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Official daily recaps during the Faire.

Daily Recap: LAST

Also known as Daily Recap: Nothing Happened, or Daily Recap: Staff Meeting About Pawlice Unmentionables Colours for Next Year, or even Daily Recap: Extra Day, May 8th, but let’s not be dull.

Fantasy Faire stayed open to public one extra day and the Fairelanders got to see what happens ATA, After The Auction. Giraffes run amok, skies turn pink and groovy, water slides appear out of Elizabeth’s pockets like magic, and neon is the new canon Faire palette. I mean, that is what some people might have hallucinated about due to sleep deprivation (or mushroom influence), but in reality, nothing happened! Nothing happened for ten whole hours!

Today after waking up and locating the nearest kitchen whirlygig gizmo providing caffeine, the Faire mail reached the paws of the Fairelanders.

The Mists Approach

The Fairelands are now closed and preparing for their return to the Mists. Thank you all for being a part of the 15th Age of the Faire! We laughed, cried, and loved. We shopped, adventured, and partied. We restored the heart of Nova Nadiya and rejoiced as the Children of Stories defeated the Witch and broke the Shadow Curse. We also raised our 15 year Faire total in support of the global programs of the American Cancer Society to over 750,000usd! Congratulations to you all!

With Love until 2024,

Somewhere out there, the Life Before Faire is calling. Somewhere out there, the Fairelands of 2024 are beginning to take form in the shape of dreams. They will return. Return and welcome you all back home.

Daily Recap: Sunday, May 7th

The last Sunday, the Live Auction Sunday. The day we all gather together to try and process the fact that the Faire is soon over. The day we huddle into a mental group hug while listening to Elizabeth speak of Faire, of Fairelands, of the whole Fairelander community until everyone is ready to just cling to each other and try not to sob of joy, of gratitude, of the feeling of belonging and understanding, of being understood.

Her High Faireness Elizabeth Tinsley, FantasyFaire
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Daily Recap: Saturday, May 6th

Saturday was full of prims, tomatoes, mushrooms, bus drives, bidding wars, parties, wafflies (the awards, not the noms, wait, also the noms!), performances and general hijinks and shenanigans for it was the last fully scheduled day of event after event and the Fairelanders made sure to attend them all!

The Pawlice had captured Lilia Artis and Haveit Neox for completely made-up crimes of tomato theft (she’s a duckling, she was hungry!) and prim torture (who says prims don’t like that, did anyone even bother to ask?). To earn their freedom Lilia and Haveit performed what surely must have been Much Ado About Tomatoes, an amazing Shakespeare adaptation that brought the audience to tears. Of laughter. While thus distracted the allegedly tortured began to do what prims do when left unsupervised: replicate! Soon clouds of prims filled the sky, threatening the region limits! Under this threat the Pawlice simply had to let the two go, for who else could save the Faire from the threatening prim clouds that somehow turned to tomatoes…

Was it all Faire magic? A hallucination due to sleep-deprivation? Only Junction knows, and she won’t tell.

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Daily Recap: Friday, May 5th

Friday brought us into the last Faire weekend, ready to enjoy the performances, party all day, join in on the last LitFest Tour and to catch up with the last Film Festival entries before today’s Wafflies ceremony!

The highlight of the day was of course the Fairelander’s Masked Ball, the Second of Their Name. Her High Faireness Elizabeth Tinsley, DJ Tin-Tinz, delighted the Fairelanders with her music and the warmth of her voice and presence, and Sambeaubee and Giraphoria filled to host over 200 people. Two hundred Fairelanders enjoying the moment, the celebration, the communal group hug through gathering and dancing.

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Daily Recap: Thursday, May 4th

Thursday was May the Fourth and it was definitely with us. All sort of visitors from the galaxy far, far away could be seen in the Fairelands, enjoying the entertainments.

Speaking of, yesterday had a plethora of fantastic shows! It began in Giraphoria with two encores by the Night Theater, both Opera-related, the first accompanied by classical music, and the second focusing on the more libertine undertones of the region. The combination caught the spirit of the region perfectly!

To continue with the spirits of the region, Haze performed in Spirits’ Crossing, creating a live soundscape capturing the story of the region in lights and sounds.

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