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Designing Worlds pays a final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019

Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Masked Ball on Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In this episode of Designing Worlds, we pay our final visit to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 17th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

We talk to the Faire organiser David Abbot, in charge of operations, and he explains what a mammoth task it is keeping something like the Faire running, and how the community comes together to help.

Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Genesia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also visit Genesia and talk to its creators, Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis, about the amazing worlds they created above and below the waves – and the dance performances they staged there.

And finally, we explore the stunningly beautiful Midas, created by Alia Baroque.

Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Midas, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

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You can see last week’s episode of the show here:

DW400 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part II from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Designing Worlds returns to Fantasy Faire (and how to watch the first episode)

The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont
The Shrine Tree, photographed by Wildstar Beautmont

In this, the 400th episode (!) of Designing Worlds, we pay the second of three visits to Fantasy Faire 2019.

The show goes live on Monday 10th June at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel, on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Celestial Plain, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We talk to the Faire organiser Zander Greene, who talks about the project the Faire was fund-raising for this year – the Kenyatta National Hospital Hope Lodge in Nairobi, Kenya – as well as discussing the Fantasy Faire Radio region, The Celestial Plain, and the many events that were staged there.

We also visit Bayounimba and talk to Stevie Basevi, who headed the Roleplay activities at the Faire about the different groups that were involved along with related activities in the region.

Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Bayounimba, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Then finally, we talk to Aisling Sinclair, who organised the Quest – The Lair of Lantoris – for the Faire this year, and Thornfast, the region in which it took place.

In addition we take flythroughs of several regions including The Shrine Tree by The Looking Glass.

It all makes for a beautiful show, so please tune in or join us at 2pm SLT.

Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Thornfast, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

If you missed last week’s episode, you can see it here on Vimeo:

DW399 – Fantasy Faire 2019 Part I from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

Fairelanders’ Final Ravedown! Shh, it’s a Sekret!

Instructions from the Super Sekret Party Committee of Hijinks and Shenanigans: Here’s posters to be handed out and glued on top of the Ball posters allover the Fairelands. Don’t let the Pawlice catch you! Keep the post crypted! Complete radio and stream and messenger pigeon silence until it is TIME!

PS: For the love of Fairechylde, make sure to confiscate the glowsticks!

PS2: Remember to blatantly advertise the sponsor: Zander likes pixies!

And so the curtain closes.

It is the last day of Fantasy Faire 2019.  I have found a soft cushion on one of Midas rooftops to rest and contemplate. To sort through the memories and emotions that this year’s Faire has left behind. The treasure of far more value than the grand accomplishment our Lindens raised is, or than the wonderful new shinies  still waiting in my handbag ( I do have one like Hermione’s… bottomless.) for opening-the-loot day. There is a bittersweet melancholy to this day, a feeling of loss – I so don´t want it to end, don’t want to see these worlds of wonders disappear!

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The Jewell Theatre returns to Fantasy Faire with the tale of Scheherazade’s Daughters

Scheherazade’s Daughters

This year, for the first time, the Fabulous Jewell Theatre will be coming to Fantasy Faire with an exciting new production – Scheherazade’s Daughters – and they are making the second of their two appearances today!

Scheherazade’s Daughters is a modern take on an old classic. Cursed to tell endless tales endlessly in Cyberspace, Scheherazade’s Daughters spin their stories until they break the rules and tell their own forbidden story.

The play will be staged in Overtroll on Trollhaugen – a special theatre built high above the clouds.

Today’s performance will be at 2pm.

You can learn more about the fabulous Jewell Theatre here!