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Official announcements.

King, Queen and Chancellor of Fantasy Faire 2016

The polls have closed, the votes have been counted and at the Masquerade Ball on May the 1st, the new King, Queen and Chancellor for 2016 were chosen.

King

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As played by the late, great David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth. The film revolves around 15-year-old Sarah’s (Jennifer Connelly) quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King (David Bowie)

But, actually, some of you may also have thought of the stunning debut novel by Katherine Addison, The Goblin Emperor, which I cannot recommend too highly. Published in 2014, it received the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and was nominated for the Nebula, Hugo and World Fantasy Awards. It tells the story of Maia, a young man of mixed Elven and Goblin heritage, who unexpectedly becomes Emperor of the Elflands, and has to contend with the court’s Byzantine power structure as well as racial and social tension in his realm.

Queen

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This choice surprised some people who are unfamiliar with the novels of Seanan McGuire, but the October Daye series is a very popular one in the modern urban fantasy genre. Beginning in 2009 with Rosemary and Rue, there are now nine novels published.

At the start of the series, October “Toby” Daye, a changeling who is half human and half fae, has been an outsider from birth. After getting burned by both sides of her heritage, Toby has denied the Faerie world, retreating to a “normal” life. Unfortunately for her, the Faerie world has other ideas…

Chancellor

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This character comes from one of the most loved fantasy novels of all time. The Last Unicorn is a fantasy novel written by Peter S. Beagle and published in 1968. It follows the tale of a unicorn, who believes she is the last of her kind in the world and undertakes a quest to discover what has happened to the others.

In 1987, Locus ranked The Last Unicorn number five among the 33 “All-Time Best Fantasy Novels”, based on a poll of subscribers.

Live Auction Today 2-4PM!

Breeze Auction

Every year as we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to the Fairelands for a year, we offer parts of them for the Faire Folk to bid on. This Live Auction often leads to crazy bid wars as Fairelanders try to make sure they get a piece of the Fairelands home with them.

This year we have for example the whole Region of wonderfully sunny Breeze up for bids! There’s special FF-marked Black Anubis and The Guardian of the Delta statues, collaboration of Fallen Gods Inc. and meadowWorks. If you’re looking for something smaller (and ten times cuter), how about all the hedgehogs from Echtra? Does your garden call for more statues? Both the Cinderella and Last Hope statues from Dangarnon could be yours, as also the Dark Tower. There’s much more than this available in the Live Auction, the only way to find out if your favourite piece of the Fairelands could be yours is by coming over!

DJ Zander Greene will be spinning right up to — and out of — the Live Auction, which will be hosted by Her High Faireness: Elizabeth Tinsley!

Join us in Sapphire Mirror Lake 2-4 PM on Sunday, May 1st! 

Altar of the Guardians

Hedgehogs of Echtra - live auction

DRD cinderella statue

DRD dangarnon tower

DRD last hope statue

Silent Auction Closes Today at 5PM SLT!

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The Silent Auction in Fairelands Junction, picture by Wildstar Beaumont.

Every year Fantasy Faire offers wonderful deals, generous fatpacks and shockingly epic one of a kind items in the Silent Auction. The items are displayed in the Auction Area in Fairelands Junction and can be bid on the whole week. Whoever has the highest bid by the end of the Auction on Saturday, April 30th at 5 PM SLT, wins the item!

This year we have a catalogue of previews in Pinterest, but you can just as easily see the items by visiting the Auction in Fairelands Junction!

Some of the items that have already remarkably high bids on them are unique skins by Fallen Gods Inc., a fatpack of Dream Scenes from Garden of Dreams, a special Isis Goddess of Magic & Arts by meadowWorks, a one of a kind unicorn toddler avatar from ND/MD and six months worth of new releases from Roawenwood!

The Auction Closing party will be DJed by Nuala Maracas 3-5 PM SLT, come dance while making sure your bid stays the highest!

Visit the Fairelands Junction to see the rest and bid on your favourites!

Queen of the Delta

King of the Delta

ND Silent Auction

Roawenwood Silent Auction

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A set of 35 Dream Scenes by Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams.

The Treasures of Silent Auction

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The Silent Auction in Fairelands Junction, picture by Wildstar Beaumont.

Every year Fantasy Faire offers wonderful deals, generous fatpacks and shocking one of a kind items in the Silent Auction. The items are displayed in the Auction Area in Fairelands Junction and can be bid on the whole week. Whoever has the highest bid by the end of the Auction on Saturday, April 30th at 5 PM SLT, wins the item!

This year we have a catalogue of previews in Pinterest, but you can just as easily see the items by visiting the Auction in Fairelands Junction!

Some of the items that have already remarkably high bids on them are unique skins by Fallen Gods Inc., a fatpack of Dream Scenes from Garden of Dreams, a special Isis Goddess of Magic & Arts by meadowWorks and six months worth of new releases from Roawenwood!

Visit the Fairelands Junction to see the rest and bid on your favourites!

Queen of the Delta

King of the Delta

FF-meadowWorks - Isis Goddess - Silent Auction OOAK

A set of 35 Dream Scenes by Kayle Matzerath of Garden of Dreams.

Fantasy Cabaret at Sapphire Mirror Lake

LGC Fantasy Faire

There have been some amazing live performances at Fantasy Faire this year, and this weekend was no exception when the Lady Garden Cabaret took the stage on beautiful Sapphire Mirror Lake. The house was packed and the sim was quickly full ~ yes, these ladies are that good!  The incredible show was a mixture of fairy tale inspired ensembles with no imagination spared for the elaborately decorated sets.

If you missed the show, don’t fret. An encore presentation will begin promptly at 11am (SLT) on Sunday, May 1 on Sapphire Mirror Lake. If you didn’t catch the show, I can’t recommend it any higher. The ladies are also performing tomorrow, April 29th at 3pm (SLT) at the Lady Garden Cabaret on Pegasoi if you are unable to attend the Sunday show.

Arabesque

Head to Threads and Tuneage for the fashion scoop of the above image, Arabesque.