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Daily Recap: Sunday

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The FaireChylde in Wildehaven Marsh – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont

Sunday, our last day, was bittersweet. It always is. Everyone wants the Fairelands to stay just a little bit longer, no one wants the fun to end, but the feel of completion as the Live Auction closes is profound. It was done, and it was good. So very good.

In the Literary Festival — one of the new events within the Faire and judging by how well it went and how popular and beloved it became — definitely a returning one, we had one last session. Saffia Widdershins discussed stories within stories, speaking of the narrative of our Lost Land hunt. Such a perfect way to wrap these discussions.

The roleplay groups have also concluded their storylines: NeoVictorians have safely traveled home, the Trial of Lut challenged the Sanctuary RP Community with a surprise ending and yesterday The Rickety Weasels finally managed to save Poppetsborough after freeing the Paper Wizard and returning light to the beloved popup book world.

The dance and particle performances had their last encores. They have been a new addition to the Faire as well and judging how incredibly popular they have been, I dare say we will see them again. Poseidon’s Abyss hosted Shining Starlettes, “Fantasme” by The Night Theater and “RFL Butterfly Strong” and ColeMarie Soleil returned to one more original music and particle show in Ichi-go Ichi-e.

In a rush to catch all the criminals before the Fairelands fade, the Tiny Sheriffs had two jail & bails.

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Infamous Litterbug Tinies: Clover Dezno & Druscilla Ferraris

Seems Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris never learn their lesson! Every year these infamous tinies get arrested and thrown into prison by their fellow tinies. This time the accusation was most dire: littering our beloved Fairelands with toona cans. The perfectly legit and not-at-all-photoshopped evidence also showed them racketeering, money laundering, tampering with evidence and applying sporks to dolphins!

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Completely legit and truthful evidence.

Despite such a clear-cut case the Faire Folk decided to bail them out and set the tinies free for the amazing bail of 141,250 lindens! Guess we can clean up a few toona cans with that money. I just hope that by the next year they haven’t come up with something even worse!

The officers of the Pawlice had to rush to Spires of Andolys to deal with the dangerous Dwarfin criminals right after. You would have thought that after last year they had learned their lesson, but no! Perhaps Commander Xavian Starsider’s one and only apology ever to Judy Chestnut last year gave them an idea of being above the Long Paw of Law. Coming from Dwarfin stature this is only somewhat correct! With the bail and release of the Dwarfins the Pawlice Officers went to spend their well-earned bribes legally acquired money to upkeep the Faireland Justice by buying extra waffles.

One of the very oldest and most amazing traditions within the Faire is the Live Auction where we sell off parts of the Fairelands for the Faire Folk to take home. After living in the Fairelands for eleven days, everyone wishes to keep at least one piece of their magic for the rest of the year. As always, bidding wars got almost out of hand and in the end earned 722,500 lindens straight into RFL kiosk on the stage. The highest seller was the Spires of Andolys build, which went for the jawdropping amount of 370,000 lindens.

Today there is no more events or schedule. However, we are keeping the portals open to the Fairelands right to that last moment when the magic fades and they vanish from right under our eyes. The enchantment keeping them connected to our world is increasingly unstable at this point and there is no knowing when the moment will come, but we are guessing they might still be within reach for a few days.

Fantasy Faire would like to thank you all for sharing our love for the Fairelands, for joining us these enchanted eleven days, and in doing so, relaying for life. We hope to see all of you next year when the Fairelands return in a new form once more, but for now there’s still a few stolen days left to shop, to hunt and to breathe in moments of magic!

Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 7,586,125 ($ 30,345) by May 4rd, 1AM SLT. That’s right, over seven and half million lindens, resulting into over 30,000 US dollars! Thank you, Faire Folk. Thank you.

The Fantasy Faire 2015 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: AviewTV, -AZUL-, Boudoir, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Dwarfins, Epic Toy Factory,  Fallen Gods Inc., The Forge, Fuubutsu Dou, Junbug, The Looking Glass, Lorin’s Sound Effects Shack, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, L’Uomo, Merchants of Dreams, The Muses, NeoVictoria, ORIONITE, OtherSkin, Plastik, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Spyralle, Stitched. and The White Armory.

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Fairelands Junction – Picture by Wildstar Beaumont

 

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We Did It!Duchess here, coming to you live from Fantasy Faire where we just hit the 30,000 USD mark!!! A record! I am so proud of everyone who participated in making this year such a success! There is still some time to get to the Faire and show some linden love, but sadly the Faire is officially closing tonight… so you have to get here sooner, rather than later, as no one is sure the exact time the sims will fade (a little bird said there could be a few more days!!) There are 13 beautiful sims to explore like this one here, Tangleshimmer Grove, which is sponsored by Roawenwood and created by Searait! The sim is magically enchanted and a wonderful place to meditate and think. It is a favorite of fae. It is perhaps the most peaceful feeling of the sims at the Faire and one of my favorites!

I know I say this every year, but a little less than two weeks is way too short for Fantasy Faire. With only eleven days to explore 13 sims, I wish I did not have a full time job. LOL. The last day of the Faire is such a sad time for me…. And tomorrow I will be waiting in anticipation for next year’s Faire….. Hopefully next year will be longer…. One can still hope…..

From the bottom of my heart, thank you for everything you did to make Fantasy Faire such an overwhelming success. A piece of my heart lives here and tonight it couldn’t be more swollen with pride.

✘❤✘❤✘❤
Duchess

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Daily Recap: Saturday

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Wildehaven Marsh – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Saturday saw the ending of the Silent Auction of exclusives and mega fatpack deals, bringing us into over six million lindens relayed! Wonderful work, Faire Folk!

It was a busy day in the Literary Festival: Cata Charisma read fantasy favourites, there was a discussion on if fantasy is always about endings and Cold Shot Play Readers and Writers Open Mic.

In roleplay Lut’s Trial reached its conclusion in the Spires of Andolys and the Rickety Weasels launched on their final quest to figure out once and for all what is ailing Poppetsborough.

In Poseidon’s Abyss we had “Fantasme” by The Night Theater, “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit and “Dragons’nFairies’nFires~OhMy!” particle show by Tansee.

We also had a shocking Jail & Bail of Rynn Verwood, the Witch of Wildehaven Marsh. Despite being caught in a cage, the evil witch managed to keep casting curses on the Faire Folk, even offering them poisoned apples with drastic consequences. The lineup of accusations against her was dire. She had turned the fierce dragon Gargieux into a plushie toy, cursed a Faireland DJ Zander Greene into an alpaca, changed all of Alia Baroque’s clothing white and started a chain of evil transformations upon Sonya Marmurek, who after her initial dinkiefication had now found herself with a cat tail!

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Some of the many victims of the Evil Witch’s Curses.

The accusations and outrage kept on piling, it was hard to keep track of all the evil one busy witch can get into! The crowd wanted to weigh her with a duck and see if she will float, but eventually the Faire Justice saw it fit that the witch paid triple everything that the Faire Folk put into the RFL kiosks. The accused — with the additional help of her evildinkie partner in crime Encaitaron Korobase — brought the final bail to 382,000 lindens! Surely that had to sting the witch at least a little!

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Rynn Verwood, the Wicked Witch of Wildehaven, still cursing people from the cage, accompanied by alpacafied hostage Zander Greene.

Today we have the final day of Fantasy Faire’s program. We shall do our best to keep the portals active for as long as the magic manages to keep the Fairelands on the grid, but when it fades (aka when the Linden Lab removes the sims) it can be sudden and unannounced, so today is the last day we can guarantee the Fairelands are still there, bustling with events and activity.

As befits the last day, it is incredibly busy. We have two jail and bails, two roleplay events, four dance and particle performances, the very last LitFest event and naturally our Live Auction where we’ll sell off pieces of Fairelands themselves and dance the very last time this year in the Closing Ball.

The morning begins with Saffia Widdershins discussing stories within stories and the narrative of the Hunt in the Literary Festival 8-9am in Sylvan of Spells.

At 9-11am we have the Jail & Bail of Clover Dezno and Druscilla Ferraris, the notorious tinies that seem to end up in jail every single Faire. Come hear what they have got their tiny paws into this time!

11am-1pm the busy Sheriffs move into the Spires of Andolys for the Dwarfins have finally been caught and imprisoned! Come decide their fate!

Poseidon’s Abyss hosts three performances: Shining Starlettes Dance Group 10-11am, “Phantasme” by The Night Theater 12-1pm and “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit 3:30-4pm. In addition there’s the encore of ColeMarie Soleil’s stunning original music set and particle show in Ichi-go Ichi-e at 12-2pm.

Roleplay wraps up as well: the Rickety Weasels have their finale roleplay and a dance to conclude the story of the Tears of Poppetsborough at 11am-1pm in Poppetsborough. The party is DJed by Madonna Daehlie. Later on in Spires of Andolys the Lut’s Story reaches its conclusion as well, defining much of Sanctuary’s future with it.

And then there is Live Auction. You know, the thing where we sell off pieces — sometimes whole worlds — of the Fairelands themselves before they fade away forever. This is your one chance to capture a piece of the magic before it is gone. Come make sure you will walk away with a tangible piece of the Fairelands!

The Live Auction takes place in Poseidon’s Abyss 4-6pm and the music is provided by DJ Trader Whiplash, the Voice of Relay.

In addition we have DJ Madonna Daehlie (11am-1pm),  Trader Whiplash (6-8pm) and Nyza Stillwater (8-10pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.

You can see the detailed event plans for the whole Faire in our calendar. 

Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 6,268,699 ($ 25,075) by May 3rd, 1AM SLT. That’s right, over six million lindens and rising fast! Keep up the amazing work, Faire Folk!

The Fantasy Faire 2015 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: AviewTV, -AZUL-, Boudoir, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Dwarfins, Epic Toy Factory,  Fallen Gods Inc., The Forge, Fuubutsu Dou, Junbug, The Looking Glass, Lorin’s Sound Effects Shack, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, L’Uomo, Merchants of Dreams, The Muses, NeoVictoria, ORIONITE, OtherSkin, Plastik, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Spyralle, Stitched. and The White Armory.

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YoZakura – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Daily Recap: Friday

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Ichi-go Ichi-e – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Friday was possibly our busiest day of the Faire so far with several special events in addition to our already full schedule.

In the morning we had Drax Files Podcast interview and recording in Poseidon’s Abyss. Drax interviewed Her High Faireness Elizabeth Tinsley, our media and event organizer Saffia Widdershins, a sponsor Lorin Tone, a roleplay group leader Stevie Basevi and one of our official photographers, Alisaundra Andel. If you missed the event, you can catch the podcast right here at Drax Files.

In roleplay the Sanctuary RP called witnesses for prosecution in their Trial of Lut in the Spires of Andolys and the NeoLondoners held a party in Aurora, preparing to return home.

In Poseidon’s Abyss we had the Chang High Sisters joining our wondrous dance performance schedule for a one time show! “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit and “Fantasme” by The Night Theater filled the rest of Friday’s performance schedule.

In the early afternoon there was the Jail & Bail of Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods Inc., the builder of Odyssey. He was found tied in a mast of a kraken-ravaged ship near the shore of Odyssey and the Faire Folk had to decide whether he should be fed to a kraken or given to the sirens.

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Alia Baroque, sharing the fate of Odysseus in Odyssey.

Voting happened through the RFL vendors, both of which had a different exclusive skin prize in them with a promise of release of bonus exclusive skin for sale should that side win. After plenty of pleading from the Faire Folk, the captured conjurer of magical creatures promised to release both bonus exclusives for sale if both RFL kiosks hit 75,000 lindens. Which they did. Easily. After that the Faire Folk continued to argue about his fate, the Team Kraken and Team Sirens both rooting for their favourite to the point that both kiosks reached easily over 100,000 lindens. In the end Alia Baroque was sentenced to be fed to the kraken, but he emerged triumphantly in the shape of Davey Jones with the said kraken now in tow and under his command. The whole ordeal did earn over 215,000 lindens to Relay For Life.

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The Tiny Sheriffs making certain that the bail-paying takes place swiftly and in good order.

Soon after the last waves of the now tame kraken died down it was time for the May Day Masked Ball in Poseidon’s Abyss! DJ Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel, our official media partner without whom you would not have the audible enchantment that is Fantasy Faire Radio, hosted the event. Haveit Neox had transformed the center stage of Poseidon’s Abyss into a marvelous ball room, complete with new statues and shapes. Even the Faire Flamingos were featured!

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The May Day Masked Ball – Picture by Gwen Enchanted.

As the Faire Folk danced and enjoyed the evening, the results from the Voting for the King and Queen (and Chancellor) of Fantasy Faire were revealed. The voting had become a huge standoff between Girl Genius and Discworld, but in the end Discworld did a full sweep: Greebo as Chancellor, Havelock Vetinari as the King and Granny Weatherwax as the Queen. Now that is a form of government I’d like to see! Queen Zantabraxus of Skifander who was present at the Ball, seemed to take her loss to Mistress Weatherwax graciously, perhaps because she already has her own kingdom to rule. She commented on how the loss of Sir Terry had been a terrible blow to all and how the Discworld characters deserved their win. The whole of voting process relayed 153,660 lindens. That is fantasy royalty charity at its best!

Today we have another busy day for you as the last few days of the Faire are upon us! We have another Jail & Bail for you! That’s right, the criminal activity is reaching new heights!

At 11am-1pm we have Rynn Verwood, the Witch of Wildehaven Marsh, caught and on trial in Wildehaven Marsh! Come over to make sure she gets her just desserts! (Bring pies. Banana and cream.)

In the Literary Festival we have a busy day: 2-4am Cata Charisma reads fantasy favourites, 8-9am there’s a discussion about if fantasy is always about endings, 10am-12pm there’s Cold Shot Play Readers and Writers Open Mic and 2-4pm a Speculative Fiction Saturday. All the Literary Festival events take place in Sylvan of Spells.

Roleplay-wise we have the Rickety Weasels figuring out what is next to be done in their quest to save Poppetsborough. All the four Wells of Knowledge have been filled with charity and kindness, but yet the tears keep appearing. Join them 1-2pm in Poppetsborough to find out! In the Spires of Andolys the Lut’s Trial finally reaches its conclusion today at 2-3:30pm. Come hear the fate of the notorious founder of the city of Sanctuary!

In Poseidon’s Abyss we have the dance and particle performances “Fantasme” by The Night Theater at 12-1pm, “Dragons’nFairies’nFires~Oh My!” by Tansee and “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit at 4:30-5pm.

In addition we have DJ Nuala Maracas (5-7pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.

Remember that the Silent Auction of one of a kind items and amazing fatpack deals is going on in the Fairelands Junction, the auction will close TODAY on Saturday 2nd at 5PM SLT.

You can see the detailed event plans for the whole Faire in our calendar. 

L$ 5,445,593 ($21,782) by May 2nd, 1AM SLT.  That’s right, over five million lindens and rising fast! Keep up the amazing work, Faire Folk!

The Fantasy Faire 2015 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: AviewTV, -AZUL-, Boudoir, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Dwarfins, Epic Toy Factory,  Fallen Gods Inc., The Forge, Fuubutsu Dou, Junbug, The Looking Glass, Lorin’s Sound Effects Shack, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, L’Uomo, Merchants of Dreams, The Muses, NeoVictoria, ORIONITE, OtherSkin, Plastik, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Spyralle, Stitched. and The White Armory.

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Sylvan of Spells – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Daily Recap: Thursday

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Odyssey – Picture by Alisaundra Andel

Thursday brought us a busy day of roleplay, dance performances and our very first Questions & Answers session with our World Builders!

The Rickety Weasels found and filled the Well of Wisdom with the help of the Faire Folk, bringing their relayed amount to a total of 225,000 lindens since they began trying to save Poppetsborough. The Faire Folk has definitely filled the wells with charity and kindness!

The Origins of Sanctuary continued their Trial of Lut in the Spires of Andolys and NeoLondoners went on to recreate the event that had caused the curse in Aurora to see if that would undo the curse.

In the Literary Festival we had an Open Mic session, Tales of Fantasy and Faerie and a Good Omens discussion with Aoife Lorefield.

Poseidon’s Abyss held the dance performances “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit and “Fantasme” by The Night Theater.

The Questions and Answers session with World Builders started in Ichi-go Ichi-e and after a couple of hours of relaxed chatting on what it is like to build the Fairelands, something miraculous happened: a BUS appeared! And not just any bus, a LOBSTER BUS! (Sponsored by Lobster Inc.) The bus will be doing its irregularly regular rounds through the Fairelands. If you see it, hop on to enjoy the ride!

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The Rock Lobster Bus – Picture by Sonya Marmurek

Today we have the Jail and Bail of Alia Baroque in Odyssey 1-4pm! Come witness how many tinies it took to capture him and see what he has to say about his fate! The jail preparation begins at 1pm with the accused being escorted to the trial at 2pm.

Poseidon’s Abyss has Chang High Sisters joining our impressive entertainment schedule at 12-1pm. “RFL Butterfly Strong” by JenzZa Misfit is at a Europe-friendly time of 9:30-10am, go catch it now if it’s been too late for you earlier! “Phantasme” by The Night Theater performs 8-9pm, slightly later than before.

In roleplay we have Lut’s Trial continuing in the Spires of Andolys at 1-2:30pm and White Wedding in Aurora 6-10pm where the NeoLondoners have a departing party with a DJ: go join them!

The Literary Festival has a morning discussion on Is Fantasy Always About Endings? at 8-9am in Sylvan of Spells.

There’s also Drax Files podcast’s Live recording and broadcast going on 10:30-11:30am you should definitely listen to! The recording takes place in Poseidon’s Abyss and interviews Her High Faireness Elizabeth Tinsley, Lorin Tone, one of our sponsors, Stevie Basevi, leader of one of our roleplay groups, and Alisaundra Andel, one of our official photographers.

Today’s also the day we begin yet another new tradition: a May Day Masked Ball that takes place in Poseidon’s Abyss 5-7pm SLT! The Ball is hosted by DJ Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel, our official media partner. This is also your last chance to vote for the King and Queen of Fantasy Faire for the results will be announced in the Ball!

In addition we have DJs Silverfox Rainbow (12-2pm) and Ariadne Fall (7-9pm) on Fantasy Faire Radio. Make sure to tune in and listen, just enable the music stream when in the Fairelands or check the FFR information here.

Remember that the Silent Auction of one of a kind items and amazing fatpack deals is going on in the Fairelands Junction, the auction will close on Saturday 2nd at 5PM SLT.

You can see the detailed event plans for the whole Faire in our calendar. 

Fantasy Faire has relayed L$ 4,922,495 ($19,690) by May 1st, 1AM SLT. Keep up the amazing work, Faire Folk!

The Fantasy Faire 2015 is made possible by the generous support of our Sim and Event Sponsors: AviewTV, -AZUL-, Boudoir, Cerridwen’s Cauldron, Curious Kitties, Dandelion Daydreams Factory, Dark Unicorns of Lovelace, Death Row Designs, Dwarfins, Epic Toy Factory,  Fallen Gods Inc., The Forge, Fuubutsu Dou, Junbug, The Looking Glass, Lorin’s Sound Effects Shack, The Lost Unicorn Gallery, L’Uomo, Merchants of Dreams, The Muses, NeoVictoria, ORIONITE, OtherSkin, Plastik, Roawenwood, Safe Waters Foundation, Sanctuary RP Community, Solarium, Spyralle, Stitched. and The White Armory.

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Poseidon’s Abyss – Picture by Alisaundra Andel