Memorial Gardens

Memorial Gardens

Today is officially the final day of Fantasy Faire however the Faire will be accessible until the sims fade away. This year’s Faire was an explosion of activity and with over 11 million linden donated to Relay For Life it was a huge success! If you have not had time to visit the event, or would like to visit the sim with a little less lag, now is the time! There are plenty of shops to visit for all your last minute shopping needs. The designers this year have pulled out all the stops to create magic in our divine world. I like to build little reflection areas on my sims that represent each Faire and these beautiful benches by Artisan Fantasy are the perfect sim decor for your Fantasy Fair 2018 memorabilia.

Each designer’s store has at least 2 official Fantasy Faire vendors with newly created items. The proceeds of these sales go directly to the total being raised for Relay for Life. So, hit these vendor boards hard. To make things easy for you, we have created a shopping catalog that showcases over 750 of these exclusive items on Pinterest!  And, if you’d like to shop by your favorite creator, here is a list of their locations on the various sims.

Items in the above image that can be found at Fantasy Faire:
Memorial Bench and Monument by Artisan Fantasy ~ Available at Fantasy Faire on the Aetherea Sim {Final Days, Sim still open until they are taken down}
Round Wildflower Garden – yellow and orange by Simply Shelby ~ Available at Fantasy Faire on the Willows of Nienna Sim {Final Days, Sim still open until they are taken down}
For credits not listed above please see the blog post on Threads & Tuneage 

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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The Journey


“Come on down to the Faire,” they said.
“There are wonderous things to be seen.”
They hadn’t lied, there was more in this Tiny Town than met the eye, particularly at your eye level. The creatures which tended to make this Town their home were diminutive in stature, but certainly not in personality. Around you they crowded, each chattering away merrily, all encouraging the same thing. Not to remain safe in the town, but to venture further afield, to take on an adventure. To take on a quest. Who could resist such a challenge?

You were never one to shy away from a challenge, and this? Moving against a force as despicable as the unweaver… With your friend ever close by, cheering you on, you would answer this call. “Head north!” The first clues told. Strange creatures left behind, cheering and dancing, toasting the escapade with something they called ‘Wootberry Juice’, you had to wonder who you would meet along the way, and how this adventure would change the way you see the world, and yourself. Continue reading The Journey

The Song of the Fairelands

Many of us have a second home. It appears before us for a few weeks every spring, and then fades, leaving behind just memories and a longing. In those few short weeks we rush home, we try to see everything, experience everything, we try to feel the connection to the lands.

The Fairelands welcome all, embrace all, provide shelter and care, inspiration and hope to all who enter. They whisper words, hum soft songs, and they differ for each listener. To some they sing courage, to some they offer comfort, to some there’s an aria of imagination, to some a source of joy.

As you first step into the Fairelands the enchantment falls on you like warm rays of sun in the spring. The defining, life-changing moment arrives when you volunteer to help the Fairelands. The first time you work to aid the dream, the first time you give of yourself to them: that is when everything changes. You feel that you are not a visitor anymore, you are a resident.

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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.

(Please note – these are the writings we have received to date. You can also read them on the Halls of Story page here – where any further works inspired by the Halls of Story will be published) Continue reading LitFest Tours Part 11: Tales from The Halls of Story

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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