If you have the time, we’ve prepared a questionnaire about the Literary Festival. It’s divided into parts, and shouldn’t take too long to fill in! And it would help us greatly in our planning for next year.
The Literary Festival at Fantasy Faire ran right through the 2019 event … and beyond!
We had poetry prompts and open mics sessions, guest readers (including our Guest of Honour, Elizabeth Bear), a dramatic performance in Overtroll, and, of course, the LitFest Tours (also known as The Company of Faire Folk Rides Out). We even had a Book Table which helped you purchase the books of authors who had appeared here!
Memoirs of a Little Cat by Jillycakes Witchybean
For over two weeks, each night the little cat was magically whisked away to meet with other critters, human and fey folk. They gathered at twilight and toured worlds! Wondrous worlds filled with sorcery, mystical sights and music! Each world was so different from the last. Some nights, if one was lucky, they might catch a glimpse of the creator of such a marvelous place and learn of the thoughts and ideas of the creations.
Throughout the Faire, every night (bar one), a small band of explorers set out to visit all of the Fairelands, one by one. Some people came every night … some came to explore regions that particularly delighted or intrigued them.
Sometimes the Company spent all their time exploring. Sometimes they paused to tell stories. And sometimes they concluded by dancing to music chosen by Nyza Stillwater and (for two tours) Astoria Luminos.
Eventually, the Fairelands will fade back into the mists. But the Company enjoyed their explorations so much that they came up with a plan.
The Faire is brimming with stories: breathtaking builds and fantastical creations designed to touch your heart and soul. What stories do they inspire in you? We invite you to put your Fantasy Faire experience into words.
Thornfast (Tansee & Delain Canucci) The region for the Fairelands Quest, now also hosting tabletop games throughout the Faire.
Seeds of Story These are suggestions. Be inspired by this land and write what you desire.
You are lost in a dark wood. Very dark! You can barely see your hand in front of your face. Suddenly, a small opening, and you see light. A place of some kind. You can’t make out details yet, but it is most welcome. How do you feel in this moment? What is happening for you? Continue reading LitFest Tour: Thornfast→