vivant
SKIN: Valari Skin Femme {Vaaenri/Maitreya} by The Plastik ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
HORNS: Chrysophylax Horn {Duo} by The Plastik ~ Available at Fantasy Faire 2015 @ Sylvan of Spells {April 23 to May 3}
NECKLACE: Dangara Necklace {Rare} by aisling
COLLAR: Dangara Collar {Rare} by aisling
TOP: Dangara Bra {snow} by aisling
CENTAUR: KOT Centaur ~ Available at KOT Stables
RINGS: Irina Ring Set by ieQED ~ Available at Shiny Shabby {April 20 to May 15}
TAIL: Delightful tail {Palomino} by Abaddon Art
BELT: Bayram Belt {black/silver/Rare} by The Forge
POSE: by me {nfs}

Pearl Grand Temple by Alia Baroque ~ Available at Fantasy Faire
Fountain Lotus {washwood} by anc ~ Available at Fantasy Faire @ Odyssey

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