LitFest 2016 – Schedule of Events

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Words of power are coming to the Faire for our second Literary Festival!

LitFest events will be taking place in the Pavilion on Otherworld

Fantasy Faire LitFest 2016 Schedule

Thursday 21st April
17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: The Golden Delta
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

Friday 22nd April
10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: The Golden Delta
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  Caledonia Skytower
Reading stories

13:00 – 14:00  ‘The Tales of Ashenborne’ with Ketsui Naidoo
In the beginning of Ashenborne…
The Creator crafted the world and in this world He created immortals. These immortals did not agree with one another on how the world was to be maintained, and among them grew the Demons, Fae, and Celestials. The Creator then shaped mortal life forms, starting with dragons, though soon found He’d made them far too powerful, and from that he moved down the line until he made the human race, the most simplistic of all the races. But… through all the millennia,  the immortals desired more and more attention from the Creator as they watched Him enjoying His creations. The immortals pushed and pulled in all different directions until they themselves broke the Creator into pieces of Himself, nature, love, war, chaos, hope, sending them into the world to inhabit those that earn such a deity. The mortals now are able to tap into the powers of the deities through worship but together the deities could become again the Creator that could, ultimately, mold or destroy the entire world.
Ashenborne is a land in ruin, the characters who come to its shores will help shape it. Racial tensions high, while others find sympathizers. A world that is what you make of it and a place open to all.

15:00 – 16:00   ‘The Short Story Discussion Group’ with Destry Recreant
Destry chooses fantasy stories by well-known authors for us to discuss. Today’s story will be The Aleph by Borges.
This event has been going for years and there’s always a great discussion.

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Lucentia
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

 

Saturday 23rd April – Shakespeare Day!
On Saturday April 23rd, all the Fairelands will come together to celebrate the life – and commemorate the 400th anniversary of the passing  – of one of the greatest Fantasy writers of all time:  William Shakespeare.
Read more about our special Shakespeare Day here.

06:00 – 07:00  Poets’ Plunder Klannex Northmead

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Lucentia
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 13:00  Coldshot Players
Cold Shot Play Readers read, in OPEN MIC, Short Comedy Scenes, 10-minute One Act Plays, and play excerpts.They work with the Flash play format, also known as the 10-minute play.  Sometimes they read longer scenes and one act plays.
For Shakespeare Day at Fantasy Faire, as always, true to the spirit of Cold Shot, they are going to be reading modern versions of scenes from some of the Bard’s plays and a longer reading of a play about the brooding Hamlet.
If you are planning to read with here with the Players, please consider coming in costume. As always, they leave your choices for costuming up to you but suggest you try to work the theme of the Elizabethan period.
The Coldshot Players are a group of people in SL who get together to read-through plays IN VOICE. No acting expertise required. All abilities and types are welcome. They read Comedies, Dramedies, and some Drama, even some Fan fiction. They mostly focus on Flash plays, one act plays that run 10 minutes or less. Just listening fans are welcome too. Local Chat, Local Voice, and Group Chat are used. Free, no prerequisites or preregistration required.
No expertise required. No rehearsal, just cold reading for each other. Lots of fun.

13:30 – 15:30  Midsummer Night’s Dream
Join us at 1:30pm as Fantasy Faire Radio and the LitFest present the Fairelands Players production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
See more on our Shakespeare Day page.
Followed by a Faireland First!: The Fae Parade. A procession through the Fairelands celebrating the best of Fae Fashion.

17:30- 18:30  Region Tour:Twilight Illusion
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

18:30 – 20:00  Tall Tales with Ceejay Writer
The pirates of the Scoundrel Fleet come ashore at the literary festival to share stories round a campfire. If these magical realms don’t have kegs of rum, there might be a dear price to pay for the pleasure of their company.

Sunday 24th April
10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Twilight Illusion
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  Going Down The Tubes with Lori Alden Holuta (Ceejay Writer)
Ceejay will be sharing a chapter from “Down The Tubes”, the 2nd novel in The Brassbright Chronicles.
When Brassbright City’s pneumatic mail tubes malfunction, four misdelivered letters change the lives of their senders— and their unintended recipients.

Lori Alden Holuta lives between the cornfields of Mid-Michigan, where she grows vegetables and herbs, when she’s not playing games with a cat named Chives. She’s fond of activities from the past, including canning and preserving, crochet and cooking. She’s learning how to make her own wines and cheeses. Her lifelong fascination with the Victorian era dovetails nicely with articles she has written for The Primgraph, a magazine which focused on historical eras in virtual worlds, as well as movie and book reviews for Steampunk Magazine.

13:00 – 13:45  Boudicca reads . . . . . (Boudicca Amat)
Boudicca has been Voice reading for the past year or so at the Cat & Mouse pub in Hestium (her home and ‘visitor friendly’ location).
“I love books,” she says, “and I love reading aloud to anyone who cares to find a nice comfy place to sit and relax and be entertained for a short while.”
Being from the UK ,  she tends to choose books with a predominantly British flavour … as, she says, “I prefer to mangle my own accent rather than risk losing listeners by mimicking others – and failing miserably!”
Boudicca thoroughly enjoyed her reading session at the Fantasy Fair last year and she’s thrilled to have been asked this year. Hope to see you there!

14:00 – 15:00 Self-expression & Discovery through Poetry & Stories
This event will be led by RedGoddess. She will read and open the floor for others to share as well.
Red pursues writing poetry/stories, photography and community work in Second Life. She has been hosting open mic readings for over five years at SpeakEasy/Gallery Rouge. She also  produces Talk! with Marie, a live show about non-profits, books, music and social events.  At the core of her creative work is to connect people and build community.

16:00 – 17:00  Literature Alive with Desideria Stockton
Literature Alive! has been active in Second Life for 9 years.  The 82 literary builds have ranged from small builds (Puritanical Writings) to full sim spaces (Dante’s Inferno).
Raising High the Virtual Rooftops: Immersive Literature in SL (Lecture) – this interactive lecture will highlight the various builds created over the past nine years including the works of Gloria Naylor, Dante, and Chaucer.
Barbie with Brains: Gendered Language in Virtual Worlds (Discussion) ~ Literature Alive! started as a research project on gendered language in virtual spaces back when voice wasn’t an option.  What has changed in nine years?
The Lady of Shallot (Interactive Literature Event): To truly understand immersive literature, one needs to experience its impact.  This small immersive build will highlight the various features of a Literature Alive! build while inspiring residents to create their own virtual literary builds.  All participants receive a full-perm copy of the build.

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Echtra
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

 18.30 – 19:30 Self-expression & Discovery through Poetry & Stories
This event will be led by Michael Romani. He will read and open the floor for others to share as well.
Michael is a poet and photographer in Second Life. He hosts poetry readings and events at Aloha Promises Forever.

Monday 25th April
08:00 – 09:00  Past’s Prologue : Shadow Wars – an excerpt reading with Nova Mitchell (Ryanna Foxclaw)
A lover of fantasy since she was a little girl, Nova Mitchell has always wanted to create a world of her own. A couple years ago she wrote her first young adult fantasy novel, “Past’s Prologue”. Now she invites you to visit the world of the Four Kingdoms. War is a breath away and the outcome weighs on a girl with no faith, and a boy with a vengeful heart.

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Echtra
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  ‘Poetry Prompt’ with Leslye Writer
Poetry writing workshop. People are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written.

13:00 – 14:00 The Story of Sapphire Mirror Lake with Haveit Neox and Lilia Artis
Haveit and Lilia share the legends they have created for the beautiful region of Sapphire Mirror Lake – and hope to inspire you to write your own!

15:00 – 16:00  Sounds of Poems
A line-up of well-loved poetry performers will each read a few of their favourite fantasy poems.

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Serenity
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

19:00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library – A Selection from “The Orphan” by Charles Stallman, with Gyro Muggins
The werewolf is a creature of the night, a solitary, fur-covered thing. A wild-eyed, five clawed beast with a taste for blood and the soft crunch of bone between the teeth. But as little Robert, the werewolf has been adopted by a kindly farmer and his wife. Neither Robert nor the monster could control the shifting of its form, and always, the emerged beast lurked within, ready to spring for the throat.
Gyro Muggins presents a selection from Charles Stallman’s Fantasy Adventure, live in voice.

22:00 – 23:00 The Festival by HP Lovecraft read by by Virginia (understandingcomplexity)
“The Necronomicon” is a forbidden book of Magic, mentioned many times in Lovecraft’s stories. One paragraph is quoted in the “The Festival”.
‘“The nethermost caverns”… wrote the mad Arab…”are not for the fathoming of eyes that see; for their marvels are strange and terrific… Great holes secretly are digged where earth’s pores ought to suffice, and things have learnt to walk that ought to crawl.”’
Please join Virginia as she reads “The Festival” by HP Lovecraft .

 

Tuesday 26th April
10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Serenity
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  ‘Poetry Prompt’ with Leslye Writer
Poetry writing workshop. People are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written.

13:00 – 14:00  ‘Building Imaginary Worlds’ with Linda Antonsson( Freyja Nemeth)
Freyja is the co-author of The World of Ice and Fire, which explores the history and cultures of Westeros and Essos, and the co-owner of Westeros.org. She is also a student of literature with a particular focus on world-building in fantasy novels. Her lecture takes a look at some of the key elements involved in constructing a believable secondary world, with examples drawn primarily from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.

15:00 – 16:30 A Land of Stories with Elicio Ember
Elicio Ember leads an exploration of his beautiful region, OtherWorld, home to Fantasy Faire Radio, the production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and, of course, the LitFest itself. Elicio will show us some of the secrets of the island and invite us to take its mysteries into our own stories.
It’s an exploration not to be missed!

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Dangarnon
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

19:00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library – “The Witches Headstone” by Neil Gaiman is presented by Shandon Loring and Caledonia Skytower
Nobody Owens is growing up in the graveyard, but he’s never been to the unhallowed portion of the cemetery on the hill before. Exploring there, he meets an unlikely friend.  Meanwhile, forces outside the graveyard continue their ill-intended to search for a child who disappeared – a very important child.  Presented live in voice.

 

Wednesday 27th April

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Dangarnon
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  ‘Poetry Prompt’ with Leslye Writer
Poetry writing workshop. People are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written.

14:00 – 15:00  ‘The Writers’ Circle Open Mic’ with Jilly Kidd and Adele Ward
Writing in all forms including poetry, fiction, memoir etc. We will set a theme of fantasy writing.

16:00 – 17:00  ‘SL Flickr Photo Story Challenge for Beginners’ with Prettyflower Vale
Prettyflower writes:
Hi, I’m Prettyflower Vale. First, I became enamored with Second Life. Then I became addicted to SL photography, and the many amazing Flickr streams that feature it. Soon I began to write little back story captions under my photos on Flickr. This evolved into creating a wordpress blog which includes a “Stories” category that hosts short stories I’ve written, inspired by Second Life adventures and photography.
I would like to challenge SL residents who enjoy SL photography to go the next step and write stories to go along with their photos. It can be a short description in the caption of the photo that gives us a glimpse into their avvie’s thoughts and adventures, or it can be a short story created from multiple photos, continued in the captions under each photo or written in a blog post. It can be an answer to another photographer’s challenge to write a story for a pic they posted. Or it can be a story inspired by any photo on Flickr that brought the muse to them. You don’t have to be a ‘real writer’ or ‘real photographer’ to participate, this is just a fun way to exercise and build our creativity and imagination muscles 🙂
Please check out my Stories section at https://ohgoddess.wordpress.com/category/stories-2/

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Bright Haven
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

 

Thursday 28th April

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour Bright Haven
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  ‘Poetry Prompt’ with Leslye Writer
Poetry writing workshop. People are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written.

13:00 – 14:00  Wolfie’s Poetry Surf
This is a popular poetry open mic and he will ask people to read their own poems and favourite poems by others on a fantasy theme.

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Breeze
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

19:00 – 20:00 Seanchai Library – Shandon Loring presents “CONAN – Phoenix on the Sword”
This story contains the first appearance of Conan in print.Conan has recently seized the bloody crown of Aquilonia from King Numedides whom he strangled upon his throne; however, things have not gone well, as Conan is more suited to swinging a broadsword than to signing official documents with a stylus. The people of Aquilonia, who originally welcomed Conan as their liberator from Numedides’ tyranny, have gradually turned against him due to his foreign Cimmerian blood. They have built a statue to Numedides’ memory in the temple of Mitra, and people burn incense before it, hailing it as the holy effigy of a saintly monarch who was done to death by a red-handed barbarian.
This is a live presentation, in voice.

 

Friday 29th April

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Breeze
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

11:00 – 12:00  ‘Poetry Prompt’ with Leslye Writer
Poetry writing workshop. People are given a prompt word and write for 20 minutes then share what they’ve written.

13:00 – 13:45  Boudicca reads . . . . . (Boudicca Amat)
Boudicca has been Voice reading for the past year or so at the Cat & Mouse pub in Hestium (her home and ‘visitor friendly’ location).
“I love books,” she says, “and I love reading aloud to anyone who cares to find a nice comfy place to sit and relax and be entertained for a short while.”
Being from the UK ,  she tends to choose books with a predominantly British flavour … as, she says, “I prefer to mangle my own accent rather than risk losing listeners by mimicking others – and failing miserably!”
Boudicca thoroughly enjoyed her reading session at the Fantasy Fair last year and she’s thrilled to have been asked this year. Hope to see you there!

15:00 – 16:00  ‘The Short Story Discussion Group’ with Destry Recreant
Destry will choose fantasy stories by well-known authors for us to discuss. This event has been going for years and there’s always a great discussion.
Today’s story is:
The Adventure of the German Student by Washington Irving.
There’s an online version here:
http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0603731h.html

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Tinkers Hollow
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

19:00 – 20:00  ‘Fantasy Faire Presents the Lyrical Cafe Poetry Club’ with Kamille Kamala
I will read my own work and read short stories for one hour. I will invite other poets to read so it will be an Open Mic as well.

Saturday 30th April

06:00 – 07:00  Poets’ Plunder Klannex Northmead

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Tinkers Hollow
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

12:00 – 13:00  ‘For the Love (and Hate) of Lovecraft’ with Arik Metzger (Arik the Red)
Arik is the founder and coordinator of the annual HP Lovecraft Festival of Second Life, and overseer of the legendary Lovecraft-tribute village (sim) of Innsmouth.  He will be presenting a story reading, plus possible discussion as time permits.

14:00 – 15:00 Speculative Fiction Saturday – led by Simeon Beresford
Science  Fiction and Fantasy Discussion audience participation compulsory.

15:00 – 16:00   ‘Organic Literary Growth in New Babbage’ with Bookworm Hienrichs
This talk will cover some of the aspects that Bookworm sees as contributing to the literary success of New Babbage.  If that doesn’t go the full hour, she will read one of her stories from one of the ‘Tales of New Babbage’ books.

17:30 – 18:30  Region Tour: Blackmoor
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

 

Sunday 1st May

10:00 – 11:00  Region Tour: Blackmoor
See more about our special region tours and writing challenges here!

 

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