Category Archives: Literary Festival

Have you a Faire Tale to share?

Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Drifts of Anamneris, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Fairelands have faded back into the Mists, but for many of us, they are still in our minds and imaginations.

Over the course of the Faire, many people were inspired to write stories and poems – and many of those have been shared with us. Over the coming days, we will be sharing those with you,  through this blog, and also adding them to the LitFest area of the site.

But if you have written about the Fairelands, or have been inspired to write by the Faire, there is still time to submit your writing to be included on the website as we build an anthology of Faire writings.

Queensgarden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Queensgarden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

How can you do this?

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Literary Festival: Fran Wilde’s Reading List – and her request to the Faire Folk!

Fran Wilde was the special guest at this year’s Fantasy Faire, and was interviewed about her work (it was a wonderful interview!) and then gave a reading of some of her work, including the beautiful story A Catalog of Storms which is nominated for a Hugo this year, and can be read in Uncanny Magazine.

She also talked about writers whose works she has been enjoying – and for those of us who were slow to scribble down all the names, she agreed to give us a reading list – as long as we told her what we are reading too!

So here is the list that Fran has sent (and three lists from Fairelanders too!):

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You asked for this … The Company of Faire Folk revisits Zodiac and Lunafae

By the end of the Faire – the Company of Faire Folk will have visited all eighteen Fairelands! But, of course, not everyone has visited every region with the Company – and we’ve had some pleas to repeat a couple of the Tours.

Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Zodiac, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

So we have arranged two extra visits on Saturday 10th May to Zodiac and Lunafae – with music (thank you Elayne for booking Elrik Merlin and Tamlorn Carterhaugh Wood at short notice – and thank you for agreeing to DJ, guys!).

And even more exciting, the creators Alia Baroque (Zodiac) and Sharni Azalee (Lunafae) will be joining us to talk about their Fairelands and their inspirations.

Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lunafae, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

On Saturday, 10th May, we’ll be visiting Zodiac at 9am SLT and Lunafae immediately afterwards at 10am SLT. Join us for the start of the Tour at the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis.

The Company of Faire Folk rides out … to the Isle of Shadows!

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the beautiful Isle of Shadows, created by Aelva and Emme Eales.

Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Isle of Shadows, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The Company of Faire Folk will ride out at 5:00pmSLT, Friday 9th May, from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

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The Company of Faire Folk rides out … to Queensgarden!

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to the lovely Faireland of Queensgarden, created by Gidgette Adagio.

Queensgarden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Queensgarden, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


The Company of Faire Folk will ride out at 5:00pmSLT, Thursday 6th May, from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

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Songs of the Faire 2020 – a Book for Relay for Life – and an Event!

Songs of the Faire 2020 and the Book Table on the Drifts of Anamnesis,
Songs of the Faire 2020 and the Book Table on the Drifts of Anamnesis,

Many people have been inspired by the Fairelands to take photographs or perhaps to write stories or poems.

Few though, have perhaps been as industrious as Banshee Heartsong, who was inspired to create more than sixty flash poems, and beautiful images to accompany them.

This book is now on sale in RFL kiosks by the book tables on Drifts of Amanesis and Ambigula, with all the money raised going to Relay for Life of Second Life.

And Banshee will be reading from the book, showing images and talking about her interpretation of inspirations at 3pm today, Thursday 7th May at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

A Question for the White Stag by Banshee Heartsong
A Question for the White Stag by Banshee Heartsong

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The Company of Faire Folk sets out at 5pm for … Cassiopeia!

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims as is your preference. Our Tour today takes us to themysterious and beautiful realm of Cassiopeia, designed by Sweetgwendoline Bailey & Mondi Beaumont.

Cassiopeia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Cassiopeia, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont


The Company of Faire Folk will ride out at 5:00pmSLT, Wednesday 5th May, from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

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