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Thanks from Fantasy Faire Radio


Fantasy Faire Radio will be going off the air for another year, after the end of the Hunt at midnight Pacific Time on May 18/19th.

Before we close down for 2014, the Coordinator of Fantasy Faire Radio, David Abbott, and myself, Technical Director Elrik Merlin, would like to thank everyone who helped to make Fantasy Faire Radio possible this year.

We’d like to thank the roleplay groups who, with the assistance of Saffia Widdershins,  provided us with news stories on how their tales were developing over the course of the Faire; the many live artists, DJs and event commentators who brought the station to life; Samantha Ohrberg for her organisational skills; Gabrielle Riel of Radio Riel for her musical support; our anonymous donor who very kindly donated the server system; and of course the region sponsors, whose messages we have been proud to carry throughout the Faire, thanks to Aisling Sinclair’s inimitable presentation. And thanks to the many others who worked behind the scenes.

But most of all we would like to thank you, the listeners to Fantasy Faire Radio, whether you tuned in from the Fairelands as many of you did, or listened across the internet. This year we were heard by over 9,100 unique listeners in 116 countries, and we hope we enhanced your experience of the Faire and the Fairelands over the past weeks.*

We hope to be back next year at the same time. Meanwhile, if you would like to keep up to date with the latest events surrounding Relay for Life of Second Life as we head towards the big weekend itself, July 19th and 20th, visit the Relay For Life of Second Life web site.

But for now, it just remains for us to say goodbye from Fantasy Faire Radio 2014 – and thank you for listening.

*As a radio enthusiast, it’s quite difficult to write a piece like this without, consciously or otherwise, echoing UK “pirate” station Radio London’s Managing Director Philip Birch on the day the station closed down on August 13, 1967. Hear what I mean, from around 8:36…

The Hunt Goes On!


Although the Fairelands are fading back into the mists, there is one sim holding onto the grid for just a little bit longer: The Palace of Tears sim stays in existence, open and alive for a week still, all the way to May 18th.

This means that you can finish the second part of the hunt at your own leisure within the Palace. The hunt HUD vendors will sell HUDs that cover only this second part of the hunt, since the first part will become impossible to work on once the rest of the Fairelands are gone. Obviously the HUDs you purchased during the Faire will continue to work as well.

Come solve the puzzles, admire the art and enjoy the last Faireland of year 2014 for just a little bit longer!

Live Auction and Closing Party

the Faery Court_006 by Wildstar BeaumontHave you ever wanted to own a piece of the Fairelands? Yes? How about a whole Faireland, one of the fleeting sims full of magic?

Now is your chance.

The traditional Live Auction takes place in the courtyard of The Palace of Tears today, Sunday 11th, 4-6 PM SLT.

Wiggenstead Mooring - I by Caitlin Tobias

The builds for the whole sims of The Faery Court, Hope’s Horizon, Mourningvale Thicket, Blackwater Glenn and Wiggenstead Mooring will be up for your bidding pleasure. That’s right, the whole builds as you see them in the Fairelands.

Mourningvale Thicket - II by Caitlin TobiasThere will also be parts of the Fairelands otherwise not sold completely, like the Stairway to Heaven and the store builds from Sanctum, the Fish Gates and the Memorial Garden from Heavenslough, the gazebo from Medhir Woods, the Shiva jail from Asperatus, the Wizard’s Tower from the Palace of Tears and the Phoenix Jail that was used to hold Jessica Lyon during her jail and bail.

Blackwater Glenn_007 by Wildstar BeaumontWe are also auctioning off The FaireChylde, the dragon-borne ship that has hosted all the parties and concerts during the Faire. (Feeding the dragon is at your own cost.)

After the Live Auction is over (around 6 PM), there’ll be one more night-long party in the Fairelands, right in the same place in the courtyard of The Palace of Tears. Come join us in the Closing Party as we say goodbye to the Fairelands of this year!

PS. Although there’s no scheduled entertainment tomorrow, we’re not force-closing the portals and the Fairelands welcome you in for as long as the magic that keeps them in here holds. (Aka until the Lab removes them sometime around Tuesday.)

The FaireChylde at Hope's Horizon by Wildstar Beaumont

Official Apology from the Commander of Pawlice!

xavian1bXavian Starsider, the Commander of the Tiny Sheriffs Association, has had a lot to answer this Faire. There has been accusations of corruption, of the confiscated waffles ending in Pawlice mouths, of rampant delivery of injustice and even invented regulations, not to mention the new addition of the ferocious and clearly unstable dinkie cat officers into the Paw Force!

Despite all the near-riots against the Pawlice, the Commander has never admitted having done anything wrong. Until yesterday.

On Saturday, May 10th, a day that will go down in history, Xavian Starsider issued an official apology to Judy Chestnut of Dwarfins in Hope’s Horizon.

At first Commander Starsider was still somewhat defensive with statements like: “We’re fair to everyone in the faire that meets the fare” and “I’m needed here to keep PEACE AND ORDER and ensure the safety of all the Fairelands residents! except the ones whose names I’ve been jotting down for the past half hour.”

There seems to have been some spark of regret in his tiny koala heart, for later on he was seen mumbling and grumbling “Sorry Judy.” and “Judy I’m sorry I called dwarfins lawn gnomes.” and even to crown the apology with his eloquence: “msrryjdy”.

This moment of soft heartedness seems to have exhausted the limits of his mercy since he was soon back to normal: “Okay you all have 5 minutes to get your laughs in before this crowd has to disperse. I’m already feeling the need to arrest someone.”

He may be one tough koala and he may throw you in jail for looking at waffles sideways, but at least we have had one official apology from the Tiny Sheriffs! Enjoy it for its rarity for we don’t know if we will see another. Ever.

The Flesh Carver’s Redemption

Flesh Carver's Redemption

Faire Folk, it is time to place Alia Baroque of Fallen Gods Inc., otherwise known as The Flesh Carver, on trial. The Tiny Pawlice has kept the charges strictly on need-to-know basis to prevent wide-spread panic and chaos, but we suspect that if you come to the trial yourself, the accusations might be read aloud for all to hear.

The time is 2-4 PM SLT on Friday. The place is Sanctum.

Your mission should you choose to accept it? Decide whether he’ll fall into the Pit or ascend through the Gates! Cast your vote, pay your share of the bail and be rewarded accordingly.