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Official announcements.

Designing Worlds’ first look at Fantasy Faire is available on the web!

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

We closed out the last season with a look back at Fantasy Faire 2011, and we are opening this season with the first of two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire!

DW417 – Fantasy Faire 2020 Part 1 from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

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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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Designing Worlds is back – with a first look at Fantasy Faire!

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

We closed out the last season with a look back at Fantasy Faire 2011, and we are opening this season with the first of two visits to this year’s Fantasy Faire! Join us at 2pm on Monday, 18th May when you can see the show on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel at: https://vimeo.com/channels/dworlds and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist at: https://www.slartist.com/browse-dw-videos-1-date.html.

And you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

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A SENSE OF WONDER

by Elizabeth Tinsley, Zander Greene and Da5id Abbot

Fantasy Faire 2020 - Drifts of Anamnesis - II
Drifts of Anamnesis, by Caitlin Tobias

Wow.

There’s no other word for this year’s Faire: it’s been astonishing. As we enter the Fairelands’ final few days, we wanted to thank each and every one of you for the remarkable things we’ve all accomplished together. It’s a dark time in the Outworld, but here in the Fairelands you’ve shown us that the light of hope is stronger, brighter and more powerful than ever.

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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Days of the Faire Banner Collection

Do you love the Fairelands? Do you wish you could simply buy Faire mementos of reasonable price without having to go into bidding wars or games of chance with gacha? We have a solution for you: The Days of the Faire Banners. Each banner was created by Alia Baroque to feature as the header of our website, and they showcase the splendor of the Fairelands of this year as captured by our talented photographers: Sunny Difference, Sachi (Vix Zhou), Caitlin Tobias, Adair (Nadjanator), Wildstar Beaumont, JustenTyme, Tamzin Xigalia and Sukubia Scarmon.

Since we have eighteen Fairelands this year and we are only on our twelfth day there will still be new banners to come. Check back daily all the way to May 10th.

The Days of the Faire Banner Collection is available at Ambigula

The Literary Festival Continues for a final week!

In this final week of the Faire – the Literary Festival is continuing – with poetry prompts, open mike sessions, discussions and short story readings … and, of course, the LitFest Tours.

You can check out or daily programme on the Lit Fest Calendar -and full details on the LitFest Schedule page.

Find out more details of this week’s events below the fold.

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