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Have you voted yet for the King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire?

There’s still time to nominate your choices for King and Queen of Fantasy Faire – and their Chancellor too!

When it comes to Fantasy, we all have our favorite characters. Some may be good – Gandalf or Harry Potter, Belle or Menolly.  Or maybe we love the dark side – Maleficent or Steerpike. Or maybe we enjoy the conflicted – Jaime Lannister or Mrs Coulter.

Whoever is your favorite, you have a chance to nominate them and perhaps see them crowned as King and Queen of Fantasy Faire at the fabulous Fantasy Faire Ball on May 1st 5pm – 7pm SLT.

So who will it be? Corwin or Aragorn? Arya Stark or Granny Weatherwax? Tyrion or Frodo? The White Witch or Agatha Heterodyne?

Nominate your favorites today!

But what about your favorite non-human (or human type) characters? Don’t they get a chance too?

Of course they do! There’s an election for Chancellor – and this is for your favorite character who has no elements of human appearance. This means that Ariel (mermaid) and Mr Tumnus (faun) could be King and Queen, but Archimedes (the owl, not the scientist) would be nominated for Chancellor.

So will your Chancellor be Teremaire or Ratty (or Mole, Toad or Badger)? Will it be Reepicheep or Pegasus?

NB Characters should be chosen from works of fantasy – which can be written or graphical texts or films, TV or radio shows. We want to be broadly inclusive of genres – thus fairytales, high fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire sagas (and others) will all be classified as fantasy.

Process:
Stage 1 – running until the Faire opens on April 23rd
– you can nominate your favourite characters. We will take your nominations and select the top five in each category.

Stage 2 – once the Faire opens – there will be voting kiosks at the Faire for the most popular characters.  Between April 23rd and May 1st, you will be able to vote for who you think should be King, Queen and Chancellor.

Stage 3 – The May Day Ball – this will be where the identities of the King, Queen and Chancellor that YOU have chosen will be revealed – and who knows? They may even appear!

So complete the form today to nominate YOUR choices for King, Queen and Chancellor.

Last Chance to Book a Slot At Fantasy Faire’s Literary Festival!

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In an enchanted grove at this year’s Fantasy Faire, there will be a special place for literary events. Here we shall stage readings, workshops, story-telling sessions and discussion groups, all around the theme of Fantasy.

We already have an exciting program of literary events that will run throughout the Faire – and thank you to everyone who has applied! There are a few more time slots available, but we will be closing applications on Wednesday 15th April at 11.59pm – just before midnight.

So, if you would like to be a part of this Literary Fantasy Festival that will accompany the Faire but haven’t yet applied, please complete our simple form before midnight on Wednesday 15th April, and we will be in touch, as if by magic.

The Fairelands Hunt: The Lost Land

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Stories are a vital part of the Faire, and we are always looking for ways to share stories with the Fairelanders. One of our favorites is through the Hunt, which offers rich rewards (generously donated by our fantastic merchants) for those who take the path of the Hunt to its conclusion.

This year, we have a rich story to tell, of a lost land, a forgotten Princess and her ten missing Champions.  A Queen will share her most precious possession with you, the Hunter, in one last desperate bid to recover her lost child. But is everything as it seems, or are there layers of mystery, magic and compelling characters for the Hunter to discover?

Once the Faire opens, you will be able to purchase a HUD that will enable you to take part in this adventure for yourselves.

And in the meantime … here is a taster of what is to come:

Share your excitement about Fantasy Faire!

Social media is for sharing – and we’re so happy that more and more people are liking and following Fantasy Faire on our different platforms – following the blog, our Facebook page, Flickr, Pinterest, Plurk and our Twitter streams for the main Faire and for the Bard Queen.

We’re aiming for 500 Likes on our Facebook page before the Faire opens – and thanks to all of you, we have gained over 100 new Likes in the last ten days! Can we raise that even more? Yes, we can – and you can help build this by sharing your wonderful enthusiasm with your Facebook friends!

Our Twitter streams are very new – you could say we’re just kicking aside the eggshells and fluffing out out feathers.  So make sure you follow us @FantasyFaireSL and @BardQueenofSL … and join the conversations!