Category Archives: Faire Stories

Explorations, event reports, personal musings, posts about the Faire.

Chronicles of Kratz: The Bazaar Dungeon, Part II

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Nadja’s Note: This report is a continuation of Kratz’s chronicles of The Bazaar Dungeon. Please read Part I before proceeding.

When we last left off, Kratz had just discovered the chamber holding the three elemental gems: the Jug of Wind, the Sword of Water, and the Book of Earth. Now a new set of discoveries awaits him…

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Farewell to the Fairelands 2018

The Fairelands of 2018 drifted into the Mists on Tuesday, leaving the Fairelanders feeling a mix of emotions: sadness for losing our second home for a year, happiness for all the shared joy and beauty, gratefulness for another amazing Faire and a longing for their return.

Haveit Neox filmed this farewell on the last day, going through all the Fairelands, mixing in some of the last parties, and then waiting for that final moment in The Story Well. Share the journey, the last memories, and rest assured that in the spring of 2019 the Fairelands will rise anew.

We raised almost 12 million lindens, Fairelanders. Over 48,000 US dollars. This was a record-breaking Faire, and you should all feel very proud and accomplished, and happy in the knowledge that you have been a part of something amazing and good. Take that knowledge with you for the rest of the year, hold that spirit high, and the world will be a better place, one small deed at a time.

Thank you.

LitFest Tours Part 14: Tales from Ardessa


Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders joined tours of individual lands and told stories about them. These we are preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from the final tour, to Ardessa.

(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Ardessa page here – where any further works inspired by Ardessa will be published)

Photos by Judi Newall, Wildstar Beaumont and Saffia Widdershins

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LitFest Tours Part 13: A Poem from Fairelands Junction

The Portals of Fairelands Junction by Saffia Widdershins
The Portals of Fairelands Junction by Saffia Widdershins


Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders joined tours of individual lands and told stories about them. These we are preserving on this website – and som
e will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from the twelfth tour, to Fairelands Junction.

(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Fairelands Junction page here – where any further works inspired by Fairelands Junction will be published)

Images by Aoife Lorefield, unless otherwise indicated

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Chronicles of Kratz: The Bazaar Dungeon, Part I

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What? “That looks nothing like you, Kratz”? Well, just keep on reading.

When Adair mentioned there was a bizarre dungeon at the Faire, I must’ve had a big ol’ glob of gunk in my ears because I surely hadn’t imagined this. Oh, it was bizarre, all right. Bizarre in that there were too many traders and Fairelanders running about loose and not enough cages.

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WHAT IS THIS, A DUNGEON FOR DINKIES?!

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There’s still time to share your Faireland stories!


If you have been having so much fun at the Faire that you didn’t find the time to sit down and tell that story or craft that poems which you promised yourself you would write – don’t worry!

The LitFest team will be accepting stories and poems that centre around the fifteen  Fairelands right up until the end of May.


Submit your work by 31st May – either inworld or by email – to be posted online along with others inspired by the same region. Some of the these tales will be chosen for broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio, and may also appear on the Fantasy Faire channel on You Tube. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please indicate this on your submission.

You  retain creative ownership of works shared.

Astrid's Nemeton
Astrid’s Nemeton

Submit your writing here:

1. Email to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com OR

2. Before the Faire ends, you can drop a notecard into the LitFest Tours Submissions mailbox at Fantasy Faire LitFest home base.

Thank you for participating in the LitFest Tours! We welcome your feedback on this experience, which can be submitted in the same ways as your writing.

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Ardessa

See more about the LitFest Tours here!

LitFest Tours Part 12: Tales from Astrid’s Nemeton

Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders joined tours of individual lands and told stories about them. These we are preserving on this website – and some will be made into special tales to be recorded for Fantasy Faire radio. We’re also going to share some of these stories here, and here are stories from the twelfth tour, to Astrid’s Nemeton.

(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Astrid’s Nemeton page here – where any further works inspired by Astrid’s Nemeton will be published)

Photographs by Aoife Lorefield and Gwaloth

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