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Calling All Chroniclers: Blogger Applications Open!

The Fairelands are taking form and approaching our mortal realms with increasing speed, day by day coming closer. It’s time to send out the Call for Chroniclers, to summon the Heralds of the Fairelands! In more mundane language: to open the blogger applications.

Blogging the Faire can take many forms, just as the Fairelands do. Perhaps you love visiting events and writing about them, perhaps you want to focus on the review copies and fantastic Faire wares and display those for other shoppers to see, perhaps creating characters and taking pictures on our beloved fantasy continent is more to your style, maybe you want to write about your brave struggles with the immersive Fairelands Quest, maybe you want to share your reasons to Relay while visiting the Memorial, or perhaps you want to participate in the various roleplays going on in the Fairelands and report that.

All I ask, all that the Fairelands ask is that you act as their Herald, as their Chronicler. Spread the word far and wide, enjoy the Faire Life and choose your style of blogging as it best befits you. Come join us in this tenth Fantasy Faire, come celebrate the whole decade of imagination.

Let the Fairelands inspire you to join the legacy!
Onward to the Info and Application!


The Fairelands of the Tenth Edition

How many memories have been made in the Fairelands? How many friends have been found, dances shared, quests completed, amazing moments encountered? In a full decade? Countless.

Fantasy Faire has been a part of the annual cycle of our beloved shared grid for ten years. It has heralded the spring, brought with it fleeting wonders and breathtaking views, inspired imagination and hope for a decade.

This year we bring you the 10th Edition of Fairelands, ready to be explored, shared and enjoyed! There will be ten shopping sims, and five additional ones to feature the various events, quest and Literary Festival. For details about the Fairelands forming the continent this year, please read forward.

Come and join the legacy!

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Vote for the Rulers of Fantasy Faire!

There’s now a few weeks to go before the start of this year’s Fantasy Faire – so if you are looking for ways to fill the time, perhaps you can begin to think who you would like to nominate for the positions of King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017
The King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2017

Last Year’s King – Severus Snape – together with Queen Leia Organa and their esteemed Chancellor, Rhiow the Wizard Cat, have laid down the insignia of their high office so we have …

The election of this year’s King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire!

Whoever is your favorite fantasy character, you have a chance to nominate them and perhaps see them crowned as King and Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire at the fabulous Fantasy Faire Live Auction!

What do I do?

First of all, use the form below to nominate your favorite male and female characters – and for Chancellor, nominate your favourite non-human character.


What happens next?

We will choose the top five characters in each category, and there will be a final vote-off during the Faire itself.

We are quite open about this – at Fantasy Faire you BUY votes to ensure your favourites are chosen. The difference in our election is that all the money raised goes to Relay for Life!

Then the winners will be announced at the Live Auction on April 29th.

NB Characters should be chosen from works of fantasy which can be written or graphical texts or films, TV or radio shows. We want to be broadly inclusive of genres – thus fairytales, high fantasy, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire sagas (and others) will all be classified as fantasy.

Please note – last year’s winners, King Severus Snape, Queen Leia Organa and their esteemed Chancellor, Rhiow the Wizard Cat, are NOT eligible for election this year.

The First Steps to the Fairelands

Fairelands Junction 2017 – picture by Alisaundra Andel

The forests of the Fairelands Junction remember the shapes they took last year. They remember the roots they’ve grown for a decade. A decade in mortal realms, eons in the Mists. They stir in the approaching light, in the first rays escaping through the portal that connects their realms to ours.

Fantasy Faire celebrates its tenth year this year! A decade of imagination, inspiration and hope, a decade of Fairelands returning in new shapes every spring, a decade of a community that keeps growing with the beloved fantasy continent: changing, shifting, and still staying the same in its core. Still carrying the message of the Fairelands forward.

The first steps toward this year’s Faire have of course been taken months ago, but now we are at the step you’re all interested in: merchant applications are open!

Magical Spell Link to Merchant Applications:

The same form can be used for various sponsor applications — even if you have no store. The sim sponsorships are all taken and the Fairelands are spoken for, reserved for this year’s dance, so to speak. Hunt sponsorships are still open and welcoming more people to support our returning immersive quest.

If you are interested in sponsoring and supporting RFL, but the prices seem too much, there is also Matching Funds sponsorship possibilities. These are simply the funds used to match RFL donations during various events, and get your name mentioned and checked during the event where the money is used. There’s no application for these, instead contact Elizabeth Tinsley straight in-world.

A word of warning to the current Fairelanders in * * Fantasy Faire Backstage * *: there will be a spring cleaning soon. Her High Faireness will empty the group completely, after which we will invite and re-invite people in as they are accepted. No panic!

Also an announcement to the heralds and word-weavers: blogger applications will open on March 19th and will of course be announced here.

Fantasy Faire will be held April 19th – 29th, 2018.

Come and join the most magical of communities on the grid, come and become a Fairelander!

Family Day Out! – picture by Alisaundra Andel

Relay Weekend 2017

Fantasy Faire Campsite – picture by Alisaundra Andel.

It’s Relay Weekend! Fantasy Faire has its own campsite at the track, you can find it at RFL Hero. Come lounge under the trees of the Junction one more time, rest in the hobbit hole of The Hill, have a refreshing shower provided by the elephants from Fallen Sands: come breathe in the air of the Fairelands for a few more days.

The track leads you to the Relay Weekend events, whether you wish to participate in the ceremonies, take part in the themed lap runs, enjoy DJ and live music, snail races, or just explore all the campsites.

The complete schedule, slurls and more information can be found on Relay For Life of Second Life’s website:

Fantasy Faire Campsite – picture by Wildstar Beaumont.

Fantasy Faire Closing Party on Monday, 1 – 7 PM

Fantasy Faire 2017 - Open Flight
Opal Flight – picture by Wildstar Beaumont

On Monday, May 1st, Fantasy Faire 2017 will hold one last, very special event at Opal Flight.

From 1 to 7 pm, the Fairelands will celebrate the One Team Spirit of the Relay For Life of Second Life by inviting six fantastic RFL Teams to come and Relay with us. Join us as we open our gates, our arms and our hearts to these Relayers. They will bring their own team’s donation kiosks, and we will help them to reach closer towards their goals.

Fantasy Faire Radio will be there, of course! The afternoon will begin with Elrik Merlin, who will spin from 1pm to 3pm. David Abbot takes the helm from 3pm to 5pm. And Zander Greene will round out the night, from 5pm to 7pm.

Join us for a day of fun, and fellowship as we say farewell to the Fairelands for another year. And help us share the magic of the Faire with these brave and noble Relay Teams.

One World. One Vision. One Team. Together, we are The Cure!

– Zander Greene

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Fantasy Faire Hat Gacha

Do you feel like your style is lacking certain something? Is your look almost right, but only almost? Do you wish you could flaunt your favorite Faireland with your style?

We have a solution! Fantasy Faire Hat Gacha offers a multitude of hats to play for, showcasing mementos from the Fairelands and Faire Folk. Just in time before April Showers Ball and the six-hour Closing Party!

All the hats are in one machine despite two gacha keys: we had so many they didn’t fit in one picture! L50 per pull, 12 commons, 8 uncommons and 3 rares.

You can play the Fantasy Faire Hat Gacha at The FaireChylde in Kakushi Pasu or Opal Flight.