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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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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.

Ardessa
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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LitFest Tour Extra: Day 4: Ardessa

The LitFest Extra Tours finish today with a visit to the final region – Ardessa!

Join us in Halls of Story for our regular Literary Festival Tour today at 5pm SLT as we tour the core region at the centre of Fairelands’ lore, Fairelands Junction (created by Saiyge Lotus). The Tour will be led by Saffia Widdershins, with music by Nyza Stillwater – and we are hoping to discover all the secret gardens!

Ardessa
Ardessa

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LitFest Tours Part 11: Tales from The Halls of Story


Over the course of the Faire, Fairelanders are joining tours of individual lands and telling stories about them. These we will be 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 eleventh tour, to The Halls of Story.

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A Brief History of the Fairelands


“Gravity? Forget it. The greater law is narrative. Things happen as they do because it makes for a better story.”
From Lectures to the Symposia Fairelandia, by Dr. George Gerald, Chair of the Department of
Darke Magick and Social Media, Bard Queen’s College

At the Literary Festival on Halls of Story, Zander Greene, co-founder of Fantasy Faire, shared some of the threads that make up the rich tapestry of the Fairelands’ official canon. Why do the Fairelands change every year? Why does Junction always reappear in a new form? Who is the Bard Queen and who is her mortal enemy, the Unweaver?

The scholarly materials that he drew upon (and composed himself) in his account have now been made available on the web-site.

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