If you have the time, we’ve prepared a questionnaire about the Literary Festival. It’s divided into parts, and shouldn’t take too long to fill in! And it would help us greatly in our planning for next year.
The Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire ran right through the 2019 event … and beyond!
We had poetry prompts and open mics sessions, guest readers (including our Guest of Honour, Elizabeth Bear), a dramatic performance in Overtroll, and, of course, the LitFest Tours (also known as The Company of Faire Folk Rides Out). We even had a Book Table which helped you purchase the books of authors who had appeared here!
Throughout the Faire, every night (bar one), a small band of explorers set out to visit all of the Fairelands, one by one. Some people came every night … some came to explore regions that particularly delighted or intrigued them.
Sometimes the Company spent all their time exploring. Sometimes they paused to tell stories. And sometimes they concluded by dancing to music chosen by Nyza Stillwater and (for two tours) Astoria Luminos.
Eventually, the Fairelands will fade back into the mists. But the Company enjoyed their explorations so much that they came up with a plan.
This year, for the first time, the Fabulous Jewell Theatre will be coming to Fantasy Faire with an exciting new production – Scheherazade’s Daughters – and they are making the second of their two appearances today!
Scheherazade’s Daughters is a modern take on an old classic. Cursed to tell endless tales endlessly in Cyberspace, Scheherazade’s Daughters spin their stories until they break the rules and tell their own forbidden story.
The play will be staged in Overtroll on Trollhaugen – a special theatre built high above the clouds.
Today’s performance will be at 2pm.
There are stories within stories …
And that is very true of the Quest where every year the story of the Quest tells another story, an allegory where the fight against the Unweaver and his minions becomes a fight against cancer, and the many forms of the disease.
We say that the words that are the worst to hear are “You have cancer”. But they’re really not. Worse than that is when the physician says, “Your child has cancer.”
The votes are in and counted and after a stiff competition, we can announce the results for King, Queen and Chancellors of Fantasy Faire.
Yes, note that plural! For the first time ever we had a dead heat for Chancellor!
So … without more ado, please welcome the new rulers of the Faire!
Competition is hotting up in the voting for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire on The Celestial Plain!
We checked the kiosk this morning, and this is how the voting stands: