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Anthem to the worldmakers: Transcript

Anthem to the Worldmakers: A Special Broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio

[Transcript of a special broadcast from Fantasy Faire Radio, May 12, 2020.  You can hear the broadcast here.]

Fairelands don’t just happen. They are born of the talent, time and dedication of many people. The 18 Regions of this year’s Faire were built by some of the most brilliant, visionary artists in the virtual world or any other. Some of those have been part of the Faire for 12 years now. Some joined us in 2020 for the first time. Each played a vital role in making the 2020 Faire an experience that none of us will ever forget.

While Fantasy Faire Radio began this year with a tribute sets to the Regions, today we honor not the Fairelands that were created, but rather the creators of those Regions themselves. They are the reason why our One Vision found a home in Many Realms. They make us Stronger by giving us a place to be Together.

Fantasy Faire Radio is proud to present this special broadcast, “Anthem to Worldmakers.”

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Anthem to the Worldmakers: A Special Broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio

On Tuesday at 1pm SLT, Fantasy Faire Radio is proud to present a special broadcast entitled “Anthem to Worldmakers.”

The 18 Regions of this year’s Faire were built by some of the most brilliant, visionary artists in the virtual world or any other. Fairelands don’t just happen. They are born of the talent, time and dedication of many people. Some of those have been part of the Faire for 12 years now. Some joined us in 2020 for the first time. Each played a vital role in making the 2020 Faire an experience that none of us will ever forget.

While Fantasy Faire Radio began this year with a tribute sets to the Regions, this broadcast will honor not the Fairelands that were created, but rather the creators of those Regions themselves. They are the reason why our One Vision found a home in Many Realms. They make us Stronger by giving us a place to be Together.

Tune in for “Anthem to the Worldmakers.” Tuesday, May 12th at 1pm.

Fantasy Faire Radio: Grand Opening Set Playlist

The Songs featured in the Grand Opening Set were:

Hugh Jackman and Cast – The Greatest Show – The Greatest Showman Original Soundtrack
Jose Feliciano and Cast – El Tango De Roxanne – Moulin Rouge Original Soundtrack
Blackmores Night – All the Fun of the Fayre – Autumn Sky
Damh the Bard – Hal an Tow – Tales From The Crow Man
Omnia – SatyrSex – Alive
Omnia – Wytch’s Brew – World of Omnia
Jonathan Coulton – The Princess Who Saved Herself – Many Hands
Your Favorite Martian – Zombie Love Song – Single
Erik Stephan – Retro Gaming – Multi-Verse
Bear McCreary – Godzilla – Godzilla Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Richard Souther – Vision O Euchari In Leta Via – Vision
Emiliana Torrini – White Rabbit – Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Carla Azar & Alison Mossheart – Tomorrow Never Knows – Sucker Punch Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Hidden Citizens – Ride of the Valkyries – Revivals
James Newton Howard – Welcome to the Moors – Maleficent Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
AURORA – Runaway – Running with the Wolves EP
Ekova – Starlight In Daden – Heavens Dust
Xavier Rudd – Follow The Sun – Spirit Bird
Haggard – Herr Mannelig – Eppur Si Muove
Blackmore’s Night – Under a Violet Moon – To the Moon and Back
Knut Avenstroup Haugen – The Dreaming Ere the World Crumbles – Age of Conan Original Soundtrack
Gene Wilder – Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka Original Soundtrack
Sowula – Mabon – SOL
Angelo Branduardi – La canzone di Momo – Branduardi Studio Collection
Lana Del Rey – Once Upon a Dream – Maleficent Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sting – Jellyfish Lake – The Living Sea
Mourning Ritual – Bad Moon Rising – Single
Captain Bogg and Salty – Emphatical Piratical – Single
Bryan Ferry – Song To The Siren – Olympia
David Arkenstone – Lions Pride – World of Warcraft Taverns of Azeroth
Peter Hollens – Game of Thrones – Single featuring Lindsey Stirling
Brandon K Verrett – Loved By the Sun – Legend Original Soundtrack
Galactic Caravan – Sirens of Atlantis – Desert Roses
Wardruna – Solringen – Runaljod Yggdrasil
Beltaine – Si Do Mhaimeo – Beltaine
John Lunn – The Last Kingdom – The Last Kingdom Original Soundtrack
Faun – Tanz mit mir – Von den Elben
Loreena McKennitt – Marco Polo – Nights From The Alhambra
Bill Whelan – Riverdance – Riverdance 25th Anniversary
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel – For Good – Wicked Original Broadway Cast Recording

Many Realms – One Vision. Fantasy Faire 2020: Building A World Without Cancer

As difficult as it is now to imagine, once upon a time there were no Fairelands.

There was no mysterious, mercurial island called Junction, no Bardic Order nor Queen to lead it. Worldmakers did not walk among us. Dragons did not carry ships aloft while people danced on the deck below. Once upon a time, there were not even tiny critters keeping the peace, brandishing the badge of the Fairelands Watch.

Inconceivable as it may seem today, once upon a time we were not Fairelanders.

Over the last twelve years, all that changed. How? How did we – all of us including you – bring about such a monumental change that we can now scarcely believe it was ever otherwise?

The simple answer is that we just decided to.

Continue reading Many Realms – One Vision. Fantasy Faire 2020: Building A World Without Cancer

Fantasy Faire Radio’s Talk Like a pirate Day party: Playlist

Arrrrr ye lookin’ fer the list of songs featured today at our Talk Like a Pirate Party? Look ye no further! Here there be tunes!

TRACK TITLEARTISTALBUM
Fish in the SeaMichiel SchreyAssassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Game Soundtrack – Sea Shanty Edition
Drunken SailorCarl PetersonPirate Songs, Sea Songs & Shanties
Pieces of 8ightCaptain Bogg & SaltyPegleg Tango
Pirates MedleyPeter Hollens & Gardiner SistersPirates Medley – Single
Spanish LadiesThe Longest JohnsBetween Wind and Water
Dance With DragonsBrunuhVilleAura
All For Me GrogLinda MorrisonAssassin’s Creed IV Black Flag Game Soundtrack – Sea Shanty Edition
Pour, O Pour the Pirate SherryThe Pirates of PenzanceThe Pirates of Penzance
I Am the Very Model of a ModernThe Pirates of PenzanceThe Pirates of Penzance
Weird BeardMad CaddiesRock the Plank
The Queen of ArgyllSilly WizardThe Best of Silly Wizard
The Irish Rover (feat. The Dubliners)The PoguesThe Very Best of The Pogues
Seven Deadly SinsFlogging MollyWithin a Mile of Home
KeelhauledAlestormBlack Sails At Midnight
Norwegian PirateTwo Steps From HellArchangel
Destination TortugaAntti MartikainenSet Sail for the Golden Age
He’s a PirateKlaus BadeltPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Original Soundtrack)
Florin DanceMark KnopflerThe Princess Bride (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
SaltarelloDead Can DanceA Passage In Time
Two Hornpipes (Tortuga)Hans ZimmerPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)
Two GypsiesSolaceShawaza
The Fairy RingDavid ArkenstoneSpirit of Ireland
Fee Ra HuriOmniaMusick and Poëtree
Lords of IronAntti MartikainenNorthern Steel
A Pirate’s Life (Soundtrack Version)The Jud Conlon ChorusPeter Pan (Original Soundtrack)
Pirate Girls NineThey Might Be GiantsHere Come the 123s
PiratesDavid ByrneGrown Backwards
PirateIni KamozeDebut
Wolves of the SeaAlestormBlack Sails At Midnight
Space PiratesAlice Cooper (with John Entwistle)The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper
Stand and DeliverAdam & The AntsStand & Deliver – The Very Best of Adam & The Ants
Airship PirateAbney ParkLost Horizons
End CreditsHans ZimmerPirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

The Fairelands One Team Initiative 2019

One Team Initiative Logo

[A message from Oldesoul Eldemar, ONE TEAM Initiative Lead for Fantasy Faire 2019]

Dr. Gordy Klatt, the founder of Relay For Life said it best. “One person can make a difference.”

Fairelanders know this is true.  We also know that as we join together each year, we become part of something much bigger than any one of us alone can be.  Whether we are Relaying in the physical world or a virtual world, whether by a donation or a kind word, we are all working together. This is the true meaning of ONE TEAM.  It’s about each of us choosing to make a difference and the great good which can then be achieved. It’s about our fellowship with one another and the greater good our unity then makes manifest.

We support one another and by doing so ONE TEAM becomes more than label, more than an abstract idea. It becomes measurable. It becomes real.

This year, six RFL Teams joined with Fantasy Faire to be part of our One Team Initiative:  Team Bonanza Country RFL, Fly For Life, Game of Thrones Reborn RFL, Roos With a Dream, Soul Sisters N FaMiLy, and We are Dragons. They were joined by our returning Anchor Teams, Team ACTS, Team Cure Chasers and Team Shadow. The Fairelands want to thank these nine teams for all the wonderful, immersive experiences they helped us to create.  Together, we all learned more about the ACS’s Global Initiatives and we worked together to support and expand that vital work. We rolled up our sleeves, fixed our eyes on a mighty goal and helped to finish what the Fairelands set out to do last year. Together, we helped Build Hope a Home in Kenya.

For the eleven days of the Faire, our nine ONE TEAM Initiative Partners held events and raised money for Fantasy Faire.  On the twelfth day, the Faire gave back. L$257,700 was raised for those nine teams. For ten hours, five DJs kept the party going strong. They represented the full array of leadership that also embodies the ONE TEAM Spirit. From Fantasy Faire, Elizabeth Tinsley, David Abbot and Zander Greene each offered sets in tribute to our ONE TEAM Partners. Representing the ACS Mission Leadership in Second Life, Nuala Maracas then joined them to do the same. And finally, the RFL of SL Leadership was represented by Gem Sunkiller to finish off this remarkable day of celebration, generosity and unity.

Fantasy Faire and our nine ONE TEAM Partners raised a staggering sum in 2019. But no matter which team the totals were applied to, in the end all of it goes to help our friends and at the American Cancer Society in their mission to help more of our friends in Kenya. We are a global community reaching out to a global community to help solve a global challenge. That is why the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Hostel will be a reality.

Fantasy Faire is only possible because 750 people work together to ensure that the ONE TEAM spirit is more than just an idea. It’s a plan, one that depends on each and every one of us. We are Teams, Organizers, Builders, Sponsors, Creators, Artists, DJs, Performers, Photographers, Bloggers, Website Gurus, Tabletop Gamers, Lit Fest Presenters, Role-Players, Quest Developers, Jail and Bail Participants, the Pawlice, Fantasy Faire Radio, Survivors and Caregivers.  As ONE TEAM, we unite to help The American Cancer Society in its global mission: to save lives, celebrate lives, and to lead the fight for a world without cancer.

We’re all proud of our respective teams, but ultimately, we know that we are actually part of ONE TEAM called Relay For Life. We’re on Gordy’s team because he showed us what we can do when we stand shoulder to shoulder. He showed us what we can achieve when we believe in one another. One person can indeed make a difference. A world of such people united can change the world for the better.

We may arrive from different directions, but we depart together for the same destination on the global “cool bus” that is Relay For Life. And we are All Aboard! For A Cure!

Thank you!

Oldesoul

Tiny J&B - Pawlice - picture by Sonya Marmurek