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Catching the moments – ColeMarie Soliel’s vision of Fantasy Faire

In this lovely machinima, ColeMarie Soliel has brilliantly captured a selection of the moments that made up Fantasy Faire, giving us all chance to remember the places and the people and the events that made up this year’s Fantasy Faire.



LitFest Tours Part 4: Tales from Egregore

Over the next few days, we will be publishing stories and poems that were written in response to the different Fairelands and shared with us as a result. But we would still like to add your tales to our collection. So if you wrote a Tale of one of the Fairelands, and would like to add it to our collection, send it to before May 31st and we will add it to the relevant pages on the website. And we’ll be selecting some of the Tales for broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio too!

Egregore, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Egregore, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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“Hey Nonny Nonny” – now it can be told!

The “Hey Nonny Nonny” song is now on YouTube for you all to enjoy. There’s a link to the Fantasy Faire site from the video.

Over the next few weeks, I am hoping to edit the footage we have of Much Ado into a series of videos for our new YouTube Channel – so keep checking!

What people may not know is that the song wasn’t originally part of the planned performance. That it exists at all is all thanks to the amazingly talented Zander Greene.

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The Creation of a Fairelander

Fayrechild over Kakushi Pasu - photograph by Wildstar Beaumont
Fayrechild over Kakushi Pasu – photograph by Wildstar Beaumont

You set up your business and you’re working on your own… and your friends support you, but you’re working so hard and feel alone. You might try to get into one of the monthly events, but the best ones are tough to get into, and the small ones are often just pop-up shopping malls.

But then you apply for Fantasy Faire. You come here with your new store, and there are people to welcome you and talk you through it. And you are given your store building to decorate in advance, and you think … this looks nice.

Then you come in and realise that your store is just a part of this fantastic land with all sorts of wonderful things around you. And that YOUR land is just a part of a whole incredible series of lands, all filled with people planning the most amazing things. And you’re in a group that’s filled with friendly people, and jokes and plans and ohhhhh the an…ti…ci…PATION!

So you begin to make friends there, and the names you see in chat start to bump into you inworld, and everyone is friendly and excited and tells you about the buses and the parties and the legends and the stories. And suddenly you are a part of a community like no other.

Maybe you have a bunch of kiddies fighting to save the world on your doorstep, or maybe they are elven warriors, or the nicest set of demons you could hope to meet. And you see stories about your land appear on a fantastic blog, which is packed with information and stories and pictures. Maybe you go to see an author you love reading, or The Most Amazing Dance Show. Perhaps you take time to do the Quest – and get your own gift back together with a positive cascade of others!  You listen to the radio which talks about the people you’ve met, and the injokes that you share. Of course, you go to the parties and the jail and bails and you find that they’re everything people said they were.

And you realise that you are a Fairelander, and will be from now on.

Giants, tinies, Jaegers, elves, unicorns and other fae folk - even some humans! - at Clover & Dru's Bail and Jail - photograph by Avariel Falcon
Giants, tinies, Jaegers, elves, unicorns and other fae folk – even some humans! – at Clover & Dru’s Bail and Jail – photograph by Avariel Falcon

Support the Fairelands Players!

Last year, the Fairelands Players did a simple live reading of shortened version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This year we have produced a much more ambitious production –  Much Ado About Nothing – which we hope you have all enjoyed.

You’ll be able to hear the radio productions of these plays on Fantasy Faire Radio on special occasions over the coming year.

We would like to go on to develop more plays and performances for your pleasure, and to do this, we are asking YOU to become sponsors of the Fairelands Players.

To do this, we are asking you to sponsor an actor.

Our plan is to create alts who will perform as actors in the productions. We will use the sponsorship to buy everything needed to equip an avatar to perform – skin, clothes, bodies, hair etc etc.

And, because we are the Fairelands Players, 50% of the sponsorship will be sent straightaway to Relay for Life.

If you sponsor an actor, your name (or that of your business) will appear on the actor’s profile (As in “I am a member of the Fairelands Players and my founder sponsor is xxxx”) along with a link to your blog, business or whatever you would like.

We will be starting to sell these avatars after today’s performance of Much Ado About Nothing.  If a group of people would like to get together to sponsor a Fairelands Player, they are very welcome to do so and all names will appear on all publicity.

The sponsorship per actor with be 15,000 Lindens and we are planning to establish three initially after the performance and at the Live Auction. If bid offers go higher than this, we will establish more sponsorships until we have a fully-functioning cast.


Much Ado About Nothing: A Faireland Players Production – today at 10am in Opal Flight

Today there will be a second staging of the magical (and we do mean that!) interpretation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing on Opal Flight.

The soldiers, led by the noble Don Pedro (Corwyn Allen) are returning from victory in war and looking forward to a little rest and relaxation. With accommodation generously provided by Leonato (Elrik Merlin), it’s not surprising that some of the army begin to think about love… and young Claudio (Mavromichali Szondi) is much taken with Leonato’s daughter Hero (Christy Grantham/Catalina Staheli).

But one who resists all talk of love is Benedick (Zander Greene). He is completely impervious to falling in love, scorns the whole thing – and Leonato’s niece Beatrice (AvaJean Westland) is in total agreement with him. It’s the one thing that they do agree about – they quarrel about everything else!

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Election Special! The state of the polls – Sunday am

And here at the Fairelands, in breaking news, there have been changes at the top of the leaderboards in two of the races – although in the third, the candidate has increased her lead.

In the race for King, Willie Wonka has once more overtaken Severus Snape and by a comfortable margin too! Is Snape destined always to be the runner-up?

And we once more have Leia Organa at the top of the leaderboard. She’s overtaken her main rival, Margo Hanson, and has buit up a very convincing lead! Will their fortunes be reversed today?

Finally, Rhiow has once more placed an authoritative paw on her position as leader in the election for Chancellor. The race has closed between her two closest rivals – Hedwig the owl and The White Rabbit (only five votes between them!) but they are both some way behind the wizardly cat!

Who will win? We will find out later today at the end of the Live Auction. But remember – only YOU and your Lindens (I mean votes!) can decide.

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