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Designing Worlds pays a final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019 – now on the web!

Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Waiting for the Fairelands to disappear into the mists, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we paid our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

DW401 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part III from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

We talked to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Twilight Spring, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visited Genesia and talked to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Beneath the waves in Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And finally, we explored the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

Designing Worlds pays a final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019

Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 17th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

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Designing Worlds returns to Fantasy Faire (and how to watch the first episode)

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont
The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont

In this, the 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay the second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

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Designing Worlds presents the first of three Fantasy Faire shows

Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Fairelands Junction, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this first episode of the new season of Designing Worlds, we’re paying the first of three special visits to Fantasy Faire (held in April and May this year).

Sanguinely Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Sanguinely Gardens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The show goes live on Monday 3rd June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams. Continue reading Designing Worlds presents the first of three Fantasy Faire shows

Problems with submitting your story or poem?

Hello!

We’ve heard that some people have had problems submitting their stories or poems about the regions of Fantasy Faire (as part of the LitFest Writing Challenge).

If YOU have a story or poem to submit and would like to do this by Sunday 9th June, you can send it directly to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com (copy and paste this address into your email program!).

If you have any further problems, please contact Saffia Widdershins inworld!

How was it for you? Tell us what you thought about the Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire

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.

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The Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire 2019

The Literary Festival hosts an event in the Trollmouth - picture by Gwen Enchanted
The Literary Festival hosts an event in the Trollmouth – picture by Gwen Enchanted

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!

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